MoAD Emerging Artists is an open call for Bay Area-based artists to submit proposals presenting a solo exhibition to be shown at MoAD. Via the Emerging Artists Program, MoAD aims to foster artists – both emerging and mid-career – with the intention of amplifying the professional and artistic development opportunities available to chosen participants.  

Each year, EAP receives dozens of proposals presenting innovative artworks to activate the Salon, a multipurpose space in the heart of the museum where we hold public programs, education workshops, and events.From these proposals, four final artists and/or collectives are chosen to exhibit. They are selected by a team of jurors that includes MoAD staff and arts professionals of varying backgrounds in the Bay Area. 

Since the initiation of the program three years ago, MoAD is proud to have provided 10 California artists the opportunities, with institutional support, to generate and exhibit works reflecting the cultural and artistic richness of the African Diaspora. 

This project was made possible in part by: 

The Institute of Museum and Library Services 


2017 Afropolitan Ball Emerging Artist Donors:

Karen Jenkins-Johnson & Kevin Johnson
Toni Rembe & Arthur Rock
Beryl & James Potter
Kent Caldwell-Meek
Wanda & Karl Cole-Frieman
Suzy Jones
David Packard