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The Kala Gallery is a light filled 2,200 square foot exhibition space. The gallery presents approximately eight exhibitions each year in a wide range of media by both emerging and recognized artists. Three of the exhibitions feature new works by Kala Fellowship artists and Artist-in-Residence members of the Institute working in print, digital media, video, installation, photography and book arts.

The annual Kala Board Prize Exhibition competition is open to artists currently living in California. Individual and group exhibition proposals for new and experimental works are selected through this call for entries competition juried by Kala’s Artistic Director. Every other year, the Kala Gallery hosts the James D. Phelan Art Awards in Printmaking exhibition juried by a prominent Bay Area museum curator and sponsored by the San Francisco Foundation. The remainder of Kala’s annual programming focuses on group exhibitions assembled around a unifying theme, process or media and includes artists not necessarily affiliated with the organization. Applications are accepted for both individual and group exhibition proposals and should be directed to Lauren Davies, Program Manager for Exhibitions and Public Programs.


Tuesday-Friday, noon-5:30p.m.
Saturday, noon-4:30 p.m.
Other times by appointment



Kala Art Institute is able to develop small, in-house curated exhibitions for businesses, public facilities, and special interest groups on a case-by-case basis, taking into account available staff resources and the timing of each request. Recent projects have included Kala’s ongoing Barra window display in downtown Berkeley, small exhibitions in city government offices, and a large group exhibition of prints and paintings presented at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, an academic think tank on the UC Berkeley campus.

If you have an interest in these services, please contact Lauren Davies, Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs, at (510) 841-7000 ext. 202.