July 7, 2019

Self and Place: Refinding San Bernardino County Featured

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This is an open community call to populate the walls of the Clara & Allen Gresham Art Gallery of San Bernardino Valley College with the words and images of what life looks and feels like across San Bernardino County. This could be photographs of the view from your window or a portrait of your family. This could take form as a short poem or a collage of postcards from your local gift shop. These walls are going to represent the vivid, textured layers of our lives that we can never see in one pass on a map.

Where do you find yourself, in whose company, in what layers of culture, history, religion, and environment? What are the ways you share that experience with those around you?

A map only contains the layers of information we decide to include and the lens we choose to put on. When you look at a map of San Bernardino County, it is a vast space containing over 20,000 square miles, where 75% of the population lives on just 2.5% of the land. But this data doesn’t convey the rich experiences each of you have with the land you love, steward and share with those closest to you.

We are creating a gallery sized portrait of those selves and those places that populate the largest county in the lower 48. Those 24 cities, 27 census designated places, 77 unincorporated communities, 5 reservations, and 3 ghost towns. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submission Guidelines

Eligible media & size restrictions:

Work should NOT be framed, but should be rigid enough for hanging. Email or digital submissions will be printed free of charge. No frames will be added. Images will be mounted on foam core for hanging.

Submission options: 

Mail in:Work will not be returned, but will be available to be picked up at the Arts Connection office following the show end, between October 7-21, 2019.

o  2D (painting, drawing, photography, assemblage…) maximum 24 x 24 inches

o  3D (maximum 2 x 2 x 2 feet)

o  Poetry and prose (maximum length 1 legal size page, formatting and font are up to the individual)

Digital: online form or email:maximum size we will print is 11x 14 inches.  Files must be at least 300 dpi and all specifications for how the work should be printed should be included in the submission form.

o  Images of art work, all mediums accepted

o  Photographs as part of project or place documentation, or as standalone work

o  Poetry and Prose

In person:Dropped at the Gresham Gallery on September 7, 2019 (10am-2pm) or beforehand at the Arts Connection office by appointment:

536 W 11thSt San Bernardino CA 92407 

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to set up a drop off time.

o  2D (painting, drawing, photography, assemblage…) maximum size 24 x 24 inches

o  3D (maximum 2 x 2 x 2 feet)

o  Poetry and prose (maximum length 1 legal size page, formatting and font are up to the individual)



 

Deadlines: Dates, Locations, and Contact Information

Mail-in or email submissions:

Deadline: 8/26/2019

o  Mail submissions to:  CSUSB-Arts Connection: The Arts Council of San Bernardino County, 5500 University Parkway, VA 308 San Bernardino CA 92407

o  Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

o  Online submission form: https://paperform.co/edit/refindingsb

In-person drop off:

Deadline: 9/7/2019

Deliver work to: 

San Bernardino Valley College, Clara & Allen Gresham Art Gallery

 701 S Mt Vernon Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92410 

(10am – 2pm) Parking on campus is $3 and requires cash in dollar bills only. Lots along Esperanze St. are closest to the gallery building.

Drop-off’s before 9/7/2019 should be delivered to:

Arts Connection at the Garcia Center for the Arts 

536 W 11thStreet, San Bernardino, CA 92407

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a drop off time

 

Community Standards

Self & Place: Refinding San Bernardino Countywill exhibit all works submitted with the exception of artwork or written work that expresses or condones acts of violence, discrimination, or sexual exploitation towards any person. No work shall be for sale.

 

 

With each submission, please include the following information:

Subject line of the email:  Refinding submission: Last name

1.    Full name of the artist

2.    Email address or other contact information

3.    Name of city, town or community in which the artist resides

4.    Short bio of the artist, including social media info.

5.    Art work or submission title, medium, location and date created 

6.    Narrative or statement about the work (one sentence minimum)

 

For questions, please call

909. 381.1900 

Or email 

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ARTS CONNECTION

The Garcia Center for the Arts
536 W. 11th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Tel: 909.381.1900
info@artsconnectionnetwork.org

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5500 University Parkway
Visual Arts Building, Rm. 308
San Bernardino, CA 92407

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