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Resident Artist Program 2017 – Call For Artists

North Street Collective, located in the heart of Mendocino County, California, announces an open call for applications to the Resident Artist Program 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Mar 2017

The Resident Artist Program 2017 provides artists with the time, space, and inspiration to explore ideas and pro­duce work. Time spent at North Street allows artists to con­nect with Willits and Men­do­cino County while allow­ing them free­dom to accom­plish what they wish. North Street Collective accepts applications from individual artists or duos of any discipline to create, advance, or complete work in a self-guided and self-motivated way. They especially encourage partnerships of artists and scientists or artists and community activists who seek to work together in new ways. They are looking for people who are entrepreneurial by nature and who will also contribute to the growth and spirit of this new effort.

Resident Artist Program 2017 benefits

North Street Collective pro­vides hous­ing and work­space dur­ing the Resident Artist Program 2017. Res­i­dents are respon­si­ble for liv­ing expenses such as food, sup­plies, and travel to and from North Street Collective. All artists receive a weekly stipend of $300 to cover food, mate­ri­als, and trans­porta­tion to and from North Street.

Res­i­dents pur­sue their prac­tice and develop their cre­ative tech­niques in a rural, north­ern Cal­i­forn­ian set­ting. There are infor­mal, quirky places around North Street Collective to dis­play work and small areas for per­for­mances or other gatherings.

There are no pub­li­ca­tion, exhi­bi­tion, or per­for­mance require­ments for appli­ca­tion. The residency offers:

  • rel­a­tive seclu­sion,
  • inti­macy with a small town,
  • a mod­est house with some fruit trees and open space,
  • focus with­out pres­sure, and
  • inter­ac­tion with a few good souls.

Artists are asked to share your process but there is no require­ment for fin­ish­ing or pro­duc­ing a cer­tain amount of material.

About North Street Collective

North Street Collective Residents are artists who come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines or are working experimentally across several disciplines. In keeping with Mendocino’s unique heritage and sense of place, artists from Native American backgrounds, Mexican artists, and artists whose work is connected to ecology have special priority for residencies. North Street Collective celebrates artists working with wood or other materials from the local natural environment; artists working with railroad-related themes; and those with a social practice related to this region of the world, including water, food system, and social justice. They encourage applications from artists representing the widest possible ranges of perspectives and demographics.

North Street Collective is a place to decen­tral­ize and dein­sti­tu­tion­al­ize art prac­tice. They love to see how ideas develop, grow, and some­times even fail. They are a test space for new ideas and a social space for inter­ac­tion. Through their work, they help artists build sus­tain­able prac­tices. They fos­ter work that appeals to a vari­ety of audi­ences, and offer joy, com­fort, inspi­ra­tion, and interaction.

The guid­ing principles:

  • Place: con­nect to and seek to draw inspi­ra­tion from the attrib­utes of this spe­cial place
  • Hope: approach work with a sense of pos­si­bil­ity and aspiration
  • Inter­con­nect­ed­ness: rec­og­nize and cel­e­brate con­nec­tion with each other and with the world around us
  • Action: believe in the impor­tance of tak­ing steps for­ward even if those are not sure where they might lead
  • Con­tin­u­ous feed­back: seek to lis­ten, under­stand, and improve

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Resident Artist Program 2017 - Call For Artists


stARTup Art Fair San Francisco 2017 – Call For Artists

stARTup Art Fair San Francisco 2017 is a contemporary art fair currently seeking independent artists. All sales proceeds belong 100% to the artists.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Feb 2017

The stARTup Art Fair San Francisco 2017 will run April 28-30, 2017 at the Hotel Del Sol in San Francisco’s Marina District, and takes place at the same time as the Art Market SF gallery fair at Fort Mason. There are application and exhibitor fees. Those selected from the open application process will each take over a hotel room for the course of three days to present a solo show of their work.

Through its democratic, online application, stARTup Art Fair gives artists the opportunity to have their work reviewed by an impressive, influential selection committee of six diverse art world professionals including:

  • Jonas Almgren, CEO,
  • Trish Bransten, Director, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco
  • Christine Duval, Principal, Duval Contemporary
  • Amy Ellingson, San Francisco-based artist
  • Max Presneill, Director/Curator, Torrance Art Museum
  • Catherine Wagner, San Francisco-based artist

stARTup Art Fair San Francisco 2017

The core mission of stARTup Art Fair is to provide a marketplace that gives artists the power to present and sell work on their own terms. The San Francisco Bay Area has a history of attracting creative, visionary, self-starting artists, designers, and entrepreneurs. stARTup Art Fair celebrates the spirit of this region with its investment in emerging and under-recognized artists. It is a destination where creatives of all stripes can converge to see new, inspiring art in the California spirit of discovery. The fair provides the chance for the next generation of art collectors to get in on the ground floor of a type of artist start-up, where collectors can acquire great works of art and make real connections with artists in an intimate setting.

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Landscapes, Seascapes, Skyscapes – Call For Artists

Landscapes, Seascapes, Skyscapes – Call For Artists

Las Laguna Gallery is looking for works that depict Landscapes, Seascapes, Skyscapes. Entry Fee: $35 for the 1st image, $5 per for each additional image.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 01-08-2017

  • Artist notification: January 10, 2017
  • Art delivery date: January 26 to January 31, 2017
  • Show date: February 2 to February 25, 2017

Works in acrylic, airbrush, assemblage, charcoal, color pencil, collage, digital art, drawings, encaustic, graphite, illustration, mixed media, new media, oil, painting, pastel, photography (traditional and digital), and watercolor will be considered.

Artist gallery split for Landscapes, Seascapes, Skyscapes: 75% artist / 25% gallery

Landscapes, Seascapes, Skyscapes

Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove situated on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This location is a must stop location with artist galleries, and jewelry shops. Our location features a restaurant and bar as well as live music in the fire-side theatre Tuesday through Saturday.

Las Laguna Gallery is a contemporary and fine art gallery located in Laguna Beach California which features art from a diverse group of artists representing a variety of mediums. Quickly becoming one of the premier contemporary and fine art galleries in Laguna Beach, California; 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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Metamorphosis Public Art Program – Call For Artists

The City of Fremont, California is seeking one sculpture to display for the Metamorphosis Public Art Program, for a period of two years from March 2017 through March 2019 in Downtown Fremont.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 12 Dec 2016

Artists are asked to submit applications for placement of their sculpture on the intersection of Fremont Boulevard and Capitol Avenue, a main gateway into Downtown Fremont and a main intersection in the city.

All Metamorphosis Public Art Program submissions must be previously completed artworks. This opportunity is open to professional artists residing or working in California; age 18 and older.

Downtown Fremont is being built from scratch and envisioned to serve as the central gathering space for the community. As part of the Downtown Community Plan, an art fund was established with the vision of providing funding for public art installations. This temporary installation opportunity is focused on metamorphosis as the theme.

Throughout the year, Downtown Fremont hosts events such as: the Fremont Festival of the Arts, the largest free festival west of the Mississippi; the Fremont Fourth of July parade; the Festival of India; and Fremont Street Eats, a weekly gourmet food truck event from May through October. The opportunity will not only help define the character of the Downtown as the central gathering space and heart of the City, but also provide significant exposure for the artwork as well as for the artist.

Artist benefits

The selected piece will be prominently featured on the City’s social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well as highlighted in print media and the City’s newsletter which is distributed to all Fremont households.

The total amount paid to the artist for the Metamorphosis Public Art Program will be $5,000 paid in quarterly installments of $625 throughout the two-year exhibition period. It is the responsibility of the artist to deliver the artwork to the premises with an agreed upon date with the City of Fremont for installation with modifications as requested by the City and implemented by the artist. The artist will be responsible for the transportation, installation, and de-installation of the artwork and will be provided with assistance for the installation and de-installation from the City.

About the City of Fremont

The City of Fremont is the San Francisco Bay Area’s fourth largest city with a population of 225,000. The City incorporated in 1956 merging five separate townships together. Since its incorporation, the community has longed for a central gathering place. The City has recently completed Phase I, the infrastructure build-out of the Downtown with the extension and transformation of its main street, Capitol Avenue, into a multi-modal street complete with bike lanes, wide sidewalks, and inviting landscaping to promote outdoor areas as public space.

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Metamorphosis Public Art Program


LH Horton Jr Gallery Print 2D-3D Works – Call For Artists

The LH Horton Jr Gallery Print 2D-3D Works seeks artists working in both 2D and 3D print mediums including but not limited to traditional and experimental printmaking processes and new 3D print technology.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 12 Dec 2016

Entry to LH Horton Jr Gallery Print 2D-3D Works is open to artists residing in the U.S. Printmaking processes in 2D works should be the dominant focus. The print medium should have significant application in sculptural works such as transfer printing on ceramics. Photographic prints are not eligible with the exception of photo transfer onto sculpture.

  • Entry Fee: $30 for 3 images, $5 each additional image.
  • Exhibition: February 23 ­– March 17, 2017
  • Exhibition Juror: Mayumi Hamanaka, Communications and Gallery Director, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, California

Mayumi Hamanaka, originally from Japan, is a visual artist, curator, and educator working at Kala and sharing her talents with Kala for a decade. She received her M.F.A. from California College of the Arts, San Francisco, and her B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the recipient of the De Young Museum Artist Fellowship, Murphy Fellowship Award, Taipei Artist Village Fellowship, and others. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally including Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Swarm Gallery, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Asian American Art Center in NYC. She has taught at California College of the Arts, Diablo Valley College, and Berkeley City College.

Artist benefits

All Artwork exhibited at the LH Horton Jr Gallery insured against fire, theft, and other hazards at the LH Horton Jr Gallery while in the possession of the Gallery, from the time of receipt through the time of setup and exhibition.

Awards for LH Horton Jr Gallery Print 2D-3D Works:

  • Best of Show: $600
  • 2nd Place: $400
  • 3rd Place: $300

Awards for both 2D and 3D work categories.

The exhibition and sale of artwork is available both in the Gallery and online as well as archived on the Gallery website for up to ten years. Each artist has their own page linked to the exhibition web page and direct links to the artists’ website for direct contact by patrons. The Gallery handles all sales of artwork conducted online and in the Gallery and withholds a 20% commission to pay for sales tax and associated Gallery programming. The Gallery receives local and national recognition for their exhibitions.

About LH Horton Jr Gallery

The LH Horton Jr Gallery is a fine arts exhibition program within the Visual Arts Department of San Joaquin Delta College and a venue of Delta Center for the Arts. The Gallery presents contemporary art exhibitions and inter-related arts lectures, workshops, and performing arts presentations. It has over 1,200 visitors for each exhibition and is a premier exhibition space with 2000 sq. ft. of exhibition space including a 22ft. extended ceiling with exhibition mounts.

The Gallery exhibitions have been recognized nationally including articles in Ceramics Monthly and the Atlantic. The Gallery is centrally located and has visitors from throughout the Bay Area.

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LH Horton Jr Gallery Print 2D-3D Works


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


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