2016 marks the City of Ontario’s 125th Anniversary since its incorporation on December 10, 1891. Help celebrate Ontario’s 125th Anniversary as a docent at the Ontario Museum of History & Art by sharing our rich history and heritage of community, culture, and commerce with visitors.
The museum is currently looking for volunteers to participate in its docent training program that begins in April. Docents provide interactive group learning experiences through guided tours of museum exhibits and presentations at local schools and community centers. No previous background in art or history is required, just a passion for learning and interacting with visitors. The ability to speak a language other than English is a plus. The benefits of becoming a docent include: building relationships with people who share a common interest, becoming an active participant in the community, and taking behind-the-scenes field trips to destinations around the City of Ontario.
Docents play an essential role at the Ontario Museum of History & Art through their interactions with visitors. Our docents have been key in providing tours for 1,200 students annually. Tours are projected to increase to over 2,000 students a year, making the role of docents even greater. Join us at one of the following informational sessions to learn more about the docent program:
Share Your Love for the City of Ontario: Introduction to the Museum Docent Program
Thursday, March 17, 2016 (1:00 PM to 2:30 PM) or Saturday, April 2, 2016 (10:30 AM to Noon)
Join us for an opportunity to learn about our docent program. Participate in a tour and brief presentation, hosted by the museum curators and docents. Light refreshments. Free Admission. Reservations requested. For more information or to make a reservation call (909) 395-2510.
The Ontario Museum of History & Art is located at 225 S. Euclid Avenue, Ontario, CA 91762. Gallery hours are Noon to 4 PM, Thursday through Sunday. Admission is free. For more information, call (909) 395-2510 or visit: www.ontarioca.gov/museum-history-art. The Ontario Museum of History & Art, is a public-private museum operated by the City of Ontario with support from the non-profit Ontario Museum of History & Art, Associates.Subscribe Plan
A chance to work in solitude, amidst the Mojave Desert. The Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency are now accepting applications for their 2016 residency program, taking place May 24 -July 12Subscribe Plan
OIL PAINTING WITH KAREN WEBER
Learn how to paint or improve existing skills, by painting still life from life. Karen will demonstrate the benefits of painting small and often. She will share four basic concepts that you’ll be able to apply to painting any subject. Still life doesn’t have to be stuffy! Come and see how design, color and loose brushwork can bring energy and vitality to your painting.Subscribe Plan
CALL TO ARTISTS...
MMM show – March 6 take-in
Open to all artists
Get your creative thinking cap on! Get to the studio and make us some art! Art that makes us say, “Wow!” or “Hmmm!”
The 47th Multi Media Mini Show is open to all California artists and/or RAA Friends. Artists can submit up to three 3D or 2D pieces. Multi-media means… anything... photography, jewelry, paintings, ceramics, glass, wood, fiber, etc! But Mini means strict size limitation: must fit within a 14.5” cube, including frame and/or base. Fee is $45/1-2 pieces, $60 for 3 pieces, for Friends of RAA fee is $30/1-2 pieces, $45 for 3 pieces. Our judge, Daniel Foster, will select which pieces will be put in the show, as well as choose the awards. The prospectus/ entry form is available at the Redlands Art Association, 215 E. State St., downtown, Redlands and on their website: www.redlands-art.org. (Use the Friends tab, then Forms, and select 2016 MMM Show.) Type in your information on the form and then print it out. Art can be for sale or not for sale. The Gallery gets 20% of sales.
All entries must be hand delivered to the RAA Gallery on Sunday, March 6, between 10am - 4pm. Out of town artists can mail their art in before March 3. Winners of the competition will participate in over $ 3000 in cash and product awards. Purchase Award Patrons will select their art pieces at a private showing before the exhibit opens for the public.
Grand Opening Gala will be Friday, March 11 from 5pm to 7pm. The Artist’s Award Ceremony will be on Sunday, March 13.
For further information on how to enter or become a Purchase Award Patron, please visit the Redlands Art Association at 215 E. State St., downtown Redlands, visit the website www.redlands-art.org or call, 909-792-8435.Subscribe Plan
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 AssociationSubscribe Plan
SHARE YOUR STORY! The Anthropology Museum at Cal State San Bernardino is preparing an exhibition that will highlight everyday stories of childhood, and YOU are invited to contribute.
The exhibition will feature objects that community members have saved from their youth – personal mementos that have sentimental value and help to tell stories of whimsy, change, tragedy, triumph, and personal growth. Your object and story will be woven together with others’ to collectively consider what memory is, the process of remembering, and why “things” hold a special place in our hearts.
Participant Criteria: Participants must be connected to San Bernardino County or the broader Inland Empire -- as past or present students, employees, residents, etc.
Requirements of Participation:
- An interview about one object saved from childhood that has sentimental value to you
- Your interview can take place at the university, over the phone, or via email
- We also ask that you lend your object to us for display in the Museum, along with your story
- Your treasure will be kept secure, handled to Museum standards, and insured while in our care (approximately March 2016-April 2017)
- You will have the chance to preview your story before it is displayed, and you will be invited to attend the exhibition opening
Sample Interview Questions
- In selecting an object for your interview, we ask that you review these questions to ensure that your story matches the needs of the present project:
- What is the object that you have selected to share with us?
- Can you describe the object you’ve chosen? (what it is, its provenience, when and how you acquired it, and what sort of role or roles it had in your childhood)
- Does this object remind you of anyone? Please describe the person, your relationship to the person, and why he or she is important to you.
- Can you share a few child memories you have about this item?
- Does it remind you of any particular moments in your childhood? (what happened and who was there)
- Are there any identifying marks on the object that came through use or wear that you can tell us about?
- Describe how seeing this object – or, possibly, holding or using it – makes you feel.
- Describe how the meaning of this object has changed for you over time (if it has).
- Why do you think you’ve held onto it for so long?
- Does this object remind you of any personal qualities or personality traits that you had when you were younger, or how these qualities and traits developed over time?
- If not already addressed, what does this object mean to you and why did you select to talk about it?
Timeline: Interviews will be conducted in February and March 2016. Please contact us NOW to make your contribution!Subscribe Plan
The San Bernardino Youth Grantmakers Fund was established in 2014 by The Community Foundation. High schools students ages 15-18, called Youth Grantmakers, address issues important to them by participating in grantmaking, a formal practice of philanthropy. The San Bernardino Youth Grantmakers survey their peers, conduct nonprofit site visits, review grant proposals, and make grant recommendations based on local youth needs.
Deadline: Feb. 22, 2016
In 2015, 8 grants were awarded to local nonprofits serving the needs of our youth in San Bernardino County:
- American Red Cross, Inland Empire Chapter
- Bing Wong Elementary School PTO
- Burn Institute-Inland Empire
- Foothill Family Shelter Inc.
- Neighborhood Housing Services of the Inland Empire, Inc.
- Operation New Hope
- Project Fighting Chance
- Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy
Auditions will take place on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Watchorn Hall at the University of Redlands. The competition is open to both vocalists and instrumentalists. The preliminary auditions (closed to the public) start at 1:00 p.m. and the Final Round (open to the public) starts at 7:00 p.m.
The Redlands Bowl Young Artists Auditions were established in 1952 by Carolyn S. Pike to encourage young talent and help progress the careers of emerging classical musicians. The winners of the audition each receive a scholarship: $500 for juniors and $1,000 for seniors. The winners also perform in a concert as a part of the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival. Each year the Associates of Redlands Bowl provide the scholarships awarded to the winners.
Click here for requirements and application.Subscribe Plan