Art Shop 2017

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Apply to be a part of Art Shop!

This creative project will transform the Adobe Books Backroom Gallery into an experiential exhibition and a temporary shop that will sell art and handmade goods. During the month of December the gallery will support local artists by providing space for them to showcase and sell their work in an exciting and collaborative event series.



Work to be hung in the gallery should be vibrant and playful, utilizing materials for their tactile qualities. All mediums are welcome, and strong use of color, texture, and pattern are encouraged. Work does not have to be abstract. (Think: Tactile, Fun, Vibrant, Anti-minimalism) Submissions do not have to be 2D, but they do need to be able to hang on a wall. All artwork will be up for sale.


In addition to work being hung on the wall, there will be a series of pop-up shops happening during the exhibition. They will be held on the first 2 Saturday’s of December (12/2, 12/9). What can be sold: prints, zines, publications, cards, stickers, patches, t-shirts, jewelry, (i.e. any goods made by you!). In addition to the scheduled pop-ups, artists are welcome to occupy the space on a different day in December to host their own sale. Please inquire for more details.


Please email a short artist statement (3-6 sentences) with a link to view your work online (website/flickr/tumblr/etsy/etc). Additionally, if you are submitting work to be hung in the gallery please attach images of the pieces (up to 4 total) and a short description of each (title/medium/dimensions). All emails should be labeled with the subject line “ADOBE ART SHOP” and sent to


Artists can apply to exhibit in the gallery or sell through the pop-up shop or do both.
The events will be happening symbiotically. Art Shop is a group exhibition.


  • Artist's of all skill levels who live and work in the Bay Area are welcome to apply.
  • Art Shop is about cultivating community. It is a moment to support artists by providing something that has become excessively unattainable in the Bay Area: space.
  • For every sale Adobe Books takes 40% and artists receive 60%. We do charge sales tax.
  • The gallery is not under surveillance, so high value items that are small or very fragile do best in a supervised short-term pop up, as opposed to being on display for the whole month.