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Thank you for your interest in Colibri Gallery. We are a contemporary art gallery that exhibits artwork by emerging to mid-career artists from the Bay Area and beyond. We are primarily interested in artwork that demonstrates strong attention to materiality, and has a fresh, authentic perspective that is not derivative of another artist’s work. In addition, the artwork we exhibit oftentimes has a deep connection to process which can be seen in the finished work. 


Before submitting a portfolio proposal, we encourage artists to visit the gallery to experience the type of work we exhibit and/or explore our catalogue of represented artists online. To be considered for gallery representation, all artists must submit a complete application as outlined below. All submissions take place through email. We do not conduct in-person / walk-in portfolio submissions.  

Please review all details carefully before sending a submission.



  • Be at least 25 years old 

  • While not a requirement, the majority of the artists we represent have obtained a BFA or MFA in studio art

  • Must practice art professionally (vs. as a hobby)

  • Have exhibited artwork in at least 5 national juried exhibitions 

  • Have available work with a retail price under $5,000 


Portfolio Application Requirements  

Please include the following in your submission. 

  • Professional Headshot 

  • 4 images representing a cohesive body of work, created within the last 2 years, (2000 pixels on longest side) with artwork titles, medium, year, and retail price.

  • A written explanation as to why you feel your work would be a good fit for Colibri Gallery

  • Current art statement [300 - 500 words max] 

  • Current Curriculum Vitae  

  • Biography [150 - 300 words max] 

  • Website URL

  • Social Media profile handles 


Ready to Submit? 

Please submit your portfolio to We'll follow up with individuals on a case-by-case basis. If we're interested in moving forward we will get in touch with artists within 30 days after submission. 

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