Click HERE for a list of calls to artists posted by the California Arts Council
A Sharp Piece of Awesome
Taft College’s literary magazine A Sharp Piece of Awesome is now accepting art submissions for its latest issue. We would enjoy the opportunity to view photography, paintings, and visual art of all media from artists seeking an opportunity for publication.
For photography submissions, we would prefer images dealing with desert environments and poverty. For other visual art, we are looking for abstract art. However, if you have work outside of these themes that you feel we would like, consider submitting them anyway.
Send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org in high-quality jpeg file format. We are accepting up to five submissions per artist. The deadline to submit is March 3rd, 2017.
We are looking forward to seeing your art, and will let you know our decision by the 24th of March.
California State Senate’s Contemporary Art Collection
Team Vidak is reaching out to the art community in search of a contemporary artist whose work expresses the Valley’s unique way of life.
Every other year, each Senate District has the opportunity to select an artist whose work best represents the district. These artists bring to the Capitol an extensive range of cultures, backgrounds and training. The upcoming exhibit is planned from May 2017 to September 2018.
The media with which they work is also as varied – acrylics, oils, bronze sculpture, blown glass, mixed media, and watercolors. The talented, diverse, and colorful selection seen at each show is a testament to the fact that contemporary art is alive and well in California.
- Most any type of ORIGINAL art is acceptable. Oil paintings, works on paper, weavings, wall hangings, photographs and sculpture are all acceptable media. Please try to limit the overall size to no larger than 3’ x 5’, as space is limited. No posters or prints – only original pieces.
- The artist must agree to loan their art to the exhibit for approximately 18 months. The Senate Rules Committee will pay for shipping costs to and from the exhibit (NOT packing materials).
- If chosen, the artist will need to supply the artist’s biography, information on the artwork selected and perhaps how it was selected. This information will be used in the exhibit catalogue.
Artists who live in the 14th Senate District, and would like to be considered, must email a high resolution photo(s) of the art and short description of the work that would be displayed in an email to email@example.com. The deadline for submission is April 7, 2017.
To confirm whether you live in the 14th Senate District, click here and enter your home address.
This is an awesome opportunity for an artist from the 14th Senate District to have his or her art displayed at the State Capitol as part of the 2017-2018 California State Senate’s Contemporary Art Collection.
The Bakersfield Museum of Art is looking for artists to consign their work at ARTMIX: a curated cocktail party on March 2, 2017. ARTMIX is the annual spring fundraiser for BMoA featuring an art sale and auction showcasing works by local and regional artists. Guests will also be able to indulge in signature cocktails and culinary delights from Bakersfield’s best eateries and enter to win an opportunity draw for a one-of-a-kind weekend art excursion in Carmel, Ca.
We are now accepting digital submissions of original works of art to be offered for sale on a consignment basis. BMoA members may submit up to 5 works for consideration and non-members may submit up to 3 works for consideration. For more information, artist guidelines, and to submit works, visit www.bmoa.org/artmix-artist. Deadline to apply is February 20, 2017. We hope you can be part of the fantastic opportunity ARTMIX provides to showcase local artists from our community.
Registration forms are available for the Kinetic Sculpture Competition and Fab Fest! Visit csub.edu/fabfest for both!
If you are a team who wants to register for the Kinetic Sculpture Competition, visit here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfwOf6SDgbMzGyyMDyXWLcDL3sFX8OnHuwzWmjZhvVwqM-H8w/viewform?c=0&w=1#here
If you are a maker, inventor, tinkerer, crafter, or hobbyist and want to have a table to exhibit your creations, sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYpH7NQKf7-ZUhSU6Q9y9UZX819Mm9cJ33xpXAc-KHgi7FXQ/viewform?c=0&w=1#click
The National Park’s Artist–in Residence Pro
In exchange for the residency, we ask the artist to donate one painting of Whiskeytown that was produced during their stay.
The Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce is looking for current photographs of the valley in order to update their convention booth for trade shows.
They cannot pay for the photographs but will credit the photographer(s) and distribute his or her materials.
760-379-5236 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- All artwork must be presented professionally and ready for display.
- Artwork must be wired for hanging. No saw tooth hangers.
- Frames must be well assembled and in good condition.
- Frames should not overwhelm or take away from the print.
- Glass and mats should be clean. Mats should not have foxing (brown areas).
- Mats should be neutral colors (white or cream); no colored liners.
- Mats should be a minimum of 2″ wide around the image.
- When plates (e.g. metal, Plexiglas) are used in the production of the print, mats should not cover the plate marks, or edges, of the printed area.
- In most cases, full-bleed prints should be floated.
- Floated prints should not touch the glass.
The Kernville Historical Museum has acquired an old wooden sign, 7′ x 7′, which needs repainting. The museum is looking for an artist to restore the paint work on the sign. Supplies will be provided however there will be no compensation for the work.
Call Diane Anderson 760-379-1123 or 661-203-2847 (cell)
If you’re an artist or photographer and would like to see your works featured on the cover of Audiophile, Valley Public Radio would like to hear from you.
Email them to let them know about your work. Send a few samples, too. If your work is selected, they’ll be in touch.
Kern Pioneer Village will contract with a photographic teaching artist to conduct its STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) program for 7th-12th graders at the museum. Students will tour the museum grounds with professional photographer learning important basics such as perspective, composition, color and balance. Lab time will offer instruction in photo processing software such as Adobe Photoshop.
Kern Pioneer Village will also partner with photographer to create new postcards for the museum gift shop.
Requirements: Professional photographers with teaching experience preferred/versed in Adobe Photoshop
$50 per hour, 2-hour minimum. Most sessions run 3-4 hours.
Program to start in February.
Zoot Velasco, CEO, Kern Pioneer Village
3801 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(866) 660-3330 (work)
(310) 809-3733 (cell)
Note by Note, part of the Thursdays@Newhall series, is seeking professional and aspiring songwriters to showcase their songs.
On the second Thursday of each month, musical performers take the stage at the Repertory East Playhouse in Old Town Newhall. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m. with artists performing four songs of their own composition.
The evening is a chance for professional and aspiring songwriters to showcase their songs in front of a live audience. All interested participants must submit an entry application and a musical sample(s) of their work. The process of selecting artists is juried by the City of Santa Clarita and four artists will be selected for each night. Musicians are asked to limit the number of people on stage to no more than three performers.
The application deadline is one week prior to the date of intended participation. For more information or to apply, please visit ThursdaysAtNewhall.com/
The city of Napa has released a call for artists for the 2017-2019 Art Walk. This next iteration for the two year rotating sculpture program will be the fifth time since the program began in 2009. The call is for artists over 18 living or working in these western states: AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, OR, UT, or WA. Deadline for entries is midnight PST December 1, 2016.
Keep Bakersfield Beautiful (KBB) is seeking quotes from artists for a multi-phase beautification project in Old Town Kern. KBB will start the project with a wall mural on the side of Bob’s Wholesale Auto Glass (600 E. 19th Street) that faces Wool Growers and a utility box mural at the corner of E. 19th Street & Baker Street next to Affordable Furniture. Please feel free to share it with the art community. Examples of utility box murals are in Mill Creek and Downtown Bakersfield.
Contact: Jessica Felix
Community Relations Specialist
Keep Bakersfield Beautiful Committee
Phone: (661) 326-3539
Address: 4101 Truxtun Avenue, Building A, Bakersfield, CA 93309
The Kern River Valley Arts Association is looking for demonstrators.
Would you be interested in doing a demonstration of your art or craft? The meetings are held the third Monday of each month at the Lake Isabella Senior Center. There are no meetings in June, July or August, but they resume in September.
Bring your work to sell. You can volunteer your services or KRVAA can pay $100.00 for your efforts. Please call Emily Diggles at (760)379-6162
The KRVAA G3 Gallery could use as many as 10 new artists to exhibit. First come, first served, so get in touch soon if you’d like to show your work.
Kern River Valley Art Association
11021 Kernville Rd.
Kernville, Ca. 93238
Application now open for the second edition of Artists’ residency at the Lily Pad in Kerela.
This will be fourth residency program by Carpe Diem Residency. Join us at Kerla, the serene coastal state of India at our Residency at The Lily Pad cottages.
Photographers Sought: Impar Active, an active wear company, is a new company based in Bakersfield, CA.
We are looking for Fashion Fitness Photographers, preferably for photo sessions. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to become a permanent photographer for the new company!
Pay is negotiable and professional photo credit will be given on all work product. Our goal is to select photographers to begin as soon as possible. We encourage applicants to contact us to set up an appointment with your portfolio or samples of your work
Contact Ellen at (510)329-3447 or Impar Fashion email@example.com
Brush and Blush Easel Events is looking for painters who can be available in Porterville, Tehachapi, and/or Bakersfield.
Mary De Vries, owner of a local mobile paint and sip business called Brush & Blush Easel Events, hosts paint classes in local bars and restaurants and also does private events.
De Vries is looking to hire additional local artists who would like to become part of her team.
To find out more about Brush & Blush Easel Events, visit bbeaselevents.com or visit their Facebook page.
Mary De Vries
or call 661.747.4243