The California Arts Council will hold its first business meeting of 2019 on January 30 at the Garcia Center for the Arts in San Bernardino. The public is invited to attend and to address the Council during the public comment period. A detailed agenda and meeting packet are available here.
The CAC is hiring! Two positions now open for applications
Partners Power the Create CA Campaign webinar: Jan. 29
Create CA will host a webinar on Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. to offer a deeper dive into its public will campaign for arts education. The webinar will cover what the campaign is and isn't; models for participation with examples from the field; available resources, including new editable files and presentation; with a Q-and-A session to follow. The webinar is open to organizations looking to learn more, are ready to jump in or who are already engaged and want to review the latest resources and thinking on partnership. Click here to register.
Opening Reception Monday, January 21 5:30pm - 8:00pm 726 15th St. @ Potrero
Closing Reception Thursday, January 24 5:30pm - 8:00pm 726 15th St. @ Potrero
Call for a by-appointment viewing January 19 - 27 415.992.1467
At the end of January, I am moving my art studio from The British Grocery to Dogpatch. There, I will be sharing space with the artist and teacher Ranu Mukherjee. The new studio is quite a bit smaller and more introspective. It will allow me to narrow my research to the ceramic art that has captured my attention lately.
Over the next weeks, I am offering an extended opportunity for friends, fans, and collectors to see where I have been and where I am going. I’m hosting two evening openings (Jan 21 and 24, from 5:30pm to 8:00pm) and will be available for by-appointment visits until Jan 27.
"Sono venuto a parlare di nuovo con te • I've come to talk with you again" • 2019 (detail) Ceramic, pigment on kilm shelf. 12" x 12" x 2"
Also, I am looking forward to sharing the new directions in my contemporary ceramic/pigment ruins, tiles, and plates. These palinsesti di memoria offer memories, signs, and symbols. They share a journey through epic time revealing blue spectacles, neo-medieval imagination, inaudible explosions, savage genocide, laughter, and the warmth of the earth’s touch.
I am looking forward to sharing this Retrospective of Change with you. RSVPs are most welcome.
The California Arts Council welcomes new and reappointed Council members Jodie Evans and Louise McGuinness. Read the bios and appointment details in our press release.
Call for FY18-19 panelists ends Jan. 15
The search continues for arts and culture field experts to serve as part of a California Arts Council peer-review panel for the 2018-19 grant season. For the first time this year, panelists will receive an honorarium for their service in Sacramento. Young professionals and experienced cultural workers, artists, and arts policy makers are encouraged to apply by January 15. Complete details can be found here.
Tax season is back! Keep arts in schools with your CA return
It's that time again! Don't let the freeze in federal government shut down your support for arts education! Remember to make a donation to the Keep Arts in Schools Fund when filing your state return. 100% of your tax-deductible contribution is applied to arts education programming supported by the California Arts Council. Learn how to donate here.
Governor Newsom Proposes $10 million Increase in State Arts Funding