Artist Applications Now Open For
2019 Redlands Festival of Arts
Redlands, CA–October 22, 2018–Artist applications are open for the , which is a juried art show awarding over $6,000.00 in prizes to talented artists who will come from across the United States over this coming year’s Memorial Day weekend, May 25-26, 2019, from 10 am to 5 pm to exhibit their work in Smiley Park.
More than 60 artists are expected to participate in this open air, juried art show and compete for honors in multiple art categories. This festival, for which there is no admission charge, draws thousands of visitors who want to see and purchase a wide range of art, including paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, textiles, metal, wood, ceramics, jewelry, fashion and furniture.
Interested artists are encouraged to visit to complete the festival artist exhibitor application form. While there is a booth fee for accepted artists, no percentage is retained by the festival from the sale of their artwork.
Shirley Harry, Festival Chairwoman, said, “I’m encouraging artists from Redlands, the Inland Empire and Southern California to apply for this juried show. Our festival visitors love to buy all kinds of art while supporting our student artist grant programs. We also need more festival volunteers to help us. It’s fun to be a volunteer—just ask me or visit our web site for more info.”
A family friendly event, the festival includes a Kids Arts Zone with hands-on fun art experiences, a chalk art competition and this year a new youth art exhibit. The festival also includes special exhibits at the Smiley Library and the Lincoln Shrine along with live entertainment and a food, beer and wine garden.
Steps away from the festival there will be more to see and do at Art in the Park, which will be held on the Eureka Street side of Smiley Park adjacent to the Redlands Bowl and Mission Gables House.
A LAUNCH LA OPEN CALL GROUP EXHIBITION @The Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles
August 17 to August 30, 2018
An intersection occurs when two or more paths cross: where cultures, histories, ambitions or chance converge, creating defining moments of decision, denial or opportunity. For some, the paths are riddled with obstacles or even blocked, while the way is smoothed for others. The opportunity is fleeting for some, but can last a lifetime for others. “Intersection” is a call to artists who respond to these diverging and converging courses in their work. This exhibition aims to brings together artists from across Southern California whose practices express components of intersectionality, privilege, choices, culture, chance, or events.
LAUNCH LA, in partnership with The Korean Cultural Center, invites all Southern California visual artists to submit work for a juried exhibition and competition at The Korean Cultural Center, 5505 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, August 17 to August 30, 2018.
Call for artists is open!
Over $300,000+ in awards to artists!
On December 2, 2015, a terrorist attack in the City of San Bernardino left 14 dead, 23 injured (including two law enforcement first responders), and innumerable others traumatized. The attack was a direct assault on County of San Bernardino (County) employees in the Department of Public Health’s Environmental Health Services Division. Local, state and federal public safety partners responded to the incident, killing the suspects within hours of the initial attack; two members of law enforcement were wounded in the shootout.
The County wishes to honor the victims of this senseless act of violence with a memorial. The December 2nd Memorial Committee composed of survivors, family of victims, County officials, and first responders is leading the effort to build a memorial. The County has retained Community Arts, Inc., a San Francisco- based arts organization, to assist the Committee by issuing an Invitational Call for Submittals to interested artists, designers, architects and creative teams.
Hi Desert Nature Museum
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
In today’s era of heightened environmental awareness, artists are increasingly turning to junk stores, trash bins, and surplus outlets to satisfy their urge to create while still caring for the planet. This exhibit is designed to make people rethink our throw-away society by sharing the local community’s innovative and often surprising use of reused and recycled materials.
Arts Connection is working with the San Bernardino County Museum to develop a popup exhibit for March 3 – 31st. The theme is, “Life in the Cracks,” an idea that emerged from an event we are doing with artists collective Fallen Fruit at the museum on March 10th.
SoCal Black Chamber/SB County Museum to Host Black Art Exhibit
The Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce, Inland Cities has teamed up with the San Bernardino County Museum to host a Black Art Exhibit in honor of Black History Month.
World renowned artists Charles Bibbs of the Inland Empire will be the featured artists during the Exhibit, which will be on display through the entire of February at the San Bernardino County Museum in the Schuiling Gallery. The Museum is located at 2024 Orange Tree Lane in Redlands, CA. The Black Art Exhibit will kick off with a reception on Tuesday, February 13 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
In addition to featuring the great works of Charles Bibbs the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce would to highlight up and coming artists as well. The Chamber will be accepting art work from aspiring local artists, high school artists and student artists from local colleges including California State University, San Bernardino and San Bernardino Valley College to give them an opportunity to show case their works to the Inland Empire residents, and give them a chance to mix and mingle with other artists that have achieved a level success.
For additional information visit the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce website at www.blackchamberofcommerce.org.
“Summer Nights” Art Show
Artwork due June 30 at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & Gallery
Open Call to Artist for the High Desert Arts and Literary Festival!
The High Desert Arts and Literary Festival invites artists to submit original entries of their paintings and prints, sculpture, clay art, textile art, photography, art glass, mixed media, and original fine art jewelry to display and sell. The Festival is in association with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), The San Bernardino County Museum, High Desert California Writers Club, and the San Bernardino County Library.