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City Of Napa Fence Art Project – Call For Artists

The City of Napa has issued a request for qualification (RFQ) from all artists who have demonstrated experience in designing and producing, and/or overseeing the production of site-responsive public art for the City of Napa Fence Art Project.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 6 Dec 2016

Through the City of Napa Fence Art Project RFQ process, the City will select an artist (or artist team) to design, fabricate, and collaborate with the local community artwork upon the City’s Corporation Yard fence. This project will be unique in that it encourages a professional artist (or artist team) to utilize members of the community (i.e. young people, seniors, or other groups) to help produce the artwork at the project site.

The City of Napa’s Public Art Ordinance establishes a Public Art Fund in which in-lieu fees are collected from development to acquire, place, and install art in the public realm. In September 2016, the City identified a new public art project, utilizing the City’s public art funds. It is important that the artist or artist team be able to coordinate this effort. The budget for the City of Napa Fence Art Project is up to $40,000. Artists are encouraged to work with members of the community to design and/or install the art upon the City’s fence that is adjacent to a major regional walking/biking trail and the Napa Valley Wine Train tracks.

About the City of Napa

Napa is an old City by California standards, founded in 1847. It’s a place with a colorful past – a jumping off point for 49ers bound for the gold rush, birthplace of famous leather, and neighbor to some of the most prestigious vineyards in the world.

For the past 30 to 40 years, the City of Napa has been in transition. The City that was once known for its tanneries, prune processing, and State hospital is now more known for its hospitality, fine food, and luxury hotels. While yesterday’s jobs came largely in heavy industrial pursuits at Kaiser Steel, Basalt Rock, Napa Pipe, and Mare Island Shipyard, today’s workforce is mostly white collar and the economy is increasingly based on tourism.

As the County seat for one of the world’s Great Wine Capitals, the Napa name is synonymous with quality. We think that applies to our community and the people who make it what it is.

Today Napa is becoming a vibrant and modern town with a respect for its past. Just down the road from our protected historic districts, home to some of northern California’s finest Victorian homes, you will find visually stimulating contemporary architecture. Minutes from our many safe and comfortable neighborhoods are the popular Main Street “Restaurant Row,” the West End and the Oxbow District. Our award-winning “living river” flood protection project is more than halfway to completion, making Napa safer while enhancing the ecosystem and providing stimulus to the economy and quality-of-life benefits. Napa is a city with a low crime rate, a high standard of living, clean air, and nearly perfect weather.

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City Of Napa Fence Art Project


Arts Alive In Agriculture – Call For Artists

The Fresno Arts Council is calling artists to participate in the Arts Alive in Agriculture Juried Exhibition and Showcase on April 6, 2017, located at Fresno City Hall, to show our respect and appreciation for today’s agricultural industry.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 24 Feb 2017

Driving through the Valley, it’s easy for one to fall in love with the rich greenery that covers miles upon miles of the region’s vineyards, furrows, orchards, and wineries. Our vineyards, orchards, and furrows grow some of the most abundant fruits and vegetables that are distributed to families all over the country. The further you drive into the Central Valley, the more you are able to see the agricultural history taking place. However, it’s impossible to go on without mentioning the hard work that goes into growing such celebrated and delicious fruits and vegetables.

Our plentiful agricultural history has shown us those who work long and strenuous hours under the bright and sweltering sun in the fields. It is important to acknowledge and show our appreciation for such hard work and dedication to feeding the people of this world. The growers are the artists of the agricultural industry and they create in one of the most natural ways. Create alongside them as we bring the two worlds together in our annual Arts Alive in Agriculture event.

The 2017 art show will feature mixed media works depicting the industry and culture of agriculture in painting, sculpture, photography, and found objects. The Fresno Arts Council seeks to highlight the agricultural industry by showing thoughtful and compelling works from credible artists of California.

Chosen artists will receive a ribbon and cash prize with first place coming in at $500. Work will be displayed in Fresno City Hall for the duration of the month following.

About Fresno Arts Council

The Fresno Arts Council is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1979 under the name of the Alliance for the Arts by local artists, arts organizations, and interested individuals who wished to create a voice for the arts in the Central San Joaquin Valley.

Our mission is to enrich peoples lives through the arts. Our purpose is to foster an arts community that recognizes and honors the contributions of its citizens to the arts; advocate to city, county, state, and national institutions on issues of concern to valley artists; and collaborate with community leaders, businesses, corporations, foundations, and other arts organizations to bring artists and audiences together.

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Arts Alive In Agriculture


Laguna Art-A-Fair 2017 – Call For Artists

Laguna Art-A-Fair 2017 announces a call for artists for artists for the Summer Festival.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 12 Feb 2017

Three pieces of original artwork and $40 jury fee per each media submitted for entry into the Summer 2017 Festival.  Jury Day on February 12, 2017, 8am-11am.

Accepted artists will become a member of one of the three premier summer-long art festivals in Laguna Beach, California.

Laguna Art-A-Fair 2017

Laguna Art-A-Fair has been an integral part of the Southern California art scene for over 50 years, providing an excellent opportunity for 125 fine artists and master craftsmen to sell their artwork to tens of thousands of patrons.

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SOMArts Curatorial Residency – Call For Artists

SOMArts Cultural Center announces a call for artists for the SOMArts Curatorial Residency.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 26 Oct 2016

Awarded through an annual open submission process, SOMArts Curatorial Residency recipients receive the kind of support that powerful art deserves:

  • a month-long exhibition with accompanying public programming,
  • a $5,000 project grant, and
  • 9-months of planning and technical support, outreach assistance, and mentorship from SOMArts staff.

SOMArts is a cross-cultural, community-built space where cutting-edge events and counterculture commingle with traditional art forms in a way that is open, engaging, and inspiring. It is an incubator for ideas that lie outside the mainstream of contemporary art funding and consumption.

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SOMArts Curatorial Residency


11th Turner National Print Competition – Call For Artists

The Janet Turner Print Museum is looking for print artists to show us what is current, important, and relevant in printmaking today for the 11th Turner National Print Competition.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Oct 2016

11th Turner National Print Competition prints may include unique and innovative combinations of media encompassing 2D, 3D, time-based work, installations, and other new technologies. The exhibition seeks work that expresses contemporary issues with a well developed aesthetic, shows printmaking’s current innovations, and is a reflection of its history.

  • Exhibition in two sites: The Janet Turner Print Museum and the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery.
  • Exhibition catalog will be published and all exhibiting artists will be displayed on the Turner Museum website.
  • Up to $3,000.00 in cash and purchase prizes and top prize is a solo exhibition in the Turner Museum the following year.

The Janet Turner Print Museum fosters the continued artistry of contemporary printmaking, the innovations of 21st century artists, and a respect for the long history of printmaking as an art form.

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11th Turner National Print Competition


stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles 2017 – Call For Artists

stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles 2017 is a contemporary juried hotel art fair for independent artists.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 10 Nov 2016

Those selected from the application process will each take over a hotel room for the course of three days to present a solo show of their work.

All sales proceeds and professional contacts made during the fair belong 100% to the artists.

stARTup Art Fair Los Angeles 2017

One of the core missions of stARTup Art Fair is to provide a marketplace that gives independent artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms in a professional exhibition venue.

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Artist Alliance at the Museum 2017 – Call For Artists

This is a call to artists who are members of Oceanside Museum of Art’s (OMA) Artist Alliance for the Artist Alliance at the Museum 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Oct 2016

Artists are invited to submit entries for consideration in this juried art exhibition that will take place at OMA. Artwork will be on view in the Gleason Gallery, one of OMA’s large ground floor spaces.

Artists may submit original two-dimensional or three-dimensional work. Artwork may be up to 84” in any direction.

Three artists will be chosen from the exhibition as juror’s choices and receive solo exhibitions at OMA’s opening in November 2017.

OMA is a located in downtown Oceanside with a view of the Pacific Ocean and the historic Oceanside Pier. OMA offers classes, lectures, concerts, docent tours, and community events in addition to contemporary art exhibitions.

Exhibitions showcase art of the southern California region including paintings, sculptures, studio furniture, art quilts, and architectural glass. OMA’s galleries feature contemporary art enriched by the cultures of the community. The museum’s galleries are redesigned for each exhibition, providing visitors with a fresh, exciting visual transformation for every new exhibit.

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Artist Alliance at the Museum 2017


West Coast Biennial Juried Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

The Friends of the Arts at Turtle Bay, in cooperation with Turtle Bay Exploration Park, is presenting the fourth West Coast Biennial Juried Art Exhibition at Turtle Bay.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 4 Nov 2016

Open to west coast artists currently living in California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. The aim of the exhibition is to provide a forum for both established and emerging artists working on the west coast in a diversity of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and mixed media.

Chosen artists will benefit by receiving the following:

  • Artworks to be exhibited in the Turtle Bay Art Gallery January 27-April 30, 2017
  • Best of Show – $2500
  • First Prize – $1500
  • Second Prize – $750
  • Third Prize – $500
  • Honorable Mention – $250
  • People’s Choice – $250

Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a fun, non-profit, 300-acre gathering place featuring the Sundial Bridge, a museum, forestry & wildlife center, arboretum, and botanical gardens.   At the gateway to the Sacramento River Trails, Turtle Bay celebrates far Northern California as part of the world we share.

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West Coast Biennial Juried Art Exhibition


Glendale Arts Donor Wall – Call for Artists

Glendale Arts seeks southern California artists and architects to submit proposals for a Donor Recognition Project, the Glendale Arts Donor Wall.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 16 Aug 2016

Glendale Arts anticipates selecting at least two artists to have more in-depth discussions with and will make an award to one of these artists.

Glendale Arts is a nonprofit arts organization charged with the responsibility of managing the historic Alex Theatre in downtown Glendale, CA. The mission of Glendale Arts is to bring arts and entertainment to the community. Glendale Arts believes that a great city is defined by its arts. We envision a supportive environment that encourages and values all artistic disciplines and believe that the arts are an essential ingredient for a vibrant, creative, and economically healthy community.

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Glendale Arts Donor Wall


Oil vs Acrylic Challenge – Call for Artists

Las Laguna Gallery is seeking submissions from oil and acrylic painters for the Oil vs Acrylic Challenge.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 7 Oct 2016

This unique open theme exhibition is designed to explore the differences and similarities between the two mediums.

Artists selected for this exhibition will display their work at Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, California.

This premier gallery sits atop the cliffs on Coast Highway overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Each year thousands of art lovers travel to Laguna Beach to view and purchase art.

Oil vs Acrylic Challenge

Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture through unique collaborations between artists, students, and the community.

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