Spring 2024 Martin Wong Gallery Application
The Martin Wong Gallery is here to promote student work and build our art community at San Francisco State University. We are serious about celebrating each other’s art! These are one-week exhibitions. You can propose a solo show or organize a group exhibition. It is possible that your solo show will share the gallery with other solo shows. Exhibitions are held in the Martin Wong Gallery, FA186. Photo documentation will be used to promote your show on Instagram @sfsumwg.
THERE WILL BE TWO ROUNDS OF APPLICATIONS:
ROUND ONE: Due by 11:59pm on December 15, 2023
This is for exhibitions the weeks of February 12, 19 and 26, 2024
ROUND TWO: Due by 11:59pm on February 9, 2024
This is for exhibitions from March through May, 2024
Send an email application with a PDF attachment that includes all of the following information:
- Artist Name (s)
- Exhibition Title
- Phone number
- Exhibition summary (200 words or less)
- Work Samples (5 images per artist) that include title, dimensions and media
**Include your name and MARTIN WONG GALLERY PROPOSAL Spring 2024 in your subject line for the email.
For group shows please only submit one application with everyone’s information included. Feel free to share any additional comments about why you’re interested in working with the Martin Wong Gallery.
If your proposal is accepted you will be assigned a week for your exhibition. Installations happen on Mondays and all work must be out by 10pm on Friday when the building closes. You are responsible for cleaning and prepping the gallery for the next artist. There will be a mandatory orientation session to introduce you to the rules of the space, date to be scheduled.
We are looking forward to seeing your proposals!
Sample Exhibition Summary
Title: Under Construction
Name of artist: Christian Balanzar
Exhibition Statement: Under construction is a series that explores the concept of change. By photographing houses under construction that are unique in architectural style and staples to the identity of San Francisco’s landscape, I wanted to address the current ongoing changes here in the city in order to document the constant and inevitable state of change. Change is an integral component of everyday life. It can be seen as a reflection of time, perspective, or new ideas which can foster growth and good outcomes. However, in order for change to happen what has once been or is current present must be considered and revisited, which can invariably come with difficulty or meet with resistance. Currently, San Francisco is experiencing a tech boom which has brought with it some challenges and difficulties. As high rises go up, so does the rent and the demand for affordable housing, subjecting neighborhoods to gentrification and pushing out long standing communities, resulting in a drastic change to San Francisco’s diverse landscape and identity. These photographs serve as a symbolic representation of that experience.