Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Calling Artists, Bay Area Currents CFE is Open! | April Opportunities



PRO ARTS     

CALLING ARTISTS,
BAY AREA CURRENTS IS OPEN!
April Calls for Entry & Artist Opportunities 



Announcing...


 
Selections by Michael Schwager
Director, University Art Gallery &
Professor of Art History, Sonoma State University
Exhibition Dates: July 2 - August 9, 2013
Deadline to Enter: Saturday, May 4, 2013, midnight


Bay Area Currents is a juried exhibition based on studio visits by a regional curator. The exhibition offers a snapshot of the energetic and risk-taking work made in the Bay Area today.

About the Juror:
Michael Schwager is Professor of Art History and Museum Studies and Director of the University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University. He was Curator of the di Rosa museum in Napa from 2003 to 2009. Prior to joining the Sonoma State faculty in 1991, Michael held positions at the San Francisco Art Institute, the Richmond Art Center, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

More info and online registration...

Image: (top) Tressa Pack, Untitled, 2012;(above l-r): Studio visits with 2012 juror Renny Pritikin; Matthew Weston Taylor, Simr, 2012; Bay Area Currents 2012 


Artist Services Calendar...

Saturday, April 6, 2013, 11am | FREE 
Artist Salon: Mapping Your Network (Strengthening Your Connections)
This Artist Salon will look at ways to visualize and take inventory of your ever growing network. Once you have mapped your network it is easier to take advantage and find strength in those connections. We will explore strategies on building stronger relationships and planning to meet your artistic goals. 
 
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Saturday, April 20, 2013, 2pm | FREE 
Workshop: Installation and Securing Your Work 
An introduction to installation for the Preview Exhibition and East Bay Open Studios. Topics include hanging artwork and security for public exhibition.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 6.30-8pm 
Workshop: Understanding the Artist-Gallery Agreement 
Presented by California Lawyers for the Arts, this workshop is for artists, dealers, and gallery owners who want to better understand the legal relationships between artists and galleries. Topics include consignment, warranties, transportation, insurance, pricing, gallery commissions, promotion, and return of art.
Discounted tickets for Pro Arts' members. Contact the gallery for the code!


Community Collaboration...


Calling Teen Poets from the Page to the Stage...
Pro Arts is excited to be a lead partner for the 2nd Annual Oakland Youth Poet Laureate contest. Young writers (ages 13-18) are invited to apply for the chance to earn a $5,000 educational scholarship and embark on a year of opportunities as an ambassador for literacy, arts and youth expression.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 19, 2013 


More Bay Area Opportunities...

Oakland Digital: 'Inspire' Billboard Competition
Deadline: March 29, 2013  |   More info...  
 
Headlands Center for the Arts: Affiliate Artists Program
Deadline: April 15, 2013  |  More info...
 
Alameda County Arts Commission 2013 Artist Registry
Deadline: April 30, 2013  |  More info...

Berkeley Art Center: RISK Annual Juried Exhibition
Deadline: May 8, 2013  |  More info...    

2013-2014 Kala Fellowship Awards
Deadline: May 24, 2013  |  More info...

California Arts Council: Artist Opportunities
 

be pro arts         
Amy Spencer
Program Coordinator / Curator  






In the gallery:
The Free Gallery *ENDS THIS WEEK*

Closing night concert:
By the Waterhole & Stephan Meidell
Friday, March 29, 8-9.30pm, FREE  
More info... 

Supporting the arts within communities by serving the ongoing needs of artists. Pro Arts provides critical access to contemporary art in the region and serves as a regional hub for arts activities, independent curated exhibitions, advocacy, arts education and capacity building artist services - fiscal sponsorship to artists and professional exhibition services matching artists with community partners. We produce 22 exhibitions annually, exhibit over 580 artists, and reach an annual audience over 72,000. 
2011 Visual Arts Funders