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Oakland Art Gallery and Pro Arts Present

Bay Area Currents 2012

What we canít see but want to see is art

Selections by Renny Pritikin, Director, Richard L. Nelson Gallery and Fine Arts Collection, University of California, Davis

July 3 - August 24, 2012

Entry Deadline: May 26, 2012

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Bay Area Currents is a juried exhibition based on studio visits by a regional curator. The exhibition offers a snapshot of the energetic and risk-taking work made in the Bay Area today, selected by a curator who has a clear knowledge of the region, and illustrated by a small number of key artists. The program provides a springboard for emerging artists to establish their work in a critical contemporary art context, and presents new works of high artistic merit.

Juror: Renny Pritikin is the Director of the Richard Nelson Gallery at UC Davis and Senior Adjunct Professor in the curatorial practices graduate program at CCA. Previously, he was the founding Chief Curator at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts from 1992 to 2004, and served as Executive Director of New Langton Arts in San Francisco.


Must reside/work within 9 County Greater Bay Area. Final selections will be made in June. Artists or representatives must be available during this scheduled time.

How do I apply?

Standard entries must be submitted online. Works in all media are accepted.

Image files should be jpgs. For best results images should be sized to approximately 800 x 800 pixels per inch and at a resolution of 72 dpi.

Please note: The resume field is text only. Plain text is text without formatting. Sometimes programs like Word, Open Office or some emails add invisible marks and characters (pay special attention to quotation marks, apostrophes, ellipses or accented characters). Try cutting and pasting your text in the online application - if needed try a plain text editor like notepad or

Submission & Fees: $25 basic entry fee + any additional submission fees + applicable membership. Basic entry fee includes up to 3 submissions, additional submissions are $5 each. Five (5) submission max per artist. No refunds. Online Registration: Participating artists must have current Pro Arts membership through August 24, 2012. Visual Aid vouchers accepted. Contact gallery for fee waivers for volunteer service.

Completed Entries Include:

1. Completed Entry Form

2. Up to 5 images

3. Artist Statement: The statement must be no longer than one page. Include your name and contact information on the top.

4. Entry Fees

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Bay Area Currents 2012 will be held at Pro Arts at Oakland Art Gallery, 150 Frank H. Ogawa, Oakland, CA

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