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The 2nd Annual Juried exhibition of artworks featuring text as part of the artist’s palette


Dates: August 4th thru August 28th, 2022

Live Worms Gallery, North Beach, SF


Do you find words inspiring? Do you see letters as shapes as well as the building blocks of language? Do you use words to add power and message to your work? Do you see swaths of text as texture, pattern, color?

Art and text have been interwoven for centuries – from ancient illustrated manuscripts to the ad copy/headline inspired works of Barbara Kruger – in every medium – the only limits are your imagination. For this exhibition, we are seeking artworks that incorporate letters, words, text - or any parts thereof - as a part of the creative process.


As a lover of words, I found ‘textural’ captured the essence of this process:

Textural: Having a structure of interwoven elements; having a distinctive physical composition of something, especially with respect to the size, shape, and arrangement of its parts; the quality given to a piece of art, literature, or music by the interrelationship of its elements



Artist Call Posted: Monday, June 13, 2022

Submission Deadline: Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Notification of Acceptance on or before: Monday, July 25th, 2022


Art Drop off #1: Sunday, July 31st, Noon – 3pm

Art Drop off #2: Monday, August 1st, 11-1 pm

(contact Elizabeth if alternate arrangements are necessary)


Opening Reception: Thursday, August 4th, 6-9pm

North Beach First Friday: Friday, August 5th, 5-9pm

Additional Events: under development


Art Pick Up #1: Sunday, August 28th, 5-6pm

Art Pick Up #2: Monday, August 29th, 11-1pm

(contact Elizabeth if alternate arrangements are necessary)


Artists receive 60% of sales

Gallery receives 40% of sales



We accept all art forms, including, but not limited to: printmaking, drawing, painting, collage, photography, mixed media, sculpture & book arts - Maximum size of wall art is: 36” in any direction – maximum price: $900 - art must be ready to hang/display

Submissions are open to all artists over the age of 18 residing in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

All artwork must be dropped off/picked up at the gallery.


This is a juried exhibition – Not all applicants will have a piece exhibited in the gallery – if your work is not chosen for the gallery show, a piece will be featured in an online exhibition.


All work submitted must be your original work and not infringe on the work of others (i.e., copywrite, attribution, etc.) You must own the rights to your work. Gallery proprietor Elizabeth Ashcroft will be the primary jurist. Elizabeth is an altered book artist with work in several national collections, including the Smithsonian American Art and Portrait Gallery Library. She became the proprietor of Live Worms Gallery in August 2020 and previously exhibited artists in her former studio, as Grey City Gallery, from 2016-2019.



Artists may submit up to two (2) images – JPEGs, 2MB or less, ‘artist name1_title’ / ‘artist name2_title’

Please modify name of JPEG to acronym of your name and title of art


$25 (USD) non-refundable/non-transferrable fee payable Paypal or credit card

Payment is due at time of submission


Feel free to email us with any questions –


You will be asked for the following information:

Legal name & Pseudonym (if creating under one)

Address, phone, email

List of works submitted

For each work submitted:

Title, Medium, Year (optional), Size, Retail price (All work must be for sale)

Maximum size of wall art is: 36” in any direction – maximum price: $900


Artists retain copyright of all submitted work but submission to exhibit constitutes permission for the gallery to publish selected works through various channels for the purpose of promoting both artists and the gallery.

Gallery (non-event) Hours: Thursday 3-6, Friday & Saturday 3-7, Sunday 2-5


And a reminder: Presently we have the required injury liability insurance on the gallery but

Artwork Is Not Insured. Those wishing to insure their work while it is on display, may want to visit:!/step-1 - or a similar insurance site


Start application process for TEXTural Show by clicking here:

Thank you for submitting. We look forward to reviewing your work!



Elizabeth Ashcroft, Proprietor

Live Worms Gallery

1345 Grant Avenue, SF, CA, 94133

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