Artist Opportunities

To add your artist call, please contact the Arts Council for Long Beach at (562) 435-ARTS (2787) or email your call information to Shay Thornton at shay.thornton@artslb.org.

 

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ARTIST CALLS- LOCAL

Urban Ocean Festival Art Exhibition Juried Show

Deadline: Friday, March 28, 2014, by 6:00 p.m.

The Aquarium of the Pacific is accepting images via JPEG format to be juried for its upcoming Urban Ocean Festival event. All submitted art pieces should fall under the theme of “Our Urban Ocean,” which may include artwork about our ports, human uses of the ocean (i.e. SCUBA diving, water sports, beach activities), marine life affected by the urban ocean, or ocean pollution. The theme of your work should be how you see the urbanized coast and ocean and what they mean to you. To be considered, art MUST be appropriate for a family audience.

Please note that if your artwork is accepted, we will require that you are available to attend the Urban Ocean Festival to set up your display on Saturday, May 3, at 8:00 a.m., and break down on Sunday, May 4, at 5:00 p.m. Artists will be invited to staff their exhibit area to interact with the public and sell artwork.

Up to five submissions are welcome. There will be winners in each of the three categories, which will include painting/drawing, digital/photography, and mixed media/sculpture/3D. First place in each category will receive $500, and second place will receive $250. One artist (selected from the first place artists from each of the three categories) will then be selected as the Grand Prize winner and will receive an additional $250.

Eligibility: The call is open to all emerging artists working in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura and San Bernardino counties. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

Media: Drawings, printmaking, digital/new media, photography, painting, installation, sculpture, etc., are all possibly valid. We currently cannot support video or sound-based media. Selected pieces must be ready to either display on easel or stand alone on the ground. No pieces will have hanging capabilities. Please note there will be no access to additional lighting.

Submission images must meet the following specifications: File names are the artist’s last name followed by the entry number (i.e. Jones1.jpg). Image files should be in high-resolution JPEG format. Images should be no smaller than 1000 pixels in any direction and 72 dpi. Images must be oriented properly (i.e. top of image is top of artwork). In your submission, you must include the category you are entering (painting/drawing, digital/photography, or mixed media/sculpture/3D).

Notification: Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance by email no later than April 11, 2014. You will be notified which piece(s) will be exhibited and receive more details on the Urban Ocean Festival. Please no phone calls – if you have any questions, please e-mail Claire Atkinson, communications manager, Aquarium of the Pacific, at catkinson@lbaop.org.

 

Call for Actors:

Following Seas Productions is bringing Israel Horovit'z The Line to Long Beach. This absurdist drama features intense writing that explores the darker side of competitiveness where gender politics, violence, and assertive feminism are thrust to the forefront. We are putting a modern spin on the work that honors marriage equality and the Long Beach community that we call home through an eye-catching rockabilly aesthetic. Following Seas productions loves non-traditional casting and we are actively recruiting actors of all types (both men and women) for the roles of Nolan, Stephen, Arnal, and Fleming. Rehearsals will take place in Downtown Long Beach, with performances an unique locations throughout the city. Please contact Mia via phone at 310-595-6359 or email at mia@followingseasproductions.org for more information or to make an audition appointment. No pay. Volunteers actors only at this time.

 

Call for Artists: East 7th Street Collaborative

Re-Envisioning East 7th Street: A Juried Design Competition

Deadline: Oct. 4th, 2013

Sponsored in part by The East 7th Street Collaborative, The Arts Council for Long Beach and the 1st and 2nd District City Council Offices, this local/regional event encourages the Re-Envisioning of East 7th Street (Redondo Ave to Alamitos Ave).  We are seeking fresh modern ideas for what this important corridor could become in the future!   This event looks to explore ideas in Art and Architecture and how they can relate to our neighborhoods in a functional and purposeful way. 

Professionals and Students are welcome to apply.  There is an honorarium for the top 3 entries. $1000 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place and $250 for third. The top 50 entries will be displayed along the street as part of an October Street Event.  

We are seeking Artists, Designers, Architects and Digital Artists to create inspirational renderings re-designing and re-imagining existing buildings along the corridor.  Deadline is October 4th, 2013

The East 7th Street Collaboration is a collection of neighborhood associations and local business owners working to improve East 7th Street in Long Beach.  East 7th Street is a major corridor running through the city which has recently been targeted by 2nd District Council Member Suja Lowenthal as a major city design project.

East 7th Street Collaboration seeking to improve building facades, create a more pedestrian friendly infrastructure and inspire further economic development in hopes of making East 7th Street a more vital and connected part of our neighborhoods.

For further information, the full Call for Artists and to submit please visit our website:  www.E7th.org

 

 

Call for Artists: Call for Artists: UncommonGoods' Graphic Design Challenge - Free to Enter!

UncommonGoods' Graphic Design Challenge is an opportunity for artists to submit their best graphic designs for the chance to win $500 and an UncommonGoods Vendor Contract. The top five voted designs will be judged by letterpress design team, 1Canoe2, and UncommonGoods Product Development Associate, Tiffany Jyang. The winner of the design challenge will work with the UncommonGoods Product Development team to feature the design on a set of six uniquely crafted glasses.


Deadline: August 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM ET

Eligibility: 18 years or older, U.S. Resident
Submit your designs here: http://www.uncommongoods.com/designs/graphic-glassware

Outdoor Holocaust Memorial on Building Walls
Deadline: October 1, 2013
Call for Art: We need the English words "Never Forget" on one wall and the Hebrew word "Zachor" on another. We would also like the opportunity to have others buy into this memorial with some type of smaller pieces (possibly inscribed with family/donor name or name of perished to be honored) that would hang from or near one or both of the two words. These two walls are at an angle from each other, with an open circular concrete bench coming off of them. Installation to be complete by April 1, 2014


Thought behind Memorial: We have a donor, who is a Holocaust survivor and along with her husband are making a generous gift to our organization and wish to create a legacy with this installment. They would like to include a poem the donor's daughter, while in High School, wrote about her grandmother (who was killed in the holocaust). Here is the poem:


In an old wooden frame, (with the backing coming out) stands a photograph. Old, yellowing, cracked with age. Faded, maybe yet, a woman's face can be clearly seen. A stranger to my eyes, perhaps (but I've always known her name) With a smile like that of my own, and her gentle brown eyes (expressing a warmth I never felt) I see our two lives connecting as one. Grandmother, our lives might have been separated, by more than a war, but through this old photograph, - - you live again.
Julia Cynthia Seifer


One interpretation could be: under the "Never Forget" wording, a roughed up/hammered sheet of metal or some other type of sturdy outdoor material that might represent a mirror, although when looking directly at it, you would not see a clear reflection, but perhaps just a distressed outline of oneself. Next to or below this mirror would be the poem. Make it so that all who come to visit sit/stand and look at the installation, they too could look into the mirror and see any/all of the millions that perished and reflect.
Media: Durable outdoor bronze, metal, aluminum, etc.


Submission Guidelines: You are highly encouraged to look at the space and speak to us before applying.
1. Please submit visual samples of previous similar work, preferably via email or weblink.
2. Please submit a rough sketch if you like.
3. Please submit estimated cost for creation and installation.
Contact Information: Danny Levy 562.506.2804 or dlevy@jewishlongbeach.org www.jewishlongbeach.org

Torrance Art Museum is looking for Southern California based Video Artists for a one night marathon screening on Saturday, September 14th from 6pm to 9pm.

Bring a DVD or Blu-Ray of your best Video Work and bring your friends!! Video work is limited to 5 minutes each, one work per artist. If you plan to bring work RSVP to LDeSmidt@TorranceCA.Gov, spots are limited so RSVP ASAP!!

At the end of the screening we will take a vote. The video with the most votes will get to have their Video in one of Torrance Art Museum's future Exhibitions in our Dark Room Screening Room. Best of all, video's screened on September 14th, will be considered for a museum exchange program with FRIEIS Museum in Berlin taking place next year!!

We are really looking for the best of the best in video art. We will not take music Videos, documentary film, or videos of performance Art. This is strictly limited to Video Art. We welcome non narrative and experimental videos with an artistic approach to the medium of Video Art. For any questions contact Lisa DeSmidt at (310)618-6342.

ArtAscent "Figures' International Art Competition Call for Artists- Deadline August 31, 2013

$100 cash prize for gold winner. 20 prizes of publication in ArtAscent Art and Literature Journal including links to your website, promotion on ArtAscent website artist directory, and exposure in social media. The top three winners also receive an artist profile feature in ArtAscent Art and Literature Journal.

The competition theme is Figures. Human beauty, creature shadows, unexpected forms. Show us the figures you have imagined. Submissions including diverse interpretations of the human figure will be considered.

Entries may include 2- and 3-dimensional media, paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, installations, ceramics, jewelry and sculpture.

Submission deadline: August 31, 2013

Entries start at $15

See www.artascent.com for submission details and to enter.

Call for Artists: Xpressions Open Mic

Call for Artists: Seeking artists of all types and genres to showcase their work. Xpressions consists of poets, singers, dancers, dj's, mc's, live painting, etc. The open mic is held every third Friday of the month from 6-9p.m.

Submission Guidelines: The open mic sign up list is available on location the day of the event. Along with the open mic we are accepting submissions for featured artists and performances. More information is available on the website www.xpressionslb.com

Venue: The Bungalow Building. (CALB) 737 Pine Ave Long Beach CA.

Submit: Name, contact info, description of artistry and links to samples online.

Deadline: ongoing

Contact Information: Shy D. xpressionslb@gmail.com

 

"Arts at the Point" Artist Submissions

Arts at the Point is an arts fair, to be held on the campus of Grace First Presbyterian Church, 3955 Studebaker Rd., Long Beach, on Saturday, October 12, 2013.  Artists are invited to show and sell their works at the event.  Fee for a booth at the event will be $35, payable to Grace First Presbyterian Church no later than October 1.  There is no fee to submit.  The event will also include music/dance performances from local schools and organizations, food and non-alcoholic beverages for sale, and a children's art center with activities and projects.


We are focusing on paintings of any medium, although other genres will be considered.  All subjects are welcome, including human form/nudes.  However, art that is considered to be violent, profane or created for shock value will not be considered.


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Call for Submissions: The 29th General Synod of the United Church of Christ/ Ministry for Youth Advocacy & Leadership Outreach


Call for Submissions: Youth at General Synod/Ministry for Youth Outreach & Enrichment
The United Church of Christ denomination will host its biannual General Synod in Long Beach California this summer. The Synod will host a youth component called Youth at General Synod (Y@GS). The seven day outreach with and to our youth includes a 24-hour youth space with out of the box experiences for faith and leadership formation. We seek a recyclable graffiti wall (20'w x7 'h) to incorporate in this creative space that could be donated to a youth center, school or church at the completion of the one week youth outreach.
Send us your work! youth@ucc.org


Deadline for entries: June 15, 2013 (received)

No Entry Fees: There are no entry fees for this callfor submissions.


Graffiti Wall
The United Church of Christ denomination is an open and affirming denomination dedicated to nurturing youth and young adults beyond the walls of the church. In an effort to embrace the fine arts in all of its creative forms, we seek to incorporate a graffiti wall in the youth space for a one week youth outreach in Long Beach California. Nothing fancy-a basic graffiti wall that would allow the use of either chalk (chalk board paint) or color markers for daily design. Graffiti wall should be about 20 feet long and about 7 feet high (youth are tall and they don't seem to stop growing). The graffiti wall should also include braces or stands to help it stand on its own in the convention hall space.


Rules
Entries must be received at youth@ucc.org by June 15. Please include in your bid your asking fee to complete the graffiti wall. We are looking for a competitive rate as well as a creative design that will engage our youth and capture their interest to interact with the wall.


Location/Dates
The 29th General Synod of the United Church of Christ is located at the Long Beach Convention Center of Long Beach, CA. http://www.longbeachcc.com/


Jury
Submissions will be reviewed by the Minister for Youth Advocacy and Leadership. The Minister for Youth will make the final selection.


Method of Submission
The deadline for submission is June 15, 2013. All entries must be submitted via youth@ucc.org.
Contact Us- United Church of Christ website: www.ucc.org and www.ucc.org/youth For additional information please contact us at youth@ucc.org.

GRAFFITI WALL FOR YOUTH PROGRAM
Call for Artists or Set Designers: United Church of Christ Ministry for Youth


Deadline: June 15


Call for Set Design: The United Church of Christ denomination is an open and affirming denomination dedicated to nurturing youth and young adults beyond the walls of the church. In an effort to embrace the fine arts in all of its creative forms, we seek to incorporate a graffiti wall in the youth space for a one week youth outreach in Long Beach California. Nothing fancy-a basic graffiti wall that would allow the use of either chalk (chalk board paint) or color markers for daily design. Graffiti wall should be about 20 feet long and about 7 feet high (youth are tall and they don't seem to stop growing). The graffiti wall should also include braces or stands to help it stand on its own in the convention hall space.


Eligibility: Long Beach Residents or artists in the Southern California region with ability to deliver the graffiti wall to the convention center.

Rules Entries must be received at youth@ucc.org by June 15. Please include in your bid your asking fee to complete the graffiti wall. We are looking for a competitive rate as well as a creative design that will engage our youth and capture their interest to interact with the wall.


Location/Dates The 29th General Synod of the United Church of Christ is located at the Long Beach Convention Center of Long Beach, CA. http://www.longbeachcc.com/


Media: All media welcome. We are open to suggestions and other creative ways to create the wall. But for simplicity purpose, a basic chalk board style is preferred.


Submission Guidelines: Submit proposal via youth@ucc.org with a brief summary of your proposal. Sketches or design layouts are welcome. Please include the media you will use to create the graffiti wall. A layout of the youth space can be provided and questions can be submitted to the Minister for Youth via youth@ucc.org.
Contact Information: Minister for Youth Advocacy & Leadership youth@ucc.org

Arts Council for Long Beach
CALL TO ARTISTS
Request for Proposals (RFP)
Artist to Create a Distinctive Artwork for Rosie's Dog Beach
DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 1, 2013

The Arts Council for Long Beach in collaboration with the City of Long Beach, Parks, Recreation and Marine seeks a public artist, or artist team, to create a distinctive artwork for Rosie’s Dog Beach. The artwork will help brand a unique identity for the ever-popular off-leash dog beach. Rosie’s Dog Beach celebrates dog lovers everywhere in this unique and strongly artistic paradise on the beach for all dogs to run and play.


Rosie’s Dog Beach
History was made when, for the first time in more than 30 years, dogs were permitted to play on a Long Beach city beach on Sunday, June 24, 2001.


In order to both comply and defy existing ordinances banning unleashed dogs, the city allowed some K-9 freedom on the beach in what was called a "special event" to qualify for the one-time status. Local resident Justin Rudd and his bulldog Rosie organized and hosted that special event; and, the next 20 or so monthly, Sunday dog beach special events that continued successfully through the summer of 2003.
Then, after a 15-month Rudd-led pilot program, daily beach off-leash access began in August 2003 and ended October 31, 2004, when the Long Beach City Council unanimously approved the permanent Dog Beach Zone. This beach area was officially renamed "Rosie's Dog Beach" on August 3, 2010, to honor the life of Rosie the Bulldog, the dog who inspired this canine wonderland. It remains the only off-leash dog beach in Los Angeles County.

Site Description

Rosie’s Dog Beach is Located on Ocean Boulevard, between Roycroft and Argonne. The length of the Dog Zone is about 1,200 feet. The depth of the Zone depends on the tide, but is about 200-feet. The area for the artwork is along the 1,200 feet on Ocean Boulevard. Hours of operation are 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM every day.
*Site visits are highly recommended. Please visit the City of Long Beach website for more detailed information regarding the specifics of Rosie’s Dog Beach.

Scope of the Work

The Arts Council for Long Beach is seeking to commission artistic enhancements and/or a site-specific artwork that is lively, playful and fun for Rosie’s Dog Beach, in the City of Long Beach. To accomplish this goal, the Arts Council for Long Beach will commission public artists/art teams with public art experience to enhance the aesthetic features of Rosie’s Dog Beach through the addition of sculptural elements, the embellishment of existing elements, and/or the development and incorporation of site-specific artworks.

Art Work Budget
A budget of $30,000 has been established inclusive of artist fees and all costs associated with the design, fabrication and installation of the artwork(s).


Artist Eligibility
This is an open call to all interested, professional artists/art teams residing in Southern California. Artists who reside in Long Beach are especially encouraged to apply. . Applicants applying as a team must have worked together on prior projects and all applicants must have public art experience. Selected artists must be available for meetings in the Long Beach area.


Artist Services Requested
The selected artist(s) will receive a professional services contract to provide art design services.
The artist’s scope of work will be to serve as a full member of the overall project design team to
create a refined, integrated artwork proposal. Specific work will include the following tasks:

  •  Gather relevant information about the physical, social and cultural context of the project.
  •  Attend project design team meetings and presentations necessary to develop all phases
  • of the integrated public art component(s).
  •  The selected artist(s), in coordination with the project committee, must work within the
  • construction timeframe. Installation of the artwork may need to take place during off hours to minimize the disruption of the park.
  •  Designed artwork(s) must be durable, permanent, low maintenance and in
  • compliance with ADA guidelines;
  •  The artwork must be able to withstand the harsh oceanfront environment
  •  Prepare verbal, written and visual presentations to show artwork proposal to community stakeholders and project committee.


Presentations will include:

1) a written description of the content, scale, location, context, relationship of components, and materials of the proposed artwork(s);
2) materials samples;
3) depictions of the proposed artworks(s) in the form of to-scale drawings accompanied by either three-dimensional renderings or three dimensional models;
4) cost estimates for fabrication and installation;
5) proposed fabrication and installation methods;
6) cost estimates for annual maintenance and operating expenses; and,
7) maintenance instructions.
Selected artists/artist teams will be required to carry liability insurance, which meets the standard specifications established by the City of Long Beach


Selection Process
The Arts Council for Long Beach, the City of Long Beach, Parks, Recreation and Marine all strive to make the selection process as fair, transparent, and impartial as possible. Every reasonable effort will be made to follow the guidelines for best practices in artist selection established nationally by Americans for the Arts through the Public Art Network.


Selection Panel
A selection panel comprised of representatives from Parks, Recreation and Marine, the Arts Council, the Advisory Committee for Public Art and PAWS will review the submissions. The criteria for evaluating initial submissions will be based upon the following criteria:

  •  Appropriateness of artwork medium and concepts as they relate to the project site and location.
  •  Aesthetic merits and creativity as evidenced in the artwork concept.
  •  Feasibility of artwork in terms of the project site, public right of way, project budget, fabrication, and design.
  •  Record of artistic achievement as evidenced by resume and portfolio.
  •  Experience in design, fabrication, and installation of artwork.
  •  Experience collaborating with architects and other design professionals, fabricators, or general contractors.

Tentative Schedule

  •  RFP Release Date: June 1, 2013
  •  RFP Deadline: July 1, 2013
  •  Panel Review selects final artists to interview: July 8, 2013
  •  Finalists are notified for interviews: July 9, 2013
  •  Finalists are interviewed, and the artist selection panel reviews concept proposal materials and selects artist / art teams to develop project: July 12, 2013
  •  Finalist enters into contract with Arts Council for Long Beach. and begins project on July 15, 2013
  •  Final Design due: August 15, 2013
  •  Installation of artwork: end-November 2013

TO APPLY
The following materials must be received by Monday, July 1, 2013 at 5:00pm PST. Applications will be accepted on a CD-ROM or thumb drive. All application materials should be either PDF format or Word documents and images should be in jpeg format as detailed below. Do not send originals and/or materials not specifically requested.

1. Narrative Concept Proposal (Limit 2 pages)Submit a full proposal including a letter of interest defining your project concept for the proposed site. Describe in complete detail your approach to the site-specific artwork that would spark public interest in Rosie’s Dog Beach. Also describe the materials you propose to use, fabrication process, site plan and estimated size of the project.
2. Resume (Limit 3 pages)
Include your name, mailing address, telephone number(s), email and webpage (if applicable), resume and the resume of anyone on your team. Include your public art experience detailing completed projects, locations, budget and commissioning agency.
3. References
Include two professional references; name, mailing address, telephone number(s), email and webpage (if applicable), and relationship to reference
4. Images
Submit digital images on a CD-ROM or thumb drive in JPEG format, PC compatible, no larger than 1920 x 1920 pixel resolution (do not compress your files); Each image must be unlocked and downloadable. Label each image with the artist’s name and number, which corresponds to the annotated image list. For example 001JaneJones, 002JaneJones, etc.
Submit five to ten (5-10) images of your proposal concept (including schematic drawings of the project). Submit up to ten (10) images of your past work in jpeg form
5. Annotated Image List
Submit a document listing each image in sequence including:

  • Title, date and location of artwork
  • Medium and dimensions
  • Budget
  • Commissioning Agency
  • Very brief project description (100 words or less)

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Application materials must be received at or before 5:00pm, Pacific Standard Time (PST) on July 1, 2013. Any applications materials received after the date and time specified above will be considered rejected and considered non-responsive. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Please submit materials to the address listed below
Mail or hand deliver submissions to:
Arts Council for Long Beach
350 Elm Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
QUESTIONS
For further questions, Contact: Sumako, Interim Gallery Manager h.sumako@artslb.org


Arts Council for Long Beach
Established in 1976 as the Public Corporation for the Arts, dba, Arts Council for Long Beach is the official arts agency for the City of Long Beach. The ACLB is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors and managed by a professional staff.
The mission of the Arts Council for Long Beach is to foster creativity and culture, enlivening communities and enabling a thriving economy.

  •  Late applications will not be considered
  • Do not send original artwork
  • If artists are applying as a team, the team must be declared at the time of the application letter of interest. Include resumes for all team members with application.
  • While every effort will be made to carefully handle applications, the Arts Council for Long Beach cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged materials.
  • The Arts Council for Long Beach reserves the right to accept or reject any and all responses received or commission an artist through another process. All artists who submit their materials for review will receive written notification of the results of the selection process.
  • The information herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

Call to Artists: Nomadic Exposure

Deadline Extended

The Arts Council for Long Beach seeks Long Beach artists for an upcoming photography exhibit, Nomadic Exposure, to showcase the numerous public art installations throughout the city of Long Beach. All photos must be taken with a mobile phone camera.
More information: HERE
To Submit: HERE
Deadline: May 27
Contact: Sumako, h.sumako@artslb.org

Call to Artists and Curators: Blackbird Cafe Seeks Artworks

The Blackbird Cafe, a new restaurant located at Orange and Wardlow in Long Beach, is seeking artworks for the cafe's wall space. Curators and artists interested in organizing or exhibiting, please contact Blackbird Cafe at blackbirdcafeinc@gmail.com or 562/490-2473. Also, visit www.facebook.com/BlackbirdCafeLB.

Call to Artists:  First Fridays Art Walk

Looking for visual artists in Ceramics, Glass, Graffiti, Graphics/Illustration, Mosaic, Painting/Drawing, Photography, Public Art, Sculpture, Woodworking to showcase work within businesses and galleries on Atlantic Avenue in the Bixby Knolls area of Long Beach.

The mission of First Fridays is to promote and support local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Every first Friday night of the month, participating Bixby Knolls businesses will unite to promote local artists and musicians through extended operating hours. In doing so we hope to encourage a dialogue between businesses,
artists and the community.

Venue: Various businesses in the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association in Long Beach, CA
Deadline:  On-going
Openings: Evening of the First Friday of every month
To Apply:  Submit jpeg samples of your work or links to websites of your work

For more information about First Fridays, visit First Fridays website
This Artist Call Courtesy of LBCreative!, part of the Catalyst Community

Call to Writers: My Los Angeles

An ongoing call for all artists who live in Los Angeles or who have lived there, who also write or would like to experiment with the written form.

Beginning this Fall 2011, Marco Polo will feature artists and writers writing about Los Angeles on a continuing basis in a section devoted exclusively to this subject, a section entitled My Los Angeles.

Marco Polo is requesting nonfiction or fiction only, interpreted as each individual artist sees fit.

Deadline: Ongoing
Contact: Darin Beasley, Editor, Marco Polo, darin.beasley@gmail.com, (503) 781-8257
Website: http://www.marcopoloquarterly.com

Call to Artists:  Red Brick Gallery Seeking Emerging and Mid-Career Artists for Exhibition

Red Brick Gallery in Downtown Ventura is seeking emerging and mid-career artists to feature in upcoming shows in late Summer, Fall and winter. We are currently looking for work in most mediums (painting, mixed medium, ceramics, sculpture, photography and glass art) with nature or abstract related subjects. Please no political or religious pieces.

Artists wishing to submit their work for consideration please send Jen an email with 5-7 pieces of a cohesive body of work you wish to display along with a short artist statement and price list (including sizes and mediums). All work with the above items will be considered.

Contact: Jennifer Livia, info@redbrickart.com, (805) 643-6400
For more information:  http://www.redbrickart.com  

Call to Artists:  Evolver Long Beach Network - Video Production, Recording Artists, Photographers

Evolver Long Beach Network seeks volunteer video collaborators and photographers to help shoot upcoming events and 15-20 minute video features for Reality Sandwich in Long Beach. Photographers with SLR-type cameras preferred. Evolver Long Beach also seeks submissions for "The LB Evolver Mixtape" project, which will be a digital download that features Evolvers from Long Beach. This would give artists exposure to a much larger network of 100,000 viewers per month at RealitySandwich.com, plus more than 4,000 members of Evolver.net. The content would be made available for online donation to a number of community projects that contributing artists suggest.

For more information: Contact Tony Damico, Regional Coordinator, for these and more opportunities at: lbevolver@gmail.com
This Artist Call Courtesy of LBCreative!, part of the Catalyst Community

Call to Artists: RAW: Natural Born Artists

Seeking artists of all types to showcase their art in one of our amazing events. RAW features art, photography, sculpting, fashion, film, music, performing art, makeup, hair and creative works from all types of art genres.  We do four showcases a month in Long Beach, Fullerton, and Santa Monica.

For more information and to submit your work to our website for review, please go to www.RAWartists.org.  You may also email Lorin Herzfeldt, Artist Relations Director at RAW: Natural Born Artists, with any questions at Lorin@RAWartists.org

Call to Artists:  Coffee Caliente Cafe & Community

Call for artists to show/sell affordable works.
Location:  Coffee Caliente, 55 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802
Deadline:  On-going
To Apply:  Submit jpeg images or links to your website via email to Florencio Perez.
This Artist Call Courtesy of LBCreative!, part of the Catalyst Community

Call to Artists:  The Artist Alley Art Gallery & Space

We are seeking artists to exhibit in our 4,000 square-foot art gallery located in downtown San Francisco. We are currently interviewing artists for the new year and beyond, and would like to extend an opportunity for you to show with us!
Location:  The Artists Alley, 863 Mission Street (across from Bloomingdales), San Francisco, CA 94103
Deadline:  On-going
To Apply: Submit jpeg images or links to website of your work.
For more information:  Visit The Artists Alley website or contact John Villa, (415) 522-2440
This Artist Call Courtesy of LBCreative!, part of the Catalyst Community

Call to Artists:  Catalyst TV

Share Good News, Important Resources & Events from/in/about Long Beach.  At the end of your segment, talk about YOUR CREATIVITY and how you connected with LBCreative!  If you don't have content to contribute, you can read some of the MANY announcements. Don't want to be on camera?  No problem, we can show graphics or video.
Location: Catalyst Community, 430 E. 1st St, Long Beach, CA
For more information, visit ThePrimeSpot.com website or contact KaRi at (562)537-1830.
This Artist Call Courtesy of LBCreative!, part of the Catalyst Community

Call to Artists:  4th Street Deli Cafe & Caterer

Venue announces on-going call for artists to exhibit work.
Location: 4th Street Deli, 450 Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
For more information or to submit works, contact 4th Street Deli via website, email or call (562) 256-7901.
This Artist Call Courtesy of LBCreative!, part of the Catalyst Community

Call to Artists:  Cosa Bella Eco-Boutique & Alternative Community Space

Venue announces on-going call for ceramic art and eco-friendly products for store. Class/Workshop space available to non-profits, artists & community.
For more information or to submit work samples, visit Cosa Bella website or email Christy Pardini.
This Artist Call Courtesy of LBCreative!, part of the Catalyst Community

Gallery/Art Class Spaces for Rent:  Hellada Gallery

Call for artists & class instructors to rent gallery spaces.  Main Gallery (space B/C) rental fee is $650.00/mo, $200.00/week.  Studio Gallery (space D) rental fee is $450.00/mo, $150.00/week.  Gallery rental for art classes is $15.00/hr.
Location: Hellada Gallery, 117 Linden Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802
For more information, visit Hellada Gallery website or call 562-435-5232.
This Call Courtesy of LBCreative!, part of the Catalyst Community

Call to Artists:  Inspire Youth With Your Art
 
Seeking artists of all genres for monthly meet, show and tell events with elementary and junior high school students after school in Long Beach. Participation is unpaid and voluntary. Artists will present themselves and show samples of their work to students in a 30 or 60-minute session. Follow-up workshop or activity time at the artists' discretion.
 
Venue: Eastman Boys and Girls Club, 700 E Del Amo Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90807
Deadline: On-going
Submit: Name, contact info, description of artistry and links to samples online
Contact: Hai Minh, lbceducation@gmail.com, (562) 428-9188 (Please call between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
Website: bgclublb.org
This Call Courtesy of LBCreative!, part of the Catalyst Community

Call to Artists:  Suddenly
 
Seek DJs to produce a 15-minute mix featuring a single soul music artist of the week. Mix can be emailed ahead of time, burned to a CD and dropped off at the show by showtime, or played on the spot.  All other artists are invited to perform on the open mic.
 
Venue: Exhibit A, 517 Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802
Deadline: On-going
Frequency: Every Sunday beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Submit: Name, contact info, description of artistry
Contact: Suddenly, suddenly562@gmail.com, (562) 786-7817
Website: suddenly562.blogspot.com
This Call Courtesy of LBCreative!, part of the Catalyst Community

Call to ArtistsThe Griot Cafe

Spoken word artists sought for weekly open mic every Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

Venue: Shades of Afrika, 1001 4th Street, Long Beach, CA
Website: www.shadesofafrika.com
Contact: Isaac Sundiata, shadesofafrika@verizon.net, (562) 436-2210
This Call Courtesy of LBCreative!, part of the Catalyst Community

ARTIST CALLS - REGIONAL


Call to Artists: Nature Speaks Call For Entries

What can nature tell us? For centuries - if not millennia- Human Beings have found ways to relate to nature, to derive meaning from our interaction between the elements, flora, and fauna- be it simply capturing a beautiful scene with the local animals or creating a meaningful and fable-like composition. For this exhibition, we want your unique take on the classic theme of nature.

http://linusgallery.com/call-for-entries/nature-speaks-july-1/

Deadline: 07-01-2013
Contact: Linus Galleries
Email: info@linusgallery.com
Phone: 310.491.0269
Website: http://linusgallery.com/call-for-entries/

Call to Artists: WORK RELATED TO "WILLY WONKA"


The Torrance Theatre Company is presenting "Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka" this summer at the 500-seat Armstrong Theatre. The show opens on August 3 and runs through August 17. In conjunction with this production, we would like to temporarily exhibit artwork that fits the aesthetics of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as you may know it by its 1971 film adaptation or the more recent movie starring Johnny Depp. The production's look will have a slight steampunk edge, but the work does not have to be steampunk.

Two-dimensional work would be easiest to install, but I will consider small sculptures. There are 3 walls - 13' x 23'; 12'x18'; and 12'x10'. Works can be for sale, and information on the artists will be made available. No commission will be taken.

All artists accepted into the exhibition will receive 2 free tickets to a performance of their choice, excluding opening night.

Contact: Michelle Cho
Torrance Art Museum 

3320 Civic Center Drive 

Torrance, CA 90503

Phone: 310.618.3842

Email: TAMIntern@TorranceCA.gov
Website: www.torranceartmuseum.com

ARTIST CALLS - NATIONAL

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Embracing Our Differences invites art submissions for its 11th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity. National and international submissions are encouraged.  39 artists will be selected for the exhibit.  The Exhibit will be displayed April and May 2014 at two venues - Island Park along Sarasota, Florida’s beautiful bayfront and Riverwalk in Bradenton, FL. Since 2004, the exhibit has been viewed by more than 1,600,000 visitors. 

 

Final selections will be chosen based on artistic excellence in reflection of the theme “embracing our differences”and made by a 3-judge panel of professional artists, curators and art professionals. A total of $3,000 (US) in awards will be presented.  There is no submission fee nor limit on the number of entries.  Submissions must be postmarked no later than January 6, 2014.

Submission forms and more information concerning past winning entries are available atwww.EmbracingOurDifferences.org or by emailing

Info@EmbracingOurDifferences.org   

Link for online version of the 2014 Call to Artists:  http://www.embracingourdifferences.org/pdfs/2014eodartists.pdf

 

Link to the online 2014 Call for Quotes: http://www.embracingourdifferences.org/pdfs/2014eodquotes.pdf

 

 

Link to submit quotes online: https://www.embracingourdifferences.org/quotes/callforquotations.html

 

 

Call to Artists: Get On Your Bike and Ride: 3rd Annual Bike Art Exhibit

The purpose of this exhibit is to showcase artwork portraying or relating to bicycles. All original artistic interpretations are welcome; contemporary, traditional, or abstract, as are two and three-dimensional pieces.

Deadline: 05-14-2013
Poudre Studio Artists & Galleries
Fort Collins, CO
Contact: Evie Tilley
email: gallery@poudrestudioartists.com
Phone: 303.905.1968
Website: http://www.poudrestudioartists.com/artist-resources/call-for-entry-bike-art/


Call to Artists: Summer Shorts Series

Are you an artist or film-maker looking for a way to showcase your short films?
whitespace gallery in Atlanta, Georgia is currently accepting submissions for a series of short film screenings this summer. These events will be free and open to the public, with films being projected in our outdoor patio after dark. In an effort to showcase new artists, encourage experimentation with film, and grow the Atlanta art community, the subject-matter for the screenings will remain open. Accepted works will be divided into two groups and shown on either June 26th or July 24th. Artists will be notified of their screening date in advance.
Email all submissions to gallery@whitespace814.com with "Summer Shorts Series" in the subject line. Please be sure to include a link to your submission, name, email address, phone number, artist's statement and bio in the body of the email.

Deadline: 06-01-2013
whitespace
Atlanta, GA
Contact: Ms. Sarah Durning
Email: gallery@whitespace814.com
Website: www.whitespace814.com


Call to Artists: 2013 Art Kudos Juried Online Competition

Artshow.com is accepting entries for the 9th annual Art Kudos competition.
Cash awards totaling $4,000.  The 2013 awards judge is Kara Rooney,
Associate Art Editor for The Brooklyn Rail and faculty member at the School
of Visual Arts, New York, NY.  The competition is open to all artists 18 or
older.  Eligible media include: acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels,
drawings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations,
wood, glass, ceramics, fiber and mixed media.  $35 for 3 images.

Deadline: June 30, 2013
Website: http://www.artkudos.com/
Prospectus: http://www.artkudos.com/prospectus.html


Artist Calls - International

Call to Artists: 


ARTErra is a residency for artists placed in a small village in Portugal. This structure as several work rooms, resources tools and partnerships that are able to provide to artists exceptional conditions to develop their work and projects.
We are now accepting applications to our residency space.

Deadline: September 15, 2013                            
Website: www.arterra.weebly.com
To apply, contact: arterra.geral@gmail.com