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Artist Call – Autobody Bridge Program: Session 2

For Northern CA artists

Autobody Bridge Program: Session 2
Dates: June 4- August 20
When: Tuesdays 7-10pm
Cost: $400

There will be an informational gathering with the instructors on Tuesday May 6th at 7pm at Autobody Fine Art- 1517 Park St, Alameda. Stop by and learn more about the program.


The Autobody Bridge Program is designed to address the needs of young and emerging artists who are attempting to further their practice without necessarily attending a formal Graduate Program in Fine Arts. Students will be accepted three times a year following review of application materials and an interview with the Program facilitators, all of whom are working and exhibiting artists and professors. Building upon work produced either independently or in Undergraduate School, students will learn to focus their aesthetic, sharpen their technical skills that will promote the personal artistic growth necessary for application to Graduate School or entry into the world of exhibiting professionally. The Program focuses on Contemporary Art Practice, specifically Painting and Drawing, and advocates the making, theory and discursive critique of objects produced by enrolled students.

This innovative Program expects that accepted students will produce a comprehensive body of work under the guidance of the program facilitators in conjunction with artists’ studio visits, lectures and critiques. The Bridge Program provides intense immersion into the practice and profession of being an artist and will culminate in an exhibition (either group or individual) that is conceived and curated by the students with the support and advice of the Program facilitators.

6-9 Artists per session

-Individual Critiques on Tuesday evenings or by appointment
-Visiting Artist Lectures
-Mid-Term Group Critique
-Group Show at Autobody Fine Art the end of each session

Target Candidate:

Young artists who are considering graduate school or exhibition opportunities and are looking for something structured to help them produce a body of work. Young artists who have recently finished undergrad, are searching for the next step, but can’t afford graduate school.

Deadline: 05-31-2014
Autobody Fine Art
Alameda, CA

Contact: David Burke
Phone: 510.846.5828

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