“Something Minimal” 2024 HAC Members Exhibition


This exhibition challenges artists to get out of their comfort zone and try a minimalist approach to any idea or image that interests them. Try to find the “essence” of your subject with simple lines, colors, shapes, or textures.

You must be a 2024 member to participate in this exhibition. Something Minimal Entry Form is available now (link to the right), and entries close on January 5, 2024, or when we reach a total of 60 artworks, whichever comes first. ONE ARTWORK PER ARTIST.


Venue Location: John O'Lague Galleria at Hayward City Hall, 777 B Street, Hayward

Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM—5:00 PM

Show Dates: Tuesday, January 16, 2024—Thursday, March 7, 2024

Reception: Friday, February 23, 2024, 5:30 PM—7:30 PM

Online Submission Dates: Friday, December 1, 2023—Friday, January 5, 2024

Drop off: Friday, January 12, 2024, 9:30 AM—11:00 AM  

Pick up: Friday, March 8, 2024, 9:30 AM—11:00 AM


Mediums: Drawings, paintings, small sculptures, digital art, collages, and illustrated written word. No installation of artwork.




A JPEG of your artwork must be uploaded with the entry form. For assistance uploading your jpeg online, please contact co-curator Glen Myers at


Entry Fee: The entry fee for Hayward Arts Council members is $15, for Join/Renew add the fee for your membership level. Students - $15, Individual - $30, Family - $45.


Payment Methods: To pay online, use links on upper right of this page, using Debit or Credit Card via PayPal. You need not have a PayPal account yourself. To pay by a check, payable to Hayward Arts Council, and mail to Hayward Arts Council, P.O. Box 126, Hayward, CA 94543. Checks must be received by Monday, January 8, 2024.


No insurance coverage for loss or damage applies. Every artist assumes the risk of exhibition. Artists are required to sign this contract by agreeing on this statement releasing and holding harmless the City of Hayward, Hayward Arts Council, its Board of Directors, employees, and volunteers from and against any and all liability for any and all damage to or loss of artwork on display, and for copyright infringement(s) in the distribution and publication of photographs of artwork for purposes of the "Something Minimal" 2024 HAC Members Exhibition.


Artwork can be sold but cannot be removed from the exhibition until the show closes on March 7, 2024. Art sales will be conducted by the Hayward Arts Council, which retains a 20% commission on all sales made during or because of the exhibition. HAC will collect and pay the appropriate sales tax to the state. Payment for sales will be mailed to the artist within 30 days of the March 7, 2024 close of the "Something Minimal" 2024 HAC Members' Exhibition. HAC will be responsible for exchanging artwork with the buyer.


Publicity will be provided by the Hayward Arts Council. Images of artwork may be used in social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. In addition, images will be used in the HAC monthly newsletter.


Members Enter and Pay for Show HERE

Join/Renew and Enter and Pay for Show HERE

Fill Out Entry Form HERE

Printable Receiving Slips HERE

P.O. Box 126, Hayward, CA 94543 - 510-538-2787 - -