Call To Artists

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April 27-29, 2018 | Hotel Del Sol


stARTup Art Fair returns to San Francisco and the ever-popular Hotel Del Sol—an updated 1950s California motor lodge—for its fourth San Francisco edition. From April 27 – 29, 2018 each exhibiting artist–or artist duo or collective–will transform one of the hotel’s fun, relaxed and stylish rooms into their own exhibition space, exposing their work up to 5,000 visitors over the course of the weekend.

stARTup’s mission is to connect artists directly to the art world and to collectors hungry to acquire artwork from emerging and under-recognized artists. At stARTup Fair, artists take control of their careers, represent themselves, and keep 100% of their sales proceeds.

Artists can apply online with a resume, bio, proposal and up to 10 images. Those selected by our esteemed jury will create a three-day exhibition in a room at the hotel. Exhibitor fees include 4 nights at the del Sol, complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, breakfast, and all hotel and occupancy taxes. Artists will also receive curatorial and professional development support and a host of other sponsor perks from our fair partners: MOO.comUPS andINSTO.

What artists are saying about stARTup:

Thanks for your strong support for us on top of everything else you provided. There is no question in my mind that this was worth both the money and effort…the fair allowed me to more fully envision how this event can be implemented to move my practice forward.
—Jon Fischer

I am beyond pleased to have participated. I was amazed at the number of people who came through and am happy with the contacts I made. It really makes you appreciate how much work galleries have to do when they’re at these fairs — it’s really intense. And yes, I am also relieved to have sold as much work as I did; it covered all of my costs and beyond. I met some wonderful people to boot.
—Mitra Fabian

Participating in stARTup Art Fair LA was not only a great opportunity to have my work seen by curators, museum directors and collectors, it was a lot of fun too!
—Kimberlee Koym


For more information please visit:
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Maturango Museum Call to Artists



Apply for an exhibit in 2018

The Maturango Museum is a cultural and natural history museum of the Indian Wells Valley with permanent and rotating exhibits including high quality art and craft shows for the community and local and international visitors.

The Maturango Museum is also a designated Tourist Information Center for the Northern Mojave Desert and Death Valley.


 Call for Entries: Healing Art III

Now is the time to submit your projects for our next issue of CODAmagazine! The theme for the June issue is Healing Art. We are looking for design + art projects intended to calm, uplift, soothe, and restore. The projects can be interior or exterior and any size.

Projects can be in any category, in any medium, from any place on the globe. Let us tell your story… submit your project now!


 Kern River Valley Chamber of Commerce Valley Photographs

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.

Contact Kerry

760-379-5236 or



Artist Wanted for Kernville Historical Museumdownload-2

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)




Valley Public Radio is looking for artists

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.



santa-claritaCity of Santa Clarita Seeking Singers/Songwriters 


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


City of Santa Clarita Arts and Events Office
20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350





napaCity of Napa Announces Art Walk 2017-2019 Call for Artists

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

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




impar Impar Active

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

Thank you!



Brush and Blushbrush

 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 or visit their Facebook page.

Mary De Vries

or call 661.747.4243