How to Request an Exhibit at a Lamorinda Arts Council Gallery
Artwork Eligibility. The Art Galleries at the Orinda Library and Wilder Art & Garden Center are public spaces visited by patrons of all ages; the same is true of the virtual galleries for each location. Artwork displayed must be appropriate for children. No nudes are permitted. Artwork will be approved for display at the discretion of the Lamorinda Arts Council and the City of Orinda. If you have questions about the suitability of your content, contact the curator of the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library here, and/or the curator of the Art Gallery at Wilder here.
Information for Artist Exhibitors at Virtual Art Exhibits During COVID-19 Quarantine Restrictions:
Online Galleries and Video Previews
Starting in July 2020, we began offering exhibiting artists the option to submit a selection of their work to display and sell in our Online Galleries during the month of their scheduled in-person exhibit. Artists may also wish to submit a Video Preview of their work, which will be uploaded to our YouTube channel. For tips on preparing your Video Preview, click here to view a memorandum on How to Video Art, or click here to view the Video Tutorial.
Becoming An Arts Partner of the Lamorinda Arts Council
Artists who exhibit at our Virtual Galleries are asked to become Arts Partners of the Lamorinda Arts Council at reduced rates compared to our in-person galleries. To view more detailed information about exhibiting at the Galleries, visit the Instructions for Exhibitors here.
Information for Artist Exhibitors at In Person Art Exhibits Once COVID-19 Quarantine Restrictions are Lifted:
Artists interested in displaying their work should do the following:
- Visit the gallery in which you wish to exhibit. The Art Gallery at the Orinda Library is located at 26 Orinda Way. The Art Gallery at Wilder is located at the Wilder Art and Garden Center at 20 Orinda Fields Lane. Gallery dimensions and photos of each gallery can be found on the Gallery Dimensions page.
- Review the Exhibit Schedule for the gallery in which you wish to exhibit to select a suitable opening. Links to the exhibit schedules for both galleries can be found here. Please examine these schedules so that you can indicate your preference of available slots when you submit your request to exhibit. There may be as long as a three year wait in some cases, so explore the schedule carefully. When you submit your request to exhibit, the curator will let you know if your request is available.
- Review the terms and conditions of the liability waiver. Click here to download the Liability Release form. The artist must sign the release form and list your art on the back with the price of each piece. The release form and full list of art on display must be delivered with the art on the installation date and given to a representative of the Lamorinda Arts Council.
- Submit your request for an exhibit here.