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June 11, 2007

SJ Public Art is looking for a Senior Project Manager

The San Jose Public Art Program has created a temporary, one-year position for a Senior Project Manager in Public Art. This position will be responsible, mainly, for construction management on projects already underway and will ‘sunset’ after a year unless there is a need to extend it.

They are looking for a candidate with experience in construction management, who likes working with a variety of disciplines (e.g. artists, landscape designers, architects); and is local if possible, since this is not a permanent position.

For more information, visit the city's website here.

June 16, 2007

Art on the Square RWC

Fellow Phantom Galleries artists Beth Mostovoy and Julie Goodenough are putting together an art market for downtown Redwood City. "Art on the Square" will take place in July, August and September.

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Redwood City is fast becoming the peninsula’s epicenter for the arts with new galleries and great places to hear live music. This summer Art on the Square joins the mix. Courthouse Square will be transformed as artists and artisans exhibit their work in the heart of the beautifully renovated downtown. Presented by the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission and the Redwood City Redevelopment Agency, the three juried outdoor shows will complement Music on the Square, the city’s Friday evening summer concert series. And, Redwood City’s downtown galleries will stay open late for ArtWalk during Art on the Square.

Clik here for more info and vendor applications.

Call for Entries-Gente, Casas y Barrios

We encourage you to participate in the following Call For Entries. This is a great opportunity to exhibit at a great gallery.

Call for Entries – Share Your Stories!

Gente, Casas y Barrios: A community participation exhibition about people & neighborhoods

Exhibition: June 27 - July 14, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, June 29, 6:00 to 8:00pm

MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana is inviting the larger community to participate in the exhibition, “Gente, Casas y Barrios.”

This exhibition is open to all media including photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video, etc. that deals with the theme of people, houses and neighborhoods. The idea behind this exhibition is to allow the community to express itself and allow people to engage in a visual conversation about what makes their neighborhood unique.

How to submit:

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June 26, 2007

Call for Entries - Photography

The Center for Fine Art Photography and CameraArts Magazine are partnering to bring photographers a unique opportunity to promote their work and talent. Those working in all styles and schools of thought are invited to submit their work for consideration in this cooperative call for entry. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional, or political statements are welcome.

The theme is open to all subjects and the exhibition is open to all professional and amateur, domestic and international photographers working with digital or traditional photography or combinations of both.

Jurors: Tim Anderson, Publisher/Managing Editor, CameraArts magazine and Larry Padgett, Executive Director, The Center for Fine Art Photography.

Grand Prize recipient will be given an eight-page portfolio, plus the front cover of the 2007 November/December CameraArts issue.

Deadline to submitt is Sept. 04, 2007 and more info can be found here.

June 27, 2007

Art of Digital Show _ Call for Entries

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Larry Reibstein, Cleopatra, 2006


Art of Digital Show CALL FOR ENTRIES! Deadline August 15, 2007

An international exhibition of digital art at the elegant Lyceum Theatre Gallery in San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter. $3000 cash awards, 20,000 expected views of the exhibit, and show catalog.

Judge: Neal Benezra, Director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Curator: Steven Churchill

Art created or manipulated via any form of digital technology will be accepted for consideration.

This includes: Digital painting, computer based illustration, digitally manipulated photography, fractals and algorithmic imagery, digital manipulations of traditionally created art, digital montages and collages, mixed media with digital elements, digital video art, computer animation, CGI, etc.

This does not include: Photographic images which are simply captured with a digital camera. This does not include: Photographic images which are simply printed with a digital printer.

For the complete application, visit the Art Of Digital Show website here.

June 28, 2007

Free © Workshop by the CA Lawyers for the Arts

Free copyright workshop with attorney David Morales
Tuesday, July 17, 2007, 7:00-8:00 pm
Works/San Jose, 451 South First Street in San Jose

Please join us at this free event, to celebrate the opening of California Lawyers for the Arts' satellite office in San Jose. This workshop is an introduction to copyright issues suitable for all artists. What can you protect? How do you register your copyright? What are the benefits? This workshop answers your questions!

Call Steven Tran at (408) 998-2787 ext. 216 or email sanjose@calawyersforthearts.org to register or for questions.

Presented by California Lawyers for the Arts, with Works/San Jose, Arts Council Silicon Valley, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, and Phantom Galleries.

California Lawyers for the Arts — San Jose
4 North Second Street, Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95112
Office: 408-998-2787 ext. 216
Direct: 408-568-6639

June 30, 2007

Call for FIBER artists

Expressions’ Gallery Owner, Gail Faris, has sent us two calls for entries for fiber artists for upcoming exhibits at their gallery space on The Alameda in San Jose.

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August 20, 2007

Grant Seeking Basics for Artists Workshop

presented by the San Francisco Foundation Center; free!

7pm Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Works San Jose
451 So. First St., downtown San Jose

This workshop is intended for individuals involved in the arts and looking to fund any type of arts-related project, such as: to complete a project, mount an exhibition, put on a performance, or conduct research.

Participants will learn how to identify funders in the arts, explore fiscal sponsorship, and create a step-by-step plan to find funding for your needs as an individual grantseeker.

This workshop is presented by the Foundation Center, the nation’s leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. admission is free but please register by clicking here.

August 25, 2007

2 new clay monoprint workshops with Martha Castillo

Martha has recently returned from a 2 week workshop with Mitch Lyons at the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, in Greece! She has loads of new ideas and techniques to share with you, including a NEW non-toxic, no fumes final varnish...the technique just gets safer, and better!

“2-Day +” Workshop: September 14, 15, 16
Friday evening 7-9, Saturday & Sunday, 10-4
A unique and innovative monotype process; non-toxic, hand tools only, no press required! No experience necessary. Limited class size, lots of personal attention. $245 for first time students, including materials

NEW: 1 Day Introductory Workshop: Saturday, September 29, 9:30am-4pm
Small class size insures you will get the most out of this introduction to clayprinting.
$125, including materials.

Register online @ https://www.marthacastillo.net or call (650) 493-7763

Martha's work will also be in 1st Annual Juried Exhibition at Gallery 2611 in Redwood City with an artist's reception on September 7th, 7-9pm.

September 3, 2007

“Dia de los Muertos” Call for Artists

Call for Artists living in California
“Dia de los Muertos”
Entry Deadline is Sunday, September 16, 2007

For years, Long Beach has celebrated Dia de los Muertos in a huge apartment complex and courtyard. The 2nd City Council Art Gallery + Performance Space (2cc) is now a neighbor and has been invited to participate. This year the gates on both sides of the alley will open wide to encourage an exchange of culture, art, fun and flow of community from the apartment courtyard to 2cc’s gallery and garden. The courtyard is a magical place where altars, candlelight, marigolds, Aztec dancing and live music will fill the air. In addition to the exhibition and the community ofrenda, 2cc’s garden will likewise be transformed with altars, calaveras, music, movies, delicious food & desserts and craft vendors. Please join us.

Cash awards $500, $300, $200, $100 plus the infamous Eye Opener Statue.
2nd City Council Art Gallery + Performance Space
435 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 901-0997
for more info: 2ndcitycouncil@earthlink.net

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September 21, 2007

Call for entries GROUNDED?

Kevin of the Intersections for the Arts has sent an invitation to all south bay community artists to participate in their Call for Entries for their Annual Juried Exhibition.

San Francisco's Intersection for the Arts teams up with Southern Exposure on their 16th Annual Entry Fee-Free Juried Exhibition, 7th Annual Film/Video Screening, Day of Public Interventions, and Performance Series of works by Northern California artists.

"This year Southern Exposure has joined up with their new neighbor and old friend, Intersection for the Arts, to present a series of juried projects. With the same commitment to innovative, experimental, and risk-taking art we collectively decided on the theme, GROUNDED? What does it mean to be grounded and what does the journey in search of grounding look like? We invite artists to submit work that responds to this idea in some way, shape or form."

Entry forms for GROUNDED? can be found at locations throughout the Bay Area as well as on our websites at soex.org and theintersection.org. (Applications will also be available at Anno Domini and KALEID galleries.)

For more information or questions about the juried show please contact Maysoun Wazwaz (SoEx) at 415-863-2141 or programs@soex.org and Kevin Chen (Intersection) at 415-626-2787 or kevin@theintersection.org.


September 25, 2007

Polymer Clay Reversible Bracelet class on Oct. 23rd

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Deborah Anderson, (current KALEID artist) will be teaching a polymer clay class in which students will create a fun and colorful bracelet made entirely of polymer clay with different designs on each side, so that it can be worn either way.

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 from 10am to 2pm.
Location: Michaels Art & Crafts Store, 5550 Snell Ave. (at Blossom Hill Road), San Jose
The cost for the class is $40., you must go into the Michaels Store to sign up.
Michael's phone # is (408) 694-0658.

For more information, click the "continued reading" link below, or email: maraha@aol.com or phone (408) 998-5303

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October 2, 2007

Avenue1 seeks a Fine Arts Portfolio Instructor

Avenue1 is an Academy of Higher Learning with an Art & Design Department. Our program is fairly new and most of the students are talented but still learning the foundations of each discipline.

For our standard fine arts workshops we currently go through three dimensional drawing, color, collage, and three dimensional building. Then if a student wishes to be involved in our portfolio classes, they work primarily on portfolio projects.

We are seeking an experienced artist to help build portfolios for our students. Each student is looking to get into one of the top design institutes in the nation so it is important that you are confident of your skills and ability.

For the position description and contact info, click the "continue reading" link below.

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October 24, 2007

Root Division SF looking for curatorial submissions

Root Division sent us this as invitation to you the Phantom artists to submit curatorial proposals to their SF gallery. Please contact Ashley directly with any questions at ashley@rootdivision.org.

Root Division is an arts & arts education non-profit organization that was founded in 2002 by artists, of artists, and for artists. Part of our mission is to offer opportunities for emerging and professional artists to develop, which includes exhibiting work and curating exhibitions. We embrace artists with no experience in these area as well as those with extensive resumes. As we consider submissions, we intend to include a broad range of artistic practices.

We strongly encourage that you visit our space, familiarize yourself with our past & current exhibition program, and understand the mission of the organization before submitting a proposal. Strong proposals will be clear & concise, will present innovative & engaging ideas, and will intend to draw a diverse group of participants & visitors. While we do not exclude artists & curators from outside the Bay Area, our primary focus is presenting local emerging artists and local emerging curators.

If you are interested in participating, please visit their submission guidelines here.

November 6, 2007

Artist’s studio loft for sublet.

Unique situation. secure Japantown location, approx 650 sqft, freshly painted white walls, track lighting, small balcony. located within a studio/gallery complex. Very clean. Sorry, no live-in possibilities. Price negotiable.
For further information please call ken 408 288-9305 or email him at ken@artobjectgallery.com

November 7, 2007

Arts Council SV Artist Fellowship Grants 2008

Arts Council Silicon Valley annually awards Artist Fellowships to provide monetary support designed to encourage the continuing development of Santa Clara County’s finest creative artists who are seriously committed to their art form and who have a demonstrated history of professional activity in the region. Artist Fellowships recognize professional working artists and enable them to continue to pursue their creative work.

This grant program defines “working artists” as adults who have received training in an artistic discipline or tradition, spend at least ten hours a week on their artwork, self-define as professional artists, and derive income from work in which they use their expert artistic practices and skills.

Fellowships of up to $4,000 each are awarded annually in six artistic categories. No specific project needs to be carried out with the funds awarded. In 2007/08, Artist Fellowships will be awarded in the following categories:

* Visual Arts /2-dimensional: painting, drawing, mural
* Visual Arts /3-dimensional: textile, installation
* Literary Arts: memoir & novel
* Performing Arts /Music: composition
* Performing Arts /Dance: dance performance
* Performing Arts /Theatre: theatre performance

Free informational workshops

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 6:15pm
San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art
560 South First Street, San Jose

Wednesday, November 14, 2007 4:00pm
Arts Council Silicon Valley - Suite 200 Conference Rm 1
4 North Second Street, San Jose

For more detailed info, click here. Deadline is January 11, 2008.

November 25, 2007

Call for Submissions _ I-5 Gallery, LA

i-5 Gallery (Los Angeles) would like to invite you to participate in our 2008 Juried Show and Contest.

Open to all artists: local, national, international, includes all media, including film and video and will be juried by Mat Gleason, founder Coagula Art Journal in 1992 and is currently the Director of Exhibitions at Gallery C in Hermosa Beach, California.

Accepted artworks will be exhibited at i-5 Gallery in mid-January, 2008 and considered for the Grand Prize (one artist will be awarded a Solo Exhibition in June, 2008.)

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November 27, 2007

Investing in Artists grants program (California)

Please note VENUE CHANGE: The Dec. 3rd workshop will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall at 200 E. Santa Clara Street in San Jose.

New Grant Opportunity for California Artists (all art forms)

In June of 2007, the Center for Cultural Innovation announced the "Investing in Artists" grants program for individual artists throughout California. This program is designed to enhance the working lives and creative environment for California artists by funding tools and market strategies that will allow them to create their best work more consistently, and distribute that work more broadly to new audiences.

To support those aims, "Investing in Artists" provides grants in two categories: 1) Artistic Equipment & Tools; and 2) Presenting & Marketing Work.

Guidelines and Application Forms for Round 2 will be available online at www.cciarts.org/funding starting November 16, 2007 and will be due January 11, 2008.

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December 5, 2007

CALL FOR ART - "Ancient City"

"Ancient City": Visual, Sculptural, Digital, Sonic & Functional Art

Group show will run the month of February/2008 in prime gallery location in Hayes Valley (580 Hayes), San Francisco.

Submission Deadline: Dec. 25th, No submission fee.

Curator: Photographer, Daniel Newman (www.danielnewman.info)

The title/theme conveys the aesthetic umbrella: urban-centric art that evokes having seen (or foreseeing) the effects of time. Evoking the feeling of "artifact"; retro-futuristic; industrial texture imbibed visions. Artworks of any scale and pricing are eligible. The show will be highly immersive. Your work can have a tangential (but profound) connection to the theme (feel free to explain).

Seeking unique works in ALL types of media, including but not limited to:

• painting
• photography
• sculpture
• digital media
• functional
• lighting/lamps
• furniture
• digital and projected media
• books
• soundscape/soundsculpture
• sand castle

You name it. If it fits thematically, it will be considered.

Please email link to your website, or to images hosted online (no attachments) to dpnewman@gmail.com. You will be contacted with more info if chosen for participation.

December 18, 2007

Encaustic Workshop on January 26, 2008

Sara Cole is holding an encaustic workshop at the BackWater Arts house on Saturday January 26th, 10am till 4pm.
Cost is $100 includes most materials fees.

The workshop will cover both an introduction to wax and color the first half of the day, and then an introduction to mixed media wax collage the second half of the day.

You should bring: rags, cheap brushes & "scrap" material (ie: old papers, wallpaper, handmade paper, photographs, newspaper, scrapbook materials, small wood or wire pieces, 3D clay pieces, stones, marbles, wire mesh, old drawings or watercolor on paper paintings.
Indoor/outdoor activity so wear layers.
Local food choices for lunch are SCARCE so a packed lunch/beverages is recommended.
Wear clothes that you don't mind getting permanent stains on.
Bring rubber gloves if you have sensitivities.

Please email to reserve your space, no deposit necessary.
Class size limited to 10 participants.

281 Quinn Ave, San Jose CA 95112
RSVP to: backwaterarts@gmail.com or call 408 401 8269

December 26, 2007

Call for Artists: California Visual Artists exhibition

Call for Artists California Visual Artists exhibit
Entry Deadline is Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Eligibility:
All artists living in California.
All media except film and video.
All work submitted for consideration must be available for exhibition March 8 – April 10, 2008.

2nd City Council Art Gallery + Performance Space
435 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 901-0997
E-mail, 2ndcitycouncil@earthlink.net

The Juror: Jay Belloli (Armory’s Director of Gallery Programs since 1990. Prior to joining the Armory, he had nearly twenty years of experience as a curator and museum director across the United States at such institutions as The Detroit Institute of the Arts, the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art, the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, and the former Baxter Art Gallery at Caltech.)

Cash awards $500, $300, $200, $100 plus the infamous Eye Opener Statue.

Entries: Slides - standard 2"x 2" mounted, labeled slides.
Photographs/Digital Prints - at least 5"x7", no bigger than 8.5"x 11"
Emailed images - to 2ndcitycouncil@earthlink.net. JPEG or TIFF files only; cannot exceed 500 KB.

Entry Fees are $10 per entry for members and $20 per entry for nonmembers. Join now and get your first entry free.

Volunteer Hours (in the gallery or at home on your computer) are welcome in lieu of entry fees.

For a complete prospectus please visit http://www.2ndcitycouncil.org. (On the MENU page, please click on "Calendar" and scroll down to the "California Visual Artists" listing.) For questions, please email: 2ndcitycouncil@earthlink.net.

January 8, 2008

Call for Artists for "The Distributed Exhibition"

The Distributed Exhibition Call for Site-Specific Artwork

The Distributed Exhibition asks: What might happen when artwork is created for a particular person, family, or living situation? What if private residences became display spaces? What if the occupants became gallerists? What if the viewers became guests?

Create a new site-specific artwork in a private residence or local business as part of an exhibition by the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. Artists should be interested in responding to the unique layout, architectural features, personal display, or social dynamics of the space.

Deadline for Submissions: February 1st, 2008, by 5:00 pm. Submissions may be hand delivered. Artists Notified: February 11th, 2008

For full description of submission requirements and project, visit:
http://borro.ws/distributed_ex/DistEx_artist_web.pdf
Or email: sara@borro.ws

A project initiated by Sara Thacher, hosted by the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) from March 28 – May 17, 2008.

Mail submissions to:
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
“The Distributed Exhibition”
560 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113

January 10, 2008

Backwater Arts seeking donations and submissions

Backwater Arts is seeking donations and art submissions for their upcoming fundraiser and spring/summer exhibition schedule.

100/100- March 29-April 12th (silent auction)
100 works for $100 - a fund raiser to benefit upgrades and running costs of volunteer run backwater arts. To donate piece, send a jpeg of the donation piece and your current cv & artist statement by March 1st. Pieces must arrive by March 20th, 2008. No submission fee.

structures/shelters/sanctuaries - April 19th- May 18th
This show is about shelters and hopes to provoke the questions of: Where we hide, dwell, or find solace. Are they buildings, houses, shacks, temples, gardens . . . What are the spiritual implication applied to you imagery? Political? Cultural? For this show, we are looking for a small number of artists to each show about 5 works of art, so each artist applying should have a body of work from which to choose from regarding this theme. Send a cd with 5-10 images, a current cv & resume, and $25 application fee. Submission deadline is March 5th. Notifications made via email March 10th.

Provenance/Progeny-July 12-August 9th
This exhibition hopes to ask the questions: where do we come from? What is our cultural clan? What socio-political issues are involved with our cultural clan? What is coming after we ourselves no longer exist?
For this show, we are looking for a small number of artists to each show about 5 works of art, so each artist applying should have a body of work from which to choose from regarding this theme. Send a cd with 5-10 images, a current cv & resume, and $25 application fee. Submission deadline is June 1st. Notifications made via email June 10th.

BackWater Arts Gallery
681 Quinn Ave, San Jose CA 95112

sara@bwa-gallery.com or 408 401 8269

mailing address:
po box 21802, san jose ca 95151-1802

Artseen 3 Call for Entries

Artseen 3 Call For Entries: Emerging Artists Competition - All Media
The Submission Deadline: January 15, 2008

The Jury:
Howard Fox- Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
David Gere - UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures, Associate Professor AIDS/Arts Activism
Rebecca Morse – Museum of Contemporary Art, Assistant Curator
John Murdoch – The Huntington, Hannah and Russel Kully Director of Art Collections
Catherine Opie – UCLA Department of Art, Professor of Photography
Glenn Phillips – The Getty Research Institute, Consulting Curator in Contemporary Programs and Research

Exhibition Runs: April 28, 2008 – May 3, 2008 at locations throughout Los Angeles. Various events include: Opening Night Party, Auction Gala and Finalist Gathering

The Goods: Thirty-five selected Emerging Artists will have their artwork exhibited alongside internationally known artists in one of Southern California’s most exciting art events.

First place prize: The selected winner receives a $1000 art supply gift certificate, and six hours web-page consultation (valued at $500).
Second place prizes: Two second place winners will receive a $500 art supply gift certificate.

Eligibility: The competition is opened to all artists without gallery representation and who have not had a solo gallery show outside of an academic setting. Entries must be recent work, created within the last three years.

Media: All media, 2D and 3D including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, collage, functional, installation, digital process art and photography is acceptable. *For video: please send 1/2” VHS, NTSC or DVD. And make sure tape is cued.

Fees: There is no fee to participate.

All artwork accepted by the Jury will be donated to AIDS Research Alliance, and will be exhibited and auctioned to benefit the search for a cure to AIDS.

For complete competition details and to generate an on-line entry form, please logon to: http://www.aidsresearch.org/artseen/artist.html

Aids Research Alliance
Contact: Vincent Cummings at artseen@aidsresearch.org

Djerassi Fellowship Residencies Application

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program invites Santa Clara County-based and San Mateo County-based artists working in the primary disciplines of the visual arts, new media/new genre, literature, choreography and music composition to apply for two Residency Fellowships for the 2009 residency season. Made possible in part by a grant from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, each Fellowship is comprised of a one-month residency at the Program's SMIP Ranch in rural Woodside and a $1500 unrestricted stipend.

Due to the Program's recent grant award for these two geographically specific Fellowships, the postmark deadline to submit applications for these Fellowships only is March 15, 2009. All other artists applying for the 2009 residency season must comply with the established February 15, 2009 postmark deadline. Application guidelines and forms are available at www.djerassi.org
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All artists' applications, including those qualifying for the Fellowships, will be reviewed together in the spring.

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program core residency season in 2009 runs from mid-March through mid-November. The Program covers all direct expenses of an artist's one-month residency, including studio space, housing, all meals, administrative and technical support, local transportation and many personal amenities. Each year, drawn from an applicant pool of 600 artists worldwide, 60 artists who meet a high standard of excellence are awarded a coveted Djerassi residency. Artists are selected through rigorous review by discipline-specific panels made up of professional artists and arts administrators.

Now in its 29th year, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program is internationally recognized as one the eminent residency programs in the United States. Since its founding, the Program has welcomed more than 1,700 artists from around the world to its rural ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and is open to local, national, and international artists of all disciplines and career levels. The mission of the Djerassi Program, which is a nonprofit organization, is "to support and enhance the creativity of artists by providing uninterrupted time for work, reflection, and collegial interaction in a setting of great natural beauty, and to preserve the land upon which the Program is situated."

For more information about the residency program, go to www.djerassi.org or telephone (650) 747-1250.

January 16, 2008

OPEN CALL: The Show Starts on the Sidewalk

OPEN CALL FOR SHORT FILMS, VIDEOS, AND NEW MEDIA SCREEN-BASED WORKS Under 10 minutes in length.
Deadline: February 28, 2008 (postmark)
No fee, no pay
Curators: Bill Basquin & Nomi Talisman
http://may2008.artintervention.org/exhibitions.php

Thematic considerations: We are looking for submissions under 10 minutes in length that relate to the theme of INTERVENTION. This film program will be screened as a part of the Interrupt, Intervene! Art as Social Change Festival hosted by UC Santa Cruz. There will be a conference at UCSC and exhibitions and screenings in the
cities of San Francisco, Santa Cruz and San Jose and on campus at UC Santa Cruz throughout May 2008. (For more information about the conference and events visit the website: http://may2008.artintervention.org )

Art as intervention is an emerging field of contemporary art practice, and artists frequently use humour, surprise, or unusual associations to overturn assumptions about the world, invite political engagement, create collaborations and relationships, examine the everyday or map hidden systems, allowing the audience to think in new ways.

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February 6, 2008

LUV Vinyl call for art

On the Corner Music asks those of you passionate about record collecting to put your mark on a blank white 12" sleeve (or use another sleeve if you like) that represents your enjoyment/love/lust/etc for vinyl – paint on it, draw, paste, scribble, screen-print, collage.

Deadline is February 15th with an exhibition to happen February 22nd/23rd.

For more info email Jeff Evans at drumdemon@hotmail.com or call 408-871-0305

Send sleeves to or drop off at:
On The Corner Music
530 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA. 95008

February 8, 2008

Call for Volunteers _talk about art & life!

Do you like to talk with people? Are you interested in art and life? Do you like to explore?

From March 28th to May 17th, 2008, the San Jose ICA will present This Show Needs You, a participatory group exhibition. Michael Smit, one of the artists in this show, is looking for volunteers for his dialogue project: How have you been an artist today?

As a volunteer you will actively participate in and contribute to this exciting project by talking with visitors at the ICA, as well as with people in the public space in San Jose. Your name will appear in project credits.

These conversations will investigate the possibility of an overlap between art and daily life.

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February 9, 2008

Prix Ars Electronica - Call for Entries


2007 Computer Animation / Film/ VFX winner
Codehunters by Ben Hibon / BlinkInk Productions

For the 22nd time, Prix Ars Electronica, the foremost international prize for computer-based art, calls for entries in the categories Computer Animation / Film / VFX, Interactive Art, Hybrid Art, Digital Communities, Digital Musics, the Media.Art.Research Award and u19 – freestyle computing, Austrian’s largest youth computer competition.

More than 3,300 submissions in 2007 have further enhanced the Prix Ars Electronica’s reputation as an internationally representative competition honoring outstanding works in the cyberarts. This year, six Golden Nicas, twelve Awards of Distinction and approximately 70 Honorary Mentions as well as the Media.Art.Research Award are presented to participants. The 2008 winners will receive a total of 115,000 euros in prize money.

For a detailed description of the competition, please consult our website Prix Ars Electronica

The deadline for submissions is March 7, 2008.

Art on the Square RWC

Sell your fine art or fine craft in downtown Redwood City at beautiful Courthouse Square. Art on the Square compliments Music on the Square, the popular and well-attended Friday evening summer concert series, Due to popular demand, we’ve added a fourth show!

Fri June 20, 5 – 8:30 pm, Fri July 18, 5 – 8:30 pm & Sat July 19, 10 am – 8 pm *, Fri Aug 1, 5 – 8:30 pm, Fri Sept 19, 5 – 8:30 pm & Sat Sept 20, 10 am – 8 pm **

10’x 10’ and 10’ x 20’ spaces available. All shows are juried. All items must be made by the artist/crafter. No buy and sell.

Download an application at www.redwoodcity.org/events or email for more info: ArtontheSquare@sbcglobal.net

Working with Ephemera workshop at MACLA

As a special project in conjunction with the Beyond Child's Play exhibit, featuring Pilar Agüero-Exparza & Juan Carlos, at MACLA, Pilar will be hosting Working with Ephemera: A hands-on workshop.
Saturday, March 15, 2008 10am-1pm
This mixed media workshop is for people interested in exploring ephemeral materials such as beeswax, paper, fibers and soap to make art.
$25 per person. Scholarships are available, call (408)998-2808 to reserve your space.

February 13, 2008

Artist Loft Suite Available

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Many of you may know the incredibly prolific artist and entrepreneur Sonya Paz. She thought some of you would like to know of a loft space that's available. Sony's main headquarters is located in Santa Clara in one of the most unique historical buildings around. There is a large suite upstairs from her that she says would be optimal for graphic artists, visual artists (that can collaborate) or maybe an architect.

To view this fabulous space click here.

The Loft
1793 Lafayette Street, Suite 220
Santa Clara, CA 95050

The contact is Chad Ziemendorf, he can be located at (408) 987-4147 or chadz@ccarey.com

Color Workshop at ICA

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Learn about color theory in this hands-on workshop led by artist Mel Prest

Mel Prest's abstract paintings are currently exhibited in The Space Between at the ICA. Prest combines subtle variations of color and hue to create pulsating patterns requiring the viewer to focus and re-focus the eye in order to apprehend the full composition. Prest recieved her B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and her M.F.A. from Mills College.

Space is limited, call or email to reserve your spot:
Call Virginia at the ICA: 408.283.8155 or email virginia (at) sjica (dot) org

February 17, 2008

IPhone Photography Awards

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Taken with miPhone, Santa Cruz

The IPPA Competition-Every once in a while someone breaks the convention and changes the way we do things. That's what iPhone did. It changed the way we use the mobile phone. The "IPP Awards" (IPPA) celebrates the simplicity in design and promotes the appreciation of photography. The IPPA strives to discover emerging talent, and to introduce creativity of iPhone users to the design community.

Prize-All photographers compete for the top award, the IPPA Photographer of the Year and an iMac 20-inch, 2.0GHz computer. The work of the top winner and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Winners on each category will be publicized on IPPA online gallery and published in the IPPA Annual Book.

There is a small fee to enter and deadline is March 31st. Visit the IPPAwards.com website for complete details.

February 24, 2008

Sketchbook Project Call for Entries

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The Art House Coop out of Atlanta, GA is putting together another Sketchbook Project with the theme "How To Save The World". They will provide 500 sketchbooks to artists to fill out and return by Aug. 1 for an exhibition on August 23, 08, but you have to request the sketchbook (and pay $13) by visiting the site here before they're gone.

Figure Drawing Sessions

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Elisabeth Parashis and Dana Smith will be hosting monthly figure drawing sessions at Stone Griffin Gallery in Campbell beginning Thursday February 28th at 7pm - 9pm.

The cost is $10/evening (no instruction). Bring your own easel and paper to place beneath for chalk dust.

Contact Elizabeth at 408.410.2313 for more info.

Stone Griffin Gallery (inside the "Art Framing" shop)
416 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell
408.374.5200

February 27, 2008

NYPH08 Call for Entries

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Photography, one of the most important visual media of our lives, has been surprisingly uncelebrated, particularly in the US. New York City, home to the most influential commercial and fine art photography community, has lacked—until now—a large-scale event dedicated to photography.

Announcing the debut of the New York Photo Awards, the official awards of the New York Photo Festival. Honoring talented photographers from all over the world whose work breaks new grounds visually, intellectually, and aesthetically, the New York Photo Awards is a celebration of outstanding achievements in the world of contemporary photography.

New York Photo Awards – Evening Ceremony, May 16th, 2008
This spring, the inaugural NYPHA ceremony will take place during the New York Photo Festival. Sixteen category Winners and 32 Honorable Mentions, selected by the Juries of the NYPA, will have their works projected and be publicly recognized before an audience of peers and industry luminaries.

Most importantly, the New York Photo Awards will grant its participants with massive exposure. All category Winners and Honorable Mentions will be eligible for inclusion in the New York Photo Awards Annual, a beautifully produced series to be published by powerHouse Books.

The New York Photo Awards promises to provide an unprecedented platform of exposure to the top talent in the creative, editorial, fine art, and fashion spheres of influence in the photo capital of the world; make your mark today. Submissions accepted until April 14, 2008.

February 29, 2008

Birds & Blooms Call For Entries

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Create a unique bird house and support hands-on, discovery-based science and nature education for local schoolchildren from San Mateo to south San Jose.

Your donated birdhouse will be judged for various awards and sold to the highest bidder at the Environmental Volunteers’ first annual “Birds & Blooms” Birdhouse Auction and Garden Party in Atherton on June 1, 2008. Over 300 people are expected along with local press, radio and TV coverage. Come and meet our donors, sponsors, volunteer docents and extended circle of friends. Your bio and contact information will be included in the event program, and your signage will be displayed with your birdhouse.

Birdhouses are due May 30th. To sign up, please contact Sandy Watkins at (408) 867-6063 or slwatkins@pacbell.net or visit: www.evols.org.

March 1, 2008

Open Call: LACDA "Top 40" Juried Show

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Enter our "TOP 40" juried competion for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Open to all geographical locations.

Forty selected winners recieve one print up to 24x36 on museum quality paper to be shown in an international group exhibition in our gallery from April 10-May 3, 2008. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists.

Artists participating in our competitions form the pool of artists from which we select the vast majority of those featured at LACDA and are often considered by our associated network of galleries and curators. Proceeds from the competition support these gallery programs. Juror Rex Bruce has curated and participated in over 50 exhibits since the founding of LACDA in 2004 and is internationally recognized as a leader and expert in the field.

Registration fee is $30US. Deadline is March 20th.

For more information, click here.

Yes, knees are weird!

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An artist in Savannah, GA named Ian is calling for art about knees that would ultimately culminate in a gallery exhibit and possibly a book. Work can be of any medium, including poetry on the subject of knees, weird, or not. There's no set deadline (as of yet) and no entry fee. Visit www.kneesareweird.com for details.

March 5, 2008

How Have You Been An Artist Today?

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Last month we posted a call for volunteers for Michael Smit's How Have You Been An Artist Today? project that will be exhibited at the ICA's exhibit This Exhibit Needs You opening later this month.

Michael has some informational meetings coming up if you're interested in participating. The meetings with the artist will be at the ICA and are scheduled for Thursday 3/6 (6-7:30pm) and Friday 3/7 (3-4:30pm), Thursday 3/13 (6-7:30pm) and Friday 3/14 (3-4:30pm), Thursday 3/20 (6-7:30pm) and Friday 3/21 (3-4:30pm).

Please respond asap by sending your name, email, phone, language(s), access to audio-recording equipment or not, and rough availability to the artist Michael Smit at msmit@mac.com.

Visit Michael's project page for an indepth explanation of the project here or the original call we posted here for a recap of how you can participate.

March 6, 2008

University Art Store's Open Art Competition

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In celebration of University Art's 60th Anniversary, they are sponsoring their first open art competition for artists in San Jose, Sacramento and surrounding areas.

Categories are: oil/acrylic, pastel, drawing, watercolor or mixed media. Awards: over $10,000 in cash and merchandise. Entry fees: $25. for one entry, $35. for two entries.

The San Jose Juror is George Rivera, Exec. Director & Curator of the Triton Museum of Art.

To download the prospectus, click here. Or visit their store at 456 Meridian Ave., San Jose. 408-297-4707

March 9, 2008

100/100 Fundraiser for Backwater Arts

Backwater Arts Gallery & Studios is a volunteer run organization "trying to raise our voices together to affect positive community change without the benefits of non-profit or for-profit status. We are building our community in an old building much in need of repair and we are promoting ourselves from a non-existent shoestring budget. All proceeds from our exhibition will go towards creating an manageable operating budget for BWA and undertaking the much needed renovations to make our building the strong arts center we believe it will become, including preserving our watertower and renovating our greenhouse."

100/100 is a show of 100 works of art for $100. Artists may still donate works until March 12th. Preview will be 12pm-5pm, March 22, 2008. The "buy-off" of art will take place March 29th from 6pm - 10pm.

Visit bwa-gallery.com for more information.

March 11, 2008

Monkey Business in San Jose

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Black Rock Arts Foundation is working to bring Homouroboros by Peter Hudson to San Jose for a month long exhibit beginning mid May, 2008. At 24 feet tall and 30 feet in diameter, Homouroboros is one of the largest, most ambitious zoetropes ever created, and public exhibition of the piece will establish a new level of interactivity for public art.

A community event featuring the artist will be held at Anno Domini gallery on Thursday, March 20th from 6:30pm - 9pm. Admission is a $10 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. All proceeds to benefit the Homouroboros project. ($28,000 has already been raised toward their goal of $40,000.)

Volunteers are also needed to support this amazing outdoor, interactive exhibition. If you would like to lend your hands or mind to this project, feel free to attend this event for more informaiton, or visit their site here.

March 12, 2008

Thinking of Starting a Non-Profit?

California Lawyers for the Arts presents:
INITIATE YOUR MISSION: Non-Profit Corporate Formation. You can be the next community entrepreneur!

Learn what it will take to incorporate your vision for the benefit of the community. Attorney David Morales will take you through the steps of setting up a non-profit corporation. You will learn about the various filings and fees associated with incorporation and gain a greater understanding of the roles and relationships between the Secretary of State, the Internal Revenue Services, and the Attorney General's office.

Mr. Morales is the principal attorney of the Morales Law Firm whose practices include intellectual property and business law and litigation.

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Registration 6:45 – 7:00 pm
Presentation 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Q&A to follow

C.L.A. members $ 10.00/Non-members $ 20.00
Free with NEW membership
Click here to pre-register.
Where: The Kirsch Conference Center, 60 South Market Street, San Jose

Bring your lemons to the ICA!

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We've posted a few items for SJICA's upcoming exhibit This Show Needs You and here's another one that should be fairly easy to participate in!

Lemon Everlasting Backyard Battery is a project by Susanne Cockrell and Ted Purves with Joseph McHenry for This Show Needs You, a participation based exhibition from March 28 - May 17.

Bring garden-grown lemons from non-quarantine areas to the ICA on March 18-19.
Not sure if you are in a quarantine area? Check out these maps for the Med Fly and Apple Moth quarantines in the Santa Clara County. Still unsure? Call the ICA for further info.

Check out all the ways that this show needs you with a full list of its public programs.
Questions? Contact Susan (at) sjica (dot) org

March 14, 2008

Art Intervention Now! -call for proposals.

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We had the pleasure of meeting Mark ealier this week....a recent transplant to Santa Cruz from New York City. He's part of the upcoming conference at UC Santa Cruz in May and is looking for proposals. If you're interested in art as an everyday interaction and/or intervention, please submit your ideas following the guidelines below.

Art intervention now! May 14-17 2008

Seeking proposals that introduce different ways of looking for the center of a community through the contemporary art practice. This is a four day event with a base for indoor exhibitions and immediate engagements with a residential, commercial and industrial neighborhood on the west side of Santa Cruz and beyond.

The show is looking for artists and collectives that take into consideration the specifics of site and how art can insert itself into everyday life or a landscape. Santa Cruz has a wealth of history in tourism, subcultures and agriculture and Looking for the Center will lend to the conversation with projects that expand on this local community and bring the unexpected forward in four days. All work put forth should challenge the conventions of ownership, property and patronage.

The submitted proposals must be brief and state the contact information (including phone number) clearly on the same page.

At this point we want only the essential project- limited to 420 words or less.

Please paste the proposal directly into the email.

submissions should be sent to: mark@markwork.info
subject line: Looking for the Center

April 8, 2008

New Media Arts and the Law panel discussion

California Lawyers for the Arts Education Program presents:
New Media Arts and The Law

The intersection of art, science, and technology has resulted in a creative boom in contemporary art and an emergent area of the Law.

California Lawyers for the Arts is pleased to present a conversation between Emily A. Berger, Intellectual Property Fellow with Electronic Frontier Foundation, Joel Slayton, Director of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media, and Eric Steuer, Creative Commons Creative Director, exploring the ways copyright laws are implicated in new media art and the challenges artists face in this evolving area of the law.

Co-sponsored by: Bay Area Glass Institute, Community School of Art and Music, Phantom Galleries, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Arts, and Viet Arts.

Topics for discussion may include derivative works, best practices, defensible positions, reproduction and public display rights and the Internet, peer-to-peer file sharing, streaming, fair use, and their views on whether current copyright laws are promoting or stifling creativity and the direction in which they feel the law is or should evolve.

Friday, April 18th, 2008
The Kirsch Conference Center, 60 South Market Street, Tenth Floor, San Jose

Registration- 6:30 – 7:00 pm
Presentation- 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Q&A- 8:30 – 9:00 pm

C.L.A. members $ 10.00
Members of Sponsoring Organizations $10.00
Non-members $ 20.00
Free with NEW membership

Please per-register for this program where you can submit your question to the panel and choose to pay at the door or via PayPal.
click here to pre-register! (click on the "Sponsoring Organization" box for $10 admission.)

For more information please contact
Mary Ellen or Erin at sanjose@calawyersforthearts.org
(408) 998-2787 X216

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April 21, 2008

Investing in Artists grants program Round III

The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) is pleased to announce that the Guidelines and Application Forms for Round III of the Investing in Artists grants program are now available for download at www.cciarts.org/funding.

Applications for Round III are due in CCI's San Francisco office on June 6, 2008.

The Investing in Artists grants program is designed to enhance the working lives and creative environment for California artists by funding tools and market strategies that will allow them to create their best work more consistently and distribute that work more broadly to new audiences. To support those aims, Investing in Artists provides grants in two categories: 1) Artistic Equipment & Tools and 2) Presenting & Marketing Work. In this third round of funding, applications will only be accepted in the Artistic Equipment & Tools category and in the Presenting & Marketing Work Implementation category.

CCI is hosting a series of conference calls and information sessions to provide a general orientation to the Investing in Artists grants program. For full schedule, click here.

April 23, 2008

Free, Lightly Used Pottery Wheel

A friend of ours is offering a FREE, lightly used Brent Model C Potter Wheel (electric) to any of you artists that would put it to good use. It comes with a special chair, you'd need to pick it up in Menlo in the next week or so. Please email us if you're interested....first come, first served. info@phantomgalleries.com

May 13, 2008

Art Peace - call for artists and vendors

Call for Artists! The Art Ark Gallery (off South 6th street and Keyes) is hosting Art Peace, a month of art with a purpose. If you are an artist who tries your dardest to inspire love in this world, global consciousness, or your art speaks defiantly to challenge existing paradigms, e-mail rationalicon@hotmail.com with a sample of your work. Accepted works will be put in the gallery for the month of July, with an exciting benefit for Darfur on Saturday July 26th.

In tandem with the above exhibit: Call for Crafty Recycled Material Misfits! If your forte is creating treasures from trash, aka: recycled fashion, jewelry, or accessories, we would like to invite you to participate in a small marketplace on the sidelines of a benefit for Darfur at the Art Ark , Saturday, July 26th. E-mail rationalicon @hotmail.com with a sample of your work. Accepted vendors will not be charged to set up shop but are asked to donate a portion of their profits to Darfur and may advertise their chosen percentage.

May 14, 2008

Homouroboros is on!

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UPDATE: Homouroboros Dedication Ceremony May 17th!!

Please join burners, press and public for the Black Rock Arts Foundation ribbon-cutting ceremony for Peter Hudson's Homouroboros installation! This will be the official kick-off for the Zero1 festival, and the beginning of an entire month of monkey business in downtown San Jose.

The dedication will take place at 6pm on Saturday, May 17th at the Children's Discovery Museum - Discovery Meadow (directions here: http://tinyurl.com/6bbop3). Once the ribbon is cut by Melissa Alexander, Executive Director of BRAF, and Peter Hudson, the artist and creator of Homouroboros, the drums will start to pound and the zoetrope will start to spin. Get ready for what Wired Magazine called the winner of the "WOW, did you see that?" survey at Burning Man 2007.

Reception follows the ceremony, 7pm - 9pm at Anno Domini gallery with food and refreshments. Be sure to see this incredible zeotrope at its best ... in full dark ... to appreciate the effects under the strobe lights of what scientists call "the persistence of vision". We'll all walk over to the monkeys at 9pm for a full night experience!

And don't forget, this piece will be in Discovery Meadow from May 15th - June 15th. Come by during the day, too (we'll have special daytime viewers available). Bring friends, family, kids, neighbors and co-workers! It's free to the public and a perfect fulfillment of BRAF's mission to place experimental, highly interactive art in public settings.

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Volunteer Docents Needed To Host Homouroboros!

The Black Rock Arts Foundation is about to install a huge animated zoetrope full of life-sized monkeys in Discovery Meadow from May 15 to June 15, and we need some unique volunteer help to ensure the public touches it!

Wired Magazine called Peter Hudson’s Homouroboros winner of the 2007 “Wow, did you see that?” award at Burning Man, among hundreds of unconventional expressions of radical creativity. Triggered by the public playing drums, the 24’ high 30’ wide spinning installation features strobe lights at night and shutter glasses by day to give the appearance the monkeys are swinging through a giant Victorian-era tree sculpture.

Homouroboros is perhaps the most interactive, viscerally intense, and engaging public art most people have encountered. It is coming to the park, not a museum, as an experiment, because San Jose is one of the most diverse cities in the nation and this free gift is for everyone. To support an amazing public experience with high-tech art so unconventional, we seek docents to staff the installation, invite folks to play with it, answer questions, and call our support team of Monkey Wrenches if anything breaks. Won’t you help? Please email: southbay@burningman.com.

We especially need docents during daytime hours, beginning 10AM, and we would especially love groups from companies, schools, cultural, or community organizations to host for a shift or two. We expect crowds 10AM-10:30PM since Homouroboros will be actively promoted as a preview to the 2nd Biennial 01SJ Global Festival of Art on the Edge, coming June 4-8 - don’t miss that!

Engaging passers-by who are totally amazed by a giant art installation we’re hosting is an experience we love, and invite you to know. We also invite you to know us, since this installation and the Black Rock Arts Foundation are both about stimulating community and civic participation through art. We deeply appreciate Anno Domini and Phantom Galleries' strong support of this project and our mission.

Project Page: http://www.blackrockarts.org/projects/homouroboros
Team Site: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BigMonkeyBusiness/
Images: http://tinyurl.com/63ar4e
Video: http://tinyurl.com/5fh7c8

May 29, 2008

Community Rebirth at Voodoo Lounge

On the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, an ad hoc group of artists get together for Community Rebirth at the Voodoo lounge to exhibit, paint live, listen to local djs and socialize. All are welcome to participate and/or attend.

For more info: contact Kay J at communityrebirth@gmail.com

Voodoo Lounge
14 South Second Street, downtown San Jose
Doors open at 9pm / $2 cover / 21+

June 27, 2008

Illustration Instructor Needed Immediately

Avenue 1 is currently in the need to fill a Saturday Morning illustration instructors position from 10:30 AM to 1:30PM. The class is part of our Summer Illustration Program. The instructor originally signed up to teach the course is no longer available.

This course is to teach the basics of Adobe Photoshop and Character Design. Only those with an extensive character design portfolio and Photoshop knowledge should apply. This position can start as soon as this Saturday the 28th of June or the following one.

If interested please contact Jin immediately at jin@avenue-1.com

To learn more about Avenue 1 and its programs, visit: www.avenue-1.com

Avenue1
114 E Santa Clara St, San Jose CA 95113
T 408.786.1066 F 408.786.1022

June 30, 2008

Calling All Artists - Call for Entries

Skylark Media Group & Fabrik Magazine announce the 2008/2009 competition for the SKYLARK PRIZE for individual artists and GROUPSHOW for 5 additional artists. With a main focus on artists working in the US, but open to every artist in the world, the Skylark Prize seeks to recognize outstanding quality and diversity in the arts.

Eligibility: All artists, 18 years and older.
Media: painting, drawing, mixed media, digital art, animation art, printmaking, watercolor, photography, multimedia/video art, ceramics, sculpture, installation.

Awards:
1. The Skylark Prize will be awarded to a mid career level artist whose work has shown to be innovative and renewing, while consistent in its quality for a period of at least 10 years. The award; a sculpture, designed by internationally acclaimed artist Richard Erdman, will be accompanied by:
- FELLOWSHIP; An exclusive 6 week fully paid Fellowship (including trips to Beijing and Shanghai), at the prestigious Sias International University, In Zhengzou, China
- CASH; Cash Prize of $ 2,000
- EXHIBIT; A solo exhibition at Skylark Fine Art Gallery in Los Angeles (located in the heart of LA’s design district)
- CATALOG; A catalog produced for the artist by Skylark Media Group
- EDITORIAL; Skylark’s media sponsor Fabrik Magazine will run an editorial on the artist’s work.

2. Five Additional Prizes: the work of five –additional- artists will be chosen for a groupshow at Skylark Fine Art Gallery. A separate catalog will be produced for these
artists. Skylark’s media sponsor FABRIK Magazine will run an editorial on the artists’ work.

Postmark Deadline for Entries: September 1, 2008.
Winners will be notified February 2009.
Exhibitions and Award Ceremonies will be held in Spring 2009.

Download full prospectus http://www.skylarkprize.com

Skylark Fine Art Gallery
8576-A Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069
310-657-0324, fax, 310-657-0371
info@skylarkfineartgallery.com
http://www.skylarkfineartgallery.com

July 13, 2008

works/san josé "re:group" call for art

works/san josé, your community art and performance center on south first street, is reopening with its traditional member exhibition that is open to all artists.

if you have contributed since the last member exhibit in summer 07 then you are likely paid up. otherwise please rejoin at temporarily reduced rates, or contribute a bit more if you can. works currently has only volunteer staffing, so please also consider contacting gallery@workssanjose.org to help with receiving, hanging, and gallery sitting.

for more info and application, download the PDF here or visit the works website here.

Avenue1 in need of Fine Artist Instructor

Avenue1 is seeking a strong Fine Artist Instructor in our Fine Art Foundations program. This is a contractor position and only requires 3 hours of instruction per class. Classes are typically held once a week in the evenings or weekends for an entire quarter. The painting class will be for the Fall of 2008.

We are looking for instructors with a strong portfolio, in putting together still lifes, as well as acrylic and mixed media painting. Being able to set a up strong still life and create strong portfolio projects a must.

We are looking for instructors with Fine Arts degrees. Bachelor’s degree strongly suggested but can be overlooked with a strong portfolio and experience. Please send resumes and portfolios to info@avenue-1.com

Clayprint Studios Workshops for Aug-Nov

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Learn something new and connect with other artists! Martha Castillo Clayprint Studios has numerous workshops scheduled for the rest of the year. One Day Introduction to Clayprinting, One Day Refresher and Mounting/Framing Your Prints are all open for registration on line now at marthacastillo.net.

July 23, 2008

Sprit of Japantown Festival-Call for Artisans & Vendors

Artisans and Vendors -- You are cordially invited to join us at the THE SPIRIT OF JAPANTOWN FESTIVAL, San Jose, California
Saturday, October 4, 2008, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Spirit of Japantown festival attracted over 10,000 visitors last year. The festival’s goal is UPP to Unite our entire community, Preserve Japantown’s rich multicultural heritage and Promote awareness of Japantown one of the last 3 major Japantowns remaining in the United States and it’s 118 year old history.

Apply by September 5, 2008 to avoid late registration fees. For further information, including registration, visit www.spiritofjapantownfestival.com.

Our publicity will be widespread with contributions from our many sponsors.

We welcome your participation!
Sincerely,
Lisa Usuki
Vendor Section Leader
LisaU@foxracing.com or 408 839-9507

August 13, 2008

$4000 Fellowship Grants for Indivual Artists

The Arts Council Silicon Valley is awarding one $4,000 fellowship to an individual artist for work in each of six categories:

2-Dimensional Visual Arts: photography, film, or video.
3-Dimensional Visual Arts: Sculpture (all media)
Literary Arts: Poetry
Music: Instrumental Performance
Dance: Choreography
Theatre: Stage direction

No specific project needs to be carried out with the funds awarded.

INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOPS on submitting a grant application will be held:

Tuesday, September 9, 6:15pm at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 South First Street , San Jose

Wednesday, September 10, 4:00pm at the Arts Council Silicon Valley
Suite 200 Conference Room 1, 4 North Second Street, San Jose

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 14, 2008

For Guidelines and Application, click here.

Arts Council Silicon Valley offers Individual Artist Fellowships each year in six different categories. Fellowships are funded by the California Arts Council, County of Santa Clara, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and Silicon Valley Art Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

For more information, contact:
Audrey Wong, Grants Program Manager
Arts Council Silicon Valley
4 North Second Street, Suite 500
San Jose , CA 95113
(408) 998-2787 ext 214

August 28, 2008

2 new CA Lawyers for the Arts programs

California Lawyers for the Arts Education Program
To receive $10.00 off these program enter XXXXX as the discount code.

Digital Music Distribution - Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
The Kirsch Conference Center, 60 South Market Street, Tenth Floor, San Jose

An overview of the various ways music is distributed and sold today on the Internet. In addition, the seminar addresses key terms and points to negotiate in digital download, ring tone and pod cast agreements. The seminar also provides resources for placing your music into the various digital music services alone or with the assistance of an aggregator. Finally, the program provides an overview of Sound Exchange and how musicians can register their recordings with this non-profit organization. Presenter: Todd M. Gascon of the Zent Law Group, PC

Registration 6:30 – 7:00 pm / Presentation 7:00 – 8:00 pm / Q&A 8:00 – 9:30 pm
Pre-registration is required - click here to register!

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Non-Profit Insurance 101 - Monday, September 22nd, 2008
The Kirsch Conference Center, 60 South Market Street, Tenth Floor, San Jose

A general overview and discussion of the various types of insurance available for nonprofits, such as, General Liability, Director’s & Officers Liability, Professional Liability, Property, and Crime. Followed by a question and answer session where specific questions related to participants own circumstances will be answered.
Presenter: Dennis Costa, CPCU of Nonprofit Services Insurance Agency, Inc.

Registration 6:30 – 7:00 pm / Presentation 7:00 – 8:00 pm/ Q&A 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Pre-registration is required - click here to register!

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C.L.A. members $ 11.00, Non-members $ 20.00, Free with purchase of membership.

These events are presented by California Lawyers for the Arts and is co-sponsored by Bay Area Glass Institute, Phantom Galleries, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Arts, and Viet Arts.

For more information please contact Sophie at sanjose@calawyersforthearts.org
(408) 998-2787 X216

We look forward to seeing you at these events!

California Lawyers for the Arts seeks to develop greater awareness and involvement by the legal community to the needs of creative people and the organizations with which they work, and assist artist and arts groups with gaining greater competency in handling the legal and business aspects of their creative activities, so that the law may become more responsive to the needs and interests of the arts community.

September 12, 2008

Heartswork looking for live painters

Heartswork Gallery is looking for live painters for the Campbell Third Thursday artwalk. Contact Debbie at heartworksstudio@earthlink.net or call 408-370-7278.

September 13, 2008

Call for Artists for Luna Park Chalk Art Festival

Celebrating the Northside’s Italian heritage and fostering community pride and creative expression in the spirit of the Mexican and Chicano mural movements.

Saturday, October 4, 2008 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Backesto Park, 13th & Jackson streets, San Jose

Come celebrate the Italian tradition of chalk art! • Recreate a famous artwork or create an ephemeral pavement mural of your own • Sponsor an artist and advertise your business • Stroll the Sidewalk Art Gallery • Savor Chiaramonte’s famous Italian sausages and Giovanni’s pizza •Sip an icy Italian soda • Learn the basics of bocce ball • Relax under the trees, serenaded by strolling musicians • Let your kids create an impromptu masterpiece on Percorso dei Bambini.

Featured Chalk Artists: Wayne & Cheryl Renshaw Katrina Loera & student team: 8-year veterans of chalk art Creator, Backesto Park mural festivals throughout California

FREE ADMISSION

2’x2’ chalk space, box of chalk $10 day of event

Potential sponsors or artists interested in creating a larger work: download
at www.lunaparkbusiness.com

Net proceeds benefit arts education in Northside neighborhood schools

For more information: download file.

September 17, 2008

RFQ Kit of Parts Artists Roster

The City of San José Public Art Program is inviting artists from Santa Clara County to apply for a Kit of Parts Roster. This roster will be used to select artists for a range of artist-designed amenities commissioned by private housing developers and public agencies.

The “Parts” projects that are anticipated for artists to design include functional elements for buildings, streetscapes, parks and trails (e.g. benches, fences, bike racks, and interpretive signage). This roster is intended for artists working in all media. These projects are particularly appropriate for artists who are new to the public art field as they tend to have smaller budgets and scopes of work. For example, a painter could create two-dimensional designs that could be cut into the steel surface of a gate or the back of a bench. Or two-dimensional drawings may be translated into tile mosaics. Both 2-D and 3-D artists will have opportunities to design objects such as door handles and architectural appliqués. The complete RFQ here.

Application Deadline: October 14, 2008 11:00 P.M. (PST)

For more information please contact Patricia Walsh, Public Art Program Coordinator at patricia.walsh@sanjoseca.gov or 408.277.5144 x18.

World AIDS Day Poster Contest

From: WADSJ (World AIDS Day, San Jose) Event Committee

Every year, on December 1st the world comes together to commemorate World AIDS Day. As determined by the United Nations program on AIDS, the theme for 2008 continues to place the emphasis on Leadership: "Stop AIDS, Keep the Promise."

On a local level, the WADSJ Event Committee is busy making preparations. We are pleased to announce our local World AIDS Day event will be held this year in the beautiful glass Rotunda at San Jose City Hall.

Also, for the first time, the committee is actively soliciting the engagement of community artists. In the spirit of creative unity and compassionate activism, we are calling all artists to participate in a poster design contest. The design parameters are wide open.

For instance, you may submit a logo design to be incorporated into the poster. Or, you may create a full poster background. You may address this years leadership theme, or focus on World AIDS Day in general. You will not need to incorporate text at this stage of poster design. However, please be aware that your artwork will be used in conjunction with text, and may be later utilized in any number of promotional layouts,(brochure, postcards, etc.)

Other than the honor of having your artwork showcased on this years promotional material, the winner will also be awarded a brand new iPod! Naturally, the recipient will be allowed to choose his/her new iPod from an array of rainbow colors!

Submission DEADLINE: October 3, 2008

Please submit your design electronically, preferably in jpg format, to jolynnotto@yahoo.com

For more information or further inquiries, please contact Jo-Lynn Otto at the above address.

October 25, 2008

Splash 11 New Directions

Call for Entries for Splash 11: New Directions - North Light Books’ hardbound showcase of the best in contemporary watercolors

Description from their entry form: As Splash continues to celebrate excellence in watercolor painting, we look to discover “new directions.” If your artwork is selected, you will be asked to explain in writing how your painting represents some sort of new direction. This may refer to changing your whole style of painting, going outside to paint for the first time, attempting to do large studio paintings after years of working small, changing subject matter, changing your life situation, trying out a new color palette, experimenting with a new surface, using different brushes, applying paint in a new way—whatever “new directions” means to you. Have you had a personal breakthrough? Maybe you initiated this new direction or learned from another painter. Perhaps you feel the painting itself was directing you in a certain way. “New Directions” can be interpreted in many ways. We are still looking for excellence in a variety of styles, and the dominant medium must be transparent watercolor, though minor uses of other media are acceptable

Deadline for submissions is January 16, 2009

Visit the Splash11 website for the entry form and details.
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Please note that there is a $20 entry fee for each painting you submit. What I don't know is if there is an additional fee should your work be awarded publication. (They don't mention it on their site or have any contact info listed on their site....as a result of a little sleuthing, I think this is their phone number though if you'd like to call: 715-445-2214).

Power of Music - call for art

Canvas Ghost Productions is calling all artists to submit work for their Power of Music one night show that will take place on March 7, 2009.

Music is that intoxicating and entrancing force that moves the soul. It shapes pop culture. Its melody and ridged base line proclaim the strength of a nation. The origin of which stems from the ever faithful beat of the heart.

We are looking for artist to interpret the Power of Music for this themed art show. We are encouraging you to think out of the box and surprise us with your visual interpretation on the power of music.

This show will include juried art hung on the wall, musicians, spoken word artists and performance artists. Musician and spoken word artists, please direct us to a sample of your work for consideration.

If you are interested in submitting for this show, please email Debra for more information and submission guidelines. Email: info@CanvasGhost.com

The happening will be at a home, in the Spartan Keyes neighborhood of San Jose.
992 S. Eighth Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Call for Participation for "Women Artists on Immigration"

WOMEN ARTISTS ON IMMIGRATION: Crossing Borders, Confronting Barriers, Bridging Identities

Organized and presented by:Women's Caucus for Art with the Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles
Exhibition Dates: February 20 – March 6, 2009
Opening Reception: February 27, 2009

In this election year, we're seizing the moment to engage all women artists in California on the important topic of immigration. Each subtopic — Crossing Borders, Confronting Barriers, Bridging Identities — offers useful starting points for selecting or creating work for this show. Like the many current and prior related exhibitions on this subject, this show seeks to inspire an ongoing conversation and examination of the formation of our cultural, personal and political identities.

We encourage California-based women artists at all career levels whose work addresses the topic of immigration to submit work. Submissions will be selected by Alma Ruiz, curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, and exhibited in the contemporary art gallery of the Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles from February 20 – March 6, 2009. The work of accepted artists will be featured in a color catalog to support the inclusion of this show in the cultural record.

The opening reception on February 27, 2009 will take place during the annual conferences of the Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) and the College Art Association (February 25 – March 1, 2009).

Deadline for Receipt of Entries: November 14, 2008
Juror: Alma Ruiz, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles
To Enter: Download the prospectus at http://www.scwca.org
Questions: Contact Ann Isolde via e-mail: annisolde@scwca.org

October 30, 2008

New Phantom installations for Oct., Nov.


pictured: Aaron Shinault

Since 2001, Phantom Galleries has been creating exhibit opportunities for local artist in various vacant storefronts throughout the downtown core. Lately we've been centralized in the SoFA District and we've installed some new artists....you can see them through November.

455 South First Street- David Ciccerone, mixed media exhibit, Jai Tanju, Bigger Moments-excerpts from the with a camera from marc book.

460 Market Street - Yumiko Kayukawa, photographic exhibit, Rhys Sanchez, stencil exhibit

386 South First Street- GLevy, mixed media exhibit

388 South First Street - Aaron Shinault, urban inspired paintings

If you'd like to exhibit your work through the Phantom Galleries project, email us at info[at]PhantomGalleries.com

November 5, 2008

Oil Painting Classes by Kushlani Hall

A great gift idea: Oil Painting Classes by Kushlani Hall

Kushlani Hall is offering two oil painting classes Tuesday and Saturday mornings in Santa Clara. You may purchase a class for you or a loved one for $75 (for the first session or $60 for any additional sessions). Contact her directly by email kushij@sbcglobal.net or by phone (408) 942-5087.

Kushlani Hall has been painting for more than 15 years. She has won awards
for her paintings and is represented by three galleries in the Bay Area.
Find out more about her work and what her students are painting and saying
about her classes at www.KushlaniHall.com

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November 21, 2008

Call for Art "CONTROL" exhibit

The South Bay Area and Peninsula Women's Caucus for Art Chapters would like to invite all California women artists to submit work for "Control", a fine art exhibition that will be juried by the Guerrilla Girls West.

All media accepted, and we encourage installation, video and large works. Please read prospectus for details on "Control". What controls you?

Venue: SomArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA 94103
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, August 6, 2009 to Thursday, August 27, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday August 6, 6 to 8 pm.

Deadline: Postmarked April 1st, 2009

Download prospectus at: http://www.sbawca.org/events.html

Contact KarenGutfreund@gmail.com with any questions.

November 23, 2008

CREATIVE TIME speaks in San Jose December 1st


Tribute of Light (photo via kotobuki711)

It seems that every time we hear about a cool new public art installation and/or intervention going on in NYC, you come to find out that CREATIVE TIME is behind it.

They are non-profit and well funded, and yet, are still able to put profound challenging works out in the public realm but don't seem to surrender to the typical pitfalls of public art, typically the diminishing of meaning because of public sector committee and fear of negative public opinion.

One of my all time favorite works of public art is the Creative Time produced Tribute in Light on the six month anniversary of 9/11 (and subsequent tributes thereafter). A seemingly simple idea, two super powered spotlights placed where the towers once were, beaming strong and dignified into the heavens.

The Great Cities Spearkers Series is bringing Anne Pasternak, the Executive Director of Creative Time.

Anne Pasternak will be in San Jose on December 1st to speak about the role that artists can play in reframing people's everyday experiences of their surroundings, the importance of having artists involved in the dialogue regarding enriching public space, and the benefit to artists of providing opportunities for visual dialogue with the public.

Ms. Pasternak has been the Executive Director of Creative Time since 1994. She is committed to initiating projects that give artists the opportunity to innovate their practice and reflect on contemporary society while engaging millions of people with art that permeates everyday urban life. Creative Time derives its values from a historic impetus to foster artistic experimentation, enrich public space and the everyday experience, and forefront artists as key contributors to democratic society.

Creative Time: How Artists Enrich Public Space
Anne Pasternak, president and creative director, Creative Time
Monday, December 1 6:00-7:00 pm
Venue: San Jose Repertory Theatre, 101 Paseo De San Antonio
Free admission.

November 27, 2008

Call For Art _ LGAA 25th Annual Open Juried Show

Los Gatos Art Association announces a CALL FOR ARTISTS for Los Gatos Art Association 25th Annual Open Juried Show, a California statewide competition, held April 2 to May 1, 2009.

Up to $7500 in awards. David Ogle, sculptor and monoprint artist, Dale Laitinen, watercolor artist, and Kenney Mencher, oil and dry media figure artist are the jurors. Randall Sexton, plein air artist, is the Awards Juror.

Open to 2-D paintings of all media, mixed media, printmaking, digital and film photography, and 3-D sculpture. This competition is open to all artists (18 years old or older) who are residents of California. Only digital entries will be accepted.

Deadline: Entries must be received by Friday January 16th, 2009. Visit http://www.lgaa.org/ojs2009.html for the application and prospectus.

December 4, 2008

"The Jury Is In" Workshop

Registration deadline EXTENDED to 12/15/08.

Attention Artists! The Jury is In

As producers of Art on the Square and veteran exhibitors at many Bay Area shows, photographer Beth Mostovoy and fiber artist Julie Goodenough understand what producers are looking for and the realities of being a working artist. They're offering a course on how to increase your chances of getting through the jurying process, creating an attractive booth, and pricing your work. The two-class course will be held on Mon Jan 5 and Mon Jan 12 from 7 - 9 pm at Beth's home in Redwood City. Space is limited so let us know ASAP if you're planning to attend.

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December 29, 2008

Mobile exhibits request for proposals

The Arts Council for Long Beach and the Long Beach Redevelopment Agency announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) to select artists for temporary public artwork for vacant storefronts in redevelopment areas within the City of Long Beach.

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January 8, 2009

Big Red Shiny Call for Art

Art Ark Gallery is calling for your BIG your RED your SHINY artwork!

This is the third iteration of the Big Red Shiny Show, with all new artwork (art that has not been previously shown at the Big Red Shiny Show). Due to space limitations and growing interest the selection process will be more competitive this year.

Please email to express your interest by January 16th.

If the art is preexisting, email an image of the work you would like to submit, with dimensions, title, materials, and any special display needs. For work that is not yet produced submit a short description, a sketch if applicable and the expected space and display needs. If I am not familiar with your artwork, I may ask to see images of past work.

For accepted entries there is a $5 exhibition fee to cover operating expenses.

Art drop off: Saturday, February 7th 2-5pm
Opening Reception Saturday, February 14th (Valentines Day) 5-8pm
Pick up art Saturday, March 14th 2-5pm

All entries must be red.

Thank you,
Andrew Hedges
hedgesindustries@gmail.com

"If you can't make it good, make it big, if you can't make it big, make it red."
-Audrey Flack on being commercial, from Art and Soul

Art Ark Gallery 1035 South 6th street San Jose, CA 95112

January 11, 2009

Alice in Wonderland party - Call for Art!

Kaleid artist Trina Merry will be throwing an Alice in Wonderland birthday event at a house in South San Jose and wants to turn the space into a temporary, one night only, Wonderland gallery.

Bring your fantastical, Wonderland inspired art: 3-D stand alone or 2-D work (ready to hang.) If you have an installation idea email Trina. We are trying to come up with something creative for the patio/dance space and the pathway to the house. In addition to wall space in the house there is also a patio covering where we can suspend (lighter) art from wooden beams. Please bring title cards with your info on them or at the very least, business cards.

Email Trina at trinamerry@gmail.com to arrange to bring, set-up & install your art anytime between 3pm on Jan. 23rd to 3pm on the 24th. Pick up art by the evening of Jan. 25th.

Wonderland Party: Saturday, January 24th, 5pm - midnight
Feel free to come out! San Francisco DJ Ian Hixx will spin from 8-10pm. Acoustic music with Grant Averill from Picture Atlantic (opened for Coldplay). Hookahs & S'mores 10:30-midnight. (Costumes encouraged...)

Location: 13 Kittery Rd. San Jose, CA 95139

February 8, 2009

Call for Art - Yoga studio grand opening

Soula Power Yoga opens its studio in downtown San Jose on March 6th with a grand opening event and is looking for one or two artists to feature.

If you feel you have work that would be in harmony with their event and mission (view press release here.), please email me a few jpgs of your proposed images and we'll pass them along.

Selected artists will be notified with more details next week.

info@PhantomGalleries.com

Women In Photography Call For Entries

Founded in 1981, Women In Photography International (WIPI) is the most recognized organization for women photographers worldwide. "The 2009 Competition" - call for entries of traditional and non-traditional images will be juried in three categories, Family Gatherings, Landscapes and Self-Portraits.

For the "2009 competition", WIPI welcomes all images including mixed media, color, B/W, alternative or any digital photo image, manipulated, scanned film or scanned prints and submitted as a JPEG file, will be accepted. There is no date restriction. Cash prizes will be awarded in all three categories.

Women In Photography International juried Call for Entries for 2009.
Minimum 2 images,
Submission Deadlines Member & Non-Member:
Savings thru March 15
April 1, Deadline
Notification by e-mail of Juror Selection: May 1st
Online Exhibition, June 1, 2009
All submissions, online JPEG's, only
"2009 Competition" Guidelines & Fees here.

Women In Photography International
(323) 462-1444
E-mail: 2009competition@womeninphotography.org
Web site, http://womeninphotography.org

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February 11, 2009

Call For Art _ Two Buck Tuesdays Feb. 17th

TWO BUCK Tuesdays is coming up this Tuesday February 17th. If you'd like to participate, please:

- create original, or limited edition work sized 4" x 6" or smaller
- there is no limit as to how many works you can submit
- make sure all of your contact information is written legibly on the back.
- all work is priced $2, you keep all the proceeds
- drop off these works no later than Saturday, Feb. 14th at 3pm, at KALEID gallery
- then join us Tues. the 17th from 6-8pm for a cool speaker series and get together!

KALEID gallery
88 South Fourth Street
dowtown San Jose (btwn Santa Clara/San Fernando)
408-947-1785

February 21, 2009

Call for Artist Vendors -2009 Sing Tao Street Fair in Redwood City

The City of Redwood City has asked Art on the Square to provide an art component to the Sing Tao Street Fair. We will have close to 50 spaces along Broadway. Other vendors will be mainly Asian owned businesses; massage, herbs, home repair companies, non-profit groups, and others. It’s a great opportunity to reach a new demographic.

Sing Tao is a local Chinese language newspaper. Their Expo celebrating Asian culture has previously been held at the San Mateo Expo Center, and typically draws 30,000 attendees who pay an entrance and parking fee. Redwood City successfully partnered with Sing Tao in August for the Olympic Telecast at Courthouse Square, attended by over 4,000 people. Sing Tao decided they would like to hold Sing Tao as a street fair and found working with the City of Redwood City to be very easy. In 2009 the event will be held on Broadway in downtown Redwood City and is expected to draw large crowds, given its history of strong community support, and the fact that it’s now free and close to a CalTrain station.

Sing Tao Street Fair application will be available next week. Please e-mail ArtontheSquare@sbcglobal.net if you're interested in getting it. Please note that this is a separate application from our summer Art on the Square shows. Application packets must be postmarked no later than 3/20/09.

ALSO: Art on the Square 2009
Apply now for Art on the Square 2009. Four juried outdoor shows this summer at downtown Redwood City's beautiful Courthouse Square. Fine art and fine craft only. 10' x 10' and 10' x 20' spaces available. Download application here.

Dates & times:
Fri 6/19, 5 - 8:30 pm with Music on the Square
Fri 7/24, 5 - 8:30 pm with Music on the Square & Sat 7/25 11 am - 8 pm with the PAL Blues Festival
Fri 8/28, 5 - 8:30 pm with Music on the Square
Fri 9/25, 5 - 8:30 pm with Music on the Square & Sat 9/26, 11 am - 8 pm with the Redwood City Salsa Festival

February 25, 2009

Call for Collage Artists _ Sun Gallery

Submit your work for consideration to be included in an exhibition of ten Bay Area collage artists this June which will present the widest range of approaches to collage possible. Searching for straight collages, not mixed media or assemblage. Minor elements of assemblage and mixed media, however, are acceptable.

Details:
-Each artist will be required to pay a $40 “hanging” fee.
-The gallery will collect a 30% commission on all works sold.
-Organizer will hang the show along with a few volunteers
-Each artist will have from eight to ten feet of wall space in which to hang their work.
-All pieces must be framed. No floating frames.
-Labeling details tba.

Important Dates:
Deliver Pieces – Saturday, May 30th.
Hang Show - Saturday and Sunday, May 30th and 31st
Show Opens - June 3rd
Reception - Saturday, June 13th
The show ends June 28th. (Pick up dates tba)

Please contact Robert to submit work for consideration:

Robert Magginetti
450 Craven St.
Hayward, CA 94541
tranqbase@earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~tranqbase/

Gallery information:
Sun Gallery
1015 E. St.
Hayward, CA 94541
510-782-8843
http://www.sungallery.org/

March 4, 2009

SMART Art Competition

Trash into Treasure - to show how discarded items can be redesigned into works of art as well as functional everyday items.

The top prize is $2,000 cash and the categories include sculptures/functional items/videos/photography/music. Local, national and international media will be covering the contest so it will be a wonderful opportunity for exposure.

Panel of judges include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Director of the Artist in Residence Program from S.F. Recycle, The Director of the IFC & Sundance Channel, MTV Intl, Current TV as well as Environmental Luminaries Paul Hawken and Annie Leonard (the Creator of the Story of Stuff) plus many more.

In addition to cash prizes, winners will be displayed as part of the Plastiki Art Exhibition (The Plastiki is a sea worthy vessel that has been created almost entirely from post consumer plastic water and soda bottles with self-reinforced PET thrown in for good measure and will sail across the Pacific Ocean. Learn more here.)

Deadline for submission is May 1, 2009. Guidelines are here.

March 15, 2009

KFJC 50th Anniversary Art/Logo Contest

In the fall of 1959 KFJC began broadcasting out of a closet in Mountain View, CA. It has been nearly 50 years of broadcasting for KFJC and we are excited to make this year more memorable than any year before.

KFJC has grown out of that closet and into a poineer in non commercial radio in the Bay Area and worldwide by continuing to be a conduit for new and interesting audio art and information, especially the sorts that are unavailable elsewhere.

As we turn fifty this year we decided to invite the individuals and communities that have continued to support us and keep our vision alive to have fun and celebrate with us in the unusual way we do things. What better way to celebrate than to get creative!?

Throughout the years we have invited artists to design our Annual Fundraiser Artist T Shirt. We're proud to include Robert Williams, Darren Grealish, Mike Davis, Arik Roper, among our contributors.

This year for our 50th Anniversary, we invite you! The KFJC 50th Anniversary Art Contest is our invitation to artists of all kinds to put into creation the vision we've been sending you through the airwaves all these years. Let's celebrate!

Categories include: Mixed Media/Freeform, Artist T Shirt Design and KFJC Logo. There are cash prizes for winning entries in each category.

The selected winning pieces and honorable mentions will also be included in an exclusive KFJC Art/Logo Exhibit to be held at KALEID Gallery, San Jose. An artists’ reception will be held First Friday September 4, 2009.

Submission Guidelines and Rules -download here.

March 17, 2009

Spring Art Workshops at Norton Studio

Jen Norton Art Studio has two new workshops to jump start your creativity!

Art Triage-Saturday, April 18, 9am to 1pm (includes lunch).
$125 (Early Bird Stimulus: Register for $110 before March 20)

Bring your "less-than-successful" works on paper and together we will reincarnate them into something brand new using elements of design. Fun, rewarding and therapeutic!

Download the registration form here.

Color & Collage Workshop for ages 10+
Thurs/Fri, April 16 & 17, 9am to 12noon each day.
$175 (included materials) (Early Bird Stimulus: Register for $160 before March 20)

Day 1: Learn concepts of hue, value, intensity, temperature and some texture techniques while creating color abstracts on watercolor papers.
Day 2: Create fun collages using our decorated papers. Students will finish one 16 x 20, matted artwork.

Download the registration form here.

April 1, 2009

Art on the Square 2009 – Call for Entries

Art on the Square is a series of four juried fine art and craft shows on the streets surrounding Courthouse Square in the heart of downtown Redwood City. Artists will exhibit painting, jewelry, photography, glass, fiber, sculpture, and more. We are looking for high quality work that people can buy for themselves, their home, or to give as gifts while supporting the local economy and the best of handmade American craftsmanship.

Art on the Square complements:
Music on the Square, Redwood City’s Friday evening summer concerts,
The PAL Blues Festival in July benefiting the Police Activities League, and
The Redwood City Salsa Festival in September.

2009 show dates are:
June: Fri 6/19, 5 – 8:30 pm with Music on the Square
July: Fri 7/24, 5 – 8:30 pm with Music on the Square & Sat 7/25, 11 am – 8 pm with the PAL Blues Festival
Aug: Fri 8/28, 5 – 8:30 pm with Music on the Square
Sept: Fri 9/25, 5 – 8:30 pm with Music on the Square & Sat 9/26, 11 am – 8 pm with the Redwood City Salsa Festival

Join the fun this summer at Art on the Square. At each show the public can enter to win a gift certificate to spend with the artist of their choice.

Go to www.redwoodcityevents.com to download an application.

April 5, 2009

Visions from the New California Award

The program seeks to promote artists working in any visual medium, who display artistic excellence, are committed to an artistic career, and are under-served, under-recognized or under-represented in the mainstream (artists who have not had extensive solo exhibitions at galleries or museums or have not received any major grants or fellowships for individual artists.)

The program also aims to recognize artists who represent the racial/ethnic demographic mix of California, who live throughout the state (particularly beyond the San Francisco and Los Angeles metropolitan areas), and who work in a range of visual art media.

Award includes a (required) residency and a no strings attached $4000 stipend.

Deadline for applications is June 1, 2009. Apply here.

April 10, 2009

Scrap 2 Sculpt Contest

Whole House Building Supply and Salvage invites all San Francisco Bay Area artists to submit a sculpture of recycled materials for a juried show.

Deadline for submissions is August 15th, no entry fee.

Whole House Building Supply and Salvage will exhibit the finalists' work in an outdoor exhibit in October to be held in the garden (1955 Pulgas Ave., East Palo Alto, CA., 94303).

Awards of cash, merchandise and gift certificates will be presented after the judges have determined the finalists.

The winners will have their sculptures exhibited at Palo Alto City Hall in October.

Full contest rules and entry information is available here.

For more information please contact Oksana Baumert at Oksana@driftwoodsalvage.com or leave a message 650-856-0634.

April 13, 2009

Two exhbition opportunites in downtown San Jose

We have two business establishments that would like to host regular exhibitions of local art beginning immediately.

Please review the info for each venue, and if you are interested, please reply with 2-3 small jpg samples of your current work you propose to exhibit (or a direct link to the images on your website). And indicate which venue you're interested in (or both if that's the case.)

Once we receive the submissions, the owners of the venues will select the artists and we'll map out the schedule. Selected artists will be notified and be given specific dates and logistical info.

1. SOULA Yoga

Soula (pronounced soul•ah) Power Yoga Studio is founded and managed by Marta Weinstock, an accomplished instructor who studied in Boston and has trained with America’s celebrated yoga leaders. Weinstock blends original teachings of the masters with her own techniques and makes Power Yoga accessible to everyone.

The Studio is located in downtown San José on the Paséo de San Antonio between South First and Second streets..

Exhibition space is in the entrance lobby of the studio with 2 main walls - 21' wide x 4' tall, and 6' wide x 4' tall.

Exhibitions will run for 2 months. Artwork may be for sale, no commission is imposed, transactions will be dealt with privately between the artist and the collector.


2. AGENDA Restaurant

This SoFA District restaurant features exquisite California cuisine at reasonable prices. They are looking for quality artwork by local artists to add to the ambiance of their reputable restaurant.

The art will be hung in the main dining room. There are three exhibit walls- 2 walls are approximately 8-10' wide x 5-6' tall, and 1 wall is approx. 10' - 12' wide x 8' tall.

Agenda will work with the artists to have a reception for the artists on the First Friday of the month as a participant of the South FIRST FRIDAYS artwalk.

Exhibitions will run for 1 month. Artwork may be for sale with a 20% commission forwarded to Phantom Galleries (transactions will be dealt with privately between the artist and the collector.)


Feel free to let us know if you have additional questions.

info@PhantomGalleries.com or 408-271-5151

Thank you!

peace,
Cherri

April 14, 2009

Next TWO BUCK TUESDAY is April 21st!

KALEID Gallery & the Two Buck Tues Crew presents:

TWO BUCK Tuesdays - April 21st. an all day $2 art sale and quirky speaker series on the third Tuesday of the month.

12noon - 8pm: $2 art all day

6pm - 8pm: interesting people speaker series- 10mns each, before / after demos and live music

------ Featured Speakers ------

Christina Deptula - Mutual Social Networking: Fun entrepreneurial business models for aspiring artists.
Taken from Christina's experience as Creative Facilitator of Synchronized Chaos variety magazine, this will be a discussion of what artists can learn from successful social networking business models and how to use strategies such as personal business cards, online and in-person networking, leveraging transferable skills, etc., all interspersed with free verse poems.

Eric Taggart - The Art of the Art Trade: How artists end up with art collections they could never afford.
Art trading is quite simple. Think credit default swaps, mortgage backed securities and collateralized debt obligations mixed with white album-era Beatles and Death Cab For Cutie pre-Narrow Stairs. It’s like that but with art.

Eric Taggart is a registered psychotherapist intern practicing in Los Altos and San Francisco. He doesn’t know anything about the financial markets, but knows 10 minutes worth of information about art trades.

“Shake a Leg” 10 minute express still life sketch session – bring paper / pencils!


------ Before & After Speaker Series Entertainment ------

Ben Shutz ceramic demos before and after the speakers.

Sam Brown will be playing unaccompanied saxophone in a freely improvised lyrical style throughout the evening.


To view past TBT events, click here.

This event is presented by the Two Buck Tues Crew:
Christine Benjamin
Lacey Bryant
Eddie Flores
Maria Inocencio
Trina Merry
Kyle Pellet
Matthew Seigel
Kate Stewart
Two Fish Design

KALEID Gallery
88 South Fourth Street (street level of the 4th St. Garage)
downtown, San Jose
408-947-1785

free and open to the public.

April 15, 2009

International Call For Entries for Poster Design


CALL FOR ENTRIES: TRNAVA POSTER TRIENNIAL 2009
The Trnava Poster Triennial (TPT) 2009 is a public non-anonymous international competitive exhibition of posters produced from March 2006 - 15 May 2009.

Organisers of the seventh year of the TPT take advantage of the 17-year-old good reputation of the event, declaring its support for traditional values respected by the international graphic design community and at the same time bringing innovations reflecting the constantly changing character of graphic design.

Endorsed by the International Council of Graphic Design Associations, a partner of the International Design Alliance.

Categories
The TPT 2009 has three competition categories

1. A1 - Posters by professional authors - individuals and teams
2. A2 - Posters by students of fine arts academies
3. B - Design of websites

Awards
* Andy Warhol Prize - Grand Prix for the overall TPT winner
* First Prize in the A1 category - poster
* First Prize in the B category - design of websites
* First to third Prize in the A2 category - poster students of fine arts academies
* Third Prize of the Chairman of the Trnavský Self-administrative Region - for typography
* Fourth Prize of the Mayor of the Town of Trnava for the best Slovak artist

The opening ceremony of the international Trnava Poster Triennial will be held in Ján Koniarek Gallery, Kopplova vila, Zelený kríček 3 in Trnava on 21 October 2009 at 17:00. The exhibition will last until 18 December 2009.

DEADLINE for submissions is May 15, 2009.

For submission guidelines and forms, visit: http://www.gjk.sk/trienale/eng.html

May 13, 2009

2 RFQ's from SJ Public Art Program

INTERPRETIVE ARTWORKS – WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT

GENERAL INFORMATION
The City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs and Environmental Services Department are seeking an artist to create interpretive artworks for long-term display at the Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). The interpretive artworks are intended to be an integrative aspect of the current WPCP tours that encourage visitors to reflect upon the issues that impact water conservation and use. WPCP tours are conducted in busses; therefore the artworks must be visible at a distance, or incorporate aspects that take this in consideration. There may also be opportunities to develop interpretive artwork for the WPCP lecture hall, or for the introductory element of the tour.

During project development the selected artist will tour the WPCP individually and with tour groups, meet with ESD staff, and learn about the WPCP master plan, which is currently in development.

The artwork will be in addition to signage that will be created for the tour by WPCP staff. The focus of this project will be on the creation of an artwork(s) that enhance the experience of and information about the WPCP provided through the tours.
Artist Eligibility: Artists based in the United States are invited to apply. Applicants must have all necessary documentation and permits to work in the United States at the time of submittal of qualifications.
PROJECT BUDGET: $100,000

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Submissions must be received as a complete application in CaFÉ™ by no later than MIDNIGHT (MDT) on Friday, June 19, 2009.

APPLICATION PROCESS: All materials will be submitted online, via CaFÉ™ website (www.callforentry.org). There is no application fee to apply or to use the CaFÉ™ online application system. To view the application, go to www.callforentry.org, register a username and password, navigate to “Apply to Calls”, and search the list for “City of San Jose – ESD Interpretive Artworks.”

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PHOTOGRAPHER-IN- RESIDENCE: ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

GENERAL INFORMATION
The City of San Jose’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Environmental Services Department (ESD) are seeking a “photographer-in-residence” to document the people, places and operations involved in the daily workings of the Environmental Services Department Storm Water, Water Pollution Control and Water Recycling Services. The photographer-in-residence will spend approximately 20 hours per week documenting the Department’s work over a six month period and will be provided with a work station at the Water Pollution Control Plant, which will act as home base for this project. At the end of the residency period, the photographer will create a proposal for presenting the photographs (e.g. as a suite of framed photographs, web pages, a publication, etc.) and a separate production contract will be negotiated.

Artist Eligibility: Photographers who are residents of one of the following California counties are invited to apply: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma. Applicants must have all necessary documentation and permits to work in the United States at the time of submittal of qualifications.
PROJECT BUDGET
Residency Period: $30,000
Production Period: Up to $20,000 based on proposed presentation format(s)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Submissions must be received as a complete application in CaFÉ™ by no later than midnight, Mountain Daylight Time on Friday, June 5, 2009.

APPLICATION PROCESS: All materials will be submitted online, via CaFÉ™ website (www.callforentry.org). There is no application fee to apply or to use the CaFÉ™ online application system. To view the application, go to www.callforentry.org, register a username and password, navigate to “Apply to Calls”, and search the list for “City of San Jose – ESD Photographer-in-Residence.”

Contact: Patricia Walsh, Arts Program Coordinator, Public Art Program
City of San José, Office of Cultural Affairs
365 S. Market St., San José, CA 95113
p: 408.277.5144, x18; f: 408.277.3160
patricia.walsh@sanjoseca.gov; www.sanjoseculture.org

May 18, 2009

RFQ for Artist/Planner Team to Consult on Diridon Station Area Plan

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ARTIST/PLANNER TEAM TO CONSULT ON DIRIDON STATION AREA PLAN

RFQ release date: May 1, 2009
Deadline for questions and objections: May 22, 2009
RFQ due date: May 26, 2009 at 3 p.m. (PST)

The City of San José Office of Cultural Affairs is seeking an experienced public artist/planner team to collaborate with the consultant planning teams for the Diridon Station Area Plan and Station Reuse Plan. The Diridon Station Area Plan will be a comprehensive plan for a new Transit Oriented Center that will incorporate existing rail service (Caltrain, VTA, Amtrak, and ACE), plus the new California high-speed rail and BART in addition to retail, entertainment and residential opportunities; and the adaptive re-use of the existing Diridon Station. The selected artist/team will work collaboratively to provide ideas and concepts for inclusion of public art opportunities (by other artists), and to add an artistic perspective to the overall design.

ARTIST ELIGIBILTY
This opportunity is open to individual artists or artist-led teams working or living in California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, or Arizona.

HOW TO APPLY
All applicants must register with the City of San José Bidsync system and download the RFQ to receive all required directions, information and to post questions. http://www.sanjoseca.gov/purchasing/consulta.asp

Art on the Square June 19 2009 – Call for Entries

Sell your work at the first of four Art on the Square fine art and craft shows on the streets surrounding Courthouse Square in the heart of downtown Redwood City. Art on the Square is a series of four juried outdoor shows where artists exhibit painting, jewelry, photography, glass, fiber, sculpture, and more. We are looking for high quality work that people can buy for themselves, their home, or to give as gifts while supporting the local economy and the best of handmade American craftsmanship. Join other CA artisans on Friday 6/19 from 5 until 8:30 pm and hear Santana tribute band, Caravansarai.

To promote sales the public can enter a drawing to win gift certificates to spend at the artist's booth(s) of their choice. Artists will be re-imbursed the full amount of any gift certificate they receive. Download an application at www.redwoodcityevents.com. Email us at ArtontheSquare@sbcglobal.net if you have any questions.

The June show is filling quickly so please apply soon to be considered.

APPLICATIONS FOR JUNE ART ON THE SQUARE MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 6/10/09.

May 24, 2009

Investing in Artists Grants for Performing & Media Arts

The Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) is pleased to announce that the Guidelines and Application Form for Round IV of the Investing in Artists grants program are now available for download at www.cciarts.org/funding.

The Investing in Artists grants program was established in 2007 to enhance the working lives and strengthen the creative support system for California artists working in all disciplines. Following an initial three rounds of funding made to 54 artists in 2007 and 2008, CCI is pleased to continue the grants program from 2009-2011, supported by The James Irvine Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

The Investing in Artists program now provides grants in two categories, for: 1) Artistic Equipment and Tools; and 2) Artistic Innovation. Beginning in 2009, the grants program will contain significant guideline changes, including a new Artistic Innovation grants category, the rotation of application deadlines according to discipline-specific groupings, and the requirement of online application submissions only. Round IV is designated for Performing and Media Arts applicants only, and the deadline for submission of online applications is July 15, 2009.

June 10, 2009

Call for Art - TWO BUCK TUESDAYS - June 16th


TBT art by Pellet

TWO BUCK TUESDAYS is open to all artists that want to create unique affordable art for a once a month crazy sale of $2 art!

To participate, just drop off as many 4" x 6" (or smaller) works of art that you want by this Saturday, June 13th at 3pm. All work must be priced for $2 (you keep ALL the proceeds) and make sure all of your contact info is on the back so new customers can get in touch with you.

Then come out Tuesday, June 16th from 7-9pm for the quirky speaker series and meet a bunch of truly interesting people!

KALEID Gallery
88 South Fourth Street
Downtown San Jose
(next door to FLAMES Restaurant)
408-947-1785

June 19, 2009

KFJC's 50th Anniversary Art Contest _ DEADLINE July 10th

In honor of KFJC's 50th year on the air (we started broadcasting out of a closet in Mountain View, California in 1959), we're hosting an art competition!!!

Here's the deal. If you have concepts for a unique piece of KFJC artwork, a new KFJC logo or a 50th Anniversary-themed KFJC T-shirt, please send them in.

Winners will receive cash honorariums and will be featured in a special exhibition on First Friday September 4, 2009 at KALEID Gallery in San Jose, CA. KFJC Staff and management have invited Sunny Buick, the 2002 Girlie Shirt artist, to participate as a guest judge (www.sunnybuick.com).

Artwork should fall into one of the three following categories:
-KFJC Logo
-Artist T-Shirt Design
-Mixed media / Freeform

KFJC LOGO- KFJC lovers show their loyalty to the station by donning their favorite KFJC logo T-shirts or slapping stickers emblazoned with the KFJC logo on their preferred mode of transportation. We're seeking new interpretations of "KFJC 89.7 FM" in logo form and invite your submissions in this category.

ARTIST T-SHIRT DESIGN-Over the years we've had a huge number of fantastic contributing artists for our limited edition fundraiser garb, including (but not limited to): Niagara, Sunny Buick, Arik Roper, Emek, Strk3, Mike King, Webster Colcord, Plastic Crimewave, Mike Zorn, Mike Davis, Frances Marin, Chris Reccardi, Robert Williams, and GAMA-GO! To see a selection of these designs, visit our KFJC Donation Page

This year we're looking for new T-shirt design submissions that celebrate KFJC's 50 years of broadcasting (since 1959!). Please make mention of that in your artwork.

MIXED MEDIA / FREEFORM-Perhaps you have an equally inspired idea for a sculpture, drawing, collage, photo, or other mixed media approach that is an homage to KFJC. Submit your piece (no original artwork, please) for consideration in the "mixed media / freeform" category. Be sure to include some mention of KFJC in your artwork (89.7 FM, KFJC, "Wave of the West," etc.).

Submit When? - NOW!!!! Submission deadline is: Friday, July 10th, 2009 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Winners will be announced on our website Friday, July 24th, 2009. (http://kfjc.org)

THE OFFICIAL RULES-Please view the official rules and entry form - click here

If you have additional questions, please email publicity[at]kfjc.org

June 22, 2009

Sun Gallery Call for Art - Creative Firefighters

Sun Gallery Call for Art for the Second Annual “The Hottest Show in Town”™

Celebrating the Creative Firefighter
Firefighters – Active or Retired;, our Local Heros

Opening Reception: August 22nd, 1 pm to 7 pm
Hottest Show: August 22 through September 19th

Artwork will be juried: submit your two or three dimensional creative works by CD, photos, or online website to susan@sungallery.org by July 31.

Your work can be dropped off and juried simultaneously at the Sun Gallery, by appointment. Artwork will be accepted August 12th through 19th, by appointment.

The show fee will be $65, which includes a membership to the Gallery, and postcard invitations for the show. Sun Gallery's commission on sales is 30%.

If you are a performing artist, and would like to perform at the opening reception, please let us know!

Please call Susan Julie Gonzales at (510) 415-4111, or send an e-mail to Susan@sungallery.org for more information, or to make arrangements.

Sun Gallery is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization seeking to enrich the cultural lives of our diverse and multicultural community, and the inner lives of individual of all ages and circumstances, through art, with a focus on Art Education for Children.

July 2, 2009

Sonya Paz offers Get in the G.A.M.E. Workshop

Get in the G.A.M.E. "Guerrilla Art Marketing Experience"

So why aren't you selling your art to your customers? Don't rely on others to do what you have the potential to do yourself! Galleries are a nice place to start, but you do not get the experience in selling direct to customers. They want to meet and know the artist, this is YOU!

In this artful workshop, you will learn:

* How to interact with your customer and never let them see you sweat
* How to cost effectively utilize affordable marketing tools and materials
* Develop good follow up skills
* Learn to be the self represented artist that you are and creatively market yourself confidently with your sales ability

Getting it out there is the first step in showing the world the passion in your creativity, whether it's visual arts, performance arts, writing, creative media.

DATE: Monday, July 13, 2009 at the Sonya Paz Gallery in Downtown Campbell CA
TIME: 6 pm - 9 pm:
COST: Earlybird price is $59.00 until July7th.
July 8th through July12th price is $65.00.
$95.00 at door

Reserve your seat now! https://www.sonyapaz.com/secure_purch/seminar.html

Sonya Paz Fine Art Gallery
195 East Campbell Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
Phone: 408.378.5000
http://www.sonyapaz.com/

July 13, 2009

WORKS Workshop Week July 14-18, 2009

WORKS San Jose Workshop Week - All kids ages 1-99 are invited to come and do art!

TUESDAY JULY 14, 2-4pm, Come paint with artist Brande Barrett!

WEDNESDAY JULY 15, 2-4pm, Create a ‘zine’ about yourself with Amy Anderson & Claire Tero!

THURSDAY JULY 16, 2-4pm, Experience sculpture with artist Alfred Preciado!

FRIDAY JULY 17, 2-4pm, Mixed Media art with artist Anne Taylor!

SATURDAY JULY 18, 10-2pm, Everything goes! Art tables, games and worshops to chose from!

For more info, please contact Stephanie Battle at gallery@workssanjose.org or call (408)286-6800

WORKS San Jose
451 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Planet Magazine Global Travel Photo Contest

We know we have world class photographers amongst us, good luck!

PLANET is the first and leading contemporary global culture magazine blending the latest in art, music and fashion with coverage of distant cultures, unique travel experiences, and environmental awareness. Since our launch in 2001, PLANET has become known for its outstanding photography, shot by many of today's top photographic talents, from dynamic up-and-comers to great masters and enduring legends.

PLANET's photo contest offers photographers from around the world a unique opportunity to share their vision of travel, life, people, and sub-culture with our top editors and a distinguished panel of judges culled from the highest levels of New York's international photography community.

Best of all, the Grand Prize winners will receive a round-the-world ticket (or $1,000) with a portfolio assignment covering your trip.

Two runner-ups per category will each receive a liveBooks PJ portfolio website (basic web package or $500 toward any liveBooks website package or upgrade.) and a portfolio of their work published by PLANET in 2010.

Ten finalists will have their work appear in a special contest portfolio.

Our ongoing theme is 'Many Worlds, One Planet', and we'd like to ask photographers to not only capture defining images of a particular place but to also consider the people, lifestyles, and sub-cultures of the places they document; a powerful portrait or image of a gathering can equally reveal the depth and mystery of the travel experience.

Please visit the Global Travel Contest page for more information, judges and entry form: http://www.planet-mag.com/photocontest/

July 16, 2009

TWO BUCK Tuesdays art due Saturday, July 18th


Thanks to Pellet for our sweet new business cards!

TWO BUCK TUESDAYS is open to all artists that want to create unique affordable art for a once a month promotional sale of $2 art!

To participate, just drop off as many 4" x 6" (or smaller) works of art that you want by this Saturday, July 18th at 3pm.

All work must be priced for $2 (you keep ALL the proceeds) and make sure all of your contact info is on the back so new customers can get in touch with you.

Then come out Tuesday, July 21st from 7-9pm for the quirky speaker series and meet a bunch of truly interesting, quirky people!

To see photos from past TWO BUCK Tuesdays events, click here.

KALEID Gallery
88 South Fourth Street
Downtown San Jose
(next door to FLAMES Restaurant)
408-947-1785
Tweet us @KALEIDgallery or @Phantomtweets

July 19, 2009

Send us your news

If you are an artist, curator or a venue hosting an exhibition in the San Jose area, you are encouraged to send us your art related event announcements for posting to the Phantom Galleries announcement list.

Email info@PhantomGalleries.com the exhibit title, participating artist(s), date, time, location, address, website and a one or two description of the exhibition. Images are encouraged (640 pixels wide, jpg format).

Join us on Twitter! @phantomtweets

ZINE PARTY! Call For Zines

ZINE PARTY! Call For Zines

Want to make a zine and share it with others?

Yumi is looking for people who want to make a zine to sell, exchange or giveaway at ZINE PARTY to be held at KALEID Gallery on September 18th, 7pm-9pm.

Be creative and make people happy with your zine!

Entry: Email Yumi at all_access25@hotmail.com your contact information (name, email, and phone number) by Friday, August 7th. More details will be sent to you via email.

Entry deadline: Friday, August 7th
Zine submission deadline: Monday, September 7th
ZINE PARTY: Friday, September 18th
Yumi's contact info: all_access25@hotmail.com

September 13, 2009

Bambú AIR Call for Submissions

Bambú Announces its 2009 Artist-in-Residence Call for Submissions

Bambú’s Artist-in Residence (AIR) program is pleased to announce its call for artists and performers for the Fall 2009 cycle. Currently supported by the Friends of Grace and The City of San Jose’s Grace Community Center, Bambú is a new addition to GCC’s Art and Wellness Studio facility’s long list of programs offered to Bay Area artists with accessibility and or functioning needs. All enthusiastic individuals in the Performing Arts and or Fine Arts are encouraged to apply.

The Bambú AIR program connects artists living with symptoms of mental illness with professional artists in the local community to create and exhibit art.  This collaboration fosters personal and artistic development within the context of a Recovery-Oriented Open Studio Model.

The Bambú AIR program provides an opportunity for Bambú artists to engage with professional local artists through mentorships, classes and open studios. Bambú AIR mentorships support artists working one-on-one with selected Bambú participants to create individual shows to be exhibited at Bambú gallery openings. Furthermore, Bambú artists maintain open studios at Bambú’s facilities and present weekly classes for participants, culminating in a final project.

The Bambú AIR program will be selecting one Fine Artist and one Performing Artist for its upcoming three-month placements. The Artist-in-Residence will be provided with a private work studio, Bambú AIR training, a three-month gallery exhibit, admittance to GCC’s activities and relevant supplies.

Continue reading "Bambú AIR Call for Submissions" »

October 7, 2009

Call for Art - Two Buck Tuesdays October

Two Buck Tuesdays is getting bigger and better this year with the recently added live sketch sessions and featured curators of each event.

If you would like to get samples of your work out to a wide audience in a fun, affordable way, you're welcome to participate in the $2 art sale component of the Two Buck Tuesdays event.

Just bring in 6-8 works of art sized 4" x 6" or smaller with your full contact info on the back (you keep all the proceeds) no later than Saturday October 17th at 3pm.

Then join us on Tuesday, Oct 20th for Two Buck Tuesday curated by Eddie Flores. Scheduled speakers include artist Carlos DaSilva, poet Don K. and a fashion show by Masha Art. Live sketchers include Robert Lopez, Fernando Amaro, Laura Callin Bennett and Timothy Tsun.

KALEID Gallery
88 South Fourth Street
Downtown San Jose, CA
www.KALEIDgallery.com
408-947-1785

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday thru Friday, Noon - 7pm
Saturday, Noon - 5pm
First Fridays til 9pm

October 10, 2009

Bambú Call for Volunteer Artists

Bambú is a new program cultivating a creative community in & around GCC’s new Art and Wellness Studio facility located in Downtown San Jose. Bambú is currently supported by the Friends of Grace and The City of San Jose’s Grace Community Center.

Bambú is looking for volunteer artists to teach classes & workshops!
Are you a talented artist eager to share your creativity with the community? Would you like to instruct or develop a community project, art class or event? The Friends of Grace are starting community art programming at the newly renovated GCC Art & Wellness Studio. All interested artists are encouraged to contact us for more information.

For more info please contact Bambú Coordinator, Michaela Rodriguez at (408) 904-8190 or email bambuair@thefriendsofgrace.org

Black & Brown Puzzle Exhibit - call for art

Black & Brown is having a very special end of the year puzzle show. It is a show where everyone can contribute! We are asking those who would like to participate to drop off a puzzle matted an ready to hang before November 1st.

This can be a puzzle found or a puzzle made. It can also be your interpretation of a puzzle. The puzzles will be sold and in the spirit of the holidays all proceeds will go to a to be announced environmental organization and of course those would like to keep their puzzle can just let us know that it is not for sale.

The date of the art show is November 14th and will have DJ's as well as live bands. For additional information, please email blackandbrown@sbcglobal.net or call (408)298-1970.

Black & Brown Clothing
1225 West San Carlos St
San Jose, CA 95125

January 17, 2010

We Love Music!_Call for Art

On The Corner Music is getting ready for it's 3rd annual We Love Music! exhibit Friday, February 26th.

Local artists paint/draw/collage/graf/photo/etc their own interpretation of what music means to them on a BLANK record sleeve (which there are plenty available for FREE at the shop).

All art sale proceeds will go to the American Heart Association (the amount can be determined by the individual artist). Pieces are not limited to just using a sleeve, 12x12 canvases, wooden frames, 3D sculptures, anything outside the original format is definitely encouraged.

To participate, let Jeff know ASAP - pieces will be accepted until Tuesday February 23rd. If you have questions and need more info, call 408-871-0305 or email any questions to Jeff at drumdemon@hotmail.com.

April 7, 2010

SJ Yarnbombers Want You!

Do you knit a mean sweater? Can you crochet circles around circles? Or are you enthusiastically garter stitching your first scarf? Regardless of your level of experience, we want you! The San Jose Yarnbombing Crew is recruiting new members!

Yarn-bomb-ing (yarn bom-ing) n. 1. The softer, cuddlier side of graffiti. Street art that brings smiles to faces, and brightens up our neighborhood with unexpected bursts of color and whimsy. 2. Sneaky, guerrilla knitting. Taking your wild textile art to the next level of creativity and public art awesomeness.

We are plotting a massive yarnstorm to hit the streets during the 3rd Annual SubZERO Festival in the SoFA District on First Friday June 4th. We need all the hands and pointy sticks (and hooks) we can get to make this year's bombing amazing!

Get in touch by emailing knittybitty@hotmail.com or find us on Facebook by clicking here.

April 14, 2010

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School April 22, 2010


photography by Daniel Gaines


The Woman Who Fell From Space!

In the futuristic year of 2010, an alien beauty crashed to Earth. Lost and distressed, she has made her way to Silicon Valley and has taken refuge with Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. Come, witness for yourself the spectacle of the woman who fell from space!

Bring your sketchbooks and favorite drawing tools, for in exchange for sanctuary, she has agreed to let her likeness be rendered by our esteemed student body.

Join us on Thursday, April 22nd from 7pm-10pm at Anno Domini, the official San Jose Chapter of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-art School!


DR. SKETCHY’s ANTI-ART SCHOOL
Dr. Sketchy’s is the world’s premier alternative drawing movement. Every month, over 3,500 artists gather in over a hundred cities (including New York, Hollywood, Sao Paolo, London, Rome, Paris, Tokyo, and Melbourne) to sketch glamorous, subcultural models and compete in drawing contests in an atmosphere of artistic mayhem.


Thursday, April 22nd, 7pm-10pm
$10.00
/door Seating is limited, so get here early!

Featuring Live Model: Theresa Dunnavant
Master & Mistress of Ceremonies: Drew Clark & Trina Merry


Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design
366 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113
www.galleryAD.com 408.271.5155

June 24, 2010

My Favorite Nightmares Call for Art

Nightmares. As creepy or repulsive as they may be, they fascinate us. They linger in our minds long after we've woken, leaving us distracted by thoughts of otherworldly fears. It is often the strange things that play in our heads at night that inspire us to create upon waking. Sometimes these unsettling dreams are rearranged from the events of our daily lives; our brains putting them into a senseless order, helping us to see our thoughts from an inside out perspective. Other dreams seem to make no sense at all and yet perhaps it is this “otherness” that causes us to dwell, at times giving rise to an almost a manic need to recreate the scenes that dance across our sleeping eyes, if only to have some relief once the images have been transferred to the canvas.

When we celebrate the bizarre terrors which overtake us in our sleep we are able to see what base fears we share. This will be a show of real and imagined nightmares, monsters, things that go bump in the night or cause us to gasp awake. The reoccurring night terrors that we just can't get enough of. An admission that we kind of like to be scared.

My Favorite Nightmares will be a group show featuring artwork inspired by nightmares. There will be an interactive element, including a space for guests to draw or write descriptions of nightmares they have had that have stayed with them.

Curated by Lacey Bryant hosted by WORKS San Jose
451 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Gallery: 408-286-6800

Voicemail: 408-300-6405

gallery@workssanjose.org

Reception: October 31 7-11pm & November 5 8-11pm
Show Dates: October 31-November 25

Work may be dropped off at the gallery October 22-23 from 12-4pm. Shipped works must be received by October 20 (details for shipping work will follow)

Work must be picked up from the gallery November 26-27 from 12-4 pm (with the exception of shipped works which will be shipped back).

To be considered for My Favorite Nightmares, Please submit the following information and JPEG files of up to five works by SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 to evilrobot42@gmail.com Please print “NIGHTMARES” in the subject line. All types of original artwork will be considered, including 2D, 3D, video, sound and installation.

You will be notified by September 17 to let you know if your work will be in the show. Thanks for submitting!

TWO BUCK Tuesdays Call for Art

TWO BUCK Tuesdays is an inspired event hosted by a crew of very dedicated artists at KALEID Gallery on the Third Tuesday of the month. Artists and audience alike are invited to attend, contribute and share in this unique event all free of charge.

The TBT Crew organizes artistic, creative speakers, live demos, performances and live music jammed into 3 hours for a hyper shot of inspiration that you'll carry with you all month long til the next one!



Two Buck Art


live painting by Christine Benjamin


featured sketch artist Mark Damrel


performance by Persephone Tribal Belly Dancers


music by Benjamin Henderson


We want to invite you to participate by submitting your art for this great event. It's an opportunity to get your work and your name out there to new fans that appreciate the work and the amazing affordable price. All TBT art is 4" x 6" or smaller, we suggest 6-8 pieces, all your contact info should be on the back, works are priced at $2 and you keep all the proceeds.

You can drop off your work anytime at KALEID Gallery Tuesday thru Friday, Noon - 7pm or Saturday Noon - 5pm before the next scheduled TWO BUCK Tuesday event (3rd Tuesday of every month.)

Email us with any questions at info@KALEIDgallery.com

Thank you and we'll see you there!
The TWO BUCK Tuesday Crew

KALEID Gallery
88 South Fourth Street
Downtown San Jose
www.KALEIDgallery.com
408.947.1785

June 30, 2010

Canvas Ghost Call for Art

Canvas Ghost is looking for artists to exhibit in their Day of the Dead art celebration that will take place October 16 & 17, 2010.

-This is a juried show. We are looking for local artists that have or can create their interpretation of The Day of the Dead. 2D and 3D artwork will be considered.
-Artists that are accepted are expected to attend the event. We are charging a 20% commission on works sold, so please factor that into your prices.
-We are looking for your interpretation of the Day of the Dead. We do not require any specific style or medium. The width of a 2D piece must be 36” or less. The height must not exceed 72”.
-The 2D art must be prewired as we are using a hanging system that utilizes wire on the artwork. We will reject any pieces that are not properly wired. See Examples

Please fill out the submission form here, and email jpgs of the pieces submitted.

Please email info@canvasghost.com with questions.

July 5, 2010

Send Us Your Art News

We at Phantom Galleries know there is an abundance of talented artists, performers, musicians and creatives doing great work in this area and are exhibiting at a wide variety of venues....from well established art venues to under the radar, out of the way indie venues.

We want to help artists and audiences connect by forwarding your news through our Phantom Galleries blog, direct emails, Facebook and Twitter all at no charge. So send us your exhibition news, upcoming events or, if you're putting on an event and need artists, send us your call for art.

We suggest you email us a 640pixel image at 72dpi, event title, date(s), venue info and a short description of your event. Please send info a week or two before the actual event. Send all information to info[at]PhantomGalleries.com

Feel free to refer anyone that's interested in arts and culture- they can sign up for our newsletter for free - just send them to this link: http://tinyurl.com/phantomsignup

July 27, 2010

Art & Sole Call for Art

SJ FAM is looking for 5 of San Jose’s top artists to participate in our 2nd Annual Art & Sole.

Requirements:

- Each artist will be asked to design 2 shoes: 1 male and 1 female shoe to auction off at the 2nd Annual Art & Sole.
- Artist will be given 2 weeks to design 2 pairs of shoes, finished products must be returned to SJ FAM by Friday, August 27. Shoes will be provided by event sponsors.
- Since bidders have an option of purchasing shoes as is or having a replica made in their own size, artist may need to create a 2nd pair of each shoe to tailor the shoe size of the bidder.

Benefits:
- Selected artist will receive 50% of the total bids placed on each of his or her shoe.
- Bids will starts at $50 per shoe.
- Artist will be promoted on www.sjfam.com

If you are interested in being an artist for Art & Sole please send an e-mail of interest to submissions@sjfam.com

Please include:
Contact information
A brief description of your interest
Link to portfolio

Deadline for submissions: August 7, 2010

August 22, 2010

Extended Deadline - Spartan/Keyes Neighborhood Project

City of San Jose – Spartan/Keyes Neighborhood Project

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

EXTENDED DEADLINE: September 14, 2010, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

For the complete Request for Proposal: http://www.sanjoseculture.org/?pid=4500

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Arts Council SV 2011 Artist Fellowships Informational Workshops

Arts Council Silicon Valley 2011 Artist Fellowships Informational Workshops will be held:

Wednesday, September 1, 3:30-5:00pm at Arts Council Silicon Valley
Suite 200 Large Conference Room, 4 North Second Street, San Jose

Wednesday, September 8, 6:30-8:00pm at Theatre on San Pedro Square
29 North San Pedro Street, San Jose

AWARDS AND CATEGORIES
Single fellowships of $4,000 are awarded annually in each of six artistic categories. (Awards may be split in cases of a tie.) No specific project needs to be carried out with the funds awarded. In 2011, Artist Fellowships will be awarded in the following categories:

Visual Arts /2-dimensional: Photography, Video, Animation
Visual Arts /3-dimensional: Sculpture (all media)
Literary Arts: Memoir, Spoken Word
Performing Arts /Music: Vocal Performance, Instrumental Performance
Performing Arts /Dance: Choreography
Performing Arts /Theatre: Stage Direction, Stage Design (set, lighting, costume)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 15, 2010

For more information, go to:
http://www.artscouncil.org/grants/grants/forindividual/artist.asp

October 20, 2010

Dr. Sketchy's San Jose presents ULTRA VIOLENCE

She came to us several nights ago from one of those facilities that rehabilitate menaces to society, ill-will shining in her pretty blue eyes. At first, we here at Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School were not well at ease with housing a violent felon, but the time we have thus spent with her has soothed our initial wariness. Her infectious charm makes her passion for nihilistic philosophy and aggravated assault more of a personality quirk than a deeply sociopathic personality disorder. Add to this the fact that she is as beautiful as she is bright and how could one not come to the conclusion that we would want to share her with the entirety of our enlightened student body?

Bring your sketching supplies to our October convocation and prepare for a night of rendering the figure of a girl who delights in the depths of human depravity. Perhaps, one of you will manage to capture not only the lines of our model’s form, but also a little of what she calls her “ultra violence.”

Bring your sketch supplies! All experience levels welcome!
General admission: $8. / door
Students: $6. / door

October 21st, 2010, 7:00-9:30pm

Anno Domini Gallery
366 South First Street
San Jose, CA
http://www.drsketchy.com/branch/blog/SanJose

Model: Wenchi
MCs: Drew Clark, Trina Merry
Photography: http://www.KevinPowers.org

October 27, 2010

Guadalupe River Trail Mammoth Public Art Project

The City of San Jose’s Public Art Program & Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services are pleased to announce the Guadalupe River Trail Mammoth Public Art Project

SUBMITTAL DEADLINE- November 17, 2010, Midnight, Mountain Time
This is an online application process only and the deadline cannot be extended

To view the complete RFQ http://www.sanjoseculture.org/?pid=4500.

The City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs and the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department are seeking an artist to create an artwork for the Lower Guadalupe River Trail where it intersects with Trimble Road. This site is adjacent to the location of where the skeleton of “Lupe”, a Columbian mammoth was discovered in July 2005, and the focus for the art project.

PROJECT BUDGET: $150,000

ARTIST ELIGIBILITY
This opportunity is open to individual artists or artist-led teams working or living in the United States. If submitting as a team, a professional artist with public art experience must be the lead team member. All applicants must have all necessary documentation and permits to work in the United States at the time of submittal of qualifications.

APPLICATION PROCESS
All materials will be submitted online, via CaFÉ™ website. There is no application fee to apply or to use the CaFÉ™ online application system. To view the application, go to www.callforentry.org), register a username and password, navigate to “Apply to Calls”, and search the list for “City of San Jose – Guadalupe River Trail”.

December 5, 2010

Exhibition Opportunity at Red Berry Coffee Bar

Red Berry Coffee Bar invites you to share your art with our downtown artisan coffee fans. Located at 231 East Santa Clara Street, right across from City Hall, Red Berry Coffee Bar is an exciting addition to downtown San Jose's food scene, featuring artisan coffees from not just one but four award-winning local roasters! Stop in to sample coffees from Barefoot (San Jose), Ecco Caffe (Santa Rosa), Verve (Santa Cruz), and Ritual (San Francisco) coffee roasters, and artisan teas from Teance (Berkeley). All drinks are prepared according to the highest barista standards, meeting the quality expectations of the most demanding coffee connoisseurs. 


Located in the historic Vintage Towers building at 231 East Santa Clara Street, Red Berry is a just one block from San Jose State University and a short walk to downtown shopping and restaurants. Street and lot parking is always available.

Our exhibition time period is 2 months. Gallery suspension systems are provided. We offer sponsorship of an artist’s reception during our normal operating hours. A weekend daytime artist’s reception time is recommended.

If you're interested in exhibiting at Red Berry Coffee Bar, please send up to 5 small jpgs (720 pixels at 72dpi) of the work you'd propose to show and a little background about you and your work to Lisa at lisa@redberrycoffeebar.com

January 10, 2011

Call for Art at new Pho69 in SoFA District

Phantom Galleries will be coordinating on-going art exhibitions at the newest SoFA District restaurant PHO69 (located next door to Caffe Trieste). The restaurant has been getting great Yelp reviews since their opening last month with special mentions of their contemporary decor, great food and friendly staff. It's just missing your art on their large spacious walls!

We are looking for large scale contemporary art work that will add to their overall ambiance and customer experience. Exhibition duration will be 2-3 months (yet to be determined) and will be a participating venue in the South First Fridays monthly art walks. Art may be available for sale.

Art work will hang from a professional hanging system that the restaurant installed (no screws/nails in the walls.) Hanging areas are: (2) 20' wide x 6' tall and (2) 12' wide x 6' tall.

To be considered for exhibition, please email 5-7 jpgs (sized no larger than 900 pixels wide at 72dpi), with short bio and exhibit history to info[at]phantomgalleries.com

We'd like to start their exhibitions by First Friday February 4th, so please respond soon if you're interested.

Feel free to pass this opportunity onto other artists you feel would be a good fit!



For more information, contact us at info@phantomgalleries.com

January 15, 2011

Public Art Program Call for Qualifications

The City of San Jose Public Art Program - Spartan/Keyes Neighborhood/Bestor Art Park Public Art Project

OPEN CALL TO SUBMIT QUALIFICATIONS

DEADLINE: Monday, January 24, 2011 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time

For the complete RFQ: http://www.sanjoseculture.org/?pid=4500

INTRODUCTION
The City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs, Redevelopment Agency and the Spartan Keyes Neighborhood Association are seeking an artist to create an art installation for Bestor Art Park located on Bestor between S. 5th and S. 6th Street. Up to four finalists will be selected to develop concept proposals and will be paid a fee of $500 (five hundred dollars) each. The budget for the actual project is up to $70,000 for design, fabrication and installation.

PROJECT BUDGET: $70,000

ARTIST ELIGIBILITY
This call for proposals is open to artists who live and/or have a studio space in Santa Clara County. Submittal shall include a proof of residency or studio space relationship.

Artists must be eligible to work in the United States and have a valid U.S. Social Security or Tax Identification Number by the application deadline.

APPLICATION PROCESS
All materials will be submitted online, via CaFÉ™ website (www.callforentry.org). There is no application fee to apply or to use the CaFÉ™ online application system. To view the application, go to www.callforentry.org , register a username and password, navigate to “Apply to Calls”, and search the list for “City of San Jose - Spartan Keyes Neighborhood Public Art Project”.

Exhibition Opportunity in Office Setting

There is an opportunity for artists to exhibit their works in a very respectable affluent office setting.

The coordinator Dorothy Whitman is an artist herself so understands the effects art can have on the employees and clients of a workplace and the potential for the artist to reach a new audience.

Art work may be for sale with no commission imposed, an artist's reception may be provided, and exhibits will rotate 3 times a year. All work must be appropriate and sensitive to a professional office setting.

To submit your work for consideration, please email:
- 4 to 6 jpgs of the series you propose to exhibit (images should be no bigger than 720 pixels on its longest side at 72 dpi)
- a short statement about your work
- a short bio with exhibit history
- contact info including phone, email and website

Email the above to Dorothy Whitman: ddixw [at] yahoo.com

January 25, 2011

apexart's Unsolicited Proposal Program (NYC)

apexart's Unsolicited Proposal Program

Continuing our annual Unsolicited Proposal Program, we will accept 600-word, idea-based exhibition proposals for evaluation by an international panel of apexart associates (curators, artists, writers, philosophers). Submissions are reviewed independently and anonymously—they are evaluated solely on the strength of the idea.

Previous curatorial experience is in no way required, and will not factor into the selection process.

Two proposals with the highest ratings are presented each season at apexart. For those in or outside the field, this program is a unique opportunity to have a professionally mounted exhibition in New York City!

Applications are welcomed and encouraged from around the world.

Guidelines for 2011/12 season

• Exhibition proposals will be accepted ONLINE ONLY from JAN 14 - FEB 14, 2011.

• Submissions are limited to 600 words maximum, emphasizing and explaining the idea behind the show, and up to four images.

• No catalogs, resumés, cv, or other support materials will be accepted.

• You will receive an e-mail confirmation upon submission. If you do not, please contact us.

• Final results will be e-mailed to submitters and posted online by MARCH 29, 2011.

Submit your idea here: http://apexart.org/up2011/submit.php

February 9, 2011

Call to Artists, Musicians, and Slam Poets

The Round, a Seattle based arts/music event, is coming to San Jose!

What is The Round?
Well, the audience is seated in a cafe-esque setting and very respectful. (This ain't no bar scene!) The stage is shared between artists, musicians, and slam poets. The artists are gallery level. The poets are of the top in the community. And the musicians are unique, and talented. (This ain't no open mic!)

The Curator comes out to the stage and introduces the performers, and as the music starts, the painters start painting, with poets on stage between musicians.

The Round is coming to San Jose for a spring event, and we are seeking performers!

If you are interested in performing, read further!

Artists
Send a brief bio, a brief resume, and 3 images of current work under 3M to ysmay@ysmay.com Be sure to include any links where you can be found on the web.

Musicians
Send a brief bio, a brief resume, any social media links, and links to where your music may be heard, to ysmay@ysmay.com Some collaboration with other musicians may be necessary.

Poets
Send a brief bio, a brief resume, social media links, and enclose 3 poems in the body of your email, to ysmay@ysmay.com

March 8, 2011

Call for Artists for Summer Day Camps at Mexican Heritage

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! We are looking for you to help us create some fun at the Mexican Heritage Plaza this summer!

The Mexican Heritage Plaza Steering Committee is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals from teaching artists for Arts and Culture Day Camps for Summer 2011. Individual artists, artist teams and arts organizations are invited to submit proposals! Deadline for application is March 31, 2011.

Review RFP for program and application details here:
Download application file Download RFP file

This pilot summer session will be a unique and exciting opportunity to participate in the new vision of the Mexican Heritage Plaza .

For questions and bilingual assistance in preparing proposals, please contact:

Nelly Torres
Mexican Heritage Plaza Events Management Intern
nelly.torres@sanjoseca.gov
408-794-6250

Please allow 2 business days for response. Note that the final day for technical assistance is Thursday, March 24, 2011.

March 11, 2011

University Art Open Art Competition

University Art invites you to enter our Fourth Annual Open Art Competition for Artists in Northern California

The UArt Open is an annual art competition and exhibition held to promote the arts and to showcase outstanding work in a variety of media from artists all over the Sacramento and Bay Areas.

The Artists' Reception and Exhibition held in Sacramento, September 2011.

AWARDS
Over $5,000 in cash and merchandise awards available.

BEST OF SHOW
1st Place $1,000, 2nd Place $750 and 3rd Place $500

CATEGORIES
The Show will be divided into four main categories plus an Emerging Artist category

Oil / Acrylic -- Watercolor
Pastel / Drawing (includes all dry media) -- Mixed Media
Emerging Artist: Open to students 14 - 18 years old

Go to our website to download the Prospectus here.
(includes entry forms and important dates) and get started on your entries!

April 23, 2011

Work with Artist Seyed Alavi

Seyed Alavi, Bay Area artist and current fellow at Montalvo Arts Center, is looking for volunteers to help him construct an installation at Montalvo: a large dome shaped architectural structure that will live in a grove of trees behind Montalvo's West Lawn as part of our Sculpture on the Grounds program.

Volunteers will work directly with Seyed to drill holes, cut plastic spacers, and connect pieces together by wires, nuts, and bolts. The work is fairly simple and will be fun as we transform ordinary materials (plastic pots) into an impressive and substantial freestanding sculpture that will measure approximately 17' wide by 8' tall.

No prior art or engineering experience required. Volunteers must be 18 years or older.

Volunteers are needed:
Tuesday, April 26th from 11am-6pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, April 27-29th from 10am-6pm

Volunteers are asked to help for at least two hour blocks.

To arrange a time, please contact Lauren Baines at the Montalvo Arts Center at 408.961.5813 or LBaines[at]montalvoarts.org

June 11, 2011

Call for art! NextSpace Downtown San Jose

NextSpace Coworking is opening the doors to our San Jose location very soon, and I am really excited about turning a space that has stood vacant for many years into a vibrant urban space.

NextSpace offers the physical infrastructure for small businesses/innovators/creatives and also a community of support and opportunity. Their Santa Cruz and San Francisco locations are really alive and humming with activity and I'm stoked to be have this visual, tangible symbol of just how productive San Jose is right in the heart of downtown, on the ground floor of the Lion building at Second and San Fernando.

I would like to reach out to the local artist and maker community to help fill the space. We need artwork on the walls, and I would like to showcase artists from San Jose. We definitely want to keep things fresh, modern, relevant. I will be happy to offer you the opportunity to hold a reception, or the use of NextSpace's facilities if you need a place to work for a bit. I have some large walls, as well as the opportunity for more intimate pieces to be displayed.

Your audience: NextSpace users tend to be motivated local businesspeople and entrepreneurs, and we anticipate that we'll have 60 or so active members with more people using the space for events.

Please email if you're interested- gretchen@nextspace.us

Thanks -

Gretchen Knight Baisa
Community Curator
NextSpace Coworking + Innovation, Inc.
www.NextSpace.us
408.393.2391

June 27, 2011

2nd Annual PKG Art & Music Festival, Half Moon Bay

7.16.2011 2nd Annual PKG Art & Music Festival
Old Princeton Landing, 460 Capistrano Rd.
Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019

TIME: 12PM to 1AM

PRICE: Outside Free until 7, Inside $5 starting at 7

DESCRIPTION: Project Knew Groove, a new nonprofit for the arts, is hosting our second annual Art & Music Festival in Half Moon Bay. This year we will be having the event all day with live music and local art in Pillar Point Harbor with two stages of live music, interactive arts and crafts for all ages, live art, BBQ provided by the HMB Lions Club along with beer and wine. All ages outdoor event from 12-7pm, and indoor until 1AM. There will be an art gallery and graffiti wall to go along with the great music. Reggae,Acoustic, Hip Hop, Latin, Folk, and more. Come support PKG and put the date on your calender.

If you are interested in vending at the festival download the application here.

September 9, 2011

CONTENT's San Jose Photography Contest

San Jose Photography Contest
San Jose is a city of vastly diverse communities and cultures. Content Magazine is featuring these communities and celebrating you, our local artists. We invite you to submit your original photographic image(s) that displays and/or reflects your neighborhood–your community. Whether your 'hood is a place or a person, submit your best image(s) which will judged by San Jose creative professionals and, then, winner will be published in Content Magazine Issue 3.4 Nov/Dec. 2011.

Rules:
Contest is open to South Bay resident photographers of 18 years and older of every skill levels. Photos must not be previously published, must be suitable for publishing by Content Magazine. (Entrees must be a current resident of Santa Clara County to qualify.)

Prize:
Photographers of winning photos will receive:
• Photos published in the Neighborhood Issue of Content Magazine.
•Recognition on the Content Magazine Facebook Fan page.
•Images published on Content-Magazine.com.
•Two copies of Content Magazine Issue 3.4 Neighborhood
•Portfolio review by Content Shapers Additional honorable mention photos will be posted on the Content-Magazine.com Webpage.

WINNER NOTIFICATION - Winner will be notified in November 2011.

Deadline:
Contest begins September 9, 2011. All submission must be received by mid-night October 10, 2011.

To enter contest, visit www.content-magazine.com

Red Berry Cafe Exhibition Opportunity

Red Berry Coffee Bar invites you to share your art with our downtown artisan coffee fans. Located at 231 East Santa Clara Street, right across from City Hall, Red Berry Coffee Bar is an exciting addition to downtown San Jose's food scene, featuring artisan coffees from not just one but four award-winning local roasters! Stop in to sample coffees from Barefoot (San Jose), Ecco Caffe (Santa Rosa), Verve (Santa Cruz), and Ritual (San Francisco) coffee roasters, and artisan teas from Teance (Berkeley). All drinks are prepared according to the highest barista standards, meeting the quality expectations of the most demanding coffee connoisseurs.


Located in the historic Vintage Towers building at 231 East Santa Clara Street, Red Berry is a just one block from San Jose State University and a short walk to downtown shopping and restaurants. Street and lot parking is always available.

Our exhibition time period is 2 months. Gallery suspension systems are provided. We offer sponsorship of an artist’s reception during our normal operating hours. A weekend daytime artist’s reception time is recommended.

If you're interested in exhibiting at Red Berry Coffee Bar, please send up to 5 small jpgs (720 pixels at 72dpi) of the work you'd propose to show and a little background about you and your work to Lisa at lisa@redberrycoffeebar.com

September 19, 2011

Disposable Film Festival Health Competition

We're very excited to announce the first ever Disposable Film Festival Health competition with a grand prize of $5,000!

Whether you've had a medical issue change your life, are passionate about healthcare, or are a filmmaker looking for a new angle, we want to hear your stories.

We're kicking everything off with a free film workshop in San Francisco. Join us and film, heath, and advocacy professionals to talk about how to create compelling narratives about wellness, patients and doctors.

The Create-A-Thon
Saturday, September 24 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Hotel Rex: 562 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA
A complimentary lunch will be served.* Wine reception to follow the fun.
Register for the event on Eventbrite

Not in San Francisco?
You can still submit your health film October 24 for your chance to win:
$5,000 cash and special recognition at a VIP screenings on November 10 and 11.

Submit your film and learn more: disposablefilmfest.com/health

October 3, 2011

Call for Art _City Lights Theater Company

City Lights Theater Company is looking for local artist's art work to hang in their lobby for upcoming performances.

They would need 6-8 pieces in any medium that would be displayed for the entire run of a show. The pieces would be for sale, (no imposed commission on sales). There would be an announcement made to the audience before every show letting the audience know that the pieces are for sale.

Ideally, they would like something that reflects the spirit of the show. The next shows are The Santaland Diaries, Aphrodisiac, In the Next Room and Chicago (synopsis here: http://cltc.org/our-season/our-season-subpage/.)

If you're interested in submitting work for consideration, please send 3-5 jpgs, and the play your work is a fit with, to Akemi Okamura via email: akemi.okamura1[at]gmail.com

October 11, 2011

2012 National Women's Caucus for Art - Call for Art!

Momentum - Contemporary Women’s Art.

Commemorating 40 years of the Women’s Caucus for Art, Momentum presents the art and ideas of intergenerational contemporary women artists. This show is an open theme.

About the Exhibition: Momentum is part of WCA's Momentum: 40 Years of WCA Conference that takes place from February 22-25, 2012 in Los Angeles. The Women’s Caucus for Art Conference is held in conjunction with the College Art Association (CAA) Conference. WCA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and an affiliate society of CAA.

Juror: Rita Gonzalez, Associate Curator in the Department of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (LACMA)

Exhibition Venue:
Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 825
825 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Show Dates: February 17 to March 2, 2012

Reception with the artists: Friday, February 24, 2012, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Eligibility: Open to all US self-identified women artists.

Submissions: All submissions must be made online at: www.natinalwca.org or http://www.entrythingy.com/www.nationalwca.org#dashboard

Entry Fee: Up to three pieces of work. $35 for WCA and LAAA members in good standing, $45 for nonmembers.

Entry Deadline: Friday, November 18th, uploaded to online entry system by 11:59 PM PST.

Questions: email karengutfreundexhibitions@yahoo.com

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Petroleum Paradox: For Better or For Worse?

“The discovery of oil, in 1859, in Pennsylvania, transformed our way of life; we are enveloped by petroleum products - from the shoes we wear, to the materials our clothes are made of, to the way we heat our houses, to our modes of transportation. Oil dependency pollutes the environment causing respiratory illness, endangers wildlife, and necessitates the large scale loss of life as we search to secure sources of oil overseas. How do we maintain our optimism despite this rush to grab dwindling non-renewable energy assets, instead of focusing on renewable energy and the prevention of global warming?

Our founding fathers could not have envisioned our two-party system, with the built in checks and balances, would fail to safeguard against tyranny of big business oil companies. The failure of our elected officials to implement an effective energy policy leaves the American people in a vulnerable position. A petroleum based economy subjects our citizens to resource-based wars that jeopardizes our children and holds our standard of living perilously tied to the price of a barrel of oil.

Fossil fuels are contributing to global warming and misinformation about global warming on media networks owned by major corporations, benefits the status quo. The self-interest of the American people is not paralleled by the self-interest of energy companies that seek to maximize profits at the expense of innovation and development. This exhibit seeks to raise awareness of our imperiled democracy and the Petroleum Paradox. What do you think about the Petroleum Paradox and what is happening in our oil dependent society and world?

About the Exhibition: Petroleum Paradox: For Better or For Worse is a collaborative exhibition with the Women's Caucus for Art and Denise Bibro Fine Art. Please upload a current Bio and Artist Resume as the Denise Bibro Gallery will be promoting the artists selected and their work.

Juror: Eleanor Heartney, is a Contributing Editor to Art in America and Artpress and has written extensively on contemporary art issues for such other publications as Artnews, Art and Auction, The New Art Examiner, the Washington Post and The New York Times.

Exhibition Venue:
Denise Bibro Fine Art
529 West 20th Street 4W
New York, NY 10011

Show Dates: May 18 to June 23, 2012

Reception with the artists: Thursday, May 24th, 2012, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Eligibility: Open to all US self-identified women artists.

Submissions: All submissions must be made online at: www.nationalwca.org. You will find the link to submit on the homepage.

Entry Fee: Up to three pieces of work. $35 for WCA and $45 for nonmembers.

Entry Deadline: Friday, February 10, 2012, uploaded to online entry system by 11:59 PM PST.

Questions: email karengutfreundexhibitions@yahoo.com

October 16, 2011

DARK SURREALISTS Art Contest

DARK SURREALISTS Art Contest

Deadline: All entries must be received by January 31, 2011

GENERAL RULES:

Subject: All entries must be of the "dark surrealist" genre, typically related to science fiction, horror, low-brow or Gothic themes. For a more precise definition please go here: http://www.surrealismnow.com/theartofdarkness12.html

Two-Dimensional Art:
-All entries must be two dimensional.
-There is no minimum or maximum size.

Categories (You may enter up to three entries in each category):
Oil/Acrylic
Watercolor
Drawings/Sketches
Mixed Media/Collage
Photography/Digital

Email Specifications:
-All entries will be JPG files of low resolution -- no more than 1 MB per file. Typically this means no more than 4 inches to any side and a resolution of not more than 200 dpi.
-Name your jpg files with your first name, underscore, last name, underscore file number. (As an example: john_smith_1.jpg)
-Send ONE email per category entered
-You may attach up to three images per category. Send each category entry in a separate email.
-In the title of the email, note the artist name and category. In the body of the email note the attached entries, their titles, and years created (ex. #1 - Creepy Scary Evil (2010))

PRIZES
Grand Prizes
-The top entry of the competition will receive a $100 cash prize and be used as the cover image for the book "Dark Surrealists" to be published in March, 2011.

Category Winners
-The top entry in each category will win $25 and be featured as the lead image in each chapter of the book "Dark Surrealists" to be published in March, 2011.

If Juried-In...
If an artist is juried into the contest, one or more of the art works will be published in the book. Anyone published in the book will be able to buy as many copies of the book as desired at wholesale prices (60% of retail).

JUROR
Nunzio Barbera, Artist

SPONSORS
Sunbury Press, Inc.
Sunbury Press, based in Camp Hill, PA, is a publisher or trade paperback and digital books. Among their offerings, Sunbury has been producing an art book line for individual artists and for art contests.


Questions and submissions should be sent to: contest@sunburypress.com

October 19, 2011

Call for Art for HARK! The Holiday Art Show


KALEID Gallery presents HARK! The Holiday Art Show


KALEID Gallery is throwing a big, salon-style Holiday Art Show for December and all South Bay artists are invited to participate!

In addition to KALEID Gallery artists participating in this holiday show/sale, we are opening it up to all artists, of any medium in the South Bay region. This is our "FEATURE" exhibit with a First Friday December 2nd opening (part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS art walk in downtown San Jose.)

We are looking for work that is small and reasonably priced with the idea of gift giving in mind.

The number and size of work is up to you, but all works put together must fit within a 4ft x 4ft area (basically 16 sq ft of space). All works will be hung salon style on the main feature wall.

There is NO FEE to submit or to participate in the show, standard gallery commission applies on all sold work. All sales will be handled by the gallery and artists paid at the end of the exhibit. (Details will be in the gallery agreement we'll send to accepted participants.)

All work must be original and created by the artist.

KALEID will hang your work and tag your work with your name and price.

KALEID has regular gallery hours with dedicated staff so no volunteer gallery sitting is expected.


To be considered for HARK!, Please submit samples of your work by emailing up to 5 JPEG files (no larger than 72 dpi and 600 pixels wide) and website URL (if applicable) to info@KALEIDgallery.com

Please print "HARK!" in the subject line. We'll confirm receipt of your submission.

Thanks for submitting!


KALEID Gallery
88 South 4th St. ste 130
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 947-1785
www.KALEIDgallery.com

This is an open call, so feel free to share this with anyone you think might be interested.

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday-Friday, noon–7pm
Saturday, noon–5pm
First Fridays noon-11pm

October 25, 2011

Printing & Bookbinding Workshop

Printing & Bookbinding Workshop

This is a workshop to make a book using mono printing on plexiglass and cutting images on a linoleum block.

You will learn both printing and bookbinding techniques.

A suggested theme is to use a favorite artist for emulation of style and/or imagery.

This course will be taught by Maja (pronounced Maya), an artist from Montenegro, visiting the United States for six months. She has a masters in fine arts and has studied in Montenegro and France. Maja has 3 - 5 years experience in teaching art at a secondary art school in Montenegro. She has been in 5 solo and numerous group exhibitions.

Above images are examples of a book she did. You will do a more basic book unless you want to explore a more elaborate concept.

Class Dates: Wednesdays, November 2, 9, 16, (skip 23), 30, December 7, January 18, 25 and February 1, 8, 15.
Class Time: 7–9.15 pm

Fee: $350 for 10 weeks session.

Materials that are included in the fee: plexiglass plate for monotypes, ruler, tools for cutting linoleum block and hand-press.

Materials you need to purchase or bring: oil based printing ink or just oil paint, paper, Linoleum blocks.

Address: Stone Griffin Art Gallery, 234 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell

For signing up and more information please send an email to: majasofranac@gmail.com

November 5, 2011

Carter needs your NUMBERS!

As most of you Don't know just yet, I recently won a bid to build a giant countdown clock for the Hackers and Founders "Nerd New Year" event happening on 11.11.11 .

http://nerdnewyear.com/
and
https://www.wepay.com/donate/162065
and
http://www.hackersandfounders.com/events/36828002/

The physical build actually went down ahead of schedule! and the software is right on track, but I need help from my fellow artist to make this thing go from "Cool" to "BAD ASS!"

The Clock: ~14' tall, steel framing holding a series of 6 x 23" monitors in the air. Said monitors are arranged along the front in vertical format and each display a single digit of a clock.
As the clock ticks down to 11:11:11pm on 11/11/11 each number will be represented by a different photo - chosen at random - from a collection of that number. Also, there Might be flame throwers on top!

Something like this:


The problem:
The largest part of the software is grabbing a random copy of whatever digit, and updating the display. While I Could go through and have it pick from Flickr, a number of artist and photographers have limited their usage of images in a way that makes it a lot harder to find morally clean numbers, and I would hate to step on someone's toes over fair use and drm. Manually sorting through photos online to find out if the the largest formatted ones is fairly attainable in time for 11.11.11 is Tedious at best.

How you can help:
Email me your photos of Numbers!
If you make it yourself or otherwise find some in the wild, I don't care, but I need lots of them!

I do have some request about this though...

Guidelines:
*"Physical" numbers. I really like the idea of presenting large amounts of information in this digital format, but enjoy the disparity of looking at digital photos of physical things. I know several of you are AWESOME at design work, but numbers found in "Meat Space" is the main objective.

*Single Whole Number Digits 0 - 9 only. You found an awesome 13 out there, but I won't have a way of displaying that correctly, so why not submit a 1 and a 3 photo separately??? And I know I'll be asking for trouble, but V for 5 and I for 1 Would for the most part work, so be creative! Save the shot of Pi for another project however ;)

*Vertical formatting. 9:16 would be best, but any of the wider formats shot in vertical/portrait format would be best.

*"Hi Res" 1080h x 1920v would be perfect, but they need to just look good blown up full screen.

*.jpg format to keep the size down and make it easier on me for coding purposes.

*I would love large collections Zipped up, but individual shots email would be fine.

*Labeling the names of your submissions into a "#_AAA_##.jpg" format would be SUPER helpfull, with the first # being the digit in the photo, then your initials, then a number separating your shots if you have more than one of that digit to submit.

Email me directly at GCStokum@gmail.com


Whew. Now I'm going to get back to programming, but if any of you could help the clock look awesome, I will be eternally grateful.

G. Carter Stokum

November 11, 2011

Call for Art _ Liquid Restaurant & Lounge

Liquid Restaurant & Lounge is all about "new."

We are, in fact, the newest hotspot in Downtown San Jose. We draw in a wide array of people ranging from 20-somethings to 60-somethings. We focus on maximizing the feeling of euphoria when guests come in to experience Liquid.

Hard work and passion has been put into designing and creating the perfect atmosphere where people can enjoy not only their delicious meal from our full lunch and dinner menu and drinks mixed to perfection from our full bar, but also the carefully selected music choices and LED projected lights throughout the walls.

Liquid has some prime wall space to offer local contemporary artists. (Insurance provided, no commission on sales.)

If interested, please contact My Pham to arrange a walk through and to discuss details.

Liquid Restaurant & Lounge
32 S. Third, San Jose
(408) 806-1441.

January 4, 2012

Call for Art_"Hearts & Arrows" at Art Boutiki

Romance is fleeting and fickle and love is part dream and part nightmare.

Every February the Art Boutiki celebrates all aspects of love, romance and all things of the heart with a Valentines Day themed show we love to call Hearts and Arrows.

Any romance, love or otherwise close to the heart theme artwork is welcome. Art can be sweet, bittersweet, sappy or ironic.

Art Boutiki has the ability to do prints and greeting cards on demand so if you have electronic versions of your art we can offer those for sale as well.

Send themed art work screen res jpg(s) directly to Dan Vado via email here.

February 6, 2012

Pellet's Gouache Workshop

What's gouache? Where did it come from? Who paints with this stuff? Why use gouache, and not another paint whose name I can pronounce easier? What can I do with it, and how do I get started?

Answers to all this and more at Pellet's Intro to Gouache!

Saturday, February 18th, 2–4pm
$30 for workshop, materials included
For inquiries or to sign up: call 408-293-1200 or email roanvictor@thearsenalsj.com

The Arsenal
1202 The Alameda
San Jose

February 9, 2012

Call for Art _ Urbanity

Call for Art Submissions for upcoming show @ ART ARK GALLERY in April, 2012

URBANITY: An art exhibition exploring daily life in metropolis as seen through the artist's eye. Curated by Jeff Wilson

Dear prospective artist,
You are invited to create new work or submit previously made artwork that interprets 'your unique perspective of urban life.' Be it cityscape or portraiture, work may be in any medium, without size limitations, ranging from realism to abstract. Please submit 1-3 images of your art that addresses the theme of the show no later than 11:59PM Saturday, February 25th to be considered for this exhibition. The curator of the show will select the highest quality submissions that best address the theme of the show and contribute to the overall continuity of the exhibition.

Send images to both email addresses listed below no later than 11:59PM on Sat., February 25th to be considered for this exhibition. Jeff Wilson jpwil1968@yahoo.com and Valerie Raps at info@artarkgallery.net

Selected artists will be asked to submit a $10 exhibition fee at the time of art drop-off. Artists will also be expected to contribute one hour of their time to help the curator restore the gallery at the end of the show on the day of de-installation/ art pick up.

Art Drop-off: Saturday, March 31st 12-3pm
Art Pick-up: Saturday, April 21st 12-3pm

The exhibition will run from April 6th - 20th
Artists' Reception will be on Friday, April 6th from 6-9pm.

Gallery is open for the artists' reception and by appointment only.


About ART ARK GALLERY
Art Ark Gallery is located on the property of Art Ark Apartments, a thriving Artisan Village in the heart of the Martha Gardens Arts District. Since October 2006 Art Ark Gallery has been featuring the work of local artists in one-person shows and group exhibitions. Art Ark Gallery’s mission is to provide a space where emerging artists can explore the possibilities of exhibition design and engage the public.
1035 South 6th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
www.artarkgallery.net

February 16, 2012

Call for Art _ Cult Films & Midnight Movies!

SLG Publishing's Art Boutiki is seeking art work to fit the theme Cult Films and Midnight Movies, a group show interpreting cult films and the things that make midnight movies great. From the Dude to zombies, they're searching for artists' look at the characters and movies from pop culture.

Accepted work will be featured during the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk on March 2, 2012.

Please email 1-3 jpg samples to dvado@slgpubs.com by Monday, February 20th.

February 22, 2012

Dr. Sketchys featuring Rü TONIGHT

Calling all you Art Monkeys! Join us for the first gathering of the San Jose Chapter of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School in this new year of 2012.

Our figure study this month is Rü, an enchanting woman claiming to belong to a fairy race of elves.

Thursday, February 23rd, 7-10pm
Doors 6:30pm, session begins promptly at 7pm
Bring your art supplies, easels okay.
$10 at the door. All skill levels welcome.


RSVP at our Facebook page here.

View branch photos here.


Anno Domini Gallery
366 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
www.galleryAD.com

February 27, 2012

Intersection for the Arts seeking Managing Director

Intersection for the Arts San Francisco is pleased to announce exciting job opportunities at one of the most pivotal and ambitious moments in the organization’s long history.

Through extraordinary collaboration, Intersection is launching new initiatives and working with key partners to create new jobs that are focused on art, community development, and social change. We invite you to browse available jobs at Intersection and partner organizations and help us spread the word about these opportunities.

More info here: http://theintersection.org/about-intersection/job-opportunities/

March 8, 2012

Avant Garden 2012 - Call For Silent Art Auction Donations

Veggielution is seeking artists to donate pieces to our silent art auction. We will be hosting an art and food fundraiser, Avant Garden, taking place on Friday, April 13th, 2012, 7-10pm at The Armory in Downtown San Jose.

We are building an interactive and engaging evening around tasty food, live music, and a silent art auction. The program will include farm fresh appetizers/small plates, beverages, local musicians, and video. Veggielution’s mission and programs will be featured, and we hope to inspire farm and food related conversation. We expect to have 300-500 people in attendance.

We are looking for pieces that are connected to food and/or farming in some way. In addition to a focus on Veggielution, we hope to explore many aspects of food – the land, people that work the land, farm worker rights, rural and urban settings, gardening, eating together creating community, food justice, food insecurity, childhood food memories, taste, and any other connections you can make.

We are also looking for handcrafted items that can be offered at a set price (not auction).

Commit to Participate by Wed, March 14th. For full details, please visit the Call for Artists page: http://www.veggielution.org/2012-call-for-artists/

ArtBox Project _ Call for Artists


ArtBox by Michael Borja at 7th & Santa Clara streets


Phantom Galleries is the artistic curator for the ArtBox Project San Jose. Together with organizer Tina Morrill, we beautify San Jose neighborhoods with original art by local artists on sidewalk utility boxes.

Nearly a dozen boxes have been completed so far and the experience has been incredibly rewarding for the artists and the residents/passersby truly appreciate it.

We have many more boxes in the works especially with the warmer weather coming up and we need more artists!

If you'd like to participate in this project, please send 3-5 jpgs of your work that you think would translate well to this project. Once we've received your submission, we'll then begin to include your work in our presentations to sponsoring neighborhood committees, groups and/or individual sponsors. There is a modest stipend included should your work be chosen.

Please send in your submissions & short bio soon!
info[at]PhantomGalleries.com

March 13, 2012

Words Drawing Music at WORKS March 16th


If you have not seen the femme fatale exhibition at Works, you can do so this Friday, 7-10pm., March 16th before it closes on the 17th.

John Kurtyka will lead a drum circle at 8pm (all experience levels welcome)

Ruby Rutledge, Kimy Martinez, Bailey Morales, Chris Arcus, Bea Garth and many others will be drawing and sharing poetry and prose. Art materials will be provided for free so you can join in! Please bring a dish!!

Works San Jose
365 Market Street (part of the convention center and next to the Marriot Hotel)
Downtown San Jose

March 14, 2012

TWO BUCK Tuesday March 20th


portraits by David Mejia

TWO BUCK Tuesdays is coming up on March 20th! If you'd like to participate with a demo, performance or just do your thing painting live, please contact us at info[at]KALEIDgallery.com to reserve your spot.

If you're not familiar with TBT, read the recent article in the Downtown Dimensions newsletter here.

The event is 7-10pm and is free and open to all ages.

KALEID Gallery
88 So. Fourth St.
Downtown San Jose

March 16, 2012

Chance to Win Free Tickets to TOTEM!

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Are you currently subscribed to the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk e-newsletter?

If not, be sure to sign up before Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 9pm. One lucky subscriber will be chosen randomly to WIN a pair of tickets for Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM performance for Wednesday. April 4th!

SIGN UP HERE & you could win! http://eepurl.com/cQCAk

April 11, 2012

Bring Back the Arts! at Orchard School

Bring Back the Arts! Demonstrating the Power of Community and Art A Benefit for threatened Art Programs at our Local Elementary Schools

Bring Back the Arts! Events:
- City-wide break dancing competition judged by celebrity B-boy Spiderman.
- Mural project by various professional visual artists utilizing different mediums.
- Professional and amateur skateboarders performing throughout the day.
- Music from various local and out-of-area bands.
- Food, raffles, silk screening, art classes and more!

Bring Back the Arts! is about building community and fostering creativity while engaging youth in positive expression through the arts, providing young people the skills to become your innovative, problem solving workforce of the future.

Bring Back the Arts! is a spirited event that promotes creativity and unity, celebrating San Jose’s diverse cultures through various forms of creative expression including art, dance, skateboarding, and music, while raising the funds needed to employ local non-profit organizations to teach art, dance, and music at Orchard School.

Bring Back the Arts! fosters a safe environment, promoting a multicultural atmosphere where artists, community members, and children flourish together, celebrating the power of creativity. The inaugural Bring Back the Arts! event will raise funds to produce quality after-school art, dance, and music programs at Orchard School.

There's still opportunities for artists to participate:
-The artists will be working side-by-side on a 80'x 8' plywood wall that will be prepared with house paint as gesso.
-The wall will be outdoors approximately 100 feet away from the live music.
-Many artists will use aerosol paint as their medium, so masks are recommended.
-The event will begin at 11:00 and go until 4:00pm, so first come first serve on the wall space.
-Artists must finish by 5:00 at the latest.
-The theme of the work is "the power of creativity and community."
-Artists will supply their own paint and should keep in mind that the content should be appropriate for a school.
-Artists will get free food and beverages and may have students help them with the art if they choose.

Saturday, April 28th - 11am – 4pm

$5.00 Adults, $4.00 Children under 12 - 100% of event proceeds will go towards hiring local professional artists, dancers, and musicians to teach after-school arts programs to Orchard School students.


The Orchard School Event Center
921 Fox Lane
San Jose

For more information visit: www.bringbackthearts.com

April 16, 2012

Dr. Sketchys featuring Alisa Leo this Thursday

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Join us for our animé / video game inspired drawing session of Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School featuring Alisa Leo this Thursday, April 19th!

Bring your art supplies, easels okay, all skill levels welcome.

Thursday, April 19th
7pm/$10. at the door

Anno Domini Gallery
366 South First Street
San Jose, CA

RSVP on our Facebook Event Page HERE.

See pics of our past sessions HERE.

June 14, 2012

Call for Artists_Exquisite Corpse Exhibit at KALEID

“All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.” ~Andre Breton


Exquisite Corpse is based on the Surrealists' techniques exploiting the mystique of spontaneity and collaborative creativity through a visual parlor game.

Each participating artist will be given a blank piece of paper on which they'll create one third of a figure (head or torso or legs, assigned at random). KALEID Gallery staff will collect and arrange all 60 of the individual pieces into a fantastic exhibit of unexpected visual mayhem.

There is no fee to participate, just a commitment to quality work and meeting the deadline of turning your work in July 3-7th at the gallery.

The exhibition will take place in the feature gallery of KALEID with a public artists' reception on July 14th 7-10pm and will be on view through July 27, 2012 during regular gallery hours.

To participate, please send us a link to your art site, or if that's not available, small jpgs via email is fine. Further instructions will be provided to accepted artists (limited to 60 participants. Please email us at info[at]KALEIDgallery[dot]com



88 South Fourth Street (@ San Fernando)
San Jose, CA
info@KALEIDGallery.com
408-947-1785
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, noon -7pm, free admission

June 28, 2012

Call for art-"Us" exhibition at the Usuals

CALL FOR SAN JOSE ARTISTS!

Art at The Usuals presents

"Us" A show dedicated to local artists

Opening Night: Friday, July 27th
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Show runs through August 20th

We are seeking paintings, sketches, small works, mixed media, collaborations, and more!

Submission Deadline: Monday, July 23, 2012, 8:00 pm

Details:
- One submission piece per artist (regardless of size)
- Artwork should be appropriate for all audiences. The Usuals is a clothing boutique that caters to many clients. No pornographic or graphic/offensive material.
- Artwork should be no larger then 24" x 36".
- All artwork must be ready to hang (i.e. proper wire backing or hanging teeth attached).
- Artwork will not be accepted without proper hanging mechanisms attached or included with submission.
- All Artwork should be labeled with: 1) Artist name, 2) Title of piece, 3) Price of piece, 4) Contact Info (email and phone number), or business card attached.

Please email Anabella if you are interested in submitting a piece to this exciting group show! Make sure to include your full name and valid contact information.

If you are new to submitting work to The Usuals, please include some imagery of your work, or working URLs that showcase some of your pieces.

For all other questions, contact Anabella at anabella[at]shoptheusuals[dot]com.


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1020 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126

June 30, 2012

Free Chalk Art Workshop

In preparation for the 5th annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival on September 22, 2012, there will be a FREE chalk art workshop featuring 3D chalk art with expert street painters Wayne and Cheryl Renshaw.

To register, email info[at]lunaparkchalkart[dot]org

Workshop will take place on July 8th, 3-5pm at the Joyce Ellington Library, 491 E. Empire St., San José, CA 95112

July 15, 2012

Call for Entries "Addiction" Exhibition at Mission College


Words Drawing Music at WORKS July 20th


Call for Artists for the ArtBox Project SJ


Artist Florence de Bretagne ArtBox Willow Glen neighborhood, sponsored by Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio.


Phantom Galleries is the artistic curator and artist liaison for the ArtBox Project San Jose. Together with organizer Tina Morrill, we beautify San Jose neighborhoods with original works of art by local artists on sidewalk utility boxes. Currently we have 20 completed boxes with many more in the works.

If you'd like to participate in this project, please send 3-5 jpgs of your work that you think would translate well to this project, a brief statement about your work, and a short bio. Once we've received your submission, we'll then begin to include your work in our presentations to sponsoring neighborhood committees, groups and/or individual sponsors. There is a modest stipend included should your work be chosen.

Send images and info to: info[at]PhantomGalleries[dot]com

Take your own ArtBox Tour! map

August 1, 2012

Canvas Ghost Call for Art for Cliffhanger Exhibit

This show is going to be a C l i f f h a n g e r !

This show is all about suspense. This is the era of cliffhangers. Everywhere you look, everywhere you go, everything you hear around you, Art, Culture, Environment! Politics!! Reason!!!, is at a turning point. This is the time to use your imagination to fill the walls with tension. Your protagonists vision hanging by a thread, on display, as time ticks away. Your work must be a page-turner! Create it today, Submit it right away, before you lose grip on your vision.

We want to have some art held as a teaser for the 2nd weekend. We are looking for artists to participate in a two part show, first part of the art starts the story, for the next weekend, the second part of the art hangs to complete the story. Some artists will be part of this teaser, if you wish to be one of them, don’t keep us hanging, go to the submission page and look for the SIGN. http://www.canvasghost.com/submission.html

TWO FULL WEEKENDS of ART and MUSIC!

Saturday, October 13th, 7-10pm
Sunday, October 14th, Noon-5pm

Saturday, October 20th, 7-10pm
Sunday, October 21st, Noon to 5pm

992 S. 8TH STREET
SAN JOSE, CA 95112

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: AUGUST 1ST, 2012
VISIT HERE FOR SUBMISSION FORM: http://www.canvasghost.com/submission.html

For questions or inquiries, please email info@canvasghost.com

August 16, 2012

Sci-Fi-Fan-Anime Call for Entries

Sci-Fi-Fan-Anime
Science Fiction - Fantasy - Anime

ART ARK GALLERY invites you to submit images of your artwork that pertains to the subject matter of Science Fiction, Fantasy and/or Anime.

Please send 3-5 images of your work, which represents the exact pieces that you would like to have considered for participation, via email to info@artarkgallery.net

Submission deadline is midnight on Monday, August 28th.

Artists will be notified of their participation status by Saturday, October 1st

There is no fee to submit images. However, there is a $10 per person exhibition fee for selected artists. Artists are also expected to volunteer one hour of their time to help restore the gallery on the day of de-installation.

Art Drop-off is on Saturday, September 22nd from 2-5pm

Art Reception is on Friday, October 5th from 6-9pm
in participation with the South First Fridays Art Walk. www.southfirstfridays.com

The gallery is open on the night of the Art Reception and by appointment only.

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting your work at ART ARK GALLERY, we look forward to receiving your entry.

Contact: Valerie Raps, info@artarkgallery.net

September 5, 2012

ArtBox SJ


Kori Thompson



Micah Bariteau


The ArtBox Project has completed 30 utility boxes painted with original works of art by local artists in neighborhoods all over San Jose with more locations in the works. If you'd like to help us beautify neighborhoods with your personal talents, please email us at info[at]PhantomGalleries[dot]com and we'll get you submission info.

More photos of completed boxes here.

November 6, 2012

Call for Artists _ TWO BUCK Tuesdays


artist Miguel Machuca


Every third Tuesday of the month is our $2 art sale and creative get together at KALEID. We're always looking for community artists & creatives to share their talents through demos, painting live, performance or music and /or provide $2 art for our patrons (postcard size or smaller.)

It's free to participate and to attend. If you'd like to join us, please email us at info[at]KALEIDGallery[dot]com.

TWO BUCK Tuesday at KALEID
Nov. 20th, 7-10pm

88 S. 4th St.
San Jose, CA
www.KALEIDgallery.com

January 4, 2013

Open Call for Art at The Usuals


Art Studio for Rent at ArtStreet

Curt Schauer from ArtStreet San Jose is looking for an artist to share his studio space near downtown San Jose and the Coleman Avenue Target Marketplace. The studio has great lighting including two skylights and is set up for fused glass art (including a kiln and cold working equipment) and monotype printing (including an 18" press) in about 500 sq. ft.

Curt will make half the studio about 250 sq. ft. including bench space plus half the large overhead storage area available to the selected artist. Lots of street parking available. Rent is $250 per month on a month to month basis. If the artist works in print or glass, use of equipment is also available at a reasonable rate.

Please contact Curt at csschi[at]yahoo[dot]com

January 13, 2013

Open Application for Montalvo Arts Residency

Attention Artists of all Disciplines!!

**DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 8th.**

For the first time since reopening in 2004, the Lucas Artists Residency Program at Montalvo Arts Center is hosting an open application process solely for California artists. Through the generous support of the Irvine Foundation, Montalvo Arts Center’s Lucas Artists Residency Program will be accepting applications from artists of any discipline residing in California. The Lucas Artists Residency Program is a multi-disciplinary, international residency, seeking contemporary artists from throughout California who feel they could significantly gain from time in our program and also contribute to the Art Center's activities through our Final Fridays program, our open house, public presentations, outreach, performance or through explorations of art on our 175-acre public park and historic site.

Montalvo Arts Center's Artistic Programs develop from our residency. This coming year artists will explore the topic of wellness as we launch our 2013-14 thematic program: Flourish: Artists Explore Wellbeing. For 2014-2015 we will be examining change and innovation. If you address these topics in your own work and/or if you would like to explore them while in residency, please address this in your Letter of Intent.

Applications will only be accepted via Slideroom at: http://www.montalvoarts.slideroom.com/ - deadline is January 25, 2013. All past Lucas Artist Fellows or individuals currently enrolled in a degree program are not eligible to apply. Selected artists will be announced in March 2013.

For more information on Montalvo Arts Center and the Lucas Artists Residency Program (LAP) please visit: http://montalvoarts.org/programs/residency

January 27, 2013

Twin Soul Art Studio Opportunity for Artists

Calling all artists who not only love to create, but who have a passion to instruct or share their craft with others!

My name is Jeanne Yee, owner of Twin Soul Art Studio, located in downtown Los Gatos. The studio opened in 2009 and remains a fun and creative space for eager learners. I mainly teach collage and some mixed-media projects to students ages 7 to adult. I want to recruit a few artists via the KALEID Gallery & Phantom Galleries circuit to teach classes at my art studio in the near future.

Here are the fine art categories I am interested in:
Encaustics
Jewelry-making (beading, wire-wrapping, resin, metal stamping, soldering, etc)
Textiles
Mixed-media assemblage
Painting (acrylic and/or watercolor)
Fashion illustration and/or cartooning
Paper making (either through stamping, staining and/or marbeling techniques)
Photography
Puppet making or plush character creations
Feel free to throw something my way and we'll discuss it

A few things to consider: the only day I am able to schedule visiting artist classes are Saturday mornings (930-1130), late afternoons (230-430), or evenings (530-830pm). You, the artist and teacher, can set the cost for the class and must provide all materials. I provide the studio space, water and snacks. We are both responsible for promotion of the class via email blasts, Facebook, Twitter and my website. We will schedule all classes 1-2 months out, so you have enough time to prepare for the class. Ideally, I will rotate the classes so each artist/teacher is able to instruct on a regular basis at my art studio.

My greatest requirement? You must believe in yourself, your craft and be a total people person with a good sense of humor. My studio environment is a happy place and students will keep coming back if they like you, true fact. You must also be able to connect with students as young as 7 and as old as 75.

The goal of this visiting artist program is three-fold: 1) to provide a studio space for your friends, family, fans and potential customers to learn from you, 2) to expose your work to a different demographic and give back to the community, and 3) to make supplemental income to support your creative endeavors.

If all this sounds lovely to you, I would love to hear from you via EMAIL and we can correspond this way until we figure out the details. I am most likely going to recruit 3 to start with, 7 total. We will have a chance to meet at the studio and discuss your "creative plan" before we finalize the schedule.

Feel free to visit my website at http://www.twinsoulartstudio.com to gain a glimpse into the studio and see what it's all about. Do not hesitate to email me with any questions.

Jeanne Yee threepaperpigs@yahoo.com

February 18, 2013

Shannon Amidon Classes at Twin Soul Art Studio

KALEID Gallery artist Shannon Amidon will be offering three new classes through Twin Soul Art Studio in Los Gatos. The classes include, Intro to encaustic painting, Make your own encaustic medium/paint and Photo transfers. To learn more about these classes please visit: http://shannonamidon.blogspot.com/2013/02/new-classes.html


Twin Soul Art Studio
644 N. Santa Cruz Avenue
Suite 11
Los Gatos, CA 95030

March 15, 2013

Call for Artists_The Studio Climbing Gym

The Studio Rock Climbing Gym is a vibrant busy place in the heart of downtown San Jose's SoFA District. Each month they dedicate over 60' linear feet of wall space to showcase art work by San Jose area artists and participate in the monthly South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk which is attended by thousands of people each month.

All narrative content and mediums will be considered. Art work must be appropriate for an all ages professional business atmosphere and may be for sale.

If you'd like to be considered for a feature exhibition, please send your art site URL (or 5-7 small jpgs) and artist's statement as soon as possible to Diane Ortega at diane@touchstoneclimbing.com

April 14, 2013

Call for Artists_Vanitas Exhibition at KALEID


"Tromp-l'oeil Vanitas Still Life" by Franciscus Gysbrechts, 1650s


VANITAS at KALEID Gallery, opens First Friday June 7, 2013, part of San Jose's South FIRST FRIDAY Art Walk.


Vanitas vanitatum omnia vanitas. ~ Vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

A Vanitas is a work of art based on the idea of the transience of human existence and the knowledge that all has it's end. They have been common throughout the history of art, sometimes incredibly morbid with a sharp focus on death, others with obscured meaning hidden beneath a veneer of beauty. We'd like to invite you to create a Vanitas and interpret this classical theme in your own unique / visionary way.

Check out the wiki link for a little more inspiration about Vanitas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanitas

The VANITAS exhibit will be our June thru mid July exhibition. In addition to KALEID artists, we are reaching out to other artists in the South Bay area in an effort to share our space and community with other talented artists.


For more information on how to participate, please email us at info[at]KALEIDGallery.com.

April 21, 2013

ArtBox Project _ Frances Marin

New completed painting (on a corner utility box) by the amazing Frances Marin for our ArtBox Project on the corner of Pearl Ave & Branham Lane (off of 87) in San Jose.

The sponsors wanted some historical content on their box, so Frances came up with the great idea of creating a perspective for the viewer of being inside the old General Store looking out.

If you're an artist that would like to join our project, please email us at info[at]PhantomGalleries.com and we'll get you more details.

June 16, 2013

Shannon Amidon Workshops This Summer

KALEID artist Shannon Amidon will be teaching 3 workshops this summer at Twin Soul Art Studio in Los Gatos.

NEW! Encaustic and photography - Saturday, June 22, 2013
Intro to Encaustic Painting - Saturday, July 20, 2013
Image Transfer Techniques - Saturday, July 27, 2013

For more info visit:
http://www.twinsoulartstudio.com/index2.php#/rtext_4/3/

To register please call Twin Soul Art Studio at:
408-410-8143 or email info@twinsoulartstudio.com

August 18, 2013

Workshop_The Art of the Doodle with Mike Borja Aug. 23rd

KALEID Gallery is excited to announce that we will be offering all ages classes and workshops in the gallery. The classes and workshops will be taught by artists from the KALEID as well as artists from the community. We will be offering a variety of weekly classes as well as one time workshops.

The Art of the Doodle with Mike Borja
Friday August 23rd, 3:30pm-6:30pm
$50.00 per person – Materials Included ($5.00 off for two or more siblings).

To register: come into the gallery, call us at 408-947-1785 or email us at KALEIDclasses@gmail.com
Last Day to register for this workshop is: August 20th

The Art of the Doodle is great for the beginner looking to learn fundamental drawing skills like line work, basic shapes, measuring, color theory + more. During our session we will brainstorm, doodle, and create a mandala like form (a geometric and organic artwork representing your universe.) Recommended age 8+

About the Instructor:
Mike Borja grew up in San Jose and studied New Media and Fine Art at the AAU in San Francisco. He loves creating visual art and thinking about concepts and ideas. When he was a little kid he would mix all sorts of liquids in a cup hoping a dragon would magically appear. Now, Mike mixes paint and other materials for dragons, tigers, dogs, people, and all sorts of creatures to magically appear.

www.michaelborja.com


KALEID Gallery
88 South Fourth Street
San Jose, CA

September 4, 2013

Great workshops by awesome artists coming up soon!

Photographic Lumen Printing with Shannon Amidon

Saturday September 7th

1:00pm – 2:30pm

$35.00 per person – Materials Included.

To register:  come into the gallery or call us at 408-947-1785.
KALEID Gallery 88 South Fourth Street, San Jose, CA


Ghostly color prints are made using a method evocative to that of William Henry Fox Talbot, who made camera-less images of botanical specimens in the 1830′s. These distinctive prints are made outdoors using direct sunlight, plant specimens, black and white photographic paper and chemical fixing. Each unique image is a one of a kind print revealing an astonishing array of images from representational to absolute abstractions of color, shape, and form that celebrate beauty and uniqueness of nature.
 Recommended age 8+

About the instructor: 
Shannon Amidon is a photo based mixed media artist from the San Francisco Bay Area. Her artwork explores the beautiful and mysterious sides of natural history and has been exhibited worldwide.  Shannon was the 2011 Arts Council Silicon Valley Artist Laureate, receiving a Fellowship Grant in photography. She was also the recipient of the Eco Art Grant and studio make over from the Art Inspector part of the Zero One Art and Technology Network. She has been an artist in residence at the Herhúsid House Artist Residency in Iceland as well and the David in Julia White Artist Colony in Costa Rica.  Shannon is active in her local arts community contributing her time, knowledge and art whenever possible. She is also involved in education outreach for children and young artist mentoring.
www.shannonamidon.com
 

Join us for two workshops by Frances Marin!

Habit of Sketching with Frances Marin
6 Week Series Class

Fridays 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Dates Sept.14th, 21st, 28th, Oct. 5th, 12th, 19th

$275.00 per person – Materials Included

To register come into the gallery or call us at 408-947-1785.


An ongoing course on keeping a journal or sketchbook habitually through words and imagery. There will be discussion on changing our habits and reaching goals. Each class will use a different media and strategy to generate ideas for creativity and expression. There are simple take-home assignments between classes that are not required, but you will benefit greatly if you complete them. “Students must bring their own 8.5″ x 11″ sketchbook (a book slightly smaller or larger is fine too)”. Recommended ages 14 +


Beginning Plant Painting on Upcycled Wood with Frances Marin

Friday September 20th

4:00pm-6:00pm

$60.00 per person – Materials Included


To register come into the gallery or call us at 408-947-1785.


Learn to paint on an upcycled wood scrap from the local lumberyard. The workshop is for beginning (or those that need a refresher) painters and attendees will complete a painting in two hours. This fast-paced workshop will review materials and techniques in the first half hour and for the last hour and a half, the painting will be completed. Instructor will bring plants for attendees to observe and all students will go home with a completed painting, ready to hang.Recommended ages 16 +

About the instructor:
I started out as a self-taught artist, drawing, painting, writing books and fashion designing on my own as a child. I was very prolific and self-motivated. It is fascinating to look back on my childhood art, as there are a lot of similar themes in my art now including dwellings, animals, modes of transportation and people. I am interested in how people behave (or misbehave) and seek patterns and connections through synchronicity, the subconscious, history, memory and alchemy. Working with paint and ink are my primary mediums, though I dabble in sculpture and textiles as well. I am currently writing a children’s book and love teaching people of all ages. My art is in collections throughout the world including South Africa, New Zealand, Europe and Canada.

All workshops take place at KALEID.



88 South Fourth Street (@ San Fernando)
San Jose, CA 95112

info@KALEIDGallery.com
408-947-1785
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, noon -7pm
Free admission

September 15, 2013

Workshop with Frances Marin Sept. 20th



Beginning Plant Painting on Upcycled Wood with Frances Marin
Friday September 20th
4:00pm-6:00pm
$60.00 per person – Materials Included
KALEID Gallery
88 South Fourth Street, San Jose, CA

To register come into the gallery or call us at 408-947-1785.
KALEID Gallery 88 South Fourth Street, San Jose, CA

Learn to paint on an upcycled wood scrap from the local lumberyard. The workshop is for beginning (or those that need a refresher) painters and attendees will complete a painting in two hours. This fast-paced workshop will review materials and techniques in the first half hour and for the last hour and a half, the painting will be completed. Instructor will bring plants for attendees to observe and all students will go home with a completed painting, ready to hang.Recommended ages 16 +

About the instructor:
I started out as a self-taught artist, drawing, painting, writing books and fashion designing on my own as a child. I was very prolific and self-motivated. It is fascinating to look back on my childhood art, as there are a lot of similar themes in my art now including dwellings, animals, modes of transportation and people. I am interested in how people behave (or misbehave) and seek patterns and connections through synchronicity, the subconscious, history, memory and alchemy. Working with paint and ink are my primary mediums, though I dabble in sculpture and textiles as well. I am currently writing a children’s book and love teaching people of all ages. My art is in collections throughout the world including South Africa, New Zealand, Europe and Canada.

December 11, 2013

Exhibition Opportunities at Bel Bacio Cafe

Calling all Artists!! Bel Bacio Italian Cafe is looking to feature a new artist every month on their walls. If you are interested, please email DCami123456[at]comcast[dot]net.

Send a few pictures of your work, and a little bit about yourself and your work. Looking for musicians as well!

Bel Bacio
350 W. Julian St #4
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 645-7776
www.belbaciosj.com

June 26, 2014

Registration Open for 7th Annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival


pictured: Kori Thompson, a featured festival artist


The Luna Park Chalk Art Festival is an annual nonprofit event organized by volunteers to increase support for the arts in local schools and the community. The purpose of the festival is to provide a family-friendly, accessible venue to showcase the talents of local artists and students, foster awareness of the critical need for arts in schools and organizations serving youth, and to raise funds for providing grants and scholarships to meet that need. Sharing this day of artistic celebration each year inspires positive change within our community, and increases its appreciation of the arts’ vital contribution to personal development and a vibrant quality of life.

7th Annual Luna Park Chalk Art Festival
Saturday, September 20, 2014 10AM to 5PM
Backesto Park – San Jose, California
The festival is free and open to the public.

Proceeds from the festival benefit the Luna Park Arts Foundation created to promote the arts in our schools and communities through grants and sponsorships. Donate now to support local arts programs and the Luna Park Chalk Art Festival.

http://lunaparkchalkart.org/register/

July 13, 2014

Call for Entries: Flesh Frosting Tshirt Exhibition

FLESH FROSTING is a juried T-shirt art event/exhibition with prizes awarded for top T-shirt designs decided by a group of jurors. Food, music, and art will be present at the Opening Reception on Friday, August 1, from 7–11pm.

•DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS JULY 26, 2014

•Please submit 1-2 TSHIRT DESIGNS ON THE ACTUAL SHIRT ready to be hung in the gallery (SORRY, DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED).

•Please include your first and last name, title of work, and contact information: phone number and email.

•Please submit work in person at Works/San José on one of the dates below, or mail to:

Attention: Flesh Frosting
WORKS/SAN JOSE
365 SOUTH MARKET STREET
SAN JOSE, CA 95113

T-SHIRT DROP OFF DATES AND TIMES:
THURSDAY, JULY 10, 7-9pm (during Words Drawing Music at Works)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 6-7pm (just before Well-RED at Works)
SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2-4pm (final deadline day)

Special arrangements or questions:
Please email fleshfrosting@gmail.com with your name and phone number and you will be contacted.

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