Call for Entries for National Orange Show's 67th Annual All-California Juried Art Exhibit
SAN BERNARDINO, CA – The National Orange Show announces a Call for Entries for its 67th Annual All-California Juried Art Exhibit. All artwork including painting, drawing, pastel, mixed media, collage, photography, and sculpture are welcome. The deadline to submit is March 7th.
There will be an open category and a citrus themed category. Each category will have awards for First ($700), Second ($500), and Third place ($300) as well as six total Honorable Mentions ($100 each).
Letters of acceptance will be sent out to artists on March 25th. Art drop-off will take place on April 8th and 9th from 9am to 4:30pm. The Artist's Reception will be held on April 19th from 6pm to 9pm. The Art Exhibit will be on display during the National Orange Show Fair in San Bernardino, CA from Wednesday, April 20th through Sunday, April 24th from 12:00pm to 9:00pm.
For 67 years the National Orange Show Art Exhibit has displayed art from talented local and regional artists spanning several counties throughout Southern California. The All-California Juried Art Exhibit at the National Orange Show was initiated in 1948 by the San Bernardino Art Association with great success. The National Orange Show Board of Directors continued it in 1949 as part of its regular agenda.
Download the Call For Entries application here:
For more information visit:
Contact us through email or the following:
Bill Marquez (President); 909-327-5981
San Bernardino Art Association
About Poetry Out Loud
If you are interested in participating in the official Poetry Out Loud Contest, please contact your
state arts agency.
The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with U.S. state arts agencies to support Poetry Out Loud, a contest that encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.
After successful pilot programs in Washington, DC, and Chicago, Poetry Out Loud was launched in high schools nationwide in the spring of 2006 and has grown to involve millions of students across the country.
Contest Structure and Awards
Poetry Out Loud uses a pyramid structure that starts at the classroom level. Winners advance to a school-wide competition, then to a regional and/or state competition, and ultimately to the National Finals.
Each winner at the state level receives $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip with an adult chaperone to Washington to compete for the national championship. The state winner's school receives a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. The first runner-up in each state receives $100, with $200 for his or her school library. A total of $50,000 in awards and school stipends is awarded annually at the National Finals.
Awards are made in the form of lump sum cash payouts, reportable to the IRS. Tax liabilities are the sole responsibility of the winners and their families.
Program Materials and Schedule
Poetry Out Loud curriculum materials include the online poetry anthology, a comprehensive teacher’s guide, videos of student performances, lesson plans, and promotional and media guides. Hard copies of materials are free for teachers participating in the official program.
While teachers, students, and poetry lovers everywhere can use this website and its free materials to organize their own contests, the official contest is limited to the programs run by each state's arts agency. If you are interested in participating in the official program, please contact your state arts agency.
Materials are sent to high schools beginning in August, and the program is run through early winter. (Poetry Out Loud does not require full class periods and can be completed in 2-3 weeks.) States hold their competitions by mid-March. Following the state finals, the National Finals will be held in Washington, DC, May 2-4, 2016.
The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $5 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.
The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It has embarked on an ambitious plan to bring the best poetry before the largest possible audiences.
THE STATE FINALS DATES HAVE MOVED UP!!
Due to venue scheduling issues, we have had to move the dates for State Finals Competition in Sacramento: February 28th and 29th
This means that we have to move up our deadline date for County Competitions. Immediately following your County Competitions, PLEASE do everything possible to have your competition and all finalists' paper work submitted before February 7th. This includes three poem selections and photo /video release information. We will be on a very short timeline to create State Finals materials, plan the event and to make sure that finalists and their chaperones have travel arranged.
The 2015-16 CA POL Teacher and School Registration Form is now live! We've simplified it based on your feedback from last year.
As a reminder, this form should be completed once by the designated Lead Teacher for each school, and after consultation with County Coordinators to determine the best School Finals Competition date.
Completion of this form is required for participation in the official Poetry Out Loud program, and must be submitted by the end of December 2015.
For more information, please visit: http://www.poetryoutloud.org
CALIFORNIA COASTAL ART & POETRY CONTEST
California Students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade Winners will be selected in each of five grade-level categories (K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12) in both art and poetry to receive a $100 gift certificate to an art supply store or book store. Each winner’s teacher will receive a $50 gift certificate for educational materials, courtesy of Acorn Naturalists. Winners and honorable mentions will receive tickets to Aquarium of the Pacific, courtesy of the Aquarium.
Entries must be postmarked by January 31, 2015 Winners will be announced by April 2015 by email and at www.coastforyou.org. Art and poetry must have a California coastal or marine theme to be eligible.