Elements of Nature Call for Artists

By putting the spotlight on artists who raise awareness of issues surrounding mental illness through their work, the "Elements of Nature" show will elevate the public’s awareness of this important cause. 

In nature there are different elements that make up all the ecosystems that we know. The 5 elements of nature The main ones are earth, wood, fire, water and metal. This classification has its origin in traditional Chinese philosophy. They are tangible elements that are found in nature in its purest form. Philosophy has established a symbol on the complementary changing character that is present in all living beings and the environment that surrounds them.

The “Elements of Nature” exhibition will begin in September for our internal artists in Burlingame at Coconut Bay Restaurant. We will be looking for 10 new artists to join this exhibition in November for a month at our SF Gallery through Cafe. This exhibition will focus on various types of artwork which could include sculpture, painting, printmaking and traditional photography that convey compelling visual narratives by artists.

Ten new artists will be selected to exhibit in the group "Elements of Nature" exhibition in November. Our jury will select one winner from the twenty to have a future solo exhibition for five pieces for our San Francisco gallery.

Submission Process:

Send the following to Cafe call by 10/25/2021:

  • A high-quality photo of your piece
  • Your name
  • The title of the artwork
  • A 100-word or less narrative about  your piece in relation to mental health

Artwork Restrictions:


• Open to all artists residing in the U.S.

* 2D and 3D 


SIZE:  2D work no larger than 40” x 40” and 3D work no taller than 7 ft.

• Original artwork produced in the last two years; subject matter must relate to the theme of the exhibition.

Selection Process & Notification:

All submitted works will be considered by a jury of committee members and evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Strength of public awareness and/or de-stigmatization narrative in art.
  • Artist's personal dedication to the cause of public awareness and/or de-stigmatization.


  • All decisions of the jurors are final.
  • If you are accepted, by submitting your entry you give Siy Gallery the right to publish your images for publicity purposes. Siy Gallery may ask selected artists to provide higher resolution JPEG files suitable for publishing.
  • If you are accepted, you must deliver your artwork to Siy Gallery before the show begins in SF (call 415-275-2066 to arrange). We will coordinate with you to arrange a time/method that works for everyone.
  • Top 10 will be eligible to have the options to have membership base on our service fees that they choose to help sell the artwork and future work

Artist Notification:  Oct 27, 2021

Art Delivery Date: Between Oct 27 and Oct 31 2021

SHOW RUNS: Nov 1 to Dec 1, 2021

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, Nov. 20 6pm-9pm


(Non-refundable Application Fees): $25 for 1 image.


Artwork to be uploaded soon.