About the Rayko Gallery
RayKo’s galleries are dedicated to advancing the appreciation of photography and creating opportunities for artists to display and sell their work.
The main gallery presents 8-10 exhibitions each year, from solo shows to thematic group exhibits, from local to international artists. In addition to hosting exhibits created by other venues, RayKo’s gallery director curates exhibitions from artists’ proposals and calls for entry. The side gallery showcases work that is available for purchase in our Photographer’s Marketplace or images that have been crafted at RayKo by our customers and Artists-in-Residence. The main gallery alone offers over 1600 square feet of exhibition space.
Artists can apply to exhibit their work in RayKo’s galleries through the following opportunities:
Calls for Entries: We invite submissions for our annual juried plastic camera show as well as a variety of other exhibitions. Please check here for current calls for entry & details.
Exhibition Proposals: If you wish for your work to be considered for the main gallery, please download our detailed submission guidelines here. The gallery director will then contact potential artists or groups. Please, no phone calls or walk-ins.
Artist-in-Residence Program: Our annual residency program extends RayKo’s support and education of fine art photographers by offering artists unlimited access to our facilities for a six month period. Residents are given six months to shoot, print, and prepare a body of work for exhibition in our side gallery. Up to three final prints from each artist will be selected for donation to RayKo’s print collection. Artists will have regular reviews with the gallery director as their projects progress. Mentoring from other staff members is also available. Please check here for submission deadlines and guidelines.
Photographer’s Marketplace: The Marketplace gives Bay Area photographers the opportunity to sell their images directly to the public. Prints of all formats, styles, subjects, and techniques are organized by photographer in bins and flat files for visitors to leaf through. If accepted, artists are given space in the Marketplace for at least three months. Artists establish their own prices as long as individual pieces do not exceed $450; our goal is to make collecting photography affordable and accessible. Please download the submission guidelines here.
RayKo Photo Center charges a commission of 40% for all Gallery sales and 30% for Marketplace sales.