Call for Entries – Voices Exhibition at Kala Gallery

Application Deadline: September 11, 2015

Kala Gallery announces Voices a call for entries exhibition open to artists working in all media. Voices seeks work by artists who explore the idea and action of making sounds from a wide range of perspectives.

The voice consists of sounds and non-sounds including talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, etc. It is an act of self-expression, communications and story telling, and a part of our cultural identity. The exhibition Voicesexamines the human body as a memory chamber and musical instrument; voice as expression of political conflicts and rhythm of nature; immersion in sonic landscape; and more. Work will be selected by Mayumi Hamanaka, Kala’s Gallery Manager.

Application Guidelines, eligibility requirements and other details

Gallery Location: Kala Gallery, 2990 San Pablo, Berkeley, CA 94702

Exhibition Dates: October 22 – December 5, 2015

Application Deadline: September 11, 2015

Eligibility: Open to artists working in all media.

Submissions: Artists may submit up to five images of work created in any media. Only submit images of work available for the exhibition. Work previously presented at Kala Gallery is not eligible.

Application fee: $35 or Join the Friends of Kala Membership Program and the fee is waived

Shipping and Delivery:
Artists are responsible for the delivery and pick-up of selected artwork. All accepted work must be received by Kala Gallery by October 10, 2015. Kala will accept artwork shipped by Fed-Ex, UPS, USPS, but cannot provide funds for the transportation of artwork. Please label all packing materials with your name. Shipped work should arrive in a reusable container with return postage or prepaid shipping documents and correct return labeling. Hand-delivered artwork may be dropped off October 7-9, 12:00-5:00 pm.

Insurance: Artwork is insured while on site at Kala.

Submit the following items to Kala Art Institute & Gallery through Slideroom:

Artist Statement (maximum 2000 characters – app. 400 words).

Artist CV

Installation Requirements

Work Samples
5 images and/or video samples
(see specifications on the online application for guidelines)

Application fee: $35 or join Friends of Kala Membership Program at the Artist/Student level ($45) and waive the application fee, along with receiving all other membership benefits, including 10% off of workshops, classes and art purchases. For more information and to apply for the call-for-entry while joining Friends of Kala, contact Ellen Lake in the Kala Development Department or 510-841-7000, ext. 204. Please do not use Slideroom for this process. You will receive information how to submit your application materials.

Online application form:

For questions about Voices and the online application guidelines, e-mail Mayumi Hamanaka at

Selected artists will be announced at WWW.KALA.ORG on September 25, 2015.