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Laguna Beach Open 2020 (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Laguna Beach Open 2020 (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Las Laguna Gallery is seeking artworks for the Laguna Beach Open 2020 all media exhibition in Laguna Beach. There is no theme for this call for artists. This call for art is open to all local, national, international, professional, and amateur artists working in the disciplines of acrylic, airbrush, assemblage, charcoal, color pencil, collage, digital art, drawings, encaustic, fiber art, graphite, illustration, mixed media, new media, oil, painting, pastel, photography (traditional and digital), and watercolor. No jewelry or sculpture for this exhibition.

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Deadline: 5 Apr 2020

No limitation on sizes of work. Works over 60 inches are costly for shipping. Manageable sizes are recommended.

Artists whose work is selected for this open theme exhibition will have their work displayed in one of the premiere locations in Laguna Beach. Las Laguna Gallery is a must stop for the many tourists that visit Laguna Beach in search of contemporary and fine art. The gallery takes part in the Laguna Beach ArtWalk. Visitors use the trolley system to visit member galleries for the ArtWalk.

About Laguna Beach

With more than 100 art galleries and artist studios to explore, you’ll come to understand why Laguna Beach is a beloved “art colony.” In fact, the area was discovered by artists. In the late 1800s, visitors were making an annual pilgrimage through the canyons to camp at Laguna Beach each summer. By 1903, painters like Norman St. Clair were visiting from San Francisco, attracted to the landscape and light only found on the coast of Laguna. Like tourists of any era, St. Clair returned home with glowing reports and landscape paintings that led his artist friends to follow him south.

It wasn’t long before plein air (meaning, painting outdoors) artists like William Wendt and Frank Cuprien moved to Laguna Beach. Within a few years, Laguna Beach had a permanent population of about 300 people – half of whom were artists.

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 situated 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 live music in the fire-side theatre Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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Evolve Women Wisdom 2020 (West Hollywood, CA) – Call For Artists

Evolve Women Wisdom 2020 (West Hollywood, CA) – Call For Artists

The City of West Hollywood, Lark Gallery, and Art & Beyond Magazine are collaborating on projects devoted to International Women’s Month – March 2020, a call for artists for a special issue of Art & Beyond Magazine themed Evolve Women Wisdom 2020, an art exhibition, and a series of events in the City of West Hollywood Long Hall Gallery. Artists, poets, musicians, writers, scientists, women business leaders, and spiritual activists may participate in Women’s History Month with their creations and offer workshops, seminars, and articles on open themes they choose.

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Deadline: 25 Jan 2020

Submit your images not smaller than 2500 x 3300 px and not larger than 4000 x 4000 px.

The Evolve Women Wisdom 2020 exhibition will be on display March 8 – March 28, 2020, in the Long Hall Gallery in West Hollywood, California.

5% of the entry fees will support The Dreaming Zebra Foundation, which provides children and young, low-income artists with resources to develop their creativity.

Sponsors and jurors: Radio show – KCRW “Art Talk”, Phantom Galleries, The Loft at Liz’s, The Dreaming Zebra Foundation, Art-to-Art Palette Journal, Art Gallery Parties in LA Meet-up, Bleicher/Golightly Gallery in Santa Monica, and LA Art Party.

Evolve Women Wisdom 2020 Artist Benefits

All accepted artists will participate in our art show and concert and receive:

  • Listing on Lark Gallery’s website and Art Sales gallery
  • One full page in a special issue of the Art & Beyond Magazine
  • One collectible printed copy of this issue

First, Second, Third, and Fourth place winners will receive an award equal $350 from the publisher of Art & Beyond Magazine who will feature their art on the front, back, and inside covers.

Social Equity

Lark Gallery uses the conversations of color, shape, texture, and line to demonstrate that communication can be free of prejudice toward any language, religion, and philosophy. They apply this concept to their events including diverse international artists of all nationalities, races, and gender. Among the prominent exhibitors are persons with handicaps.

One of the modern philosophers said that only the wisdom and loving energy of women can safe our planet from the human and nature produced disasters. They bring our civilization up to a new level when humanity becomes associated with kindness to each other and mutual support of the different nations and religions and not the wars, gun violence, and hatred.

The role of women is crucial in the modern world in politics, economy, and human relations. The only way the women’s voices could be heard is if they themselves evolve to the next level of their human qualities and harmony inside them. Women have fought for their rights for many years. Now it is the time to realize that only the power of love without separation of men and women can can bring peace to our planet.

Women’s History Month At Lark Gallery

At the women’s history month Lark Gallery wants to not only show, as usual, women’s talents in art, music, and other creative fields, which are countless, but also to give women tools to develop their skills to live in inner harmony, be beautiful, peaceful and at the same time powerful in the society, acting from their open and forgiving heart. Besides the concert and art show, Lark Gallery is planning to have educational and creative workshops for women, woman’s support groups, rejuvenating yoga classes to teach women how to create and save physical and spiritual beauty, give them anti-aging tools, and teaching meditation classes. All of this will benefit not only women but also the community of West Hollywood.

About Lark Gallery

Lark Gallery is a portal for art, music, and poetry. Musicians and poets chose artworks in one of the online exhibitions that evoke their musical or poetic response. By clicking on those artworks, a viewer can simultaneously see art and listen music or poetry. It give double exposure to all creators.

For more information, contact larkgalleryonline@gmail.com.

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stARTup San Francisco Art Fair 2020 (San Francisco, CA) – Call For Artists

stARTup San Francisco Art Fair 2020 (San Francisco, CA) – Call For Artists

stARTup Art Fair announces a call for artists for stARTup Art Fair San Francisco 2020. The fair runs April 24-26, 2020 at the Hotel Del Sol. It takes place at the same time as the Art Market SF gallery fair at nearby Fort Mason. Hotel Del Sol is a unique 1950’s motor lodge turned boutique “California beach house” style hotel, located in San Francisco’s scenic and happening Marina neighborhood. The De Sol is a perfect setting for an immersive contemporary art experience filled with artist exhibition rooms, provocative discussions about today’s art market, and interactive public art projects.

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Deadline: 9 Feb 2020

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, artists get the opportunity to have their work reviewed by an impressive selection committee with a diverse range of art world professionals.

Selection Committee

  • Andrew Rafacz, Owner Director, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago
  • Michelle Nye, Director, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco
  • René de Guzman, Senior Curator of Art, Oakland Museum of California
  • Danielle Fox, Owner/Director, Slate Contemporary Gallery, Oakland
  • Carrie Lederer, Artist, Former Curator Bedford Center
  • Rodney Ewing, Widely exhibited San Francisco-based artist

Artists can apply with a resume, bio, proposal, and 10 images. There are application and exhibitor fees.

stARTup San Francisco Art Fair 2020 Artist Benefits

Artists will have a unique opportunity to expose new work to 5,000 visitors, including hundreds of collectors, curators, gallerists, and art consultants who will be coming to the city for a weekend of contemporary art.

At each fair, visitors have a chance to vote for their favorite room installation and favorite artist. Winners get automatic acceptance into the next fair and a discount off of their exhibitor fees.

Best Room Installation:

  • 1st Place: $2,000
  • 2nd Place: $500
  • 3rd Place: $250

Favorite Artist:

  • 1st place: $1,000
  • 2nd Place: $500
  • 3rd Place: $250

About stARTup Art Fair

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. stARTup is an art company dedicated to connecting art collectors to exceptional, highly vetted artists from across the country. Through hotel art fairs, curated art exhibitions, collector advising, and private art sales and rentals, stARTup has many ways for art lovers to discover up and coming talent.

stARTup Art Fairs are unique contemporary art experiences, a converging point in boutique hotel settings where art professionals and the art loving public gather to discover today’s most talented independent artists and engage with thought-provoking conversations, installations and performances. Fairs feature over 60 independent artists selected by an ever-evolving jury of art world experts.

For more information, contact ray@startupartfair.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 is pleased to announce a call for entries for Phase V of its ongoing Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, the Newport Beach Civic Center 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. Up to ten artworks may be selected and showcased for two years in the heart of Newport Beach in Civic Center Park.

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Deadline: 15 Jan 2020

Works will remain on display for approximately two years with installation planned in May 2020 and de-installation scheduled for June 2022.

The City seeks a well-balanced exhibit of public art emphasizing a variety of styles, types, and sizes as well as a diverse pool of artists. The artist selection committee will determine specific locations for artworks within the Park grounds.

  • Artistic Merit: Artists shall have substantial professional qualifications and high-quality artwork that demonstrates originality and artistic excellence. Private collectors, galleries, and museum/non-profit organizations shall have professional reputations for collecting and exhibiting high-quality artwork that shows creativity and artistic excellence.
  • Durability: The Selection Committee will consider only artwork made of high-quality materials which can withstand the natural elements of coastal Southern California for a minimum of two years. Consideration will be given to structural and surface integrity, protection against theft and vandalism, and requiring minimal to no maintenance.
  • Meets Minimum Requirements: Artworks must be available for the duration of the exhibition period and prepared for installation, in most cases, on a concrete foundation or footings. Artworks, when installed, will be readily visible from the interpretive trails. They should be suitable for viewing from all angles. Artworks shall be appropriate for audiences of all ages.
  • Site Responsiveness: Artwork should be appropriate in scale, material, and content for the immediate, general, social, and physical environments to which they relate. Artworks will be installed in unsupervised areas and must not exhibit unsafe conditions or factors that may bear on public liability, as members of the public may come into contact with the works.

Artworks which incorporate sustainable strategies, demonstrate green processes or utilize green design, materials theories, and techniques are welcome, but not required.

Newport Beach Civic Center 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 by the Selection Committee depending on the artist’s preliminary budget, complexity of the project, weight, and size. The budget 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.

Artworks may be available for purchase during the exhibition period. Artists who wish to make their artwork available for sale agree that their piece shall not be de-installed until the conclusion of the exposition period. The City of Newport Beach will not request a commission from the sale of artwork.

About 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 also developed into a destination for visitors and residents of Newport Beach to gather for civic 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 windy trail. 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.

This is a unique opportunity to display artworks in a serene, ocean-view setting that attracts Newport Beach residents as well as tourists from around the world. The prior four phases of this exhibition have delighted and enriched visitors with the works of world-class artists both local and international.

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. They have facilitated previously the public art selection process for the City of Newport Beach’s Civic Center Sculpture Exhibition and prepared Arts and Culture Master Plans for multiple Orange County cities. Their commitment to the veteran community includes twice-annual productions of VOICES: Veterans Storytelling Project. VOICES is a therapeutic workshop that helps real veterans turn the stories of their service into scripts which they deliver in public performances at Heroes Hall at the O.C. Fair and Event Center.

For more information, contact nthurkettle@artsoc.org.

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Animalz 2020 (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Animalz 2020 (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Las Laguna Gallery announces a call for artists for Animalz 2020, inviting artists creating artwork depicting animals (real or imagined) to apply. Throughout the history of the world in cultures near and far, animals have played a huge part in the world of art. From the beginning of time when man first scrawled a buffalo on cave walls to the present time, animals are characterized and depicted in stories, cartoons, and movies.

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Deadline: 11 Dec 2019

The rich history of animals represented in mythologies and folktales is endless. These animals awaken our creative spirit and feed our imagination. From the years of the zodiac to the spirits of totem poles, animals and animal icons play a huge part in our everyday life. The Animalz 2020 exhibition will explore a wide range of animal depictions in art. We will explore how artists continue to draw from past stories, create new narratives as characters in their art take on animal traits, and imagine new creatures.

About Las Laguna Gallery

Las Laguna Gallery is a contemporary and fine art gallery that features art from a diverse group of artists, representing a variety of mediums. 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. They make it a point to curate artwork that is interesting and engaging to the art collector, lover, and novice.

Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village, an artist alcove situated 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 live music in the fire-side theatre Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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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

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods announces a call for artists for the Pond Farm Artist in Residence Program. This is a unique opportunity for artists to be immersed in nature; inspired by the spirit of past Pond Farmers, as Marguerite’s students are known; and have space and time to create. 1-3 month residencies begin in March 2020.

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Deadline: 1 Dec 2019

Pond Farm is a rustic oasis nestled in the middle of Austin Creek State Recreation Area in Sonoma County, CA, which is contiguous to the majestic old growth forest of Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve. In addition to access to the 5,000 acres of inspirational space, residents experience the grandeur of Austin Creek, a dramatic natural setting near the Pacific coast.

Pond Farm Artist in Residence Program Artist Benefits

Pond Farm is a special place, originally started as an artists’ colony in the late 1940s, then transitioned to Pond Farm Pottery, where studio pottery artist Marguerite Wildenhain lived, worked, and taught annual summer workshops. Her work and her teachings had a significant impact on the Studio Pottery movement in California.

“If you have the will to learn, and the eyes to see, and the mind to search, someday too, all the facts you have discovered through nature will be visible in your work, whether you know it or not.”
Marguerite Wildenhain, The Invisible Core

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.” She taught her students for over 30 years at Pond Farm Pottery — to look and see into nature, sketch, discuss philosophy, and, of course, be truly dedicated to the rigor of the craft – really to teach a way of life.

Much effort has gone into preserving Pond Farm and its legacy. The Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods are excited to announce that they will begin accepting applications for its Artist in Residence program in the Fall of 2018. Bringing artists to live and work at the site again will ensure that the vision of Pond Farm is not lost. It will provide an opportunity to encourage a dynamic engagement with park visitors and the broader community.

About Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods (Stewards) is a non-profit organization that partners with the Russian River Sector of California State Parks to promote, restore, and protect the natural and cultural resources in our parks. The sector includes Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve (outside Guerneville), Austin Creek State Recreation Area (a park Stewards is now operating), Sonoma Coast State Park (from Bodega Bay to Jenner). State Parks depends on Stewards to provide funding for the Volunteers in Parks program, educational and interpretive activities, for resource management and stewardship projects, and to assist in the development of interpretive facilities and displays.

The State Parks of Sonoma County’s coast and Russian River valley are rich in natural and cultural history, biological diversity, and distinctive geology. The Stewards’ mission is to promote, restore and protect the natural and cultural resources of Russian River area State Parks through interpretation and public stewardship. They do this (with the help of 300 volunteers) by providing park visitors of all ages with a variety of programs and opportunities to experience and explore these exceptional parks.

For more information, contact michele@stewardscr.org.

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Hearts In San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) – Call For Artists

Hearts In San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) – Call For Artists

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation announces a call for artists for the annual Hearts in San Francisco public art project, which will be celebrating its 16th anniversary. For the 2020 series, the Foundation welcomes design submissions by local San Francisco Bay Area artists. The series will include ten large hearts, eight table top hearts, and fifteen mini heart sculptures.

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Deadline: 1 Aug 2019

On February 13, 2020, the hearts will be auctioned at the annual Hearts in San Francisco event. Proceeds benefit life-enhancing programs and initiatives at Zuckerberg San Francisco General, the Heart of our City. Artwork and proceeds (2004–2019) have raised more than $22 million for the Foundation and nationally recognized programs to enhance the quality of patient care in the areas of women and children’s health, chronic disease management, palliative care, HIV/AIDS, orthopedics, trauma and more.

Hearts in San Francisco is one of the most widely recognized public art projects in the country. Since the project’s inception in 2004, San Francisco Bay Area artists have created more than 350 Hearts. They have gone on display all across the city of San Francisco and beyond, from Union Square to the lobbies or conference rooms of corporate supporters throughout the state, including Genentech and Wells Fargo.

Each Heart is a unique, one-of-a-kind work of art and celebrates the diversity of San Francisco through designs made of acrylic paints, mosaic art, mixed media sculptures, and Swarovski crystals. Artists have the option to propose a design for either a large heart (5′ tall x 6’ wide x 40″ deep; 400 pounds), table top heart (16″ tall x 17″ wide x 8″ deep; 25 pounds), or mini heart (7″ tall x 6″ wide x 2″ deep; 5 pounds). Select Large Hearts will have the opportunity to be displayed in San Francisco’s Union Square from February 2020 through to October 2020.

Heart sculpture artist selection is conducted by a committee comprised of San Francisco General Hospital Foundation staff, board members, and community volunteers. Selection notifications will be sent via email the week of August 26, 2019.

About San Francisco General Hospital Foundation

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (the Foundation) is an independent, 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation that provides philanthropic support to Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (Zuckerberg San Francisco General). The Foundation is dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education, and care for all at Zuckerberg San Francisco General. Funds raised by the Foundation allow Zuckerberg San Francisco General to continue its long history of providing compassionate and high-quality health care to San Francisco and northern San Mateo County.

For more information, contact dhollis@sfghf.org.

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Indian Wells Arts Festival 2020 (Indian Wells, CA) – Call for Artists

Indian Wells Arts Festival 2020 (Indian Wells, CA) – Call for Artists

Dianne Funk Enterprises announces a call for artists for the Indian Wells Arts Festival 2020 (IWAF).  Join more than 10,000 art enthusiasts, collectors, and serious buyers in attendance, April 3, 4, and 5, 2020, at one of the most pristine venues in the beautiful Palm Springs Desert Resorts area, the Indian Wells Tennis Garden, home to the BNP Paribas Tennis Tournament, Indian Wells, California.

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Deadline: 21 Oct 2019

Celebrating its 18th year of success, artists travel from across the nation and from as far as Japan, Africa, Central and South America, and Europe each year to showcase their contemporary and traditional fine art and high-quality craft.  A total of 200 artists are selected to participate by jury. The Indian Wells Arts Festival 2020’s Primary Jury deadline is set for October 21, 2019. Fifty places held for the Secondary Jury deadline of January 6, 2020.

Open to all media artists, 35 mediums and categories are judged for awards in painting, drawing, 2D and 3D mixed media, printmaking, photography, and other 2 dimensional as well as sculpture, jewelry, hand-woven textile or fiber, non-functional, utilitarian, wearable-art and found art.

Indian Wells Arts Festival 2020 Artist Benefits

  • On-going artist promotion opportunities through artist spotlights across all IWAF social media, video podcasts, and blog features, all at no additional cost to the artists
  • Robust $75K advertising campaign with strong public relations, print including major periodical such as LA Times and luxury lifestyle publications, and broadcast media coverage; digital and electronic marketing with geo-fencing, social media campaigns and media partnerships; local and select major-market editorials and press releases
  • Top professionals from the staging, interior design, and realty businesses along with elite media and influencers invited as VIPs
  • Easy artist check-in and express check-out
  • Real-time show updates and communications via text message
  • Complimentary artist hospitality with fresh snacks and beverages
  • Live jazz and entertainment ambiance
  • Guests are greeted as VIPs with free and valet parking available, event programs, and free ‘be-back’ passes
  • Interactive activities and artist demonstrations
  • Children’s activities and special exhibits
  • Gourmet specialties at the Gourmet MarketPlace lining the festival entryway
  • Local charities incorporated as Festival Partners, with donations towards their program funds
  • Champagne Circle Bar and Oasis Bar service, and full-menu restaurants in the shaded courtyard pavilion

About The Festival

With a celebrated reputation for its high quality and wide variety of fine art and quality craft, the Festival has been ranked one of the “top 30 Best Fine Art Shows in the country” by Sunshine Artist magazine; “Best of the Best” by Palm Springs Life magazine; and ranked top 40 in both fine art fairs and fine craft shows by Greg Lawler’s Art Source Book; a Top-3 Southern California Getaway by The Examinor.

The creative synergy of demonstrating artists, local sponsors, and non-profit partners enhances the venue with vibrant activity. The artisan village environment includes a Gourmet Market Place with gourmet specialties, while sidewalk chalk drawing, children’s activities, wine tasting, live musical entertainment, and refreshment add to the festive activities that are ongoing throughout the day.

The Festival incorporates a number of local charities as Festival Partners and donates to their art scholarship funds. Participating organizations have included Vocal Performance and Appreciation Club at College of the Desert, The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert, Student Creative Recycle Art Program (SCRAP) Gallery, George Washington Charter School, Palm Springs Unified School District, Cathedral City High School Digital Arts Academy, Old Town Artisan Studio,  Champion Volunteer Foundation, The Ophelia Project, and the Coachella Valley Youth Ensemble Program.

About Diane Funk Enterprises

Dianne Funk began producing art festivals in the Coachella Valley in 1986, with Faire a La Quinta, followed by Southwest Arts Festival in Indio in 1989, which has since grown into an acclaimed regional attraction. Building upon that success, Dianne Funk created the Indian Wells Arts Festival in 2002. It has since developed into the headlining event of the Coachella Valley’s arts festival season. The event has achieved an international scope with artists from more than 30 countries participating.

For more information, contact dianne@indianwellsartsfestival.com.

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Art And Democracy VI (Long Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Art And Democracy VI (Long Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Visual Artists Guild welcomes artists to submit art work for the Art and Democracy VI exhibit, concerning the issues of Black Lives Matter, immigrant rights, human rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, democratic rights, and/or artwork that feature the themes of social justice, freedom of expression, and freedom of religion. Visual Artists Guild hopes to create a space for the world to celebrate human rights, freedom of expression, and democracy. They hope to highlight the 30th Anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Special events include live entertainment, live performances, panel discussions, and artists meet and greets.

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Deadline: 2 Jul 2019

Visual Artists Guild especially looks forward to reviewing work from: POC, WOC, L.A. Artists, Undocu-Artists, and LGBTQ Artists. Due to insurance purposes, selected artwork must be delivered to the venue in a framed, ready-to-hang format. Shipping and handling costs are the responsibility of the artist.

Requirements:

  • Interested artists are invited to submit work in the form of high resolution .jpgs, web links, or .pdf documents.
  • A 50 word description of how your submission relates to the exhibit theme. A 100 word biography (no web links or word documents).
  • A description of the submission that includes dimensions, weight, year created, and medium/s.

Art And Democracy VI Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will collaborate with an international team of activists, artists, donors, and high profile humanitarians in the ongoing effort to protect the right for freedom of speech and expression. Select artists will have an opportunity to participate in panel discussions. They will be offered a forum to discuss the themes of their artwork in front of a notable audience and press. Artists will be offered promotional material featuring their work to share with their friends and family. Additionally, artists will benefit from having their work and biographies featured in Visaul Artists Guilds’ substantial mail and e-mail marketing lists.

Our previous Art and Democracy exhibit experienced an unprecedented volume of attendees at the famed Bergamot Station, in Santa Monica, California. Additionally, during the exhibit, Visual Artists Guild was honored with a Proclamation from Los Angeles County, recognizing the exhibit and the work of their organization.

About Visual Artists Guild

Visual Artists Guild is a non-profit 501 (c)(3), all volunteers’ organization. Their goal is to be a voice for the voiceless and use their privilege for democratic change. Established in May 1985, Visual Artists Guild holds the belief that the right of freedom of expression is the lifeblood of all artists. Its mission is to bring to the world attention whenever such a right is threatened or suppressed. Their organization achieves these goals by actively providing assistance to dissidents, activists, students, academics, and persecuted individuals from around the world.

For more information, contact selene.central@gmail.com.

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Superfine! Art Fair LA 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) – Call For Artists

Superfine! Art Fair LA 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) – Call For Artists

Announcing a call for artists for the Superfine! Art Fair LA 2020. Learn how to build sales and a collector list from marketing experts. Curate to sell with friendly guidelines. Meet your next collector. For the second year in a row, Superfine! is returning to The Reef in DTLA, just blocks away from the LA Art Show, the country’s highest-attended art fair.

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Deadline: 6 Jan 2020

Location: The Reef, 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Fair dates: February 6 – 9, 2020

A whole year of exhibitions in one weekend:

  • 6-10,000 motivated, art-hungry visitors during the four day fair
  • 25% of visitors make a ($100-$2,500+) art purchase
  • More than 50% of exhibiting artists receive major media coverage

Make art. Sell art. Superfine! Art Fair does the rest:

  • Meet collectors in a friendly, welcoming space: the ideal environment to discover, collect, and sell art
  • Cost-saving and cost-spreading financing options that work with artist’s budget to make exhibiting and selling a reality
  • Opportunities for features in Superfine!’s earned (press + PR), owned (website, blog, and social), and paid (advertising) media

Superfine! Art Fair LA 2020 Artist Benefits

  • Superfine! takes no commission on any artwork sold either in person, at the fair, or online eFair
  • The audience is 26-45, affluent ($120k+/year), and buying art now
  • A professional, courteous, and knowledgeable team of experts guide you every step of the way
  • Lead-up webinars and curatorial guidelines geared towards success

Social Equity

Founded by partners in work and life, James Miille and Alex Mitow, Superfine! emphasizes work by the LGBTQIA+ community and female artists. In 2020, Superfine! is launching a three-week themed art fair with a week devoted each to women artists and LGBTQIA+ artists.

About Superfine! Art Fair

Founded by art collectors Alex Mitow and James Miille, Superfine! started in 2015 as an alternative to boring, stuffy art shows and complicated art world politics. From the start, they caught flack from the art establishment. They broke down barriers and opened the gates to everyone from serious long-time art collectors to people who love art and never thought they would be collectors.

Their open and transparent approach worked. Imaginations have been sparked. Countless new collections have been jump-started at Superfine! art fairs as they continue to spread their message of a more inclusive art market across the country. Since 2015, they had one goal: produce bad-ass, expertly-curated art shows where über-talented, diverse global artists meet their new fans in iconic locations.

For more information, contact exhibit@superfine.world.

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