Call To Artists

caclogo_stackedrgb_350x94Click HERE for a list of calls to artists posted by the California Arts Council


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.

City of Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition

Arts Orange County is the contractor managing the City of Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park, a 14-acre ocean-view park frequented by thousands of visitors. Up to 20 large scale sculptures are exhibited at one time. The third round call for artists is now open for submissions. Each selected work will be exhibited on loan for two years.

An overview of the park may be viewed on the City’s website here:

Submissions will be accepted through July 9 through the CAFÉ platform.


Californians for the Arts & California Arts Advocates

17620 Fitch Avenue, Suite 255

Irvine CA 92614-6081

714.556.5160 x17 |


California Sculpture SLAM

California Sculpture SLAM will be presented this year by the San Luis Obispo Museum Art.

The deadline for entries is June 23rd, 2017.

Central Coast Sculptors Group is forwarding this notice from SLOMA to encourage all California Sculptors to consider entering this premier sculpture exhibition held every other year.

You can download the Call for Entries HERE.



Fox Coffee House Long Beach

Fox Coffee House is accepting submissions for an exhibition opening on May 19. The opening will feature music from Golden Moth and there will be an exclusive tropical coffee bar.

Samples of artwork can be emailed to

Call for Visual Art: Centro Salud es Cultura: Dia de la Familia/Day of the Family

Centro Salud es Cultura would like artwork for their upcoming event at the Centro. On June 2, they will be hosting a cultural night celebrating Dia de la Familia/Day of the Family. The deadline to submit is May 29.

Email submissions to

For more artist calls like these visit the Arts Council’s Artist Calls page.

Job Opportunities:

The University Art Museum at California State University, Long Beach is hiring a Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator.

For more information visit the job posting here.

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission is hiring an Arts Commission Senior Program Associate.

For more information visit the job posting here.

For more job opportunities like these visit the Arts Council’s Jobs and Internships page.


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.


Valley Children’s Calls on Local Artists For Specialty Care Centers in Bakersfield and Modesto

Valley Children’s is releasing a “Call for Artists” in the Bakersfield and Modesto areas to submit examples of their work for purchase or commission, to enrich the healing environment of two new outpatient specialty care centers.

Valley Children’s Medical Group has plans for two specialty care centers – Eagle Oaks Specialty Care Center in southwest Bakersfield and Pelandale Specialty Care Center in north Modesto. Eagles Oaks Specialty Care Center will be a 52,000-square-foot medical center in southwest Bakersfield. The first phase of the Pelandale Specialty Care Center encompasses 40,243 square feet. Both outpatient centers will be designed with children and families in mind.

“We want our specialty care centers to provide a place of comfort and healing,” says Valley Children’s Medical Group President Michael Goldring. “Everything we’re doing is for families. They are involved in the planning and taking part in discussions on design. We want to also showcase the talents of artists who live and work in the areas our specialty care centers will serve.”

Artist applications will be handled through an online application process using the following link: Please refer to the website for complete information on the application process, including the most up-to-date version of this Call for Artists, the application form and “how to apply” instructions. Any questions about the project should be addressed to or by calling the CODAworx office at 608-467-3040. We are now taking applications. Completed applications must be submitted on or before Monday, July 3, 2017 at 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Valley Children’s is committed to expanding access for families to the best pediatric specialists throughout Central California. Our network of specialty care centers keeps children and families close to the people they already trust for their best care – their own primary care physicians. The goal is for all families in our 11-county service area to be within 30 miles of a Valley Children’s provider.

A groundbreaking ceremony for Eagle Oaks Specialty Care Center in Bakersfield took place last month. A groundbreaking ceremony for Pelandale Specialty Care Center in Modesto will take place Saturday, May 20. (Media crews are cleared to attend, though the ceremony is invite-only and not open to the public.)


About Valley Children’s Medical Group

Valley Children’s Medical Group is a non-profit corporation operating as a California medical foundation. VCMG was established in 2013, and now includes more than 190 pediatric subspecialist physicians, maternal fetal medicine physicians, primary care pediatricians and providers, and OB/GYN’s, practicing in numerous locations from Bakersfield to Modesto and the Central Coast. They provide care for premature infants, newborns, children, adolescents and young adults with congenital, acquired and acute conditions. VCMG’s physicians are closely affiliated with Valley Children’s Healthcare and its partners, and offer some of the nation’s best pediatric subspecialists, maternal fetal medicine physicians and primary care services.

 About Valley Children’s Healthcare

Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our 358-bed children’s hospital and three neonatal satellite locations, as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers and pediatric primary care practices. Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to our Regional Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area. With more than 550 physicians and 3,000 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 11-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.

For more information, visit


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.

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Artist in Residence Program

The National Park Service at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area in Northern California is hosting its fifteenth year of an Artist in Residence program and is now accepting applications. Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is 3 hours north of San Francisco just outside of Redding, California.

The National Park’s Artistin Residence Program at Whiskeytown National Recreational Area offers established visual artists the opportunity to pursue their particular art form while being surrounded by the inspiring landscape of the park. The park provides a rustic cabin for participants for up to a three week residence.  This residency focuses on landscape painting of Plein Air, impressionist and

​ abstract styles.​

In exchange for the residency, we ask the artist to donate one painting of Whiskeytown that was produced during their stay.

 The selection process:  Dr. Lauren Palmor the Assistant Curator for American Art at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, will juror this year’s submission. The deadline for entry is February 28, 2017. Selected artists will be notified by park staff in mid-March, 2017.  Selection is based on artistic merit, the statement of intent, and appropriateness to a National Park residency.
For questions, please contact Jim Milestone, Office of the Superintendent, <> or call 530-242-3460.



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.



Professional Photographer Wanted to Teach Photography Program at Kern Pioneer Village

pioneer-villageKern 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)


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