Call To Artists

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 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 |


Artworks Seeking Artists

Artworks is gearing up for its October group show and is looking for various artists. The theme is the Autumn and/or the Halloween Season.

Specifically art of various autumn shades of red, yellow, purple, black, orange, pink, magenta, blue and brown. Halloweenish based art would also be included.

Number of artists limited to 5-10 .  1-3 small/medium pieces could be submitted depending on wall space.


Please respond to Lee Dunnavant at

Building Healthy Communities

Building Healthy Communities South Kern will be holding our 7th Annual Celebration on Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. To 1 p.m. at Lamont Park. We are looking for artist or community groups to hold an art station/workshop for families to engage in while at the event. The artist/group will need to provide art materials for the attendees. If you are interested in providing a workshop at our event, please submit your proposal and include your fee to Reyna Olaguez at or call her at (661) 817-3577.

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!



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 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 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.

For more information, please contact Jann Taber in Team Vidak’s Capitol office at 916-651-4014 or

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.


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