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Artist Calls and Opportunities: NEH Accepting Applications for Scholarly Edition/Translation Projects

Deadline: 12-09-2014
The National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency established by the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965, is dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
The endowment currently is accepting applications through its Scholarly Editions and Translations grants program. Grants of up to [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Zellerbach Family Foundation Accepting Applications for Bay Area Art Projects

Deadline dates:
January 5, 2015
March 30, 2015
July 13, 2015
September 28, 2015
Originally named the Zellerbach Family Fund, the Zellerbach Family Foundation was established in 1956 by Jennie B. Zellerbach. In the years since, the foundation has distributed more than $70 million in charitable support. From its inception, the foundation has focused on the San Francisco Bay Area, [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Accepting Grant Proposals to Strengthen Performing Arts

Deadline: February 27, 2015
Through its Fund for National Projects, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation awards up to $1 million in grants annually in support of national projects in the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting arts, and/or theater fields. Specifically, the fund supports projects that strengthen the national infrastructure of the nonprofit performing arts, as well [...]

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California, the Arts and the Creative Economy

originally posted on: Huffington Post by John M. Eger
October 05, 2014
For the state that is home to Silicon Valley and high tech invention, to Hollywood and the single largest export in the world: theatrical films, it has always been a mystery why so few dollars were spent on the arts. In fact, the California Arts [...]

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L.A. Board of Supervisors Adds $54 Million to Arts and Culture Budget

originally posted on: Los Angeles Times by Mike Boehm
October 8, 2014
After taking a second look at Los Angeles County government’s spending capacity for the 2014-15 fiscal year, the Board of Supervisors has added $54 million to the $84.7 million in arts and culture spending it had authorized in June when the board OK’d the main [...]

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Pilot Funding Returns Arts to California Prisons

originally posted on: ABC News by Gillian Flaccus
October 16, 2014
Christopher Bisbano leaps onto the stage and his body transforms: He cries out for his true love, and then contorts his face into a droopy pout as the audience bellows with laughter.
“I loooooove yooou, Is-aaaa-bell-aaaa!” he cries, drawing out each syllable for extra laughs as his [...]

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Arts Education Transforms Societies

originally posted on: Huffington Posts by Robert L. Lynch
October 26, 2014
Do you enjoy the sleek look of your new iPhone? You can thank Steve Jobs for taking a calligraphy class at Reed College. Have you or your kids scribbled on a pair of Vans sneakers? Vans’ President Kevin Bailey credits the brand’s creativity with the [...]

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Review: Amir Nikravan Paintings at Home in Intellectualized Hall of Mirrors

originally posted on: Los Angeles Times by Leah Ollman
October 24, 2014
Amir Nikravan’s paintings occupy the preternaturally calm eye of a cerebral storm. They spur a heady buzz of questions, yet are rather quiet, visually. They exist for the sake of contradiction and complication.
Painterly illusion has always been a conceptual exercise, long before that particular approach [...]

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11 Land-Based Artworks That Are In Danger Of Going Extinct

originally posted on: Huffington Post by Katherine Brooks
October 28, 2014
Andy Warhol tipped his hat to the wonders of natural design when he quipped, “Land really is the best art.” From James Turrell to Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Maya Lin, artists have long incorporated bodies of water and earth into their sculptural imaginings, creating acres-wide installations [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Sacramento Valley Writing Contest

Sacramento Valley Writing Contest
For Central Valley artists
Deadline: 12-01-2014
Background
In 2016, Heyday will be publishing a book about the Sacramento Valley—a well-crafted, lively, truthful, playful, emotional, knowledgeable, respectful, irreverent look at the Valley from Redding south to Davis and the Capay Valley. As you can see from the first sentence, we want a book that depicts the [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Pulse of LA

Pulse of LA
at LA Artcore
Deadline: 11-16-2014
Call for Art: “Pulse of LA”
This exhibition seeks work on how women in the arts are taking the pulse rate of our rapidly changing, interconnected world. The theme may be broadly interpreted from a political, personal or formal context through a variety of media. Selected works will be on display March [...]

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How To Be A Revolutionary Feminist Artist, While Hardly Noticing

originally posted on: Huffington Post by Priscilla Frank
October 21, 2014

Barbara Nessim’s work may seem playful and even innocuous, but in fact, that’s what makes her endless combinations of colors and lines so dangerous.
Since the 1960s Nessim has been at the front lines of both illustration and feminism, crafting androgynous superstars who straddle the line between [...]

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ART21 Founder and Executive Director Susan Sollins has Died

originally posted on: ArtNews by Alex Greenberg
October 20, 2014
Susan Sollins, the founder and executive director of Art21, died on October 13, Art21 announced today. “We will miss her profoundly as we carry on and honor her legacy,” the nonprofit art education organization wrote in a statement. No information has been made available about the cause [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Crocker Kingsley Art Competition

Crocker Kingsley Art Competition
at Blue Line Arts
Deadline: 11-05-2014
Crocker Kingsley Art Competition
The show was first juried in 1940, a tradition that continues to the present day. Past exhibitors have included many premier names in American and California art, including Robert Arneson, Kathryn Uhl Ball, Elmer Bischoff, Fred Dalkey, David Gilhooly, Ralph Goings, Gregory Kondos, Roland [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Small Works and Itty Bitty Mini Show

Small Works and Itty Bitty Mini Show
at Lodi Community Art Center
Deadline: 11-02-2014
Small works show consists of small works of art. Maximum image size: no larger than 80 square inches, i.e., 8”x10”, 6”x12”, etc. It is okay to use a wide mat and larger frame. There is no limit on minimum size. 3-D works should be [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Los Angeles Art Association’s 2014 OPEN SHOW

Los Angeles Art Association’s 2014 OPEN SHOW
at Los Angeles Art Association
Deadline: 10-25-2014
The 2014 Open Show is Los Angeles Art Association’s signature survey exhibition featuring the very best in emerging art. This year the show will be juried by Susan Cross, Curator, MASS MoCA.
ELIGIBILITY
Competition open to all artists living in the U.S. of all media. Entries [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: “San Diego: 50 To Watch”

San Diego: 50 To Watch
For San Diego artists
Deadline: 11-30-2014
San Diego Regional Juried Show: (1)Stephen C. Wagner (San Francisco, CA) – Owner of Arc Gallery and Studios (2) Patti Brady (Greenville, South Carolina)– Program Director for Golden’s Working Artist Program and Golden’s Artist Educator Program, Author of “Rethinking Acrylics: Radical Solutions for Exploiting the World’s Most [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Murphy Park Renovation Project

RFQ – Murphy Park, Sunnyvale, CA
For Northern CA artists
Deadline: 11-15-2014
Under the City of Sunnyvale’s Art in Public Places program, the Murphy Park Renovation project is required to include public art. The City of Sunnyvale seeks to commission an artist, or team of artists, to design and execute an original mural(s) or other two-dimensional work of [...]

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Racy ‘tree’ Sculpture by Paul McCarthy Draws Attention in Paris

originally posted by: Los Angeles Times by David Ng
October 18, 2014

A public sculpture by the provocative Los Angeles artist Paul McCarthy has drawn a great deal of attention and even some ire in Paris, where it recently went on display in the city’s ritzy Place Vendôme.
“Tree,” a green inflatable sculpture that stands nearly 80 feet [...]

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Form and Color Meet in Matisse’s Joyous Cutouts

originally posted on: Los Angeles Times by Barbara Isenberg
October 11, 2014

At the end of World War II, when Europe was recovering from the onslaught, the great French artist Henri Matisse was recovering from personal battles. Matisse, then in his 70s, had endured not just the war but also two surgeries and an infection that had [...]

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Spiritual Aspiration: Attending the Sixth Inter-American Cultural Ministerial in Haiti

originally posted on: National Endowment for the Arts by Barry Bergey
October 15, 2014
Since 2002, the Organization of American States (OAS) has convened a meeting of Ministers of Culture and Highest Appropriate Authorities roughly every two years. These gatherings carry this rather awkward title because in some countries, most notably the United States, there is no [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: The Big C

The Big C
For California artists
Deadline: 11-17-2014
Cancer does not discriminate and it will inevitably affect each and every one of us in one way or another. The many emotions associated with this disease can both bring us together and tear us apart. Where there is loss there is anger, where there is strength there is support [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: “A Wild Life: Environmental Art”

A Wild Life: Environmental Art
For California artists
Deadline: 11-01-2014
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, in collaboration with Nevada County Arts, is inviting all local and regional artists to submit their environmental artwork for possible inclusion at the 2015 Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City.
The film festival theme is “A Wild Life.” Artists are encouraged [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Here, BAC 2014 Artists Annual

Here, BAC 2014 Artists Annual
For SF Bay Area artists
Deadline: 11-01-2014
Berkeley Art Center’s Artists Annual includes work in all media submitted by its members. This salon style exhibition is a celebration of the deep and broad art community that makes Berkeley Art Center such a unique organization.
Members who participate in Here will be considered for [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Gallery Route One Fellowship for Young Artists, 2015-2016

Gallery Route One Fellowship for Young Artists, 2015-2016
For SF Bay Area artists
Deadline: 11-01-2014
Gallery Route One invites emerging artists aged 21 to 35 to apply for an 18-month Fellowship, with a $500 stipend and exhibition.
Deadline: 11-01-2014
Gallery Route One
Point Reyes Station, CA
Contact: Diana Marto and Ann Knickerbocker
email: fellowshipinfo@galleryrouteone.org
Website: www.galleryrouteone.org/call-to-artists

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Lucid Art Foundation Residency 2015

Lucid Art Foundation Residency 2015
For California artists
Deadline: 11-01-2014
The goal of the Lucid Art Residency Program is to provide artists with a serene, retreat-like environment for creative exploration. In line with the mission of the Lucid Art Foundation, artists are supported in their inquiry into consciousness, art and nature.
The Lucid Art Foundation encourages contemplative [...]

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How Do You Build A Gay Art Museum? Hunter O’Hanian On The History Of Leslie-Lohman

originally posted on: Huffington Post by Katherine Brooks
October 3, 2014
“We have so many histories,” Hunter O’Hanian explained to me in a recent chat. I had asked him to give me the abridged history of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the institution for which he currently serves as director. Indeed, the museum cites [...]

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Carry That Weight: The Revival of Feminist Performance Art

originally posted on: Hairpin by Stassa Edwards
September 29, 2014
Mattress Performance: Carry That Weight began nearly five weeks ago. Throughout the performance the artist Emma Sulkowicz, a 22 year-old Columbia University senior, will carry a boxy blue mattress everywhere she goes on campus. Weighing in at fifty pounds, the mattress stands in for the mattress on [...]

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The Woman Launching a Second Bauhaus Design Revolution

originally posted on: Newsweek by Elizabeth Braw
October 5, 2014
Tubular-steel chairs are a regular accessory of modern life, so common that their design doesn’t seem odd at all. Ditto built-in kitchens and forbidding high-rises. Bauhaus design already permeates modern society but now the new director of the Bauhaus, the artistic centre in Dessau that produced the [...]

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Review: “Karl Benjamin: The Late Paintings” at Louis Stern is Colorful Fun

originally posted on: Los Angeles Times, by David Pagel

“Karl Benjamin: The Late Paintings” is all about discovery. Fun figures into the sharply focused show, as does delight, surprise and wonder.
At Louis Stern Fine Arts, the first exhibition of Benjamin’s works since he died two years ago at 86, shows a lover of color at the [...]

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Fuseli’s ‘The Three Witches’ Comes to the Huntington

originally posted on: Los Angeles Times by Jessica Gelt
October 7, 2014
After residing in private hands for more than 230 years, “The Three Witches” by the notoriously eccentric Anglo-Swiss painter Henry Fuseli has been acquired by the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.
The unusual work, a stark depiction of the spooky trio that predict Macbeth’s [...]

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Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop Organized as part of the LA/Islam Arts Initiative

Return of the Mecca: The Art of Islam and Hip-Hop
Organized as part of the LA/Islam Arts Initiative
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 4, 3-6pm
Exhibition Dates: October 4-November 22
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12Noon-5pm
Location: The William Grant Still Arts Center, 2520 S. West View Street, Los Angeles 90016
Curated by UC Irvine Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies and African-American [...]

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New NEA Resources for Arts-based Community Development

originally posted on National Endowment for the Arts
September 23, 2014
Exploring Our Town Website, Expanded 2015 Our Town Guidelines, and Upcoming National Convening
Washington, DC—The National Endowment for the Arts is launching new resources to assist practitioners who are working on arts-based community development projects. These resources will assist those practitioners to develop projects that are authentic, [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Creative Work Fund

Deadline for Inquiry: December 5, 2014
The Creative Work Fund invites artists and nonprofit organizations to create new art works through collaborations. It celebrates the role of artists as problem solvers and the making of art as a profound contribution to intellectual inquiry and to the strengthening of communities. Artists are encouraged to collaborate with [...]

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Ai Weiwei Alcatraz Tour: Legos, Protest Songs and Prison Cells

originally posted on: Los Angeles Times by Carolina Miranda
September 26, 2014
Portraits of dissidents crafted from hundreds of thousands of Legos. A wing-like sculpture made from Tibetan solar cookers. Bright piles of white porcelain florals. And a series of sound installations featuring protest songs from around the world.
Despite being unable to leave China, artist Ai Weiwei [...]

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Weekend Gallery Report: Cut-Ups, Abstraction and the Quran Illuminated

originally posted on: Los Angeles times by Carolina A. Miranda
September 29, 2014
GOING HARD-EDGE. I started in Venice: a lousy place to park, but the perfect destination for anyone seeking to procure art and patchouli in a single outing. My first stop was L.A. Louver, which in its upstairs space has a small exhibition of work [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: NEA Creative Writing Fellowships

The NEA Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.
The NEA Literature Fellowships program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: “3rd Annual Holiday Salon: The More the Merrier”

3rd Annual Holiday Salon: The More the Merrier
For California artists
CALL TO ARTISTS: ALL MEDIAS ENCOURAGED…painters, designers, glass workers, jewelry makers, fiber artists, illustrators, mixed media artists, sculptors, and more!
Deadline for Submission: Midnight on Sunday, October 5, 2014
In the tradition of the French ‘salon-style’ art show, this exhibition will fill the entire gallery! Selected artists [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Traveling Pop Up Gallery

Traveling Pop Up Gallery
For Los Angeles artists
Deadline: 10-01-2014
DO YOU WANT TO SHOW YOUR WORK IN THE LARGEST ART LOVIN’ CITIES THROUGHOUT THE U.S.?
Bianca Lauren Galleries is a traveling art initiative to promote and sell the work of new + underground artists. Throughout 2014, Bianca Lauren Galleries has teamed up with Dinner D’Arte to offer a [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: URCA Grants for Undergraduate Research

Deadline: November 7, 2014

The College of Letters and Science Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Unit is now accepting grant proposals for the 2014-15 academic year. Undergraduates, regardless of class level and college affiliation, may submit a proposal for funding to support their research and creative projects.

The deadline to submit an URCA grant proposal [...]

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LAXArt Gala, A Night of Art-Magic and Mystery at Greystone Mansion

originally posted on: Los Angeles Times by Deborah Vankin
“Would you like to waltz?” asked the stranger in a Venetian carnival mask, white gloves and a Renaissance-style suit.
Then he wrapped a blindfold around my eyes and led me into a pitch-black ballroom filled with other masked dancers leading other blindfolded guests in a waltz. It was [...]

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Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley News October 2014

originally posted on: ARC UC Berkeley News
The Arts Research Center kicked off the fall season of programs and events with a “birthday party” celebration in honor of its 15th anniversary on campus, held at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive on August 25, 2014. ARC Director Shannon Jackson wrote of the event: [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Call for Papers – Summer 2014

Deadline: October 15, 2014
FIELD, a new on-line, peer-reviewed journal devoted to socially engaged art practice, is pleased to solicit critical essays for its inaugural issue.
Socially engaged practices have expanded dramatically over the past decade and represent one of the most important new tendencies in contemporary art. At the same time the mainstream art press has [...]

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Contra-Tiempo Urban Latin Dance Theater – Transforming the World Through Dance

Contra-Tiempo Urban Latin Dance Theater – Transforming the World Through Dance
Presente by ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara!
Summary Facts:
Los Angeles-based dance company dedicated to transforming the world through dance.
+ Urban dance rooted in Salsa, Afro-Cuban and Hip-Hop, featuring selections from Against the Times, Dream America, and Full Still Hungry
+ Free family performances local venues in [...]

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UC INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN THE ARTS UPCOMING GRANT OPPORTUNITIES-ONLY ONE DEADLINE! NOV 1, 2014!

This coming winter UCOP Office of Research will announce the outcome of the Call for Proposals for Multi-campus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI).  The funding decisions taken by UCOP at this time will determine the future course of UCIRA, including what level of support we will be able to offer in the coming years for [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: “San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival”

San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival
March 29, 2014, San Francisco, CA
Deadline: October 15, 2014 (regular)
December 15, 2014 (late)
FEE: $30-$70.
Seeking short films (20 minutes maximum) in the following categories: Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Hybrid, Experimental, Music Video.
San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival, 2721 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705
email: sfwomensfilmfestival@gmail.com
website: www.sfiwff.com
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Artist Calls and Opportunities: “Black Rock Arts”

Black Rock Arts: Announcing the 2014-2015 Grants to Artists program cycle!
Grant cycle will open on October 1st, 2014
As you may know, the Black Rock Arts Foundation and Burning Man’s Art Department are coming together to form Burning Man Arts (For more information about this exciting organizational change, see the press release or the FAQ). [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: “Working Art Grant/Purchase Award”

Deadline: September 30, 2014
$1000.00 Working Art Grant/Purchase Award
The Working Art Grant/Purchase Award is a meager one-time purchase award intended to disperse small but vitalizing bursts of funding to support an artist’s ongoing art making process.
The Working Art Grant/Purchase Award is available to all domestic and international artists working in all media. As a stipulation for [...]

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These Female Photographers Are Telling Women’s Stories From Across The Globe

originally posted on: Huffpost Arts & Culture by Kate Abby-Lambertz
September 22, 2014
“Open yourself as wide as you can … like a piece of unexposed, sensitized material,” famed documentary photographer Dorothea Lange once said.
The talented group of 11 female photojournalists included in National Geographic’s “Women of Vision” exhibition seem to have taken Lange’s words to heart: [...]

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Q&A: Hossein Khosrojerdi’s first U.S. solo show opens at Tara Gallery

originally posted on: Los Angeles Times by Deborah Vankin
September 20, 2014
Thran-born Hossein Khosrojerdi has enjoyed a more than 30-year career as a prominent visual artist. He represented Iran during its debut at the 2003 Venice Biennale (Iran’s first time participating in the contemporary art event after the Islamic Revolution) and two years prior his digital [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: “12×12(x12)”

12×12(x12)
For California artists
Deadline: 09-30-2014
The Cabrillo Gallery seeks entries for 12×12(x12): An Open Invitational 2014.
All entries will be accepted providing they are 12” high x 12” wide (by a maximum of 12” deep) and each entry must hang on the wall.
Open to California residents.
Deadline: 09-30-2014
Cabrillo Gallery
Aptos, CA
Contact: Rose Sellery
email: gallery@cabrillo.edu
Phone: 831.479.6308
Website: http://www.cabrillo.edu/services/artgallery/12×12.html

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: “Health is a Human Right”

Health is a Human Right
For California artists
Deadline: 09-26-2014
The Arts Council for Monterey County is pleased to send you Monterey County Health Department call to artists and photographers. The theme is Health is a Human Right
About the theme:
This year’s theme is inspired by a recent exhibit of the same title at the Centers for Disease Control [...]

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Getty Foundation Launches Effort to Conserve Modern Architectural Gems

originally posted on: Los Angeles Times by Jessica Gelt
September 17, 2014
The Getty Foundation has announced a major new conservation initiative for modern architecture, funding work on 10 landmark designs around the world including Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House in Australia, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House in Chicago and the Ray and Charles Eames residence in [...]

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USC School of Cinematic Arts Receives $5 Million for Scholarships

posted on: Philanthropy News Digest
September 22, 2014
The University of Southern California has announced a $5 million gift from the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation to provide need-based scholarships to students in its School of Cinematic Arts.
The gift will establish the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Fund for Student Support, which will provide tuition assistance to as [...]

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Oakland Museum Highlights Four Creative Spikes in Local Art Scene

originally posted on: SFGate by Jesse Hamlim
September 14, 2014
Janet Bishop was doing a database search for Frida Kahlo at the San Francisco Museum of Art when up popped “Untitled (Memory Drawing of Diego Rivera),” a pastel-and-charcoal image of the bearish Mexican master with his hand draped over the shoulder of his diminutive, turquoise-wearing wife, Kahlo.
It [...]

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Photo Series Honors The Age Old Photographic Tradition Of Giant Fingers Getting In The Way

originally posted on: The Huffington Post by Priscilla Frank
September 16, 2014
The tradition of photography has undergone oh-so-many changes throughout the centuries. From the camera obscura to the daguerreotype, from black-and-white film to color, then the digital revolution, the malleable medium of photography has never stayed still for long. However, throughout all the technological progressions and [...]

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Ibid to Open in Los Angeles

originally posted on: ARTnews by Dan Duray
September 15, 2014
The London gallery Ibid will open a new space on 675 S. Santa Fe Avenue in Los Angeles this month with a show by the very hot young artist Christian Rosa.
“Things are changing there. Indeed, the art schools and the local artists’ community are very strong,” Ibid [...]

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Fall Marks Season of Revival for Architecture in Los Angeles

originally posted on: The Los Angeles Times by Christopher Hawthorne
September 12, 2014
Achitecture is not just slow. It’s a hurry-up-and-wait profession at its core, chancy and contingent, as vulnerable to the cold feet of clients as the whims of capital markets. During the Great Recession, as financing dried up and confidence cracked, the construction of important [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Community Arts Enrichment Grants (CAE)

The Arts Commission is now accepting applications for Community Arts Enrichment Grants (CAE)
Community Arts Enrichment (CAE) grants are intended to support artists, arts and cultural organizations by funding projects and a variety of activities that enrich the lives of residents in communities throughout Santa Barbara County.
Grant Deadlines – Applications will be due April 30th and [...]

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NEA ARTS MAGAZINE: Meg Medina Telling the Story of You

originally posted by the National Endowment for the Arts, Interview by Rebecca Gross
Meg Medina is on a mission. The author of four books, including Milagros: Girl from Away and Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, she casts strong Latina girls as her protagonists, an unusual occurrence in children’s literature.
Putting a Different Lens on Community
When [...]

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ARTmatters Newsletter September 2014: Enrichment through Creativity and the Arts

originally posted by: National Endowments for the Arts
“When I started at the National Endowment for the Arts three months ago, I was immediately impressed by its success in fostering innovation and leveraging resources. Between hosting annual events like Poetry Out Loud, organizing research convenings, and investing in art projects in every U.S. Congressional district, the [...]

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STEM is incredibly valuable, but if we want the best innovators we must teach the arts

originally posted on: The Washington Post by Justin Brady
September 05, 2014

We’ve all heard it before, we are facing another crisis. This time it’s one of mammoth proportions, and not the wooly kind. Public education isn’t making the cut as high-tech jobs across the nation go unfilled. What’s a country to do? Knowing this challenge will [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Rural Places and Urban Spaces (CAC Exhibition)

EXHIBITION TITLE: Rural Places and Urban Spaces (CAC Exhibition)
EXHIBITION DATES: November 14, 2014 – January 27, 2015
DEADLINE: Monday, September 22, 2014
LOCATION:
Altadena Town & Country Club
2290 Country Club Drive, Altadena, CA 91001
We are looking for paintings of both rural and urban landscapes. Anything from deserted farmhouses, mountain trails, and fields of crops to bustling [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Pacific Art League’s “LANDSCAPES, SEASCAPES & URBANSCAPES”

originally posted on: The Art Guide
PACIFIC ART LEAGUE
The Pacific Art League organizes monthly thematic exhibitions to promote artistic excellence and showcase some of the exceptional work by PAL members and artists throughout the region. In addition, the League encourages art sales and provides cash awards for juried exhibitions.
ENTRY DEADLINE: 2014-09-15
688 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-321-3891
pacificartleague.org
ELIGIBILITY
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Louvre Director Plans its Grand Revamp

originally posted on: The Art Newspaper by Javier Pes
September 04, 2014
Jean-Luc Martinez, who was promoted to the directorship of the Musée du Louvre last year, is proposing the most ambitious renovation of the Paris museum since the Grand Louvre project of the 1980s.
Martinez plans to start with the great paintings galleries in the Richelieu wing, [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Calling all Poets and Spoken Word Artists in Los Angeles

Calling all Poets and Spoken Word Artist
For Los Angeles artists
The Art of Monteque in association with Perkies coffee Hous presents Tuesday night poetry and Spoken Word. It is an open mic every Tuesday, starting at 7:00 P.M. This is open to all poets and spoken word artists. So come and share your work, have fun [...]

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‘Levitated Mass,’ Doug Pray’s Rock Doc on LACMA’s Epic Boulder

originally posted on: Los Angeles Times by Carolina A. Miranda
September 08, 2014
If you were in Los Angeles in the spring of 2012, there seemed to be talk about one thing and one thing only: the rock. That was the informal name for “Levitated Mass,” the 340-ton boulder that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art [...]

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National Endowment for the Arts – Grantee Spotlight: Teaching Artist Training Lab (TAT)

originally posted on: NEA Arts and Education Newsletter
 
This month, we feature the Teaching Artist Training Lab (TAT) — an eight-month professional development program for teaching artists working in all artistic disciplines in Washington State. The program includes eight days of in-person training, six teleconferences, reading assignments, expectations of practical application of the workshop learning, [...]

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Arts Research Center UC Berkeley: Announcing The Arts Research Center’s 2014/15 Lecture Series

originally posted on: ARC UC Berkeley News
Berkeley’s Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium is an internationally recognized forum for presenting new ideas that challenge conventional wisdom about art, technology, and culture. This series, free of charge and open to the public, presents artists, writers, curators, and scholars who consider contemporary issues at the intersection of aesthetic [...]

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Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UCSB Fall 2014 Exhibitions Begin September 12th

A week from today our Fall 2014 Exhibitions will open to the public!
Regular hours will resume on September 12th, 2014 and our opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 2, 2014; 5:30-7:30pm. Below please find information regarding our new exhibitions, or see the attached Museum Calendar.
Barton Myers: Works of Architecture and Urbanism
On view: [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Editor/Editorial Team Engagement Designed to Encourage and Mentor Critical Art Writers in the Kansas City Region

Call for Proposals: Editor/Editorial team engagement designed to encourage and
mentor critical art writers in the Kansas City region.
DEADLINE: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Rocket Grants – a program of the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Regional Regranting Initiative, which awards annual grants to support unconventional artistLdriven projects in the Kansas City region, seeks to commission an editor or editorial [...]

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National Endowment for the Arts: Webinar on Authentic Community Engagement – A Conversation with Rich Harwood 

originally posted by: National Endowment for the Arts News
On September 24th, the NEA welcomes Rich Harwood of the Harwood Institute as our webinar guest speaker. Mr. Harwood is a leading authority on public innovation, and he will discuss ways organizations can engage their local communities in authentic ways resulting in successfulcollective impact efforts. NEA Arts [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: “SERVICE” Works by California Artists Who are Military Veterans

“Service…” is an exhibition of work made by visual artists who are military veterans living in Los Angeles County, Orange County, and Ventura County, as well as across the state of California.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday, September 26, 2014
Who: “Service” will feature the work from artists at varied levels of career between professional, emerging, and relatively [...]

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UC MEXUS Dissertation Research Grant

The deadline for submission of proposals to the UC MEXUS Dissertation Research Grant competition is Monday, September 15, 2014. The program offers grants for dissertation or final MFA projects in Mexico, about Mexico, or in collaboration with the Mexican academic and research community. Areas of interest include research or activities related to the Latino experience [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: The Annual 2015

Deadline: Friday, October 10, 2014, midnight
Exhibition Dates: December 2, 2014 – January 16, 2015
Selections by:
Cesar Garcia
Founding Director and Chief Curator, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles
Naima J. Keith
Assistant Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
THE ANNUAL
The Juried Annual presents a survey of Bay Area art at the creative edge. All submissions are reviewed online [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Creative Work Fund Invites Letters of Inquiry for Northern California-Based Art Collaboration Grants

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 5, 2014 (LETTERS OF INQUIRY)
The Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, is inviting artists and nonprofit organizations to apply for grants in support of collaborative projects featuring media or traditional artists.
Launched in 1994, the Creative Work Fund is designed to help address the decline in support for [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Southern Exposure Invites Applications for Alternative Exposure Grants

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
Southern Exposure is a San Francisco-based artist-centered nonprofit committed to supporting visual artists. Through extensive and innovative programming, SoEx strives to experiment, collaborate, and further educate while providing a resource center and forum for Bay Area and national artists and youth in its Mission District space, as well as off site.
Through its [...]

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Can Outdoor Art Revitalize Outdoor Advertising?

originally posted on: Pacific Standard by Paul Hiebert
August 28, 2014
Perhaps you’ve already heard: Five prominent American museums have joined forces to produce what they’ve deemed “the biggest art exhibition in history.” The project, titled Art Everywhere U.S., involves placing copies of 58 great American works of art produced between the years 1778 and 2008 in [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: Cal Humanities Invites Applications for California Documentary Project

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 2014
Cal Humanities is accepting applications for the California Documentary Project, a competitive grants program that supports documentary film, radio, and new media productions designed to enhance an understanding of California and its cultures, peoples, and histories.
Projects must use the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective and be suitable for California and [...]

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MOCA Announces New Performance Festival, Step and Repeat

originally posted on LA Weekly by Carol Cheh
Thursday August 28, 2014
The Los Angeles art world has been saying a collective “hallelujah” since the arrival in January of Philippe Vergne as MOCA’s new director. Although some East Coast commentators condemned the appointment — citing in particular a budget crisis scandal in which Vergne resorted to selling [...]

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UC Santa Barbara Literature Scholar Examines the Meaning of Materialism and Everyday Objects

originally posted on The UC Santa Barbara Current by Andrea Estrada
Monday, August 25, 2014
Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On
Some scholars suggest that when Prospero spoke those words in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” he was referring to the things that help create an illusion.
Things creating an illusion and things as an illusion — and a very [...]

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UC Santa Barbara Creative Studies Art Instructor Hank Pitcher Paints a Cycle of Seasons at Coal Oil Point Reserve

originaly posted on The UC Santa Barbara Current by Sonia Fernandez
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
A Brush With Preservation
When Hank Pitcher first set out decades ago to paint Coal Oil Point, one of his favorite subjects, he was doing it to memorialize a place he thought was going to disappear forever.
“I grew up in a time when [...]

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Artist Calls and Opportunities: The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies announces Requests for Proposals

by The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Orfalea Research Clusters
A new initiative supporting interdisciplinary research on global topics at UCSB
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2014
Award Notifications by: November 1, 2014
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The Orfalea Center wants to encourage collaborative work and new ideas by supporting innovative research clusters on specific [...]

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UCIRA Artist Phil Acimovic “Lake Tahoe Sonification Project” Updates

by Phil Acimovic
The Lake Tahoe Sonification Project, which received a UCIRA grant last winter, is getting ready for its second showing. The installation will be up for three weeks in the UC Davis Nelson Gallery.
Lake Tahoe Sonification Project
October 12 – November 2, 2014
Introduction to the Project
The Lake Tahoe Sonification Project is a sound installation which [...]

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Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley September 2014 News

by Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley – A think tank for the arts.
As the Arts Research Center celebrates its 15th year on campus as the only research unit dedicated to advancing research in the arts, we will continue to provide a forum for unique and exciting programs and events. Join us this year for [...]

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EDGE EFFECTS: 2014 A2RU (Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities) NATIONAL CONFERENCE

EDGE EFFECTS: 2014 A2RU NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Wednesday, November 5 – Saturday, November 8, 2014
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
 
REGISTRATION: http://a2ru.org/events/2014-a2ru-national-conference-iowa-state-university/
Overview
The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is a partnership of thirty institutions committed to the expansion of the arts in research universities and ensuring the greatest possible institutional support for interdisciplinary research, curricula, programs [...]

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Target Accepting Applications for K-12 Field Trip Grants Program

Target Corporation is accepting applications from education professionals for the Target Field Trip Grants program, an annual program designed to bring K-12 students in the United States to museums, historical sites, and cultural organizations.
Grants are intended to fund visits to art, science, and cultural museums; community service or civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other [...]

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Symphony musicians upset about conductor’s ouster

By Richard Freedman
Timesheraldonline.com
rfreedman@timesheraldonline.com @RichFreedmanVTH on Twitter
 
Vallejo Symphony musician Kathleen Comalli Dillon blasted the orchestra’s board of directors in a seething letter Tuesday, on the heels of conductor David Ramadanoff’s pending ouster.
Ramadanoff’s 33rd year — starting with one of three seasonal concerts Sept. 21 — will be his last after the board decided it wanted to [...]

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UC Santa Cruz presents: It’s a Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play

originally posted by UC Santa Cruz
When: Friday, November 15, 2013 – Sunday, December 8, 2013
Where: Mainstage Theater, Theater Arts Center (UCSC)
Presented by: Shakespeare Santa Cruz
Theater Arts Department
Nine actors perform dozens of characters from the beloved 1946 Frank Capra movie — all in the style of a live 1940s radio broadcast. Complete with amusing jingles [...]

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UC Santa Barbara presents: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

originally posted on: UC Santa Barbara’s Theatre/Dance
EVENT DATE:
Fri September 5, 2014 – 7:00pm to Sun, September 7, 2014 – 7:00pm
Sat, September 6, 2014 – 2:00pm to Sunday, September 7, 2014 – 2:00pm
EVENT LOCATION:
TD-West 1507
EVENT PRICE:
September performances are FREE
$10 General Admission
NAKED SHAKES – THE ACTOR AND THE WORD
Now in its ninth season, [...]

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L.A. Again Carries a Torch for 1984 Olympic Murals, Their Artists

originally posted on: The Los Angeles Times by Jessica Gelt
August 20, 2014
The party Aug. 24 has a name: “The Olympic Freeway Murals: Celebrating 30 Years.” The guests of honor: nine of the country’s most lauded muralists, gathered together for the first time in three decades, to commemorate the anniversary of artwork they painted for the [...]

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Luciano Perna’s Surprising Life at Downtown Photoroom

originally posted by: The Los Angeles Times | David Pagel
August 21, 2014
Luciano Perna’s nimble exhibition at Downtown Photoroom takes visitors on a whimsical trip to Naples, Italy, where he was born, and beyond — far beyond.
Autobiography plays a part in the L.A. Conceptualist’s playful works, whose congenital curiosity induces viewers to see them for what [...]

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ARTIST CALL — Public Sculpture

Public Sculpture
For Northern CA artists
This program places outdoor sculptures and other installations on view in public locations in and around the downtown area. An ongoing partnership between Art Works Downtown and the City of San Rafael, AWD’s Public Scupture Program regularly selects new works for display. To apply please email or follow instructions on website. [...]

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ARTIST CALL — 2 x 2 Solos: Call for Curators

2 x 2 Solos: Call for Curators
For California artists
Pro Arts is now accepting applications from curators for 2 x 2 Solos, an exhibition series commissioning new work from four accomplished emerging artists based in the Oakland/Bay Area.
2 x 2 Solos serves as a significant platform for the production of, and engagement with, art in Oakland. [...]

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ARTIST CALL — Collect!

Collect!
For SF Bay Area artists
Call for Entries: Collect! Annual Auction
Deadline: September 19, 11:59pm
2D and 3D Media | Greater Bay Area | Free to enter
Berkeley Art Center curated Art Auction Collect! will kick off this year with a preview reception on Saturday, October 18 from 5-8pm. The premier event, Collect! will be [...]

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Casa Dolores presents ¡LOTERÍA! Mexico’s Game of Chance and Poetry

¡LOTERÍA! Mexico’s Game of Chance and Poetry.
Dates: 28 June – 27 September 2014
This exhibition examines the history of lotería in Mexico, a game similar to Bingo, which combines graphic images of iconic symbols and objects of everyday life, called out with clues or improvised riddle. Lotería continues to be a subject of fascination in popular [...]

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UCIRA Artist Rebeca Mendez Exhibition Updates

NOTE FROM ARTIST: Between road trips this summer to drive with my parents from Texas to the Yucatan, and with two teenage nephews from California to Colorado–where I taught a weeklong workshop on contemporary landscape photography at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center–my studio moved into a new space at Neutra’s Strathmore Apartments, fifteen steps down [...]

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Art Faculty Biennial – Opening Reception this Friday!

Art Faculty Biennial
Where: Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College | Humanities Building 202
Dates: August 29 – September 26, 2014
Opening reception: August 29, 2014 from 5 – 7pm
Every other year, the Atkinson Gallery hosts an invitational featuring new work by the faculty in the Art Department at Santa Barbara City College. This bi-annual exhibit showcases the [...]

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Restore/Restory: A Mosaic Of Voices in Rural California

Today we are grateful to share the community-based digital work of Restore/Restory as a feature within the Year of the Rural Arts and its mission to communicate the breadth of cultural and artistic expression across rural America.  This innovative project, led by jesikah maria ross, offers an opportunity to expand how we talk about so many [...]

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Hammer Museum Announces Winners of 2014 Made in L.A. Mohn Awards

Originally posted by: The Los Angeles Times
August 19, 2014
The Hammer Museum thrilled four Los Angeles artists with the announcement Tuesday that they had won the 2014 Made in L.A. Mohn Awards.
The top prize — the juried Mohn Award, which honors artistic excellence with $100,000 funded by philanthropists and art lovers Jarl and Pamela Mohn — [...]

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Renata Morales at KesselsKramer Gallery

Originally posted by: The Los Angeles Times
August 19, 2014
For her Los Angeles debut, Mexico City-born and Montreal-based fashion designer and artist Renata Morales has papered the walls at KesselsKramer Gallery with silkscreens, drawings in crayon and marker and mixed-media painted collages, some of them framed and glazed. The chaotic, jam-packed style might be called “extreme [...]

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Matthew Carter’s Expressive Canvases at Luis de Jesus Gallery

Originally posted by: The Los Angeles Times
August 19, 2014
Shaped canvases that deviate from a painting’s conventional rectangular format became commonplace in 1960s abstract painting. They turn up again in new work by Matthew Carter – albeit in a wholly unexpected, challengingly original way.
At Luis de Jesus Gallery, seven large and three small paintings give shaped [...]

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Trevor Paglen’s Post-Minimalist Space Sculptures Are Coming To A TV Near You

Originally posted by: The Huffington Post
August 18, 2014
Trevor Paglen, an American artist with a penchant for experimental geography, is heading to a TV near you. He’s one of several artists featured on the “ART 21″ serieson PBS, a show dedicated to profiling art and artists of the 21st century.
Paglen is known for his work, “The Last [...]

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ARTIST CALL — Carnegie Arts Center

In Your Dreams
For Central Valley artists
The Carnegie Arts Center is presenting the exhibition, Joan Miró: Fantastic Universe from September 14, 2014 to January 11, 2015, in the Ferrari Gallery. To coincide with this exhibition, our Lobby Galleries will be featuring a juried exhibition titled In Your Dreams.
Joan Miró is one of the best known [...]

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ARTIST CALL — You Are Here

For Southern CA artists
YOU ARE HERE, curated/presented by AFTA Productions, will initiate the very first temporary public art program implemented in Glendale, CA. A total of 8 works, submitted by individual artist or teams, will be selected through this proposal process to create exterior temporary art installations or experiences for site-specific locations in Glendale’s [...]

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ARTIST CALL — Collaborative Art Platform Seeks Artists and Writers

For California artists
Calling artists of all disciplines!
Pair Shaped is an online platform seeking artists of all types to showcase original work. Selected contributors engage in creative dialogue with fellow artists from different disciplines to explore new approaches to practice, narrative and use of medium.
Artists will collaborate and develop series of works featured on our new [...]

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Artist call — SCIENCE

For California artists
Science has propelled us into the most knowledgeable age of human existence, allowing us to study, observe and experience everything around us like never before. What artworks have you created that are inspired by science?
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and [...]

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Fowler Museum at UCLA presents “Kids in the Courtyard: Now that’s a Wrap!”

Originally posted by Fowler Museum at UCLA
Kids in the Courtyard: Now that’s a Wrap!
When:
Sunday, September 7, 2014
12:30–2:30 pm
Where:
Fowler Museum Courtyard
Take a look at the stunning cloth in Yards of Style, African-Print Cloths of Ghana, Embroidery as Activism in Post-Apartheid South Africa, and Textiles of Timor, then learn techniques for weaving and decorating your own fabric [...]

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UC Santa Cruz’s Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery presents “Doc/Undoc”

Originally posted by UC Santa Cruz
Doc/Undoc
When:
October 3 – December 6, 2014
Reception:
October 15, 5-7pm
Please join us as we unfold this innovative performative book into a gallery installation. The outcome of a seven-year collaboration, DOC/UNDOC, Documentado/Undocumented Ars Shamánica Performática, features Guillermo Gómez-Peña’s performance texts and Felicia Rice’s relief prints and typography, accompanied by Jennifer González’s critical [...]

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Hammer Museum presents “Made in L.A. 2014″ now until Sep 7

Originally posted by Hammer Museum
NEW. ART. NOW.
When:
June 15 – September 7, 2014
Where:
HAMMER MUSEUM
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
90024
ADMISSION IS FREE
The Hammer’s biennial exhibition Made in L.A. 2014 features works by 35 Los Angeles artists with an emphasis on emerging and under-recognized artists. It debuts recent work and new painting, installation, video, sculpture, photography, and performances [...]

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MINAN GALLERY presents “SUMMUS: Emerging Talent Showcase”

Original posted by The Department of Art UC Santa Barbara
August 4, 2014
SUMMUS: Emerging Talent Showcase features paintings, prints, photography and sculpture by emerging artists from around the United States.
Included in this show are UCSB Art Alums; Angie Shen, Jonathan Chao, Cathy Ellis, and Rebecca Redman
When:
August 9-30, 2014
Opening Reception :
Saturday, August 9 from 6-8pm
Where:
MINAN GALLERY
1051 South [...]

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Andy Warhol films to be digitized by MoMA

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
August 14, 2014

Andy Warhol shot hundreds of films during his career, but many of these works haven’t been available for public viewing after the prolific artist withdrew them from circulation.
In a new partnership announced this week, the Museum of Modern Art in New York said it will digitize about [...]

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ARTIST CALL — 2015-2016 Fellowship for Young Artists

An 18-month Fellowship at Gallery Route One for SF Bay Area artists aged 21 – 35
GRO is a nonprofit 501(c)3 art organization maintaining an alternative art gallery and community service programs.
The gallery is really a good place for people to begin thinking about what they would like to do, artistically, as they plan their next [...]

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UCIRA Artists Hermione Spriggs and Curtis Tamm present film screening “THE THING IS ALL AROUND ITSELF” in Mexico City

THE THING IS ALL AROUND ITSELF
When:
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
7:30pm
Location:
Licenciado Verdad 8, Centro Histórico, México DF
FREE EVENT
If you happen to be in or close to Mexico City, Hermoine Spriggs and Curtis Tamm are screening their film “THE THING IS ALL AROUND ITSELF” with live sound in the Zocalo this evening. The event is at Ex [...]

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Invitation: Celebrate the Arts at UC Berkeley

Arts Research Center Campus Arts Celebration
When:
Monday, August 25, 6-8pm
With welcoming remarks at 6:30pm
Location:
UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Enter at 2626 Bancroft Way
Food and drinks provided. Just bring your creative selves!
The Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley invites you to join Chancellor Nicholas Dirks in celebrating the faculty artists and faculty scholars [...]

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UCIRA Artist Christopher Pilafian at Arigato Until August 9th

Paintings by Christopher Pilafian
April 26-August 9, 2014

Arigato Sushi is currently exhibiting several of UCIRA Artist Christopher Pilafian’s paintings, until August 9.
If you are in the area, I hope you’ll stop by for dinner and a look!
For directions please click the link below:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Arigato+Sushi/@34.42387,-119.705452,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0×0:0×9a218b6507f51161
1225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-6074

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LACMA’s Sam Durant Exhibition August 3 – November 30, 2014

Sam Durant: Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monument Transpositions, Washington D.C.
Dates:
August 3, 2014–November 30, 2014
Location:
BCAM Level 2, LACMA
Proposal for White and Indian Dead Monument Transpositions, Washington, D.C. (2005), a large-scale installation by Los Angeles artist Sam Durant, is presented at LACMA for the first time since entering the museum’s collection in 2013. [...]

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LACMA’s The Written Image Exhibition July 26, 2014–January 18, 2015

The Written Image: Books and Portfolios from the Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies

Dates:
July 26, 2014–January 18, 2015
Location:
Ahmanson Building, Level 2, LACMA
Artists, designers, and publishers frequently collaborated in early 20th-century Germany, producing portfolios, periodicals, and books that became an arena for exchange and a vehicle for promoting modernist innovations.
For artists including Oskar [...]

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Closing Exhibition Mike Kelley at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles July 26, 2014

MIKE KELLEY CLOSING PARTY
When:
Saturday, July 26, 2014
7pm–10pm
Location:
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
FREE EVENT
MOCA and the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts invite you to celebrate the closing of the exhibition MIKE KELLEY.
Co-hosted by Opening Ceremony, featuring live DJ sets by Psychopop, Friendzone, FUXUS, Dangel xxx, Jason Yates, and mr.imd, food trucks, a cash bar [...]

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UCSB Presents SUMMER DANCES 2014

Dates:
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 – 8:00pm
Thursday, July 31, 2014 – 8:00pm
Location:
HSSB Ballet Studio Theater, UC Santa Barbara
Price:
$13 General Admission
$9 UCSB Student/Faculty/Staff/Alumni, Senior/Child
BUY TICKETS
The Department of Theater/Dance presents the annual Summer Dances concert featuring choreography from dance faculty. Among the dance pieces featured in the concert is a restaging of Deep Currents for 19 dancers [...]

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UC San Diego Paper Theatre Festival & Exhibit August 9-10, 2014

Dates:
August 9-10, 2014
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location:
Geisel Library, Seuss Room, UC San Diego
FREE EVENT
Open to the public.
Paper theatre, also called table top theatre or toy theatre, dates back to the Victorian Era. A weekend-long exhibit (Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10, both days from noon to 5 pm) in the Seuss Room of Geisel [...]

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UCLA TFT alums nab 2014 Primetime Emmy nominations

originally posted by UCLA Newsroom
July 14, 2014
When Mindy Kaling (Fox’s “The Mindy Project”) and Carson Daly (NBC’s “The Voice”) announced the nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in the early morning of Thurs., July 10, live from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, three UCLA School of Theater, Film and [...]

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UCLA TFT’s Producers Program receives a multi-year gift from Shaftesbury

originally posted by UCLA Newsroom
July 16, 2014
In early July it was announced that the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s prestigious Producers Program would be the recipient of a multi-year gift from the award-winning Shaftesbury, a producer and distributor of original content based in Toronto and Los Angeles. The gift was made possible by [...]

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Artist Call – Emerging Artists

For SF Bay Area artists
Juror: Kenneth Baker, SF Chronicle Art Critic Columnist. Open to all San Francisco Bay Area resident artists 18 years and over. The goal of this competition is to choose five “emerging” artists who will be given an opportunity to exhibit either a body of work or a site-specific installation within a [...]

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Call for Entries for non-profit benefit

For Northern CA artists
MSAs Annual Art Auction and Fundraising Event will be held October 23 through November 8, 2014. We are asking artists to donate art for the show. All proceeds will go to Marin Society of Artists to support its exhibitions and programs. This will be an exciting venue to show your work, [...]

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Artist Call – Mixed Media Mash Up

Creating art isn’t always done by conventional means nor with conventional materials. The challenge becomes strategizing and synthesizing the disorder that is unavoidable when combining varying mediums. In this call for entries we want to see your mixed media artworks.
Calls are open to all local, domestic, national and international professional and amateur artists. All art [...]

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Artist Call – The Spirit of Yolo

For Northern CA artists
The Spirit of Yolo – an exhibition featuring historic homes, barns, landmarks and inspiring locations.
This art show will open the first week of September with a artist reception on Friday September, 19, from 6:30-8:30pm.
We are now accepting work in all mediums.
RootStock wants to see how Yolo County inspires you. [...]

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Artist Call – Party Like It’s 1922! Art Auction & Gala

For SF Bay Area artists
Each September, art lovers and collectors from around the Bay Area flock to one of Benicia’s most exciting and entertaining fundraising events, Arts Benicia’s Art Auction & Gala. This year’s Great Gatsby themed auction will again be held in Benicia’s historic Clock Tower. The evening will include live music, hors d’oeuvres, [...]

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Artist Call – Long Beach Chorale Auditions

The Long Beach Chorale & Chamber Orchestra, one of Long Beach’s most respected musical organizations, encourages talented singers to audition for its 2014-15 season!
Auditions will be held by appointment during the month of August; rehearsals take place on Monday nights in the Belmont Shore area of Long Beach. Prospective members are invited to contact the [...]

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Artist Call – OMA Exploring Engagement Artist-in-Residence Project 3: Transit

For San Diego artists
The Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) is seeking proposals for our third Exploring Engagement artist-in-residence project, which will utilize Southern California’s contentious relationship with transportation as its point of departure.
Working through a public project platform artists are asked to establish previously unimagined experiences and conversations as an expansion of their process. In [...]

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Exploring The Mythology Of The Female California Artist

originally posted by The Huffington Post
July 15, 2014
California, like New York, is a space rife with myth. Both sites, in contrast to most other U.S. states, aren’t places to be from, they’re places to go. What connects its citizens isn’t roots or tradition but taste, dreams and a particular vision of the future. Those of [...]

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2014 NEA Our Town Projects Receive More Than $5 Million in Support

originally posted by National Endowment for the Arts
July 16, 2014
66 Arts-Based Community Development Investments in 38 States
Washington, DC—The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) expands its support of arts-based community development with recommended grants for the fourth year of the NEA’s Our Town program. NEA Chairman Jane Chu announces today that the agency will [...]

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Public art projects in Long Beach, Willowbrook win national award

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
July 15, 2014
Two public art projects in Los Angeles County have won best-of-the-year designations in what’s billed as “the only national program that specifically recognizes public art.”
They couldn’t be more different.
“Murmuration,” by Los Angeles artist Jennifer Steinkamp, is a huge, visually spectacular electronic light display that hangs high [...]

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San Diego Opera settles with former director Ian Campbell

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
July 18, 2014
San Diego Opera said on Friday it has resolved its differences with Ian Campbell, the former longtime general and artistic director who left the company in May after the company’s announcement of its intention to close was met by a significant internal and public backlash.
The opera said [...]

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The Originals: African American Faculty and Senior Administrators Exhibition at Berkeley

Dates: May 1 – September 1, 2014
every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Location: Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley
This exhibition highlights the Regional Oral History Office’s recently completed project to conduct interviews with 18 pioneering African American faculty and senior administrators who joined Berkeley before the advent of affirmative action policies in the 1970s. By [...]

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UC San Diego to Launch New Master’s Program in Data Science and Engineering

originally posted by UC San Diego News Center
June 25, 2014
The University of California, San Diego has announced a new master’s degree program in Data Science and Engineering, intended for working professionals with a broad educational background and/or training in computer science, engineering, or mathematics.
The Data Science and Engineering master’s degree program is taught by world-renowned [...]

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The Triton Summer Experience at UC San Diego Begins July 15, 2014

Experience UC San Diego in a brand new way while staying right here on campus.
Participate in Something Out of the Ordinary!
Program Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Registration
The Triton Summer Experience is an unforgettable program for those twelve and older who enjoy education through observation, interaction, and experimentation. Get an indepth view of the UC San Diego campus while [...]

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Sherlock Jr. & Cops at UCSB July 23, 2014

Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd: Comedy Classics of the Silent Era
Sherlock Jr. & Cops
Live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla
Dates & Locations:
Wednesday, July 23, 7:30 PM @ Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Friday, July 25, 8:30 PM @ County Courthouse, Santa Barbara
FREE EVENT
Bring blankets, a picnic and your friends!
Pre-screening talk about Flying A Studios (Santa Barbara’s early silent [...]

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The Gold Rush at UCSB July 16 & 18, 2014

The Gold Rush
Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd: Comedy Classics of the Silent Era
Dates & Locations:
Wednesday, July 16, 7:30 PM @ Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Friday, July 18, 8:30 PM @ County Courthouse, Santa Barbara
FREE EVENT
Charlie Chaplin’s captivating slapstick masterpiece The Gold Rush made an icon out of the actor and his Little Tramp character – and he [...]

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Artist Call – California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California

For Southern CA artists
This juried exhibition is a rare opportunity for artists to thematically explore the celebrated lifestyle, influences, and environs of Southern California while also gaining international exposure.
From October 2014 to July 2015 California Dreaming will travel for exhibition to three venues: Il Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone in Frosinone, Italy (Rome vicinity); [...]

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Artist Call – Magnum Opus 25th Annual Open Juried Exhibit

For Western States artists
Call for Artists! All Media
The 25th Annual Open Exhibition. “Magnum Opus”, July 29-August 16, 2014. Hand-deliver entries to: Sacramento Fine Arts Center on July 18-19, 2014. Non-member fee: $25 per entry, 3 for $65. A maximum of 3 may be entered, only 2 per artist will be shown. Judged [...]

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Artist Call – The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability

For Southern CA artists
We are taking submissions for the show in August-September called “The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability”- a group show. If you are an artist who uses repurposed or upcycled found objects in your artwork, please contact the gallery. We’d like to have a piece or two in the show from each artist. If you’re [...]

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Statement on the Death of NEA National Heritage Fellow Judith McCulloh

originally posted by the National Endowment for the Arts
July 14, 2014
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of Judith McCulloh, recipient of the 2010 Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellowship for her lifetime of work as a devoted scholar, folklorist, and folk arts advocate.
In a 2010 podcast [...]

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Statement on the Death of NEA Jazz Master Charlie Haden

originally posted by the National Endowment for the Arts
July 11, 2014
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of bassist, composer, and educator Charlie Haden, recipient of a 2012 NEA Jazz Masters fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in jazz. Charlie Haden created a powerful collection of work during [...]

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Artist Call – Wunderkammer Handcar Races and Juried Art Festival

Wunderkammer Festival Sept.6, 11AM-6PM
Featuring The Great Sonoma County Handcar Races
Juried Art Show Prospectus For The Event
350 Windsor River Road, Windsor, CA
This Festival has drawn crowds of 14,000 in the past! Get your Art out there to the masses! Please complete & mail this document with your images on a CD and all fees ASAP to [...]

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Artist Call – Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts Competition and Exhibition

An Open Invitation to California Artists!
2014 marks the 21st year of the Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts Competition and Exhibition organized and presented by Madera County Arts Council.
This juried show of agriculturally themed artwork by California artists is open for submission beginning April 1, 2014 and welcomes entries through August 15, 2014. The competition culminates [...]

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Artist Call – Female Vocalist

For SF Bay Area artists
Kitka is accepting audition submissions for new singers with strong, beautiful voices and engaging stage presence. We are looking for women who are adept at singing in both open/chest voice and “pure” (light vibrato) head voice styles. Familiarity with Eastern European singing and language and music-reading ability is preferred. Accurate intonation, [...]

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Artist Call – Celebrating Talents from Across the Valley

For Northern CA artists
The Tracy Chamber of Commerce is seeking the participation of local artist in order to showcase art in its many forms during the Taste of the Valley Art and Food Festival – September 6-7, 2014.
Interested participants are encouraged to download the artist application from the chamber website, www.tracychamber.org, [...]

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Dwelling at The Santa Cruz Fringe Festival

Dwelling @ The Santa Cruz Fringe Festival
Choreography by Gerald Casel
Performed by Arletta Anderson, Christina Briggs-Winslow, Gerald Casel, Peiling Kao, and Parker Murphy
Live music, composed and performed by Tim Russell
Dates:
Friday, July 11, 7:30pm
Saturday, July 12, 4:00 & 10:00pm
Sunday, July 13, 3:30 & 6:30pm
Location:
The 418 Project
418 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Tickets $12 at the door, with [...]

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The 26th Annual Santa Barbara French Festival

Dates: July 12th & 13th, 2014, 11am-7pm
Location: Oak Park, Santa Barbara
FREE Admission!
The Annual French Festival coincides with France’s Bastille Day Weekend and over 20,000 people are expected to attend. It is always a great weekend for fabulous food, dancing, and a celebration of everything French.
For more information please visit: http://www.frenchfestival.com/

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ARTnews magazine gets new leadership, with a twist

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
June 27, 2014
ARTnews, the venerated New York art magazine that has had a tough time in recent years adapting to digital media, is undergoing a leadership change — but one that comes with a business twist.
On Friday, the magazine announced that it will become part of Abbey House Group, [...]

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San Diego Opera cutting costs as part of effort to achieve stability

Originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
July 7, 2014
As San Diego Opera continues to regroup and work toward mounting its planned 2015 season, scheduled to begin in January, the troubled company has put cost-cutting measures in place that are expected to help it achieve a measure of financial stability.
Last week, San Diego Opera held its [...]

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LACMA to present exhibition on German Expressionist cinema

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
July 10, 2014
An exhibition devoted to the German Expressionist cinema of directors such as Fritz Lang, F.W. Murnau and Robert Wiene will open at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in late September for a seven-month run.
“Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s” is scheduled to run at [...]

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Michael Lynton of Sony Entertainment elected to Getty Trust board

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
July 8, 2014
Michael Lynton, the chief executive officer of Sony Entertainment, has joined the board of trustees of the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles. He is one of two recently elected Getty trustees, along with James F. Rothenberg, a financial executive who will join the board in [...]

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LACMA, Metro discussing new museum tower on Wilshire Boulevard

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
July 9, 2014
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced plans this month to build a new wing spanning Wilshire Boulevard.
It also wants to build up — way up.
The museum is working on an ambitious proposal for a skyscraper near the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax Avenue, on land [...]

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Sound and color at Santa Monica Museum of Art

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
July 10, 2014
Music and painting sometimes share a language. Color is applicable to both, as is chromatic. They also share physics. Colors, for instance, are waveforms, as are tones.
Moreover, musicians and visual artists regularly inspire one another. Morton Feldman’s “Rothko Chapel,” which played late at night under [...]

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NEA Selects Wendy Clark as Director of Museums, Visual Arts, and Indemnity

originally posted by The National Endowment for the Arts
July 8, 2014

The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Wendy Clark as director of Museums, Visual Arts, and Indemnity. Clark has served as acting director of Museums, Visual Arts, and Indemnity since November 2012 and will continue to manage the NEA’s [...]

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Artist Call – The Founders Lounge Gallery

For SF Bay Area artists
The Founders’ Lounge offers an intimate exhibition space on our lower level. The gallery is available by monthly rental to 2D artists for solo shows and small group shows. As a public corridor and event room for Odalisque Cafe and Grille, this gallery provides good exposure for your art.
Rent: $200 per [...]

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Artist Call – Lucid Art Foundation Residency 2015

The goal of the Lucid Art Residency Program is to provide artists with a serene, retreat-like environment for creative exploration. In line with the mission of the Lucid Art Foundation, artists are supported in their inquiry into consciousness, art and nature.
The Lucid Art Foundation encourages contemplative nonfigurative exploration through automatism, multi-media, conceptual, eco-art [...]

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Artist Call – Exhibition Opportunity

For Northern CA artists
ArtSpace at the Women’s Health Resource Center is currently seeking applications from Bay Area artists to host an exhibition of their work. There are 3 open slots for 2015. The goal of ArtSpace is to create a welcoming environment for patients and staff and to provide a venue for local artists to [...]

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Artist Call – Walnut Creek Turns 100: Celebrating the City Through Art

For SF Bay Area artists
In honor of Walnut Creek’s Centennial, the Bedford Gallery will host Walnut Creek Turns 100: Celebrating the City Through Art. This exhibition is a call to artists for artwork that reflects Walnut Creek’s rich history, land, commerce, community, and culture, both past and present. Walnut Creek Turns 100 is open to [...]

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Artist Call – Science

Science has propelled us into the most knowledgeable age of human existence, allowing us to study, observe and experience everything around us like never before. What artworks have you created that are inspired by science?
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. [...]

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Artist Call – Fall Arts Festival

The Fall Arts Festival is sponsored by the Mark West Education Foundation a 501(c)(3) organization, and this is our primary funding source for providing music, art and dance education for the students in our school district. We are calling on experienced and emerging artists of all mediums to showcase and sell their work as part [...]

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Artist Call – ReDefining Age: A Square Foot Art Show

For SF Bay Area artists
From toddlers to elders, all artists (that means YOU!) are invited to submit a 12″ square image that honors your personal experience and celebrates something about your current age. What is wonderful about being 5? How does it feel to be 29? Why is 86 your best year [...]

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House Subcommittee Approves $8 Million Cut to NEA

originally posted by Americans For The Arts
July 9, 2014
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Interior Appropriations Subcommittee approved a bill to fund the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and other cultural institutions like the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Smithsonian Institution. Thanks to your advocacy, the budget situation has improved from last [...]

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2014 VAPAE Program’s Resource Booklet

Visual and Performing Arts Education
Resource Booklet
Spring 2014
PDF LINK

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ALICE WANG Presents Dead-light, Saturday July 19, 2014

Event Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014
Event Time: 11 am – 5 pm
Location:

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Barbara Drucker named the inaugural Associate Dean, Community Engagement and Arts Education

originally posted by UC Los Angeles
July 4, 2014
Professor Barbara Drucker, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of Arts Education, has been named the inaugural Associate Dean, Community Engagement and Arts Education for the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture.
Barbara will transition from her role as Associate Dean, Academic Affairs into the new title [...]

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Last Chance to Enroll in NanoLab

UCLA Art|Sci Center
NanoLab Summer Institute 2014
July 21st – August 1st, 2014
Register Now!
NanoLab has almost reached its capacity! Only a few spots for intrepid students remain. Enroll now to experience a “Miracle Fruit” breakfast, a Genetics & Synthetic Biology workshop with live zebrafish, a visit to the labs of physicist Walter Gekelman, numerous guest lectures from [...]

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LAUNCH PAD INAUGURAL SUMMER NEW PLAY SERIES 2014

SUMMER LAUNCH PAD: New Plays in Process invites three professional playwrights to join the UCSB community as artists in residence in a summer course. The collaboration between LAUNCH PAD Artistic Director Risa Brainin, a team of undergraduate students and the playwrights culminates in public readings and open rehearsals.
Dates:
June 26 / 7pm [...]

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Reviewed: Starting Here at UCSB’s AD&A Museum A Selection of Distinguished Artists from UCSB Is on Display Through August 10

PHOTO: MYTHMAKING: Miwa Matreyek, a 2002 UCSB grad, is just one of more than 40 alumni artists featured in Starting Here. A selection from her Myth and Infrastructure is pictured.  PHOTO BY GAYLE LAIRD
 
Thursday, July 3, 2014
By Nathan Vonk
On Friday, Starting Here: A Selection of Distinguished Artists from UCSB opened its second phase at the [...]

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Deadline Extended to June 22nd! UCIRA SUMMER 2014 ARTIST RESIDENCIES IN THE UC NATURAL RESERVE SYSTEM

Call for Proposals
UCIRA Artist Summer Residencies will provide up to $1500 as a travel and research stipend for UC faculty, students and/or staff working independently or collaboratively in all art forms to develop their work within the UC Natural Reserve System.
Deadline
Online applications must be completed by June 15, 2014. June 22nd, 2014 (deadline extended)
How to [...]

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Isla Vista Mural Updated to Honor Six Murder Victims

originally posted by Santa Barbara Independent
June 12, 2014
Six blue and gold fish, flashing UC Santa Barbara’s colors and ascending upwards, have been added to the sea turtle mural on an apartment building in Isla Vista. Representing the six victims who lost their lives in the mass murder on May 23, the fish were included into [...]

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UCIRA Artists Gerard & Kelly Present MADE IN LA opening June 15

Dates: June 15 – September 7, 2014
Opening Reception: June 15, 2014
Location: Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Museum Hours
Tuesday – Friday, 11 AM – 8 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 11 AM – 5 PM
Free Admission
We are thrilled to be one of 35 artists/collaboratives included in the Made in L.A. 2014 biennial at the Hammer Museum, opening [...]

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Lionel Popkin and Ruth in LA June 12-14

Lionel Popkin: Ruth Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Dates: June 12-14, 2014 (Thursday-Saturday) @ 8:30pm
Location: REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA
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“Popkin has a flair for originality that periodically has you realizing that you are smiling to yourself in the dark.”
—The Washington Post
“Delightfully mercurial.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer
Inspired in part by the career of American modern dance pioneer Ruth St. [...]

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SENSES OF CARE: MEDIATED ABILITY AND INTERDEPENDENCE Exhibition at UC San Diego

Dates: Running until June 13, 2014
Location: Gallery@calit2, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego
Gallery Hours
April 10-June 13, 2014
11am-5pm, Monday-Friday
Summer Hours by Appointment Only
FREE ADMISSION

Works by
Cathy Greenblat
Sara Hendren and Brian Glenney
Christine Sun Kim
Petra Kuppers and the Olimpias
Park McArthur and the Care Collective
Sins Invalid Performance Project
Christina Stephens
Chun-Shan (Sandie) Yi
Curated by
Brian Goldfarb
With John Armenta
Christina Aushana
Amanda Cachia
Ivana Guarrasi
Louise Hickman
Jennifer Marchisotto
Jamie Rau
Amanda [...]

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Artist Call – Bookish Beasts: zine and comics fest

BOOKISH BEASTS: Center for Sex and Culture is looking for zine and comic book makers!
After the success and fun of last year’s fest, we are inspired to bring together and try to grow the audiences of local zine and comics artists who make sexy books. Center for Sex & Culture is a fantastic multi-use [...]

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Artist Call – Ventura Art and Street Painting Festival

Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival
(Formerly Arts in the Park)
September 13th and 14th 10 am-5 pm
Ventura Harbor Village, Ventura, CA
Artists of all original fine art and fine craft disciplines may apply. All entries will be juried and digital images of artwork required for jurying.
Booth Fees: $100 for 10×10 booth. Artists must provide own tent [...]

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Artist Call – Visions of the Wild

For Northern CA artists
Northern California artists are invited to submit work for a juried exhibition on the theme of Visions of the Wild, held in conjunction with the Visions of the Wild Festival in Vallejo, California in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The exhibition, sponsored by the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation [...]

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Call for Installation/Demonstration Artists

The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival is currently seeking 4 to 6 artists to create art installations and/or demonstrations in a beautiful creek-side setting in the heart of Mill Valley’s redwood-forested Old Mill Park.
-Accepted artists will receive a 12’ X 16’ space with a value equivalent to a $600 booth fee.
-Special preference will be given [...]

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Film academy to pay LACMA $36.1 million for movie museum lease

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
June 2, 2014
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will pay more than $36 million to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for a 55-year lease on the former May Co. department store building and adjacent land where the academy plans to build a movie museum scheduled [...]

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Hammer exhibitions chief Brooke Hodge hired by NYC design museum

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
May 29, 2014
After more than a decade as a curator and administrator on the Los Angeles art scene at the Hammer Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art, architecture and design specialist Brook Hodge is heading to Manhattan as deputy director of Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, a branch of the [...]

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President’s Turnaround Arts Program Expanded

originally posted by the The Huffington Post
May 20, 2014

First lady Michelle Obama, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), the U.S. Department of Education, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) and a number of top performers and artists met Monday at the White House to showcase the importance of arts and [...]

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The UC Santa Barbara Department of Music Presents: This Week in Music

This Week in Music
Monday, June 2nd
Student Recital: Sloane Jessica Artis
D.M.A. Lecture Recital featuring Sloane Jessica Artis.
Artist will be presenting a lecture on her supporting document titled: A Performer’s Guide to Thea Musgrave’s “Songs for a Winter’s Evening.” Dr. Bridget Hough-Meynenc will join Artis in performing the cycle throughout the presentation.
Monday June 2, 1:30pm
Karl Geiringer Hall
Admission [...]

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Review: Robert Swain Presents Color as a Transfer of Energy

originally posted on: Los Angeles Times, Arts & Entertainment, by Sharon Mizota
May 30, 2014 1:25 PM
To say that Robert Swain is obsessed with color is putting it mildly. The color charts and wheels that most of us left behind in beginning art class have been the subject of a 45-year fascination for Swain, who is [...]

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Review: Michal Rovner Charts Ghostly Migrations

originally posted on: Los Angeles Times, Arts & Entertainment, by Sharon Mizota
May 30, 2014 1:35 PM
In Michal Rovner’s latest exhibition at Shoshana Wayne, the darkened main gallery becomes a cavernous, hushed space — like a chapel or perhaps a tomb — dominated by the elegant, wall-size video projection “Current Cross.”
It features two large, white rectangles [...]

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George Lucas offered new museum site in San Francisco

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
June 2nd, 2014

The city of San Francisco has stepped up its effort to lure George Lucas and his prized art collection by proposing a new site for the “Star Wars” filmmaker’s long-planned museum.
Mayor Edwin Lee recently sent a letter to Lucas proposing to use a 2.3- acre lot across [...]

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ARTIST CALL – Doing Your Dirty Work 3

For SF Bay Area artists
Doing Your Dirty Work 3: Deeper, Closer
Open to Artists in Bay Area Only
Doing Your Dirty Work 3: Deeper, Closer is a group exhibition at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, California that will focus on a small group of artist working in the Bay Area. We invite all [...]

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ARTIST CALL – Sacramento Valley Writing Contest

For Central Valley artists

Background
In 2016, Heyday will be publishing a book about the Sacramento Valley—a well-crafted, lively, truthful, playful, emotional, knowledgeable, respectful, irreverent look at the Valley from Redding south to Davis and the Capay Valley. As you can see from the first sentence, we want a book that depicts the culture, history, and natural [...]

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North Tahoe Arts: Call to Artists for 2015 Exhibits

For Northern CA artists
North Tahoe Arts in Tahoe City, California is now accepting applications for their 2015 exhibits schedule. Groups and solo artists are encouraged to apply. Exhibit application can be found at NorthTahoeArts.com and must be completed and submitted by Nov. 1, 2014 to be considered. North Tahoe Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization [...]

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Artists dash it off at Monster Drawing Rally in Pasadena

originally posted on: Los Angeles Times, Arts & Entertainment/Arts & Culture, by Craig Nakano
May 31, 2014, 1 PM

They’re quick on the draw. When you have only one hour to create multiple works of art, you have to be. Such will be the case at the Monster Drawing Rally on June 1 hosted by the Armory [...]

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UCIRA Artist Lisa Wymore presents Disappearing Acts*Number Zero*

Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts*Number Zero* is both a game and an experiment in real-time computer augmented performance. This semi-improvised dance is about a semi-intelligent computer system threatening to evolve itself into a space opera, aka: a television inspired sci-fi narrative about a defective computer system taking control over a band of humans. Set in a near [...]

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UC Santa Barbara Arts and Lectures presents: The Freshman, The Gold Rush, Sherlock Jr. and Cops, and Girl Shy

originally posted by: Arts and Lectures, UC Santa Barbara
Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd: Comedy Classics of the Silent Era

The Freshman

FREE EVENT
Wed, July 9 / 7:30 PM
CAMPBELL HALL
Alternate dates for this performance:
FRI, July 11 / 8:30 PM
Harold Lloyd’s biggest box-office hit was this silent comedy gem, featuring the bespectacled everyman at his eager best as a naive new [...]

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Join 500+ Arts Education Leaders in Los Angeles!

Originally posted on: National Guild for Community Arts Education
The National Guild’s annual Conference for Community Arts Education will bring together more than 500 arts education leaders from 350+ arts and cultural centers, community arts schools, preparatory programs, performing arts companies, museums, and other agencies nationwide. Join this dynamic learning community of staff, faculty, trustees, and [...]

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U.S. DEPT OF ED SUPPORTS ARTS EDUCATION IN TITLE 1 PROGRAM

Originally posted on: California Alliance for Arts Education by CAAEStaff
At this year’s National Title I Conference, Dr. Monique Chism, Director of Student Achievement and School Accountability Programs at the Department of Education, took a stand for arts education within the Title I program. Not only did she share her conviction that “arts education ensures that [...]

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California State Parks Special Interest License Plate and Art Contest

Originally posted on: California Arts Council
California State Parks Special Interest License Plate and art contest
For California artists
MAY 1 2014 – JUNE 15, 2014
Be a Part of California State Parks!
You are invited to participate in a design contest for art work which will be used for a California State Parks Special Interest License Plate. The [...]

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18th Annual Artist’s Eye Open Juried Exhibition

Originally posted on: Artist California Arts Council
18th Annual Artist’s Eye Open Juried Exhibition
For California artists
Prestigious juried fine arts show with ribbons and cash awards. Open to California artists. Prospectus on OCFA website www.ocfinearts.org
Deadline: 06-08-2014
Orange County Fine Arts
Santa Ana, CA
Contact: Laura Robinson
email: Laura7777@att.net
Phone: 714.540.6430
Website: www.ocfinearts.orgi

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Plastic Trash from the Ocean is Art at S.F. Zoo

Originally posted on: San Francisco Gate by Jill Tucker
May 24, 2014
From a distance, the art hanging from the ceiling of the San Francisco Zoo’s old elephant area looks like colorful kelp suspended in the ocean.
But get closer.
There, forming part of a strand is a yellow shampoo bottle. And several orange dog balls, half a faded [...]

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OCMA Names Todd DeShields Smith as New Director

Originally posted by: Los Angeles times by David Ng
The Orange County Museum of Art has been without a director since the end of 2013, leading many in the local art world to speculate about the executive search being conducted by museum leaders.
On Wednesday, the Newport Beach museum announced that it has named Todd DeShields Smith [...]

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CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS ANNOUNCED AS PART OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ‘TURNAROUND ARTS’ PARTNERSHIP

Originally posted by: California Arts Council Newsroom
May 20, 2014

President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities Launches ‘Turnaround Arts’ at Special White House Ceremony Hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama
For distinguished arts education advocates Frank Gehry and Malissa Feruzzi Shriver, their arrival today in Washington, D.C. signals a new day, and renewed hope, for ten [...]

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MADE IN L.A. 2014

Originally posted by: Hammer Museum, UC Los Angeles
Open:
Sunday, June 15, 2014
The Hammer’s biennial exhibition Made in L.A. 2014 features works by 35 Los Angeles artists with an emphasis on emerging and under recognized artists. It debuts recent work and new painting, installation, video, sculpture, photography, and performances created specifically for the exhibition. Made in L.A. [...]

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Starting Here: A Selection of Distinguished Artists from UCSB

originally posted by: Art, Design and Architecture, UC Santa Barbara
May 17 to August 10
Opening reception:
June 27th, 5:30-7:30pm
The Art, Design & Architecture Museum, in association with the Department of Art and the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara, is proud to present a large-scale exhibition that celebrates the legacy and continued vibrancy of the [...]

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UCSB Dance Company LAST PERFORMANCES Spring 2014

Directed by Delila Moseley
New works by Alexandra Beller, Nancy Colahan, Christopher Pilafian, Colin Connor, and featuring “Songs for Chile” by master choreographer Lucas Hoving.
When: Wednesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 29 at 8:00 pm
Location: Center Stage Theater, Santa Barbara
The UCSB (student) Dance Company, directed by Delila Moseley, returns triumphant from their European tour for two [...]

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Artist Call – Business of Music – Early Registration Ends May 31!

The Business of Music
Entrepreneurial Training for Musicians
Early Registration Ends Sunday, May 31!
On June 21 & 22 join The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) and the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI) for The Business of Music, a new workshop addressing the unique needs and challenges of working musicians. Modeled after CCI’s signature Business of Art™ [...]

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Unfolding Clusters: A Music and Visual Media Model of ALS Pathophysiology June 3rd at UCLA

Unfolding Clusters
A Music and Visual Media Model of ALS Pathophysiology June 3rd at UCLA
When: June 3rd, 2014, 5pm
Location: ART|SCI Center, UC Los Angeles
Federico Visi + Giovanni Dothel in collaboration with Duncan Williams and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research, Plymouth University, UK.
For more information please visit: www.artsci.ucla.edu

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UCLA receives $685,000 in grants from Getty Foundation

originally posted by UCLA Newsroom
May 19, 2014
Funds to cover research, planning for ‘Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’ in 2017.
The Chicano Studies Research Center, Fowler Museum, Hammer Museum, and Film and Television Archive recently received grants totaling $685,000 from the Getty Foundation to research and plan exhibitions for “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA,” an ambitious exploration of Latin [...]

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UCLA ART | SCI Center Director and Professor Victoria Vesna Receives the Distinguished Teaching Award

originally posted by UCLA ART|SCI
May 2013
CONGRATULATIONS to Art|Sci Center Director and Professor Victoria Vesna for receiving the Distinguished Teaching Award for her ground-breaking class, “Biotechnology and Art.” Vesna was also awarded the Vasa Cube for her Freshman Fiat Lux Seminar, “Art|Science Dialogues”.
Professor Vesna was gifted a major grant from the Innovative Learning Technology Initiative [...]

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THIS WEEK @ ART | SCI UCLA: May 26th – June 1st, 2014

TONIGHT, the UCLA ART|SCI UNDERGRADUATE SOCIETY
presents FUSION: A Showcase
When: May 27th, 5-7 pm
Location: Art|Sci Gallery, CNSI 5th Floor, UC Los Angeles
Free Admission
$12 Parking All-Day
The showcase will feature artwork by members of the Art|Sci Undergraduate Society, which merges inspired minds from the sciences and humanities, ultimately expanding the UCLA undergraduate experience.
For more information about these events [...]

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Special Performance by the UCSB University Wind Ensemble to Honor the Victims of the Isla Vista Tragedy on Thursday, May 29th

Paul Bambach directs the University Wind Ensemble in a special concert honoring the victims of the Isla Vista tragedy.
When: Thursday, May 29th at 8pm
Location: Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Join us Thursday, May 29th at 8pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall for a special concert by the University Wind Ensemble. Admission is free to [...]

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UCIRA SUMMER 2014 ARTISTS RESIDENCIES IN THE UC NATURAL RESERVE SYSTEM

UCIRA SUMMER 2014 ARTISTS RESIDENCIES IN THE UC NATURAL RESERVE SYSTEM

In partnership with the UC NRS, UCIRA is providing funding for up to five summer art residencies for a pilot residency program to take place between June and September 2014. Proposals will be selected based on the quality and suitability of arts research proposed [...]

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UCIRA Announces Awardees for the April 15th, 2014 Grant Deadlines

UCIRA is pleased to announce the grantees of the Graduate Arts Grant, Major Grant, Open Classroom Grant, and Mini-Grant categories from the April 15th, 2014 deadline:
GRADUATE ARTS GRANTS:
1. Tanja Geis (UCB) – “Wildfjords Artist Residency” (WFAR)
2. Andreas Leonardson (UCSD) – “Scacciapensieri: The banisher of thought”
3. Jane Mi (UCLA) – “Transaqueous”
4. Sam Mitchell (UCSD) – “The [...]

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Call for Manuscripts: California Historical Society Book Award

The California Historical Society is now accepting 2014 submissions for the CHS Book Award.
Deadline: 07-01-2014
The search is on for a book-length manuscript that makes an important contribution to scholarship and deepens public understanding of some aspect of California history.
The work must adhere to high scholarly and literary standards and must be lively and engaging [...]

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Colloquium with artist Mary Miss TOMORROW, May 22, 2014, 5:00PM at UCSB

When: May 22, 2014, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Location: Pollock Theater, UC Santa Barbara
http://www.carseywolf.ucsb.edu/pollock
4431 SS&MS
UC Santa Barbara, CA
93106-4010
The UCSB Department of Art & College of Creative Studies have organized a series of talks by artists who have attended UCSB. This series acts as a precursor to the exhibition, /Starting Here: A Selection of Distinguished Artists from [...]

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Workshop on Historical Trauma: Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, May 23 12:30pm, at UC Santa Barbara

Please join us for this upcoming Value of Care event:
Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart
(Psychiatry, University of New Mexico)
Date: Friday, May 23 / 12:30 PM
Location: McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB, UC Santa Barbara
Registration is required for this workshop. Please register at http://tinyurl.com/reg-histtr-2014 to receive the preparatory readings.
Under colonial occupation, Native communities across the Americas [...]

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Opening Reception, Elective Affinities: MFA Graduate Exhibition 2014

Elective Affinities: MFA Graduate Exhibition 2014
Dates: May 29th – June 27th 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 29th, 5:30 – 8:30pm
Location: University Art Gallery, UC Los Angeles
Performances
Thursday, May 29, 6:30 pm, Danny Cannizzaro and Samantha Gorman, a reading from PRY
RSVP on facebook
From May 29 through June 27, 2014, the University Art Gallery at the University of California, [...]

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Artist Call – Investing in Artists Grant Guidelines Announced

Investing in Artists Grant Guidelines Announced!
Visual Arts, Craft and Literary Arts
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 6 pm
Artistic creation requires more than just talent – it requires an initial investment of time and money as well. For this reason, the need for grant support has become a critical part of the creative process for [...]

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MADE IN L.A. 2014 Opening June 15, 2014 at the Hammer Museum

Dates: June 15, 2014 – September 7, 2014
Location: Hammer Museum, UC Los Angeles
The Hammer’s biennial exhibition Made in L.A. 2014 features works by 35 Los Angeles artists with an emphasis on emerging and under recognized artists. It debuts recent work and new painting, installation, video, sculpture, photography, and performances created specifically for the exhibition. Made [...]

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Getty Foundation Awards $5 Million for Latino/Latin American Art

originally posted by Philanthropy News Digest
May 7, 2014
The Getty Foundation has announced grants totaling $5 million to arts institutions in Southern California through its Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA program, which explores the connections between Los Angeles and Latino/Latin American arts and culture.
Representing the third round of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative, the grants will [...]

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UC San Diego Receives $7.5 Million Gift for New Cancer Hospital

The University of California, San Diego has announced a gift of $7.5 million from local philanthropist Pauline Foster in support of a new cancer care hospital at the UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center.
The gift from Foster, who lost both her husband and brother to cancer, will be combined with a one-to-one match from the [...]

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UC Davis Receives $1.725 Million for Humanities Research

Philanthropy News Digest
May 11, 2014
The University of California, Davis has announced a $1.725 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of research in the humanities over the next seven years.
The grant will enable the university to create four three-year Mellon Research Initiatives, making it possible for faculty to work collaboratively on key [...]

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San Diego Opera officially parts ways with director Ian Campbell

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
May 15, 2014
Ian Campbell, the long-serving general and artistic director of San Diego Opera, has officially parted ways with the company following a contentious two months during which the decision to close the organization was met with a significant backlash.
San Diego Opera placed Campbell and his ex-wife, Ann Spira [...]

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San Diego Opera reverses decision to close, announces 2015 season

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
May 19, 2014
San Diego Opera has officially reversed its decision to shut down and has announced a scaled-back 2015 season that will consist of three main-stage productions, down from the slate of four productions seen in recent years.
The announcement at a news conference Monday comes as the opera attempts [...]

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Artist Call – Sheltered: an art benefit for animals at risk

Sheltered, an art benefit for animals at risk in our communities, is seeking artists for a juried exhibition to be presented at the Davis Arts Center, Davis, CA.
The five-week show is open to all residents of the US, 18 years and older. The theme of the show is “shelter.” Artists are encouraged to interpret the [...]

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Call to Artists Art on The Lake Fine Art Festival

Big Bear Lake Arts is now accepting artist applications for the 11th annual Big Bear Lake Artwalk Festival August 16-17, 2014. I really hope that you can be a part of this year’s event. Held in the center of Big Bear’s Village Shopping/Dining District, The juried Fine Arts and Crafts Festival showcases more than 80 [...]

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Artist Call – BAYcentric: Culture; People; Place; Experience

BayCentric explores the complex interaction of culture, language, history, industry and geography that make the San Francisco Bay Area a hotbed for artistic expression. Subject matter will portray the experience of the Bay Area figuratively or abstractly.
ELIGIBILITY
Open to all media except installation.
EXHIBITION DATES
August 1st-28th, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION
First Friday, August 1st, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
SUBMISSION [...]

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Artist Call – Public Sculpture Program

For Northern CA artists
Art Works Downtown and the City of San Rafael seek entries for innovative outdoor art installations and outdoor sculptures. Artwork will exhibit at one of three high-traffic locations in the downtown area and rotate every four months.
Entry Fee: None
Entries Due by June 13. This is an ongoing program, artists may continually submit [...]

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Artist Call – ART WORKS: Arts Education

ART WORKS: Arts Education
Deadline: July 24, 2014
Every student should have the opportunity to participate in the arts, both in and out of school. We know that students who participate in the arts are more engaged in life and are empowered to be fulfilled, responsible citizens who can make a profound positive impact on this world. [...]

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Undergraduate Art Show, Better Off Now, May 27 – June 13, 2014 at UC San Diego

Dates: May 27 – June 13, 2014
Reception: Friday, May 30, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location:
San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery
7250 Mesa College Dr., D101
San Diego, California 92111
(619) 388 – 2829
www.sdmesa.edu/art-gallery
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday : 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Wednesday : 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Friday: 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Gallery is closed on Mondays. Appointments can be [...]

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UCIRA Artist Tanya Merchant presents Eurasian Ensemble Concert, Saturday, June 7 at UCSC

Eurasian Ensemble Concert
Central Asian traditional music and dance
When: Saturday, June 7, 2014 – 3:00pm
Location: Music Center Recital Hall, UC Santa Cruz
Master dutarist and Honored Artist of Uzbekistan, Malika Ziyaeva, has travelled from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to join master frame drummer and Honored Artist of Uzbekistan, Abbos Kosimov, and the 12 members of UCSC’s Eurasian Ensemble for [...]

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UCIRA Artist Michael Dahan – Under the Table at Bretton Woods – Saturday May 10th – UC Irvine MFA Thesis Show

UCI MFA 2014, Part II
Dates: May 8 – May 16 2014
Saturday May 10th, 2014 from 2-5pm, with a soft opening on Thursday May 8th, 2014 from 6-9pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday | 12-6 PM
Location: University Art Gallery, UC Irvine
UCIRA Artist Micheal Dahan will present his final MFA Thesis Exhibition is on Saturday May 10 at [...]

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Opening Reception for SPRING/SUMMER 2014 EXHIBITIONS, Friday May 16 at UC Santa Barbara

Opening Reception: Friday, May 16, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara
Join us this Friday for the opening reception of our Spring/Summer 2014 Exhibitions!
Exhibitions:
Starting Here: A Selection of Distinguished Artists from UCSB
The Art, Design & Architecture Museum, in association with the Department of Art and the College of [...]

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Awaiting the welcome return of performance to art museums’ mission

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
April, 2014
Shortly after assuming the helm as the fourth director of the Museum of Contemporary Art last month, Philippe Vergne visited the Los Angeles Times to meet with editors and writers. Still in the beginning stage of absorbing MOCA’s history and formulating his mission, he didn’t have a great [...]

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Colloquium with artist Enríque Martinez-Celaya, May 15, 2014 @ 5:00PM

When: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Location: Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista, UC Santa Barbara
935 Embarcadero del Norte, Isla Vista, CA 93117
The UCSB Department of Art & College of Creative Studies have organized a series of talks by artists who have attended UCSB. This series acts as a precursor to the exhibition, Starting [...]

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Odalisque, a big little icon by Ingres, goes on view at LACMA

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
May 8, 2014
Icons loom large in the mind, but sometimes they’re tiny in person.
That’s the case with “Odalisque,” the teensy painting by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) acquired a few days ago by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Less than six-by-10 inches in size, it has just been installed [...]

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Shakespeare OC gets new lease on life with old hand John Walcutt

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
May 9, 2014
Among the untold thousands of actors who’ve tackled the title role of “Macbeth,” John Walcutt may have been the first whose director instructed him to think of himself as a legitimate heir to the throne.
But it wasn’t the throne of Scotland director Thomas F. Bradac was talking [...]

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San Diego Opera reaches $1-million crowd-funding goal

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
May 9, 2014
San Diego Opera said Friday that it has reached its crowd-funding goal of $1 million, 10 days ahead of the May 19 deadline. But the financially troubled opera company said it wasn’t ready to announce a new season yet.
The company launched its $1-million crowd-funding campaign last month, [...]

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Statement on the death of NEA Jazz Master Joe Wilder

originally posted by The National Endowment for the Arts
May 12, 2014
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of Joe Wilder, recipient of a 2008 NEA Jazz Masters fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in jazz.
A respected and sought after trumpet player, Joe Wilder played with a virtual Who’s [...]

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Artist Call – Dimensions: Juried Exhibition of Fine Craft

Juror Carol Sauvion will select fine craft to be exhibited from open call to California artists. Exhibition dates 9/5/2014-10/12/2014. All work must be original in any of the following: clay, fiber/paper, glass, metal/jewelry, wood and mixed media. Work must have been completed within the past 3 years and not exceed 8 feet in height or [...]

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Artist Call – Doing Your Dirty Work 3

For SF Bay Area artists
Doing Your Dirty Work 3: Deeper, Closer
Open to Artists in Bay Area Only
Doing Your Dirty Work 3: Deeper, Closer is a group exhibition at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, California that will focus on a small group of artist working in the Bay Area. We invite all [...]

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Artist Call – California State Parks Special Interest License Plate and art contest

CALIFORNIA STATE PARK SPECIAL INTEREST LICENSE PLATE ART CONTEST (MAY 1 2014 – JUNE 15, 2014)
Be a Part of California State Parks!
You are invited to participate in a design contest for art work which will be used for a California State Parks Special Interest License Plate. The winning design will be displayed on potentially [...]

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Artist Call – Uniforms

Clothing has always reflected our identity within society. Not only do they designate our ancestry, profession and social status, they carry with them an ideology and serve as a hallmark of validity. What uniforms hold meaning and symbolism in your life?
Calls are open to all local, domestic, national and international professional and amateur artists. All [...]

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Amy Sara Caroll Lecture, May 15 & 16, 2014 at UC San Diego

Amy Sara Carroll Lecture
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Structural and Materials Engineering Building (SME), Presentation Lab, 149, UC San Diego
Work/Life
Amy Sara Carroll Poetry Reading
Friday, May 16, 2014 – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Structural and Materials Engineering Building (SME), Presentation Lab, 149, UC San Diego
UNDOCUMENTATION
Amy Sara Carroll
In the 1980s, a group of artists [...]

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UCIRA Artist Isabel Theselius Thesis Exhibition Hej Angels! at UC Irvine, May 24th, 2014

Gallery Opening: Saturday May 24th, 2014 from 2-5pm, with a soft opening
on Thursday May 22nd from 6-9 pm.
Dates: May 22nd – May 30th, 2014
UCI MFA 2014
The Department of Art at the University of California, Irvine is pleased to present the thesis exhibitions by the 2014 Master of Fine Art candidates. This represents the culmination of [...]

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UC Berkeley Presents: 44th Annual Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition

Originally posted by:
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, UC Berkeley
Each year, BAM/PFA teams with the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice to exhibit the work of their graduates in the galleries. This year’s graduates are: Joey Enos, Jason Fritz, Jessica Hankey, Helena Keeffe, Elizabeth Keegan, and Vreni Michelini Castillo. Be among the first to [...]

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UCSB Presents EQUIVOCATION

EQUIVOCATION
by Bill Cain
directed by Irwin Appel
DATES
May 23, 24, 29-31 / 8 PM
May 31 / 2 PM
LOCATION
Hatlen Theater, UC Santa Barbara

PRICE
$17 General Admission
$13 Students, Seniors, UCSB Faculty/Staff/Alumni
*For a limited time, opening weekend tickets (May 23 – 24) are only $10 when you use promo code
TD14EQUIV2 at checkout!
BUY TICKETS
ABOUT
Prepare to be enchanted in this magnificent production, Bill [...]

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Alumnus Rimas Simaitis: Apollo TBD on exhibit at Samuel Freeman Gallery through May 10

Originally posted by:
The Department of Art, UC Santa Barbara
May 07, 2014
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
I am writing to let you all know that my installation Rock Garden is on display for one more week as part of the exhibit Apollo TBD at Samuel Freeman Gallery in Culver City. The installation features a new radio telescope, [...]

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Graduate student Sommer Sheffield in Santa Barbara Museum of Art exhibition

Originally posted by:
The Department of Art, UC Santa Barbara
May 05, 2014
Left Coast: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art
May 25 – September 14, 2014
Left Coast presents an overview of the Museum’s collecting habits in contemporary art over the past five years, focusing most heavily on artists living and working in Southern California. Featuring a variety of media, [...]

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Artist Call – Call for Holiday Sale Artisan Vendors

Applications are now being accepted for entry into the 25th Annual Holiday Sale in December 2014. This year we are inaugurating a new online format that will streamline the submission and review process. Applications will only be accepted online, so please make sure that your submission is received by the deadline, May 30th, 2014. More [...]

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UCSB presents THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, May 9-18, 2014

ACTING UP FRONT – THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
by Mary Zimmerman
directed by Jeff Mills
Dates:
May 9 & 13 – 17 / 8 PM
May 10, 17 & 18 / 2 PM
Location:
Performing Arts Theater, UC Santa Barbara
Tickets:
$17 General Admission
$13 Students, Seniors, UCSB Faculty/Staff/Alumni
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ABOUT
The power of storytelling is paramount in our latest ACTING UP FRONT production, Mary Zimmerman’s The Arabian [...]

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Robert Wilson, Matthew Barney, John Zorn in new CAP UCLA season

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
May 7, 2014
New and recent works by director Robert Wilson, artist Matthew Barney and avant-garde musician John Zorn are among the highlights of the new 2014-15 season of the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA.
The lineup, which was announced Wednesday, also includes a presentation of rarely seen [...]

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Art Career Day Conference 2014 at Santa Barbara City College

The 4th annual
ART CAREER DAY CONFERENCE
Date: April 26, 2014 11am-5pm
Location: Fe Bland Forum, Santa Barbara City College
It is a free conference with over 40 professional artists who will give talks, roundtable discussions and individual chats with teens thru young adults.
LIVE YOUR DREAM!
The 4th annual Art Career Day Conference (ACDC) is almost [...]

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Artist Call – B*tch Fest

Theme: “es mi lucha” (English translation: it’s my struggle)
If you’re awake and breathing, you know there’s a war waging against our (female) gender. Has been for 10,000 years or longer. From the atrocities of various (and perpetual) war zones, to the workplace, courtrooms, behind closed doors, and even congress, women aren’t treated with or given [...]

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Artist Call – We Are Spiritual Machines

In conjunction with Mike Saijo’s exhibit at Porch Gallery Ojai, this May/June, Soft Machine Project and Porch Gallery Ojai are holding a call for entry. Accepted artists will be featured in a show at the Porch Gallery, June 15 – June 29, 2014 and become part of the Soft Machine Project.
Details:
-Accepted Art: Artists are [...]

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Artist Call – Printing Show

For SF Bay Area artists
Printing the Bay Area
June 13-July 25, 2014
Juror: Tom Killion, NorCal Landscape Printmaker and Book Artist
SF Bay Area artists only (within 100 miles from San Rafael, California)
Original artwork only (reproductions, such as giclées, prohibited)
Submissions should express or allude to the theme as described below
Printmaking media only
Submit via CaFE.org only. AWD will not [...]

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Artist Call – Sunken Treasures Juried Art Show

For Northern CA artists
Tahoe Maritime Museum (TMM) is proud to partner with Placer Arts and NCArts to host the juried art exhibit, Sunken Treasures. The goal of the exhibit is to showcase works that explores the unseen world at the bottom of Lake Tahoe. The art exhibit will coincide with TMM’s history exhibit, Ghost Ships [...]

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Artist Call – Swedish Festival Fine Art Show

For Central Valley artists
Calling Artists, Photographers and 3-D Media Artists to participate in the Annual Fine Art Show at the Kingsburg Arts Center during the Swedish Festival. The Swedish Festival is one of the largest Swedish Festivals in the Country and attracts thousands of tourists to Kingsburg each year.
Show CATEGORIES: Oils, Acrylics, Watercolor, Pastel, Drawing, [...]

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Statement on the Death of NEA National Heritage Fellow Eppie Archuleta

originally posted by the National Endowment for the Arts
April 15, 2014
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of weaver Eppie Archuleta, recipient of a 1985 NEA National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.
Eppie Archuleta was born January 6, 1922, in Santa [...]

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L.A. moving to get $7.5 million in public art funds off starting block

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
April 16, 2014
Los Angeles officials are starting to get serious about freeing up $7.5 million or more in city government funds that are earmarked for visual art, performances or other cultural events, but have been wrapped tightly for years in legal red tape.
The unspent funds were rendered all but [...]

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MOCA director Philippe Vergne takes to Twitter

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
April 17, 2014
If you’re wondering how new Museum of Contemporary Art Director Philippe Vergne is taking to Los Angeles and his post at the museum, or what he has to say about the ambitious “Mike Kelley” exhibition that opened March 30, just ask him.
Vergne will be holding a live [...]

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San Diego Opera board president resigns at Thursday meeting

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
April 18, 2014
The president of San Diego Opera’s board of directors resigned Thursday and walked out of an afternoon board meeting, deepening the uncertainty surrounding the troubled company.
A number of other board members also resigned Thursday, though it remained unclear how many of the nearly 60 members [...]

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Geffen Playhouse season will include play about Patricia Highsmith

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
April 18, 2014
A new drama inspired by the life of author Patricia Highsmith and written by Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith will be among the offerings of the Geffen Playhouse’s 2014-15 season, which was announced on Friday.
The season will also include recent works by playwrights Tarell Alvin McCraney, Conor McPherson [...]

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San Diego Opera extends deadline for closing down after board exodus

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
April 18, 2014
San Diego Opera set a new deadline of May 19 to obtain new funding or close down after the resignation Thursday of 13 members of its board of directors, including President Karen Cohn.
The new deadline will give the reconstituted board time to raise money to keep the [...]

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The UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science & Management’s Sustainable Water Markets public talk: Nicholas Brozović, April 23, 2014

SUSTAINABLE WATER MARKETS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Presents
“Challenges and Opportunities for Emerging Groundwater Markets”
Nicholas Brozovic
Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
When: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:30-12:30 pm
Location: Bren Hall 1414, UC Santa Barbara
“Nick Brozovic is one of the leading economics researchers on groundwater and the surface/ecosystem interaction with groundwater resources. As surface water supplies [...]

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Alter: UCSB Graduate MFA Exhibition

The UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum presents:
Alter: 2014 Graduate MFA Exhibition
Dates: May 16-29, 2014
Opening Reception: May 16, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Art, Design & Architecture (AD&A) Museum, UC Santa Barbara

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Starting Here: A Selection of Distinguished Artists from UCSB Exhibition

Dates: May 16-August 10, 2014
Opening Reception: May 16; 5:30-7:30 pm and June 27; 5:30-7:30 pm
Location: Art, Design & Architecture (AD&A) Museum, UC Santa Barbara
The AD&A Museum celebrates the distinguished accomplishments in the visual arts by students at UCSB over the last fifty years, from the early 1960s to the present. Work by Richard Serra, Mark [...]

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Call For Submissions: Post-Screen – International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures

POST–SCREEN FESTIVAL
International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures
The Artistic Studies Research Center of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon University invites researchers and artists to submit, until May 31st, a proposal for a paper or artwork to the upcoming POST SCREEN: International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures to be held in [...]

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UCLA’s Visual and Performing Arts Education Program Offers New Course: Arts & Architecture 101 (4 units) – The Role of the Teaching Artist in Education

Announcing a new summer course offered by
UCLA’s Visual and Performing Arts Education Program (VAPAE)
The Role of the Teaching Artist in Education – Arts & Architecture 101 (4 units)
Dates:
Summer Session A: June 23 – August 1, 2014
Location: 2101 Broad Art Center, UCLA
Monday and Wednesday: 9am-noon
This UCLA course provides artist educators with the opportunity to deepen [...]

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UCLA Design Media Arts Lecture: Taryn Simon, April 24, 2014

UCLA DMA LECTURE
TARYN SIMON
………………………………………………………………

Date: THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
Reception: 5:30 – 6:00 pm
Lecture: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: UCLA, Design Media Arts
Experimental Digital Arts (EDA) / Broad Art Center
240 Charles E. Young Drive, Room 1250
Los Angeles, CA 90095
………………………………………………………………
Organized by Rebeca Méndez
Generous support from:
Art | Sci Center + Lab and
UCIRA: University of California Institute for
Research [...]

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Colloquium with UCIRA Artist Alejandro Casazi

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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.
Description:
The Autobody Bridge Program is designed to address the needs of [...]

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Artist Call – Soapbox, 2014 Juried Exhibition

For SF Bay Area artists
Berkeley Art Center is seeking submissions for Soapbox, the 2014 Juried Exhibition. We invite artists to submit work that represents, challenges or incites us to get up on our soapboxes and share our ideas, our passions, and our intentions to change the world. Submissions can also be work inspired by someone [...]

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Artist Call – Cycle Winters: Bike Art

For Northern CA artists
We are looking for art that celebrates the beauty, efficiency, and “green” transportation known as biking. RootStock’s Alley Gallery is holding an exhibition in conjunction with our “Cycle Winters” Downtown Winters Bike Installation which will feature theme decorated bikes by downtown businesses. We want to celebrate the vast bike culture that has [...]

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Call for Curators: Venice Arts’ 2014 Fresh Perspectives Visiting Curator Exhibition

For Southern CA artists
Call for Curators: Venice Arts’ 2014 Fresh Perspectives Visiting Curator Exhibition: Venice Arts is currently accepting proposals for its 2nd annual Fresh Perspectives Visiting Curator Exhibition, scheduled to take place in November–December 2014. The Venice Arts Gallery focuses on contemporary photography, video, new media, and film, with an emphasis on new work [...]

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Motion picture academy museum names Kerry Brougher as director

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
April 8, 2014
Kerry Brougher, a veteran art museum curator who has worked at L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art, has been named the director of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed on Tuesday.
Brougher is currently the chief [...]

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L.A. moving to get $7.5 million in public art funds off starting block

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
April 16, 2014
Los Angeles officials are starting to get serious about freeing up $7.5 million or more in city government funds that are earmarked for visual art, performances or other cultural events, but have been wrapped tightly for years in legal red tape.
The unspent funds were rendered all but [...]

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ANNOUNCING Our First Scholar in Residence at the David Bermant Foundation in Santa Ynez, CA

originally posted by UCLA Art|Sci Center + Lab
April 14, 2014
ANNOUNCING Our First Scholar in Residence at the David Bermant Foundation in Santa Ynez, CA.
CHRISTIANE PAUL, Ph.D., has written extensively on new media arts and lectured internationally on art and technology. An associate professor at the New School in New York, Dr. Paul’s most recent book, [...]

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THOSE THAT AT A DISTANCE RESEMBLE FLIES, Opening Reception April 17, 5pm at UC Los Angeles

THOSE THAT AT A DISTANCE RESEMBLE FLIES
Set 2, Geological Linguistics
Hermione Spriggs & Curtis Tamm
Opening Reception: April 17, 5pm
(lecture performance 5:30 start)
Free admission.
Where: Art|Sci Gallery, California Nanosystems Institute, UC Los Angeles
Please join Hermione Spriggs & collaborator Curtis Tamm for the opening of their show and an evening of cinematic trap-setting.
(supported by the Swedish Museum [...]

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UCSB Spring Spotlight Begins, April 16, 4:00pm

Spring Spotlight 1 Program
Occurring alternate Wednesdays throughout Spring Quarter, the Spring Spotlight aims to shine a light on students in music performance.
When: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014, 4:00pm
Where: Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Admission is Free
Today’s event includes three comparatively new items to sample:
1) “Vox Gabrieli” by the Croatian composer Stjepan Sulek, for trombone/piano (from [...]

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World Music Series Spring Continues with the UCSB Jazz Ensemble, Wed April 16

Part of the WORLD MUSIC SERIES (Spring 2014)
When: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014, 12pm
Where: The Music Department’s Outdoor Music Bowl, UC Santa Barbara
Admission is Free
Jon Nathan directs the 20-piece big band in a variety of music from the jazz ensemble repertoire, including works from the group’s recent concert featuring a celebration of Brazilian influenced Jazz.
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Santa Barbara & Ventura County Arts Leaders – Invest & Ignite on April 18th

When: Friday, April 18, 2014; 8:30am-3:00pm
[Note: CCI presentation begins at 10:25a.m. with an additional break-out session between 12:30-1:30pm]
Where: The Canary Hotel
31 West Carrillo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Register: www.sbartscommission.org/
Contact:
Email:
nextgenarts@cciarts.org
Toll Free:
877-482-0530
Web:
www.cciarts.org
Are you a nonprofit arts leader or a practicing professional artist? Are you interested in advancing your arts career through training [...]

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2nd Annual Gender Beyond Boundaries Conference Friday, April 18 at UC San Diego

Phd Student Sascha Crasnow and MFA Candidate Angela Washko featured in

2nd Annual Gender Beyond Boundaries

Graduate Conference for Gender Research
Date: Friday April 18, 2014, 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Location:
UC San Diego Social Sciences Bldg, Rms 101 & 107
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093
Registration will be held in or outside room 107 from 9:45-10 AM followed [...]

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Spheres of Glass Opening Reception Thurs, April 17 at UC San Diego

The UC San Diego Visual Arts Department and Discursive and Curatorial Productions (DCP) Initiative is pleased to present
Spheres of Glass
Re-imagining Aesthetics of Nature and the Social
a group exhibition curated by Katrin Pesch and Tim Ridlen
featuring:
Juan William Chávez, Detroit Tree of Heaven Woodshop, Judith Hopf, Leslie Thornton and Ron Vawter, and Erika Vogt
Opening Reception: Thursday, April [...]

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IDEAS Performance: Soldier Thurs, April 17, 5pm at UC San Diego

Date: April 17th, 2014, 5pm-7pm
Location: Calit2 Recombinant Media Lab, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego
Host: Shahrokh Yadegari, Director, IDEAS
Guest Speaker: Yvette Jackson, Ph.D. Student, Music-Integrative Studies, UCSD
and Ava Porter (pictured), MFA-VisArts student, UCSD
DESCRIPTION/ABSTRACT:
This immersive cinema performance by sound artist Yvette Jackson and visual artist Ava Porter is the third in a series of nine events staged [...]

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Interrogating Methodologies Conference: Exploring Boundaries in Art+Science

A multi-discliplinary symposium comparing methodologies from the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the arts to interrogate questions at the heart of research methods and practices.
Click here for conference details: http://interrogating-methodologies.org/

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Tyler Stallings’ “Aridtopia: Essays on Art & Culture from Deserts in the Southwest United States” featured at the LA Times Festival of Books, April 12 & 13, Booth 340

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the USC Campus, April 12 & 13, 2014, 10 AM-5 PM, free admission
http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/
Directions to USC Campus
http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/fob-info/
Location of “Aridtopia” Booth 340—Come by to meet the author and pick up an autographed copy!
Booth located in Founder’s Park on USC Campus near the “Poetry” section
Or order here:
BLUE WEST BOOKS
www.bluewestbooks.com
 
 
Book Announcement
Acclaimed Author [...]

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A symposium brings together multidisciplinary experts to explore the intersection of art and science and the collaborative research it inspires

By Julie Cohen
Tuesday, April 1
Santa Barbara, CA
Scholars have frequently suggested that art and science find their meeting point in method, and that idea could be the tagline for the Interrogating Methodologies symposium taking place at UC Santa Barbara on April 18 and 19. The symposium explores boundaries in art and science and seeks to initiate [...]

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Mark Morris Dance Group & Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale Acis and Galatea April 25-27, 2014 at UC Berkeley

Dates: April 25-27, 2014
Friday, April 25, 8 pm
Saturday, April 26, 8 pm
Sunday, April 27, 3 pm
Location: Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Tickets:
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Overview
Sets by Adrianne Lobel
Costumes by Isaac Mizrahi
Lighting by Michael Chybowski [...]

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UC Irvine presents As You Like It April 26-May 4, 2014

As You Like It
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jane Page
Performance Dates: April 26 – May 4, 2014
Location: New Swan Theater, UC Irvine
Performance Details:
Opens: Saturday, 26 April at 8:00 pm
Sunday, 27 April at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Tuesday, 29 April at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, 30 April at 7:30pm
Thursday, 1 May at 8:00 pm
Friday, 2 May at 8:00 pm
Saturday, [...]

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Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible Exhibition March 30-June 29, 2014 at LACMA

Dates: March 30, 2014–June 29, 2014
Location: Art of the Americas Building, Level 2, LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
For more information please click here.
Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible features the first large-scale sculptural installation by this pioneer of the Light and Space movement.
After taking up sculpture in the late 1960s, Pashgian became one of [...]

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Les Ballets Trockadero, Tues, April 8, 2014 in Santa Barbara

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 8:00 PM
Location: The Granada Theatre, Downtown Santa Barbara
Tickets:
$38 – $48 : General Public
$20 : UCSB Students (Current ID required / Limited availability)
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Principal Sponsors: Anne & Michael Towbes
Legendary All-Male Ballet Company
“One of the great comic creations of the American stage.” San Francisco Chronicle
The sight [...]

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UCIRA Artist Shannon Jackson Announces ARC-curated Special Issue on Valuing Labor in the Arts

originally posted by Art Practical
April 3, 2014
UCIRA Artist Shannon Jackson announced Part I of ARC’s curated special issue of Art Practical on “Valuing Labor in the Arts,” a primer to ready participants for an upcoming ARC practicum and symposium on issues of art and labor in a contemporary cultural economy.

Introduction
Shannon Jackson, Director of the Arts [...]

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Colloquium with artist Randy Sommer Thurs, April 10, 2014 at UC Santa Barbara

When: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 5-7 pm
Location: Embarcadero Hall located in Isla Vista, UC Santa Barbara
The UCSB Department of Art & College of Creative Studies have organized a series of talks by artists who have attended UCSB. This series acts as a precursor to the exhibition, Starting Here: A Selection of Distinguished Artists from [...]

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Artist Call – Display your art in Palm Springs, California

Elena Bulatova Fine Art is committed to presenting a diverse selection of contemporary fine art. The gallery offers a dedicated staff, regular hours, and professional service to both our clientele and the artists we represent.
Gallery Space Rental:
Rent walls – for short-term exhibition opportunities, ideal for emerging artists or new comers to Palm Springs who want [...]

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Artist Call – Traditions

Traditions reinforce our identity and the foundation of how we live our lives, whether we choose to embrace or reject them. They can aid in keeping us connected to our heritage, provide individual comfort, a sense of fraternity or conversely, become a stifling repetitive cycle. What traditions did you grow up with or have you [...]

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Artist Call – Newport Beach Art Exhibition

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission invites artists to participate in the 2014 Newport Beach Art Exhibition to be held on Saturday, June 14 at the Newport Beach Civic Center. The event marks a 50-year history of the Newport Beach juried art exhibition recognizing the talent and contributions of local artists.
Artists, 18 years of age [...]

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Artist Call: Arts Alive – West Coast Interactive Arts Experience

Annual showcase for non-profit arts organizations and their artists in the western United States.
The event will begin with a bash including live music, discussion groups, and displays from the art associations at the Blackboard Gallery highlighting their contributions to artists and the community as a pre-event on Saturday, June 28 in the evening.
Interaction is the [...]

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Artist Call – 6th Annual 50|50 Show

THE PROJECT:
Accepted artists will create 50 small works (6” x 6”) over the course of 50 days. Each artist chooses a theme for their 50 pieces, and uses from 1 to 3 medium(s) throughout the 50-piece series. Creation of works by participating artists will begin June 9 and end July 28, 2014. The exhibition [...]

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Artist Call – I am not a victim. I am a revolution

Pinay and Southeast Asian Women in the Arts
Submission Deadline: Thursday, May 1, 2014 11:59pm pst
Notification of acceptance: Thursday, May 8, 2014 11:59pm pst
Exhibition Premise:
I am not a victim. I am a revolution. inspires to create a space for Southeast Asian Women and Pinay artists to promote and showcase our creative work to start a [...]

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Jackson Pollock’s ‘Mural’ gives Getty a bump in attendance

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
April 1, 2014
The Getty Museum reported an uptick in attendance for March due in part to interest in its exhibition devoted to Jackson Pollock’s “Mural.”
March attendance at the Getty Center reached 127,466 visitors, an increase of 3% from the same month last year, museum officials said. Attendance in March [...]

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Paul Salamunovich, respected choral conductor, dies at 86

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
April 4, 2014
Paul Salamunovich, the widely respected choral conductor who led the Los Angeles Master Chorale for 10 years, died on Thursday. He was 86 and was suffering from multiple health complications due to West Nile virus.
Salamunovich served as music director of the Master Chorale from 1991 to 2001, [...]

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San Diego Opera receives $1-million gift from board member

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
April 5, 2014
Less than a week after it announced that it was postponing the deadline for its closure, San Diego Opera said it has received a $1-million gift from a board member that is intended to help the company regroup and develop a new business model.
Board member [...]

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Packard Foundation Awards $2 Million in Support of Natural History Fieldwork

originally posted by Philanthropy News Digest
April 4, 2014
The University of California, Santa Cruz has announced gifts totaling $2 million from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in support of natural history fieldwork.
The two $1 million gifts honor the legacy of Kenneth S. Norris, a UCSC professor of natural history who believed deeply in the value [...]

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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Receives Native American Collection

originally posted by Philanthropy News Digest
April 5, 2014
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco has received a gift of more than two hundred Native American artifacts from the Thomas W. Weisel Family Art Foundation, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
While neither FAMSF nor the foundation would assign a monetary value to the gift, which includes examples [...]

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ARTIST CALL: DIGITAL ARTISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS: INT’L JURIED EXHIBITION – WIDE OPEN DIGITAL 2

Deadline: May 15, 2014
DIGITAL ARTS: CALIFORNIA
Murrieta, CA
DIGITAL ARTS: CALIFORNIA invites digital artists and photographers to submit images to “WIDE OPEN DIGITAL 2″, an exhibit that will showcase dynamic artwork that falls anywhere in the digital spectrum. From digital painting, to photomanipulation, to digital 3D, to fractals, to vector art – any work whose creation [...]

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The UCSB Department of Music presents Montage: A Celebration of Genres, Friday, April 11th, 2014

The UCSB Department of Music comes together in a riot of performance styles and compositional combinations.
Montage: A Celebration of Genres
Date: Friday, April 11th, 7:30pm
Location: Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Tickets:
$10 General Admission/$5 Students
Artistic Director of Montage and Chair of the Department of Music Jill Felber claims Montage will be “a first-of-its-kind concert at UCSB, [...]

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The Bacchae Workshop at UC Berkeley April 3-5, 2014

The Bacchae
By Euripides
Directed by Maya Miesner
Dates: April 3-5, 2014
8pm Thursday & Friday, 2pm & 8pm on Saturday.
A post-performance discussion will follow the matinee on April 5.
Location: Zellerbach Room 7, UC Berkeley
$8 General admission
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“All the land shall dance now, dance again, when Bromius leads the dance…”
Dionysus meets drag culture in this new setting [...]

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Hammer Museum presents: Andra Ursuta March 7-May 25, 2014

Dates: March 7, 2014 – May 25, 2014
Location: Hammer Museum, UC Los Angeles
Andra Ursuta makes work fueled by her memories and fears. Her sculptures and installations are often wry, poignant, self-deprecating, melancholic, nostalgic and apocalyptic. She mixes media such as cement, plaster, marble, found objects and wood to develop new ways of viewing the world [...]

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2014 Wagner New Play Festival at UC San Diego

The writing, acting, direction and design are excellent across the board. This is a festival more San Diegans
should attend. It gives us a sense of what young people are thinking and obsessing about these days,
and it isn’t a pretty or positive picture, even though it’s sometimes dryly humorous.
(Pat Launer, San Diego News Network)
Dates: April 15-26, [...]

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Artist Call – Wet Paint

ELIGIBILITY
Open to all paint media including oil, acrylic and water media
EXHIBITION DATES
June 6th-27th, 2014
Opening Reception
First Friday, June 6th, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Awards
1st: $250 2nd: $125 3rd: $75, 3 Honorable Mentions
Juror
Hillary Gomes
Hand deliver accepted work
Friday & Saturday, May 30th and 31st, 2014, 10 AM – 4 PM. All work must [...]

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Artist Call – Valley Visions Juried Art Show

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY ART CLUB – VALLEY VISIONS
Open Call to artists, hand delivery only.
Thousand Oaks Community Gallery
2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320
Show dates June 3, 2014 to June 20, 2014
Gallery Hours, Mon.-Sat. 11-5pm
OPENING RECEPTION,
June 7, 2014 1-4pm
Work must be original, completed after Jan. 1, 2011 and not previously exhibited with our [...]

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Artist Call – Juried Fine Art Show

For Central Valley artists
Clovis Art Guild presents the Old West & Rodeo Fine Art Show in the Veteran’s Room at the Clovis Veteran’s Memorial Center, 808 4th St., Clovis, CA 93612.
Special Category Theme: The Rodeo, the Old west, and the Western Way of Life. You may enter your art in the theme category using any [...]

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Artist Call – Request for Proposals for Site Specific Installation

For SF Bay Area artists
Arts Benicia Artist in Residency (ABAiR) Program for Site-Specific Installation Artists
Request for Proposals
Overview: Arts Benicia will provide one or more artists with an opportunity to work out installation ideas in its 2,000 square foot space this summer. Typically, artists doing site-specific installation have only a brief time to install, and inadequate [...]

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Artist Call – ReThinkIt

For SF Bay Area artists
The ReThinkIt Exhibit and Opening Reception – This juried, group exhibition will provide an opportunity for San Francisco Bay area artists to showcase paintings and sculpture which inspires new ways of thinking about art and the environment. Whether it’s the use of reused or recycled materials or the visual representation of [...]

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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego picks architect for expansion

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
March 17, 2014
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has chosen the firm of architect Annabelle Selldorf to head a multimillion-dollar expansion that is expected to triple the size of the museum’s location in La Jolla.
Selldorf, based in New York, has worked for art-related clients including the Neue [...]

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Artists Baldessari, Kruger, Opie return to MOCA board

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
March 18, 2014
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles announced Tuesday that three of the four artists who resigned from the museum’s board in July 2012 over concerns about the direction of the institution will rejoin it.
John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger and Catherine Opie will resume their positions as [...]

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San Diego Opera to call it quits at end of 2014 season

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
March 19, 2014
It will be curtains for the venerated San Diego Opera.
In a surprising move, the company announced Wednesday that it will cease operations at the end of the current season, citing financial reasons including a tough fundraising environment and weak ticket sales.
The company said its board made the [...]

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Getty Museum curator Scott Schaefer takes new job with Sotheby’s

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
March 20, 2014
Scott Schaefer’s retirement turns out to have been more like a pit stop.
After 15 years at the J. Paul Getty Museum, whose collection he helped improve as senior paintings curator, Schaefer is taking his eye and art-historical acumen back to the Sotheby’s auction house, where he’d worked [...]

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The National Endowment for the Arts Announces New Research on Arts Employment

originally posted by The National Endowment for the Arts
March 28, 2014
Washington, DC – What are the latest employment figures for working artists—both full-time and their moonlighting counterparts? Keeping My Day Job: Identifying U.S. Workers Who Have Dual Careers As Artists is the third installment in the National Endowment for the Arts’ Arts Data Profiles, an [...]

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UCIRA Artist Michael Morgan featured in Theatre Topics’ article “The Odyssey Project: A Martial Arts Journey Toward Recovery and Liberation”

originally posted by Theatre Topics
March 2014
The Odyssey Project: A Martial Arts Journey Toward Recovery and Liberation
As written by Zachary Price
The Odyssey Project by UCIRA Artist Michael Morgan is an ensemble consisting of six University of California, Santa Barbara undergraduates and seven boys on probation (ages 13-18) from Los Prietos Boys Camp united on Center Stage [...]

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Artist Call – Artists in Residence Program at UC Irvine Accepting Applications

Deadline: 05-31-2014
The Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California, Irvine is now accepting applications to its Artists in Residence (AiR) Independent Study Program in Studio Art, which provides another avenue for college graduates of any major to pursue a career as an artist or curator.
The program has two distinct tracks:
- [...]

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ARTS COLLOQUIUM – Eric Beltz, Thurs, April 3, 5PM AT UC SANTA BARBARA

When: Thursday, April 3, 2014, 5-7 pm
Location: Embarcadero Hall located in Isla Vista, UC Santa Barbara
The UCSB Department of Art & College of Creative Studies have organized a series of talks by artists who have attended UCSB. This series acts as a precursor to the exhibition, Starting Here: A Selection of Distinguished Artists from [...]

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Artist Call – Bay Area Currents Call For Entry

For SF Bay Area artists
Selections by Dena Beard
Assistant Curator, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Exhibition Dates: July 8 – August 8, 2014
ABOUT BAY AREA CURRENTS
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 [...]

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Artist Call

Anzoh Art Gallery announces a series of juried exhibitions for emerging artists during 2014. The first project will be free of thematic and is open to all subject matter. It is scheduled for May 1st 2014 – May 17th 2014 at the Anzoh Art Gallery, 1125 S CENTRAL AVENUE, Glendale, California 91204 The opening Reception [...]

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Artist Call – Yerba Buena Night 2014

Yerba Buena Night is an annual arts and music festival in the heart of San Francisco’s most exciting district that highlights live music, video installations, art, and dance performances. We are currently looking for new and exciting talent to participate in this year’s event on October 11, 2014. Visit www.ybnight.org to download an application and [...]

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Artist Call – Ready or Not (Here We Come)

For Northern CA artists
This is a teen-run art show for emerging teen artists, focusing on the power of youth. The show aims to create an authentic depiction of this power through a series of unique artistic perspectives.
Using any media you can dream up, visually express your personal philosophy – a tangible articulation of the rules [...]

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Looking for a Painter!

For Southern CA artists
LOOKING FOR A VISUAL ARTIST
PROJECT: Feature Film. 5 paintings required, plus some sketches. Would also like to feature the artist’s original work in the film, which would be loaned for use during film shoot only (2-3 weeks).
MEDIUM: Open to various mediums like oils, acrylics, inks, watercolors, on canvas, wood, paper etc…
STYLE: Open [...]

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Artist Call – Urban Ocean Art Contest

For Southern CA artists
The Aquarium of the Pacific is accepting images via JPEG format to be juried for its upcoming Urban Ocean Festival event. All submitted art pieces should fall under the theme of “Our Urban Ocean,” which may include artwork about our ports, human uses of the ocean (i.e. SCUBA diving, water sports, beach [...]

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Santa Barbara Museum of Art makes room for Stuart and Aycock

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
March 6, 2014
SANTA BARBARA — Michelle Stuart and Alice Aycock are very different artists. Stuart is a kind of cartographer, mapping not just the land but our intimate experience of it. Aycock is more literary, transforming familiar themes like the intrusion of technology into nature and society’s spiritual discontents [...]

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UC Davis breaks ground for new art museum

originally posted by Daily Democrat
March 2, 2014
UC Davis celebrated the groundbreaking Saturday for the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art — a museum decades in the making that will be dedicated to art education for students of all ages, exhibiting the university’s impressive legacy of achievement in the arts, and creating participatory [...]

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UCSB Spring Dance Concert April 10-13, 2014

Dates: April 10th, 8 PM – Preview
April 11 – 12, 8 PM
April 13, 2 PM
Location: Hatlen Theater, UC Santa Barbara
Price:
$17 General Admission
$13 Students, Seniors, UCSB Faculty/Staff/Alumni
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The Department of Theater and Dance presents its annual spring dance concert, a diverse program featuring choreographic works created by advanced senior dance majors and faculty choreographers.
This year’s Spring [...]

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Artist Call -The Davis Art Salon Presents: Degenerate Art

The Davis Art Salon Presents:
Degenerate Art
Deadline: March 30th, 2014
THE UC DAVIS ART HISTORY CLUB WANTS YOU TO SUBMIT images of your works to the email below for our consideration. We have a limited number of spots in this show and will be offering them to artists who fit our theme best: Degenerate Art.
Degenerate [...]

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ART as TRANSlation Exhibition March 10-21, 2014 at the Nelson Gallery

Exhibition Dates: March 10-21, 2014

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 1-4pm
Location: Richard L. Nelson Gallery & The Fine Arts Collection
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Gallery Hours: 11am – 5pm everyday except Fridays
Co-curated by Nicole Budrovich and Rachel Du
Curatorial walkthrough and live readings begin at 1:30pm
Featuring artworks by Albrecht Dürer, Ernst Barlach, [...]

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“Earth Vibrations” – Earth Water Science Song Performance at UC Davis, March 11 and March 14

Dates: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 10-11am
Friday, March 14, 2014, 7-9pm
Location: Richard L. Nelson Gallery & The Fine Arts Collection
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
You are invited to “Earth Vibrations,” the student show for Earth Water Science Song. For the first time the class will perform in the Nelson Gallery. Earth Water Science [...]

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MFA Alumni ft. At Sixes and Sevens: An Exhibition of Thirteen Recent UC San Diego MFA Graduates

At Sixes and Sevens
An Exhibition of Thirteen Recent UC San Diego MFA Graduates
Date: March 15, 2014, 7-10PM
One Night Only!
Location: Pieter Performance Space, 420 W. Ave. 33, Ste. 10, Los Angeles, California 90031
Pieter is delighted to present At Sixes and Sevens, a one-night exhibition event curated by Louis M Schmidt, highlighting works by thirteen recent graduates [...]

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My Strangest Stranger Exhibition at UC San Diego, March 13-May 9

Dates: March 13 – May 9, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 13, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: University Art Gallery, Mandeville Center, UC San Diego
An exhibition by New York–based artist Mary Walling Blackburn, My Strangest Stranger engages the psychic and performative aspects of extraterrestrial encounters in areas adjacent to both natural and national borders. Over the [...]

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Human / Capital: Labour and horror in the work of Cindy Sherman

When: Thursday, March 13, 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Structural and Material’s Engineering (SME) Presentation Lab, 149, UC San Diego
The Discursive & Curatorial Productions Initiative is please to host a guest lecture and graduate student seminar with Thomas McDonough. He will address questions like “What would it mean to ask after the place of labor in [...]

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Kara Joslyn: STILL LIFE WITH PARALLAX

Kara Joslyn
Still Life with Parallax
ARTIST TALK WITH JOY AND DINESH PADIYAR
When: Wednesday, March 12, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Structural and Material’s Engineering (SME) Experimental Drawing Studio 202
9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093SME 202, UC San Diego
On the occasion of the UC San Diego Visual Arts Graduate 2014 Open Studios, the Experimental Drawing Studio [...]

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President Drops Support for NEA in 2015 Budget

originally posted by Americans for the Arts
March 4, 2014
Today, the Obama Administration released its FY 2015 budget request to Congress, which includes funding for the nation’s cultural agencies and programs, such as the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Office of Museum Services, and the Department of Education’s Arts In Education program.
As [...]

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Artist Call – SGV Comic Art Exhibit 2014

For Southern CA artists
The Arts & Recreation Center is calling for artist to submit artwork for an exhibit entitled SGV Comic Art Exhibit 2014. Submitted artwork should reflect the theme of “Comic Art.” Artwork must contain fan-art and/or original art that falls in line with the theme. All interpretations of this theme are welcomed and [...]

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Artist Call – Traveling Juried Pop Up Gallery – San Francisco

For SF Bay Area artists
HAVE YOU BEEN WANTING TO SHOW YOUR WORK IN THE LARGEST ART LOVIN’ CITIES THROUGHOUT THE U.S.?
Bianca Lauren Galleries is a traveling art initiative to promote and sell the work of new underground artists. Throughout 2014, Bianca Lauren Galleries has teamed up with Dinner D’Arte to offer a unique one-night only [...]

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Artist Call – Collage Meets Landscape

A show of mixed media works, where the theme will be Collage meets Landscapes. All pieces should fit the theme of both collage/mixed media and landscape and may not exceed the dimensions of 12” wide by 16” high. For specific details please see website.
Deadline: 04-30-2014
Glama-Rama Salon and Gallery
San Francisco, CA
Contact: Tofu
email: tofuart@hotmail.com
Website: http://tofuartsf.blogspot.com/2014/01/call-for-artists-collage-meets-landscape.html

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Artist Call – Photography: Writing with Light

ELIGIBILITY
Open to all photography. No film, video and/or installation.
EXHIBITION DATES
May 2nd-29th, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION
First Friday, May 2nd, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Thursday, April 10th, 2014,
AWARDS
1st: $250 2nd: $125 3rd: $75, 3 Honorable Mentions
HAND DELIVER ACCEPTED WORK
Friday & Saturday, April 25 – 26, 2014, 10 AM – 4 PM. All work must be hand-delivered to [...]

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Artist Call – 2014 Statewide Photography Competition/Exhibition

This photography competition is open to all California artists. Those selected will have their work on display at the Triton Museum of Art from May 10 through Aug. 10, 2014. The Best of Show winner will receive a solo exhibition at the Triton Museum in Winter 2016.
Deadline: 03-24-2014
Triton Museum of Art
Santa Clara, CA
Contact: Preston Metcalf
email: [...]

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USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program ends

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
March 4, 2014
The USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program, a pioneering series of fellowships for professional arts journalists, has come to an end. Director Sasha Anawalt, an associate professor and director of arts journalism programs at USC, confirmed the closure of the 12-year-old program.
The fellowships have ended because the Getty [...]

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New MOCA director Philippe Vergne to start March 10

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
February 25, 2014
The Museum of Contemporary Art’s new director, Philippe Vergne, has an official start date: March 10, MOCA has confirmed.
“I am very excited to welcome our new director Philippe Vergne to Los Angeles and to MOCA in his new leadership role which will begin officially on March [...]

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Frank Gehry and Alexander Calder, a captivating union at LACMA

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
February 28, 2014
Dressed in corduroy pants, slip-on black shoes and a windbreaker, Frank Gehry strolled through a tiny universe of thread and painted metal mobiles. Light, curves and shadows; all clutter stripped away. The shapes floated in silence and the architect, who knows something of graceful sketches and clean [...]

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Artist Call- Request for Qualifications for Prequalified Artist Pool (2014)

Request for Qualifications for Prequalified Artist Pool (2014)
Metro invites visual artists residing in the United States to submit qualifications for possible inclusion in a Prequalified Artist Pool (Pool). The Pool will be used to select artists for a range of upcoming opportunities throughout the expanding Los Angeles Metro system, including 14 new Metro Rail [...]

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Michael Zinganel Lecture at UC San Diego, March 7, 2014

The UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts and Center for Urban Ecology
present a lecture by
Michael Zinganel
architecture theorist, cultural historian, curator and artist
Holidays After the Fall:
History and Transformation of Seaside Paradise in Bulgaria and Croatia
When: Friday, March 7, 2014, 3:30pm
Location: Structural and Materials Engineering Bldg Presentation Space #149
UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, [...]

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VISCERAL: A JOINT EXHIBITION BY RACHEL KIM & CLARE NGUYEN at UC San Diego, March 4-7, 2014

Dates: March 4 – 7, 2014
Location: Mandeville Annex Gallery, UC San Diego
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 12:00 – 5:00pm
Undergraduate studio honors students Rachel Kim and Claire Nguyen present a joint exhibition of their work. Kim is a painter who’s pieces have figurative and abstract elements. “I would like to challenge myself to create fictional characters [...]

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UC Santa Cruz Art Professor Elizabeth Stephens will present her film, Goodbye Gauley Mountain, at the Sheffield Film Festival, June 7-12, 2014

UC Santa Cruz Professor of Art Elizabeth Stephens will present her recent film, Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story in the Sheffield Film Festival, June 7-12, 2014.
In addition, Elizabeth Stephens recently received a Rydell Fellowship from the Santa Cruz Community Foundation. Elizabeth Stephens was one of three Santa Cruz County Artists Awarded Rydell [...]

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UCLA Art|Sci Center Featured in SciArt in America

The UCLA Art|Sci Center is featured in the February issue of SciArt in America. Read our story, including interviews with artists Joyce Cutler-Shaw and Suzanne Anker who exhibited their work at our gallery, here.

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OPEN CALL: Exhibitions, Workshops, Seminars for Fall, 2014 at UC Los Angeles

OPEN CALL: Exhibitions, Workshops, Seminars for Fall, 2014
UC Los Angeles is beginning to plan for Exhibitions, Workshops, Seminars for Fall, 2014. Submit your ideas!
Are you interested in drones? We are seeking artists, scientists, and engineers who are working in this area for a symposium this coming year. Contact us at artscicenter@gmail.com if you have any [...]

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UC Los Angeles Will Host AURORA Art|Sci Exhibition & Benefit on March 16

AURORA (Love + Light for the Pearl of the Orient Seas)
Media Art Exhibit and Benefit
When: March 16, 2014, 6:00-11:00pm
Location: Topanga Community House
1440 N Topanga Canyon Blvd
Topanga, California 90290
Presented by Dawn Faelnar
UCLA Art Sci Center & the David Bermant Foundation
Typhoon Haiyan, known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was an exceptionally powerful tropical cyclone that devastated [...]

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Upcoming Lecture & EXHIBITION: LITA ALBUQUERQUE March 5&6 at UCLA

Dates: March 5-6, 2014
Location: UC Los Angeles
March 5th, LITA ALBUQUERQUE will be giving a lecture at the department of Design | Media Arts – the North side of our center – and the following day,
March 6th, she will be opening her exhibition LITA ALBUQUERQUE – Prime Meridian: Zero Degree from 5-7pm at the Art|Sci Gallery [...]

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James Gimzewski, UCLA Scientific Director, on the cover of Los Angeles Times

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
February 25, 2014
“TAKING A STEP TOWARDS MACHINES THAT CAN THINK”
Jim Gimzewski grabs a silicon wafer with a pair of tweezers and raises it to the light, thinking about Jackson Pollock, snowflakes and Tibetan mandalas.
No bigger than a quarter, the wafer looks like a small circuit board with a dozen [...]

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Hollingshead Photography Exhibition at the Nelson Gallery, Apr 7- May 4

Dates: April 7 – May 4, 2014
Opening: Thursday, April 10, 4-6pm
Location: Richard L. Nelson Gallery, UC Davis
Lifetime Cal Aggie Alumni Bill and Sharon Dianne Hollingshead, curators of the Paul W. Hollingshead photo archives, bring the original prints of Bill’s father’s masterful photography as art to the Nelson Gallery. Hollingshead, a 1923 graduate of the New [...]

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Exchange and Encounter at the Nelson, March 5, 6:30pm

When: March 5, 2014, 6:30pm
Location: Richard L. Nelson Gallery, UC Davis
You are invited to Exchange and Encounter, an experimental collaborative project between Graduate Students in Art Studio and Creative Writing. They will be presenting the results of their engagement on March 5th at 6:30pm.
The collaboration was organized in three phases. First, Secret Exchange: [...]

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Sinful Saints and Saintly Sinners Opening March 29 at the Fowler Museum

Opening: March 29, 2014
Exhibition Dates: March 30–July 20, 2014
Location: Fowler Museum, UC Los Angeles
Exhibition preview and live music by members of Samba Society. Libations provided by Day of the Dead wine and beer, and Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine tequila.
Come early for a talk by exhibition curator Patrick A. Polk at 5 pm.
RSVP to the [...]

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Colburn School partners with L.A. Dance Project to train youths

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
February 21, 2014
The Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles will be partnering with the L.A. Dance Project to create a new program designed to train young dancers between the ages of 14 and 19.
The newly announced Colburn Dance Academy, which is scheduled to launch this fall, will be a [...]

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Hammer Museum’s ‘Made in L.A. 2014′ draws on city’s artful bounty

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
February 19, 2014
Los Angeles is brimming with hidden treasures and at the Hammer Museum’s second biennial show, “Made in L.A. 2014,” some of the city’s best-kept art secrets will be revealed.
Consider the selections from the Los Angeles Museum of Art — not to be confused with Wilshire Boulevard’s Los [...]

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Artist Call – Collage Meets Landscape

A show of mixed media works, where the theme will be Collage meets Landscapes. All pieces should fit the theme of both collage/mixed media and landscape and may not exceed the dimensions of 12” wide by 16” high. For specific details please see website.
Deadline: 04-30-2014
Glama-Rama Salon and Gallery
San Francisco, CA
Contact: Tofu
email: tofuart@hotmail.com
Website: http://tofuartsf.blogspot.com/2014/01/call-for-artists-collage-meets-landscape.html

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Artist Call: ACS-DC Clay Festival & Gift Show

For Southern CA artists
American Ceramic Society-Design Chapter (ACS-DC) is hosting a Clay Festival and Gift Show at the Los Angeles Arboretum and Garden Ayres Hall on April 5th and 6th. Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come meet the artists, watch clay demonstrations and start your holiday [...]

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Artist Call: Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening
April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.
~ William Shakespeare
ELIGIBILITY
Open to all artists in the Pacific Region
EXHIBITION DATES
April 4th-24th, 2014
Opening Reception
First Friday, April 4th, 2014, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Awards
1st: $250 2nd: $125 3rd: $75, 3 Honorable Mentions
Jurors
Ed Lucey & Maralyn Miller
Hand deliver accepted work
Friday & Saturday, March 28 [...]

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Open call for Latino Artists in the Bay Area

For SF Bay Area artists
MACLA is now accepting Bay Area Latino artist proposals for its 2014 Community Supported Arts (CSA) Program.
MACLA’s CSA program supports Latino artists by helping them to create and distribute their artwork through new channels. Concurrently, this program gives first-time and experienced art collectors the opportunity to own locally made, limited-edition art.
Through [...]

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LA Unified arts budget: Most funds will go to ‘arts integration’ teachers

originally posted by KPCC
February 21, 2014
The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to increase spending on arts instruction by nearly $16 million over the next three years – but the majority of the new money will go to hire 101 “arts integration” teachers, trainers that will show classroom teachers how to integrate arts into academic [...]

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LECTURE by Design Historian Christopher Long, Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at UC Santa Barbara

Paul T. Frankl and the Modern American Design
A Lecture by Design Historian Christopher Long
When: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 6:00pm
Where: AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara
In conjunction with the release of his new book, Paul T. Frankl: Autobiography, Christopher Long will present a lecture on Frankl and his life. From the 1920s through the 1950s, Paul Frankl [...]

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UCIRA Artist Elizabeth Stephens presents Art and the Biosphere: Systems in Action at UC Santa Cruz, March 3 & March 5

Dates:
March 3rd, 2014 5-7pm
Visiting Artist Kathelin Gray
Lecture & Discussion
Location: DARC 306 (Light Lab), UC Santa Cruz
March 5th, 2014 5-7:30pm
Art and the Biosphere: Systems in Action
Discussion
Location: Porter Faculty Gallery (D222), UC Santa Cruz
This panel will explore many aspects of art as a means of engaging systems and ecological thinking across multiple forms. Together we will [...]

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EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING STUDIO PRESENTS Michael Trigilio: Rebel Cruisers, Used Futures, Drafting Galactic

Michael Trigilio
“Rebel Cruisers, Used Futures, Drafting Galactic”
When: Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
6PM Talk
7PM Screening of Star Wars (1977)
Where: Structural and Materials Engineering Bldg (SME) #202, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093
As part of the EDS “Drawn Into Film” Series, faculty member and multi-media artist, Michael Trigilio will give a talk exploring experimental drawing [...]

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Mameni/Mohebali/Solaimani: Performing Iran Conference at UC San Diego, February 22, 9am-8pm

Performing Iran Conference
as part of the conference
Elmira Mohebali & Sara Solaimani
Present a Performative Talk
Segregated Gaze:The Constructed Gender Divide in Taziyeh Audience

Sara Mameni
Presenting a Talk
The Problem-Solving Nuts (Ajeel Moshkel Gosha):
Loss, Incorporation and Transnational Feminism after the Iranian Revolution
When: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 9AM-8PM
Location: Wagner Theatre, Theatre and Dance Department,
UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr. La Jolla, [...]

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Holidays After the Fall Lecture by Michael Zinganel, March 7 at UC San Diego

Lecture by Michael Zinganel
Holidays After the Fall
History and Transformation of the Seaside Paradise in Bulgaria and Croatia
When: March 7, 2014, 3 p.m.
Location: Department of Visual Arts, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive MC 0104
La Jolla, California 92093-0104
Every summer season, the sun-drenched coasts of Bulgaria and Croatia turn into densely inhabited, intensively exploited tourism industry hotspots. This [...]

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The Grapes of Wrath Symposium at UC Davis explores social, cultural and historical issues, then and now

Contact: Janice Bisgaard 530.752.5863 or jbisgaard@ucdavis.edu
University of California, Davis
February 24, 2014
The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance will host The Grapes of Wrath Symposium on Friday, March 7, to explore John Steinbeck’s work directly as well as the larger social, cultural and historical issues it raises, while celebrating this [...]

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UCIRA Artist Alejandro Casazi presents Red Golden Sea Solo Exhibition at Minan Gallery, Los Angeles, March 8, 2014

What / Qué / O Quê: “Red Golden Sea” by Alejandro Casazi
Where / Donde / Onde: Minan Gallery, Los Angeles / 1051 South Fairfax
Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019
When / Cuando / Quando: Opening reception March 8, 2014
(Show Runs: March 8 – 29, 2014)
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/events/1463287947232771/

GALLERY: http://minangallery.com
http://www.casazi.com/red-golden-sea/
PARKING & DIRECTIONS
https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zll5321b0wUo.kO6CfPCrTQJg
ABSTRACT
Alejandro Casazi’s solo exhibition “Red Golden Sea,” at Minan [...]

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Artist Call – Bonny Doon Art & Wine Festival

The Bonny Doon Art & Wine Festival is a fundraising event hosted each year by the Bonny Doon Community School Foundation (BDCSF). This ticketed, 21-and-over event features gourmet catered food, wine and beer tastings, silent and live auctions, and an exhibition of fine arts, fine crafts, and artisanal foods. Guests nibble and sip in [...]

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Artist Call: Japanese-American Farmer Memorial

The City of Santa Ana, California, seeks to commission an outdoor work of public art to commemorate the important role the Japanese-American immigrant agricultural community has had on the growth and prosperity of its region.
ELIGIBILITY: This call is open to professional artists living in the state of California.
BUDGET: $80,000 for the design, fabrication, and transportation [...]

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Artist Call – Art and Music Festival 2014 at CSUSB

We are excited to announce the second annual, award-winning Arts and Music Festival (AMF) at Cal State San Bernardino on Friday, May 2, 2014, from 4-9 p.m.
Artist are invited to apply to this exhibit and sell their artwork and be a part of this popular community event. ALL MEDIUMS CONSIDERED.
Artists are invited to apply to [...]

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards $1.75 Million to San Francisco MOMA

originally posted by Philanthropy News Digest
February 15, 2014
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has announced a $1.75 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of a long-term initiative to involve living artists in its approach to conservation and collections research.
In response to the changing nature of contemporary art, the Artist Initiative [...]

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UC San Diego Department of Theatre & Dance presents: She Stoops to Conquer, Feb 19 – March 1

She Stoops to Conquer
Directed by Penny Metropulos
(QM Production)
Dates: February 19 – March 1, 2014
Location: Mandell Weiss Theatre, UC San Diego
DIRECTIONS
Tickets
General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association,
and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10
Buy tickets online
About the Play
Because her suitor Charles Marlow is a nervous wreck around upper-class women, Miss Kate Hardcastle pretends to be [...]

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UCSB Arts & Lectures presents: The Second City, Feb 19, 8pm

When: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 8:00pm
Location: Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Tickets:
$25 – $40 : General Public
$15 : UCSB Students (Current ID required / Limited availability)
BUY TICKETS
Principal Sponsor: Sara Miller McCune
Back by Popular Demand
Happily Ever Laughter
“Cleverly imagined and sharply executed… smart, versatile, and fiercely interactive.” Chicago Sun-Times
Drawing on The Second City’s 53-year tradition of comic [...]

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UCSB Arts & Lectures presents: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 8:00 pm
Location: Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara
Tickets:
$53 – $153 : General Public
$28 : UCSB Students (Current ID required / Limited availability)
Gold Circle ticket includes VIP seating and post-performance champagne reception with the orchestra.
BUY TICKETS
Principal Sponsors:
Audrey & Timothy Fisher
Luci & Rich Janssen
Ellen & Peter O. Johnson
Susan & Craig McCaw
Sara Miller McCune
Juliane [...]

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The Hammer Museum presents: TEA AND MORPHINE: WOMEN IN PARIS, 1880 TO 1914 Exhibition

Dates: January 25, 2014 – May 18, 2014
Location: Hammer Museum, UC Los Angeles
Whether as angelic creatures or exotic lures, women filled the imaginations of artists and constituted the great subject of fin-de-siècle art. Those who had leisure time were depicted relaxing with an afternoon cup of tea, as seen in a Mary Cassatt etching, whereas [...]

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Lieu urges big budget hike to $25 million for state arts grants

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
February 12, 2014
State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) said Wednesday that he would submit a bill that would commit at least $25 million a year from state tax coffers to California’s government arts grant making agency, the California Arts Council.
If adopted, the measure would end a streak of 11 consecutive [...]

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Kansas City’s Jane Chu is Obama’s pick to chair the NEA

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2014
Opting for arts-administration and fundraising credentials over star power, the White House announced Wednesday that President Obama will nominate Jane Chu, president and chief executive of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo., as the next chairman of the National Endowment for the [...]

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Old Globe’s Barry Edelstein is thinking big about the Bard

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2014
SAN DIEGO — A fascinating experiment is underway at San Diego’s flagship theater, the Old Globe. Now under the leadership of Barry Edelstein, the theater is seeking a return to the form of its Tony-winning heyday under Jack O’Brien.
Can the Globe’s outdoor Summer Shakespeare Festival be reshaped [...]

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UCIRA Artist Tomas Moreno Thesis Show: “DumbSun” Feb. 24th-28th 2014 at UCSD

Tomas Moreno MFA Thesis Show:
DumbSun
A kosmos of specters revolving around Walt Disney’s Dumbo and Sun Ra
When:
Artist Reception: February 27th, 6-9PM
Location: Visual Arts Facility Main Graduate Gallery #309, UC San Diego
Exhibition Dates: February 24-28, 2014
Location: Visual Arts Facility Main Graduate Gallery #309, UC San Diego
Film Screenings Dates: February 24-26, 2014
Location: Structural and Materials Engineering (SME) [...]

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University of Southern California Receives $1.9 Million From Mellon Foundation

originally posted by Philanthropy News Digest
February 10, 2014
The University of Southern California has announced a five-year, $1.9 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of graduate- and postdoctoral-level training in the digital humanities.
The grant will support two-year fellowships for four postdoctoral researchers and ten Ph.D. students, and provide funds for the digitization [...]

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San Diego State University Receives $20 Million for Scholarships

originally posted by Philanthropy News Digest
February 7, 2014
San Diego State University has announced a $20 million gift from real estate developer and philanthropist Conrad Prebys to create several endowed scholarships.
The gift — the largest ever to SDSU — will provide scholarships to at least one hundred and fifty students each year, including veterans who [...]

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Studio visit: Helen Pashgian’s ‘Light Invisible,’ bound for LACMA

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
February 10, 2014
Helen Pashgian — the 79-year-old Pasadena artist and pioneer of the California Light and Space movement of the ’60s and ’70s — is finally getting a solo exhibition at a major museum. In March, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will debut “Helen Pashgian: Light Invisible,” [...]

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Valley Performing Arts names Thor Steingraber executive director

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
February 9, 2014
The 3-year-old Valley Performing Arts Center at Cal State Northridge — a growing local hub for live music, dance, drama and other cultural events — has named Thor Steingraber as its new executive director.
Steingraber, 47, was vice president of programming for the Los Angeles Music Center, where [...]

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An appropriate time for appropriation art at Hammer

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
February 7, 2014
Just inside the entrance of Westwood’s Hammer Museum stands a human-sized gingerbread hut by artist Nayland Blake. Left unadorned, its friendly, sugary scent wafts throughout the lobby.
Across the room and up the museum’s sweeping staircase, a harder-edged artwork of towering black-and-white text by Barbara Kruger reaches to [...]

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Hammer Museum to offer free admission starting Sunday

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
February 7, 2014
The UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles is officially set to go free starting on Sunday.
Visitors will be able to enter the museum free of charge, though parking in the Hammer’s garage will still cost $3 for three hours with museum validation.
In the past, the Hammer has [...]

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Artist Call: Ocean Avenue and Beach Street Public Art Project

For Southern CA artists
The City of Laguna Beach Arts Commission is seeking applications from artists currently residing in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties for the installation of a sculpture, mural/wall treatment and seating elements. The location of the proposed public art installation is at a busy downtown intersection. The public art elements [...]

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Artist Call – CA Centered: Printmaking

CA Centered: Printmaking is now accepting entries into its 8th annual juried printmaking exhibit.
The purpose of this exhibit is to highlight the best in recent California printmaking. This juried exhibit is open to all printmakers currently residing in California. Work may be in any printmaking media.
Of the pieces chosen for exhibition, 2 best in show [...]

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Artist Call- Gallery looking for just the right artist

The Blue Door Gallery is located in Guerneville, California along the Russian River. The gallery only features four to five artists which gives each artist great exposure, depending on the size of your pieces we could handle 20 plus pieces, not that this gallery is crowded. It’s very spacious and open, we work at keeping [...]

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Artist Call: Art Competition for Design of San Diego Fringe Festival 2014

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!!
$1,000.00 Award
This is a fantastic opportunity to place focus on the THE ARTISTS to be the official artist for the San Diego Fringe Festival (one of the largest performing arts events on the West Coast)!!!
After a success run of the 2013 poster competition, we are again seeking a single design that will symbolize [...]

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Artist Call: STAR Education’s African American Arts Festival

For Los Angeles artists
Searching for Artists/Artisans to Participate in STAR Education’s 14th Annual African American Art Festival!
STAR Education, a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit education organization that was selected as a “Model Program” by the White House and the US Department of Education, is hosting its 14th Annual African American Art Festival on Saturday, February 22, 2014. [...]

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Creativity is Serious Business in the State of California

originally posted by Otis College of Art and Design
February 6, 2014
The results of the 2013 Otis Report on the Creative Economy were unveiled today at an event produced by Otis College of Art and Design, held at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA. Speakers included California State Senator Ted Lieu (Chair of the Joint [...]

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MUSEUMS 101 with Director Bruce Robertson WEDNESDAY 2/12 5:30pm @ AD&A Museum, UCSB

Museums 101: The Blight of Contemporary Art
When: Wednesday, February 12, 5:30pm
Location: AD&A Museum (adjacent to the UCEN), UC Santa Barbara
This ongoing, informative series of talks by professors and museum professionals surrounds the history and ever-changing role of museums. Bruce Robertson, Director of the AD&A Museum and Professor, History of Art and Architecture, UC Santa Barbara [...]

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Annual Symposium and Graduate Open Studios, March 8

AFTER THE FACT: Feminist Cultural Production and Temporal Dissonance
7th Annual UC San Diego Visual Art Ph.D. Symposium
When: March 8, 9:00 am-3:30 pm
Location: SME Presentation Lab, Room 149, UC San Diego
MFA & PhD Art Practice, Open Studios
March 8, 3:00-8:00 pm, UC San Diego, Visual Arts Facility & SME Building
Free and Open to the [...]

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EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS: UCSD Department of Visual Arts presents the 7th Annual PhD Symposium

EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS
Deadline: Monday, February 10, 2014
Recent scholarship in feminist theory and practice emphasizes notions of the temporal in relation to cultural production. Approached variously from a wide range of vantage points—from bio-politics to transnationalism to performance— feminist discourse increasingly challenges conventional or accepted ideas about the cultural rationality of time. This [...]

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The UC Santa Barbara Department of Music presents: This Week in Music, February 10-15

When: February 10-15, 2014
Where: Various locations, UC Santa Barbara
Featured events:
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
The World Music Series continues with the UCSB Jazz Quartet
The UCSB Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jon Nathan, presents a quartet of advanced jazz musicians playing music drawn from the modern jazz repertoire.
The WORLD MUSIC SERIES takes place every Wednesday at noon in [...]

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UCIRA Artist Gene Felice Presents: Justice in a More than Human World – Visiting Artists: Amy Youngs, Oron Catts & Professors Emeritus Helen & Newton Harrison at UCSC, Feb 26th – 28th

UCIRA Artist Gene Felice Presents: Justice in a More-Than-Human World
Also presented by the UCSC Science and Justice Working Group, UCIRA, Openlab & The Digital Arts & New Media program.
When: February 26th – 28th, 2014
Location:
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) Room 108
UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
What are the possibilities and challenges of collaboration in [...]

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UCSB Department of Theater & Dance Presents: Untitled IV by Ruth Markofsky

a LAUNCH PAD preview production
UNTITLED IV BY RUTH MARKOFSKY
by Alison Tatlock
directed by Risa Brainin
Dates: FEB 27 – MAR 8
Feb 27 – 28, Mar 1, 6 – 8 @ 8:00 pm
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm
Location:
Hatlen Theater, UC Santa Barbara
Tickets:
$17 General Admission
$13 Students, Seniors, UCSB Faculty/Staff/Alumni
Tickets for the first two preview production performances of Untitled IV [...]

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UCSB to Honor ‘City of Night’ Author

originally posted by The UCSB Current
January 29, 2014
Santa Barbara, CA – Novelist John Rechy is this year’s recipient of the UC Santa Barbara’s Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicano/Latino Literature. The award will be presented during a ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the University Center’s Corwin Pavilion at UCSB. The event [...]

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Resetting the Metabolic Clock

originally posted by The UCSB Current
January 28, 2014
We’ve all heard about circadian rhythm, the roughly 24-hour oscillations of biological processes that occur in many living organisms. Yet for all its influence in many aspects of our lives — from sleep to immunity and, particularly, metabolism — relatively little is understood about the mammalian circadian rhythm [...]

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California Arts Council Announces New Grant Opportunities

originally posted by Sierra Sun Times
February 3, 2014
SACRAMENTO – Applications are now being accepted for five grant programs supporting arts education, arts and juvenile justice programs, and arts initiatives aimed at improving communities across the state. Interested applicants are encouraged to review program guidelines and apply by the identified deadlines. Webinars reviewing detailed program guidelines [...]

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Request for Proposal – Work and Performance Space

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL KIDS’ COUNTRY CENTER FOR THE ARTS & SCIENCES
We are soliciting proposals from Bay Area performing arts groups to join us as a partner in the shared use of our space (a multi-use theater with a seating capacity of 250). Kids’ Country wishes to bring performers in four areas of the arts to [...]

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Artist Call – Muralist

Mural Theme: Farming/cultural history of the area
Arroyo Grande Public Art, in conjunction with NKT Commercial, is seeking proposals from qualified professional muralists to create an historical mural related to the agricultural history of Arroyo Grande on the east side of the building located at 303 Branch Street, Arroyo Grande, CA.
Contact T. Jarratt for RFP at [...]

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Artist Call: ZERO1 Fellowship

The ZERO1 Fellowship is a value-rich resource in the form of an interdisciplinary network and brain trust of artists and innovation experts from all over the world. The Fellow will have agreed upon use of the Garage, potential to be featured in events, and access to the ZERO1 Fellowship network of past and present Fellows. [...]

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UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Presents Artist Talks: LUCY RAVEN on Feb 10, and MFA’s on Feb 5

The UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice will be presenting two exciting artist talks in the next week!
The Department of Art Practice is pleased to present:
Artist’s Talk ~ 2014 First Year MFA Exhibition
When: Wednesday, February 5th, 2014, from 12 – 1 pm
Location: Worth Ryder Art Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley
The artists will be presenting [...]

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REGISTRATION begins for the NanoLab SUMMER INSTITUTE for high school students!

When: July 21 – August 1, 2014
Imagine the “Impossible”
Location:
Sci|Art NanoLab
California NanoSystems Institute
570 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90095
Creativity is the fundamental source of innovation in any endeavor. Unfortunately, current educational models generally focus on the development analytical skills at the expense of creative thought. Sponsored by UCLA’s Art|Sci Center, the Department of Design Media Arts [...]

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Upcoming EXHIBITION opening MARCH 6th: LITA ALBUQUERQUE at UCLA

LITA ALBUQUERQUE
Prime Meridian: Zero Degrees
When: March 6, 2014, 7:00 pm
Location: Art | Sci Gallery (5th floor of the CNSI), UC Los Angeles
Followed by LASER Presentations.
For more information please click here.

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OPEN CALL for Exhibitions, Workshops, LASER presentations and Scholar in Residence for Summer and Fall, 2014

OPEN CALL for Exhibitions, Workshops, LASER presentations and Scholar in Residence for Summer and Fall, 2014.
Deadline: Ongoing
EXHIBITION – CNSI ArtSci gallery
We are now soliciting applications and proposals for solo exhibitions. Work in progress that is experimental and collaborative in nature is given preference.
LASER – Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous are our monthly gatherings and [...]

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Upcoming exhibition opening – FEBRUARY 13th: TED MEYER at UCLA

TED MEYER
“SCARRED FOR LIFE SURVIVAL STORIES”
When: February 13, 2014, 5:00 pm
Location: CNSI ART|SCI GALLERY, ROOM 5419, UC Los Angeles
California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI)
570 Westwood Plaza
Building 114
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1456
Ted Meyer, artist-in-residence at Geffen School of Medicine will showcase his performance and interactive work of exposing scars to help people deal with emotional impact of pain [...]

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The UC Santa Barbara Department of Music presents: This Week in Music, February 3-9

Don’t miss these fantastic events for the week of February 3-9
When: February 3-9, 2014
Location: Various locations, UC Santa Barbara & Santa Barbara
Featured events:
Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
The Corwin Chair Music Series continues with Kiyomitsu Odai.
The Corwin Music Chair presents Kiyomitsu Odai in a lecture on his interdisciplinary approaches to composition.
When: Tuesday, February 4th, 2014, 6:00pm
Where: Studio [...]

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February at the Fowler

Public Programs in February
When: February 6-27, 2014
Location: Fowler Museum, UC Los Angeles
Culture Fix: Gemma Rodrigues on Zulu Personal Objects
Thursday, February 6, 2014 12 pm
Zulu-speakers, South Africa’s most populous ethnic group, have produced highly individualized arts of personal adornment for centuries. From sculpted staffs to intricate beadwork, these intimate objects accentuate bodily “zones of [...]

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Artful retirement ahead for Getty senior curator Scott Schaefer

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
January 25, 2014
“It’s not about more. It’s about better,” says Scott Schaefer, the J. Paul Getty Museum’s senior curator of paintings, a few days before his retirement.
“The Getty’s collections are meant to be small even though they are meant to be great. We have added 70 pictures; we have [...]

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MOCA announces 35th anniversary gala

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
January 27, 2014
It looks as if MOCA’s new director, Philippe Vergne, will be hosting a party this spring, and it’s a big one – the museum’s 35th anniversary gala.
MOCA announced on Monday that the event, sponsored by Louis Vuitton and priced at $2,500 to $10,000 for [...]

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Hewlett, Gerbode Foundations Award Six Commissions for Composers

originally posted by Philanthropy News Digest
January 26, 2014
The Wallace Alexander Gerbode and William and Flora Hewlett foundations have announced $300,000 in grants awarded in support of the creation and production of new work by California composers.
Six organizations in the Bay Area were awarded $50,000 each to commission and premiere new music compositions — with at [...]

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Anaheim’s Chance Theater opens new home, gets $250,000 gift

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
January 28, 2014
California arts companies can only dream of getting a $250,000 grant from the budgetarily challenged California Arts Council.
But the Chance Theater in Anaheim announced Monday it has received a $250,000 private gift from the arts council’s chairman, Orange County trial lawyer Wylie Aitken.
Aitken and Chance leaders made [...]

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Artist Call: 84th Annual Statewide Exhibit

84th Annual Statewide Landscape Exhibit (Juried)
The 84th Annual Statewide Exhibition, will revisit the original high standards for acceptance, which makes this annual landscape exhibition one of California’s premier art events.
Open to California residents, painting of California locations. Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel and Mixed Media will be accepted.
Juror: David A. Leffel
Curator: Ed Penniman
Exhibition: June 6 – [...]

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Artist Call: The Art in Food: Farm, Table, Community

For SF Bay Area artists
“The Art in Food: Farm, Table, Community” is a juried competition and exhibition in collaboration with the San Jose Museum of Art and over 50 partners across the Bay Area to organize an extensive community presentation of food, creativity and community from San Francisco to Watsonville. See the San Jose [...]

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UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance Presents: A Doll House

Directed by Kate Jopson
Dates: January 29 – February 8, 2014
Performances
Wed, Jan 29 7:00 pm PREVIEW
Fri, Jan 31 7:30 pm OPENING
Sat, Feb 1 2:00 pm MATINEE
Sat, Feb 1 7:30 pm
Thur, Feb 6 7:30 pm
Fri, Feb 7 7:30 pm
Sat, Feb 8 7:30 pm CLOSING
Location: Mandell Weiss Forum Theatre, UC San Diego
Tickets
General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association,
and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10
Buy tickets online.
About the Play
With the [...]

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The Hammer Museum presents: Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology

Dates: February 9, 2014 – May 18, 2014
Location: Hammer Museum, UC Los Angeles
The Hammer Museum presents Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology, the first large-scale exhibition to explore intersections between strategies of appropriation and institutional critique in the work of American artists. Locating shared impulses among those artists who borrow and recast existing [...]

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SYMPOSIUM: Organizing for Economic Democracy, Jan. 31, UC Santa Barbara

When: Friday, January 31, 1:00-5:30 pm
Location: Student Resource Building, UC Santa Barbara
Admission is free and open to the public.
Fifty years ago this month, President Lyndon B. Johnson used his State of the Union Address to ask Congress to join him in fighting an “unconditional war on poverty” through full employment growth, an all-out “assault” on [...]

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The UC Santa Barbara Department of Music presents: Día de la Candelaria, Music from Mexico

When: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 12:00pm
Location: The Music Department’s Outdoor Music Bowl, UC Santa Barbara
Admission is Free
The World Music Series continues with Día de la Candelaria, music from Mexico.
Candlemas in Mexico: Día de la Candelaria, or Candlemas, is celebrated throughout Mexico on February 2nd. It is mainly a religious and family celebration, but in some [...]

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The UC Santa Barbara Department of Music presents: Rock Docs Presents: Anvil! The True Story of Anvil

When: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 7:00pm
Location: Pollock Theater, UC Santa Barbara
$5 Students, $10 Community
Documenting the ups and (mostly) downs of the most famous unfamous band in heavy-metal history, Anvil! The Story of Anvil provides an alternately humorous and heartbreaking—but always human—perspective on the trials, tribulations, and minor triumphs involved in pursuing the great rock ’n’ [...]

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UCSB Department of Theater Presents: The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

by Meg Miroshnik
directed by Tom Whitaker
Dates:
Feb 14 – 16 & 18 – 21 / 8 PM
Feb 15, 16 & 22 / 2 PM
Location:
HSSB Performing Arts Theater, UC Santa Barbara
$17 General Admission
$13 Students, Seniors, UCSB Faculty/Staff/Alumni
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About
Once upon a time – in 2005 – a twenty-year-old girl named Annie returned to her native Russia to [...]

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Call for Papers: First Responders: Care in Literature, Art and Psychoanalysis

Thursday-Friday, May 8-9, 2014
Abstract deadline: Monday, March 3, 2014
Arriving on the scene of accidents and emergencies, first responders provide assistance to the wounded, initiating a continuum of care that was first systematized by the military medical profession in the Battle of Gettysburg. This conference seeks to explore literature, art and psychoanalysis as critical (in [...]

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UCIRA Co-Sponsored Event: Stephen Petronio Company Residency at UC Santa Cruz

Mater Class, Open Rehearsal and Artist Talk/Q & A
Date: Monday, March 3, 2014
Location: UC Santa Cruz
10:00-11:30 am A 104 Master Class (open to UCSC Theater Arts students)
12:00 noon Plaza Brown Bag lunch with dancers and dance students
1:00-4:00 pm Ex. Space Company Rehearsal
4:00-5:00 pm Ex. Space Invited open rehearsal, (open to all UCSC Theater Arts student [...]

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Museums in Southern California offering free admission on Jan. 25

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
January 8, 2014
Twenty venues around Southern California will offer free admission on Jan. 25 as part of the annual Museums Free-for-All program.
Participating museums include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Orange County Museum of Art.
The offer is valid for general museum [...]

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Oakland School for the Arts administrator appointed to Arts Council

originally posted by San Jose Mercury News
January 9, 2014
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Donn Harris of San Francisco, who is executive and artistic director at the Oakland School for the Arts, to the California Arts Council.
Harris has served in his current position at the public charter since 2007. Before that, he was principal [...]

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Arts funding at risk in Brown’s budget proposal

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
January 9, 2014
Advocates of boosting California’s meager state-funded grants to the arts received official word Thursday that they’ve got some heavy lifting to do, because Gov. Jerry Brown’s new budget proposal has no good news for the arts.
Brown’s budget plan calls for an overall 8.5% spending increase, including major [...]

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Annette Bening to become face of arts education for California

originally posted by KPCC
January 20, 2014
Actress Annette Bening has signed on as the new spokesperson for the California Arts Council’s “keep art in schools fund.”
The fund raises money for arts education through public donations on state tax returns – a move that was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown September 30. The [...]

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New MOCA director Philippe Vergne plans an artist-enabling museum

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
January 21, 2014
There are diverse references to art in the office of Philippe Vergne, the man who will be the next director of Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art: a framed photo of artist Walter de Maria’s “The Lightning Field,” a glossy picture of a work by Swiss artist [...]

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Artist Call – 5″x7″ Exhibition and Art Splurge

The MGMA is asking artists to donate 5″x7″ (or 7″x5″) works in any media…think paintings, drawings, tiles, sculpture, fabric, mixed media, etc.
This Fundraiser will offer original art at a flat rate of $150 ($100 for current HAC Members) so that all art is accessible to everyone. All proceeds support the MGMA and Youth Art Education [...]

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Artist Call – Southern California/Baja Norte Juried Award Exhibition

For Southern CA artists
This exhibition is open to all artists in the Southern California/Baja Norte Region.
Art must be original and never been exhibited in any SDAI juried show or exhibition.
Online submissions only.
Juror is Peter Frank, art critic for the Huffington Post and Associate Editor for Fabrik magazine. He is a former critic for Angeleno magazine [...]

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Artist Call – Art Bike Racks RFP

The Modesto Art Museum invites California artists, architects, engineers, designers, fabricators, and
others to design and produce functional art bicycle racks to be located in the Modesto Design District.
Three different racks will be selected. The project is in partnership with the City of Modesto and is
funded by a grant from ArtPlace America. At least one of [...]

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Artist Call – Art for Creative Development: Call to Galleries, Artists, Designers

Art Urbane sells fine art and creative designs to fund public art projects.
We are seeking fine artists and creative designers to join us in our efforts to beautify communities. Please visit, http://www.arturbane.com/pages/artists-and-designers for all further information.
Deadline: 02-28-2014
Art Urbane
Los Angeles, CA

Contact: Jessica Beavers
email: JessicaBeavers@ArtUrbane.com
Website: www.ArtUrbane.com

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Artist Call – RFP for Public Art

Villa Catalina South 1, LLC and the City of Redondo Beach Public Art Program seek a single completed and available for purchase public artwork to be located at the new Villa Catalina South 1, LLC Redondo residential/condominium site, located on the northeast corner of Catalina and Avenue A: 816 South Catalina Avenue, 201 #A, 201 [...]

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Artist Call – SPARC Juried Exhibition

Opportunity for Emerging Artists
South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC), in partnership with Leisa Collins Art Studio announces a series of small-juried exhibitions for emerging artists during 2014. The first project, will not be thematic and is open to all subject matter and is scheduled for March 8 – March 29, 2014 at the Leisa Collins Art [...]

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Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature Exhibition Opening Sat., January 26, SBMA

Dates: January 26 – April 20, 2014
Location:
Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA)
1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, California
Spanning the period from the late 1960s to the present day, this exhibition presents the work of an artist who radically combined site-specific earthworks with the medium of drawing. Michelle Stuart has become internationally known for a rich and [...]

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Ann Diener exhibit opens January 31 in newly renovated Atkinson Gallery

IN THE RENOVATED ATKINSON GALLERY (HUMANITIES BUILDING 202)
Entangled Grid: Ann Diener
Dates: January 31-February 28, 2014
Reception:
Friday, January 31, 5-7pm
Artist Lecture:
Wednesday, February 5, 4:30pm
CLOSED: 2/14-17
Location: Atkinson Gallery
Art Department, Santa Barbara City College
Humanities Building Room 202, East Campus
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
In our newly renovated space, the Atkinson Gallery will present Ann Diener’s [...]

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SUBTERRANEA exhibition at UC San Diego extended, closing reception now January 29

SUBTERRANEA
sam durant | haris epaminonda | christopher kardambikis
| gordon matta-clark | dominic paul miller
Please join us at the Visual Arts Gallery in UC San Diego’s Structural and Materials Engineering Building on Wednesday, January 29th from 6-9pm for the issue release and exhibition closing reception.
Dates: October 10, 2013 – January 29, 2014
Opening Reception: October 10, 2013 [...]

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Isamu Noguchi’s 1952 Proposal for the Hiroshima Cenotaph, Lecture by Okazaki Kenjiro Sponsored by UCIRA

Isamu Noguchi’s 1952 Proposal for the Hiroshima Cenotaph
Lecture by Okazaki Kenjiro
Date: Saturday February 1, 2014, 2:00-3:20pm
Location:Humanities Gateway, Room 1010, UC Irvine
Okazaki Kenjiro (b.1955) is a Tokyo-based artist well-known for his brilliant theoretical writings, his directorship of the Yotsuya Art Studium (an art university in Tokyo), as well as his art in a wide range [...]

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The Nelson Gallery in conjunction with The UCD Art History Club presents Vive Le Public, January 22, 7-9pm

The Nelson Gallery in conjunction with The UCD Art History Club presents
Vive Le Public, the first exhibition of The Davis Art Salon
Date: January 22, 2014, 7-9pm
Location: Nelson Gallery, UC Davis
The Davis Art Salon wants to promote community involvement in the arts by hosting an open-source shows of local artists. The community is encouraged to actively [...]

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Opening Reception, AD&A Museum, Friday, January 24th

Please join us next Friday, January 24th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the opening reception of our Winter 2014 Exhibitions!
Prior to the reception, Alice Aycock will host a special tour of Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating, Early Work. The walk-through will begin at 4:30 pm.
Dates & Location:
Tour with [...]

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Lecture: UC Berkeley Alumni Bruce Beasley, Fri., March 7

Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Time: Late afternoon, exact time TBA
Location:
Townsend Center, Geballe Room
220 Stephens Hall
Free and open to the public
Dean of the Arts and Humanities Anthony Cascardi and the Arts Research Center are honored to welcome artist, sculptor, and UC Berkeley alumni Bruce Beasley back to campus. Beasley, whose momentous career has spanned [...]

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Living Time: Art and Life After ‘Art-Into-Life’ at UC Berkeley, Feb. 20-21

Dates:
Thursday, February 20, 3-7 p.m.
Friday February 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location:
Museum Theater, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2621 Durant Avenue, access via the Sculpture Garden
Free and open to the public
A symposium featuring Knut Arntzen, Bojana Cvejic, Maria Gough, Suzanne Guerlac, Shannon Jackson,Ana Janevski, Andre Lepecki, Alva Noe, Larry Rinder, Karin Sanders, Dominic Willsdon, David [...]

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Wayne McGregor | Random Dance Performing in Santa Barbara, Tues. Jan. 28

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 8:00 PM
Location: Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara
(seating chart)
Tickets:
$38 – $48 : General Public
$20 : UCSB Students (Current ID required / Limited availability)
Includes facility fee
Supported in part by the Cohen Family Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
FAR
Wayne McGregor, Artistic Director
“McGregor’s finest invention… Like no dance I’ve ever imagined or [...]

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dance theater thesisWorks, Jan. 23-26 at UC San Diego

dance theatre thesisWORKS
Choreographed by Paul Laurey
Dates: January 23-26, 2014
Location: Wagner Dance Studio 3, UC San Diego
DIRECTIONS
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR FREE TICKETS
The Performance
MFA Dance Theatre candidate Paul Laurey presents a screening of his film, Reservations O.K., a human journey through various ways of being and moving in the natural world. Life is the predestination.
The [...]

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Santa Barbara Dance Theater: Time in Motion, Jan. 15-19

DATES: January 15 – 18 / 8 PM
January 19 / 2 PM
LOCATION: Hatlen Theater, UC Santa Barbara
PRICE
$17 General Admission
$13 Students, Seniors, UCSB Faculty/Staff/Alumni
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Santa Barbara Dance Theater in Concert, under the artistic direction of Christopher Pilafian, presents a premiere work for the new era of the company. Santa Barbara Dance Theater features accomplished dancers Tracy [...]

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California Community Foundation Awards More Than $3.5 Million in Grants

originally posted by Philanthropy News Digest
December 24, 2013
The Los Angeles-based California Community Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $3.5 million to organizations working to address the needs of the region’s most underserved and vulnerable residents.
Seventeen grants totaling more than $1.5 million were awarded in the areas of the arts, education, housing and economic development, [...]

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Applications available for state summer arts program

originally posted by The Times-Standard
December 20, 2013
The California State Summer School for the Arts and the CSSSA Foundation recently announced the availability of applications for the 2014 summer session, to be held July 12 to Aug. 8, 2014. Applications are due by Feb. 28.
The school is a four-week, intensive pre-college program for talented and motivated [...]

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Creative Economy Report on L.A. Region Expands Statewide with Lead Support from the California Arts Council

originally posted by Broadway World
December 18, 2013
Since its inception in 2007, Otis College of Art and Design’s Annual Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region (Otis Report) has been an invaluable tool to assess the tremendous impact and influence of the area’s creative sector on the economy.
This year, the California Arts Council [...]

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California arts get more than $4 million in NEA grant funding

originally posted by KPCC
December 11, 2013
California organizations landed a large slice of funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Wednesday – more than $4 million – with $392,000 of it going toward arts education.
The agency awarded grants to 167 programs and organizations for fiscal year 2014, supporting everything from commissioned plays to creative [...]

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Brian Dennehy to do benefit show for L.A. County Arts High School

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
December 26, 2013
Brian Dennehy will be extending his current L.A. run by one performance — not in Sebastian Barry’s “The Steward of Christendom” at the Mark Taper Forum, which closes Jan. 5, but in a Jan. 6 benefit for the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, in [...]

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The most fascinating arts stories of 2013

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
December 30, 2013
Culture Monster takes a look back at some of the most fascinating arts stories of 2013.
In Los Angeles, the troubles involving the Museum of Contemporary Art continued to dominate cultural headlines, as they have for the past few years.
But there was also a lot to [...]

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MOCA meets its goal and sets a new one

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
January 7, 2014
Leaders of L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art say a campaign launched less than 10 months ago to quintuple its endowment to $100 million has met its goal, prompting them to keep the campaign going with a new goal of $150 million.
They see the achievement as a turning [...]

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Artist Call – Call for Art for WEST Summit

The Call for Art for WEST (Water, Energy, Smart Technology) Summit 2014, organized by Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) and NASA, has been launched!
The WEST Summit presents actions to create long-term regional sustainability and resilience to climate change. To inspire these actions, SSV is hosting an art exposition with a theme of The Future of [...]

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Artist Call – Found Artist/ Collage

Looking for 2 artists!
Found Artist/ Collage
For Southern CA artists
We are looking for a found artist or collage artist or an artist who shows exceptional skill and creativity to show at our gallery in April, 2014.
Abstract Watercolor/Abstract Artist
For Southern CA artists
We are looking for an abstract watercolor artist or an artist who shows exceptional skill and [...]

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2014 Call for Artists: Minan Gallery/Los Angeles, CA

Minan Gallery is seeking emerging and mid-career artists to join their roster. The gallery is located in Los Angeles, California, just blocks from LACMA, Museum Row, Miracle Mile and Culver City. Selected artists will become official Minan Gallery artists, and will receive all the benefits of being a gallery artist. Benefits include, but are not [...]

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Artist Call – East Bay Open Studios + Directory of East Bay Arts

For Northern CA artists
East Bay Open Studios offers an opportunity for art fans of all ages to visit artists’ studios, glimpse the creative process, and purchase work directly from local artists. Since 1979, this event remains the largest art event in the region and draws an annual audience over 60,000. Held during the first two [...]

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Artist Call – Less Is More, Much More

“Less Is More, Much More”, an Exploration of subtlety, suggestion, nuance and innuendo is open to all artists, any medium, any size – as long as it fits through the door. Unleash your imagination!
Juror: Khaled Al-Awar
Khaled Al-Awar’s Primavera Gallery is home to some of the finest in Contemporary Art. Al-Awar seeks out artists across a [...]

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Artist Call – Solar-Inspired Art wanted!

GRID Alternatives is looking for artists to present work inspired by solar power and renewable energy at Interconnection, our Tenth Anniversary Celebration, in San Francisco on March 6, 2014. This is a great opportunity for artists of all mediums to have their work highlighted in front of a diverse group of visionary Solar Executives, [...]

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Artist Call – Oakland Stock Artist Grant

For SF Bay Area artists
The next Oakland Stock is coming!
Sunday, January 26th, 6pm
Artist Deadline- Sunday, January 19th, 11:59 pm (see guidelines below)
http://oaklandstock.tumblr.com
How to get tickets to/or door info- reserve tickets at oaklandstock@gmail.com, pay at the door, cash only
Cost- $10
Menu: Soup, of course! Salad & bread will accompany the meal.
Chef + Host: Lexa Walsh
Who’s Invited: Soup [...]

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UCIRA Artist Kojiro Umezaki presented Sandeep Das Visit and Screening of Live from Tanglewood at UCI, Dec. 5, 2013

Grammy-nominated Hindustani tabla virtuoso
Sandeep Das
and
screening of Live from Tanglewood
directed by Morgan Neville
featuring The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma
Date/Times/Events: Thursday, December 5, 2013
2:00pm-3:20pm – guest artist/instructor for Music 148/236 (Silk Road Music/NonWestern Improvisation)*
4:00pm5:00pm – masterclass on North Indian rhythmic cycles and the tabla*
5:30pm – screening of the documentary Live from Tanglewood featuring The Silk Road [...]

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UCIRA Artist Amy Sanchez and Andrew McNeely Present: The Measure of All Things

The Measure of All Things
Curated by UCIRA Artist Amy Sanchez and Andrew McNeely
Dates: January 09, 2014 to February 08, 2014
Reception: Thursday, January 9, 2014 – 6:00 – 9:00pm
Location:Art Gallery, UC Irvine
The body which we inhabit and which is for us the irreducible measure of all things is not in itself irreducible.
-David Harvey, Spaces of Hope
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UCIRA Artist Irene Lusztig and UC Santa Cruz IHR Complicated Labors Research Cluter, Porter College, and Sesnon Gallery present: COMPLICATED LABORS

COMPLICATED LABORS
feminism, maternity, and creative practice
Dates: WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 5 – MARCH 15, 2014, 10 AM – 7 PM
The Complicated Labor Research Cluster is an interdisciplinary collaboration that brings together artists, writers, and scholars around questions of feminism, maternity, and creative process. It seeks to center questions of care in our research and art whether they [...]

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And how are we feeling today? Opening Thurs, Jan 9. at UC San Diego

…And how are we feeling today? asks a doctor of a patient upon entering the room. While lying supine on an exam table (or perhaps a shrink’s couch?), the patient is compelled to vulnerable disclosure. Though somewhat patronizing, the address in first person plural nevertheless implies their collective stake and correlated emergence, as caretaker and [...]

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Call for Artists – The Davis Art Salon Presents: Vive Le Public

Davis Art Salon Presents: Vive Le Public
An all-encompassing look into the empowerment of the community.
Date: January 22nd, 2014
Location: Nelson Gallery, UC Davis
All submissions are due by January 10th.
The community will get to vote on the winner.
The winner gets a 2 week in-depth exhibition!
The Nelson Gallery in conjunction with the UC Davis art history [...]

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UCIRA Artist Katherine Saltzman-Li presents Master Artists from Japan: Living Traditions

Master Artists from Japan: Living Traditions
SHRINE REBUILDING
NOH THEATER
KYOTO CUISINE
Three great artists from Japan, each representing a cultural tradition and its living practices, present a week of performances, demonstrations, and exhibits. Join one event or all with these master artists and their masterful offerings.
To RSVP for one or all of the events, please visit the program [...]

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UC Berkeley Fall 2013 Choreography Showcase

When: December 12-13, 2013
Location: Zellerbach Hall Room 7, UC Berkeley
BUY TICKETS
$5 General admission per program
GET HERE/PARKING
Students in our Advanced Choreography course present their original work, guided by Professor Joe Goode. Take a night and come see the future of dance.
December 12:
Program A at 5pm
Program B at 8pm
December 13:
Program B at 5pm
Program A at 8pm
Program [...]

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Artist Call – How Art Can Help End Violence Against Women

A book of artworks and writings
Project organized by: The Lamp Project
Scheduled for Production in 2014
An open call for artworks in any medium
Eligibility & Details
This call is open to artists age 18 and over. Artists may submit up to 3 works for consideration. All work must be original and created within the last 3 years.
Jury & [...]

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Artist Call – Exhibition Proposal 2013/14

Now accepting exhibition proposals for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 for Visual Arts.
Merced College Art Gallery features a wide variety of art exhibits each year. At this time, six exhibits are being considered for the fall and spring semester 2014/2015. The art gallery schedules 3-4 solo exhibits each semester as well as a student exhibit [...]

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Artist Call – UC Irvine Anniversary Book Art

CALL TO ARTISTS – Request for Qualifications
$2,500 book cover commission, 50th Anniversary, University of California, Irvine
UC Irvine’s 50th Anniversary Committee is seeking qualifications from artists interested in creating a distinct and original work of art for the cover of its 50th anniversary publication – a 176-page glossy coffee table book that will track the campus’s [...]

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Animal Call For Entries

We all have our favorite type of animal whether they are majestic creatures we have only read about in books, wild beasts in nature or man’s best friend. For this call we want to see your best artwork of the animal kingdom.
All international artists, professional and amateur and all art mediums will be considered in [...]

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LA Unified board member Bennett Kayser talks arts education

originally posted by KPCC
December 4, 2013
In September, Los Angeles Unified School Board members voted 5-2 to order district officials to produce a budget for the new arts education plan published last summer. That budget was expected to be released Tuesday at a public committee hearing that’s now been rescheduled to Dec. 12.
Among those in [...]

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Nelson Mandela dies: His legacy to the arts

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
December 5, 2013
Many people know that Nelson Mandela’s life inspired novels, poems, plays and films, but few people know how powerful his effect on the theater was and how powerful the theater’s effect was on him.
The theater served as a mirror to Mandela, each side influencing and reflecting the [...]

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LACMA resurrects art and technology program, teams with Google

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
December 10, 2013
More than 45 years ago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art created an experimental program to bring artists and technology companies together in the hopes of inspiring innovative thinking in the visual arts. This week, the museum announced that it is resurrecting the program in the [...]

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UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts Launches ReVIEW

originally posted by UC San Diego Department of Visual Arts
December 9, 2013

ReVIEW is a landmark publication that highlights the exemplary research initiatives, events, and accomplishments of the past academic year at the Department of Visual Arts at UC San Diego. As Department Chiar, Jordan Crandall, notes, “faculty and students engage with a diverse range of [...]

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U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and National Endowment for the Arts Release Preliminary Report on Impact of Arts and Culture on U.S. Economy

originally posted by the National Endowment for the Arts
December 5, 2013
Arts and Cultural Production Account for 3.2 Percent — or $504 Billion — of Gross Domestic Product in 2011
Washington, DC – The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released prototype estimates today from the new Arts and [...]

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Motion Picture & Television Fund Receives $20 Million Gift

originally posted by Philanthropy News Digest
December 5, 2013
The Motion Picture & Television Fund in Woodland Hills, California, has announced a $20 million gift from the Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation.
The gift to the $350 million Motion Picture & Television Fund Campaign, which was announced in February 2012, will help establish an endowment that supports MPTF’s [...]

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Kelly Nipper: Black Forest Exhibition Opening December 21 at the Hammer Museum

Dates: December 21, 2013 – February 23, 2014
Location: Hammer Museum, UC Los Angeles
In Black Forest, the Los Angeles-based artist Kelly Nipper (b. 1971) has created an environment equally informed by mythology and reality, by history and the present, by movement and objects. The project is inspired in part by the Black Forest—a wooded mountain range [...]

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JG Exhibition Opening December 21 at the Hammer Museum

A FILM BY TACITA DEAN
Dates: December 21, 2013 – January 26, 2014
Location: Hammer Museum, UC Los Angeles
Berlin-based British artist Tacita Dean is esteemed for her drawings, photographs, prints, and sound works, as well as her artist’s books and texts. She is best known, however, for her films, which she began exhibiting in galleries in [...]

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Laurel Beckman’s video, “Nut” is an Official International Selection in Peru’s VideoBabel Festival, November-December 2013

originally posted by the UC Santa Barbara Department of Art
December 2, 2013
The VideoBabel Festival is a project with an international reach based in the city of Cusco, Peru, and focused on innovative expressive languages of video art and experimental audiovisual production.
NUT
HD video animation, 5 min. 24 sec.
Stage and screen space is established, collapsed, exploited and [...]

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Palo Alto expands public-art program

originally posted by Palo Alto Online
November 22, 213
Palo Alto’s vocal art critics will soon have plenty to cheer, jeer, laugh and complain about thanks to the City Council’s decision on Tuesday to greatly expand the city’s public-art program.
By an 8-0 vote, with Councilman Pat Burt absent, an enthusiastic council voted to create a public-art requirement [...]

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Cash-strapped California Arts Council pays it forward

originally posted by KPCC
November 26, 2013
The California Arts Council is funding new public school, youth, and community-building arts programs with an unexpected $2 million donated by State Assembly Speaker John Perez from a pot of state funds under his control.
After debate at its meeting last week, the council decided to spend the bulk of the [...]

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Artist Call – Santa Rosa seeks volunteers for arts posts

Deadline: December 16, 2013
Santa Rosa residents involved in the city’s arts community are being encouraged to apply for two open seats on the Arts in Public Places Committee.
The four-year terms of two of the at-large members of the committee — Judy Kennedy and Steve Rabinowitsh — are up at the end of the year. The [...]

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CalArts names new art studio building after John Baldessari

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
November 29, 2013
Artist John Baldessari has had a long association with the California Institute of the Arts, where he was a professor of art for nearly two decades. On Friday, the school announced that it is naming a new art studio building on campus in honor of the [...]

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MOCA’s ‘Room to Live’ exhibition frames the story of museum’s growth

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
November 27, 2013
It’s an unusually quiet fall morning outside Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art. A lone office worker scurries past in skirt and tennis shoes, heels peeking out of her purse; otherwise, the street is nearly deserted of cars and only sunlight splatters the sidewalk.
Inside, however, MOCA’s interconnecting [...]

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ARTS COLLOQUIUM – Jenni Sorkin & Lisa Jevbratt, THURS., DEC. 5, 5PM AT UC SANTA BARBARA

When: Thursday, December 5, 2013, 5-6:50 pm
Location: Harold Frank Hall #1104, UC Santa Barbara
The UCSB Department of Art & College of Creative Studies presents The COLLOQUIUM, beginning on Thursday, October 3rd. The COLLOQUIUM offers a wide range of voices exploring the topics of contemporary art, theory, and cultural production by emerging and established visiting artists, [...]

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Artist Call – THE PASTEL SOCIETY OF THE WEST COAST MEMBERSHIP SHOW

THE 2014 MEMBERSHIP SHOW WILL BE HELD AT THE BLUE LINE ARTS. OUR JUDGE IS: KIM LORDIER PSWC DISTINGUISHED PASTELLIST
Deadline: January 15, 2013
Kim is inspired by the turn of the century Impressionists and Tonalists. Kim paints in the plein air tradition. Fascinated with California’s unique atmospheric qualities, Kim strives to capture the beauty, depth [...]

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Artist Call – Emerging Artists of the Bay Area Exhibition

Entry Deadline: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Open to all San Francisco Bay Area resident artists 18 years and over. You are invited to submit 10 digital images of your original works completed in the past three years, not previously shown in a MarinMOCA Juried Exhibition. The goal of this competition is to choose five “emerging” artists [...]

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Artist Call – 2014 JURIED ANNUAL Reimagining Progress: Consumption, Consumerism, and Alternative Economies

APPLY TO THIS CALL
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Video – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
EXHIBITION DATES
May 15 – Sep. 5, 2014
ARTISTS RECEPTION
Thursday, May 22, 2014
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 13, 2014 at 10:59 PM Pacific Standard Time
ARTIST NOTIFICATION: Mid-February, 2014
THEME DESCRIPTION
Consumption—of food, natural resources, and energy—is fundamental to human life, [...]

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Artist Call – Fall 2014-Spring 2016 season at College of the Sequoias Art Gallery

The COS Art Gallery is now accepting applications for the Fall 2014 – Spring 2016 season!
Open to International, National, and Regional Artists! Free to Apply!!
Accepting applications in all media with exception to video and performance.
Submissions must include hard copies of:
-Resume or CV with brief bio
-Artist Statement
-20 Images, JPEG/PDF on a CDR08;R, DVD (min. 300dpi, min. [...]

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Call for Applications: UC SANTA CRUZ Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program

Call for applications!! UCSC’s Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program
MFA program application deadline: January 7, 2014
The Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) MFA Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz is initiating new collaborative research projects in the context of the program’s ongoing research. Collaborating with faculty and contributing to digital media arts [...]

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Fowler Museum presents Culture Fix: Tharron Bloomfield on Māori Cloaks, Dec. 11, 12pm

When: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 12 pm
Location: Fowler Museum, UC Los Angeles
FREE PROGRAM.
The stunning textiles featured in Māori Cloaks, Māori Voices have never been shown publicly since they entered the Fowler collection in 1965. For this exhibition, the Museum invited Maori artists and scholars, including Tharron Bloomfield, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Conservation Resident in the [...]

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Twin Day at the Fowler!

When: Sunday, December 8, 2013, 2–4 pm
Location: Fowler Museum, UC Los Angeles
FREE PROGRAM.
Do you have a twin? Do you wish you did? Bring your twin, sibling, or dress as a twin with a friend. Listen to a selection of music about siblings and friends, create your own life-size twin, and make a drawing machine that [...]

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Anticipate, Dec. 6 & 7 at UC Santa Barbara

You are invited!
UC Santa Barbara Fall Dance Concert
ANTICIPATE
Dates: December 6 & 7, 2013
Dec 6 / 8 PM
Dec 7 / 2 PM
Dec 7 / 8 PM
Location: Hatlen Theater, UC Santa Barbara
Tickets:
$17 General Admission
$13 Students, Seniors, UCSB Faculty/Staff/Alumni
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Exciting new works by faculty member Christina McCarthy and guest choreographer Colin Connor.
BFA student choreographers include:
Samantha Aiello
Hillary Bassoff
Charles Schnitzer
Jessica [...]

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GALAXY GARDEN WORKSHOP, Dec. 7 at UC San Diego

The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination presents:
Visiting Scholar Jon Lomberg
GALAXY GARDEN WORKSHOP
When: Saturday, 7 December 2013, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: UC San Diego’s Price Center East ballroom
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093
Come join us for an out-of-this-world experience!
Hear the story of the Galaxy Garden, and learn how you can import this [...]

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WALTER SUTIN: RUIN, Opening Reception Dec. 6 & 7

Ruin
a series of works on paper by Walter Sutin
Dates: December 1 – December 14
Opening Reception: December 6, 5 – 9 pm
and Saturday December 7, 6-10 pm
Location: Disclosed Unlocation Gallery (Not at UCSD)
1925 30th Street, San Diego
“These drawings were made in reaction to a trip to the near east that the artist took in 2010. He [...]

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Emily Sevier: Arroya Mud, Opening Reception Dec. 5 at UC San Diego

Dates: December 1 – December 14
Opening Reception: December 5, 5 – 9 pm
Location: Visual Arts Facility Graduate Studio, #452, UC San Diego
The network of canyons that fan throughout the urban grid of San Diego, act as palimpsests for the mundane histories that have shaped the City. Sevier’s interest in mud, or more specifically San Diego’s [...]

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Curator’s Choice Lecture with Miriam Wattles: Gossip Afloat on Sunday, December 8, 2013

Gossip Afloat: Itchō and Asazuma Boat in 18th- and 19th-Century Japan
When: Sunday, December 8, 2:00pm
Location: Mary Craig Auditorium, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Tickets:
Free for SBMA Members/$10 Non-Members/$6 Senior Non-Members
(includes Museum Admission)
Register at the Museum Visitor Services desks, or CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online.
Pre-registration [...]

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UC Davis Department of Theatre & Dance: Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening
November 21 – December 7
Main Theatre, Wright Hall
Spring Awakening, the Tony Award-winning rock musical, is directed by Granada Artist-in-Residence Stafford Arima
in Main Theatre where it opens this Thursday, November 21.
This soulful and bold exploration of the journey from adolescence to adulthood follows a group of
teenage friends as they cope with the agonies and ecstasies [...]

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MOCA counsel is museum’s interim director

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
November 20, 2013
The board of the Museum of Contemporary Art on Wednesday appointed Maria Seferian, counsel to the museum since 2008, as interim director. In addition, the co-chairs of the board of trustees, TV writer and producer Maria Arena Bell and lawyer-producer David Johnson, will step down at the [...]

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Spielberg and Katzenberg give $10 million each to L.A. film museum

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
November 20, 2013
Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg are giving $10 million each to the funding campaign to build an Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and will have their names on galleries branching off its ground floor lobby.
They fall in behind David Geffen ($25 million) and the Chinese business conglomerate [...]

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Pasadena Playhouse to host forum on diversity in theater

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
November 22, 2013
Theater leaders in Southern California will convene for a second panel on racial diversity that will serve as a sequel of sorts to last year’s discussion hosted by East West Players in downtown Los Angeles.
The upcoming panel will be held Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the [...]

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Recovered Nazi-looted artwork to be donated to LACMA

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
November 26, 2013
In a remarkable turn of events, a Nazi-looted Baroque masterpiece that turned up on the art market five years ago was returned Friday to its owner, who plans to donate it to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
The life-size figure of St. Catherine of Alexandria, painted [...]

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California using $2-million arts grant windfall for new programs

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
November 26, 2013
The California Arts Council, the agency behind state government’s arts grants, is putting down most of its chips from a one-time, $2-million funding windfall on several new bets involving arts education and community improvement through the arts.
Arts council leaders are hoping that quick payoffs in the form [...]

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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Receives $20 Million for Museum

originally posted by Philanthropy News Digest
November 20, 2013
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced gifts of $10 million each from filmmakers Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg in support of the planned Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
In recognition of the gifts, the two main galleries on the building’s lobby floor will be [...]

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Really Fall: Are You Here? Performances at UCSD Dec. 5-7, 2013

Really Fall: Are You Here?
Co-Directed by Eric Geiger and Alison Dietterle Smith
Dates: December 5 – 7, 2013, 7:30PM
Location: Wagner Dance Studio 3, UC San Diego
DIRECTIONS
Tickets:
General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association, and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10
Buy Tickets Online
To buy tickets by phone or my mail, click here.
The Performance
What if we don’t [...]

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Artist Call- Seeking Artists to Design United States Coins and Medals

Deadline: January 10, 2014
Work Samples to be uploaded by: January 28, 2014
Applicants Notified if Selected to Submit a Paid Drawing Exercise: by February 28, 2014
Individuals are required to submit their applications electronically through Grants.gov, the federal government’s online application system. The Grants.gov system will accept applications through 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on January 10, [...]

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United States Mint and National Endowment for the Arts to Present Webinar on Artistic Infusion Program, Dec. 11, 2013

When: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET
The United States Mint and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will present a webinar on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET to assist interested artists in applying to the Artistic Infusion Program (AIP). The webinar will be hosted and archived on the NEA [...]

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National Endowment for the Arts Announces Three New Members of the National Council on the Arts

originally posted by The National Endowment for the Arts
November 21, 2013
Washington, DC — Three new members have been confirmed by the Senate and appointed by the President to the National Council on the Arts, the advisory body of the National Endowment for the Arts. These individuals will bring their varied experience — ranging from contemporary [...]

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[Art|Sci] Joyce Cutler-Shaw exhibition + LASER: December 5th at UCLA

The UCLA Art | Sci center is closing the year with a wonderful show by artist Joyce Cutler-Shaw followed by Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER).
Exhibition Opening: Thursday December 5, 5-7pm
Location: Art|Sci Gallery, CNSI 5419, UC Los Angeles
LASER presentations
7-9pm
LASER presentations by Dr. Robert Bilder, media artist Dustin O’Hara, Ping Ho, Founding Executive Director, Arts and [...]

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Rick Steves: Lessons from a Lifetime of Travel, Coming to Santa Barbara Mon., Dec. 9

When: Monday, December 9, 8:00 PM
Location: Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara
Tickets:
$21 – $43 : General Public
$16 : UCSB Students (Current ID required / Limited availability)
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Principal Sponsor: The Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, a field of interest fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation.
Lessons from a Lifetime of Travel
“Travel is intensified living, with maximum [...]

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Jeff Tweedy Performing in Santa Barbara Fri., Dec. 13

When: Friday, December 13, 8:00 PM
Location: Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara
Tickets:
$33 – $48 : General Public
$20 : UCSB Students (Current ID required / Limited availability)
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KCRW 106.9 Santa Barbara Presents
Jeff Tweedy
with Special Guest Scott McCaughey
“One of the most daring songwriters of his generation.” – Salon.com
As the relentlessly creative frontman of acclaimed indie rock band Wilco [...]

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Arts Colloquium – Vegan Holiday, Thurs., Nov. 28, 5PM at UCSB

When: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 5-6:50 pm
Location: Harold Frank Hall #1104, UC Santa Barbara
The UCSB Department of Art & College of Creative Studies presents The COLLOQUIUM, beginning on Thursday, October 3rd. The COLLOQUIUM offers a wide range of voices exploring the topics of contemporary art, theory, and cultural production by emerging and established visiting artists, [...]

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Artist Call – Children’s Hospital Central California

For Central Valley artists
The Art Review Committee of Children’s Hospital Central California in Madera, California is seeking applications from a variety of artists who work in various media to be considered for future commission or purchase of artwork, to be installed starting in 2014 and 2015 at Children’s Hospital Central California properties in Madera, California. [...]

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Artist Call – TOAA 2014 Open Juried Show

For Southern CA artists
Over $2,400 in prize money. Three cash awards per category, plus a Best of Show cash prize of $300.
6 CATEGORIES:
-Oil / Acrylic
-Watercolor
-Pastel / Graphics
-Mixed Media
-Photography / Digital Art
-3D & Sculpture
Entry fee: First piece $35, with each additional piece $10 for a maximum of 3 pieces for $55.
All work must be original, completed [...]

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Artist Call – The Cypress Village Art Walk 2014

The Cypress Village Art Walk is an event that will take place on a single evening in July 2014. Artists will show their work in an underground tunnel and the surrounding above ground sidewalks in the Cypress Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. The event, curated by Sarah Barnard, calls for artists of any medium to [...]

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Artist Call – The Gallery at Building 212 Winter Group Show, 2014

For Northern CA artists
Call for Artists
The Gallery at Building 212 would like to announce our Call for Artists for the 2014 season.
We are looking for local Sacramento artists to participate in our first Winter Group Show in opening on January 9, 2014.
Building 212 is a modern event space and gallery located in Sacramento. The gallery [...]

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Cultural and Public Arts Master Plan Community Input Workshops

Dates:
Friday, November 22, 2013
8:30am-3:00pm
Faulkner Library
40 W. Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Monday, December 9, 2013
8:30am-3:00pm
Faulkner Library
40 W. Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
The goal of these two workshops is to gather community input and guidance in drafting a plan for implementation of a Cultural and Public Arts Master Plan for the City of Santa Barbara for the [...]

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Guitarist David Starobin & Friends Wed., Nov. 20, 8pm

When: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 8:00 pm
Location: Schoenberg Hall, UC Los Angeles
Tickets:
Admission: $14, $11 UCLA faculty, staff and students (with ID)
Multiple Grammy winner guitarist and producer David Starobin caps his UCLA mini-residency with a tour de force program of World Premieres by UCLA composers Paul Chihara and Ian Krouse, and Arnold Schoenberg’s “Serenade.” Also [...]

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New Play Festival 2013 at UCLA Nov. 14 – Dec. 7

Dates: November 14 – December 7
Nov. 14-16, 21-23, Dec. 5-7, 2013, 8 p.m.; Nov. 16, 23, Dec. 7, 2 p.m. 

Location: 1340 Macgowan Hall, UC Los Angeles
Tickets:
No ticket needed, limited seats available on Rush basis only.
For RUSH EVENTS, seats are complimentary. Please arrive at the theater at least 30 minutes prior to show time. [...]

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Lainie’s Cabaret at UCLA, Nov. 20-23

Dates: November 20-23, 2013
November 20-21, 2013, 8 p.m.; November 22-23, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. 

Location: Freud Playhouse, UC Los Angeles
Tickets: $22
Buy tickets here.
Devised and Directed by Lainie Kazan
Film, television and Broadway star Lainie Kazan brings songs from the Great American Songbook to the UCLA stage. Featuring undergraduate actors from the Department of Theater.
For more [...]

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Artist Call – California Coastal Art & Poetry Contest

The California Coastal Commission invites California students in kindergarten through 12th grade to submit artwork or poetry with a California coastal or marine theme to the annual Coastal Art & Poetry Contest. Up to ten winners will be selected to win $100 gift certificates to an art supply or book store, and each winner’s sponsoring [...]

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Artist Call – Kites Over Vista

The City of Vista welcomes submissions from artists for the sixth exhibition of Kites Over Vista to be on view for one year beginning in summer of 2014. The Kites program is a public art program featuring temporary sculptures placed mainly in the downtown area of Vista. There is a $2000 artist fee paid for [...]

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ART on BART: Call for Submissions

For SF Bay Area artists
Attention all Bay Area artists!
To celebrate the launch of WanderArt’s app and public art database, we’re replacing all the ads in 20 BART cars with art, creating a moving gallery that’ll reach upwards of 700,000 people – and we want to feature your work!
We’ve already secured the ad space for the [...]

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Artist Call – Lead Artist, Community Story Lab

For Southern CA artists
Venice Arts requests qualifications from photographers, filmmakers, and/or multimedia artists for a unique, 18-month participatory-art project, the Community Story Lab. This project will engage low-income adults in collaborative storytelling using photography, video, and/or audio, and will result in a final film, image series, and/or multimedia piece. Funded by a grant from the [...]

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Artist Call – Holiday Art Show & Bazaar

Call for Artists & Artisans!
Submit your artwork, ornaments, and handmade crafts for our first annual Holiday Art Show & Bazaar!
The theme is “Create Your Season”. So almost anything goes! We want to see your representation of the holiday season. ~Open Media, ~$15/hanging fee per piece (no entry fee for ornaments/gifts)
Submit artwork by December 3rd and [...]

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Bill Condon wants ‘Side Show’ to tug at emotions

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
November 16, 2013
SAN DIEGO — Strands of Christmas lights bathed the La Jolla Playhouse stage in a warm golden glow as singing, dancing sister act Violet and Daisy Hilton prepared to leave behind the companionship of friends. The Lizard Man and the Tattooed Lady, the Dog-Faced Boy and the [...]

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Herb Alpert gives $300,000 to L.A. City College music department

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
November 15, 2013
Herb Alpert is giving $300,000 to the music department of Los Angeles City College.
The announcement on Friday says the money from Alpert, a star trumpet player, former record business mogul and persistent arts philanthropist, will go toward a variety of uses. They include new computer equipment, musical [...]

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USC absorbs Pasadena’s Pacific Asia Museum in friendly takeover

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
November 19, 2013
USC is taking over the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, bringing more than 15,000 works of Asian art dating from ancient times to today under the university’s control, along with the nearly 90-year-old replica of a Chinese palace that houses the museum.
USC and museum officials described the [...]

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Fran Siegel: Artist Talk and Gallery Tour, Wed., Nov. 20, 2013 @ 5:30pm in the AD&A MUSEUM

Please join us tomorrow for:
Fran Siegel: Artist Talk and Gallery Tour
When: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 5:30pm
Location: AD&A MUSEUM, UC Santa Barbara
Fran Siegel will discuss her commissioned project, Translocation and Overlay.
As Artist-in-Residence, Fran Siegel has developed an innovative drawing project that examines the landscape, history and current state of the Santa Barbara region. Through 50 unique [...]

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Colloquium: The Art of Tea, November 22 at 3pm in the Nelson Gallery

The Art of Tea Events & Exhibition
November 21‐December 15, 2013
Exhibition: Wingchi Ip & the Art of Tea at the Nelson Gallery
This exhibition features the calligraphy and materials relating to tea produced by internationally recognized artist and Tea Master, Wingchi Ip of Hong Kong.
November 21, 2013
Tea Tasting & Demonstration with Tea Master Wingchi Ip
3:10‐6:00 pm in [...]

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Claudia La Rocco In Conversation with Shannon Jackson, Nov. 21 at UC Berkeley

When: Thursday, November 21, 4-5:30 pm
Location: BCNM Commons , 340 Moffitt Library, UC Berkeley
For the last three years, ARC has explored a variety of time-based art practices from different disciplinary and regional perspectives. We have considered time-based practice in relation to the formal legacies of visual, performance, and cinematic forms. We have examined the areas [...]

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ARTS COLLOQUIUM – RUSSEL CROTTY, THURS., NOV. 21, 5PM AT UC SANTA BARBARA

When: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 5-6:50 pm
Location: Harold Frank Hall #1104, UC Santa Barbara
The UCSB Department of Art & College of Creative Studies presents The COLLOQUIUM, beginning on Thursday, October 3rd. The COLLOQUIUM offers a wide range of voices exploring the topics of contemporary art, theory, and cultural production by emerging and established visiting artists, [...]

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PROFESSOR LARRY BOGAD AT YERBA BUENA: INS-TED TALKS NOV. 23

When: November 23, 2013
Location: Yerba Buena Arts Center, San Francisco
Professor Larry Bogad will be performing in InsTED Talks at Yerba Buena Arts Center in San Francisco on 11/23.
YBCA invites you to participate in a free one-day interactive festival in conjunction with the Dissident Futures visual arts exhibit in our Downstairs Gallery. The festival will [...]

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UCSB MIDDLE EAST ENSEMBLE NOV. 23, 8PM

When: November 23, 2013 – 8:00pm
Location: Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Tickets:
Admission is $15/general,$7/students, with tickets at www.music.ucsb.edu
The UCSB Middle East Ensemble, directed by Scott Marcus, presents “An Evening of Middle Eastern Music and Dance.” With this concert, the Middle East Ensemble begins a year long celebration of its 25th anniversary. The [...]

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UCSB CREATE presents “SOUND STORM” with Guest Artist RICHARD DEVINE at UCSB Nov. 20

When: November 20, 2013 – 8:00pm
Location: Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UC Santa Barbra
Tickets:
Admission: $15/General, $7/Students – in advance at: www.music.ucsb.edu
The CREATE (Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology) concert features the famous electronic musician Richard Devine in a rare West Coast appearance, performing live onstage on his modular synthesizer. The concert will also feature a [...]

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UCSB CHAMBER CHOIR & WOMEN’S CHORUS NOV. 22, 8PM

When: November 22, 2013 – 8:00pm
Location: St. Anthony’s Seminary Chapel, 2300 Garden Street, Santa Barbara
Tickets:
Admission is $15/general, $7/students, with tickets in advance at www.music.ucsb.edu.
The virtuosic UCSB Chamber Choir, led by Michel Marc Gervais, Conductor, performs a second program of transcriptions for 8-16 voices of works by Bach, Schubert, Schumann, Wolf, and Grieg. The Women’s Chorus, [...]

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Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr. to speak about “The Amazing Bud Powell: His Tests and Triumphs” Nov. 20 at UCSB

When: November 20, 2013, 3:30-5pm
followed by a reception in the Lounge
Location: Multi-Cultural Center Theater, UC Santa Barbara
This presentation will include readings from Ramsey’s new book on Bud Powell followed by a discussion of jazz, afro-modernism and mental health, topics linked to the life and career of Bud Powell.
Guthrie P. Ramsey is the Edmund J. and [...]

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UCSB WIND ENSEMBLE NOV. 21, 8PM

When: November 21, 2013 – 8:00pm
Location: Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Tickets:
Admission is $15/general, $7/students, with tickets in advance at www.music.ucsb.edu.
The UCSB WIND ENSEMBLE with Paul Bambach, Director, and Adriane Hill, Graduate Assistant presents its first concert of the 2013-14 season. Under the title “Wind Masters” the University Wind Ensemble will perform [...]

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UC Davis PROFESSOR BOGAD AT THEATRE OF YUGEN EVENT ON NOV. 14

35 and Counting
When: November 14, 6:00 pm
Location: Mariposa Studio, 2808 Mariposa St., San Francisco
Reservations online or via phone: 415-621-0507
Come eat, drink and talk about why making art counts at Theatre of Yugen on November 14 at 6 p.m. in San Francisco.
Professor Larry Bogad will be speaking on, and moderating, a panel [...]

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Artist Call – Traveling Juried Pop Up Show

Bianca Lauren Galleries is the first traveling pop up gallery exhibiting and selling the work of new and underground artists in the largest art heavy cities in the country including NYC, LA, SF & Toronto.
Throughout 2014, we are hosting a series of one-night shows for 1500+ viewers and potential buyers in “secret” pop up locations [...]

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Artist Call – Exploring Engagement Artist-In-Residence Series

For San Diego artists
Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) launches a series of interactive and public artist-in-residency programs carried out in non-traditional off-site locations throughout San Diego, California with an emphasis in North County. This project will encourage risk-taking residencies by regional contemporary artists and/or artist collaboratives with high levels of public engagement and public art [...]

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Call for Public Artists

The City of Dublin invites artists and artist teams to submit qualifications for several upcoming public art opportunities to create permanently installed artwork at the Emerald Glen Park Recreation and Aquatics Complex.
Artwork opportunities include a Design Purchase for $10,000 and exterior artwork opportunities with a budget of $167,000.
For a detailed “Call for Artist,” including project [...]

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Susan Marshall & Company at UCLA plus a Frank Zappa live stream

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
November 7, 2013
Susan Marshall’s dances are interesting because they can be sexy and violent and funny. And because you never quite know why something is happening.
In the tradition of a good post-Modernist, she hesitates to make distinctions between high and low. In the tradition of a good Minimalist, she [...]

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“Soul Stirring: African American Self-taught Artists from the South” at CAAM

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
November 8, 2013
The exhibition “Soul Stirring: African American Self
-Taught Artists From the South” arrives at a troubling moment.
From North Carolina to Texas, the resurgence of a new era of race-related social and political restrictions is being decried as a new Jim Crow. It coincides with a controversial recent Supreme [...]

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Chris Burden to create large-scale installation for Rose Art Museum

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
November 12, 2013
Chris Burden, the artist whose “Urban Light” outdoor installation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has become a symbol of the city and who is the subject of a retrospective at the New Museum in New York, will be creating a large-scale work for the [...]

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NEA Theater/Musical Theater Director Ralph Remington Departs to Join Actors Equity Association

originally posted by the National Endowment for the Arts
November 8, 2013
Washington–The National Endowment for the Arts announces that Theater/Musical Theater Director Ralph Remington will be departing the NEA to join Actors Equity Association as that organization’s western regional director/assistant executive director beginning January 2014. Remington joined the NEA on March 15, 2010, and has been [...]

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Faux Show and Emma’s Birds at Worth Ryder Art Gallery, Nov.13 – Nov. 23, 2013

The Worth Ryder Art Gallery is pleased to invite you to a double class exhibition:
EMMA’S BIRDS
“Art and Mediation” Class Exhibition

&
FAUX SHOW
“Meaning & Material” Class Exhibition
When: November 13th – November 23rd, 2013
Location: Worth Ryder Art Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Open Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 12 – 5 pm
Free and open to the [...]

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This Month (November 2013) @ UC San Diego Visual Arts

THIS MONTH November 2013

On Campus
Timing is Everything
Running until December 6
University Art Gallery, Mandeville Center
This exhibition explores the ways that built space situates us in time through phases of a conversation between moving images, photographs, and text. Over the course of eight weeks, video installations are rotated into the gallery. On November 15 Uriel Orlow’s Remnants [...]

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A Public Sidebar- TIMING IS EVERYTHING – FRI, NOV 15 at UC San Diego

TIMING IS EVERYTHING
October 3 – December 6, 2013
University Art Gallery, UC San Diego
Uriel Orlow
Remnants of the Future / Plans for the Past, 2010-12
When: November 15 – December 6
Location: University Art Gallery, UC San Diego
Friday, November 15 / 10:30am
Please join us for breakfast and the premiere of Uriel Orlow’s Remnants of the Future / Plans [...]

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Arts Colloquium – Alice Wang, Thurs., Nov. 14, 5pm at UC Santa Barbara

When: Thursday, November 14, 2013 5:00 – 6:50 pm
Where: Harold Frank Hall #1104, UC Santa Barbara
The UCSB Department of Art & College of Creative Studies presents The COLLOQUIUM, beginning on Thursday, October 3rd. The COLLOQUIUM offers a wide range of voices exploring the topics of contemporary art, theory, and cultural production by emerging and established [...]

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Free Film Screening: Seven Chances, Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

When: Sunday, November 17, 2 – 5 pm
Where:Mary Craig Auditorium, Santa Barbara Museum of Art
FREE Admission
To guarantee a seat, reserve tickets at the Museum Visitor services desks or online at tickets.sbma.net.
Buster Keaton’s 1925 silent film is a personal favorite of photographer John Divola. How do a race against the clock to a possible inheritance, a [...]

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Atelier: The Earth is the Bottom of the Sky, Fri., Nov. 15 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

When: Friday, November 15, 2013, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Where: Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Tickets: $25 SBMA Members/$40 Non-Members
Includes hors d’oeuvres, wine, and signature cocktails.
Purchase tickets at the Museum Visitor Services desks, or online at tickets.sbma.net.
Inspired by the work featured in “John Divola: As Far As I Could Get” and “Totally 80s: Gifts to the Permanent Collection”, [...]

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John Divola: As Far As I Could Get- On View Now at Three Southern California Museums

John Divola: As Far As I Could Get
Collaborative Exhibition Represents Photographer’s First Career-Spanning Presentation
Plan your trip now to see John Divola: As Far As I Could Get—a collaborative exhibition project led by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and shown simultaneously at SBMA, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Pomona College Museum [...]

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Granada Artist’s ‘Spring Awakening’ Rocks UC Davis with Bold, Soulful Song and Dance

University of California, Davis
November 5, 2013
Presented by the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance, “Spring Awakening,” the rock musical and winner of eight Tony Awards, is directed by celebrated Granada Artist-in-Residence Stafford Arima with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik. This provocative exploration of the journey from adolescence [...]

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A Conversation + Film Screening: The Life + Work of Gordon Matta-Clark

Thursday, November 7, 2pm
Reception 3:30pm ( followed by a 5pm film screening at Pollock Theatre Carsey Wolf Center, UCSB)
McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB
A public conversation about the Matta-Clark archives and his artistic genetics and processes will take place with Jessamyn Fiore and Nicholas Olsberg, independent curator and advisor to the Matta-Clark Estate. In her [...]

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Walk among Worlds, an installation by Máximo González at The Fowler Museum

When: Extended! Now on view through November 10, 2013
Location: Fowler Museum, UC Los Angeles
Walk among Worlds is a dramatic outdoor installation by Máximo González. Thousands of inflatable beach-ball globes appear to float up the walls of the Fowler’s Davis Courtyard and billow out the top. In this playful, immersive installation, the artist explores the [...]

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HAMMER CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION

HIRSCH PERLMAN: LAYMAN’S PRACTICAL GUIDE TO INTERROGATION
Dates: November 2, 2013 – January 12, 2014
Location: Hammer Museum, UC Los Angeles
The collection of handwritten texts and loose gestural sketches that make up Hirsch Perlman’s Layman’s Practical Guide to Interrogation: First Draft, 1993, suggests that the techniques by which interrogators extract information from their subjects are more [...]

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Pink Martini Holiday Show Performing in Santa Barbara, Dec. 5, 2013

When: Thursday, December 5, 8:00 PM
Location: Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara
Tickets:
$38 – $153 : General Public
$23 : UCSB Students
BUY TICKETS
Gold Circle ticket includes VIP seating and post-performance champagne reception.
Supported in part by Patricia Gregory, for the Baker Foundation
“This is rich, hugely approachable music, utterly cosmopolitan yet utterly unpretentious.” The Washington Post
“Impressive at every musician’s station, this [...]

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Painting thought to be by Delacroix discovered in Santa Barbara

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
October 30, 2013
SANTA BARBARA — Eik Kahng, curator at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, believes she has identified a previously unknown painting by Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863). Given the stature of the French Romantic innovator, that’s no small thing.
The painting turned up in a local private collection — [...]

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Shepard Fairey teams with MTV on new documentary series

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
October 31, 2013
Shepard Fairey is lending his art and time to MTV for a new documentary series that is set to debut next month. “Rebel Music” is a six-episode series that will spotlight political hot spots around the world and explore how art and music have been used to [...]

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Jeff Koons coming to L.A. in February for public talk

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
November 1, 2013
The big Jeff Koons retrospective that originally had been slated to debut at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in January isn’t expected to arrive in town until 2015, but fans of the contemporary artist have an opportunity to sate their Koons craving sooner rather [...]

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David Lockington set to debut as Pasadena Symphony music director

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
November 2, 2013
David Lockington will debut Saturday as the Pasadena Symphony’s music director, attended by the usual glowing sentiments that come with arrivals and beginnings.
But in a 30-year career as a conductor that has been full of comings and goings crisscrossing the United States, it’s noteworthy that some of [...]

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Ovation Awards 2013: Center Theatre Group, La Mirada win big

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
November 4, 2013
The Ovation Awards, L.A.’s biggest theater honors, were handed out Sunday at a ceremony at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse.
Center Theatre Group was the top winner of the evening with a total of 12 awards. The La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts won the award for [...]

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Mayor won’t rehire L.A. cultural affairs head Olga Garay-English

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
November 5, 2013
Olga Garay-English will step down Jan. 4 after 6 1/2 years as head of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday.
Since taking office in July, Garcetti has had department heads reapply for their jobs. His spokeswoman, Vicki Curry, said that the mayor and [...]

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Artist Call – “Impulse” Bay Area Juried Exhibition & Off-The-Wall Sale

Deadline: January 16, 2014
DESCRIPTION
Impulse – A spur of the moment, unplanned decision to buy, made just before a purchase.
What triggers your impulse to buy something? Emotions and feelings are triggered by image, color, and memory. It is a feeling of “I must have this, I must own this.” Impulse buying disrupts a consumer’s rational [...]

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Call for Choreographers

On 12/5 Luna will host the first CHOREOFUND at our Aquatic Park studio. The purpose of this event is to provide a grassroots opportunity for our community to support homegrown dance-making. It will serve as a direct access to resources for dance-makers and a gateway to understanding the choreographic process for our local public.
We are [...]

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Sobrato Family Foundation Awards $2.4 Million in Challenge Grants to Silicon Valley Nonprofits

originally posted by Philanthropy News Digest
October 26, 2013
The Sobrato Family Foundation in Cupertino, California, has announced grants totaling $2.4 million to seventeen Silicon Valley nonprofits.
The two-to-one unrestricted general operating support challenge grants are designed to encourage organizations to engage their donors and diversify their funding sources. Grantees include Family Supportive Housing ($143,000), Habitat for Humanity [...]

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Herb Alpert Foundation Awards $875,000 in Scholarships to California High School Art Students

originally posted by Philanthropy News Digest
November 2, 2013
The Herb Alpert Foundation and the California State Summer School for the Arts in Valencia have announced the recipients of the 2013 Herb Alpert Scholarships for Emerging Young Artists.
Each year, the Alpert Foundation supports a top CSSSA student in seven disciplines — dance, music, theatre, visual arts, creative [...]

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UCR ARTSblock: ULTRAVIOLET: Light Installation by Hiromi Takizawa

UCR ARTSBLOCK PRESENTS:
ULTRAVIOLET: Light Installation
by Hiromi Takizawa
Dates: November 26, 2013 – January 4, 2014
Openinc Reception: First Thursday Artswalk, November 7, 6-9PM
FREE ADMISSION
Location: UCR ARTSblock, UC Riverside
3834 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – ULTRAVIOLET: Light Installation by Hiromi Takizawa is a site-specific installation that observes the role of light in architectural and environmental spaces. Prominently placed [...]

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Panel Discussion for “Year of Rebellion” this Wednesday 11/6, 6:30PM at UCSB

Please join us for:
YEAR OF REBELLION: The 1970 Isla Vista Riots
Panel Discussion
When: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 6:30pm
Location: The Old Little Theater, College of Creative Studies building 494, UC Santa Barbara
This panel will discuss the turbulent year of 1970 at UCSB and in Isla Vista with participants who experienced the riots first hand as: students; [...]

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UCLA’s Classroom-in-Residence at the Hammer

UCLA’s Classroom-in-Residence at the Hammer is an innovative pilot project developed by the Visual and Performing Arts Education Program (VAPAE) in collaboration with the Hammer Museum and the UCLA Community School in March 2013. UCIRA is happy to have been able to support this great project!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m6rMc5_um8&feature=youtu.be

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UCIRA Artist David Shorter’s film “Lutu Chuktiwa (Cutting the Cord)” premiered on August 29th in Guadalupe, Arizona and on October 17th at Kaufman Hall, UCLA

Lutu Chuktiwa (Cutting the Cord)
an enthographic film
an indigenous ritual
UCIRA Artist David Shorter premiered his film Lutu Chuktiwa (Cutting the Cord) twice this past year.
The first premier was a community film premier and open discussion with Yoeme Indian Collaborators and Film Maker on August 29th, 2013 in Guadalupe, Arizona among the Yaqui community.
His [...]

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Tim Cope Live Performance at UC Santa Barbara Mon., Nov. 18

Live Appearance by the Adventurer Featured in the 2012 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
On the Trail of Genghis Khan: An Epic Journey Through the Land of the Nomads
When: Monday, November 18, 8:00 PM
Location: Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Tickets:
$15 : General Public
$10 : UCSB Students
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A “world-class adventurer.” Outside
A few years ago, Australian adventurer Tim [...]

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Santa Barbara Debut of Blind Summit Theatre:The Table, Fri. Nov. 8

Santa Barbara Debut
Hit Show of the Edinburgh Festival
When: Friday, November 8, 8:00 PM
Location: Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Alternate dates for this performance:
Wednesday, November 6, 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 7, 8:00 PM
Tickets:
$25 : General Public
$18 : UCSB Students
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A must-see evening of “astonishingly accomplished puppetry.” The Telegraph (U.K.)
A cantankerous puppet with a cardboard head is having an [...]

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Outdoor classroom takes flight

originally posted by The San Diego Union-Tribune
October 23, 2013
Schoolchildren and nature lovers will have a new way to appreciate local wildlife next spring, when an 80-seat amphitheater overlooking the San Dieguito River Valley near Del Mar is expected to open.
A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for this morning with representatives of the San Dieguito River Valley [...]

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California law requires arts education: Does your school district follow it?

originally posted by KPCC
October 23, 2013
California’s state education code requires that the arts are taught to first-12th graders, but is that really happening?
Pass/Fail first covered this issue back in July, when we profiled longtime arts educator Carl Schafer.
He’s spent the past year and a half lobbying state officials to enforce the law, which requires that [...]

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Restoring arts for inmates a solution to California’s overcrowded prisons: Guest commentary

originally posted by Pasadena Star-News
October 23, 2013
Can theater help solve California’s prison overcrowding crisis? The answer is yes.
One reason for the crowding crisis is California’s highest-in-the-nation 63.7 percent recidivism rate. That means for every 1,000 inmates who leave prison, 637 commit new crimes and land back in prison.
There is a better way — and it [...]

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National Endowment for the Arts to Present Webinar on Our Town

October 23, 2013
Washington, DC– NEA’s Director of Design Programs Jason Schupbach and design specialist Jennifer Hughes will present a webinar on Monday, November 4, 2013 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET about applying to Our Town, the NEA’s primary creative placemaking grant program.
Our Town will invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, together with arts [...]

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Artist Call – Yountville Art Walk

Yountville Arts Commission is currently accepting submissions to join our Art Walk. The deadline to submit is Monday, December 16, 2013. Looking for Sculpture by a Veteran, Patriotic Themed Sculpture and a General Call for sculpture Artists.
“Yountville’s Art Walk is an impressive collection that brought art to life in Yountville for everyone to enjoy.”
Over [...]

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Artist Call – 29th Annual Made in California Juried Exhibition

This annual exhibition gets a makeover by adding more prizes, awards, and a solo show! This multidisciplinary survey of art, selected from over 700 California entries is definitely not to be missed. Artists in every stage of their artistic careers and working in all mediums are encouraged to enter. This popular juried show aims [...]

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ARTIST CALL – ARTPLACE INVITES LETTERS OF INQUIRY FOR CREATIVE PLACEMAKING PROJECTS

ArtPlace, a nationwide initiative to drive community revitalization through the arts, is inviting Letters of Inquiry for its fourth round of funding through its Innovation Grants program.
A collaboration of thirteen major national and regional foundations, six of the nation’s largest banks, and eight federal agencies, ArtPlace works to accelerate creative placemaking — defined as “a [...]

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UCLA Art | Sci center hosts Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) on November 7th

LASER [Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous] with Special Sound Performance by GIL KUNO and CARL STONE
When:
Josely Carvalho: 5‐7pm
LASER presentations: 7-9pm, (doors open at 6:30pm)
Location: CNSI Presentation Room (5419), UC Los Angeles
Both located on the 5th floor of California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
The UCLA Art | Sci center hosts Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) on [...]

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JOSELY CARVALHO Exhibition: Diary of Smells: Shards, Nov. 7th, 5-7pm at UC Los Angeles

JOSELY CARVALHO Exhibition: Diary of Smells: Shards
When: November 7th, 2013 5:00-7:00 PM
Location: Art|Sci Gallery, UC Los Angeles
Art|Sci Gallery, CNSI Building (5419), 5th Floor Presentation Space, 570 Westwood Plaza
Exhibition opening and informal gallery talk by the artist.
Diary of Smells is an ongoing multi-sensorial interactive abd interdisciplinary project. The olfactory, a forgotten sense and yet [...]

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VICTORIA VESNA lecture: Morphogenesis and the Octopus Mandala, Nov. 4 at UC Los Angeles

VICTORIA VESNA lecture: Morphogenesis and the Octopus Mandala
When: November 4th, 2013,12:15pm
Location: EDA, Broad Art Center (1250), UC Los Angeles
Victoria Vesna, Ph.D., is a media artist and Professor at the UCLA Department of Design | Media Arts and Director of the Art|Sci center at the School of the Arts and California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI). Victoria’s most [...]

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GARETH WALSH Exhibition: Dow Jones – A Solfége Economy, Oct. 31 at UC Los Angeles

GARETH WALSH Exhibition: Dow Jones – A Solfége Economy
When: October 31st, 2013, 5pm-7pm
Location: Art|Sci Gallery CNSI (5419), UC Los Angeles
Exhibition opening and informal gallery talk by the artist.
Dow Jones is a real-time singing portrait of the U.S. stock market, and by extension, the U.S economy. Each business day millions of publicly owned company stocks and [...]

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ARTfriends Members Campus Art Tour – Nov 9, 11am

Members Campus Art Tour
Art/Science/Fusion Program with Donna Billick and Diane Ullman
WHEN?
November 9th, 11am to 1pm
Location: UC Davis
WHO?
Free for ARTfriend Members, $20 for Non-members.
ARTfriend priority registration until October 31. Space is limited.
Join a guided walking tour of the UC Davis Art/Science Fusion Project with UC Davis Professor Dr. Diane Ullman and Davis Ceramic Artist and [...]

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UC San Diego’s Experimental Drawing Studio Presents MATT SAVITSKY // Minty Untucked

EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING STUDIO PRESENTS:
MATT SAVITSKY // Minty Untucked: Am I Drawing Now?
OPENING: Thursday October 31, 2013, 6PM-9PM
LECTURE: Talk with Todd // Thursday October 31, 2013, 2PM-3PM
LOCATION: Experimental Drawing Studio, Rm. 202, SME Building, UC San Diego
As part of the Experimental Drawing Studio’s (EDS) series, Am I Drawing Now, Matt Savitsky will present Minty Untucked, an [...]

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MOONBOYS Screening at UC San Diego

MOONBOYS
The new video from Cook, Ebel, Limerick
TWO NIGHTS ONLY
Dates: Tuesday, October 29th, &
Friday, November 1st
6-10PM. Screening starts at 7:30PM
Location: Visual Arts Mandeville Center Annex Gallery, #B-118, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093
Featuring undergraduate visual arts students Tanner Cook, Reb Limerick, Ebel Ren, Kim Garcia, Elizabeth Stringer, and Ei Toshinari. MOONBOYS presents a [...]

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Reading Unfinished Work- Timing is Everything, Fri, Nov. 1 at UC San Diego

Reading Unfinished Work
part of
TIMING IS EVERYTHING
October 3 – December 6, 2013
UCSD University Art Gallery
Dates: November 1 – 14, 2013
Location: University Art Gallery, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0327
Phone: 858-534-2107
Fax: 858-534-3548
Email: uag@ucsd.edu
Website: http://uag.ucsd.edu/
Cauleen Smith
Remote Viewing, 2010 & The Grid, 2011
Fri, Nov 1 / 10:30am
Please join us for breakfast and the premiere [...]

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October 29 GIA Web Conference: Annual Research on Support for Arts and Culture

Grantmakers in the Arts Web Conference:
Annual Research on Support for Arts and Culture
When: Tuesday October 29, 2:00 PM EDT, 11:00 AM PDT
Join Steven Lawrence, director of research at the Foundation Center, and Ryan Stubbs, research director, National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, for GIA’s annual overview of the national arts grantmaking environment.
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UC San Diego Presents Drums in the Night, Nov., 6-17

Drums in the Night
Directed by Sarah Wansley
Dates: November 6-17, 2013
Performances
Wed, Nov 6, 7:00 pm PREVIEW
Fri, Nov 8, 7:30 pm OPENING
Sat, Nov 9, 2:00 pm MATINEE
Sat, Nov 9, 7:30 pm
Thu, Nov 14, 7:30 pm
Fri, Nov 15 7:30 pm
Sat, Nov 16 7:30 pm
Sun, Nov 17 7:00 pm CLOSING
Location: Mandell Weiss FORUM Theatre, UC San Diego
DIRECTIONS
Tickets:
General Admission: $20
UCSD Faculty/Staff/Alumni Association,
and Seniors (over 62): $15
UCSD Students/UCSD Alumni Association (with ID): $10
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Dawn of the Computer Age: Moffitt Library Exhibit at UC Berkeley, Opening Oct. 15

Dates: October 15, 2013 – February 15, 2014
Location: Moffitt Undergraduate Library Lobby, UC Berkeley
In March of 1953 there were 53 kilobytes of high-speed random-access memory on planet Earth. As of 2013, you can put 64 gb of memory in your pocket for $399.
George Dyson’s Turing’s Cathedral tells part of the story of the [...]

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The Berkeley Student Cooperative at 80: We Have Come a Long Way Since 1933 Exhibition

Dates: October 1, 2013 – March 28, 2014
Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Location: Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases 2nd floor corridor between Doe and Bancroft, UC Berkeley
Fourteen Depression-era UC Berkeley students, guided by the campus YMCA general secretary Harry L. Kingman, established a house that would launch the University of California Students’ Cooperative [...]

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LISC Pledges $100 Million for Transit-Oriented Community Development in Los Angeles

originally posted by Philanthropy News Digest
October 22, 2013
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation has announced a $100 million commitment through a public-private partnership with the City of Los Angeles to expand affordable housing, businesses, schools, and community facilities in low-income communities located along public transit corridors.
Over the next eighteen months, LISC will work closely with local [...]

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Top 400 fundraisers: 13 arts and culture groups make the list

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
October 21, 2013
Thirteen arts and cultural institutions have made the most recent top 400 list of American charities, ranked by the donations they took in.
They include one Southern California organization, the San Diego Zoo, which raised $57.65 million to rank 363rd.
Also in the Top 400 list compiled by the [...]

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Fowler Museum at UCLA receives art gift estimated at $14 million

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
October 22, 2013
The Fowler Museum at UCLA has received a gift of African wood and ivory carvings that is estimated to be worth $14 million. The gift was made by collector and Silicon Valley pioneer Jay Last and his wife, Deborah, in honor of the museum’s 50th anniversary.
The gift [...]

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Artist Call – Lure Exhibition in San Diego

LURE
Opening February 3; Reception on February 6, 2014
Running through February 27, 2014
The Latin root of seduction means “to lead astray” — and Lure intends to do this in ways both lighthearted and dark. We are seduced by distraction, hooked on the quick hit of social media, and enticed by a constant churn of information. We [...]

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Artist Call – 2 x 2 Solos 2014 – Opportunity for Curators

For SF Bay Area artists
Entry Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2013 Midnight
Pro Arts is now accepting applications from curators for 2 x 2 Solos, an exhibition series commissioning new work from four accomplished emerging artists based in the Oakland/Bay Area.
Four curators will be selected for the project. Curators will, in collaboration with Pro Arts independent curatorial [...]

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Artist Call – Gems II: An exhibition of small works

Gems II is a juried, small works show with a focused approach on exquisite, intricate,intimate works of art on a small scale. With a size limit of 7” X 7” X 7”(unframed), the works of Gems II are intended to draw the visitor in close and create an intimate viewing experience. For example, if [...]

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Artist Call – RFP Open Now for SKYLINE – Los Angeles Art and Architecture Event

For Southern CA artists
RFP for SKYLINE Available Online Now – Deadline November 1.
SKYLINE is a free, ten-day, annual architecture and art event that showcases site specific, experimental, interactive installations that embrace Los Angeles’ ever-evolving cultural landscape. During SKYLINE, architects, designers and artists transform unique, hidden spaces within downtown Los Angeles into destination places for visitors [...]

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Open Loop – UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice 2013 Faculty Exhibition

The Worth Ryder Art Gallery is pleased to invite you to the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice 2013 Faculty Exhibition.
OPEN LOOP
The Life of the Art Object Before, During, and After the Exhibition
Dates: October 23rd – November 9th, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 23rd from 4 – 7 pm
Location: Worth Ryder Art Gallery, 116 Kroeber [...]

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UCSB Fall 2013 Exhibitions Opening Reception: Friday, October 25th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Please join us this Friday, October 25th for the opening reception of our Fall 2013 Exhibitions!
Dates: October 19-December 13, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, October 25th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m
Location: AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara
Prior to the reception, Martin Berger, curator of Freedom Now! Forgotten Photographs of the Civil Rights Struggle and Professor, History of [...]

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Grant Proposals Invited for Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America

Deadline: February 28, 2014
Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America supports projects in which arts presenters from different cities or states work collaboratively to bring exemplary performing artists from Latin America to audiences in the United States that have little access to the artists’ work. The initiative supports the presentation of dance, music, and theater [...]

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Live Streaming: Creative Time Summit at UC Berkeley, Oct. 25-26

Dates:Friday, October 25, 2013, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Pre-registration required, see details below.
The Creative Time Summit is an annual conference in New York that brings together cultural producers–including artists, critics, writers, and curators–to discuss how their work engages pressing issues affecting our world. This year, the 2013 [...]

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This Thursday@ 5pm: Fall 2013 Arts Colloquium: Artist Jenny Hart

Date: This Thursday, October 17th, 5:00-6:50PM
Location: Harold Frank Hall #1104, UC Santa Barbara
The UCSB Department of Art & College of Creative Studies Fall 2013 Arts Colloquium offers a wide range of voices exploring the topics of contemporary art, theory, and cultural production by emerging and established visiting artists, as well as members of UCSB’s own [...]

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‘Wait Until Dark’ at UC Los Angeles, Oct. 8 – Nov. 17,

Dates: October 8 – November 17, 2013
Location:
Geffen Playhouse
Gil Cates Theater
10886 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Buy Tickets Online.
Written by Frederick Knott
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Matt Shakman
A New Twist on the Classic Thriller
Don’t let the quaint apartment of Susan and Sam Hendrix fool you; hidden within is a score for which thieves and conmen would [...]

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UC Los Angeles MFA 2014 Exhibition

Dates: October 30-November 14, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 30, 5-8pm
Location:
New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles
MFA Students:
Lilly Aldriedge
Theodora Allen
Bridget Beck
Sophie Tianxin Chen
Heather Cleary
Jane Hugentober
Amanda Joy
Shoshi Kanokohata
Mindy Lu
Sarah McMenimen
Anthony Miserendino
Erin Morrison
Sean Raspet
Kathleen Ryan
Jeff St. Andrews
Emily Sudd
An exhibition by UCLA Art Master of Fine Arts (MFA) students graduating at the end of the academic year. Artwork in [...]

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Side Show Musical at UC San Diego

Re-Imagined Musical
Dates: November 5 – December 15, 2013
Location: Mandell Weiss Theatre, UC San Diego
Tickets:
Tickets Start at: $15
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Music by Henry Krieger
Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell
Choreographed by Anthony Van Laast
Directed by Bill Condon
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, for an enticing peek inside the world of Side Show.
Witness the extraordinary true story of Daisy [...]

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‘The Tallest Tree in the Forest’ Play at UC San Diego

World Premiere Play with Music
Dates: October 10 – November 3, 2013
Location: Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, UC San Diego
Tickets:
Tickets Start at: $15
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Written and performed by Daniel Beaty
Directed by Moisés Kaufman
A co-production with Kansas City Repertory Theatre
The Tallest Tree in the Forest was originally commissioned and developed by Tectonic Theatre Project, Moisés Kaufman, [...]

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An Evening with Will & The Witch Performance at UC San Diego

Directed by Jim Carmody
Dates: October 24 – 27, 2013
Location: Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre, UC San Diego
DIRECTIONS
Tickets:
General Admission: $15
UCSD Students (with ID): $10
Advance tickets are available on-line. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on each night of the performance.
Buy tickets online here.
About the Play
When a 1920s film star and amateur magician suddenly [...]

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President Yudof commits $100,000 to boost public humanities at UC

originally posted by the University of California Newsroom
September 24, 2013
Looking to build on the University of California’s strength in the humanities and highlight the importance of the humanities in the development of a robust democracy, President Mark G. Yudof has committed $100,000 from the President’s Initiative Fund to support a program of collaborative projects between [...]

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Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas, October 25-26, 2013

The Berkeley Festival of Ideas
A two-day festival of ideas and activities for infovores. Conversations with leading thinkers, hands-on experiences, wonderful food and drink.
Event Information
Dates: October 25-26, 2013
Location: downtown Berkeley, CA
Buy Tickets Here.
Press Release
UC Berkeley
October 15, 2013
BERKELEY — What’s next in digital fabrication? Are we born racist, and could an app have saved Trayvon [...]

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In the L.A. classical music scene, the music comes first

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
October 9, 2013
It was said to have been a disastrous seven days for classical music in America. “Hell week” is what Russell Platt called it in the New Yorker last week.
New York City Opera declared bankruptcy and shut down. Minnesota Orchestra’s music director Osmo Vänskä resigned in frustration over [...]

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Wayne Thiebaud donates works to Laguna Art Museum

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
October 14, 2013
Artist Wayne Thiebaud has donated an oil painting and a group of six prints to the Laguna Art Museum in Orange County. The gift was made official on Saturday at a museum ceremony where Thiebaud was honored with the California Art Award in recognition of his part [...]

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LA County school board candidates weigh in on arts education

originally posted by KPCC
October 9, 2013
Voters in Los Angeles County will get to vote next month on school board races for dozens of districts.
The nonprofit Arts for LA wants to get arts education on the minds of voters and school board candidates. On Wednesday, it released results of its Arts and Culture Candidate Survey.
“We want [...]

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Using Music to Close the Academic Gap

originally posted by The Atlantic
October 9, 2013
Several times a week, a group of at-risk youth in Los Angeles reports to makeshift music rooms at Alexandria Elementary School near Koreatown for lessons in violin or cello or bass—and to Saturday ensemble programs where they learn to play with bands and orchestras. As the students study their [...]

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Artist Call – #chronicallyawesome art auction

The Chronically Awesome Foundation’s (operating under a Fiscal Sponsorship agreement with Fractured Atlas) mission is to cultivate and support the Chronically Awesome Community through a number of artistic programs including but not limited to blogging, photography, painting, and crafting; as well as to provide support programs both in group and peer-to-peer settings.
The Chronically Awesome Foundation [...]

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Call for Artists honoring Jane Austen No Submission Fee

For Los Angeles artists
Century Books of Pasadena invites all artists to submit work for an exhibition in honor of Jane Austen. “The World of Jane Austen” art exhibit is a celebration of Jane Austen and her works.
ELIGIBILITY: The artwork has to be based on any of her novels (see for example Hugh Thomson’s [...]

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Artist Call – Short-Term Collaborative Research Residency 2014-2015

Apply by November 13, 2013
The University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) invites proposals for Short-term Collaborative Research Residencies at our facilities at UC Irvine during the 2014-15 academic year.
Who Can Apply: UC Ladder Rank Faculty. The convener must be a UC ladder rank faculty member who will be responsible for the organization and execution [...]

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Artist Call – UC Humanities Research Institute Research Seminar Grants 2014-2015

Apply by November 13, 2013
The UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) invites proposals for seminars to be held on the UC campuses during one quarter or one semester in the 2014-15 academic year.
Who Can Apply: UC Ladder Rank Faculty
Level of Award: Up to $4,000
Funding Source: UCHRI
Deadline: November 13, 2013 (11:59 pm PST). Apply online via FastApps [...]

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Artist Call – UC Humanities Research Institute Conference Grants 2014-2015

Apply by November 13, 2013
The University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) invites proposals for conferences and other events focused on sharing scholarly research findings to be held on UC campuses or in public venues during the 2014-15 academic year.
Who Can Apply: UC Ladder Rank Faculty
Level of Award: Up to $10,000
Funding Source: UCHRI
Deadline: November 13, [...]

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UCIRA Artist Lisa Jevbratt releases new iOS app

October 5, 2013
Zoomorph – An alternate realities app simulating how animals see color
Developed with the help of color vision scientists, using scientific data, Zoomorph simulates how nearly 50 different species of animals see colors, including mammals such as cats, dogs, dolphins, deer, raccoons, rats, color blind humans, and also some species of fishes, snakes, crustaceans [...]

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LECTURE: Dr. GERALD BUCKBERG: Cardiac Dance at UC Los Angeles

Live Stream!
Cardiac Dance: The Spirals of Life with Dr. Gerald Buckberg
Date: October 9, 2013, 5-7PM
Location: California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI) Auditorium, 570 Westwood Plaza, UC Los Angeles
The CARDIAC DANCE is based on the twisting, pulsing rhythms of the human heart in motion. Through the work of two cardiologists — Drs. Francisco Torrent-Guasp and Gerald Buckberg [...]

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San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum grand opening

originally posted by the San Francisco Chronicle
October 4, 2013
The grand opening of the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum – after 20 years of planning, fundraising and construction – will anchor the fifth annual Central Coast Railroad Festival. Prior to the pomp and circumstance at the converted 1894 Southern Pacific freight house, the festival offers walking [...]

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National monuments closed following federal government shutdown

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
October 2, 2013
National monuments around the country remain closed following Tuesday’s partial shutdown of the federal government.
The National Park Service, which oversees such monuments as the Lincoln Memorial in Washington and the Statue of Liberty in the New York area, said that all monuments and parks will remain shuttered [...]

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UCLA Hammer Museum embraces free admission, and it has company

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
October 6, 2013

If a trend requires three of something, then free admission at prominent Los Angeles-area art museums is trembling on the brink of becoming a trend. Museum-wise, few could be better.
At the annual gala of the UCLA Hammer Museum on Saturday night, director Ann Philbin announced that free [...]

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM PERFORMANCE AT UC BERKELEY OCT. 18-27

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Christine Nicholson
Dates: October 18-27, 2013
8pm Fridays & Saturdays, 2pm Sundays
Location: Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley
Tickets:
$15 General admission, $10 students, seniors, UCB faculty & staff
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GET HERE/PARKING
“The course of true love never did run smooth.”
Hermia wants to marry Lysander instead of Demetrius. Helena wants to marry Demetrius and [...]

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 2013 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara

Exhibitions on view: Sunday, September 29, 2013 to Sunday, December 8, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 6 – 8 pm
Call For Entries 2013
Julia Hickey, M. Helsenrott Hochhauser, Katy McCarthy, Marco Pinter, and Christopher Ulivo
Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara showcases five stand-out artists from the tri-counties in our annual Call For Entries (CFE) [...]

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BOB MIZER & TOM OF FINLAND Exhibition coming to MOCA

Dates: 11/02/13 – 01/26/14
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)
MOCA presents the first major museum exhibition devoted to the art and collaborations of Bob Mizer (1922-1992) and Touko Laaksonen, aka “Tom of Finland” (1920-1991), two of the towering figures of twentieth century erotic art and legendary pioneers of Post-war gay culture. Presented in [...]

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‘Room To Live’ Current Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)

ROOM TO LIVE
RECENT ACQUISITIONS AND WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION
Dates: 10/05/13 – 01/12/14
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)
With an emphasis on recent acquisitions, Room to Live features selected large-scale works or single-artist presentations from MOCA’s renowned Permanent Collection. Organized by Curator Bennett Simpson, the exhibition will include works in painting, sculpture, photography, installation, [...]

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MARK LECKEY: ON PLEASURE BENT Exhibition at the Hammer Museum through Dec. 8

Dates: August 31, 2013 – December 8, 2013
Location: Hammer Museum, UC Los Angeles
Through a multi-disciplinary practice that encompasses sculpture, sound, film, and performance, British artist Mark Leckey explores the potential of the human imagination to appropriate and to animate a concept, an object, or an environment. Drawing on his personal experiences as a London-based artist, [...]

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UC Santa Barbara Presents ‘Top Girls’ Nov. 7-16

TOP GIRLS
by Caryl Churhill
directed by Anne E. Torsiglieri
DATES:
Nov 7 / 8 PM – Preview
Nov 8, 9 & 12 – 16 / 8 PM
Nov 9, 10 & 16 / 2 PM
LOCATION:
HSSB Performing Arts Theater, UC Santa Barbara
PRICE:
$17 General Admission
$13 Students, Seniors, UCSB Faculty/Staff/Alumni
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ABOUT
Set in the early Thatcher years, Top Girls is a seminal play [...]

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California taxpayers can support arts education programs through the new “Keep Arts in Schools Fund”

originally posted by California Arts Council
October 1, 2013
The new fund will be listed in “Voluntary Contribution” portion of 2013 California tax returns
SACRAMENTO – Californians will once again have the opportunity to support the California Arts Council and its arts programs for children through their state individual tax refund. Yesterday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed [...]

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Artist Call – Our Stories in Quilts

Open Call for African American Quilt Artists
“Our Stories in Quilts”
Quilts That Are Inspired By Stories in Our Lives
Presented by the Sisters Quilting Collective
The “Sisters Quilting Collective” is seeking African American quilt artists of the African Diaspora for its 3rd annual quilt exhibit in celebration of Black History Month, February 2014. The exhibit [...]

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Artist Call – Objet Trouve’ Found Art Festival

Objet Trouve’, the idea of using everyday objects and “found” materials to create stimulating works of art comes to the Coachella Valley in the first ever Found Art Festival. Objet Trouve’ Found Art Festival will join with award-winning found artists from all over the country and converge in Indian Wells, April 4, 5, 6 2014 [...]

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Artist Call – Art In Your Park Public Art

The City of Milpitas Public Art Committee is requesting qualifications from eligible artists for the commissioning of a site specific work for Cardoza Park, in the city of Milpitas. Cardoza Park is one of Milpitas largest and most highly used parks. The park is located close to the beautiful Milpitas hills and is surrounded by [...]

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Artist Call – Art Under $200

ART UNDER $200
Collecting great art doesn’t require a fortune.
The Pacific Art League of Palo Alto invites all artists to submit work for an exhibition of affordable art to be held December 6 – 26, 2013.
Only the first 60 submissions will be guaranteed entry into this show. Register and submit early to secure a spot!
Submit digitally [...]

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Artist Call – Attitudinal Healing Connection is looking for a Mural Assistant

For SF Bay Area artists
Oakland Super Heroes Mural Project
The Attitudinal Healing Connection (AHC), a non-profit organization, is looking for local artists to assist in painting the Hoover Corridor Neighborhood’s second mural project. The Oakland Super Heroes Mural project is a series of six murals to be painted underneath 580 in West Oakland. Using the [...]

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UCIRA Artist Sara Wookey’s “Wookey Works Studio” Fall Newsletter 2013

Greetings from Los Angeles where I am preparing several projects that will take place in October/November in Boston, London and New York. I look forward to crossing paths with some of you along the way…
Residencies
One of the things I enjoy about working in the Netherlands is the spirit of experimentation and play. After a summer [...]

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UC San Diego presents VOID/GRAVITY and the Conflict of the Faculties

Discursive & Curatorial Productions Initiative
VOID/GRAVITY:
DOMINIC PAUL MILLER, WORKS ON PAPER
When: October 10, 2013 – January 16, 2014
The Conflict of the Faculties:
Tensions in the Field of Art and Education
Unweave no. 2
Opening Reception and Unweave Issue Release:
Thursday, October 10, 2013, 4 – 6pm
Location: DCP Initiative, Structural and Materials Engineering Rm 406
University of California, San Diego
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UCIRA Open Classroom Demonstration Project- Out There

Out There
UCIRA Open Classroom Demonstration Project
In spring 2013, UCIRA Co-Director and Spatial Arts Professor, Kim Yasuda team-taught the course, OutThere with designer, Gerard Minakawa and engineer, Brandon Nills of the Southern California-based studio, Bamboo DNA (http://www.bamboodna.com/). The special topic curriculum explored sustainable design-build practices in real world settings. Students were encouraged to test the viability [...]

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New exhibition in UC San Diego ‘Autonomous’

When Art Becomes Autonomous
AUTONOMOUS
New Exhibition in UC San Diego’s gallery@calit2 Ponders Meaning of Autonomy
Dates: October 9 – January 30
Opening Reception: October 9, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: gallery@calit2, first floor, Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego
Gallery Information
Gallery Hours:
11am-5pm, Monday-Friday
October 10-December 20, 2013
January 6-January 31, 2014
San Diego, Oct. 2, 2013 — What does autonomy mean in an [...]

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UC San Diego University Art Gallery Presents Timing is Everything Exhibition

Timing is Everything
Dates: October 3 – December 6
Opening Reception: October 3, 5:30 – 8:30pm
Location: University Art Gallery, Mandeville Center, UC San Diego
Timing is Everything is an exhibition that explores the ways that built space situates us in time through phases of a conversation between moving images, photographs, and text.
Over the course of eight weeks, an [...]

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The UC San Diego Visual Arts Department and Discursive and Curatorial Productions Initiative present SUBTERRANEA

SUBTERRANEA
sam durant | haris epaminonda | christopher kardambikis | gordon matta-clark | dominic paul miller
When: October 10, 2013 – January 16, 2014
Opening Reception: October 10, 2013, 6 – 9 pm
Closing Reception & UnWeave Issue Launch: January 16, 2014, 6 – 9 pm
Location: Visual Arts Gallery | Structural & Materials Engineering Building
Gallery Information
Gallery Hours: Tuesday [...]

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Artist Call – 2013 Women in Art

CALL FOR ART- Women in Art
NOTE: Open to Women Artists Only
THEME: Open
MEDIUM: ​​​​​​​​​​All​​​​​​​​​​​*
(Las Laguna Gallery: 2013 – Women in Art )
CITY: Laguna Beach, CA
FEE: $35.00
DEADLINE: October 20th, 2013
ARTIST NOTIFICATION: October 21st
ART DELIVERY DATE: October 22nd – November 3rd
SHOW DATE: November 7th – 28th
The show is dedicated to the spirit and creativity of all women [...]

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Artist Call – Cat Walk Public Art Installation

This RFP solicits proposals for the Town’s Cat Walk art project. The Cat Walk is an art installation proposed for Downtown Los Gatos, initially oriented along Santa Cruz Avenue. The proposed project would celebrate the Town’s namesake through a creative and integrated display of 3-Dimensional cats in Downtown trees.
One to two artists will be [...]

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Artist Call – Shellmound/Powell Street Bridge

PROJECT: The City of Emeryville, CA has issued a Request for Qualifications to solicit applications from teams comprised of artists, lighting designers, and landscape architects to: 1) design, fabricate and install a multi-media public art installation incorporating a lighting component and other artistic elements for the Shellmound/Powell Street Bridge and the nearby public right-of-way areas [...]

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Artist Call – ARRAY/FEATURE: Berkeley Art Center’s 2-Part Artists Annual Exhibition

Berkeley Art Center’s Artists Annual includes work in all media submitted by its artist-level members. It is presented salon-style just in time for the holidays in the center’s beautiful gallery space nestled in North Berkeley’s Live Oak Park. Featuring a wide array of perspectives and varied levels of accomplishment, this exhibition celebrates the diversity and [...]

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Linda Stark / MATRIX 250 Exhibition at UC Berkeley Oct. 18 – Dec. 22

Dates: October 18, 2013 – December 22, 2013
Location: Berkeley Art Museum (BAM), UC Berkeley
MATRIX 250 features the work of Los Angeles–based artist Linda Stark (b. 1956), who has been making figurative and abstract paintings with heavily built-up surfaces of paint since the late 1980s. This presentation showcases approximately fifteen paintings made by the artist [...]

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The Silk Road Ensemble Performing at UCSB Oct. 24

When: Thursday, October 24, 8:00 PM
Location: Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
seating chart
Tickets
$30 – $45 : General Public
$19 : UCSB Students (Current ID required / Limited availability)
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Principal Sponsor: Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree
Yo-Yo Ma, Artistic Director
“Classical music-making rarely achieves this combination of spontaneity and superb craftsmanship.” The Washington Post
The Silk Road Ensemble, a Grammy-nominated collective of performers [...]

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Tiempo Libre Coming to UCSB Oct. 23

When: Wednesday, October 23, 8:00 PM
Location: Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
seating chart
Tickets
$28 – $40 : General Public
$18 : UCSB Students (Current ID required / Limited availability)
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Cuban Music Sensation
“A distinctive voice of the Cuban diaspora… exuberant, surging with determination, the sound a fast-rising tide of adamant pride.” CNN
“A dance music of sophistication and abandon.” The [...]

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Artist Call – AlteredBarbie 2013 Deadline extended

Barbie & Ken plastic icons represent modernity by having everything a person could desire today. They reflect corporate imposed lifestyles based on greed as well as the more holistic concept of abundance. Barbie & Ken are Grotesque and yet are beautiful ideals and perfections we secretly try to emulate, making them much more complex than [...]

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Culver Center of the Arts & Sweeney Art Gallery @ UCR ARTSblock presents Different Particles & Indeterminate States: New Monumental Drawings by Amy Myers

Dates: October 10 – November 23, 2013
Opening Reception: October 10, 6-9 PM, free admission, during which the artist will be present.
Concurrent with the City of Riverside’s Long Night of Art & Innovation, 4 PM-Midnight.
Location: Culver Center of the Arts & Sweeney Art Gallery, UC Riverside
RIVERSIDE, CALIF.—Culver Center of the Arts & Sweeney Art Gallery @ [...]

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Tequio Aqui, Tequio Allá (Tequio Here, Tequio There) Art Exhibition and Opening Concert

Curated by Christina Sanchez and Cayetano Juarez
Dates
Exhibition Opening and Concert: Saturday, October 5
Exhibition Dates: October 5-November 23, 2013
Location: The William Grant Still Arts Center
2520 S. West View Street
Los Angeles, 90016
Exhibition Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday,12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
- A procession to the William Grant Still Arts Center by West Adams neighborhood banda Alma del Valle and Oaxacan [...]

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35 Artists Selected for 28th Annual Small Images Exhibition at SBCC’s Atkinson Gallery

Dates
Small Images 2013 Exhibition: October 4- November 1, 2013
Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony: Friday, October 4, 5-7pm
Location: Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbra, CA – The Atkinson Gallery is pleased to announce the 28th annual Small Images exhibition. The show, always popular in the Santa Barbara community, will kick off with an opening reception and [...]

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In the end, turmoil over Grand Avenue plan could help the design

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
September 30, 2013
The chaos surrounding the Grand Avenue redevelopment may turn out to be a good thing — at least for Frank Gehry and quite possibly for the project as a whole.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina and the Grand Avenue Authority surprised developer Related Cos. last week by [...]

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Diane Paul succeeding David Bohnett as L.A. Philharmonic board chair

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
September 27, 2013
The Los Angeles Philharmonic will see a changing of the guard at the top position of its board of directors. David Bohnett, the L.A. technology entrepreneur and philanthropist, is stepping down this month from his position as the orchestra’s board chairman, a role he’s held for the [...]

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For Mike Stoller, ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ has come home

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
September 27, 2013
Songwriter Mike Stoller says Pasadena Playhouse is the perfect hall for latest production of his jukebox musical ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe.’ It’s just a few miles away from where he met songwriting partner Jerry Leiber.
As a rule, composers of musicals are happy about any productions anywhere of their [...]

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UCLA’s Fowler Museum turns 50 in worldly fashion

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
September 28, 2013
A pharmaceutical mogul who traveled the world collecting objects made by native artists and left them to a trust in London probably never would have guessed that 30,000 of those works would end up at UCLA’s Fowler Museum.
Now, with the museum turning 50 with a celebratory splash [...]

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Youth Orchestra L.A. sets an example

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
September 29, 2013
When Edson Natareno talks about how Youth Orchestra L.A. has changed his prospects, his voice thickens with emotion.
“It’s really kept me concentrated; it’s really kept me away from bad things in life,” says the 15-year-old clarinet player, who recently won a music scholarship to the Colburn School [...]

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National Endowment for the Arts Presents Highlights from the 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts

originally posted by National Endowment for the Arts
September 26, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC—How do Americans participate in the arts in the course of a year? What kinds of art forms and activities do they engage with, and in what numbers? The NEA investigates these questions and more in the 2012 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts [...]

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Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre Presents ‘The Few’ Sept. 28 – Oct. 2

Dates: Saturday, September 28 – Sunday, October 27
Location: Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, San Diego
By Samuel D. Hunter
Directed by Davis McCallum
A world premiere comedy by a writer hailed by the Los Angeles Times as a “Face to Watch in 2013.”
In a small northern Idaho town, QZ keeps a struggling newspaper going by running personal ads [...]

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Old Globe Theater Opens for Sept. 29-Oct. 6: ‘The Last Goodbye’

Dates
Preview performances: September 20 – October 5
Opening night: Sunday, October 6
Location: Old Globe Theatre, San Diego
Conceived and Adapted by Michael Kimmel
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Buckley
Orchestrations, Music Direction and Arrangements by Kris Kukul
Choreography by Sonya Tayeh
Directed by Alex Timbers
“The most buzzed about show of the season!”
San Diego Magazine
The greatest love story of all time is [...]

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L.A. Unified takes back iPads as $1-billion plan hits hurdles

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
September 30, 2013

Los Angeles school officials have taken back iPads from students at Westchester and Roosevelt high schools and possibly other campuses as well until further notice, the latest fallout from student hacking of the devices.
The move is another complication in efforts to provide an iPad to every student [...]

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California taxpayers can once again donate to arts ed via tax forms

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
October 1, 2013
California taxpayers who want to donate to arts education in the public schools will again be able to do so by checking off a box on income tax forms starting with the returns they’ll be filing next year to pay state taxes on their 2013 earnings.
Gov. Jerry [...]

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WithOutWalls 2013 Festival at UC San Diego

Dates: October 3-6, 2013
Locations: La Jolla Playhouse, UC San Diego, Museum of Contemporary Art
The Performances
This one-of-a-kind Festival will showcase events occurring simultaneously in and around the Theatre District, presented by the Playhouse as well Festival partner institutions: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and UC San Diego. Featuring nearly 20 site-based works by local, [...]

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The Rise of Islam through its Golden Age Exhibition at UC Berkeley

Dates: September 23, 2013 – February 28, 2014
every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, with the following exceptions:
(No event on these dates: November 14, 28, 29; December 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 2013; January 1, 20; February 17, 2014)

Location: Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery, UC Berkeley
This exhibit will display items from the University [...]

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Geffen Playhouse Presents Wait Until Dark

Dates: October 8 – November 17, 2013
Location: Gil Cates Theater, Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles
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Written by Frederick Knott
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Matt Shakman
A New Twist on the Classic Thriller
Don’t let the quaint apartment of Susan and Sam Hendrix fool you; hidden within is a score for which thieves and conmen would kill. Employing disguise and [...]

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HAMMER MUSEUM PRESENTS FLUX SCREENING SERIES

FLUX SCREENING SERIES
When: October 22 2013, 07:30 PM
Location: Hammer Museum, UC Los Angeles
The Flux Screening Series at the Hammer presents innovative short films, music videos, feature films, filmmaker retrospectives, and the most interesting visual work from around the globe. For details, visit flux.net.
ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Assigned seating is available in the Billy [...]

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Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall is inextricably of L.A.

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
September 20, 2013
In a lecture at Harvard in the early 1990s, the Spanish architect Rafael Moneo referred to Frank Gehry as a “noble savage.”
The comment, partly a joke, perfectly summed up the conventional wisdom that had gathered around Gehry’s work during the time he was designing Walt Disney Concert [...]

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National Endowment for the Arts Releases Funding Guidelines for Our Town

Grants ranging from $25,000 to $200,000 available to support creative placemaking projects
Deadline: 01-13-2014
Now available on the NEA website are guidelines and application materials for Our Town, the agency’s primary creative placemaking grants program. Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000.
Our Town will invest in creative and innovative projects in which communities, [...]

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South Coast Repertory honors founders David Emmes, Martin Benson

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
September 23, 2013
During their long tenure as artistic directors of South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, David Emmes and Martin Benson nurtured numerous plays that have gone on to national prominence, including “Wit” by Margaret Edson, “Three Days of Rain” by Richard Greenberg, “Rabbit Hole” by David Lindsay-Abaire and [...]

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MOCA adds artists who resigned from board to its director search team

originally posted by The Los Angeles Times
September 24, 2013
The four prominent artists who resigned from the board of L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art in rapid succession during summer 2012 are now helping with the search for a new director to replace Jeffrey Deitch, whose resignation in July capped more than a year of turbulence for [...]

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Artist Call – Los Angeles Art Association’s 2013 Open Show

Deadline: 10-11-2013
Los Angeles Art Association’s 2013 Open Show – LAAA’s signature survey exhibition featuring the very best in emerging art – runs from December 14, 2013, to January 10, 2014.
Juror: Jenny Gheith, Assistant Curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Exhibition dates:
December 14, 2013, to January 10, 2014
Opening reception:
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 6 to 9p
Admission:
Free
Location:
Gallery 825
825 [...]

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Artist Call – Pop Culture

What’s hip? What’s in? What’s cool? What’s now?
For this call we want to see not only the current interpretations of mainstream culture, but also the nostalgic fads from past generations. From Andy Warhol to Hello Kitty, we want to see your artistic pop art creations of these mass media innovations.
Calls are open to all local, [...]

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Artist Call – Twelve: Natural Magic (December 2013)

Viewpoint Gallery’s annual juried exhibit Twelve encourages photographers to interpret an idea suggested by the theme of the exhibit. Natural Magic is the Twelve theme for 2013.
Natural Magic alludes to the explanations and speculations of Giambattisa della Porta, one of the most famous men in Italy during the Renaissance. In 1558 della Porta published a [...]

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Call for Curatorial Proposals TASTE 2014

For Northern CA artists
Root Division is a visual arts nonprofit that connects arts education, exhibitions, and subsidized studios in a unique arts ecosystem. Part of our mission is to offer opportunities for emerging and professional artists to develop, which includes exhibiting work and curating exhibitions. We embrace artists and curators with no experience in these [...]

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Artist Call – SOMArts Commons Curatorial Residency Program

For SF Bay Area artists
SOMArts Cultural Center is now accepting applications for the Commons Curatorial Residency program!
Artists/curators selected for exhibition funding receive project grants up to $3,000, exhibition space in the SOMArts Main Gallery, installation, technical and event production support, and community engagement/public relations support valued at $23,000.
Want to learn more? RSVP for the first [...]

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Artist Call – High School Students Holiday Card Contest

For Northern CA artists
We are encouraging high school students in Northern California and Northern Nevada to promote the importance of organ and tissue donation through art. Winning design will be featured in CTDN’s Holiday card and the artist will receive an Apple iPad.
STUDENT PRIZES
1st Place: Apple iPad
2nd Place: Kindle Fire eReader
3rd Place: Beats headphones [...]

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One Radio Host, Two Dancers at The Granada Theatre

This American Life’s Ira Glass with Monica Bill Barnes & Anna Bass
When: Saturday, October 19, 8:00 PM
Location: Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara
Tickets:
$28 – $53 : General Public
$20 : UCSB Students (Current ID required / Limited availability)
Includes facility fee
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Supported in part by William & Christine Fletcher
Ira Glass with dancers? You read it right. The irrepressible host [...]

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Jesus Carmona & Compania – Cuna Negra & Blanca Performance at The Granada Theatre

When: Saturday, September 28th, 7:30PM
Location: Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara
Purchase Tickets
“…Complete triumph at the Flamenco Biennial, more than a promising dancer, with an audience standing at his feet in awe of his mix of orthodox flamenco and the most polished technique in Spanish dance….” La Vanguardia
The Flamenco Arts Festival, when founded in 1999, was a groundbreaking [...]

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UCIRA Artists MR Barnadas & Tae Hwang’s Magpie Collective present Migration:After Flight

Migration:After Flight
Event with the MCASD and the La Jolla Playhouse
Magpie Collective (UCIRA Artists MR Barnadas & Tae Hwang + Participants) will present Migration:After Flight. Inspired by the spatial freedom suggested by tessellations. Migration:After Flight is a site-specific work that is both live construction and temporal performance. It involves the creation of a structure that is [...]

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NG Cuba Next Generation Cuban Film Festival at UC Santa Barbara

Dates: Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 7:00p PM – Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 10:00 PM
Location: Pollock Theater, UC Santa Barbara
The Pollock Theater’s first Film Festival showcases the diverse talents of emerging Cuban filmmakers. With state-of-the-art presentation and post screening Q&A’s with directors, this festival offers a unique experience that should not be missed.
Tickets:
20% off with [...]

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SING ME THE SONGS THAT SAY I LOVE YOU at Hammer Museum

When: September 21 2013, 2:00 PM
Location: Hammer Museum, UC Los Angeles
Co-presented with the Sundance Institute
In May 2011 family and friends gathered together to pay tribute to the late singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle. Filmed at the Town Hall Theater in New York City by Lian Lunson, this documentary is partly a concert and partly an intimate look [...]

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Artist Call – FAS Commissioned Art Project (CAP)

For SF Bay Area artists
Farber Art Services – Commissioned Art Project (CAP)
Calling out for oil and acrylic paint art submissions for a new custom home decorating service as part of my business. We will be selecting several artists to be featured in our FAS Artist Catalog.
More About the CAP
In my business, I’ve found many of [...]

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Artist Call- Catalyst: 29th Annual Juried Show Gallery Route One

For Northern CA artists
Call for Art for the 29th Annual Gallery Route One Juried Show 2014: Catalyst. Exhibition Dates January 17, 2013-February 9, 2014 Opening reception Sunday January 19, 2014
Juror is Scott Shields, Associate Director and Chief curator at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento
$250 best of show, 3 non-cash Awards of Merit
Deadline: 12-06-2013
Gallery Route [...]

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Call for Wall Artists – City of LA

For Los Angeles artists
The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is seeking artists and artist teams interested in creating a permanent and/or temporary art projects for large scale, outdoor walls in the City of LA. This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is open to professional artists working with any medium, style or technique –i.e. murals, aerosol, mosaics, [...]

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ProArts’ Call for Entry.The Juried Annual

For SF Bay Area artists
Call for Entry
Selections by Arnold J. Kemp
Painting and Printmaking Chair & Associate Professor
School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University
Entry Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2013, midnight
Exhibition Dates: November 26, 2013 – January 10, 2014
Online Artist Registration
JURIED ANNUAL:
The Juried Annual presents a survey of Bay Area art at the creative edge. All submissions [...]

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Artist Call- Pictures at an Exhibition- Mussorgsky

For SF Bay Area artists
Presented by Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater’s Symphony Napa Valley and Napa Valley Museum
Symphony Napa Valley will be engaging ten artists from the bay area to create original work that will be on display in the lobby the day of May 25th. Each work will correspond with one [...]

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Artist Call- Central Coast Landscapes: Celebrating Nature in Painting

For Central Coast artists
The aim of this juried painting exhibition is to show the Central Coast’s dramatic and diverse scenery through painters’ eyes and brushes, and to heighten museum visitors’ awareness of the region’s unique and diverse habitats.
A panel of five jurors will select up to 40 entries for acceptance to the 5-month museum exhibition, [...]

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Migration: After Flight Construction Workshop

Workshop details:
When: September 20, 2013, 2-8pm
Location: Visual Arts Facility Gallery at UCSD, La Jolla
&
When: September 28, 2013, TBA
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
Collective Magpie cordially invites you to attend a construction workshop at held at the University of California San Diego and at MCASD.
Workshop participants will work with the artists to construct [...]

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Hammer Museum gets $2-million gift from Anthony Pritzker

September 16, 2013
originally posted by Los Angeles Times
The Hammer Museum is receiving a $2-million gift from Los Angeles billionaire Anthony Pritzker that will benefit the organization’s education programs for young children.
Pritzker, who is a museum board member, said he is making the cash donation over a period of time.
“I’ve given money to the Hammer [...]

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A look inside Eli Broad’s museum, which will offer free admission

September 17, 2013
originally posted by Los Angeles Times
As construction continues on the downtown Los Angeles museum Eli Broad and his wife, Edythe, have dubbed the Broad, the couple were due to give a look inside in a “hard-hat tour” Tuesday for news media and invited guests. And they had some news.
When the contemporary art museum [...]

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UCIRA Artist Simon Leung Presents ACTIONS!

When: September 27 – September 28, 2013, 8:00 PM
Location: THE KITCHEN
512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
Admission for Friday’s show is pay what you wish if ticket is purchased in person from 4:30-8:15pm.
In our age of precarious work, what is the role of the “art worker?” What constitutes an “art action?” Using conventions of workers’ [...]

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Fowler at Fifty Exhibitions

Fowler at Fifty
When: Opening October 13, 2013
Location: Fowler Museum, UC Los Angeles
Fowler at Fifty celebrates the remarkable trajectory of the Fowler Museum’s growth over the last five decades. Opening to the public on Oct. 13, 2013 is a suite of eight exhibitions that honor the achievements of the Museum. Each exhibition features a particular strength [...]

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3rd Annual Bay Area National Arts in Education Week: Creative Impact

When: Friday, September 13, 2013 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street in Oakland, CA
This special, free event celebrating Bay Area arts education is nearing capacity!
RSVP now to join this annual celebration.
When you RSVP, you will be put on the list for complimentary admission to the Oakland Museum of California galleries [...]

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LOS ANGELES AND ORANGE COUNTY ARTS, EDUCATION AND SCIENCE LEADERS CREATE ARTS AND STEM COLLABORATIVE FOR 21ST CENTURY LEARNING

September 9, 2013
originally posted by Arts for All
Boeing-Funded Initiative is First of Its Kind in the Region
Leaders from Los Angeles and Orange County’s arts, education and science communities have established the Arts and STEM Collaborative for 21st Century Learning. The purpose of the initiative is to explore how representatives from two counties and multiple content [...]

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Orange County Museum of Art director to step down after 10 years

September 5, 2013
originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
Dennis Szakacs, who has served as the director and chief executive officer of the Orange County Museum of Art since 2003, will be stepping down from his position at the end of the year, the museum announced on Thursday.
Szakacs said in a statement sent by the museum [...]

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More theater, music and dance announced for new Annenberg Center

September 7, 2013
originally posted by Los Angeles Times
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, which will finally open its long-awaited doors for a gala celebration in October, has announced additional programs for its inaugural season.
As previously announced, the 2.5-acre, two-theater arts complex in Beverly Hills will debut with the Martha Graham Dance Company in [...]

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S.F. bus stop art takes us back in history

September 5, 2013
originally posted by SF Gate
At one end of the bus shelter on Market Street is a Muni map that is impossible to decipher. At the other end of the bus shelter on Market Street is a poster that is more impossible to decipher than the Muni map.
Mesmerizing from afar and dizzying up close, [...]

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UC Berkeley Professor Robert Hass wins PEN essay award

August 14, 2013
originally posted by UC Berkeley
BERKELEY —
Robert Hass, former Poet Laureate of the United States and current Distinguished Professor in Poetry and Poetics at UC Berkeley, has been announced as the winner of the PEN/ Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay for his 2012 book What Light Can Do.
The book, which explores [...]

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UNMAKING AND REMAKING PLACE IN CAPE TOWN: THE INFECTING THE CITY PUBLIC ART FESTIVAL at UC Berkeley

Lecture
When: September 23, 2013, 4-5:30 PM
Location: 370 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Speaker/Performer: Jay Pather, University of Cape Town
Sponsors: Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities
The South African city of Cape Town has been selected as the International Winner of Trip Advisor Travelers Choice Awards, the “Fourth Top City in the World” [...]

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Beauty Revealed: Images of Women in Qing Dynasty Chinese Painting Exhibition at UC Berkeley

Dates: September 25, 2013 – December 22, 2013
Location: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA), UC Berkeley
BAM Gallery Entrances
2626 Bancroft Way
2621 Durant Ave
Between College and Telegraph
Gallery Hours
Directions / Parking
This exhibition is the first to bring together paintings of women in later Chinese painting, known as meiren hua or beautiful women paintings, and to [...]

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NEW PLAY READING SERIES: AT BUFFALO BY AMMA GHARTEY-TAGOE KOOTIN at UC Berkeley

New Play Reading
When: September 18, 2013, 4:00 PM
Location: Durham Studio Theater, UC Berkeley
Free event!
GET HERE/PARKING
Book by Amma Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin and Joshua Williams. Original music and archival music arrangement by Khalil Sullivan. Lyrics by Khalil Sullivan with Amma Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin and Joshua Williams. Based on original research by Amma Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin.
Race was on display at the [...]

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John Divola: As Far as I Could Get Exhibition at LACMA

Dates: October 6, 2013–July 6, 2014
Location: Ahmanson Building, Level 2, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
With a career spanning four decades, John Divola is as distinctive for his commitment to the photographic community as for his thought-provoking work. After graduating from California State University, Northridge, Divola entered the MFA program at the University of [...]

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Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa—Art and Film at LACMA

Dates: September 22, 2013–February 2, 2014
Location: Art of the Americas Building, Level 2, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
From the early 1930s through the early 1980s, the Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa (1907–1997) helped forge an evocative and enduring image of Mexico, its history, its landscape and its people. Among the most important cinematographers of [...]

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Kitasono Katue: Surrealist Poet Exhibit at the LACMA

Kitasono Katue: Surrealist Poet
Pavilion for Japanese Art
Dates: August 3, 2013–December 1, 2013
Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90036
phone: 323 857-6000
Kitasono Katue (1902–1978) was the best known Japanese poet-artist in Europe and the US during the middle half of the 20th century. This is the first solo exhibit of his [...]

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FORREST BESS: SEEING THINGS INVISIBLE EXHIBITION at the Hammer Museum

Dates: September 29, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Location: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
A singular figure in American art who experienced significant recognition and painful isolation during his life – and whose fame has waxed and waned since his death − Forrest Bess (1911-77) has recently become the subject of keen new interest. At the 2012 [...]

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SFJAZZ Collective Comes to UC Santa Barbara Oct 17

When: Thursday, October 17, 8:00 PM
Location: Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
(seating chart)
Tickets:
$25 – $40 : General Public
$18 : UCSB Students (Current ID required / Limited availability)
BUY TICKETS
10th Anniversary Season
“The octet boasts as much or more collective talent, firepower and critical acclaim than any other jazz ensemble going.” DownBeat
“You can propose various definitions for what [...]

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Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Perform Oct 16 in Santa Barbara

When: Wednesday, October 16, 8:00 PM
Location: The Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara
(seating chart)
Tickets:
$38 – $48 : General Public
$20 : UCSB Students (Current ID required / Limited availability)
BUY TICKETS
Supported in part by the Cohen Family Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Tony Award-winning Director and
Choreographer for the Broadway Hit FELA!
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
Play [...]

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Artist Call – FiberShots Community Challenge: Tasty Too!

Join the FiberShots Community Challenge and help support the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles! Use your preferred fiber art medium to translate your food inspiration into a 16″ square. The Museum will exhibit all submissions in conjunction with Tasty! too: Food Inspired Quilts, from January 29th through April 27th, 2014.
Entries will be for [...]

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Call for Artists – Earn up to $500!

For Southern CA artists
We’d like to start a product line promoting the work of artists from San Bernardino County. Your artwork would be put on limited edition merchandise such as t-shirts, tote bags, etc. and sold at art events all over the county and surrounding areas. This is a great opportunity for artists to get [...]

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Artist Call – Bok Kai Festival: Year of the Horse Art Competition!

The purpose of this competition is to select the original artwork that will be used by the Bok Kai Parade Committee for the posters and t-shirts celebrating the Chinese Year of the Horse during the 2014 Bok Kai Festival.
This competition is open to all residents of California. Yuba-Sutter artists are especially encouraged to participate.
General [...]

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Artist Call – Festival of Arts 2014 Summer Exhibitor Application

For Southern CA artists
The Festival of Arts – California’s Premier Fine Art Show is a prestigious, highly competitive, regional juried fine art show featuring original artwork by southern Orange County’s finest artists. The 2014 show will run next July and August. Artists who would like to apply for the 2014 fine art show should [...]

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Artist Call – SPARC Juried Exhibition

South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) announces its second annual juried exhibition, October 30 – November 30, 2013 at the So Pas Gallery Pasadena, 1121 Mission St, South Pasadena CA 91030. The Opening Reception will take place on Saturday, November 9, from 6-8 pm.
Eligibility:
The exhibition is open to all current paid SPARC member artists, or [...]

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Artist Call – William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts Invites Applications From African-American Artists for 2013 Johnson Prize

Deadline: September 23, 2013
The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts was established in 2001 in honor of William H. Johnson, an American artist known primarily for his Scandinavian landscapes and his witty and poignant depictions of African-American daily life.
Recognizing that minority artists often need economic assistance the foundation seeks to encourage artists early in [...]

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Culver Center of the Arts @ UCR ARTSblock presents Patrick Quan: Accidents and Failures

Patrick Quan: Accidents and Failures Exhibition
Dates: August 17 – September 28, 2013
Closing Reception: Saturday, September 28, 6-9 PM, free admission
Location: Culver Center of the Arts, UC Riverside
RIVERSIDE, CALIF.— Patrick Quan: Accidents and Failures is a multi-media exhibition at UCR ARTSblock’s Culver Center of the Arts that will occupy several spaces—a first for Culver. Altogether, [...]

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Lutu Chuktiwa: LA Film Premier and Discussion

Discussion with Yoeme Indian Collaborators and Film Makers
When: Thursday, October 17th, 3-4:30 PM
Location: Glorya Kaufman Hall, 200, UC Los Angeles
Message from the artist (David Shorter, Associate Professor and Vice Chair, World Arts and Cultures/Dance and Associate Professor of Gender Studies):
“In 2006, I received a National Science Foundation grant to film the Lutu Pahko ceremony among [...]

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JAMES WELLING: MONOGRAPH EXHIBITION at the Hammer Museum

Dates: September 29, 2013 – January 12, 2014
Location: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Artist James Welling has created beautiful and challenging photographs for over thirty-five years. Operating in the hybrid ground between painting and sculpture and traditional photography, he is a foremost photographic practitioner enthralled with the possibilities of the medium. Since the mid-1970s, Welling’s practice has [...]

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The Hammer Museum Presents ‘SING ME THE SONGS THAT SAY I LOVE YOU’

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2:00 PM
Location: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Co-presented with the Sundance Institute
In May 2011 family and friends gathered together to pay tribute to the late singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle. Filmed at the Town Hall Theater in New York City by Lian Lunson, this documentary is partly a concert and partly an intimate look at [...]

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New Swan Shakespeare Festival 2013 at UC Irvine

SOME PERFORMANCES ALREADY SOLD OUT!
New Swan Shakespeare Festival presents
THE FANTASTICKS
Dates: September 6-2, 2013, 8:00 PM
Location: New Swan Theater (Gateway Commons near Aldrich Park), UC Irvine
Tickets:
Adults $30
Seniors $25
Students $20
About:
The boy and the girl fall madly in love but grow restless and [...]

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Macbeth by William Shakespeare at UC Santa Barbara

by William Shakespeare
directed by Irwin Appel
DATES:
September 6-8 / 7 PM
September 7 / 2 PM
LOCATION: Hatlen Theater, UC Santa Barbara
PRICE: FREE
ABOUT: Directed by Irwin Appel, Professor of Theater, and Director of the UCSB BFA Actor Training Program, Macbeth stars UCSB professors Jeff Mills in the title role, and Michael Morgan as Duncan the king, along [...]

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Alonzo King LINES Ballet Comes to Santa Barbara

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 8:00PM
Location: The Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA
(seating chart)
Tickets:
$38 – $48 : General Public
$20 : UCSB Students (Current ID required / Limited availability)
BUY TICKETS
Supported in part by the Cohen Family Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Alonzo King, Founder and Artistic Director
“Alonzo King is one of the few bona fide visionaries [...]

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‘Labour and Wait’ displays the melding of art and craft

August 31, 2013
originally posted by Los Angeles Times
SANTA BARBARA — Speaking recently to a sold-out crowd at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, noted British ceramic artist Grayson Perry held forth as his alter ego, Claire, in a pageboy blond bob and a satiny yellow frock dotted with cheerful coffee mugs. Asked if he had [...]

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Walt Disney Concert Hall Turns 10 This Fall

September 4, 2013
originally posted by Los Angeles Times
Already a Los Angeles landmark, Walt Disney Concert Hall turns 10 this fall. Celebrations on Grand Avenue will be populist and bold, including a Los Angeles Philharmonic gala on Sept. 30 with video projections inside Frank Gehry’s curvaceous structure and a free concert on Sept. 29 that will [...]

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Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Awards $2.5 Million to Advance Education Reform

September 4, 2013
originally posted by Philanthropy News Digest
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has announced grants totaling $2.52 million to ten nonprofit organizations working to advance education reform in California.
Awarded through the California Education Policy Fund, the grants will support programs that address K-12 and community college policy-related issues such as standards and accountability, data systems, teacher effectiveness, [...]

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Los Angeles lifts ban on murals after 10 years

August 31, 2013
originally posted by Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles City Council lifted a decade-long ban on public murals last week, marking a decisive victory for artists who argued the law made no sense in a city with such a rich tradition of street art.
The decision culminates years of debate over how Los Angeles should [...]

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Artist Call- Exhibition Opportunity

For SF Bay Area artists
ArtSpace at the Women’s Health Resource Center is currently seeking applications from Bay Area artists to host an exhibition of their work. There are 3 open slots for 2014. The goal of ArtSpace is to create a welcoming environment for patients and staff and to provide a venue for local artists [...]

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Artist Call- Fashion Show in Camarillo, CA

Event Date: November 17, 2013
Come join us for a fun filled event at our new Gallery on 2222 Ventura Boulevard.
“Fashion Show” is open to all artists who create wearable and functional art pieces. Unleash your imagination and show your best recent creation! Beautiful and handsome models on this single-evening event will wear your pieces down [...]

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Artist Call- Printmakers’ regional competition and juried print exhibition

Eligibility: The Pacific Art League will consider all forms of printmaking media, including monoprint, monotype, etching, silkscreen, collography, woodcut & linoleum, lithography, mixed print media, and 3D prints. PAL will not accept photography, Giclee, or offset reproductions.
Exhibition Dates: November 1st – 28th, 2013
Opening Reception: November 1st, 2013
Jurors: Paula Kirkeby & Kathryn Kain
Awards: 1st: $250, 2nd: [...]

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Call for Art from LA & NY Artists

After years of enjoying and featuring artwork from around the world, Artist Portfolio Magazine is branching out and zooming in. They want to know what is happening in different regions of the art world; if each magazine focuses on a particular region or city, will trends emerge? This year, they decided to find out and [...]

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Artist Call- Big is Beautiful

CALL FOR ARTISTS: BIG IS BEAUTIFUL
For SF Bay Area artists
A Contemporary Art Exhibition of 2-D & 3-D Wall-Hung Art
Bay Model Visitors Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA
This is a Corps of Engineers facility and does not allow nude, political, or war imagery”
(minimum dimension, 30 inches in any one direction, 50 lbs.maximum).
SHOW DATES: OCT [...]

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Artist Call- Gallery Route One Fellowship for Young Artists, Ages 21-35

For SF Bay Area artists
Gallery Route One invites artists ages 21 to 31 to apply for an 18-month fellowship. Open to artists living in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, working in all fine art media; no crafts.
This is an opportunity to become involved in the life of a working gallery and to exhibit new [...]

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Artists Wanted- Arts at the Point

Arts at the Point is an arts fair, to be held on the campus of Grace First Presbyterian Church, 3955 Studebaker Rd., Long Beach, on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Artists are invited to show and sell their works at the event. Fee for a booth at the event will be $35, payable to [...]

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Artist Call- Hospitality House’s Art for the House Event

ART FOR THE HOUSE is an annual fall art auction and sale, with an emphasis in affordably priced, lowbrow and urban art by Bay Area artists. This year, it will be held on Thursday, October 24th at Arc Gallery, located at 1246 Folsom Street in San Francisco’s SOMA Neighborhood. The event is free to the [...]

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Artist Call- Imagining the Real

The Carnegie Arts Center is presenting the exhibition, Picasso: 25 Years of Edition Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Collection from September 15, 2013 to January 15, 2014. Running currently with it will be the juried exhibition, Imagining the Real, on view from October 16, 2013 – February 23, 2014.
Pablo Picasso has been famously quoted as [...]

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Artist Call- Muralist For SF Bay Area artists

For SF Bay Area artists
Oakland Super Heroes Mural Project
Position: Lead Artist
Attitudinal Healing Connection (AHC), a non-profit organization in West Oakland is looking for a local artist to paint the Hoover Corridor Neighborhood’s second mural project. The Oakland Super Heroes Mural Project is a series of six large scale murals to be painted underneath 580 in the [...]

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UCIRA Artist jesikah maria ross’ People’s History Project featured in Orion Magazine

How many stories are held by a single patch of land? For multimedia artist jesikah maria ross, uncovering the answer is a means of knowing and loving our places and neighbors. jeskiah is the creator of Restore/Restory, a UCIRA funded project that chronicles the stories, traditions, and relationships connected to a single, 130-acre patch of [...]

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UCIRA funded exhibition at UCR: Confessions* of a male chauvinist pig

UCR ARTSblock presents the exhibition
Confessions*
Rethinking Winogrand’s Women
August 10–October 26, 2013 California Museum of Photography, UCR ARTSblock
*of a male chauvinist pig

RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 1, 2013 – UCR ARTSblock presents Confessions* of a male chauvinist pig, on view at the California Museum of Photography from August 10 through October 26, 2013. The exhibition will be accompanied by [...]

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UCIRA Artist Elizabeth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle premiere new film “Goodbye Gauley Mountain—An Ecosexual Love Story”

CHARLESTON, WV— Filmmakers Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle will hold the world premiere of their new film, Goodbye Gauley Mountain—An Ecosexual Love Story, in Charleston, WV. “Our film is about the controversy of mountain top removal mining, and it is also a love story about the Appalachia Mountains and the people who live in them. [...]

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UCIRA funded project “Free Enterprise” travels to the Museum of Art & History, Lancaster, CA

UCR ARTSblock’s
Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen Space Exploration
Travels to the Museum of Art & History, Lancaster, California
August 3 – October 13, 2013
Saturday, August 3, Reception 4-6 p.m., free admission

LANCASTER, Calif. -Museum of Art & History (MOAH) in Lancaster, California, the heart of Southern California aerospace production, presents Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen [...]

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Artist Call- Artists 18 or Younger

For Southern CA artists
To connect artists 18 and younger with mentors in the arts community through various workshops and instructional time. Mentors are given the opportunity to share their knowledge, provide creative methodologies and skills to the youth community, and aid youth in developing an art submission which visually represent our the many ways our [...]

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Artist Call- Artist to Create Distinctive Artwork for Rosie’s Dog Beach

The Arts Council for Long Beach in collaboration with the City of Long Beach, Parks, Recreation and Marine seeks a public artist, or artist team, to create a distinctive artwork for Rosie’s Dog Beach. The artwork will help brand a unique identity for the ever-popular off-leash dog beach. Rosie’s Dog Beach celebrates dog lovers everywhere [...]

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22nd Annual UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Film Festival

Dates: June 7-13, 2013
Location: Various Venues, Los Angeles
To purchase tickets CLICK HERE.
Schedule of Events:
Opening Night
Friday, June 7
7:30 p.m.
UCLA’s James Bridges Theater
The opening event will feature nearly a dozen graduate and undergraduate student films, both live-action and animation. Each film has been selected by a panel of student peers, and the lineup represents some [...]

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UCLA film festival spotlights student work, honors Shane Acker, Ben Affleck, others

originally posted by UCLA Newsroom
May 31, 2013
The 22nd annual UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Film Festival celebrates outstanding achievements by the school’s students and honors several of the entertainment industry’s leading players.
The festival, which runs from Friday, June 7, through Thursday, June 13, at venues on the Westwood campus and other sites in [...]

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Thousands visit as SFMOMA closes for expansion

originally posted by SF Gate
June 3, 2013
As goodbyes go, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s closure Sunday was less a tearjerker than a cause for celebration as thousands of visitors packed its halls for a last glimpse before a multiyear closure to allow an expansion that will more than double its size.
During its final [...]

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“Rear Window” Film Presentation at UC Santa Barbara

Dates: Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 PM & Friday, July 12, 8:30 PM
Location: Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
FREE EVENT.
Alfred Hitchcock Nights: Eight Classic Films of Obsession, Mystery and Suspense
Confined to a tiny apartment while recuperating from a broken leg, a wheelchair-bound photojournalist (James Stewart) spies on his neighbors from his window perch and becomes convinced [...]

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“Vertigo” Film Presentation at UC Santa Barbara

Dates: Wednesday, July 3, 7:30 PM & Friday, July 5, 8:30 PM
Location: Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
FREE EVENT.
Alfred Hitchcock Nights: Eight Classic Films of Obsession, Mystery and Suspense
A retired San Francisco police detective investigates the mysterious activities of an old friend’s beautiful, much-younger wife (Kim Novak), all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. James [...]

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SALT EXCLOSURE: RED HILL MARINA, IMPERIAL VALLEY

MFA Candidate Dominic Paul Miller
in collaboration with Engineers from the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering
Cody Baray, Kevin Chen, Justin Reppert, Victor Sanchez, Craig Smith
present
Salt Exclosure: Red Hill Marina, Imperial Valley
When: Friday, 7 June 2013, 2-5PM
Location: UC San Diego Structural Materials Engineering Building, Rm. 201
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093
The exhibition documents Artist [...]

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Facial Weaponization Suite: a Mask Making Workshop at UC San Diego, Friday June 7th

Facial Weaponization Suite: a Mask Making Workshop
led by visiting artist Zach Blas and Professor Ricardo Dominguez
When: Friday, June 7, 2-5PM
Location: UC San Diego, Performative Nanorobotics Lab
Structural and Materials Engineering Building (SME), Lab 305
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093
In this workshop, mask-making is explored as a queer and feminist resistant practice against emerging forms [...]

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The Experimental Drawing Studio presents “Am I Drawing Now?” by Amy Alexander at UC San Diego

Am I Drawing Now? performance by
Professor Amy Alexander
When: Thursday June 6, 7PM
Location: Structural and Materials Engineering (SME) Bldg, 202, UC San Diego
The Experimental Drawing Studio presents a performance by Amy Alexander; Amy is currently Associate Professor of Visual Arts at UC San Diego. Her work encompasses live visual performance, public art, and critique of [...]

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“Creativity in the Arts: A Neuronal Hypothesis” a Lecture by Professor Jean-Pierre Changeux at UC San Diego, June 6th

The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination and The Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind Present
“Creativity in the Arts: A Neuronal Hypothesis”
a Lecture by
Professor Jean-Pierre Changeux
College de France & Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind
When: Thursday, 6 June 2013, 4PM
Location: Structural and Materials Engineering (SME) Bldg, Room 149, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr, La [...]

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UC San Diego MFA 2013: Artist Talk and Readings

Artist Talk by Jamilah Abdul-Sabur and Readings by Misael Diaz & Allison Spence
When: Wednesday, June 5, 5-7PM

Location: University Art Gallery, UC San Diego
Graduating MFA Candidate’s Jamilah Abdul-Sabur will present an artist talk as part of the MFA 2013 exhibition. Misael Diaz and Allison Spence will also be presenting readings as part of the [...]

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UC Santa Barbara History Professor Receives Mellon New Directions Fellowship

originally posted by UC Santa Barbara
April 2013
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Anthony Barbieri-Low always wanted to be an Egyptologist, and now, with a $238,700 New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the UC Santa Barbara history professor will get his chance to immerse himself in Egyptian archaeology and hieroglyphics.
“I feel very lucky,” said Barbieri-Low, [...]

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UCSB Religious Studies Scholar Receives Guggenheim Fellowship

originally posted by UC Santa Barbara
April 2013
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Ann Taves, professor of religious studies at UC Santa Barbara, has received a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for 2013. She is one of 175 artists, musicians, scholars, and scientists from the United States and Canada to be so honored by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, [...]

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Artist Call- DISCARTED: Art from trash, discarded objects and material

The Ojai Art Festival and the Ojai Film Festival are partnering to hold a juried show of art created from trash, discarded objects and material. The art will be shown in shops, restaurants and galleries in downtown Ojai from November 7 – November 24, 2013. The opening weekend is November 7- 10, coinciding with the [...]

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Artist Call- “NOT JUST LANDSCAPES” Exhibition

“NOT JUST LANDSCAPES”
Juried Exhibition
August 1 – September 7, 2013
Opening Reception Thursday, 8/1, 6-7:30 pm
DEADLINE: July 15, 2013
Call for artwork reflecting scenery in any style from cityscapes to nature views but also
more personal and imaginary visions: futuristic, environmental or psychological.
Open to all media.
Juror: Mark Perlman, Professor of Studio Art – Painting/Drawing, SSU
Non-refundable [...]

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Artist Call- Dreams, Hopes and Inspirations

In observance of the 40th anniversary of Roe vs Wade, the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art (NCWCA) announces a national call for Choice, a juried exhibition of art in support of women’s reproductive rights in the United States. What does choice mean to you? What choices are you making or have made with your [...]

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LACDA Call for Experimental Shorts and Video Art

Los Angeles Center for Digital Art & Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles
Jurors:
Greg Ptacek, Co-Director Downtown Film Festival L.A.
Rex Bruce, Director L.A. Center for Digital Art
Henry Priest, Co-Director Downtown Film Festival L.A.

Deadline for Entries: Monday June 17, 2013
Winners Announced: Monday June 24, 2013
Run of Exhibit and Screen Dates: July 11-14, 2013
in conjunction with Downtown Film Festival [...]

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UCIRA Artist David Familian opening night of “Echo & Narcissus” TONIGHT!

The UCLA Art|Sci Center is going to miss you over the summer!
Thursday, May 30, 2013
5-7pm
Art|Sci Gallery, CNSI 5419
This installation can also be viewed on Saturdays June 1, June 8 and June 15 from 11am – 2 pm. Please contact David at dfamilia@uci.edu for an appointment.
Echo & Narcissus is an installation that explores this ancient [...]

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‘Gunfight at the O.K. Corral’ (1957) and ‘I Walk Alone’ (1948) Films at UCLA Featuring Kirk Douglas In Person

When: Friday, June 7, 2013, 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, UC Los Angeles
Admission
Online: $10. General: $9. non-UCLA students*, seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required): $8. UCLA students (ID required): free.
Additional Information:
IN PERSON: Kirk Douglas
‘Gunfight at the O.K. Corral’ (1957) Directed by John Sturges. Director John Sturges’ classic Vistavision [...]

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HOOLIGAN Theatre Company Spring Play “You Can’t Take It With You”

Dates: May 31 – June 2, 2013
Location: Schoenberg Music Building, Jan Popper Theater, Los Angeles
When Alice Sycamore and Tony Kirby fall in love, the couple tries to have a nice dinner where their parents can meet. However due to miscommunication, Tony’s successful arrogant parents arrive on the wrong night in the midst of the [...]

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Davis: Design chosen for Shrem art museum

originally posted by SF Gate
May 2013
Even as high-profile museums in San Francisco and Berkeley begin taking shape, another architecturally ambitious cultural facility is planned for just outside the Bay Area.
The location is UC Davis, where university officials on Wednesday selected the design team and concept for a museum to be built along Interstate 80 on [...]

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Oakland Museum of Calif.: Grand reopening

originally posted by SF Gate
May 26, 2013
For many years the Oakland Museum of California, with its brief to survey the state’s cultural, natural and social histories, seemed a mongrel among exhibiting institutions. But as its full May 31 reopening approaches, after nearly five years of upgrading and reconception, OMCA begins to look more like a [...]

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Cirque du Soleil bringing ‘Totem’ to L.A., Santa Monica, Irvine

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
May 28, 2013
The touring Cirque du Soleil show “Totem” will make a series of stops in Southern California starting in the fall that will include a three-week residency at the Santa Monica Pier. “Totem” is also scheduled to play at the Port of Los Angeles and the Orange County [...]

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Artist Call- Sacred Memories 2013

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument and El Pueblo Park Association will be presenting an art exhibit entitled SACRED MEMORIES: Contemporary and Cross Cultural Expressions of Day of the Dead from October 25 to November 24, 2013. Sacred Memories will explore the world’s rituals that venerate the departed including Dia de los Muertos, first [...]

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Artist Call- LOOP Arts Grant

For SF Bay Area artists
Grants will be awarded for between 1 week and 1 month. (If you have a smaller show to print for, and won’t need a full month, choosing a shorter residency will allow us to get more artists scheduled and in to print.) You will have 24 hour access to the studio [...]

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Artist Call- Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts

For SF Bay Area artists
Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts Register: http://grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/San-Francisco/Grantseeking-Basics-for-Individuals-in-the-Arts-2013-6-11-Oakland-CA#jmp_lnk Workshop by Foundation Center SF Presented at Pro Arts FREE Workshop, Registration requested. Tuesday, June 11, 2013 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Gain an overview of foundation fundraising for individuals working in the arts. If you are an individual involved in the creative [...]

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Open Call to Los Angeles Artists!

For Southern CA artists
We will be featuring one guest artist at our “Art Parties” every 6 weeks. We are ONLY accepting digital submissions by e-mail, with each e-mail no larger that 2MB (limit 3 submissions per artist). We accept all media EXCEPT for performance art, with the original work being no larger than 7 ft. [...]

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NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa and Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet Announce the 2013 Launchof Blue Star Museums, Including Several CA Museums

originally posted by National Endowment for the Arts
May 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC — NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa and Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet announced the fourth annual launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and a record-breaking 2,000 museums across [...]

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UCSD Theatre & Dance Presents “New Directions”

Directed by Yolande Snaith and Alison D Smith
Dates: June 5 – 8, 2013
Location: Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre, UC San Diego
The Performance
Our first year MFA Dance Theatre choreographers stretch dance theatre boundaries in inventive, new works along with original works by our most talented undergraduate choreographers.
Performances
Wed, June 5, 8:00 pm OPENING
Thu, June 6, 8:00 pm
Fri, [...]

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Hammer Museum will present “Richard Artschwager!” Exhibition

Dates: June 15, 2013 – September 1, 2013

Location: Hammer Museum, UC Los Angeles
In the summer of 2013, the Hammer Museum will present Richard Artschwager!, a full-scale, major retrospective exhibition of the work of Richard Artschwager (b. 1923). Organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art in association with the Yale University Art Gallery, the exhibition [...]

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UCIRA Artist Xarene Eskander wins “Best in Show” for “Salton Sea Revisited”

originally posted by Westmont College
May 21, 2013
Peter Frank, a Los Angeles-based art critic, handed cash awards to local artists at a public reception for “Confluence” on May 16 in the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. Xarene Eskandar, whose single-channel video, “Salton Sea Revisited,” won Best in Show.
“People have been enjoying the wide variety of works, [...]

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UCR ARTSblock presents the exhibition: Geographies of Detention: From Guantánamo to the Golden Gulag

Dates: June 1–September 7, 2013
Location: California Museum of Photography, UC Riverside ARTSblock
UCR ARTSblock presents Geographies of Detention: From Guantánamo to the Golden Gulag, on view at the California Museum of Photography from June 1 through September 7, 2013, andaccompanied by a program of events. The exhibition is guest curated by Catherine Gudis, Molly McGarry, and [...]

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2013 UCSB Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

Dates: May 25-June 16, 2013
Location: Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara
The work of seven artists completing their Master of Fine Arts degrees at UC Santa Barbara will be on display at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UCSB May 25 – June 16, 2013. The group show, entitled Inside Out, is the [...]

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The Hands of War and Civil Disobedience at UC San Diego

UC San Diego Center for the Humanities Living Archives Research Group presents
The Hands of War and Civil Disobedience
featuring
Marione Ingram, Civil Rights Activist and Writer
Ricardo Domingez, UC San Diego Visual Arts AssociateProfessor
When: Friday, 24 May 2013, 4PM
Location: Seuss Room, Geisel Library, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093
The UC San Diego Center for [...]

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The Discursive & Curatorial Productions Initiative Presents: The one beneath is mysterious, falling below the line of sight at UC San Diego

An exhibition of works by
Catherine Czacki
Curated by Elizabeth Miller
When: May 23 – June 17, 2013
Opening Reception on Thursday, May 23rd, 7-9PM

Location: Structural and Materials Engineering Bldg (SME) #406, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093
Catherine Czacki and Elizabeth Miller are Ph.D. students in UC San Diego’s Visual Arts Program in Art History, Theory, [...]

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Am I Drawing Now? Presents: Drawing Ecology: Gestures, Diagrams and Itineraries of Urbanization

The Experimental Drawing Studio Presents:
Am I Drawing Now?
Drawing Ecology Gestures, Diagrams and Itineraries of Urbanization
featuring
UCSD Visual Arts Professor Teddy Cruz
When: Thursday May 23rd, 4PM
Location: Structural and Materials Engineering building (SME) #202, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093
The Experimental Drawing Studio presents a talk with Visual Arts Faculty, Teddy Cruz, who will discuss [...]

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MFA Thesis Show AMASS by Allison Spence

MFA Thesis Show
AMASS
Allison Spence
When: May 20-24, 2013, Noon-4PM
Location: Visual Arts Facility Gallery, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093
MFA Candidate Allison Spence presents her MFA Thesis Show, Amass. The exhibition features paintings and writing revolving around the research of a nameless, ambiguous motion. The reception will include a performance from the accompanying booklet, [...]

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Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination: Starship Century Conference at UCSD

When: All Day May 21 & 22
Location: Atkinson Hall Auditorium, UC San Diego
REGISTER NOW
Click here for a complete conference agenda
Is this the century we begin to build starships?
Why go to the Stars?
Can we?
Should We?
Starship Century is a symposium coordinated by the new Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination in collaboration with [...]

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UCSB WIND ENSEMBLE in 20th Anniversary Concert

When: May 26, 2013, 1:30PM
Location: Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Admission in FREE.
UCSB Wind Ensemble presents a 20th ANNIVERSARY ALUMNI REUNION CONCERT on SUN., MAY 26 (Memorial Day Weekend) at 1:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. Admission is free. All Alumni of the UCSB University Wind Ensemble are invited to attend, bring [...]

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UCSB PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE MAY 22

When: May 22, 7:30PM
Location: Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Tickets:
$15/General, $7/Student
To purchase tickets in advance visit: http://www.music.ucsb.edu/
Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
UCSB PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE presents “STARRY NIGHTS” on WED., MAY 22, 7:30 p.m., Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. Jon Nathan directs “Starry Nights,” a program of music for percussion ensemble about the [...]

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National Endowment for the Arts Awards Grants for Arts Journalism Projects

originally posted by the National Endowment for the Arts
May 14, 2013
August 8, 2013 Art Works deadline offers another funding opportunity
Washington, DC — The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to advancing arts journalism in the digital age and to funding projects that feature new models for sustaining arts criticism and coverage. Starting in [...]

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Annette Bening returning to Geffen Playhouse in a new production

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
May 16, 2013
Annette Bening will return to the Geffen Playhouse next season in a new production consisting of monologues by the American dramatist Ruth Draper. The company said the new production, which doesn’t yet have a title, will be part of the 2013-14 season and is set to run [...]

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Connie Butler of MoMA goes to Hammer Museum as new chief curator

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
May 16, 2013

After more than a year-long search, the Hammer Museum has hired Connie Butler, currently the chief curator of drawings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as its chief curator.
She is leaving that position by July 1 in order to assume her L.A. post mid-month.
Around [...]

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MOCA architecture show opening pushed back to June 16

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
May 17, 2013

The Museum of Contemporary Art released a statement Friday saying it has moved back the opening date of its show about contemporary Los Angeles architecture, part of the Getty’s “Pacific Standard Time Presents” initiative, by two weeks, to June 16.
The guest curator, Christopher Mount, had raised concerns [...]

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Artist Call- 30 artworks in 30 days

‘30 x 30′ will include a group of artists who have completed 30 artworks in 30 days.
For your submission to the ‘30 x 30′ exhibit, please include up to 5 images (you may upload more than 5 images for a fee of $5/each) that you feel best represent your style as an artist and that [...]

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Artist Call- The Music Within

From Classical masterpieces, to soulful Jazz melodies, to the latest hits playing on the radio, we’ve all had the experience of being touched by a piece of music. When you close your eyes while you’re listening to these songs that move you, you can almost see them come to life. Wassily Kandinsky was famous for [...]

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Artist Call- Return to Simplicity Juried Art Show

For SF Bay Area artists
The Piedmont Center for the Arts announces a call to SF Bay Area Artists to feature their work in a juried art show premiering November 1, 2013 in Piedmont, CA.
The Piedmont Center for the Arts is honored to have Rene de Guzman, Senior Curator of Art, Oakland Museum of California, selecting [...]

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Artist Call- Bold in Black and White

Who says black and white is boring? The absence of color just heightens the interest in this all black and white exhibit.
All art mediums including paintings, drawings, and photography will be considered.*
*Black, white, and all shades of grey are acceptable.
Deadline: 07-29-2013
Blue Line Arts
Roseville, CA

Contact: Katie Curler
email: katiec@bluelinearts.org
Phone: 916.783.4117
Website: http://www.rosevillearts.org/exhibits/calls.html

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Artist Call- Eco conscious art for living

For Southern CA artists
ECO- CONSCIOUS ART FOR LIVING
Goals are to promote and support the vital role that art and creation play in raising awareness, supporting concrete solutions and encouraging a culture of eco-conscious living.
Theme: ECO- CONSCIOUS ART FOR LIVING
This word is at the heart of contemporary thought and strategies used by nations, [...]

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Artist Call- 2013 California Open Exhibition

TAG Gallery Juried Exhibition, August 14-30, 2013, at Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica.
Open to U.S. artists 18+ working in computer art, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Maximum size 48″h x 36″w, sculptures maximum size 48″h x 20″w and maximum weight 40 lbs. Cash awards.
Juror: Edward Goldman, Art Critic, National [...]

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Artist Call- Freedom, Rebellion & Adventure

The San Benito County Arts Council and Blak Sage Gallery are currently accepting submissions for “Freedom, Rebellion and Adventure”, a biker-inspired art show from June 27th-July 20th, 2013.
Hollister, California, known as the “Birthplace of the American Biker” is bringing back the Hollister Rally on July 5-6th, which is expected to draw thousands of local and [...]

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Artist Call: The Artists Eye-Open All-Media

For Southern CA artists
Annual Juried and Judged Open All-Media Show near South Coast Plaza at border of Costa Mesa and Santa Ana, CA.
Take in June 2, reception June 8 5-7pm, take out July 21.
Look for prospectus on website www.ocfinearts.org
Deadline: 06-02-2013
Orange County Fine Arts Inc
South Coast Metro, CA

Contact: Showcase Gallery
Email: ocfa@sbcglobal.net
Phone: 714.540.6430
Website: www.ocfinearts.org

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UCIRA Artist Rebecca Lord Presents: Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah,’ Op. 70 Featuring UCLA Chorale and UCLA Chorus Philharmonia June 4th

UCLA Chorale/University Chorus/UCLA Philharmonia
Choral Masterwork: Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah,’ Op. 70
Michael Dean, baritone (UCLA music dept. chair)
Maria Fortuna, soprano
Todd Strange, tenor
Donald Neuen, conductor
When: Tuesday, June 4th, 8PM
Location: Royce Hall, UC Los Angeles
A very dramatic oratorio on the life of the Old Testament prophet Elijah, by Felix Mendelssohn, will be performed by more than 200 singers of the [...]

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Inside Out: 2013 UCSB Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition

When: May 25-June 16, 2013
Opening Reception: May 24, 5:30-7:30 pm

Location: Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara
This exhibition brings together work by graduating MFA students and is the result of two years of intensive artistic engagement. Works on view will include a variety of mediums and techniques. See the exhibition to [...]

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Mexico at the Hour of Combat” Photo Exhibition Opens at Soka University’s Founders Hall Art Gallery, May 20-Aug 23, 2013

Sabino Osuna’s rare photographs of the Mexican Revolution are shown for the first time in Orange County.
When: May 20-August 23, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 29, 5:30-8:00 PM
Location: Soka University, Aliso Viejo, CA
Aliso Viejo, CA – Mexico at the Hour of Combat: Sabino Osuna’s Photographs of the Mexican Revolution will be open at Soka University’s Founders [...]

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UCLA Theater Director Peter Sellars Will be Honored by the Santa Monica Museum of Art on May 9

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
May 4, 2013

Theater director Peter Sellars, a UCLA professor of world arts and cultures, will be honored by the Santa Monica Museum of Art at its 25th-anniversary Precognito Gala on May 9.
Why are you based in Los Angeles instead of New York, which has a larger arts community?
For me, [...]

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UCLA Library’s ‘I’m a Stranger Here Myself’ takes on the Beats

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
May 5, 2013
The story of the Beat Generation is often seen as a tale of two cities: The movement began in New York and blossomed in San Francisco. A UCLA Library exhibit sheds light on “a third, lesser-known hub” — Los Angeles, specifically the beachside bohemia of Venice.
“The Beats [...]

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‘Eurydice’ by Sarah Ruhl at UC Santa Barbara

Eurydice
by Sarah Ruhl
Dates: 05/24/13 – 06/1/13
Location: Hatlen Theater, UC Santa Barbara
Cost: $13/Student, Seniors, UCSB Faculty, Staff & Alumni; $17/General Admission
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Directed by Jeff Mills
Schedule:
Friday, May 24 | 8pm — Opening Night!
Saturday, May 25 | 8pm
Thursday, May 30 | 8pm
Friday, May 31 | 8pm
Saturday, June 1 | 2pm
Saturday, June 1 | 8pm
In Eurydice, celebrated playwright [...]

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‘Body of Work’ Show by Jerry Pearson at UC Santa Barbara

Body of Work
by Jerry Pearson
Dates: 05/17/13 – 05/19/13
Location: Ballet Studio Theatre, UC Santa Barbara
Cost: $10
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Video, music, dance, and the spoken word all combine in this one man show from Jerry Pearson, choreographer, 20 year Artistic Director of Santa Barbara Dance Theatre and UCSB professor as he explores the inspirations and revelations of a [...]

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‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ Peformance at UC Santa Barbara

A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
Dates: 05/9/13 – 05/19/13
Location: Performing Arts Theater, UC Santa Barbara campus
Cost: $13/Student, Seniors, UCSB Faculty, Staff & Alumni; $17/General Admission
An ACTING UP FRONT Production – Directed by Irwin Appel
Performances:
Thursday, May 9 | 8pm
Friday, May 10 | 8pm — Opening Night!
Saturday, May 11 | 2pm
Tuesday, May 14 | 8pm
Wednesday, May [...]

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Infinite Space: John Lautner Film at UC Santa Barbara

Series Sponsor: Winick Architects
ART | ARCHITECTURE ON FILM
Co-presented with the Carsey-Wolf Center and the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UCSB
When: Sunday, May 19, 3:00 PM
Location: Pollock Theater, UC Santa Barbara
Tickets:
$10 : General Public
$5 : UCSB Students (Current ID required / Limited availability)
$5 : All Students
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“My whole life is devoted to architecture… that’s [...]

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Artist Call- Art Beat 2013

Seeking artists to be part of an amazing one night art an music event featuring live bands, live painters, DJ sets, body painters, food trucks and an open bar. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the art and music program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. This event will be held at the Plaza for [...]

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Artist Call: Blau-Gold Studio/Teaching Fellowship

For SF Bay Area artists
The Blau-Gold Studio/ Teaching Fellowship (BGSTF) is made possible by a gift from the estate of the late Lonny Darwin, a supporter of education and the arts. The Fellowship, named for Ms. Darwin’s late mother, Emmy Blau- Gold, is designed to support an emerging artist for one year by providing free [...]

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Artist Call: HeART & Soul ~ Take a Deeper Look

HeART & Soul – Take a Deeper Look
Soul Art Shows is a collaboration between Jennifer Lothrigel & Joey Paynter with the intention to showcase art that has been created from the deepest places within and tells the story of what is going on within the artist. These works have been created intentionally with a therapeutic [...]

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Jonathan Fineberg Book Signing Event, May 9, 4pm at the Nelson Gallery

A TROUBLESOME SUBJECT: THE ART OF ROBERT ARNESON
by Jonathan Fineberg
BOOK SIGNING EVENT
When: May 9, 2013 – 4pm
Location: Nelson Gallery, UC Davis
You are invited to a lecture followed by a book signing and reception with the author. Copies of A Troublesome Subject will be available for purchase.
Biography
Jonathan Fineberg is the Adjunct Curator, Parrish Art [...]

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ARTIST CALL: DIGITAL ARTISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS: INT’L JURIED EXHIBITION – “True Colors 2”

Deadline: June 1, 2013
Murrieta, CA
DIGITAL ARTS: CALIFORNIA invites digital artists and photographers from around the world to submit images to “TRUE COLORS 2,” an exhibit that will reprise the exciting color of our original show. Bring on your palette: bright, eye-grabbing colors or soft pastels; deep, mysterious shades or natural earth tones; or perhaps [...]

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Professor Teddy Cruz Honored with the 2013 Architecture Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters

originally posted by the The American Academy of Arts and Letters
April 17, 2013
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS ANNOUNCES 2013 ARCHITECTURE AWARD WINNERS
New York, April 17, 2013 — The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the recipients of its 2013 architecture awards. The Academy’s architecture awards program began in 1955 with the inauguration [...]

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Professor Jennifer Pastor Presents her New Sculpture “Endless Arena” at Regen Projects

When: Running until May 11, 2013
Location: Regen Projects, 6750 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles
Endless Arena
April 11 – May 11, 2013
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Regen Projects is pleased to announce an exhibition of a new sculpture by Los Angeles-based artist, Jennifer Pastor.
Endless Arena [...]

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Alumnus Joe Yorty Presents Save on Everything

MFA Alum Joe Yorty
SAVE ON EVERYTHING
When: Running until May 25, 2013
Location: Helmuth Projects, 1827 5th Avenue, San Diego
Helmuth Projects presents New works in sculpture, photography, collage and video by Joe Yorty.
Joe was born and raised in the southwest corner of the state of Utah and spent his junior high and high school years in [...]

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UCSD Artists Featured in Fiction Alters Form

MFA Candidate Joshua Miller and MFA Alum Joe Yorty featured in
Fiction Alters Form
When: Running until May 26, 2013
Location: T.F.R. Gallery, 1026 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
TFR Gallery presents Fiction Alters Form, featuring artists Joshua Miller, Matt Rich, and Joe Yorty. In selecting Matt Rich and Joe Yorty for the exhibition, Joshua Miller [...]

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Professor Louis Hock Featured at MCASD

Film:The American Tapes
When: Saturday, May 11, 5-10pm
Location: Music of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), La Jolla, 700 Prospect Street, San Diego
Today filmmaker Louis Hock raises timely and powerful questions: “What happens when Mexican “illegal aliens,” hounded by the immigration authorities and vilified in the media, are suddenly transformed into U.S. Citizens? That is what [...]

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UCR ARTSblock presents THANK YOU FOR COMING: Senior Exhibition 2013

Dates: May 18 – June 1, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18, 6-9 p.m., free admission*
Locations: UCR ARTSblock, UC Riverside
3 venues-
California Museum of Photography, Culver Center of the Arts, and Sweeney Art Gallery
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – UCR ARTSblock’s Sweeney Art Gallery & Culver Center of the Arts present Thank You For Coming, the annual senior exhibition [...]

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Announcing the 2013 UCIRA Major Grant Awardees

The UC Institute for Research in the Arts is proud to announce the awardees for the UCIRA Major Grant (Visual Arts Practice and Research and Emerging Fields):
Visual Arts Practice and Research Awards:

Bruce Yonemoto, $10,000.00 for Enka!
Renee Tajima-Pena, $10,000.00 for No Más Bebés Por Vida Interactive
Hermione Spriggs and Curtis Tamm, [...]

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The Underground New Play Festival at UC San Diego

When: May 31 – June 8
Location: Arthur Wagner Theatre, UC San Diego
DIRECTIONS
About the Festival
Celebrate the artistic achievements of our undergraduate playwrights, directors, designers, and actors in a festival dedicated to world-premiere plays and work created entirely by undergrads.
Every year, the Underground New Play Festival selects and mounts a full production for 4 new short plays. [...]

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‘Neil Beloufa’ Exhibition at the Hammer Museum

Dates: May 25, 2013 – August 25, 2013
Location: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Neil Beloufa’s films focus on the slippery line between fiction and reality. He sets up situations in which both amateurs and professional actors explore enigmatic subjects ranging from extraterrestrials to nationalism, terrorism, and the future. During his Hammer residency in 2012, Beloufa produced [...]

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A. Quincy Jones Exhibition at the Hammer Museum

Dates: May 25, 2013 – September 8, 2013
Location: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living is the first major museum retrospective of the Los Angeles-based architect’s work and pays special attention to the unique collaborative nature of his practice. The exhibition is presented as part of the larger Getty-sponsored initiative Pacific Standard [...]

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Artist Call- Arts Alive Featured Artist

For Northern CA artists
The Clarke Museum is looking for local artists interested in displaying their work at our monthly Arts Alive Events. Artists would have the opportunity to display, promote and sell their work. Arts Alive Events take place from 6pm-9pm on the first Saturday of every month.
Deadline: 12-31-2013
Clarke Historical Museum
Eureka, CA
Contact: Amber Mitchell
email: [...]

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Artist Call- All Those Figures

All Those Figures… — The Santa Cruz Art League announces a call to artists for a national juried art exhibition, August 17 – September 15 in Santa Cruz, CA.
$1,000 in Awards.
Juror: Susan Hillhouse Leask, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, CA.
Deadline: June 14, 2013.
Entry Fee: $45 / $35 [...]

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Artist Call- Call for Exhibition Proposal for Walnut Creek Library Gallery

For Northern CA artists
The City of Walnut Creek, in conjunction with the Walnut Creek Downtown Library, is now accepting proposals for The Library Community Art Gallery’s 2013-2014 exhibition season. This program is administered by the Arts, Recreation, and Community Services Department under the direction of the Walnut Creek Arts Commission.The Library Community Art Gallery was [...]

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Artist Call- Showcase Competition II

Art Labology is now accepting entries for it’s Showcase Competition II. All forms of 2-D art are welcome and the subject is limitless! Gold Prize Winner – $1,500; Silver Prize Winners (3) – $200 each plus permanent feature page and additional promotional benefits for all winners!
For more information please visit www.artlabology.com
Deadline: [...]

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NEA awards $26.3 million, with 122 recipients in California

originally posted by the National Endowment for the Arts
April 23, 2013
Washington, DC — National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that the NEA plans to award $26.3 million in grants to nonprofit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide. These grants support exemplary projects in thirteen artistic disciplines and fields: [...]

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MOCA acquires massive Ryan Trecartin video installation

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
April 25, 2013
An artist who mines the visual excesses and verbal tics of teenagers in the ADHD age of instant messaging, Ryan Trecartin has had important early shows in L.A., but MOCA’s announcement of new acquisitions Thursday marks the first time his work is entering a museum collection here.
With [...]

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Old Globe’s 2013-14 season to include extra helpings of the Bard

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
April 26, 2013
The Old Globe’s new artistic director, Barry Edelstein, is a noted Shakespearean, and its 2013-14 season, the first he’s picked, will give extra emphasis to the Bard, beyond the separate summer series that typically offers at least two Shakespeare plays in the outdoor theater that’s part of [...]

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The Paris Photo art fair comes to Los Angeles: Photography’s new aim

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
April 26, 2013
The photograph is almost famous: a shot by Kevin Winter of actress Jennifer Lawrence that caught her just as she stumbled on her way to receive an Oscar this year.
The small drawings hanging beneath are less familiar: delicate images by P.E. Sharpe of a sparse figure, stripped [...]

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Southwest Museum’s prospects for festive 100th birthday are dim

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
April 28, 2013
Los Angeles’ oldest museum site, the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, is celebrating its centennial this year with the debut of a new entrance halland outdoor nature center, capping a full makeover that’s already yielded new halls for dinosaurs and mammals, and the return of the [...]

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UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the Santa Barbara premiere of Warhol’s World in Song: Musical Snapshots from the 1960s

When: Wednesday, May 8, 8:00PM
Location: the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara
Tickets: (805) 893-3535 or www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu
Press Information (MEDIA ONLY): (805) 893-3494 or karna.hughes@sa.ucsb.edu
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UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the Santa Barbara premiere of Warhol’s World [...]

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UCSB Arts & Lectures, the Carsey-Wolf Center and the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UCSB present Gerhard Richter Painting

Gerhard Richter Painting
as part of the series ART | ARCHITECTURE ON FILM
When: Sunday, May 5, 3:00PM
Location: Pollock Theater, UC Santa Barbara
Tickets: (805) 893-3535 or www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu
Press Information (MEDIA ONLY): (805) 893-3494 or karna.hughes@sa.ucsb.edu
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UCSB Arts & Lectures, [...]

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UCSB Arts & Lectures, the Carsey-Wolf Center and the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UCSB present Infinite Space

Infinite Space
as part of the series: ART | ARCHITECTURE ON FILM series
When: Sunday, May 19, 3:00PM
Location: Pollock Theater, UC Santa Barbara
Tickets: (805) 893-3535 or (805) 893-3535 or www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu
Press Information (MEDIA ONLY): (805) 893-3494 or karna.hughes@sa.ucsb.edu
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UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the Santa Barbara debut of the Handel and Haydn Society

Handel and Haydn Society
When: Wednesday, May 1, 8:00PM
Location: Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Tickets: (805) 893-3535 or www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu
Press Information (MEDIA ONLY): (805) 893-3494 or karna.hughes@sa.ucsb.edu
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UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the Santa Barbara debut of Handel and Haydn [...]

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Houseguest: William E. Jones Exhibition at the Hammer Museum

Dates: May 18, 2013 – August 18, 2013
Location: Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Houseguest is a series of exhibitions at the Hammer Museum that invites artists to curate an exhibition based on the Museum’s and UCLA’s diverse collections. For this exhibition, entitled Imitation of Christ, Los Angeles-based artist William E. Jones was inspired by a photograph of [...]

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California Scene Paintings From 1930 To 1960 On View At Pasadena Museum of California Art

originally posted by the Huffington Post
The term California Scene Painting was popularized by iconic Los Angeles art critic Arthur Millier to describe representational artworks of the early to mid 20th century that depicted the gorgeous, everyday terrain of the Golden State. From picturesque lodges to dreamy coastlines, these regionalist works of art captured the scenic [...]

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Artist Call- Summer Art Exhibition

For Southern CA artists
This is a show for current, active, SFVAC Members and Youth Members (ages 18-26). To become a member you must pay the membership fee and attend one monthly meeting before entering for a show. The prospectus is available by emailing mthorin@socal.rr.com.
This will be a juried show with the following awards- [...]

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Artist Call- Call for New, Unproduced Plays

For Southern CA artists
CYGNET THEATRE, IN ASSOCIATION WITH PLAYWRIGHT PROJECT, SEEKS NEW PLAYS FOR PLAYWRIGHTS IN PROCESS, A THREE DAY FESTIVAL FOCUSED ON NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT
Cygnet Theatre, in association with Playwrights Project, requests original, un-produced plays for 2nd Annual Playwrights in Process Festival (PiP). The Festival is three days of audience-focused [...]

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Call for Writers – Inland Empire

Arts Connection is looking for writers to generate original content for our newsletter, facebook and our new network launching soon. Possible assignments include: interviewing local artists or art organizations, art leaders, editorial about opening receptions at local galleries or museums, reviews on exhibitions, books or films with local ties, etc. Paid and volunteer positions are [...]

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Artist Call- San Bernardino County Artists

We’d like to start a product line promoting the work of artists from San Bernardino County. Your artwork would be put on limited edition merchandise such as t-shirts, tote bags, etc. and sold at art events all over the county and surrounding areas. This is a great opportunity for artists to get exposure plus funds [...]

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UC Irvine Presents Physical Graffiti: May 2-4

Undergraduate Dance students present original choreography.
Loretta Livingston and Molly Lynch, artistic directors.
Dates: May 2-4, 2013
May 2-4
Evenings @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 2
Matinee @ 2:00 PM
Where: Claire Trevor Theatre, UC Irvine
Admission: General $15 / Seniors $14 / Children & UCI Students $11
Purchasing tickets through the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or online www.arts.uci.edu/tickets

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MOCA hits $75-million mark, nearing endowment goal

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
April 18, 2013
Trustees of the Museum of Contemporary Art say they have reached the $75-million mark in their campaign to establish a $100-million endowment, with $50 million raised in the last month alone.
MOCA’s board co-chairs Maria Bell and David Johnson said Wednesday that reaching the three-quarter mark of its [...]

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Huntington building new $60-million education and visitors center

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
April 18, 2013
A new building complex will rise on the grounds of the Huntington Library in San Marino. The $60-million construction project, which recently kicked off following a ground-breaking, will create a new education and visitors center that is expected to be completed in 2015.
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, [...]

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MOCA gala takes walk on the wild side

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
April 21, 2013
It seemed only fitting that the MOCA gala celebrating the opening of Urs Fischer’s new chaos-skirting show, organized under the “creative direction” of the crazy-making artist Rob Pruitt, would have a Dada sort of anti-logic.
In other words, it was one weird night, packed with preposterous events and [...]

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‘Warhol’s World in Song’ Exhibition at UC Santa Barbara

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 8:00 PM
Where: Art, Design & Architecture Museum UC Santa Barbara
Tickets: $35 : General Public
$10 : UCSB Students
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Concert Coinciding with Andy Warhol Photo Exhibition
Warhol’s World in Song:
Musical Snapshots from the 1960s
Santa Barbara Premiere
“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.” [...]

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1927 Theater at UC Santa Barbara

When: Thursday, April 25, 2013, 8:00 PM
Where: Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Tickets: $38 : General Public
$18 : UCSB Students
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Live Music and Animation
The Animals and Children Took to the Streets
A “jaw-droppingly clever and gloriously subversive parable.” The Guardian (U.K.)
“A mind-blowingly beautiful piece of theatre.” Time Out London
Equal parts Charles Dickens and Tim Burton, the Bayou [...]

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Handel and Haydn Society Performance at UCSB

When: Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 8:00 PM
Where: Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara
Tickets: $35 : General Public
$19 : UCSB Students (Current ID required / Limited availability)
$19 : All Students
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Santa Barbara Debut
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Works by Corelli and Geminiani
Handel and Haydn Society of Boston
Harry Christophers, Artistic Director
Aisslinn Nosky, Leader and Violin
“Gorgeously rendered, utterly transparent and [...]

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‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ Performance at UCSB

A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams
Dates: May 9-19, 2013
Location: Performing Arts Theater, UC Santa Barbara campus
Cost: $13/Student, Seniors, UCSB Faculty, Staff & Alumni; $17/General Admission
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An ACTING UP FRONT Production – Directed by Irwin Appel
Thursday, May 9 | 8pm
Friday, May 10 | 8pm — Opening Night!
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Wendy Sussman Award: Grace Colletta & Jessica Lifang Wang

The Wendy Sussman Award: Grace Colletta & Jessica Lifang Wang
and The Dirt Show
When: April 17-27, 2013
Where: Worth Ryder Art Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-5 PM
The Wendy Sussman Award, given in honor of UC Berkeley Associate Professor of Art Practice Wendy Sussman (1950-2001), recognizes two undergraduate Art Practice students for accomplishments in [...]

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UCSC’s DANM 2013 MFA Exhibition “ground(ctrl)”

April 27 – 28 & May 2 – 5, 2013 (10-4)
Reception: Thursday May 2, 8-10pm
Preceding reception: Lecture by Will Wright, renowned computer game designer
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC), UCSC
Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) at UC Santa Cruz presents ground(ctrl), an MFA exhibition of eight graduate students whose artistic research employs advanced technologies for creative [...]

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Call for Writers – Inland Empire

For Southern CA artists
Arts Connection is looking for writers to generate original content for our newsletter, facebook and our new network launching soon. Possible assignments include: interviewing local artists or art organizations, art leaders, editorial about opening receptions at local galleries or museums, reviews on exhibitions, books or films with local ties, etc. Paid and [...]

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Artist Call- Vernal Pool Visions: Art Celebrating Sacramento Valley Vernal Pool Prairies

Open Juried Themed Art Exhibition, Vernal Pool Visions: Art Celebrating Sacramento Valley Vernal Pool Prairies September 21 – October 15, 2013 Benefiting Sacramento Splash, Splash Education Center 4426 Excelsior Road, Mather, CA
FEES & AWARDS
Judge: Patricia Abraham, T.W.S.A. – Painter, teacher, author
Awards: Best of Show $300, additional cash awards to be determined
Fee: $15 per submission, non-refundable
Commission: [...]

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Artist Call- Slice: A Juried Cross-Section of Regional Art

ELIGIBILITY AND MEDIA:
The Pence’s Slice exhibit, now in its 2nd year, is open to all artists residing in California, showcases work in all media that is conceptually thoughtful, technically skilled, and representative of contemporary trends in art. Work may be in any medium, but must be 36” or under for wall work. Work must not [...]

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Artist Call- Lummis Day Call For Art: LIVE

For Los Angeles artists
LUMMIS DAY CALL FOR ART:
This year’s theme is “LIVE: verb, adjective, adverb.”
Open to interpretation, LIVE asks artists to interpret either the verb, adjective or adverb definition of the word.
This curated exhibition is open to artists of all media. First preference will be given to Northeast area artists or artists with a [...]

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Artist Call- Bay Area Currents 2013

For SF Bay Area artists
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, selected by a curator who has a clear knowledge of the region, and illustrated by a small number of key [...]

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Fine Arts Museums hire Frick curator

originally posted by the SF Gate
In a move expected to boost San Francisco’s international art reputation, the board of the city’s beleaguered Fine Arts Museums on Wednesday approved the appointment of Colin Bailey, the deputy director and chief curator of the Frick Collection in New York, as its new director.
In addition to his work at [...]

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Three new names on MOCA board

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
April 10, 2013
Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art has appointed three new trustees, including Bruce Karatz, the former chief executive of KB Homes who was convicted three years ago on four felony counts of failing to disclose the backdating of stock options.
Also joining the board are prominent investor Stanley [...]

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Motion Picture Academy unveils ambitious plans for film museum

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
April 12, 2013
Will the Academy’s big bubble pop before it has a chance to be built?
Italian architect Renzo Piano, Los Angeles architect Zoltan Pali and officials from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled preliminary designs Thursday for a $300-million film museum at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax [...]

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Obama’s arts budget plan goes beyond restoring ’sequester’ cuts

originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
Aprils 15, 2013
President Obama’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year would boost federal arts spending 10% above where it stands at the moment, lifting it to $1.58 billion for the 2013-14 budget year that begins Oct. 1 and more than compensating for cuts from the “budget sequestration” [...]

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MEGAN DAALDER “Project Eureka”: Exhibition at UC Los Angeles

When: Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Where: CNSI Art|Sci Gallery, UC Los Angeles
Project Eureka is a shapeshifting narrative that will unfold over the course of 2013. Through performance, installation, and video the project will follow the first and last designer baby, as she struggles to contribute to the future of humanity in a post-climate change world. [...]

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UCLA Art|Sci Center presents the fourth installment of LASERs “Speaking Your Mind”

When: April 18, 2013, 7-9pm
Where: California Nanosystems Institute Building, UC Los Angeles
Mark Cohen (UCLA Neuroscience)
Stephen Nowlin (Art Center College of Design)
Aaron Thomen (MindMIDI)
Adam Steig (UCLA Nano Pico Characterization Facility)
Gerald Buckberg, MD (Distinguished Professor of Cardiac Surgery)
Paul Weiss (UCLA CNSI)
Anne Andrews (UCLA Neuroscience)
James K. Gimzewski (UCLA Chemistry)
Laurent Bentolila (UCLA Advanced Light Microscopy/Spectroscopy Lab)
Come join us, and [...]

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‘We’d love your company’ at UC San Diego

Fucking with Philosophers: a Kegels for Hegel performance
When: Friday, April 19, 6:30-7:30pm
Where: University Art Gallery, UC San Diego
Straddling philosophical smutcore and tongue in chic, Kegels for Hegel is an open collaboration of academics and artists that works the brain as well as the pelvic floor. During this 1 hour event, K4H will host live singing [...]

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‘Am I Drawing Now?’ Featuring UCSD Professor Jack Greenstein and Graduate Student Matteo Orsini

Professor Jack Greenstein, Visual Arts UCSD in conversation with Visual Arts Graduate Student Matteo Orsini
“Some tales about that ellusive allusive thing called line”
When: Thursday, April 18, 2013, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: Structural and Materials Engineering building (SME) #202, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California 92093
A line is one of the most basic plastic elements [...]

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Edge Performance Festival Offers Something for Everyone at UC Davis

University of California, Davis
April 12, 2013
The Edge Performance Festival returns for its third year at UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance. This year’s line-up features drama, comedy, song and a variety of dance including aerial, hip-hop and tap performances in four events: Main Stage Dance, Hour of 5’s, [...]

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Artist Call- Metro seeks photographic services

Photographic Services (Environmental Portrait Photography)
Metro Creative Services is seeking to contract with a professional photographer with
expertise in environmental portrait photography. The photographer will provide
portraits of artists commissioned by Metro to create public artworks for the Metro
transit system.
Scope of Work
-Photographer shall shoot numerous frames to obtain various exposures, and
perspectives/viewpoints of each artist in [...]

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ARTnews Recognizes Williamson Gallery as Shaping Art/Science Movement

Originally posted by ARTnews Magazine
March 2013
In the March 2013 issue of ARTnews Magazine, arts writer Suzanne Muchnic features the Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery on the Art Center Hillside Campus and its nearly two decade-long series of exhibitions. The cover story, “Under the Microscope,” also features other leading contributors to the burgeoning art/science movement, noting [...]

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‘Ernest Cole: Photographer’ opens at Fowler Museum

Originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
April 7, 2013
The exhibition includes 125 images by the black South African photojournalist, who documented apartheid.
Long before Ernest Cole became one of South Africa’s first black photojournalists, he had dreams of becoming a doctor, a bold aspiration for a young man coming of age during apartheid rule in the [...]

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Santa Monica wins Eliasson sculpture; awaits a much bigger one

Originally posted by the Los Angeles Times
April 8, 2013
Santa Monica will soon be sporting a new piece of civic art by Olafur