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Call 4 Artists - 2.20.06

Here's your chance to make a permanent mark

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: February 20, 2006


Call 4 Artists - 2.20.06


CALL FOR ARTISTS:

Go to www.LatinoLA.com for previous listings not included in this newsletter or contact me directly: sarte1mex@aol.com

ON-GOING:

Ongoing Open Call to Artists Proposals for Art in Windows Installations in Greater LA: We are a new arts organization called Phantom Galleries LA www.PhantomGalleriesLA.com that places art installations temporarily in vacant storefront windows throughout LA County. We're putting out an open-ended call for proposals. There is no entry fee. To allow for various types of work, we have engaged various curators, both independent ones & those from established galleries, arts organizations, & educational institutions. Dangerous Curve is currently the main curator. You can submit whatever you can think up that would be appropriate for public windows: installation art, sculpture, video or new media, 2D visual art, & even live art.

The temporary locations range from indoor malls to locations viewable 24/7. Some get lots of foot traffic while others are more remotely located. Some are in developed areas while others are in developing ones. Some are under construction, some are not. New properties are being added (& subtracted, when they rent) all the time. Currently, we are working primarily in Downtown LA & Pasadena, but will soon be announcing additional cities.

Here's how it works: If your proposal is selected by a curator, we place it on a waiting list for a space compatible with your requirements (determined via questionnaire).

Here are some considerations: You supply all the materials. We can supply some tools, such as hammers & some consumables, such as nails, wire, tape, etc. You will want to be prepared to remove your piece within a reasonable amount of time should your space rent. You must leave each location in the same or in better condition than you found it.

Application procedures:

For all artists: please include contact information, a resume/bio & a one-paragraph description of your proposed work, including whether or not it will be site-specific.

For installations: please include diagrams & sufficient additional description.

For video work: please include the title, credits, length, date & format. For curatorial previewing, we want QuickTime data files on either CD or DVD (nonencoded).

For 2D visual work: please include printed pictures or URLs where they can be found.

For live art: please include the same as 2D visual work & video work (documentation of previous, not necessarily proposed, work) & a description, indicating length.

Send your applications to: Phantom Galleries LA, 900 E First St #105, LA, CA 90012

For questions & entries, contact Liza Simone at LizaSimone@aol.com

Seeks New Instructors: Pico Rivera Centre for the Arts seeks new instructors for summer session 2006: The Pico Rivera Centre for the Arts is currently seeking Instructors for the upcoming Winter Season of classes. They are looking for instructors to teach children's classes in painting, drawing, ceramics, etc. Interested individuals, please contact the Centre for the Arts at 562.801.4300. The Pico Rivera Centre for the Arts is located at 9200 Mines Ave, Pico Rivera.

SOON TO EXPIRE:

Call for submissions: Mujeres de Maiz Zine is back! We will be publishing a yearly Mujeres de Maiz Maga-ZINE in honor of Women's International Month of March, 2006. Let us publish your expressions in the form of art & poetry once again...

Deadline for submissions: February 20
Zine will go to final print March.

General Guidelines for submissions: Each artist may submit one poem & a visual art piece to complement.

In your email? Please include:
1.Your name
2.Title of submission, (visual art: year, media, dimensions)
3. Two sentence autobiography- (no-run on sentences!?haha!)

Guidelines for poetry & visual art submissions (attachments):

A. Poetry (500 words max) Please save as a Microsoft word document: Save as Type: Rich Text Format

B. Original artwork, photos, drawings, etc (color or black & white)must be scanned/ digitized: For best quality, files must be saved as: EPS or jpeg File format: RGB, 8 bit, 300dpi, resolution:1688 x 2588

The Zine will be sold through http://www.tolteca4love.com/mujeresdemaiz.htm
or you can pick up a copy at Antigua Cultural Coffee House in El Sereno in March 2006. All profits will go toward publishing. questions & submissions: Margaret Alarcon quica@prodigy.net 323.221.5394

San Francisco Arts Commission announces the Hayes Green/Octavia Boulevard Temporary Public Art Installations Program: San Francisco Bay Area artists are invited to develop proposals to place artwork in the Hayes Green or in a 4, 579 sq. ft. vacant lot located on the east side of Octavia Boulevard across from the Hayes Green. A total of two projects will be commissioned for an approximate duration of six months each. The budget for each project shall not exceed $20,000.

Deadline: February 21

Information: http://www.sfartscommission.org/pubart/opportunities/rfqs/index.htm

The Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture Public Art Program is currently recruiting for two fulltime public art management positions: Public Art Project Manager: Salary Range: $44,408 - $66,290. Manages public art projects through the City of Phoenix Percent for Art Program; requires three years experience in public art, education or design & a bachelor's degree in studio or visual art, architecture, arts administration, planning or a related field. Senior Public Art Project Manager: Salary Range: $48,963 - $73,112. Manages complex, multi-year public art projects through the City of Phoenix Percent for Art Program. Supervises interns & trains Public Art Project Managers as needed. Requires three years experience in public art, education, or design & a bachelor's degree in studio or visual art, architecture, arts administration, planning or a related field. Other combinations of experience & education that meet the minimum qualifications may be substituted.

Deadline: February 21

Information: www.phoenix.gov/arts/calltoa.html

Seeking an artist/artist team: The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission, in partnership with the City of Santa Fe Engineering Division, is seeking an artist/artist team to work as a member of the design team for the Acequia Trail Pedestrian Overpass. The selected artist/artist team will work with the engineering consultant to develop integral art for the overpass & related structures. Total compensation will be up to $50,000 inclusive for design services.

Deadline: February 22

Information or to request the RFP: 505.955.6707 degarcia@santafenm.gov

RFQ R-006026: LA Unified School District announces an RFQ for artists for the Central LA Area New Learning Center at the Ambassador Hotel site: The LAUSD invites professional artists or artist teams from So Cal (LA, Orange, Ventura, Imperial County, SB, SD, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo or Kern Counties) to submit their qualifications for several art opportunities at the Central LA Area New Learning Center #1 being constructed at the site of the historic Ambassador Hotel. This innovative project will create a K-12 learning center on the 24-acre property currently occupied by the Ambassador Hotel, providing continuous educational experience for students from kindergarten through elementary, middle & high school.

LAUSD is looking for artists who have had experience working in the public sector to create site-specific artworks that commemorate the social, political & general history of the Ambassador hotel within the broader context of LA from 1921 to 1968.

The deadline for submission is February 22, 3p

VIP: View & download RFQ. Registration to LAUSD?s Facility Contracts Services website (http://laschools.org/employee/fcs/rfqs-rfps ) is required. Further it insures that you receive all postings & any update materials related to this request. Please direct questions about accessing this RFQ to Corinne Weitzman corinneweitzman@aol.com or 310.788.3884.

Call for Entries for its Confessions exhibition at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA). The exhibition is open to all artists in all media. The OCCCA is located in the heart of the Artists Village, 117 N. Sycamore (at Second Street), Santa Ana, CA 92701, 714.667.1517 occca@sbcglobal.net www.occca.org

Jurors' Statement: Confession is often a reference to wrongdoing or the concept of "sin," but in the broader context, confessions can be any revelation. We are looking for work that discloses or reveals something about the creator, or perhaps about the process of confessing. The "act" of confession allows one to examine something that has been hidden. We hide things because we feel ashamed or inadequate & this causes psychic blockage. By re-introducing them later in our lives we can re-examine experiences with maturity - hopefully to release them & the stress they cause.

Jurors Nancy Harlan & Pamela Grau Twena invite artists to submit work that might not be able to be shown anywhere else. The jurors are hoping to see work that speaks to the personal, to the artist & the act of creating & revealing. OCCCA is devoted to the development & exploration of ideas in contemporary art in an atmosphere that promotes experimentation & risk-taking, without censorship.

Download prospectus at http://www.occca.org or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to OCCCA.

TIMELINE
Slide/Fee/Entry Deadline: February 22
Artwork Delivery: Shipped work must arrive by March 24
Hand Delivered: March 24 to 26 12 - 3p
Exhibition: April 1 through 30
Reception: April 1, 7 - 10p

Call to Artists: Last Saturday in East Village, February 25, 4 - 10p: Join them for Last Saturday, an exciting monthly, open-air artist expo in the East Village Arts District, Downtown Long Beach. The event transforms Linden Ave, between 1st & Broadway, into a walking promenade featuring open-air galleries & a main stage for music & performance art. Last Saturday engages visitors with a wide range of artistic styles, disciplines & media, including: painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, literature, music, dance, activism, clothing manufactured from recycled material & workshops. All art will be original & screened to be of a standard of quality that is both unique & creative? an exceptional experience for both artist & visitor. This month the 10' x 10' booth space will be $25! If you are interested in participating in Last Saturday, please visit our website to review our policies, guidelines & registration methods: www.eastvillageartsdistrict.com lastsat@eastvillageartsdistrict.com Artist "Approval to Show" is determined each month. Sincerely, Kristen Autry, Last Saturday, Co-chair LastSaturday.com You can contact me at sarte1mex@aol.com for a copy of the pdf.

Call for Female Artists: Reflection of Women: A Celebration of Women?s History Month 2006: will be held at LaFia House located in the Downtown Brewery. Sponsored by Ire-Metta Foundation brig@iremetta.org www.iremetta.org Ire-Metta Foundation is sponsoring an exhibition of art composed by female artist focused on the 2006 Women?s History Month Theme: Women: Builders of Communities & Dreams www.iremetta.org/Binder3.pdf Ir? - Metta Foundation Inc. a tax exempt 501C (3) organization establish to educate & promote awareness of indigenous cultures, values, principles & philosophy through written & oral literature, theater, music, visual art & a wide range of educational & social programs for children & adults. If interested, please contact Oshayi @ LaFia House 323.343.8724

Call for Entries: Long Beach Arts, in its 82nd year, announces a Call for Entries for its CHAOS exhibition, April 8 - May 12: The exhibition is open to artists 18 & older working in most media, except film & video, performance, audio, crafts & jewelry. Long Beach Arts (LBA) is a non-profit, all-volunteer art organization, established in 1924 as an ongoing collaborative venture to encourage & promote both the emerging & professional artist.

Slide Entries must be received by February 25.

Entry Procedure

To maintain a consistent jurying process, all judging will be by 35mm 2" x 2" slides. Slides of accepted artwork will be held during the exhibition as documentation & for publicity & may not be returned. Other slides will be returned only if a SASE is provided. Unfortunately we are not set up to accept images on CDs or through email.

Fees

Entry fees are $15 per entry. No limit to the number of entries. Please make checks or money orders out to Long Beach Arts. Entry fees are nonrefundable.

Accepted Entries

All work accepted into the exhibition must be ready for display. Pieces to be hung must have proper wire support corresponding to the weight of the piece. Work must be dry & in stable condition. All art must be in good exhibition condition & contain no damage. Artwork cannot be removed until the end of the exhibition, including pieces that are sold during the course of the exhibition. Work will be considered for sale at the price listed on your entry form. (Art that is Not For Sale should be listed as NFS.) Long Beach Arts will retain 30% of the listed price of sold art.

See the Web Site http://www.long-beach-arts.org for more Entry Rules & the best techniques to participate.

ABOUT THE JUROR

Darlene D. DeAngelo originates from New York City, where she was the assistant director of the Mezzanine Gallery at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for nine years. Relocating to California in 1985, she was the co-owner of a private gallery before becoming the Executive Director of the DA Center of the Arts in Pomona, a multi-disciplinary arts center. During her ten years with DA she developed the following programs: Poetry Night, Gallery & Exhibition program, independent film festival (Smogdance, Artlink), an in-school after-school fine arts program benefiting 525 youth annually & the Fringe of the Fringe Arts Festival, a month long biennial festival celebrating all of the arts simultaneously with over 150 events.

Presently the Curator of Exhibitions/Programs at the Huntington Beach Art Center she has developed a cutting edge contemporary exhibition schedule, artist?s lectures, art tours, numerous classes/workshops & site-specific temporary public art installations. Her exhibitions include a survey of works from Vietnam, a traveling exhibition featuring Los Angeles artist Roland Reiss, Orange county artist Paul Darrow & a recent exhibition featuring art collectives from the United States.

PROSPECTUSES are available via four methods:

1) Online at http://www.long-beach-arts.org
2) By sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Long Beach Arts, PO Box 948, Long Beach CA 90801
3) Stop by the gallery to pick up a prospectus during open hours (Noon to 4 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays). Physical address is 245 West Broadway (at Pacific Ave.), Suite 260, Long Beach (562) 435-5995
4) Email Larry Newton at sslarry@yahoo.com.

TIMELINE

Slide/Fee/Entry Deadline: February 25
Artwork Delivery: April 1 & 2, Noon - 4p
Exhibition Opens: April 8
Reception & Awards: April 16, 2 - 4p
Exhibition Closes: May 12
Artwork Pick-up: May 13 & 14, Noon ? 4p

Open Call for Digital Art & Photography: LA Center For Digital Art Top 40 Juried Show: Enter our Top 40 juried competition for digital art & photography.

Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of 2D artwork & photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Open to all geographical locations. Forty (!) selected winners receive one print up to 24x36 on museum quality paper to be shown in an international group exhibition in our gallery from March 9 - April 1. The show will be widely promoted & will include a reception for the artists.

Entry fee is $30.

Direct link for registration: http://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaid=103863

Complete information & prospectus: http://lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.html

LA Center For Digital Art, 107 W Fifth St, LA, CA 90013 http://www.lacda.com

Deadline for entries: February 26.

Winners: Winners will be announced February 28.
All entrants will be notified by email. No phone calls, please.
Show Dates for winners: March 9 ? April 1.

Winners will be asked to FTP, overnight or express post high resolution files to the gallery for printing.

Juror: Rex Bruce: Director & curator, LA Center For Digital Art.

Submission Rules:
Registration & submission are done through our web site only. File uploads are the only accepted submissions maximum of 2MB each. Please do not send materials to LACDA. All materials sent to LACDA will not be viewed & cannot be returned. Images must be under two megabites in size. Winners will be asked to provide high resolution images for final output. Entrants may be asked to provide more examples of their work & more detailed descriptions for consideration.

Sales of Artwork:
All artwork will be offered for sale. Gallery retains 50% of all sales. Winners retain ownership of all unsold works. All artwork remains the intellectual property of the winner. Winner agrees to allow use of their images for promotional purposes only.

Call for Artists-RFQ: The Town of Cary is issuing a Call for Artists-RFQ for the application of public art on a pedestrian greenway bridge which will span US 1/64, a major divided, limited access highway. The bridge will link with two parks & more importantly, will provide the only north-south connection with Cary?s proposed extensive greenway system. This Call is open to artists living in North American. Budget: Up to $165,000

Deadline: February 27

Information: www.townofcary.org/businessopp/overview.htm Denise Dickens 919.465.4791 denise.dickens@townofcary.org

Applications are now available for the Palos Verdes Art Center's 2006 Beverly G Alpay Memorial Awards in the Visual Arts: 5504 W Crestridge Rd, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-4998 Kathy Shinkle, Public Relations Director, 310.541.2479 FAX 310.54.9520 info@pvartcenter.org www.pvartcenter.org

Completed applications are due February 28.

For both visual arts students & professional visual artists, the grants reward artistic merit & excellence. Alpay Awards are made in five categories ranging from children through undergraduate & graduate visual arts students to professional artists. Maximum grants in the various categories range from $500 for youth to $3,000 for MFA candidates. The awards focus on traditional visual art media, such as painting, sculpture & printmaking. Not included are film, video or performance art, photography, art history or art education. Applicants must live, or have once lived, within 25 miles of the Palos Verdes Art Center.

The Arts in Downtown LA Grant Information & Application: Hollywood Media ONE & Downtown LA Life Magazine Grants: Please find the link to the Information & Application here: http://downtownlalife.com "$5,000 in Grants"

In support of the development of the Arts & Non-Profits in Downtown LA we are offering two grants as follows:

Grant 1. The Arts in Downtown LA. Grant amount: $2,500.00
Grant 2. Community Non-Profit in Downtown LA. Not arts related.
Grant amount: $2,500.00

Due by: March 1, Midnight.

Distribution Dates: Grant #1 April 2006; Grant #2 July 2006

The dates for the issuance of the grants are approximate & may be changed without any prior warning or notice. Grant designation will be based on the judgment of the selection panel & the panel's decisions will be final. If the panel is not able to select grant designates/winners a new notice & dates for the grants will be sent to interested parties & published at Downtown LA Life Magazine.

1. All application information must be sent electronically. No hard copy will be accepted.
2. We confirm applications by telephone only.
3. Applications must be completed in full & sent by due date for grant consideration.
4. Application responses must be in MSWord format only.
5. Those who do not have their main office in Downtown LA or do not serve the Downtown community directly will not be considered for grants.

Please send in MSWord format ONLY. Name (Business/organization) & number your pages, & send to: Grants@downtownlalife.com

Seeking Artists: Participate in a Traveling Exhibition on the Housing Crisis in L.A.! The Southern California Library (www.socallib.org) is seeking artists including: performers, musicians, spoken word & multimedia artists to participate in a traveling exhibition. If you have work or if you are interested in creating work related to the ?housing crisis? in LA, we are looking for you!

We are reviewing submissions with content related to these issues:

Housing: history, memory, oral history, mapping, activism
Land: space/public space, (re) development, urban planning
Homelessness
Gentrification/Relocation/Displacement
LA stories
Concepts of sustainability
Environmental & social justice, past/present local political movements
Zapatista/Indigenous movements: Global comparisons of land, space, housing, urban planning
Community/barrios
Work that will inspire dialogue & activism on the current housing crisis

We are currently accepting proposals for review. Artists who have an interest in creative political education, whose work deals with social/political issues of land/space & urban planning, graffiti & conceptual artists that will help tell the story of the ?housing crisis? in L.A. are encouraged to apply. For more info & application please contact:
Joy at (323) 687-6743 or lunakul@yahoo.com

Deadline for submissions is March 1.

Southern California Library Traveling Exhibit on Housing in LA

The housing crisis in LA has reached major proportions. The topic is high on the new mayor?s agenda & is emerging as part of public discussion. It is especially critical for poor & immigrant communities of color because they are the ones most affected.

The Library?s traveling housing exhibit will focus on the historical roots of this current crisis by examining the shifting racial, political & economic ideologies that brought about the housing & welfare policies which are largely responsible for today?s circumstances. The exhibit will focus specifically on the diminishing role of the federal government in the administration & provision of housing & social services.

The exhibit will also explore how important community organizing efforts have mitigated the harsh impacts of such government policies. The end to racially restrictive covenants, the Fair Housing Act, Community Reinvestment Act, Rent Stabilization Ordinance, the Living Wage, Housing Trust Fund, & Community Benefits Agreements are some of the major victories that have been won by the people of LA. This exhibit will not only convey the power of public policies in constructing the urban landscape, but it will also show that with effective organizing strategies communities have the capacity to shape an alternate reality.

The exhibit will explore history, policies & activism in each of five themed sections:

Early 1900s: Racially restrictive covenants
History of public housing/Chavez Ravine
Rise of homelessness
Snapshots of LA Neighborhoods
Activism/ Resistance: From Local to Global

Call for Artists: City of Beverly Hills Affaire In the Gardens Art Show: The City of Beverly Hills, 501 Doheny Road, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, 310.550.4796 kmclean@beverlyhills.org http://www.beverlyhills.org is seeking artists to exhibit & sell art. The show is more than 30 years old & expected to attract approximately 40,000 patrons.

The deadline to submit an application is March 1.
Affaire in the Gardens Art Show: Saturday, May 20 & Sunday, May 21, Beverly Gardens Park in Beverly Hills.

P.S. The ?breakdown policy? has been relaxed! Artists may now set up their art & their equipment on Friday & leave it up until Sunday evening.

Artists? work must be in one of the categories: Painting, Sculpture, Drawings &/or Traditional Printmaking, Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry, Mixed Media (hard & soft), New Media (digital or partly digital art), Photography

To receive an application, call us or log on to our website at http://www.beverlyhills.org. In the shortcuts box, click on ?Affaire In The Gardens Art Show.?

National Association of Latino Arts & Culture Announces Grants Opportunity: These grants, made possible with major support from the Ford Foundation, support Latino artists, ensembles & small & midsize Latino arts & cultural organizations in communities across the country. NALAC will make applications available for their next round of funding in March of 2006. Support from the NALAC Fund for the Arts will help build the capacity of Latino arts organizations, support the creation & presentation of works by Latino artists & ensembles & strengthen communities by investing in the creative &
cultural assets of Latinos in the United States.

Go to http://www.nalac.org/ & click on NALAC Fund for the Arts.

Applications for 2006 Cornerstone Institute: Artists! Activists! Educators! Grads! Undergrads! Professionals! Are you interested in the intersection of theater & community? Cornerstone Theater Company?s Institute Summer Residency is now accepting applications for 2006. For detailed info go to www.CornerstoneTheater.org/institute

It's a unique hands-on collaborative experience creating theater & exploring strategies for community engagement, while living, studying & working with Cornerstone artists & staff for four weeks. In a departure from the previous two rural Institute Summer Residencies, Cornerstone Institute will be an urban residency in 2006. In partnership with University of San Francisco's (USF) Performing Arts & Social Justice program, Cornerstone Institute is collaborating with Seniors & their Caregivers in San Francisco.

For four weeks: July 9 through August 6, Institute students, faculty & guest artists will live, work & study on the USF campus. The Institute offers hands-on participation, mentorship & classroom curriculum in Cornerstone Theater Company?s unique methodology working with experienced professionals to gain an understanding of the community collaboration process from beginning to end.

Institute students are individuals seeking to study & collaborate with professionals, well versed in ensemble, community-based theater. Theater experience is helpful but not required. Students must be 18 or older & can be at any stage of their education or career.

Applicants may include theater artists of any discipline (performers, writers, directors, designers, administrators, etc.) as well as educators, community organizers, activists, artists or anyone else interested in the intersection of theater & community.

Application deadline: March 15

Learn more about Cornerstone Institute & download an application at www.CornerstoneTheater.org/institute

Contact Paula Donnelly, Cornerstone Institute Director, with specific questions to learn if the Institute is right for you! pdonnelly@cornerstonetheater.org

Lee Lawlor, Communications Director, Cornerstone Theater Company, 20 years of telling our nation?s stories, 708 Traction Ave, LA, CA 90013, 213.613.1700 x15 llawlor@cornerstonetheater.org www.CornerstoneTheater.org

Accepting Submissions: Environmentally / Ecologically minded Artists who would love to exhibit their Recycled Material: Exterior Art pieces, Sculptures & performance artists & / or ecological solutions to alternative energy & innovative environmental demonstrations. The Topanga Earthday Organizing Committee is organizing its 7th annual Earthday Celebration April 23rd. www.topangaearthday.org Amazing Music, Food, Ecological Merchants, Ecological / Alternative demonstrations & information booths. For more details contact: topangaearthday06@earthlink.net

DejaDesign Gallery OFF THE WALL/2 show set: free canvasses & exposure: Dear Artists, some of you participated in, read about or came to the first billboard art show sponsored by DejaDesign last year entitled OFF THE WALL. The show got a large write-up in the weekend section of the LA Times (April 21, `05) over four hundred people attended & ultimately $8000.00 worth of recycled billboard art pieces were sold. I am now in the process of creating OFF THE WALL/2, opening on earth day (April 22nd). To go back a bit, I make functional art pieces from recovered elements & Dejadesign specializes in what I call "eco-logical" art. The visual element of this is recycled billboard vinyl. Typically billboards are thrown into landfills by the ton weekly. To combat this insanity I developed a stretcher system for the material. The panels are generally 4x4 feet &, in modules of 4x8' can become rather large murals. I offer the canvasses & exposure to artists for free (below is a picture of the gallery). Any work on the wall has a set purchase price, decided by artist & DD in advance (several have sold "off the wall".) Thanks success last year I'm now getting vinyl from the billboard companies directly. Beyond that my hope by show time is to have sponsorship for juried awards. While in the first show most artists painted on the blank back white side a major part of the focus of OTW/2 will be working with the vestige of the original billboard imagery?in a sense not accepting the art or commerce question but art from commerce answer. Though OTW/2 will have many interior pieces, the show also seeks to turn the billboard material & staid gallery world literally "inside out" so a high emphasis (& juried awards) will focus on the exterior element. If the above sounds interesting to you please send some jpegs or direct me to your web sites. Canvasses will begin to be available by next week & all works must be received back by April 1. Thanks, Peter Schulberg, DejaDesign Gallery dejadesign@sbcglobal.net

PS: for an overview of DD you can go to dejadesigngallery.com but please do not use that for email.

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Call for Entries for Death Penalty Art Show: Texas Moratorium Network announces a call to artists for an international, juried all-media art competition & exhibition on the death penalty entitled: "Justice for All?: Artists Reflect on the Death Penalty". Please forward this message to artists, arts groups, non-profit organizations, schools, art students & your friends. We are organizing this art show to foster the creation of new artwork on the death penalty, to celebrate artwork that may already have been created & to encourage & enhance civic engagement & dialogue about the death penalty.

Democracy is animated when an informed public is engaged in the issues of the day. We hope this art show will reach new & diverse participants & audiences & will stimulate public dialogue about this contemporary social issue & inspire action to make change. Art is a wonderful medium for the
transformation & awareness of the world. We welcome submissions from artists who engage the issue from all sides.

"Justice for All?: Artists Reflect on the Death Penalty" will be held May 6-22, 2006 in Austin, Texas at Gallery Lombardi.

Eligibility: All artists, living anywhere. Artwork must address issue of death penalty. Original work - all media.

Deadline for submissions: March 20
Opening Night Reception: May 6
To submit visit: http://www.deathpenaltyartshow.org

Jurors: We are very pleased to have Annette Carlozzi, Malaquias Montoya & Lora Reynolds as jurors.

Annette Carlozzi is Curator of American & Contemporary Art at the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin.

Lora Reynolds is owner of Lora Reynolds Gallery in Austin, Texas.

Malaquias Montoya is an artist & professor of art at the University of California, Davis. In January 2005, he brought his own works of art dealing with the death penalty to Austin?s Julia C. Butridge Gallery at the Dougherty Arts Center, in a show entitled " Premeditated: Meditations on Capital Punishment, Recent Works by Malaquias Montoya".

Entry fee: $15 for up to three images.

Prospectus available online at: www.deathpenaltyartshow.org/prospectus.html

Awards: The jury will select works for the following cash awards totaling $1,300: Best of Show - $500; Second Place - $250; Third Place - $175; Youth Award - $175; (2) Merit Awards - $50 each. Viewers' Choice Award - $100 (Viewers' Choice Award will be chosen by people who attend opening night of
the exhibition at Gallery Lombardi on May 6). To be eligible for the Youth Award, artists must be 19 or younger.

Gallery Talk: Conducted by Annette Carlozzi, May 11, 2006 at 7 PM in Gallery Lombardi.
Death Penalty Issues Discussion Forum in the Gallery: Date & Time to be announced.

Questions? 512.302.6715 info@deathpenaltyartshow.org

Sponsors: This project is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division & by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Other sponsoring organizations, businesses, & individual donors include: Texas Moratorium Network, Texas Death Penalty Education & Resource Center, Texas Students Against the Death Penalty, Alison Dieter, Delia Perez Meyer, Jeanette Popp, Marjorie Loehlin, Jeff Cockrell of Keith Warren Design, Paul
Whitener Jr. of Empowered Media LLC, Abe Bonowitz, Director of Citizens United for Alternatives to the Death Penalty & David Kaczynski, Executive Director of New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty.

Request for Qualifications: The City of Oakland, California, Cultural Arts & Marketing Division is proud to announce the release of the Request for Qualifications for the Measure DD Public Art: 66th Avenue Gateway Project: Artists nationwide are invited to submit their qualifications for the opportunity to create a major public art project for the 66th Avenue Gateway bay front observation platform on the Oakland California Estuary. The 66th Avenue project site is an important gateway to Oakland?s waterfront, making a key connection between nearby neighborhoods & waterfront marshlands. Public artwork will be integrated into the planned bayfront observation platform in collaboration with the project landscape architects. The budget is $210,000.

Applications must be received by March 29.

A full Request for Qualifications can be downloaded at: www.oaklandculturalarts.org/main/callforartists.htm

66th Avenue Gateway Project Overview: With funds authorized through the voter-approved Measure DD Oakland Trust for Clean Water & Safe Parks, the City of Oakland is constructing a Gateway Corridor from the 66th Avenue overpass to Oakport Street, located west of the Interstate 880 freeway, at the western terminus of Zhone Way, adjacent to Damon Slough in Oakland. It will terminate in a bayfront observation platform extending west of Oakport Street, beside an existing portion of the San Francisco Bay Trail. The Gateway Corridor is defined by the City as an Estuary Waterfront Access & Cleanup Project whose primary objectives are "to serve as a visible & convenient entrance from I-880 into the shoreline parks" & to allow users to interact with marshland edge conditions. General objectives for this category of project are the creation & enhancement of linear park & trails, surface waters, native plant restoration, shoreline access, waterfront park enhancement & public access. The bayfront observation platform will include a central space measuring approximately 100 by 60 feet, an ideal site for a public artwork that engages the waterfront, marsh & Bay Trail. The selected artist(s) will collaborate with the project landscape architect, The Planning Collaborative (Oakland, CA), in locating the artwork within the central platform.

For more information on the project, contact Christin Hablewitz, Measure DD Public Art Project Manager at chablewitz@oaklandnet.com or (510) 238-2105 fax 510238.6341.City of Oakland Cultural Arts Department
For more information about the Public Art Program, contact: Kristen Zaremba, Acting Assistant Public Art Coordinator Cultural Arts & Marketing Department, City of Oakland, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 9th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612 phone 510.238.2155 fax 510.238.6341kzaremba@oaklandnet.com.

Attention Southern California Art Quilters: The Folk Tree Collection, a retail gallery space in Pasadena, is accepting submissions for a quilt show. The focus of the show is contemporary art quilts. To be considered for inclusion, pieces must measure no more than 5 square feet total. Work can be any shape as long as it falls within this size parameter. The goal of the show is to present a varied selection of work reflecting current trends & highlighting unique styles & techniques. Thematic content is open.

In order to be considered for this show, submit images of up to 5 pieces indicating titles, materials & sizes, along with a bio/artist statement to The Folk Tree Collection, attention Gail Mishkin. Images can be e-mailed to: mishkinftc@aol.com or if you send regular photographs or slides, mail them to The Folk Tree Collection. Please make sure to include a SASE. Materials that are sent without a SASE cannot be returned.

Send by: Friday, April 14.
Quilts will be on view: Saturday, July 15 - Saturday, August 12, 2006
Opening Reception: July 15, 2 ? 6p

The Folk Tree Collection takes pieces on consignment (60% to the artist/40% to The Folk Tree Collection) for the duration of the exhibition. All work must be for sale. It is the responsibility of the artist to deliver or ship accepted work to The Folk Tree Collection.

Please direct your submissions & any inquiries to: Gail Mishkin, Gallery Coordinator, The Folk Tree Collection, 199 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105, 626.793.4828 FAX: 626.793.4841 mishkinftc@aol.com www.folktree.com

Artists & Vendors: 12th Annual De Colores Art Show & Festival! Santa Paula. The art show is scheduled to run at the California Oil Museum from April 2 through May 21. The festival is scheduled for Sunday, April 23. Xavier Montes & Carmen Guerrero, De Colores Arts Group, 590 West Main Street, #139, Santa Paula, CA 93060, 805.525.8961 Xavier, 805.890.0001 Carmen, cguerrero@DeColoresArtGroup.org www.DeColoresArtGroup.org www.XavierMontes.com

Deadline for inclusion in program: April 7.
Deadline for participation: April 14.

Sculpture Competition: The Fields Project & inBronze Foundry are sponsoring a sculpture competition open to all professional artists who participate in the one-day Fields Project Fine Arts Festival held on June 25 at Mix Park in Oregon, IL. Sculpture competition maquettes are due in September for jurying with a preference given to entry that best incorporates the theme of art & agriculture. Chosen artist will receive a $2,000 cash award & a free mould of the enlarged finished sculpture.

Deadline: April 30

Information: Jeff Adams at 815-734-7578 or www.ArtontheRock.com

Call to Artists: Hermosa Beach Art Walk: The Hermosa Beach Art Walk is now accepting applications for three dates this summer. The Third Annual Art Walk will be held on Thursdays, May 11, June 8 & July 13. The hours are 5 pm to 9 pm & the cost is only $50 per show plus a one-time $5 application fee. This is not a typical "street fair." It is a juried show & only fine art produced by the applicant artist will be considered. We're not necessarily looking for cutting edge art, but quality is a must. The spaces are on the sidewalk along about a three-block section of upper Pier Avenue, which is a "burgeoning" retail district. Ten feet wide by approximately two-&-a-half feet deep, each space has its own flavor as they are all nestled together in front of the existing store fronts. These establishments include a few art galleries & several restaurants that all participate by having wine receptions or "Art Walk Special" menu selections. Long known for encouraging intellectual & artistic expression (The Lighthouse, The Insomniac, Warren Miller Films) Hermosa Beach has already embraced this relatively new event as one of the city's cultural traditions.

For more information & a downloadable entry form, go to www.hbartwalk.com. For more detailed information, feel free to call me. Peace, Dave Buckland, Organizational Chair, Hermosa Beach Art Walk, 310.318.9008 dave@hbartwalk.com

Calling all Vendors: Reserve your space now. Calling all Native Musicians, Visual Artists & Filmmakers: Join Us at the NA AU Native Music, Arts & Film Festival on May 12-13 at the Lake Perris Regional Indian Museum & the Lake Perris State Recreation Area. Two days of art, music, film, food, bird singing & dancing & more! The main event will be held at along the shoreline of Lake Perris. On Friday - A Members Only Artists Reception for the featured artists. On Saturday - We're hosting a native flute circle Saturday morning. A Native Flute Concert-Under-The Stars at dusk. For more information: naaufestival@thelivingmuseum.org www.thelivingmuseum.org

2007 Project Grant Applications (Neighborhood Project & Community Project Grants): Arts Council for Long Beach: Eligible disciplines include: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Music, Literary Arts, Media Arts, Traditional or Folk Arts, Multi-Disciplinary or Interdisciplinary Arts.

Application Deadline: May 17, 4p.

Applications (pdf only) available on the Arts Council for Long Beach website, www.artslb.org.

To receive an application in Microsoft Word format, send an email request to ed@artslb.org.

Note: All new applicants are required to attend the free spring Grants Workshop or an individual consultation with the Arts Council of Long Beach's director of grants.

The spring workshop will take place on April 19, 10 ? 11a, location TBD. Reservations are required & space is limited so you must RSVP by April 14. To make a reservation for the workshop or to make an appointment for an individual consultation, call 562.432.5100 x237.

Note: There are changes since the 2006 application. Please read the guidelines & application forms carefully & contact the Arts Council if you have any questions.

Call for Latino artists from the Inland Empire: The Millard Sheets Gallery is collaborating with the Riverside Art Museum to produce a joint exhibit this fall that will focus on Latino artists from the Inland Empire, so I?m looking for artists, curators, writers, scholars, etc. who might be interested in working with us, either directly participating or as advisors. Daniel C Danzig, Executive Director, Millard Sheets Gallery, 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768; 909.865.4563 danzig@fairplex.com http://www.fairplex.org



About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is a Chicana artist/jeweler who believes in helping her fellow artists. I hope that this listing is helpful to somebody. Enjoy.




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