Call for Artists y Mas- 2.26.06

Calls,Tune-Ups, Meetings y mas

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: February 26, 2006

Call for Artists y Mas- 2.26.06

Artists Directory from the National Arts & Disability Center: Arts & Disability Network for CA is seeking visual & performing artists to include in their artists directory: The CA Artists Directory at http://nadc.ucla.edu/artsdir.cfm currently features visual artists with disabilities throughout the state & the organization is in the process of updating & expanding this directory to include artists with disabilities in all disciplines--visual, literary, performing & media arts. For more information, go to http://www.nadc.ucla.edu/artsdir.cfm .

Call for Teaching Artists with Disabilities for Fellowship Program: VSA arts has launched a call for teaching artists with disabilities to select four to six Fellows who will commit to working with the organization from June 2006 through June 2007. The call is open to U.S. artists with disabilities with experience in a K-12 classroom in the past 3 years, familiarity of inclusive settings & educational standards, artistic progress & achievement in visual or theatre arts, & the ability to travel. Application receipt deadline: March 17, 2006. Go to http://www.vsarts.org/taf for more information.


How to Prepare, Publicize, & Make the Most of Your Gallery Show: Get answers to your questions about gallery shows: From 6 months prior to your opening reception & beyond, Gallery 825's artist panel will discuss what you need to know to successfully mount your next (or first!) exhibition.

Show Savvy: How to Prepare, Publicize & Make the Most of Your Gallery Show:
Saturdays, March 4/11, 10:30a - 1:30p
LA Art Association/Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd, LA, CA 90069
Cost: $60 general/$40 members & students with ID.
Spaces are limited & advance payment is required.
310.652.8272 gallery825laaa@yahoo.com gallery825@laaa.org www.laaa.org

How do I edit my body of work to create the best possible show? What's a realistic budget for marketing & advertising? Does the gallery share matting & framing costs? Who goes on the mailing list? How do I increase my chances of being reviewed? Whether you're a first-timer or have some experience, "Show Savvy" will provide a thorough overview of the gallery show process. A panel of artists with recent & relevant experience will talk about their own exhibitions & answer your questions on everything you need to know to maximize your next gallery show.

Coagula's Art World Boot Camp
Fridays, 7 - 9p; Sundays, 2 - 5p
Friday, March 10 thru Sunday, April 2, 2006
Sessions are held at our workspace in Downtown LA
Limited to 25 registered participants
E-mail for Registration: coagula@hotmail.com
Registration: February 17-28: $500

Move Beyond Slide Packets & Catalogue Essays Understand the Culture of the Art World Itself. You are ready for Art World Boot Camp because you are ready to:

* Immerse yourself in the art scene
* Focus your behavior
* Expand your knowledge
* Make great art

The Art World operates under specific rules that go untaught. Learn these rules early & you will develop simple methods to make the way the game is played work for you.

You can spend years learning these unspoken rules on your own, or you can attend Coagula's Art World Boot Camp & accelerate your comprehension of art, the art business & how the two will ultimately benefit you.

In Four Weekends you will receive dozens of Insights including:
* Ten Things Art Colleges Don't Want You to Know.
* The phrase that will get every art dealer to return your phone call.
* The four highest-impact career decisions every artist will make.
* Understanding how Anyone in the Art World will work for you!

Participants are entitled to two midweek art critiques with Boot Camp Instructor Mat Gleason

Free Arts Tune Up: for individual artists & small budget organizations
Saturday, March 11, 10a - 1p
Claremont Graduate University, East & Peggy Phelps Galleries, 251 E 10th St, Claremont, CA SNGarcia@lacountyarts.org

This free event is designed to put you in contact with arts consultants, working artists & administrators who can provide information & answer questions on a variety of topics, including fundraising, how to market & publicize your art, information on new loan fund programs for artists & organizations, benefit opportunities for artists, training programs for artists & organizations, board development for arts organizations, arts education resources & much more.

Here is how the Arts Tune-Up works:

There will be several tables set up with an arts expert/consultant located at each table.

Locate the table that has the topic you want to learn more about & join that table. Each table discussion will last for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes an announcement will be made, indicating that that session is over. Then rotate to another table with a topic you want to learn more about as the sessions repeat. There will be a series of 5 round-robin sessions of 25 minutes each.

You are welcome to come by for an hour or stay for the entire session.

Check-in: 10:00 to 10:15
Round 1: 10:15 to 10:40
Round 2: 10:45 to 11:10
Round 3: 11:15 to 11:40
Round 4: 11:45 to 12:10
Round 5: 12:15 to 12:40
Networking: 12:45 to 1:00 p.m.

Topics for Artists:
Artists Studios, Housing, & Residencies
Arts Loan Fund
Benefit Opportunities for Artists
Best Foot Forward
Business Training
Legal: Contracts, Copyright, Trademarks & Collections
Financing Your Project
Getting Your Music Recorded, Heard, & Sold!
How to Get Hung (for Visual Artists)
Intro to Public Art
Marketing & PR for Performing Artists
Marketing for Visual Arts
Promoting & Publicizing Your Performance
Tax Tips for Artists
Working in Arts Education (K-12)

Topics for Organizations:
Arts Education In-School Resources (K-12)
Arts Loan Fund
Board Development
Business Training
Contracts, Copyright, & Collections
Financing Your Project
PR & Marketing
& more . . .

There will be lots of basic information for individual artists & small arts organizations. While seasoned artists, arts administrators & board members are welcome to attend, the information is geared more toward those people who are earlier in their careers & are looking for some basic ideas to help them with the business side of their work.

The Arts Tune Up is free, but you do need to REGISTER through SurveyMonkey by clicking on this link:

The Arts Tune Up is sponsored by the LA County Arts Commission & Claremont Graduate University in collaboration with the Center for Cultural Innovation.

Andrew Campbell, Director of Organizational Development, LA County Arts Commission, 500 W Temple St Rm 374, LA, CA 90012; 213/974-1343 acampbell@lacountyarts.org www.lacountyarts.org

Side Street Projects is pleased to present...
Get Your Sh*t Together VI
10 consecutive Wednesdays, 7-9pm (March 15th - May 17th), plus...
1 Saturday, 10am-2pm (May 20th)
@ Armory Northwest, Pasadena, CA

Beginning March 15th, artist, curator, nonprofit veteran, & CalArts Professor Karen Atkinson will once again offer her famed (& often-imitated) career-survival workshop for emerging artists... & for artists who've been "emerging" longer than they expected.

Get Your Sh*t Together (GYST) will show you the stuff you should have learned in art school... but didn't. GYST gives you information & resources needed to make things happen for yourself without waiting around for some arbiter of culture to validate your work. GYST isn't concerned with producing slick, commercialized artists, nor is it some new age, touchy-feely "find your inner artist" crap. GYST is a program for artists, by artists that'll teach you bare-knuckled practical strategies for negotiating the baffling terrain of the contemporary art world.

Tuition is $125 & includes all this:

- The entire 10 week course including all guest speakers, that's 20 hours
worth of class-time.

- Access to the popular Curator Review Panel: a speed-dating styled event
where you can get honest feedback in a nice environment from some of the
areas best curators.

- The legendary 800+ page class reader, a veritable Boy Scout Handbook for
working artists (enormous 3-ring binder included).

- NEW: The brand new GYST CD-ROM, chock full of organizing tools every
artist needs! Made by artist, for artists (for Mac & Windows).

Also, NEW THIS YEAR: access to the Artist's Business Center @ Armory Northwest, featuring free wireless web, professional 35mm slide scanning, large-output color printing, CD burning, etc... TOOLS you can USE to implement the strategies learned in the class RIGHT AWAY!

Visit http://www.sidestreet.org/gyst for complete details.


I) To Register by FAX (Credit Card) or SNAIL MAIL (Check or MO): Visit http://www.sidestreet.org/gyst_signup.pdf to download the registration

II) To Register by PHONE (credit card only): Call Side Street Projects @ 626 798 7774 (M-F, 10am-6pm). DO NOT leave your card # on voicemail.


GYST is made possible by a grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. Special thanks to the Armory Center for the Arts for their continued partnership.

CALL for Envelope Art for Prison Library Project Fundraiser: CAll for artists & interested folks for our third International Envelope Art exhibition called "Postmarked 2006"!

ALL entries will be exhibited & for sale in silent auction at the Claremont Forum in Claremont CA, from April 1-9, 2006. Anyone, any age, any level of "talent" may participate with as many submissions as you wish: Decorate, draw, create, sew, ??? an envelope or box of any size that you will send through the mail to the address below.

?Postmarked 2006", 112 Harvard Ave #303, Claremont CA 91711

The exhibition will be on display concurrently with our huge collection of prisoner art envelopes which we receive daily from inmates requesting books from the Prison Library Project, a program sponsored by the Claremont Forum, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the arts, wellness, & literacy. The PLP mails thousands of books for free (thanks to our many volunteers!) to prisoners all over the country. For more info on the PLP, visit www.claremontforum,org.

Submissions accepted NOW through March 25
Exhibition: April 1-9
Opening reception: Fri April 7, 6-9PM (Opening reception is Friday, April 7, in conjunction with the Claremont monthly First Friday Art Walk).
Gallery Hours: 1-5 daily

For more info on "Postmarked 2006", please contact Anne Seltzer, Gallery Director for the Claremont Forum, 909.624.8424. anniearts2003@yahoo.com Thank you! Anne Seltzer


Reception, March 11, 2006 Upcoming Events
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Call for Art EntriesGaleria Tonanztin is the only gallery of women's contemporary art in the Central Coast of CA. This year our "Las Mujeres" exhibit is curated by Maria Sanchez. She is contacting your with this letter to participate in the exhibit. The reception is 5- 7pm on March 11, 2006 & features Yolanda Lopez (tbc) signing prints & a silent art auction/ wine tasting fundraiser, "Bread & Roses". We encourage you to stay & invite your friends for dinnner & a concert 7- 9:30pm, March 11 at Jardines featuring Alisa Fineman, we also welcome your effort to sell tickets $45 2/$85 Sincerely, Maria Sanchez
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Exhibition Guidelines Open to Chicana/Latina Women. All work in any media, 2D or 3D must be ready to be displayed, we hange by white string so wires required. (Please provide one or two large pieces or up to four small pieces for inclusion in this comprehensive exhibition). Cards, posters & prints are also welcome. Work must be available for sale. At sale, Gallery will withhold 50 percent commission from your retail price. We do encourage you to join our Gallery an an Affiliate or additional benefits, one of which would be that the Gallery would charge %40 percent commission. Work is insured by the gallery while work is on exhibit. Artists are responsible for insureance during shipping & must include return postage with entry fee if they wish their piece to be returned by mail. If an art piece is sold during the exhibition, they buyer will be charged for shipping costs. If the artists had sent return postage, this will be refunded with consignment check. Work sold will be given the the purchaser after the exhibition. A storage fee of $10 per day will be charged if any piece is held beyond the pick up date if not sold. Digital jpegs of the artwork for publicity can be sent to jant@mmpublishing.com. Bio & resumes are welcome. Your art pieces must be hand-delivered on Sunday, February 26, between 5-7pm (after Gallery hours) If you you are mailing the, make sure they arrive Tuesday, February 28. Please ship in returnable packing with return postage by U. S. mail to P.O. Box 606, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045 or via UPS, Federal Express or DHL to 115 3rd Street, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045. Pick up artwork on Sunday March 26, 2006 from 5-7 pm or by appointment by Wednesday, March 29. Questions, call 831-623-ARTE (2783) or 831-726- 3358 Janet Martinez. Or Maria Sanchez at 650-207- 3728, email janet@mmpublishing.com , Maria at sandiafria04@yahoo.com Click here for Prospectus

Maria Sanchez612 Crane AveFoster City, CA 94404sandiafria04@yahoo.comhttp://www.sandiafria.com Please forward to artists whom might be interested. con mucho carino, Maria Sanchez

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 Saturday, 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.


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.


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 CA 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 LA 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.


Slide/Fee/Entry Deadline: Saturday, 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: Sunday, 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: Monday, 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 Tuesday, 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 NoHo Theatre & Arts Festival is the largest & longest-running arts festival in Southern CA: The Festival has an eclectic mix of visitors with one thing in common, a desire to see art in many forms.

The Festival offers the all-new Fine Arts Colony: Located south of Magnolia on Lankershim in the heart of the District; Artists booths in one clearly noted area Artists work featured on NoHoArtsDistrict.Com in June; Special media relations campaign to promote the visual arts at the Festival; The Festival also offers visitors more than 50 theatre performances, three stages, dance & music, children?s visual & performing arts activities, arts & crafts & international food & drink.
Make the Festival a Success
Give everyone the gift of art. Artists should display a range of work, from smaller, less expensive pieces to larger, more expensive work. Many of our artists have created ?impulse buy? items, smaller examples of their talent. This encourages Festival goers to visit their booth & to purchase art. Create your personal storefront. We also encourage our artists to make their display as inviting & interactive as possible... it is your stage. Demonstrate your work in front of a live audience. ?Live Art? is an engaging & interactive way to entice the visitors & show the value of the visual arts.

The 14th Annual Festival:
Saturday & Sunday, May 20 & 21,11a - 8p
NoHo Arts District

Special Artist Booth Fee $150 until February 28
Starting March 1 the booth space is $300.

Bring your own 10X10 canopy & create your personal storefront. **Booth sharing permitted! Share the booth & cut your costs in half. A perfect opportunity for visual artists to promote their work. The Fine Arts Colony will highlight all visual artists, 2D & 3D, including painting, photography, sculpture, drawings, mixed media.

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: Wednesday, 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 CA 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
LA stories
Concepts of sustainability
Environmental & social justice, past/present local political movements
Zapatista/Indigenous movements: Global comparisons of land, space, housing, urban planning
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 Wednesday, March 1.

Southern CA 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 Wednesday, 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.?

LACAC seeks presenter applications for Free Concerts in Public Sites: Attention Arts & Community Organizations: The LA County Arts Commission seeks presenter applications for Free Concerts in Public Sites that take place from May 1, 2006 through October 31, 2006. Eligible organizations include LA County-based parks, libraries, hospitals, juvenile halls, probation camps, arts organizations, civic centers, senior citizen centers & other non-profit performance venues. Applicants must be willing to coordinate all logistics, production & marketing of their proposed concert to be

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 1.

Since 1968 the LA County Arts Commission has been sponsoringfree concerts at community venues throughout LA County to provide access to quality music programming representing the diversity of County residents. The Arts Commission & the Music Performance Fund
provide funds for the program. The Arts Commission contracts the musicians & along with the Professional Musicians Union, Local 47 administers musician payments a performance fee at rates established by the Musicians Union.

Performances must be free & open to the general public. For moreinformation about eligibility, the application process & selection criteria, please visit www.lacountyarts.org/free.html & read the

Patti McGuire, Managing Director of Productions, LA County Arts Commission, pmcguire@lacountyarts.org www.lacountyarts.org

Andy Warhol Funding for Arts: The Andy Warhol Foundation primarily supports work of a challenging & often experimental nature to originate innovative & scholarly presentations of contemporary visual arts. Projects may include exhibitions, catalogues & other organizational activities directly related to these areas. The foundation also supports the creation of new work through re-granting initiatives & artist-in-residence programs.

Funding ranges between $20,000 & $100,000.
The closing dates are Wednesday, March 1 & Friday, September 1.
See http://www.warholfoundation.org/guidelns.htm for additional information.

American Masterpieces: Dance Program Funding Opportunities: American Masterpieces' dance component of a major initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts is designed to acquaint Americans with the best of their cultural & artistic legacy. The AMD project celebrates the extraordinary & rich evolution of dance & choreography in the United States. With its partners, the New England Foundation for the Arts & Dance/USA, the NEA will sponsor select performances, tours, & educational programs that reach large & small communities throughout the United States. Support is available in the following categories:

AMD Reconstruction Grants: Funding for the reconstruction or restaging of American dance works that are artistically, historically, & culturally significant. AMD Reconstruction Grant projects must include educational & interpretive components such as study guides, student performances, lectures, & exhibitions. Projects must also have a substantial performance/touring aspect to ensure that the works reach the broadest possible audience. Because AMD views touring as essential to the success of a project, Reconstruction Grants will be awarded in conjunction with AMD Touring Grants. In selecting projects, AMD will consider scale, geographic reach, & the representation of diverse ethnicities & artistic forms, as well as the historic significance of the work(s).

Deadline: Wednesday, March 1.

AMD Touring Grants: Support for the presentation & distribution of the work created by Reconstruction Grant recipients & a limited number of other nominated tours each touring season. Dance companies may apply to receive Reconstruction &/or Touring Grants, with a limit of one proposed project in each category (although the project can consist of multiple works &/or choreographers.) AMD College Component: AMD funding will also be available to colleges & universities, through a program administered by Dance/USA, to support the restaging, performance, & documentation of significant dance choreography in order to provide dance students with access to the rich, but often inaccessible, legacy of American dance history. (Deadline: April 3, 2006.) Visit the NEFA Web site for access to program descriptions & application materials. Contact: Elissa Glickman, Director of Marketing & Resource Development, Alex Theatre, 216 North Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203. Phone: (818) 243-2611, ext. 14

Deadline: Wednesday, November 1.

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.


On-going 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.

Call to Artists: Last Saturday in East Village, March 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.


The Gallery at Barone Studio is now accepting submissions to be considered for their exhibition: "Pretty Pictures?" Two & three dimensional work; any medium; exploring the boundries of
beauty in art.

Submission deadline: Thursday, March 9
Accepted artists notified by March 15
Exhibition dates: April 14 - May 7
Artists reception: April 14, 6 - 9p

For more information & complete prospectus visit www.baronegallery.com

The Gallery at Barone Studio is located in Perkasie, PA

Graphic Designers: Request for Qualifications: City of Santa Monica Community & Cultural Services Department: The City of Santa Monica Community & Cultural Services Department
invites interested experienced graphic designers, web site designers, or graphic/web site design firms to submit qualifications for various graphic design projects promoting an assortment of City programs.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday March 15, 5p.

This is a request for qualifications for multiple projects & more than one design consultant will be selected. The Department seeks to establish a pre-qualified pool of design professionals for work on a
variety of projects.

1. Assume the overall responsibility for design & production ofprinted materials & internet sites* for such items as (but not limited to):
* promotional pieces for new & existing City programs, services, public facilities, public art projects
* community outreach materials for public workshops & hearings
* grant applications
* requests for qualifications or proposals
* promotional materials for festivals & other community events
* digital newsletter describing Santa Monica cultural activities
* planning documents
* websites* for various programs, services & facilities, for example a Community Cultural Plan, & an artist registry
* All web design must be delivered as Frontpage webs, use the city's dynamic FrontPage templates, & be consistent with the City Web Design Standards (attached).

2. Coordinate all logistics of printing materials & delivery of materials to specific division of the Santa Monica Community & Cultural Services Department &/or a designated mailing house.

All interested graphic designers or graphic design firms are invited to submit qualifications.

Your submission should demonstrate your capability to produce quality promotional materials in print & electronic formats. Responses to this RFP must be made in accordance with the format set forth below:
1. Cover letter: This letter should indicate your interest in & qualifications to
design promotional materials for the City's Community & Cultural Services Department.
2. Estimated hourly fee of key personnel
3. Work Samples: Up to five examples of relevant past work & design & production fees
for those projects
4. Production personnel: List the names of key personnel whom you employ. For each person
listed, please describe the work s/he will perform & their relevant work experience or training to demonstrate ability to perform their job assignment
5. References: Provide name, title, address & phone numbers of a contact for each
project example submitted

Consultant must maintain comprehensive, broad form, general public liability & automobile insurance against claims & liabilities for personal injury, bodily injury, death, or property damage providing
protection of at least $1,000,000 for bodily injury or death to any one person for any one accident or occurrence & at least $1,000,000 for property damage. Additionally all vendors must hold a City of Santa Monica Business License available through the City's Business License Division.

All proposals should be submitted to: Graphic Design Project, Cultural Affairs Division Rm 106, 1685 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday March 15th, 5p. This is not a postmark deadline. Submissions must arrive in the Cultural Affairs Division office prior to the deadline. No late or
incomplete submissions will be accepted. Failure to comply with therequirements described in this RFQ may result in disqualification of the submittal. For additional information please call (310) 458-8350.

Hamp Simmons, Cultural Affairs Supervisor, City of Santa Monica, 1685 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90401 310.458.8350 hamp.simmons@smgov.net

Call for Entries: The second annual Bench Jewelers Passion Award Design Competition will be held in conjunction with the Bench Jewelers Conference & Expo April 28 ? 30, 2006 in Denver CO.

For details, contest rules, & to enter the competition log onto:

For information on the Bench Jewelers Conference & Expo log onto:

The competition is open to all professional Bench Jewelry Artist & Designers actively involved in the design & production of jewelry. The Passion Award Jewelry Design Contest consists of two divisions, one for finished jewelry & one for CAD renderings.

All jewelry submitted for the Finished Jewelry Division must be original & designed & made by the jeweler entering the contest. No trade shops or other jewelers can work on the piece of jewelry. The Finished Jewelry Division categories are: Mens Jewelry, Ladies Rings, Ladies Jewelry other than rings, & Jewelry Suite (3 or more pieces of jewelry with the same design theme).

All renderings in the CAD Rendering Division must be original & created by the jeweler entering the contest using 3D computer software. The jewelry rendered must be able to be made by a jeweler using reasonable skills. The CAD Renderings Division categories are: Men?s Jewelry, Ladies Rings, Ladies Jewelry other than rings, & Jewelry Suite (3 or more pieces of jewelry with the same
design theme).

Jewelers may enter both divisions & may enter one piece per category in up to three categories in each Division. Photographs of the finished jewelry or CAD renderings must be submitted over the Internet with a completed entry form. Entry fees must be paid with a credit card at time of entry. To submit entries
log onto: www.BWSimon.com/DesignContest

1st & 2nd place will be awarded in each category. All Passion Award winners
will receive a Trophy, Cash Award, & Publicized in trade publications. Winners will be announced at the dinner on Friday evening April 28, 2006 during the Bench Jewelers Conference & Expo. Jewelers entering the contest are encouraged to attend; however, attendance at the Bench Jewelers Conference &
Expo is not necessary to enter the contest or to win an award. In addition, a Jewelers Choice Award will be presented during the Reception on Saturday night April 29, 2006. Jewelers attending the Bench Jewelers Conference & Expo will select the Jewelers Choice recipient from among the Passion Award winners.

Last year?s contest was an enormous success & featured 69 entries from 5 different countries. The quality of pieces submitted was fantastic, said contest chairman Mark Grosser, it was a difficult challenge selecting the winners.

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 15.
Contest Chairman: Mark Grosser

Youth Poetry Slam--A Six-Week Event: The 10TH annual "Youth Speaks" Teen Poetry Slam begins this month in Northern CA, with preliminaries & semifinals in Berkeley, Oakland & San Francisco. This incredible six-week slam culminates in the Youth Speaks Grand Slam Finals at the San Francisco Opera House on Saturday, March 18. Young poets must be age 13 to 19 by March 18 to participate. To register for the Slam, go to http://www.youthspeaks.org , send an email to slam@youthspeaks.org, or call 415 255 9035 ext. 22.

XII ECO Maya Festival: 4/22/06, 10a-10p: The XII Annual ECO Maya Festival in celebration of Mother Earth Day. Contact Kat Roman for sponsors, vendors & exhibitor opportunities at 323 662 3750 Roman@afrocuba.org www.stageofthearts.info/ecomaya.htm

After 11 years celebrating the Mother Earth Day at District 13th we are now relocating the Annual ECO Maya Festival to the Cornfields. Our community has been inspired by the Not A Cornfield earthwork of Lauren Bon & the LA River Revitalization plans focusing on ecosystem restoration.

APRIL 22 & 23, 2006
THE CORNFIELDS, LA STATE HISTORIC PARK, 1201 North Spring Street & College & Spring, Downtown LA

Please, review www.stageofthearts.info & check http://www.stageofthearts.info/ecomaya.html for more information. Contact Carmelo Alvarez Carmelo@stageofthearts.info or Kathleen S. Roman Roman@afrocuba.org for sponsorship opportunities & to engage in food, vendors & exhibitors agreements to hold a booth at the annual Mother Eart Day Celebration. Call to schedule a presentation of lectures, speakers, art displays or to volunteer for operations on site. ECO Maya Festivals
4423 ? Santa Monica Blvd, LA, CA 90029 323.662.3750
www.stageofthearts.com/ecomaya.html ecomaya@stageofthearts.info

The Dance: Creation to Performance Grants: The Dance: Creation to Performance program provides grant funds to individual dancemakers on a competitive basis to foster artistic excellence among a diverse group of artists in CA & to support innovative ways for them to share new dance works with communities throughout the state. The program will award up to 13 grants per year from $5,000 - $20,000 each for the creation & public sharing of new or traditional dance work. Applicants must be able to demonstrate experience in concert choreography, dance/theater, or traditional dance through video samples. Applicants must have presented at least one new or traditional work to the public in each of the last three years. For further information, please call Program Director Julie Carson at 310.641.8090 or send e-mail to jcarson@danceusa.org. 2006 program guidelines are available on the Dance/USA website at http://www.danceusa.org/programs_publications/regrant.htm .

Deadline: Tuesday, April 4.

Call for Entries: Sacramento, CA

Deadline: Friday, May 26.

Exhibit Dates: August 11 - September 4, 2006
Title: CA Fine Art
Venue: CA State Fair
Awards: over $14,500 in cash awards
Juror: tba
Eligibility: CA artists aged 18 & over. Divisions for all media plus special theme divisions.
Fees: $15.00 per artwork
Commissions: 35% commission on art sales
Carol Buchanan cbuchanan@calexpo.com
Prospectus: Prospectus, competition handbook, & entry forms available on web site March 1st. On-line entry available April 1st.

NEA Learning in the Arts Grant Program: The Learning in the Arts for Children & Youth program offers funding for projects that help children & youth acquire appreciation, knowledge, & understanding of & skills in the arts. Projects must provide participatory learning & engagement of students with skilled artists, teachers, & excellent art.

The NEA also requires that funded projects ensure the application of national, state, or local arts education standards. Learning in the Arts projects may take place in school-based or community-based settings & focus on children & youth in the general age range of 5 through 18 years. Children & youth will demonstrate increased levels of appreciation, knowledge, & understanding of & skills in the arts based on the application of national, state, or local arts education standards.

The deadline to apply is Monday, June 12.

See http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/GAP07/LearningintheArts.html for additional information.

Events & Conferences on the Arts

CA Assembly of Local Arts Agencies Statewide Conference: The CA Assembly of Local Arts Agencies (CALAA) will have its annual conference in Sacramento on April 20-22 this year in an event for arts, heritage & cultural tourism leaders from throughout the state. The CALAA Statewide Conference will take place on Friday, April 21, to coincide with the Conference of the CA Preservation Foundation & the CA Cultural Heritage Tourism Council Symposium. A Joint Reception hosted by the CA Cultural Heritage Tourism Council, the CA Preservation Foundation, the CA Assembly of Local Arts Agencies, & the Sierra Business Council is planned for Thursday, April 20, from 6:00 to 7:30pm. Invitees include all Conference & Symposium attendees, State Legislators & staff, & key Administration officials. For more information, contact CALAA at http://www.calaa.net .

Arts Education Conference in Sacramento May 7-8 Featuring Sandra Tsing Loh: CALAA won't be the only arts-related organization in Sacramento this spring. The CA Alliance for Arts Education (CAAE) will hold its annual conference in the state's capital on May 7-8. Entitled CAAE Arts Education Leadership Conference 2006: Advocacy in Action, the keynote speaker will be noted writer/performer/musician Sandra Tsing Loh. Early-bird registration discounts for the conference end on April 1. CAAE will have registration information on http://www.artsed411.org in the coming weeks.

Arts Marketing Conference in LA - April 29-May 2: The Arts & Business Council of Americans for the Arts will present the annual conference on arts marketing in LA from April 29 to May 2, 2006. This year's National Arts Marketing Project Conference, entitled Blockbuster Results on an Indie Budget: Arts Marketing & Earned Income Strategies that Work! will focus on strategies for earned income & audience development that have gotten big bang for the buck. Sessions will highlight strategies & tactics in branding, high-tech e-marketing, guerilla tactics on a budget, researching diverse audiences, & collaborations. For more information, go to http://ww3.artsusa.org/events/2006/abc/namc/003.asp .

About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is a Chicana artist/jeweler who believes in helping other artists, especially in providing information about what's happening in the art world.

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