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Open Theme / All Media Exhibition (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Open Theme / All Media Exhibition (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Las Laguna Art Gallery announces a call for artists for an Open Theme / All Media exhibition. Artists are encouraged to submit their best representational and non-representational art. Acceptable mediums include acrylic, airbrush, charcoal, collage, color pencil, computer art, digital art, digital photography, drawings, encaustic, fiber arts, garments, glass art, graphite, illustration, mixed media, new media, oil, pastel, pen and ink, photo assemblage, printmaking, sculpture, traditional photography, video, and watercolor.

​Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 12 Sept 2021

All artists who submit to Open Theme / All Media will be accepted and have at least one of their submitted works posted and promoted on the gallery’s website. A select number of artists possibly will be selected to send their work to the gallery for the in-person exhibition at the brick and mortar Las Laguna Art Gallery in Laguna Beach, California.

About Las Laguna Art Gallery

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 – regionally, nationally, and internationally; through unique collaborations between artists, students, and the community.

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

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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Meredith Pier Public Art Project (Bodega Bay, CA) – Call For Artists

Meredith Pier Public Art Project (Bodega Bay, CA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Creative Sonoma announces a call for artists for the Meredith Pier Public Art Project in Bodega Bay, CA. This opportunity is for a public art installation located at the site of the former Meredith Pier. The Meredith Fish Company pier and cannery building was originally built nearly 80 years ago, which was abandoned and then fell into disrepair. The site was formally condemned in 2004 as physically and environmentally unsafe posing dangers to residents, visitors, the water surrounding it, and its ecosystems. The pier is currently being demolished, leaving behind a cement “footprint” on which this public art project will be sited.

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Deadline: 12 Apr 2021

Bodega Bay is the ancestral land of the Coast Miwok Native Americans. The community has a rich and diverse history of cultures, industries, and economies. Potential themes for the artwork include, but are not limited to:

  • Acknowledgement of the area’s history and the heritage that carries forward
  • Homage to the lives of the people who have and currently populate the area, as well as those who have lost their lives at sea as an opportunity for reflection and contemplation by their friends and families
  • Celebration of the ecology and conservation of the Bodega Bay waterway

A Sonoma County artist will have the opportunity to install art on a site that holds a lot of history, and something for the future. Projects will be funded up to $10,000. This should be inclusive of artist fees as well as all expenses related to design development including engineering, fabrication, transportation, installation of the artwork, insurance, and other project related expenses.

About Creative Sonoma

Creative Sonoma provides programs and services to help their creative community do what they do better. They believe that creativity lives in us all – it just takes a little care and feeding. They believe that the people who have spent a career exercising their creative muscles make the community more vibrant, interesting, provocative, and satisfying. In this case, they believe that more is more.

Creative Sonoma defines the creative community as individuals, organizations, and businesses whose work is creative at its core. That means artists, craftspeople, nonprofits, and business enterprises working across all creative disciplines and genres. They consider writers, actors, dancers, musicians, filmmakers, technologists, design firms, galleries, recording studios, metal workers, instrument manufacturers, and many more to be a part of the creative community.

For more information, contact creativesonoma@sonoma-county.org.

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Pond Farm Artist In Residence Program (Guerneville, CA) – Call For Artists

Pond Farm Artist In Residence Program (Guerneville, CA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods announce a call for artists for the Pond Farm Artist in Residency. Beginning in 2021, the Pond Farm Artist Residency will be underwritten by The Julia Terr Fellowship to support residencies that give priority to both emerging and established BIPOC artists and writers. This is a unique opportunity for artists working in most genres to be immersed in nature and inspired by the spirit of past Pond Farmers. Have the space and time to create. The Guest House is ADA compliant and disabled artists are encouraged to apply.

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Deadline: 15 Apr 2021

It is the goal of the fellowship program to welcome diverse artists and writers to work on specific projects they want to address or new areas in which to investigate. The duration of the residency is one month. It offers a one bedroom self-accommodating cabin on the site of Pond Farm Pottery and a stipend of $250 to help cover some expenses, e.g. for food or travel.

About Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods is the nonprofit organization that supports education and stewardship programs in Russian River area State Parks.

Pond Farm is a special place. It originally started as an artists’ community in the late 1940s, then transitioned to Pond Farm Pottery where studio pottery artist Marguerite Wildenhain lived, worked, and taught annual summer workshops. Marguerite Wildenhain dedicated her life to her craft. After finishing her studies at the Bauhaus she became the first female master potter in Germany. She was a remarkable woman who touched many lives through her work and her teachings. Marguerite strongly believed that the journey to become a true artist was not about learning a technique, but much more about the development of the whole person, an “opening of the soul.”

For more information, contact michele@stewardscr.org.

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Purely Abstract (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Purely Abstract (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Las Laguna Art Gallery announces a call for artists for Purely Abstract, an abstract art exhibition. Open to all local, national, and international artists – professional and amateur. Acceptable mediums include acrylic, airbrush, charcoal, collage, color pencil, computer art, digital art, digital photography, drawings, encaustic, fiber arts, glass art, graphite, illustration, mixed media, new media, oil, pastel, pen and ink, photo assemblage, printmaking, sculpture, traditional photography, video, and watercolor.

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Deadline: 11 Apr 2021

All artists who submit to Purely Abstract will be accepted and have at least one of their submitted works posted on the Las Laguna Art Gallery website. A select number of artists will be selected for an in-person exhibition at the brick and mortar gallery in Laguna Beach, California.

About Las Laguna Art Gallery

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 – regionally, nationally, and internationally; through unique collaborations between artists, students, and the community.

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

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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The Sky’s The Limit (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

The Sky’s The Limit (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Las Laguna Art Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA is seeking artworks for The Sky’s The Limit, an open theme call for artists. Acceptable mediums include acrylic, airbrush, charcoal, collage, color pencil, computer art, digital art, digital photography, drawings, encaustic, fiber arts, glass art, graphite, illustration, mixed media, new media, oil, pastel, pen and ink, photo assemblage, printmaking, sculpture, traditional photography, video, or watercolor. This exhibition is open to local, national, and international artists.

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Deadline: 7 Mar 2021

Las Laguna Art Gallery is open to the public. Clients and guests are invited to visit as long as they have proper PPE.

A select number of The Sky’s The Limit artists will be selected to send their work into the gallery for the in-person exhibition at the Las Laguna Art brick and mortar gallery. All artists who submit to this show will be accepted and have at least one of their submitted works posted on the Las Laguna Art Gallery website. All artists work will be promoted to the Las Laguna Art Gallery client list.

About Las Laguna Art Gallery

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 – regionally, nationally, and internationally; through unique collaborations between artists, students, and the community.

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

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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The Other Art Fair: Los Angeles, CA and Virtual Edition – Call For Artists

The Other Art Fair: Los Angeles, CA and Virtual Edition – Call For Artists

The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, announces a call for artists for The Other Art Fair: Los Angeles. The Other Art Fair Online Studios has sold $2.5 million+ in artwork since April 2020 utilizing a curated e-commerce platform exclusively for Fair exhibitors.

 

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Deadline: 29 Jan 2021

Booth fees start at $2375 + tax for a 16 linear foot space.

Successful applicants can expect an 18-week promotional window, including a 6-day online event (March 30 – April 4), re-imagining the best of the Fair using virtual reality and live streaming to showcase exhibitors to a larger-than-ever global audience. The Other Art Fair Los Angeles at California Market – Hancock Park (June 24-27) is a buzzy, 4-day live event offering exhibitors the chance showcase their works alongside a unique features program, with direct access to Los Angeles art buyers, curators, and gallerists.

“By staggering these events across the first half of 2021, we are pleased to offer artists a unique opportunity for sustained promotion to collectors and enthusiasts around the world who are eager to discover artworks by the very best emerging and independent talent.” — Nicole Garton, Los Angeles Fair Director

The Other Art Fair: Los Angeles exhibitors will benefit from the following:

  • Access to pre-fair preparation workshops in operations, marketing, and curation led by the Fair Team
  • Lifetime membership to The Other Art Fair’s artist community with access to insider newsletters, professional networking, and social events
  • Invite to the exhibitor-only Facebook community
  • Invitations to The Other Sessions, a professional development workshop series exclusive to Fair exhibitors

About The Other Art Fair

Since 2011, The Other Art Fair has led the way in discovering and nurturing creative talent, allowing artists to forge direct relationships with buyers and gallerists. Presented by leading online gallery Saatchi Art, the Fair holds a unique position of connecting artists directly with buyers, not only for the duration of the Fair but also throughout the year.

For more information, contact briana@theotherartfair.com.

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Small Works Big Talent (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Small Works Big Talent (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Las Laguna Gallery is looking for small works with big impact for the upcoming exhibition, Small Works Big Talent. There is no intended theme for the work. It needs to fit the criteria of being “small art.” All mediums and subjects accepted. No works over 18 inches on either side, including frame, if framed. This call for art is open to all local, national, and international artists, professional and amateur.

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Deadline: 27 Dec 2020

Entry: $35 for up to 3 images

Commission: 65% artist; 35% gallery

All fine arts media are acceptable: watercolor, drawing, pastel, painting, sculpture, mixed media, installation art, photography, fiber art, digital art, etchings, monotype, monoprint, silk screen, airbrush, lithography, and fiber art. No crafts, please. All artists who submit to Small Works Big Talent will have at least one of their submitted works accepted to the show; promoted to the gallery’s client list, and promoted on the gallery’s website.

About Las Laguna Gallery

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 – regionally, nationally, and internationally; through unique collaborations between artists, students, and the community.

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

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (California) – Call for Artists

Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (California) – Call for Artists

The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency (JTHAR) announce a call for artists for the group artist residency period of seven weeks, April 27 – June 15, 2021. Artists unable to attend this group residency program may apply for a 6 week individual stay at JTHAR. Artists selected for this program are at all stages of their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and non fiction writing, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture.

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Deadline: 10 Jan 2021

JTHAR supports the CDC, state and local guidelines for limiting exposure to COVID-19 and is committed keeping a small, rural community safe. Each artist can work in uninterrupted solitude as living quarters and studios are private and resident schedules will not overlap. Participating artists practice social distancing, wear face masks, and diligently use hand sanitizers and disinfectants during their stay.

“It’s impossible to describe my time at JTHAR without words that sound hyperbolic, but they’re all true. Beyond unprecedented access to a natural landscape like none other, the Joshua Tree Highlands Artists Residency brought me into a community of artists and neighbors who will never cease to inspire me. When I told a friend about my work in the desert, she gave me this advice: “be the most wild version of yourself.” In an environment at once challenging, wondrous, and limitlessly supportive, JTHAR was the gift to chase the wildest, most fulfilled version of myself and of my art.” – Rae del Bianco

“JTHAR provided me with time and space to not only explore my own artistic practice but learn about an entirely new ecosystem and engage with a rich artistic community. The unique landscape of Joshua Tree is deeply inspirational. During breaks between working on large studio pieces, I would go outside and just paint what I found around me. These observational studies kept my painting muscles strong and ended up influencing larger works. This balance of having the studio, the landscape, and the community at my fingertips made the experience.” – Benn Hambuger

About Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency

Founded in 2007, JTHAR is a nonprofit artist residency that fosters creativity through opportunities for exploring, experimenting, quiet reflection, engagement, and cross-cultural exchange with the vibrant local artist community. The program establishes spaces where inspiration happens on a daily basis. Artists innovate, change the cultural landscape, and generate a fresh look at the way we connect to each other and to the world. Each year, 4-6 artists from around the world create work amidst the beauty of Joshua Tree National Park, a spectacular and unique setting. The space has 15 years of providing a creative environment for artists and writers.

For more information, contact info@jthar.com

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Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition (Newport Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Newport Beach Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition (Newport Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

The City of Newport Beach (City) is pleased to announce a call for entries for Phase VI of its ongoing Invitational Sculpture Exhibition to further activate the splendor of the City’s Civic Center Park. Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit artworks for consideration for a temporary exhibition at the site.

This is a unique opportunity to display artworks in a serene, ocean-view setting made to be beautified by sculpture. This exhibition has consistently delighted and enriched visitors with the works of world-class artists both local and national.

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Deadline: 8 Dec 2020

Up to ten artworks may be selected and showcased for two years in the heart of Newport Beach in Civic Center Park. The 14-acre, ocean-view site was specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as an intended sculpture garden. The Civic Center Park has developed into a destination for residents and visitors to gather for events and activities including summer concerts on the lawn, art shows, docent-led sculpture park tours, visits to the dog park, or leisurely walks along the park’s winding trail, appreciating its environmentally-friendly expanse of native plant life. As home to City Hall, City administrative offices, and the Central Branch of the city’s public library system, the Civic Center is the heart of Newport Beach.

Sculpture Exhibition Artist Benefits

Selected artists will receive an honorarium of between $2,500 and $6,000 in exchange for a two-year loan of their artwork. Honoraria will be determined at the sole discretion of the Selection Committee depending on the artist’s preliminary budget, complexity of the project, weight, and size. The honoraria shall be used to cover transportation of the artwork to and from the exhibition site, structural engineering documents (if required), any insurance needed or desired for artwork transport and display, and fees for on-site availability during installation and removal. No other fees or expense reimbursements are offered. Artists will receive half of the honorarium upon signing the contract and the second half of the payment after de-installation.

About Arts Orange County

Arts Orange County, an independent nonprofit organization, is the officially-designated local arts agency of the County of Orange and its official state-local arts agency partner. It is the leader in building appreciation of, participation in, and support for the arts and arts education throughout Orange County. Arts Orange County manages the submission process for this Exhibition on behalf of the City of Newport Beach, which declared a mission for its Civic Center Park to act as a “Museum Without Walls”.

For more information, contact nthurkettle@artsoc.org.

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Bay Art Seekers Lounge (San Francisco, CA) – Call For Artists

Bay Art Seekers Lounge (San Francisco, CA) – Call For Artists

Voss Gallery is accepting entries for Bay Art Seekers Lounge (BASL), a group exhibition dedicated to amplifying the diverse voices of the Bay Area’s creative community. Submit up to three works that best represent your signature artistic style. All themes and subject matter welcome.

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Deadline: 22 Nov 2020

Entry Fee is $10 for one submission and $15 for up to three works

All work must be 10 x 10 inches (and may not exceed 10 inches off the wall). All mediums are welcome to apply. Must be ready to hang securely on wall (no freestanding sculptures). Artists must be 18 + years and have a relationship to the San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and/or Sonoma).

Important Dates:

  • Notification by Email: Tuesday, Nov. 24th
  • Delivery of Selected Works: November 25 – 29th, 12-6PM or by appointment
  • Return of Unsold Work: January 31 – February 6th, 12-6PM or by appointment

A ‘Juror’s Choice’ award and two honorable mentions will be selected by guest juror, Cecilia Chia. The exhibition is on view December 2, 2020 – January 31, 2021. An award ceremony and exhibition preview with the juror will be held virtually on Instagram Live (@vossgallery) on Thursday, December 3rd, 6-7PM PST.

Bay Art Seekers Lounge Juror: Cecilia Chia is the founder, owner and director of Glass Rice, a contemporary art gallery in San Francisco, CA. She is a San Francisco native and was born and raised in the Outer Richmond. After moving to Beijing in her second half of high-school and later on to New York where she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College, she returned to the Bay Area with a strong drive to uplift, inspire, and bring people together in her community through art.

About Voss Gallery

Voss Gallery is an art gallery in San Francisco’s Mission District established in 2019 by Ashley L. Voss. The gallery features a dynamic exhibition program of work by emerging and mid-career artists in both solo and thematically organized group shows with an emphasis in New Contemporary work with a technical edge. Voss Gallery prides itself for its unique commitment to fostering community and establishing relationships with local artists and young collectors. New exhibitions are presented approximately every three to four weeks. Join the #vosscollectorsclub to receive early access to artwork, members-only offers, and exclusive content from our gallery artists!

For more information, contact info@vossgallery.art.

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