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Peninsula Arts Council
751 Laurel St., # 421
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 591-2101
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San Mateo County Arts Opportunities


The Peninsula Arts Council Arts Opportunities page is an open forum for announcements, opportunities, jobs, studio listings, and ideas for artists and arts organizations in San Mateo County. To submit a listing, please include an image or pdf, include the title, deadline and a link for others to obtain more information. Click here to submit.

 


 

Open to Apply:
Djerassi/SFFS Screenwriting Fellowship
Screenwriting Residency in Santa Cruz Mountains!
Master Class with Editor Sam Pollard


2013 Residency Winner Joshua Zeman. Photo: Chad Davidson

Early Deadline: July 9, 2013
Late Deadline: July 16, 2013

Sponsored by the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Djerassi Residency Award/SFFS Screenwriting Fellowship will provide a one-month residency at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program for an emerging or established screenwriter in 2014. For more information visit sffs.org/filmmaker360.

  Calling photographers and painters of all levels! The Sausalito Art Festival American Icon Art Competition is looking for pieces celebrating the American Flag. Selected entries have a chance at cash prizes and will become part of an exciting multi-media show at the Bay Model during the 2013 Sausalito Art Festival on Labor Day Weekend. All entries will be included on the American Icon Art Competition website and will be shown during the final presentation at the Bay Model. Deadline for submissions is July 16th! Check out the details @ http://www.americanicon.net/
    PHOTO CONTEST

Please send in a high-quality photos of scenic, activity, or action shots in San Mateo County or Palo Alto via the CVB’s Facebook page or email directly to jessica@smccvb.com with the subject line “Photo Contest” to enter.
Photos can be taken anywhere in San Mateo County or Palo Alto, so get creative and discovernew foodie spots and farms, visit our museums and attractions or just take a photo strolling through the neighborhood
Submission may also be mailed directly to the Bureau’s office, 111 Anza Blvd., Ste.410, Burlingame, CA. 
Cash prizes ranging of $150, $100 and $75 will be awarded to the first, second and third place contest winners, respectively.
Multiple submissions are permitted.
Deadline for submission is June 15, 2013

Poet Laureate  
Calling all San Mateo County Poets!
San Mateo County Poet Laureate Nomination Period – Saturday, June 8 – Wednesday, July 31st The search is on to discover who will become San Mateo County’s first Poet Laureate!

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors created the honorary post of Poet Laureate at their April 23rd meeting. The selected Poet Laureate’s role will be to elevate poetry among San Mateo County residents and to celebrate the literary arts. The nomination deadline is July 31, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.  For eligibility criteria, nomination forms and guidelines visit www.sanmateocountypoet.org. Flyers and nomination forms are also available at local libraries and at the County Center. For more information, please contact Marci Dragun at mdragun@smcgov.org or (650) 599-1021. Applications should be submitted by email to mdragun@smcgov.org. Paper submissions can be sent to: San Mateo County Poet Laureate, Supervisor Warren Slocum, Board of Supervisors, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063.

   

Call for Artists

Redwood City "Paint the Town" Art Festival will celebrate its second annual event on Saturday, September 7, 2013 on the Downtown Square.  We are seeking artists who wish to show and sell their art work.  Artists are asked to produce a Redwood City inspired painting for the auction; set up a display under a provided canopy, take advantage of a large advertising campaign, with support from City Cultural Commission, Park and Recreation Department, Park and Arts Foundation and the Downtown Business Group. Space is limited, contact Alisan Andrews at alisananadrews@yahoo.com for registration information. (650-400-8623)

   

Summer Art Contest for Kids.- University Art’s 17th Annual- Entry Deadline July 8th.  Show us your favorite food!  3 Kid Categories-9 Big Winners! 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each category. 0-5 year old, 6-8 year old, 9-12 year old.  Kid’s Art Contest Rules UArt will provide a 10” x 10” canvas panel or you may use your own 10” x 10” paper. Use any media! Entries must be treuned to the same store you received the canvas and flyer-no exceptions. Entries given out on individual basis. First place winners art with be framed by UArt’s award-winning framing department and showcased in their store windows. All participants will receive a special discount coupon for University Art. Good at Palo Alto, San Jose and Sacramento stores.  www.UniversityArt.com

 

One day Watercolor Workshop with Ferenc Besze
"Master of Light"

Please join Ferenc on July 13, in Redwood City  
for a one day Watercolor Workshop.  Ferenc, a SWA signature member and award winning watercolorist will hold this special one day workshop from 9 - 4 p.m  In the gallery at the RWC Art Center, 2625 Broadway Ave. Redwood City.
Space is limited.  Please contact: Alisan Andrews, alisanandrews@yahoo.com
650-400-8623 for more information and registration.  Fee:  $70. 

   

6th ANNUAL ART RENDEZVOUS
CRAFTING CAREER DECISIONS
DJERASSI RESIDENT ARTISTS PROGRAM 
Monday, June 24, 1PM – 5PM

Emerging Arts Professionals, genARTS Silicon Valley, and Djerassi Resident Artists Program invite Bay Area arts professionals and artists to join us for an afternoon getaway and fishbowl discussion about crafting career decisions.

“Crafting a career in the arts is rife with decisive moments. How do we approach them? Who do we turn to for advice? Join Bay Area arts professionals, administrators and artists at all stages to discuss the decisions we make affecting our careers.

1 – 3 pm
Hike in small groups through Djerassi’s stunning landscape to see a handful of the almost 40 on-site sculpture installations by past artists-in-residence and use the time to think and share about your career experiences, pivotal moments and transitions. Bring layers and shoes suitable for hiking on steep dirt trails.

2:30 – 5 pm
Replenish with delectable snacks prepared by Djerassi’s Chef, Dan Tosh.

3 – 4:30 pm
Reconvene in the Artists’ Barn for the fishbowl discussion.

We have invited some arts professionals to get the conversation started, but we need you to jump into the fishbowl to keep it going. Come with thoughts in mind or discuss on the fly. Walk away with new inspiration and contact information for that awesome person whose brain you have been dying to pick.”

Admission is $10 per person in advance and $15 per person at the door. Reservations may be made at http://www.djerassi.org/artsrendezvous.html. The Djerassi Resident Artists Program is located at 2325 Bear Gulch Road West in Woodside.


Quilting Calls for Entry



Bonsai Exhibit
Calls for Entry
 

The South San Francisco Cultural Arts Commission invites entries for “HOME+QUILT=FAMILY, A Quilting & Bonsai Exhibit”

The exhibit will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4, 2013, at the South San Francisco Municipal Services Building, 33 Arroyo Drive in South San Francisco.

Entry deadlines and delivery vary per media see entry guidelines for the exact dates.

For complete entry guidelines and application, visit the Current Opportunities for Artists webpage at WWW.SSF.NET or send a S.A.S.E to:

Cultural Arts Commission Art Show
SSF Recreation Department
P.O. Box 711
South San Francisco, CA 94083-0711

Entry applications may also be obtained at the South San Francisco Department of Parks & Recreation office during business hours. Phone (650) 829-3800 for further information.

    San Mateo County Art Commission Announces Grants Program & Grant Making Workshop
SMCAC to provide funding to local artists and arts organization through two portfolios:  Technical and Program & Project Grants and Arts Education & Educator Innovation grants. Letter of Intent Deadline is FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2013. For additional information and other important dates visit www.smcgov.org/artsgrants or contact Esther Mallouh, Grant Manager, (415) 699-6800.
   

Grant Making Workshop
March 28, 2013 from 10:30-12:00 p.m., Laurel Room, San Mateo Public Library
Reservations deadline, March 27, 2013 by noon
Reservations to be submitted to: artsgrants@smcgov.org

   

MEASURE A FUNDS- Make Your Voice Heard!
San Mateo County voters in November 2012 approved a half-cent sales tax called Measure A . San Mateo County makes a small amount of general funding available for arts and culture in comparison to our neighbors in San Francisco and San Jose.  This can change if there is enough support from the public to support this usage of Measure A funds for cultural programs.  This is an opportunity for San Mateo County to be an even better place to work, live, play and visit.  If you are a resident of San Mateo County, now is a good time to let YOUR county supervisor know about how you feel these funds should be spent. You can also go to www.smcspeakout.com and submit your ideas by the deadline of March 30, 2013.

   

PAC Seeks Additional Board Members
Join PAC in advancing the arts in San Mateo County.  Representatives from arts organizations in the south county, coastal region and the north county are needed to broaden PAC’s areas of reach.  Individuals with expertise in one or more areas are encouraged to apply: grant writing, graphic design, marketing, public art, fundraising, non profit arts management, event planning and web design. 

How to Apply:
 Please send a letter of interest and resume to board president, Julie Fellers, at info@peninsulaartscouncil.org

   

Redwood City Summer Event T-Shirt Contest
pdf attached

   

SSF Youth Art Show FOR: Friday, March 22, 2013

Title: Youth Art Show
Start Time: 4:00 p.m.

Featuring: The exhibit features visual art created by students from the SSF Unified School District, grades K-12. Friday’s event opening will include performing arts presentations.

Exhibit Schedule: March 22, 2013 from 4:00-7:30 p.m. (opening reception)
                 March 23, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Municipal Services Bldg., 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco

Cost: No Charge - Free

Presented By: South San Francisco Cultural Arts Commission in partnership with the Unified School District

For Information: SSF Parks & Recreation Department at (650) 829-3800 or www.ssf.net

   

FOR: Saturday, March 23, 2013

Title: Youth Art Show
Start Time: 10:00 a.m.

Featuring: The exhibit features visual art created by students from the SSF Unified School District, grades K-12. Friday’s event opening will include performing arts presentations.

Exhibit Schedule: March 22, 2013 from 4:00-7:30 p.m. (opening reception)
                 March 23, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Municipal Services Bldg., 33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco

Cost: No Charge - Free

Presented By: South San Francisco Cultural Arts Commission in partnership with the Unified School District

For Information: SSF Parks & Recreation Department at (650) 829-3800 or www.ssf.net

   

Art and Jewelry on the Square is back for its 7th year! View June- September show dates or Download an application to participate

   

2013 Congressional Art Competition, Sponsored by the Congressional Institute Congresswoman Jackie Speier invites all high school students living in the 14th District to participate. Seventh- and eighth-grade students on campuses shared by high schools are also welcome. Artwork due by April 15th. Find out more by clicking here