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In For Members on July 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm



Friday, October 13

Hosted by the City of Palm Desert

Details will be emailed to Members

And…you may also want to take advantage of the following opportunity:

We have strategically selected our next PACSOCAL date because the California Desert Arts Council has partnered with the Americans for the Arts’ National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) to host a one-day workshop titled “Big Strategies and Real Tactics for Connecting Artists, Audience and Place” on Thursday, October 12. The workshop will offer practical application of branding, advertising and audience development tactics.  The fee for the one day symposium is $75.

SANTA MONICA – RFP – Camera Obscura Studio Residency Proposals

In RFP on July 19, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Proposals sought from artists and artisans living in Los Angeles County for a fourteen-week studio residency at the Camera Obscura Art Lab in Palisades Park, Santa Monica. The Studio Residency Program offers artists a glass-walled studio with a spectacular ocean view in an iconic midcentury park building overlooking the Santa Monica Pier, four blocks from the terminus of the Expo line. The City seeks artists whose work offers opportunity for inspiring the public through example and instruction. All disciplines and mediums will be considered. This Studio Residency spans 14 weeks and the City is looking for two applicants to fill the timeslot of January 3 – April 11, 2018.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists and artisans must reside in Los Angeles County.

BUDGET: An honorarium of $2,000 and use of the facility for a final exhibit/presentation is offered to each Resident.

DEADLINE: October 11th, 2017 by 12:00PM PST

QUESTIONS: Naomi Okuyama, Cultural Affairs Supervisor,,  (310) 310-0187


SANTA MONICA – RFP – Annenberg Community Beach House Call For Group Exhibition Proposals 2018-2019

In RFP on July 19, 2017 at 2:36 pm

Beach=Culture presents a year-round series of temporary exhibits, concerts, talks, readings and artist residencies at the Annenberg Community Beach House. Exhibits showcase the work of regional artists and artist groups – both emerging and established.

The City provides a versatile exhibition program that offers display space, an opening reception, optional additional public events, promotion and exposure to a wide variety of visitors to the Annenberg Community Beach House. For the public, exhibits provide a stimulating cultural counterpoint to the social and recreational opportunities at this country’s only “Public Beach Club.”

The Purpose of Beach House Gallery is to: Support artistic activity in Santa Monica; Open avenues for discourse between artists and the general public; Present unique perspectives and narratives that are intrinsically connected to the Beach House; Advance opportunity and professional development for LA County-based artists

ELIGIBILITY: Curators and artists must reside in Los Angeles County.

BUDGET: Small honoraria for artist talks, public events, music, etc. of $200/per presenter/performer are available and will be negotiated with city staff. The exhibitions themselves have no dedicated budget, other than the support we provide in installing and promoting the exhibition at the Annenberg Community Beach House.

DEADLINE: August 18th, 2017 at 10:59 PST

QUESTIONS: Laura Becker, (310)458-8350,


LOS ANGELES – RFP – Homenaje a los Braceros, The Bracero Monument

In RFP on July 17, 2017 at 11:59 pm

The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and the Office of Councilmember Jose Huizar of the 14th District are interested in honoring the history and contributions of the Braceros between the 1940s and the 1960s. The Bracero – a Spanish term vaguely defined as “one who works with his arms” or performs “manual labor” – was the term used to describe 4.5 million Mexican men who legally migrated to the United States to support their families.

Council District 14 and DCA are seeking artists interested in creating a strong visual symbol of the bracero legacy. The monument should reflect the history of the braceros, pay homage to them, the nature of the work performed, impact on society, and their contributions to Los Angeles. The monument is intended to elevate and reveal the past, and should be presented in a manner that his culturally sensitive. Artists must demonstrate the professional capacity to oversee the design, fabrication, and installation of a public monument in a public space. Artists must also demonstrate the ability to work in consultation with project teams, including architects, landscape architects, engineers, fabricators, and general contractors. The selected artist/artist team must be available for meetings with the principals of the project, City advisory committees, and the public.

BUDGET: The budget for the project is $250,000. The budget is all-inclusive and must cover all expenses associated with the design, fabrication, and installation of the monument.  The City will prepare the site for the artist for the purpose of supporting and facilitating the implementation of the art project. Funding for the project is provided from the Arts Development Fee Trust Fund and private donations.

DEADLINE: August 17, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.


SAN DIEGO AIRPORT – Info Session for Artists

In Artist Professional Development on July 14, 2017 at 3:49 pm

Thursday, July 20th
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Building
3225 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Join us to learn about exciting opportunities in our Temporary Exhibitions and Public Art programs.

Topics to be covered include:
• Overview of current and future opportunities for artists
• Submission guidelines for the 2017 Call for Artists (Figure of Speech and Admiral Boland Way Mural Project)
• Overview of the SAN Arts Program

For complete guidelines for both opportunities, visit:

Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 19th

WEST HOLLYWOOD – RFP – Frida Kahlo Art & Music Festival Art Fair

In RFP on July 12, 2017 at 3:01 pm

Frida Fest is an annual art and music festival honoring the life and legacy of Frida Kahlo and showcases the talents of local lesbian artists, musicians, poets and vendors. This is the L-Project’s signature fundraising event co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood. Last year’s festival was a huge success and brought together over 200 members of the LGBTQ community and our supporters. Free to exhibit with 20% commission of sales going to L-Project.

ELIGIBILITY: Open call to female artists

DEADLINE: September 1, 2017Midnight GMT

QUESTIONS: Ms. Chris Baldwin, 424-333-0483 or


SANTA ROSA, CA – RFQ – Depot Park

In RFQ on July 5, 2017 at 11:43 pm

This public art opportunity is for one artist or team of artists to create a dynamic installation that reflects the identity of the historic Railroad Square neighborhood. This can be approached abstractly or literally. The public art should be interactive, activate Depot Park, create a sense of place in daylight and at night, and reinforce the location as a gathering space. Installations integrated with landscape or hardscape elements, and those with functional components will also be considered.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to practicing, professional artists residing in the United States.

BUDGET: The maximum budget is $32,000 and should be all inclusive of artists fees and project related expenses. Finalists invited to submit proposals will receive an honorarium of $500 for their efforts and materials for a maquette of their proposed project.

DEADLINE: August 3, 2017

QUESTIONS: Tara Thompson, Arts Coordinator, City of Santa Rosa, 707-543-4512,


CORONADO – RFP – Arts and Culture Strategic Planning Consultant

In RFP on July 5, 2017 at 11:09 pm

The City of Coronado invites the submission of proposals for a professional cultural planning firm to provide expert assistance in the development of an Arts and Culture Strategic Plan for the City of Coronado. Coronado seeks professional expertise to develop a roadmap for the future of Arts and Culture for the City.


DEADLINE: Monday, July 31, 2017. The projected time for contract commencement is October 2017.

QUESTIONS: Arts Administrator Kelly Purvis at the City of Coronado, (619) 522-2633, (619) 341-0137 or


GLENDALE – RFP – Beyond the Box

In RFP on July 5, 2017 at 11:05 pm

Beyond The Box is a utility box mural project supported by the City of Glendale and the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission, with funding from the Urban Art Program. Now in its fourth year, Beyond The Box beautifies the city’s streetscape with colorful and interesting murals installed by selected artists on city-owned utility boxes. To date murals on over 90 boxes have been completed by the program, which has been very well received by residents and visitors to Glendale.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible to artists living and/or working in Southern California

BUDGET: Artists selected will receive a $750.00 stipend.

DEADLINE: July 25, 20174 4:00 pm

QUESTIONS: Ivonne Martinez,


SAN DIEGO – RFQ – Presidio Public Art/New Media Art Project

In RFQ on July 5, 2017 at 11:03 pm

The City of San Diego is seeking applications from interested qualified artists to provide public art services for the Presidio Public Art Project. An artist or artist team is sought to design, fabricate and transport a permanent or semi-permanent new media artwork for Presidio Park and consult during installation of artwork at the site by the City.

ELIGIBILITY: Any artists or artist teams legally authorized to work in the U.S.

BUDGET: Approximately $525,000

DEADLINE: July 27, 2017, 4:00 PM PST

QUESTIONS: John Mendivil, Consultant Services Coordinator,