Thank you for coming together as a community in the midst of a challenging time to make Art Kala 2020 a successful fundraiser.

This turned into an epic 4-month auction. We realize it was difficult to get to the gallery to see the work during shelter in place, yet each month you found a way to support this endeavor. We feel your generosity, love, and support! Deep appreciation goes out to donating artists, businesses, framers, sponsors, collectors, buyers and friends for believing in Kala’s mission to serve as a resource for artists and the community. Thanks for supporting the cause.

For those of you who need to pick up your winnings, please contact ellen@kala.org or mayumi@kala.org to make an appointment to come by the gallery for pick up.

Much love from all of us at Kala!


Registration for our virtual 2020 Camp Kala Online summer program is open!

Please note, all of Kala’s in-person youth arts programs will resume as virtual studio art experiences and classes. Please check-in for class updates.  Contact Gisela, gisela@kala.org if you have any questions.


For information about artist-in-residencies and adult classes, contact Meg at meghan@kala.org.


Coronavirus: Update at Kala & Resources for Bay Area artists, educators, freelancers, cultural workers, and parents.


Kala Art Institute’s mission is to help artists sustain their creative work over time through its Artist-in-Residence and Fellowship Programs, and to engage the community through exhibitions, public programs, and education.

The heart of Kala’s mission as a vital, California art-making hub is supporting artists and engaging the community. Kala offers professional facilities to those working in and across printmaking and digital media, installation, sound, and performance.

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Camp Kala -> Camp Kala Online

Registration for our virtual 2020 Camp Kala Online summer program is open!

Our weekly virtual art camps are led  by Kala Art Institute’s fabulous teaching artists, who help students create a home studio environment to explore and develop new art projects and artistic skills. Class sizes are small so everyone receives individual attention and the opportunity to learn, share,  and celebrate their work. Discover new creativity this summer at Camp Kala Online! Kala provides tuition assistance for Camp Kala students in financial need. To request an aid application, please contact youtharts@kala.org.

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Fellowship Program

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2020-2021 KALA FELLOWSHIP AWARD

For over 30 years, Kala Art Institute has annual awarded artists time, space, and financial support for their work through the Kala Fellowship award. The Kala Fellowship award is an international competition open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. Artists producing innovative work in all mediums including printmaking, digital media, installation art, social practice, photography, and book arts are encouraged to apply. Fellowship Awards are given based on conceptual creativity, originality, and artistic excellence as well as technical knowledge.

2020 Competition
The 2020 Fellowship competition will be juried by Kala’s Artistic Director and a panel that includes one Fellowship alumni artist and one invited arts professional. Deadline: May 29, 2020

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