FUNK ZONE CHARRETTE PROJECT
Organizational Meeting at Municipal Winemakers
Friday, July 27, 6 p.m.
Dakota Begg, 2012 Teen Arts Mentorship graduate
The Arts Fund invites architects, artists, business owners and community members of all ages to attend an informational meeting about the Funk Zone Charrette Project. A charrette is an intensive planning session where citizens, designers and others collaborate on a vision for development. It provides a forum for ideas and offers the unique advantage of giving immediate feedback to the designers. More importantly, it allows everyone who participates to be a mutual author of the plan.
Taking place over the summer and early fall, The Funk Zone Charrette Project is an open invitation to local artists, architects, designers and creative professionals to participate in creating charrettes envisioning the future look of the Funk Zone. The purpose of the project is to engage the community to envision what our Funky neighborhood may look like as Santa Barbara’s arts district.
The first public organizational meeting will be held FRIDAY, July 27 at 6 p.m. at Municipal Winemakers at 24 Anacapa Street in the Funk Zone. It is free and open to the public.
Teams will be formed from this meeting, and The Arts Fund along with key Charrette Organizers will create a timeline for all interested designers to submit their drawings, photographs, and mixed media charrettes for the FUNK ZONE CHARRETTE EXHIBITION at the Arts Fund Gallery September 28 – October 20, 2012.
For more information and to participate, please contact Catherine Gee (email@example.com) and be present for the organizational meeting on July 27. The Funk Zone Charrette Project is made possible by the generosity of Santa Barbara Foundation.
Sensational One Night Stand Art Event Returns for Second Year
Santa Barbara art lovers to choose from the works of
200-plus professional artists
to benefit Art from Scrap, a program of Explore Ecology
SANTA BARBARA, CA – For the second year in a row, on the evening of August 11, 2012, Santa Barbara’s Art from Scrap offers art lovers, collectors, and artists an exciting opportunity to participate in a One Night Stand at Brooks Institute of Photography’s Gallery 27 in downtown Santa Barbara. One Night Stand (ONS) is an art lover’s dream and an annual fundraiser for Art from Scrap at which, for one night only, more than 200 nine-by-nine-inch works of art will be exhibited for purchase. Last year’s sold-out event attracted in excess of 400 patrons and artists, many of whom purchased original artwork, raising $40,000 to support Art from Scrap’s mission of environmental education and creative art programming. This year’s incarnation of the ONS benefit is also in support of Art from Scrap, which is a program of Explore Ecology, a leading environmental education and art organization, now in its 21st year of encouraging creative expression in the arts and promoting a greater understanding of environmental issues.
Contemporary artists from around the country have been personally invited to contribute artwork in all mediums. The list of artists who have accepted the ONS challenge grows daily. Architect Barry Berkus; actor/musician Jeff Bridges; singer/songwriter Jack Johnson; local art legends Joe Shea, Brad Nack, and John Iwerks; environmental artist Laura Lynch; painter John Nava; and many more have already contributed their work for what promises to be the art event of the year. To that end, ONS 2012 will be held in an expanded area of Gallery 27 at Brooks Institute at 27 East Cota Street.
“Last year’s event was amazing, with so much great art and positive energy, and this year’s One Night Stand is shaping up to be even better,” said Executive Director Cay Sanchez. “We have a larger space to accommodate more art, more guests, and more excitement! This is just a fantastic way to raise awareness for the environment and creativity, and to keep our programs funded to spread the message even further.”
Aside from the fact that it’s a one-night-only event, One Night Stand has an additional enticing element of surprise: each and every work of art will be unidentified. Artists’ names will be revealed only after their artwork is purchased. Each work of art will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis for a pre-set rate of $200. The evening also includes a Silent Auction, festivities, food, a Patron bar, and music.
Tickets are available online, onsite at Art from Scrap (302 East Cota Street), or by calling (805) 884-0459 x17. General Entry (7 p.m.) is $25 advanced purchase or $30 at the door. Early Entry (6:30 p.m.) tickets are $100 advanced purchase and $125 at the door. Special group ticket packages and sponsorship opportunities are also available online. Visit www.OneNightStandAFS.com for more information.
About Art from Scrap: Art from Scrap (AFS) is Santa Barbara’s Environmental Education and Art Center. Starting out in 1990 as a ReUse retail store, an Arts Center, and an environmental education program, AFS has expanded to help tens of thousands of students throughout Santa Barbara County to understand the importance of conserving their environment through reducing waste, improving water quality, and gardening. As its programs have expanded over the past two decades, AFS outgrew its name, and has since evolved into Explore Ecology, an environmental education and art discovery program that brings the ReUse retail store, art workshops, and environmental outreach programs under one umbrella.
Santa Barbara Studio Artists are pleased to announce the opening reception for the 2012 Open Studios Tour Preview Exhibit on Thursday August 2 at Santa Barbara Frame Shop and Gallery, 1324 State Street Ste J, Santa Barbara from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
free art opening on Fiesta week ‘First Thursday’ launches a month-long exhibit
leading up to the Santa Barbara Studio Artists’ 11th Annual Open
Studios Tour. In conjunction with the Downtown Organization's ‘First Thursday’
event, art lovers and collectors are invited to attend the opening and meet
several of the 35 artists while enjoying food and wine. The exhibit will help
potential tour attendees decide which studios to visit during their tour and
will be open throughout August, leading up to the August 25 & 26 Open
Studios Tour dates.
Santa Barbara Studio Artists Invite Community to Attend 2012 Open Studios Tour Preview Event on ‘First Thursday’
Attendees can preview the art of leading Santa Barbara Artists at free art opening on Fiesta Week ‘First Thursday’
July 24, 2012, Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Studio Artists are pleased to announce the opening reception for the 2012 Open Studios Tour Preview Exhibit on Thursday August 2 at Santa Barbara Frame Shop and Gallery, 1324 State Street Ste J, Santa Barbara from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
A special free art opening on Fiesta week ‘First Thursday’ launches a month-long exhibit leading up to the Santa Barbara Studio Artists’ 11th Annual Open Studios Tour. In conjunction with the Downtown Organization's ‘First Thursday’ event, art lovers and collectors are invited to attend the opening and meet several of the 35 artists while enjoying food and wine. The exhibit will help potential tour attendees decide which studios to visit during their tour and will be open throughout August, leading up to the August 25 & 26 Open Studios Tour dates.
Santa Barbara Studio Artists Open Studios Tour is a two-day self-guided driving tour which steers visitors to artists’ studios through the stunning back roads, charming neighborhoods and estates of one of the most beautiful coastal cities in the world. Tour guests will discover an award-winning wonderland of landscape, contemporary, and figurative paintings, as well as sculptures and assemblage.
For Tour Passes, maps or more information about the Open Studios Tour and the Preview Exhibition Opening, call 805-280-9178 or visit www.santabarbarastudioartists.com/tour.
Santa Barbara Studio Artists is a nonprofit, juried organization of professional fine artists dedicated to raising the profile of Santa Barbara as a destination for the arts.
August 2 - 8
Reception August 2, 5:30pm
740 State Street (In the former Peace Store)
A 4,000 square foot store
front facing Paseo Nuevo mall will be the site of a temporary gallery during
the first week of August, with evening events also planned. The week will bring
alternative art down into a space right next to the bustling heart of Fiesta,
De La Guerra Plaza, but is not tied to that annual event.
Entitled “Standard Deviation,” the gallery show is curated by filmmaker, writer and artist Ted Mills and media artist Marco Pinter, and will include interactive sculptures, projection and video work, along with painting, photography, and multi-media works.
The evening events will feature dance performances, DJs spinning dance tracks, abstract and alternative video screenings, and music performance. A majority of the artists are Santa Barbara-based.
“Empty storefronts are a commonality in the last few years on State Street,” says Mills. “But why not take that temporary status and embrace it? Why not create a cool little moment that locals and visitors can happen upon?”
Pinter adds, “The show is focused on work involving motion and change over time. I’m excited to be organizing a show of Santa Barbara artists from a variety of media addressing this theme. Having the show launch during Fiesta weekend is a great opportunity to further increase visibility of these talented artists.”
Artists include Alan Macy, Jonathan Smith, Morgan DeLucia, Ethan Turpin, Davor Magdic, Angus Forbes, Nik Blaskovich, Meighann Athena Helene, and Masha Keating.
Thursday’s opening night includes performances by Nebula Dance Lab.
Friday night will feature video projection work from a number of artists, and Saturday night will feature music.
580 Cypress Street
Pismo Beach, California 93449
Seaside Gallery Hosts Juried Art Show of Santa Barbara Artists
18 July 2012, Pismo Beach, Ca.
On Saturday, August 4th, Seaside Gallery will sponsor an Opening Reception for the art of select Santa Barbara artists on the theme of “Painted Skies.” This is a juried art show in which renown California artist of Seal Beach Robert Copple and Seaside Gallery owner Tom Burgher selected the best of submitted art for a one-month show at the Gallery.
Artistic vision and style varies with region throughout California, as does the geography and light. Seaside Gallery President Tom Burgher, who is a juried member of the Santa Barbara Art Association contacted Jacqui Bravo and Cathie Smith, past and current Presidents respectively of the Santa Barbara Art Association who enthusiastically supported the idea and provided professional in-gathering and administration services in support of the juried event at the Santa Barbara Jewish Community Center.
“Last year, we initiated the idea of an invitational juried art show with the Malibu Art Association because we thought it would be an interesting event for our local customers to see what artists in other parts of California conjure up,” stated Tom Burgher. “Additionally this year, we hope to introduce our friends from Santa Barbara County to the beauty and friendliness of the Central Coast arts community through Seaside Gallery.”
Art associations frequently have access only public spaces such as libraries and community centers for exhibition and sale of art. This event provides skilled non-commercial artists both the challenges posed by quality standards demanded by a full-time commercial art gallery as well as the opportunities offer by a full-time professional sales staff. Thirteen works of art will be exhibited and were judged first, second, third, and best of show by jurists. The Reception is free and open to the public from 3 pm until 7 pm on Saturday August 4th with refreshments and artists in attendance. Come and meet the artists from Santa Barbara and see what their interpretations of the theme “Painted Skies.”
Seaside Gallery is a multiple artist, fine art gallery specializing in original paintings, limited edition giclées, fine art photography, and sculpture. Located at 580 Cypress Street, where you can find fine art in the heart of Pismo Beach, California. Further information can be attained by telephoning 805-773-8057 or visit the website at www.theseasidegallery.com.
For further information contact: (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tom Burgher, President, Seaside Gallery; Mobile Phone: 805-570-8088
26th Annual Los Olivos Quick Draw and Art Auction
Located in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, the charming town of Los Olivos will host the 26th Annual Los Olivos Quick Draw and Art Auction. The day will feature an artwork competition, silent and live auctions, food and entertainment. This event will be held Saturday, August 18, from 9am to 5pm, featuring artwork by 25 nationally recognized artists. The public is invited to join us in welcoming these fine artists at a preview wine and dessert reception to be held on Friday, August 17, 7:00-8:30 pm at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church; music provided by Jerry Coelho.
Los Olivos has long been known for its art galleries. Established in 1986, the Los Olivos Quick Draw has continued for many years, even since the early days of Mattei’s Tavern. Under the bright August sunshine the artists and crowd will gather in the Lavinia Campbell Park at 10:00 am, corner of Grand and Alamo Pintado Avenues at the flag pole, to enjoy the introduction of the artists by our noted emcee Jim Farnum. His unique humor will keep you smiling.
An impressive list of artists will be participating in the Quick Draw, including Vicki Andersen, Betty Carr, Howard Carr, Ken Christensen, Camille Dellar, Lorna Dillon, Kelly Donovan, Jim Farnum, Mark Greenaway, Ron Guthrie, Suzan Hamilton-Todd, Gary Johnson, Sheryl Knight, Lee Kromschroeder, George Lockwood, Joe Mancuso, Joe Milazzo, Vel Miller, John Modesitt, Linda Mutti, Richard Myer, Richard Rice, Ray Sevilla, Marilyn Simandle, and BJ Stapen.
The Quick Draw competition will begin at 11:00 am. Each artist will work in their respective medium, developing their art from a live model, photo or other images, or just from their imagination. They are given 60 minutes to complete their project and submit their finished piece to the auction arena in the park. Watch your favorite artist, or check out other artists as they produce their beautiful artwork. It is such a treat to see what they can accomplish in this limited time frame.
The Live Auction, led by Jim Glines, will begin at 12:15 pm. Be sure to participate in the bidding action – it is a fun experience and a great opportunity to take home a wonderful painting. It will be a day to remember. The artists will be available to speak to anyone interested in meeting them.
A Silent Auction will be held at the Grange Hall featuring a wonderful selection of items from 9:00 am-2:30 pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase a unique item for a great value. Other works by the artists will be on display and available for sale at St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church parish hall from 1:00-5:00 pm, with a reception for the artists from 2:00-4:00 pm.
While enjoying all of the art venues, be sure to stop by the Rotary food booth and purchase a tasty lunch item from their barbecue selection.
Artist coordinator, Judith Hale, has enjoyed gathering this wonderful group of artists to participate this year, and hopes you will join them to celebrate this beautiful event. It is a local favorite, and this year will be no exception!
Preview Exhibition Opening – Viva la Fiesta!
Santa Barbara Studio Artists
A special free art opening on Fiesta week “First Thursday” kicks off a month-long exhibit leading up to the Santa Barbara Studio Artists’ 11th Annual Open Studios Tour. In conjunction with the Downtown Organization's ‘First Thursday’, art lovers and collectors are invited to attend the opening and meet many of the 35 artists while enjoying food and wine, and planning which studios to visit during their tour. The exhibit will be open throughout August, leading up to the August 25 & 26 Tour dates.
Santa Barbara Studio Artists Open Studios Tour is a two-day self-guided driving tour which steers visitors to artists’ studios through the stunning back roads, charming neighborhoods and estates of one of the most beautiful coastal cities in the world. Tour guests will discover an award-winning wonderland of landscape, contemporary, and figurative painting, as well as sculpture and assemblage.
Date: Thursday, August 2nd
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Santa Barbara Frame Shop and Gallery, 1324 State Street Ste J, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (across from the Arlington Theatre)
Cost: Free admission
For tickets, maps and more information about the Open Studios Tour and the Preview Exhibition Opening, call 805-280-9178 or visit www.santabarbarastudioartists.com/tour.
Tony de los Reyes
Facing Facts: Panel Discussion
Sunday, August 5, 2:30 pm
Be a part of the conversation as an eclectic mix of
artists, critics, theorists, and writers come together to share the when,
where, and why of their favorite portrait across time and place, and most
favorite or least favorite image in Portrayal/Betrayal.
Mary Craig Auditorium
Santa Barbara Museum
Museum of Ventura County
100 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
The Dragon Awakens: Exhibit of George Stuart Manchu Figures Opens August 7
Monologues September 11 and October 16
Exquisite costumes and historically researched details highlight the George Stuart Historical Figures® of the Manchu Dynasty, on exhibit at the Museum of Ventura County from August 7 through November 18.
The one-quarter life-size figures in The Dragon Awakens portray important personalities in China during the Manchu Dynasty, as well as those of nationalist and communist leaders who followed them. The Manchus were an ethnic group of hunters and warriors who crossed the Great Wall from Manchuria and in 1644 replaced the ruling Ming Dynasty. They referred to their dynasty as the Ch'ing (or "unsullied"), and remained in power until 1911. Under the Ch’ing, both the territorial size and the population of China tripled.
The exhibit-related monologues by historian and artist George Stuart will be held on Tuesday, September 11 (Secrets of the Forbidden City) and Tuesday, October 16 (The Last of the Manchus) at 2 p.m. in the Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Pavilion. Admission to each monologue is $15 for the general public; $10 for museum members, and includes admission to all museum galleries on the day of the event. For reservations please call the museum at 805.653.0323 x 7.
The intricate embroidery on a number of the Manchu figures started with a six-month collaboration between George Stuart and embroidery artist Lu Zhengliang of China. Their challenge was how to embroider the material at one-fourth normal size and still maintain the clarity of the important images found on ancient garments. The results include the imperial yellow robe and jacket on the figure of Emperor Hung Hsiu Ch’uan.
UCSB Arts & Lectures and the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission
THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
Robots! Space Aliens! Body Snatchers!
Classic Science Fiction Films of the 1950s
Wednesday, July 25 at 7:30 pm indoors at UCSB Campbell Hall / FREE
and Friday, July 27 at 8:30 pm under the stars at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Garden / FREE
click here for info. and to see a trailer: https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/Details.aspx?PerfNum=2374
For outdoor screenings bring blankets, low lawn chairs and a picnic.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest science fiction films of all time, The War of the Worlds is the classic chilling adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel about a Martian invasion of Earth. How will the human race be saved? Released at the height of Cold War paranoia, this film has a lot more to it than just alien occupations. (Byron Haskin, 1953, 103 minutes)
ROBOTS! SPACE ALIENS! BODY SNATCHERS! Science Fiction Film Classics of the 1950s is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, Santa Barbara County Park Foundation and the Community Services Department of Santa Barbara County. The media sponsors are the Santa Barbara Independent, CASA magazine and KCSB 91.9 FM.
Films at UCSB are presented with support from the UCSB Summer Cultural and Enrichment Program and the Freshman Summer Start Program. Click here to see a complete schedule of cultural events at UCSB: <http://www.summer.ucsb.edu/culturalevents.html>
Admission to all film screenings is FREE. For more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or the SB County Arts Commission at (805) 568-3990.
lynda.com is the 2012-13 season sponsor of UCSB Arts & Lectures
We are back at it again this year with the 2nd Annual Seymour Duncan Benefit concert supporting Notes for Notes featuring LOS LOBOS with a special appearance by JOE BONAMASSA on August 30,2012. I would like to be the first to share with you the presale link HERE for tickets. It will be active through Friday (@ 11:59pm pst) after which the general on sale will begin on Saturday @ Noon. Enter the password “Viva” in the Promotional Code box on the right and you will have access to purchase tickets.
Last year’s first annual event with The Steve Miller Band became one of the most talked about shows in Santa Barbara. Please checkout a video recap of last years event HERE and just imagine what year 2 will bring! In addition to a spectacular concert, patrons had access to an incredible silent auction comprised of a wide array of guitars, signed memorabilia and music accessories. Last years event helped Notes for Notes continue to bring musical resources to Santa Barbara youth and expand to Nashville, TN. Notes for Notes provides youth with completely free access to music instruments, instruction and recording studio environments so that music may become a profoundly positive experience in their lives.
Notes for Notes is still offering sponsorship opportunities and ads in our program. If you are interested in supporting the event through these options or making a donation please let us know.
Please join us at this 2nd Annual event and experience great music and support the creation of it.
Thank you for your support and hope to see you there
Notes for Notes
Chronicling the adventure @
One Weekend Only!
July 27 - 29
at OYES (Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio)
All in the Timing
Winner of the John Gassner Playwriting Award, this critically acclaimed, award-winning evening of comedies combines wit, intellect, satire and just plain fun!
Camille La Fredo
Frank James Malle
Make Time for David Ives'
All in the Timing
By Jill Dolan
Leave your linear thinking in the car, resist all urges to analyze, and gorge your theatrical appetite on an exceptional evening of laughter at the Catalyst Players current production of All in the Timing by David Ives.
If David Ives is new to you, or if you’ve been waiting for the chance to see his work, now is the time to let this "wordsmithing" genius reaffirm your conviction that just because plays are presented in a box, doesn’t mean playwrights need to think in them. In this evening of five of Ives' funniest plays he explores Variations on the Death of Trotsky, Mere Mortals, The Philadelphia, Sure Thing, and Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread. It’s tough to pull out a favorite.
Director Steve Grumette has assembled five versatile actors (including himself) to assay fifteen different roles, changing characters and accents as easily as they change their costumes. Grumette and Camille La Fredo are appropriately "socialist" – and very funny – as Mr. & Mrs. Leon Trotsky, puzzling over a disturbing entry in the Encyclopedia Britannica. Grumette then teams up in a restaurant scene with Frank James Malle, who’s having a "Life in Hell" meets "Alice in Wonderland" sort of a day, in The Philadelphia.
Kimberly Demmary and John Eslick adroitly ravel and unravel a casual cafe pick up encounter and never drop a stitch as Betty and Bill in Sure Thing. The men score hits again in the wonderfully absurd Mere Mortals, whereby a lunch box-ing trio of construction workers makes some startling revelations over liverwurst – or is it tuna?
Then there’s Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread, a … well… a Philip Glass-esque, minimalist vocal and movement send up of… well… Philip Glass. Don’t analyze it – just go with it.
Grumette and producer Malle offer up the plays with minimal production elements making them a great fit for the OYES stage, giving just enough support to keep the plays aloft while the room fills up with laughter.
It’s an axiom in the theatre to "always leave them wanting more" and this show clearly will!
"Like sketches for some
hilarious, celestially conceived revue. The writing is not only very
funny, it has density of thought and precision of poetry...ALL IN THE TIMING is
by a master of fun. David Ives spins hilarity out of words."
- NY Times
"Theatre that aerobicizes the brain and tickles the heart. Ives is a mordant comic who has put the play back in playwright...A wondrous wordmaster."
"David Ives writes comedies for people who think, and maybe even read. Five little gems, grouped under the title All in the Timing, are notching up the amusement level thanks to director Steve Grumette and a right-on cast."
- Rita Moran, VC Star
"An original turn of mind is to be saluted in our tired theatre...A playwright with ideas, his own ideas, in his head is relatively rare. Such a one is David Ives."
- NY Magazine
All in the Timing runs one weekend only!
July 27 - 29
Friday & Saturday at 8:00 PM ~ Sunday at 3:00 PM
OYES is located at 316 East Matilija Street in Ojai
Call 805-646-4300 for information
All tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door,
in advance at brownpapertickets.com or by phone at 800-838-3006
This may be
the last message you receive from the Hearts Of Fire
Project. I don't want to sound overly dramatic, but we really need
your help. The Hearts Of Fire Project is in danger of shutting down. We would
like to continue our work which has inspired many over the last 6 years, but we
need resources to do so.
Our web site, message service and on line art gallery will go dark soon unless we raise some funds. This is what we need to keep going.
1) $30/month - web site, message/email service and on line art gallery
2) $100 - art supplies and materials
We would also like to continue our art workshops at the shelters, but that is more of a long-term fundraising effort.
At the very least, we need to keep our on line presence going in order to accept donations and sell art prints and related merchandise.
So, PLEASE, go to this link and donate any amount you can, every bit will help us to continue our mission of empowering homeless people through artistic self-expression.
Thank you for your love and support.
Founder & Executive Director
Hearts Of Fire
social profit organization
If there was no
poverty, no homelessness, we would no longer live in fear of
these things. When we embrace what we fear, the fear melts
CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR ALL ARTISTS
The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission presents Figure Fragments: The Part as the Whole, an exhibition guest curated by Priscilla Bender-Shore. The group exhibition opens on September 6, 2012, 1st Thursday, and continues until January 18, 2013 at the Channing Peake Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA.
Figure Fragments will include the work of artists who investigate figurative elements. “It is no surprise that the figure, in some form, has reemerged as a challenging and viable motif, after a long hiatus of some 30+ years,” said curator, Priscilla Bender-Shore.
The Arts Commission invites artists to submit work that encompasses the idea of figurative fragments, whether in the classical traditional sense or a contemporary treatment, utilizing all mediums. We encourage not just hands or feet but knees, thighs, hearts, along and/or with parts combined. Serious, witty, ironic or humorous treatments will all be considered. Tri-county artists are encouraged to apply as well as artists throughout California.
Send up to ten 300 dpi images on a disk, with a corresponding sheet of information, including contact information with: email address, web site address, titles, sizes of work, and dates. No disk will be returned.
ARTIST CALLS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Los Angeles County Arts Commission seeking Director of Communications
The Los Angeles County Arts Commission seeks a full-time Director of Communications to develop, implement and manage comprehensive integrated communications comprised of multiple internal and external marketing programs. These programs communicate Arts Commission priorities, promote Arts Commission programs and services to increase public awareness, and build awareness of the organization regionally and nationally.
Town San Diego ARTS Festival
The Old Town Fine Arts Festival will be held on San Diego Ave. and into State park, in Old Town San Diego. The event will be limited to 150 of the finest artists exhibiting on the West Coast. Work in painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, blown glass, turned wood, pottery and fiber will be accepted.
The Nude, 2012
The mystique of the figure. Is it muse, provacateur or a means to master a technical discipline through observation? Studio Quercus seeks to present a survey of work by California artists. What are they contemplating and creating now, in studios and art practices.
Art In The Park - Sept 8-9, 2012
All artists who create visual fine art or fine crafts are welcome. Exhibited works are subject to approval by the Petaluma Arts Association (PAA). Non-members, artists who have not exhibited within the last three years or who will be displaying substantially different work should submit four photos of recent work that accurately represent the work that will be displayed, along with a photo of their outdoor booth setup.
First Night Monterey 2013's Celebrate Monterey!
First Night Monterey - the largest, most dynamic and spectacular New Year's Eve celebration of the arts-has just announced the call for artist applications from performers, visual artists, musicians and entertainers of every genre wanting to entertain thousands on New Year?s Eve in Historic Downtown Monterey. This is an opportunity for budding and experienced artists alike to showcase their talents to friends, family and the central coast community.
Monrovia Association of Fine Arts is Looking for Artists
Monrovia Association of Fine Arts is looking for artists to participate in "Celebrate the Arts, a Festival of Fine Arts" 49th Annual Fine Arts Show October 13 & 14, 2012. The festival will feature up to 100 booths including artists, entertainment and community groups. Proceeds benefit local schools' art
programs. Therefore, special emphasis is placed on art and education including school art exhibits, participation of adult education art classes, and demonstrations by participating artists.
Napa Valley Museum Call for Artists
Napa Valley Museum is now accepting applications from artists in the San Francisco Bay Area for a 2013 juried exhibition of new work connected to a performance of Igor Stravinsky's masterpiece, The Soldier's Tale. The Soldier's Tale reminds us that who we are is ultimately defined by the choices we make. Artists are asked to interpret this story in any medium (three dimensional/sculpture will not be accepted) and create new work for the exhibition.
Dear Friends of the California Arts Council,
As you know, the California Arts Council is working hard to increase revenue to our agency through our major funding generator, the Arts License Plate. And you might recall that the Arts Council was at Sony Studios in late March to launch the current phase of our statewide campaign – a campaign that has the backing of dozens of prominent California artists, celebrities and others (our "Arts Drivers") who leave their creative mark on our state.
You've been right with us over the years as we've embarked on these Arts Plate sales efforts, and I extend my heartfelt thanks to all of you who have done so much to help us promote the plate. But we need to take our efforts to higher level. Our goal at the Arts Council is nothing less than to bring back resources for the arts commensurate with the creativity and innovation found in our great state, and we're aiming to increase statewide arts funding to $40 million annually—around a dollar per capita instead of the mere 12 cents per capita currently.
I know you've received many emails and other notifications from the Arts Council and that you are fully aware of the importance of the Arts Plate. But you are unique. Our research indicates that while most people would pay a little extra to support the arts, most Californians are still unaware of the importance of the Arts Plate. We're asking for your continued assistance in getting our message out.
We would like to enlist you again to spread the word more broadly. Normal marketing campaigns involved spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on prominent placement – but the more we spend on marketing, the fewer dollars to be spent on arts programming. Instead we've asked for pro bono major marketing sponsorship, and we've gotten it from some big names like Clear Channel. You might have seen the billboards in L.A., S.F. or Sacramento – Clear Channel has donated all those placements, helping us with the campaign and freeing up marketing funding to put into arts grants.
We know that for each of you as individual organizations your outreach cannot compete with Clear Channel's … but the arts field is not an army of one. We are an army of thousands of arts organizations and advocates spread throughout California. If each organization helped promote the Arts Plate just a little, our outreach and awareness of the Arts Plate would be raised exponentially.
The Arts Council has created a package of tools to help with outreach. There is a download webpage with an e-signature block, web banner ads for your web pages, and a series of full-page or half-page horizontal versions of color and b/w print ads featuring the Arts Drivers which can be used in playbills, programs and newsletters.
Here is a link to that webpage: http://www.cac.ca.gov/download/download2.php
Placement of these ads by you can provide the vital outreach needed for such a campaign to succeed and for California arts funding to return to a reasonable level. If these sizes aren't quite compatible or you need something special, please feel free to reach out to me or my staff for assistance, especially Mary Beth Barber at email@example.com or 916-322-6588.
Thank you for helping in any way you can – even if it just means taking a web badge or ad and using it as your Facebook photo for a day or two. Every outreach effort helps. And fair warning – this won't be the last time I contact you about this campaign. We're planning an even larger sales effort later this year – changes in ordering and sales that that will increase our monthly sales significantly. More on these efforts in my next communication with you.
Thank you for all you do to enrich California through the arts and thank you for being part of the Million Plates Campaign.
California Arts Council