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Call 4 Artists y Mas

Get in the Act Write Away Dancing to the End, 3.7.06

By RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina
Published on LatinoLA: March 7, 2006


Call 4 Artists y Mas


CALL FOR ARTISTS Y MAS:

This newsletter includes calls, etc with deadlines about to expire & new, never listed items. Go to www.LatinoLA.com (http://latinola.com/story.php?story=3224) for all current listings, including new listings & previous listings not included in this newsletter or contact me directly: sarte1mex@aol.com

NEW: AREA HEADINGS:

Due to the increased size of this newsletter, it is now divided into the following areas:

ARTISTS DIRECTORIES, ETC:
GRANTS/RFPS/RFQS:
COMPETITIONS:
GALLERY EXHIBITS:
FUNDRAISER:
TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES:
FESTIVALS:
PERFORMING ARTS OPPORTUNITIES:
MUSIC & DANCE:
EVENTS & CONFERENCES:
ARTISTS? TUNE-UPS Y MAS:

ARTISTS DIRECTORIES, ETC:

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.

Artist Resource Guide - Calling All Downtown Artists: The Downtown Artist Resource Guide wants you to be apart of the largest database of downtown artists. Sign up and we will link your website and/or email address to our site for free! If you don't have a website, we can connect you with one for free. The Resource Guide will be promoted to local businesses and residents who are looking for creative people. Artists are listed by categories of fine art, craft, design, photography, etc. It's quick and easy to sign up. www.downtownartistproject.org

GRANTS/RFPS/RFQS:

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.

SCOPE OF SERVICES
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.

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

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
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.

DEADLINE
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 15, 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 the requirements 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

Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, March 15, 5p.
Not a postmark deadline.

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 Wednesday, 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.

Applications must be received by: Wednesday, March 29.

Artist Opportunities for City of Los Angeles Public Libraries: The Department of Cultural Affairs, Public Art Division along with the Los Angeles Public Library is issuing a Request For Qualification (RFQ) to create a new pre-qualified Artist Pool. Please take a look at the PDF http://www.culturela.org/publicart/LibraryRFQr2.pdf for submission requirements, budget, & criteria.

The deadline for your application is Friday, March 31, 4p.

This is an exciting opportunity for studio artists considering venturing into public art. We look forward to receiving your submission & seeing your work. Please click on this link, http://culturela.org/publicart/publicpercent.html, and download the Library Pre-Qualified artist pool from our website. The Department of Cultural Affairs shares its mailing list - on a carefully selected basis - with other public art programs seeking to inform artists of upcoming artist opportunities. Nailah Crittendon, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Public Art Division www.culturela.org


Deadline for Application: Friday, March 31, 4p.
The Durfee Foundation, ARC: Artists' Resource for Completion Grant: Second Quarter Postmark Deadline is Tuesday, May 1: ARC grants provide rapid, short-term assistance of up to $3,500 to individual artists who live in LA County. Funds must be used to enhance work that is near completion & scheduled for presentation within six months of the grant application deadline. Artists in any discipline may apply. Applicants must have a secure invitation from an established organization to present their work. There are four grant cycles per year. Please note that the materials have been changed from previous cycles. The maximum grant award has increased to $3,500. There are also slight modifications to the guidelines. For more information, application, or guidelines visit www.durfee.org/programs/arc/overview.html

Postmark Deadline is Tuesday, May 1

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: Wednesday, 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.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 17, 4p.

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.

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

Deadline to apply: Monday, June 12.

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.
See http://www.warholfoundation.org/guidelns.htm for additional information.

The closing date is Friday, September 1.

COMPETITIONS:

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:
www.BWSimon.com/DesignContest

For information on the Bench Jewelers Conference & Expo log onto:
www.BWSimon.com/Conference

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:Wednesday, March 15.

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 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
http://www.bigfun.org
Prospectus: Prospectus, competition handbook, & entry forms available on web site March 1st. On-line entry available April 1st.

Deadline: Friday, May 26.

GALLERY EXHIBITS:

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 boundaries of beauty in art. The Gallery at Barone Studio is located in Perkasie, PA

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

Submission Deadline: Thursday, March 9

Call for Entries: Hip & Heen announces Element (5) An exhibition for one night only in conjunction with CD release party for Element the band.

Exhibition Date: Saturday, March 18
Eligibility: This exhibition is open to all artists 18 & older working in mediums other that film & video.

Exhibition Statement: All works must relate to one of the 5 basic elements,The show is based on the name of the band. They are harmonious & yet independent of each other, full of life: Wood, Fire, Air, Water, Earth.

Submission Guidelines

All entries must be received by March 11, 2006
CD-ROM, Digital Photos or e-mail submissions only. No slides accepted.
Please indicate date, title, media, and dimensions for each work submitted with a corresponding price
All submissions must include resume & Bio
Minimum 2- Maximum 5 entries
E-mail work to hipandheen@yahoo.com
Artists will be notified of acceptance by Monday, March 13
All Artwork must be delivered by Thursday, March 16

Fees: Submission fees are 5.00 for 2 entries and 10.00 for 5 entries. Please make checks or money orders out to Hip & Heen. All fees are nonrefundable.

Accepted Entries:
All works accepted into exhibition must be ready for display. Pieces must have proper wire support. All
work must be dry, stable & undamaged. They must all be ready for sale. The turnout for this event will be over 300 people. All art and music enthusiasts.

Hip & Heen, 15225 Weddington St, Serman Oaks, CA 91411
Att. Ana DerVartanian

Please feel free to email for any other information hipandheen@yahoo.com

Entries Received Deadline: Saturday, March 11

Angels Gate Cultural Center is now taking entries for our annual all-California juried exhibition, On Site at the Gate 2006. Every year the Cultural Center opens it's doors to artists from all over California, providing an exhibition opportunity to artists of all media, genres & experience, with work being selected by a juror from one of LA?s many great art institutions. This year is the first year that we will be accepting digital images in addition to traditional slides - it's easier than ever to enter!

This year our exhibition will be juried by Rebecca Morse, curatorial associate at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown LA. Rebbecca's recent projects include co-organizing with artist Mike Kelley on the photography exhibition Street Credibility, as well as the exhibition Mid-Century Masterworks from the Collection, MOCA. Currently she is coordinating the upcoming twenty year survey of the work of Lorna Simpson, which will be on view at MOCA April 26 - July 10, 2006.

Entry deadline for the exhibition is Monday, March 13
Exhibition dates are April 30 - June 11, 2006. The reception for the exhibition will be Saturday, May 6, concurrent with the Center's annual Open Studios.

The $15 entry fee for this juried exhibition covers the entry of up to three pieces of work.
The attached prospectus has all of the details regarding the exhibition, including drop-off and pick-up dates, insurance and gallery sales. Contact Program Manager Marshall Astor with any questions regarding the exhibition or the entry process at marshall@angelsgateart.org.

Entry form (pdf) available online at the Angels Gate Cultural Center website
www.angelsgateart.org.

Juliann Wolfgram, President, Board of Directors, Angels Gate Cultural Center
3601 S Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731 310-519-0936 Fax: 310-519-8698
www.angelsgateart.org juliann@angelsgateart.org

Juliann Wolfgram, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology 101-40, Pasadena, CA 91125-4000, 626-395-4443 Fax: 626-795-1664 jwolfgram@hss.caltech.edu

Entry Deadline: Monday, March 13
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: Monday, 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.

Deadline for submissions: Monday, March 20

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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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

Send by: Friday, April 14.

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

FUNDRAISER:

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.

DATES:
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

Submissions Accepted through: Saturday, March 25

TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES:

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.

FESTIVALS:

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.

XII ECO Maya Festival: 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.

Saturday/Sunday, April 22 & 23, 10a - 10p
12th Annual EcoMaya Festival
The Cornfields, LA State Historic Park, 1201 N Spring St at College, LA

Please, review www.stageofthearts.info & check 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

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.

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

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

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

PERFORMING ARTS OPPORTUNITIES:

Redcat, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, is accepting submissions for original works to be presented in the Spring edition of Studio, a quarterly venue for new works and works-in-progress in dance, theater, multi-media and music by LA-area artists. Auditioners should present an original work of less than 15 minutes in length. The auditions will be held on Saturday, March 18, &
the performances will take place on April 23 & 24. Visit
http://redcat.org/participate/artist.html to download an audition
application form or contact Lindsay Hendrickson 213.237.2816.

Deadline for Applications: Tuesday, March 7, 5p.

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: Wednesday, 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

Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 15

MUSIC & DANCE:

LA County Arts Commission Seeks Musicians Roster Applicants: Attention All Musicians: The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is seeking Los Angeles County-based musicians to apply to the Musicians Roster, the only comprehensive online directory of professional music groups in the region. The Musicians Roster was designed for the Free Concerts in Public Sites program, which provides free concerts to community venues throughout Los Angeles County and pays musicians a performance fee at rates established by Local 47. It is also an important resource for the community at-large to access the rich and diverse pool of musical talent available in Los Angeles County.

To view the current Musicians Roster, go to http://www.lamusicians.org. Prospective applicants can click on the Musicians Guidelines link at http://lacountyarts.org/free_guideformusicians.pdf for information about eligibility, as well as application instructions and program requirements. A link to the eGRANT online application is also located on the website.

Please note: 2003-2006 Musicians Roster artists must reapply this year.

For additional information about Free Concerts in Public Sites and other
Arts Commission programs, visit www.lacountyarts.org

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, March 8

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.

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 category:

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
http://www.nefa.org/grantprog/americanmasterpieces/index.html

Deadline: Wednesday, November 1.

EVENTS & CONFERENCES:

Arts and Cultural Management Conference on 3/4/06

This Saturday, Claremont Graduate University is pleased to host a
conference centered around themes in arts and cultural management. The
presented papers cover a variety of topics including philanthropy and
the arts, international policy, repatriation, educational outreach, and
much, much more! I anticipate this conference will appeal to anyone who
works or volunteers in the arts. Everyone is welcome.



Registration is $30 per person and includes lunch, a post-conference
reception, and an invigorating day of the latest research in arts and
cultural management.
Please direct your questions to kerry.toolan@cgu.edu

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.

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 .

How fortunate for us that the 2006 National Arts Marketing Conference will be held at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown LA from April 29 to May 2. As always, it's a great opportunity for us to showcase our great cultural resources to colleagues throughout the US & it's an equally wonderful opportunity for local arts administrators & arts marketers to attend this first-rate conference without having to pay airfare and hotel expenses. Join us at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in sunny LA, April 29 - May 2, for intensive workshops, plenary sessions, roundtable peer discussions and sponsorship clinics led by top marketing & sponsorship experts. Executive Directors, Board Members, Marketing & Development professionals alike can bring marketing strategies back to their organizations by exploring topics such as Communicating Value & Innovative Collaborations on a Shoestring. To learn more or to register now, please visit www.AmericansForTheArts.org/NAMPC. Register by March 29th for the Early Bird Discount!

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

ARTISTS? TUNE-UPS Y MAS:

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
www.artworldbootcamp.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.

Schedule:
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
Fundraising
Getting Your Music Recorded, Heard, & Sold!
How to Get Hung (for Visual Artists)
Internships
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
Fundraising
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:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?A=109398450E39077

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
http://www.sidestreet.org/gyst

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.

HOW TO REGISTER:

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
form.

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.

http://www.sidestreet.org/gyst

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.


About RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina:
RuthAnne Tarletz de Molina is a Chicana artist/jeweler who is also an Chicano Arts Activist.




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