About the CRS Gallery
CRS exhibits visual art in its second floor lobby in order to spark thoughtful conversations, inspire our patrons, and provide emerging and established artists with opportunities to share their work. Since opening in 2004, CRS has exhibited paintings, photography, fiber arts, ceramics, and, on occasion, diminutive sculpture.
Most work we select for exhibition addresses themes of miracles & spirituality, nature, women’s/human rights, parenting, or the creative process. Occasionally, we exhibit work for purely aesthetic reasons.
Exhibited artists and our patrons seem to get the most out of shows here if the artists are in some way active members of our community, and for that reason we do select most of the artists we exhibit from within our community.
We have worked with artists who have never exhibited anywhere before as well as with artists who have gallery representation and have been collected by museums. Prominent exhibitions have included works from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and by painters Lex Braes (Felix Ringel Galerie, Düesseldorf, Germany) and Eric Holzman (NEA & Guggenheim grantee), photographers Satomi Shirai (Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography permanent collection) and Annie Ling (The National Museum of Iceland permanent collection), and mixed-media artists Chris de Boschnek (C24 Gallery, NYC) and Keiko Nelson (Epcot Center, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco), among many others.
How to Apply to Be Exhibited
If you are interested in having your work exhibited at CRS, please start by emailing us a link to your portfolio, or jpgs of several images, as well as your bio, resume, and artist statement. Please make sure to make clear what kind of work you want to show in this exhibition and why. If we are interested, we will get in touch to discuss the possible show in more detail.
Our lobby is small, wall space limited, and our ceiling height in the lobby is only 7’9″ so art work cannot be more than about 30 – 36 inches tall). Smaller art works are most practical.
CRS does not attempt to sell art work on exhibit; however, exhibited artists are free to sell directly to patrons. CRS does not normally ask for any portion of proceeds from sales; however, for some shows organized by curators, a sales commission may be arranged by the curator.
CRS offers participating artists the opportunity to rent the CRS 2nd FL to hold a two-hour opening reception, usually on a Saturday somewhere between 4 – 8 pm, depending on availability. The artist is responsible for providing any beverages or snacks he/she wishes to serve at the opening reception.
Artists are responsible for hanging their show by themselves and must provide before the opening a catalog/price list, bio, and artist statement for display during the exhibition.
CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) accepts no responsibility for any damages that may befall any art works on display and will not purchase or reimburse the artist for any damage. The artist is wholely responsible for installing the art works securetly and accepts all risk. It is important to understand that the CRS lobby is sometimes extremely full of people. They may be wearing coats and backpacks. They may brush up against a work on the wall. We do our best to watch out for the work but accidents can happen.
Most exhibitions at CRS last approximately one to two months. At the end of the exhibition, the artist is responsible for taking down and removing the art works. The artist is also required to spackle and paint any places on the walls that were discolored or damaged.
- February 4
- December 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017
- October 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
- August 4, 2016 - October 4, 2016
- June 5, 2016 - August 3, 2016
- February 23, 2016 - April 25, 2016
- December 23, 2015 - February 13, 2016
- November 30, 2015 - December 19, 2015
- October 19, 2015 - November 28, 2015
- August 20, 2015 - September 30, 2015
- July 11, 2015 - August 17, 2015
- June 6, 2015 - June 30, 2015
- April 25, 2015 - May 31, 2015
- April 17, 2015 - April 20, 2015
- January 10, 2015 - February 28, 2015
- September 13, 2014 - October 31, 2014
- August 22, 2014 - August 24, 2014
- May 9, 2014 - June 28, 2014
- February 8, 2014 - March 4, 2014
- January 11, 2014 - January 31, 2014
- December 8, 2013 - December 22, 2013
- November 10, 2013 @ 8:00 am - November 30, 2013 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
- September 16, 2013 - October 28, 2013
- August 3, 2013 - August 29, 2013
- May 18, 2013 - July 13, 2013
- March 2, 2013 - April 30, 2013
- January 22, 2013 - February 26, 2013
- December 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012
- January 27, 2012 - March 31, 2012
- January 7, 2012
- Annie Ling
- Ayane Kurai
- Chris de Boschnek
- Clouds AO
- Emi Koda
- Eric Holzman
- Erika Mizukami
- Fred Hatt
- Go Nakamura
- Gustavo Curi
- Hans Gullickson
- Hiromi Suzuki
- Hugh Burckhardt
- Junko Yamada
- Katherine Abegg
- Keiko Nelson
- Keiko Takeko
- Kotomi Hada
- Kyoko Takei
- Lex Braes
- Lilikette Eckenrode
- Marianne Gunther
- Marvin Rosenberg
- Meeke Mutter
- Miho Takai
- Miyu Asakawa
- Rie Nishimura
- Satomi Shirai
- Teo Yamamoto
- Tomoko Abe
- Wada Africa
- Yasuka Matsumoto
- Yoko Kiuchi
- Yuki Hoshi
- Yumiko Matsui