Sun Gallery
Hayward Area Forum of the Arts
Creating Community
Through Creativity



Hello Artists of the Greater Bay Area, 




Day of the Dead~Dia de los Muertos

"Remembering Life and Love"


The Sun Gallery invites submissions from emerging and prominent artists from our local area as well as the greater Bay Area.



Important Dates and Details for the 2018 Sun Gallery Day of the Dead Exhibit:


Exhibit Dates: 

Thursday Oct. 12 - Saturday  Nov. 3 


Last submittal date to be on the postcard: Monday Sept. 25 (by 9 am)


Last submittal date for show: Friday Oct. 6 (9 am) on a space available basis.


Drop off dates for art: Sat. Oct. 6 from 12-3


Celebration and Artists Reception: Saturday Oct. 13th from 2-6 (lunch/dinner fundraiser: $5 plate - authentic Mexican food)


Pick up of work: Sunday Nov. 4 from 12-3 (or by special arrangement)


Artwork can be any media including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, glass-work, ceramics, altars, drawing, photography and assemblage.


The gallery will be using an extensive mailing list for publicity. 


Group and/or student submissions


from High School art teachers are 


welcome and will be free.





The following are the guidelines and fees for the show:


1) Fee: Members: $25 for up to 3 pieces not to exceed 24 sq. feet in wall area, and $5 per additional piece.


Submission of Works:


2) You may email your contact information, including your E-Mail address and phone number, along with your jpeg images to with "2018 Day of the Dead" in the subject line or by regular mail to 1015 E St., Hayward CA 94541-5210. JPEGs should be no larger than 8” in height and 300 dpi maximum. Please name your files as follows: firstinitial.lastname.title.jpg. If you are submitting via CD, please use the same criteria. 


Artists will be notified on an ongoing basis if their art has been selected for this show. If your work is chosen to be part of the show you will be e-mailed a contract and an inventory list.


Group and/or student submissions from High School art teachers are welcome and will be free.


3) You can pick up postcard invitations at the gallery prior to the show, or if you want them mailed to you, add another $5.00. Please make your check payable to Sun Gallery. If you wish to pay by credit card you can come to the gallery or call during regular business hours.


4) Artists must identify their work with a label attached to the front of the artwork with: name, title of the art piece, medium, and price. All of this information must also be submitted on your inventory sheet. This info will be used for the wall labels. All wall mounted work must be wired and ready to hang, matted and framed or edges gallery wrapped and finished - no exceptions. No special installation requirements and no ceiling mounted works are eligible. We reserve the right to refuse accepted work that arrives damaged, is too fragile to be exhibited or was misrepresented in submission.


5) If you submit one, a one-page artist statement or bio will be displayed in a binder that accompanies the show.


6) Sun Gallery does not provide art insurance on your work. The Gallery will take every precaution to ensure the safety of your pieces, however, we cannot be held responsible for theft or damage to your work while on the gallery premises. Each artist, if they wish, may provide their own insurance.


7) Sun Gallery will keep a 30% commission on any sale of artwork.


8) No artwork will be removed from exhibition during the show.


10) If the above dates do not work for you, please contact Dorsi Diaz, the Artistic Director, at 510.581.4050 to make alternative arrangements.



 If you are interested in volunteering to help at this event, please contact Sun Gallery


The Sun Gallery

Building Community Through Creativity

1015 E St.

Hayward CA



Gallery Hours 11-5 pm, Friday - Sunday


The Sun Gallery is a 50lc3 non-profit organization supported in part by the City of Hayward, H.A.R.D., its membership, ACAC ARTSFUND Grant, El Taquito #2 Hayward, Dr. Marion Kramer, Nina Starr, Betty Isabel Ferguson and Carpenters Union Local 713.