Call To Artists

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November 20, 2017 between 10am-6pm in Long Beach. 

• 1 Male Dancer – late 20s -mid 30s, Modern Dance / movement; must be an expressive actor used to improvisation. Character in Edgar Allen Poe THE BLACK CAT
• 1 Female Dancer – late 20s – mid 30s, Modern Dance / movement; must be an expressive actress used to improvisation. Character in Edgar Allen Poe THE BLACK CAT

Stage Work for tenor, two dancers and Baroque ensemble based on the novella ‘The Black Cat’ by Edgar Allan Poe. Featuring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and David Sylvian.

This visual multi-media production includes live music performed by MUSICA ANGELICA BAROQUE ORCHESTRA and soundtracks of DAVID SYLVIAN songs.

Dance and action are coordinated with video projections and music. Originally conceived by Théâtre National du Luxembourg and Musikkonzept Wien this revival production will be the US Premiere.

• Nov. 21,22, 2017 (workshop)
• Jan. 3-12, 2018

• Jan. 13, 2018 • 7:30PM
• Jan. 20, 2018 • 7:30PM
• Jan. 21, 2018 • 2:30PM
Beverly O’Neill Theater, Long Beach, CA


Submit your resume / video to

 The City of Wasco, The Arts Council of Kern and the Wonderful Company present

Wasco Historical Mural Project

Objective: To design, create and paint one mural located in downtown Wasco California that depicts Wasco’s rich history and heritage.

The City of Wasco, through the Arts Council of Kern, is searching for submissions from Kern County Artists for the design and execution of one mural in downtown Wasco.  The Wasco Downtown Historical Mural Project will contract a local artist to paint a historical and cultural mural in the downtown area on the west wall of 845 7th Street.

Proposals are due to the Arts Council of Kern’s office via email or mail by 4pm November 10, 2017.

Submit proposals to: or The ACK office: 1330 Truxtun Ave, Suite B, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Office: 661-324-9000

Application Checklist:

Signed and Dated Application Information sheet

Mural Proposal Narrative and Budget

Mural Proposal Visual Mock-up

Resume with three references

Three work samples-submitted digitally.

Budget Proposal Background for Mural Design

Proposals are due to the Arts Council office via email or mail by 4pm November 10, 2017.

Click here for details:

The project will help foster a sense of community identity and pride in Wasco and its rich history. Wasco had its beginnings when, in 1907, the first residents alighted from the train and had their first look at the homesteads they purchased, sight-unseen. Instead of Wasco’s famous roses, they found a broad expanse of sagebrush and countless jack rabbits. Seventh Street has been the heart of downtown since the city was founded around 1900. The area boasted a theater and renowned creamery and offered an array of quality goods and services. Artists are asked to consider Wasco’s rich history and sense of place when designing their proposal. The mural needs to make people feel like they are walking through Wasco’s history. As Wasco has plans to develop future murals addressing the town’s present and future, the artist may consider using Wasco’s history to allude to these themes as well. Themes to consider in your design include, but are not limited to those listed below; Roses Sante Fe Railroad Dust Bowl Agriculture Community Pride Technology Historical Buildings Rose Festival Water Tower Farming Dirt Roads Orchards Hispanic Culture Pride in the Present Hardworking People Schools Diversity Education Traditions Farm Labor School Spirit High School Auditorium Civic Organizations Music Charitable Art Location Highways 99, 46 and 43 Sense of Place Transportation Entertainment Train Depot The Tigers Barn Dances Patchwork Fields The City of Wasco and the selection committee are looking for the best combination of themes that best represent the proud community of Wasco. A strong mural proposal demonstrates a clear creative, concept driven design, showing a great sense of application and strong artist skills to complete the project on time and within the proposed budget. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to complete a project of this proportion. The selected Artist will be required to provide proof of liability insurance. Artists are encouraged to be open to interpretation and suggestions for change or modifications, from the City of Wasco, if their design is chosen.


Click here for details:


Wasco Historical Mural Project





Website (optional)______________________________________________________________________


Maximum Mural Dimensions  56’ Long x 14.5” High;                         Budget cap      $25,000


Personal Art Statement:

Briefly describe your work, inspirations, influences and aspirations as it pertains to you as an artist.

*Feel free to attach Statement




Mural Proposal Narrative:

Briefly describe your mural concept and how it integrates the history and pride of the City of Wasco. Further list how you propose to complete the project and that you are the best qualified for the award.

*Feel free to attach narrative






Mural Budget:

Please list your budget to complete the project including supplies, paint, scaffolding, ladders, etc. The artist will incur the cost of preparing the wall surface and painting out the balance of the West building wall to the owner’s / City’s specifications.  Supplies may be invoiced prior to the start of the project. Mural work will be paid out in three installments with receipt of invoice from artist. *Please Attach budget separately



Attached or included in proposal packet

□ Mural Proposal Visual Mock-up

□ Resume with three references

□ Three work samples-submitted digitally.

□ Budget Proposal



Applicant Signature __________________________________   Date____________________________


Receipt of Application__________________________________________________________________


ACK Representive____________________________________  Date____________________________


City of Wasco_______________________________________   Date____________________________





Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Submissions for the 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Festival Art Exhibition are now open and we will be accepting submissions through November 1.

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival Art Exhibition returns for its 7th year in partnership with Nevada County Arts.  We invite artists far and wide to submit their environment-themed artwork for possible inclusion at the 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA during the 16th annual film festival January 11-15, 2018. Selected artists will have their work displayed at wineries and galleries in Nevada City and Grass Valley during the film festival and in most cases, for much of January.  Artists may enter up to five pieces of work in a single category.  An art walk will be produced in both Nevada City and Grass Valley to promote the juried artwork.
Artists can submit works for judging in three separate categories:

  • 2-Dimensional: All paintings, collages, mixed media, and panels with 1.5 inches or less of depth variation
  • 3-Dimensional: All sculpture and pieces with depth variations greater than 1.5 inches
  • Photography: All photography, including digital and film, color, black and white


Judges will award prizes to the top submissions in each category.  Additionally, a special, separately-judged Student Category for submissions exists for artists age 19 or below.

For more information or to submit your work, click here.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Melinda Booth

Director | Wild & Scenic Film Festival
313 Railroad Ave. #101 Nevada City, CA 95959
530.265.5961 x202 |


 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