Yuba-Sutter Regional Arts Council
624 E Street, Marysville, CA 95901
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12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
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12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Friday, May 17th, 7pm “On Stage at the Lee Burrows Art Center” (630 E Street, Marysville).
The Yuba- Sutter Regional Arts Council presents author and jazz pianist Dr. John Allen sharing his multi-media presentation, which includes a live performance of jazz classics and his own original compositions. He is a recording artist and a performer on many stages. This performance is inspired by his being brought up as the son of a jazz musician with an appreciation of jazz musical history.
The purpose of this presentation, according to Allen, is to share this appreciation with the community and “Give people an invitation to explore this American legacy: jazz and its history.” Allen grew up in the Yuba- Sutter area and currently performs with the Yuba College ensemble. He performed most recently for the Yuba College theater presentation of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. He will also be performing at the California Military museum in Old Sacramento during the Sacramento Music festival May 25th at 1PM.
A special raffle of custom made Underground Railroad quilt replicas, books, and musical cd’s will also take place during the evening.
Tickets are $10 per person. Advance tickets are available for purchase at the Yuba-Sutter Regional Arts Council office, 624 E Street, Marysville, or online atwww.yubasutterarts.org/tickets
Paul DeMeritt, Producer
Directors Lindsay Roberts and Anne DeMeritt
CINDERELLA TO CAST MAGIC SPELL IN 2 GREAT PERFORMANCES!
Students of the Awesome After School Drama program, co-sponsored by Paul DeMeritt Productions and Yuba City First United Methodist Church, present Disney’s Cinderella Kids! – a fun and exciting musical production featuring all your favorite Disney music and magic! Join the Wicked Stepsisters, Jaq, Gus-Gus, all the merry mice, the Fairy Godmother, Prince Charming and, of course, Cinderella herself, for an evening of fun and frolic for all ages! Disney’s Cinderella Kids is presented twice – Saturday, February 16 at 6:00 pm and again at 7:30 pm at Yuba City First United Methodist Church, 3101 Colusa Hwy, Yuba City, CA. Tickets are $4.00 general and $2.00 for Students, Seniors and Active Duty Military for general seating and are available at the door. For more information, please call (530) 713-4793. Don’t miss Disney’s Cinderella Kids!!!
Friday, February 1, 2013 at 6 PM | Lee Burrows Theatre, 630 E Street, Marysville
The film, which explores the hidden meanings of facial hair, takes the viewer through twelve cities and six countries as Lukitsch uncovers the hidden meanings associated with facial hair by listening to the stories of men and women from various social, cultural and religious backgrounds. Suggested donation for the screening is $10, but no one will be turned away; proceeds of this event will go towards finishing the film for TV broadcast and DVD. The screening is being underwritten by the Arts Council as part of its support for artists in all genres.
Bay Area Filmmaker Laura J. Lukitsch, who will be present at the screening, discovered in her six-year journey that almost every man has a beard or mustache story. This is Lukitsch’s first feature-length documentary. Beard Club interviewees include religious men, ZZ Top, former ‘60s activists, world beard competitors, a bearded woman, and a young Arab graphic novelist. It also features Yuba City physician Dr. Jasbir Kang, whose story illustrates the challenges faced by Sikhs who kept their traditional beards, which for some people became a symbol of terrorism after 9/11. More info on the film at www.beardclub.com.
Deadline:February 15, 2013
• The theme is “Call for Peace.”
• Open to original works of sculpture and 3-D art, freestanding or pedestal. Large outdoor pieces and sitespecific installations are encouraged.
• Suitable medium for outdoor placement is desirable, as interior exhibition space will be very limited.
• Up to 5 entries per artist.
• Oversized artwork and installations are welcome. Please call/email ahead to discuss special arrangements.
Submitting EntryForm, Images and Payment:
• Postal mail or email, as appropriate. Oakwilde Ranch, c/o Denise Mayfield, 9475 Oakwilde Avenue, Stockton, CA 95212. (NOTE: this is not the exhibit location.) OR firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline applies to all.
• Include nonrefundable entry fee: $35 for up to 3; $50 for 5 entries. Please send cashier’s or personal check payable to “Oakwilde Ranch.”
• Jpg (preferred) or photo print images only, of suitable quality and size (jpg about 1 mg). 2 images per sculpture allowed. Please label ALL images with last name, title and number corresponding to entry form. Label CD’s with name in permanent marker. For an installation, please submit a narrative with a sketch.
Awards: Chris Daubert, accomplished artist, Professor of Art at Sacramento City College and consummate volunteer in the Sacramento Metropolitan arts region, will announce his award choices at the gala: $1000 Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Best Installation. Guests will be invited to select the People’s Choice award.
Artwork Delivery: March 30-April 12, 2013, 9 a.m. until dusk, by appointment. Saturday, April 13, 8-11 a.m. Please contact us to discuss special arrangements for installations and oversized work.
Opening Gala – Featuring the awards presentation, fine wine, food and entertainment. Tickets will be $35 per individual. Artists each receive one complementary ticket plus the opportunity to request invitations for their mailing lists.
End of Show Pick Up – Unsold artwork should be picked up on Saturday or Sunday, May 18-19, 2013. Please contact the Ranch to make special arrangements for pick up after this date. May 26 is the final date for removal.
Sales – Oakwilde Ranch will handle all sales and will retain a 30% commission. SS# will be requested upon sale.
Ranch Location – 7111 S. Burson Rd. in Valley Springs, 30 miles east of Stockton; 75 miles southeast of Sacramento.
Questions? Want to visit? Contact Denise Mayfield at (209) 931-4561; cell (209) 598-4755; email@example.com.
Sign up by January 25 to be a volunteer book giver (Free!) Deadline was just extended 2 days!
Click here to see and choose from any of these terrific titles.
After you register, you’ll be sent 20 copies to share with 20 reluctant readers.
There is no charge to them or to you.
Pick up your books and meet other volunteer book givers at our Reception April 16, 5 – 7 pm, at The Brick in downtown Marysville. (Thank you, Don Blaser!)
Then on April 23 start handing out your supply.
Thanks to Dinah’s on D Street Books and Friends of the Packard Library of Yuba County, partners in promoting this wonderful community (and global!) program. Follow the Friends of the Packard Library on Facebook to stay in the loop: www.facebook.com/PackardLibraryPals
Attention Artists of all Disciplines!!
For the first time since reopening in 2004, the Lucas Artists Residency Program at Montalvo Arts Center is hosting an open application process solely for California artists. Through the generous support of the Irvine Foundation, Montalvo Arts Center’s Lucas Artists Residency Program will be accepting applications from artists of any discipline residing in California. The Lucas Artists Residency Program is a multi-disciplinary, international residency, seeking contemporary artists from throughout California who feel they could significantly gain from time in our program and also contribute to the Art Center’s activities through our Final Fridays program, our open house, public presentations, outreach, performance or through explorations of art on our 175-acre public park and historic site.
Montalvo Arts Center’s Artistic Programs develop from our residency. This coming year artists will explore the topic of wellness as we launch our 2013-14 thematic program: Flourish: Artists Explore Wellbeing. For 2014-2015 we will be examining change and innovation. If you address these topics in your own work and/or if you would like to explore them while in residency, please address this in your Letter of Intent.
Applications will only be accepted via Slideroom at: http://www.montalvoarts.slideroom.com/ – deadline is January 25, 2013. All past Lucas Artist Fellows or individuals currently enrolled in a degree program are not eligible to apply. Selected artists will be announced in March 2013.
For more information on Montalvo Arts Center and the Lucas Artists Residency Program (LAP) please visit: montalvoarts.org/programs/residency
We look forward to hearing from you in the New Year!
Director, Lucas Artists Residency Program
Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Road
Saratoga, CA 95070
IDLE FRET is On Stage at the Lee Burrows Center on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 8pm.
Idle Fret was established in 2010 by James Achilles as an outlet for his love of composing and performing a wide variety of jazz styles. Taking advantage of some local connections with gifted musicians, James assembled the band’s current line-up, which features a cool acoustic blend of sax, flute, and classical guitar. The group has received great reviews for its initial performances.
James Achilles (Guitar, t-bone)
Robert Achilles (Keys)
David Coe (Reeds)
Judy Coe (Flute)
David Bole (Bass)
Ken Horton (Drums)
“Idle Fret was a big hit at the Downtown Lincoln Farmer’s Market in the summer of 2011. The crowd enjoyed the group’s mix of jazz styles with an acoustic bent that was performed with sax, flute and guitar.”
“James Achilles and Idle Fret performed for a benefit concert of Pioneer United Methodist Church recently. I was impressed with his tasteful arrangements and original jazz compositions.. Their group blended well together and were considerate of the church hall acoustics. Though I usually favor classical music, I thoroughly enjoyed their Jazz . The easy going presentation of Jim at the mic fit right in with the intent of the whole afternoon’s ambience.”
Choir Director & Co-producer of Pioneer Presents
Tickets available at the YSRAC Office, at the door, or online at www.yubasutterarts.org/tickets.
Blue Line Presents: Ceramacom Open Competition featuring Plates & Totems Invitational
Juror: Elaine O. Henry, Editor Ceramics: Art and Perception/TECHNICAL
Entry Deadline: March 20, 2013
First Prize $300 & a solo show in our WestPark Workshop Gallery in 2014.
Second Place $200
Third Place $100
Juror: Elaine Henry
Elaine Henry is currently the Editor/Publisher of the international ceramics journals Ceramics: Art & Perception and Ceramics TECHNICAL. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Wyoming in 1992 and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1995. She taught at EmporiaStateUniversity in 1996 and served as the Chair of the Department of Art from 2000 to 2007. In 2007, she received the Kansas Governor’s Arts Award. Henry is one of 500 artist members of the International Academy of Ceramics. Her work is in public and private collections in Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, England, China, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia and the US.
Show Dates April 20 – June 1
-Deadline to enter (online submission only)……..March 20, 2013, 12AM
-Notification……………………………………….March 30, 2013
-Shipping deadline of work to Blue Line…….April 10-13, 2013
-Hand Deliver work to Blue Line…………..April 16, 201311aM – 3pm
-Opening reception……April 20, 6-9pm (6-7 members & exhibitors only)
-Pick up unsold work………………………………….June 3rd, 2013
-Open to all artists, minimum age 18.
-Open to original ceramic art only.
-Work cannot have been exhibited previously at the Blue Line Gallery.
-Size limitations: may be up to 10 feet tall and must be able to enter through doors with clear entry of 94 h x 91 w inches.
-All work must be for sale. Sales: The Blue Line Gallery handles all sales and retains 40% commission for member artists, 50% for non-members. For Membership information Click Here!
Up to 3 entries for $35 ($30 gallery members); $5 each additional image entry.
Enter Online at http://www.rosevillearts.org/clay.html Select “Call to Artists” in drop-down menu under “Exhibits.” Follow instructions above gray box to create a log-in. Access step-by-step PDF instructions. Then Select “Blue Line Ceramic Annual” in list of exhibits to enter your information, load images and pay your fee before midnight, March 20th, 2013.
NOTE image specifications: Allowed Entry file types: jpg,gif,bmp,png,pdf
Maximum file size:3mb
Minimum file size:10kb
Minimum image width:150px.
Shipping is the responsibility of the artist. Work must arrive at Blue Line no later than 3pm on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Return shipping bar-code label from FedEx must be included with shipped work along with repacking instructions.
Arts Council Napa Valley (ACNV) and the City of Napa have released a call for entries for the third Napa ARTwalk sculpture exhibition with a theme of “Metamorphosis” to be displayed in Downtown Napa from June 2013 – May 2015.
Artworks displayed in the “Metamorphosis” exhibition may represent quintessential aspects of change. As a whole and in a wide variety of ways, artworks in Metamorphosis should remind viewers of the significance and joy of the seasons, the power of natural rhythms and the inevitability of both change and recurrence.
Each exhibition period, the Napa ARTwalk features a dynamic selection of outdoor sculpture from contemporary artists in the western United States. “Metamorphosis” will once again be installed along the Napa River in downtown Napa, highlighting the renaissance of new development and creativity in the area with up to 15 sculptures selected for display. All artworks are featured both online and in a print tour guide brochure available to the public.
Napa ARTwalk sculptures will continue to be situated along primary pedestrian corridors in downtown Napa, with all art sites within walking distance of one another. Located along main pedestrian walkways, a riverfront promenade, bridges, plazas and a park, several of these sites are in close proximity to the Napa River, with the remaining locations along major shopping and dining corridors.
Artists interested in submitting work for the 2013-15 exhibition may visit www.napaartwalk.org for application details and a link to the online application hosted on CaFE (www.callforentries.org). Work must be submitted on or by February 11, 2013 to qualify, with only completed artworks eligible for entry. Conceptual artwork proposals will not be considered. Each artist selected will receive a $1,500 stipend to supplement travel and installation costs.
The Napa ARTwalk has garnered both regional and national attention as an innovative Napa Valley visitor experience that highlights the region’s cultural vibrancy. The ARTwalk has been featured in media outlets including The Miami Herald, 7 x 7 Magazine, The Washington Post, and Sunset Magazine. Top Events USA heralded the ARTwalk as “establishing Napa itself as a cultural destination.”
For more information about the program, or for application questions, please contact Christy Bors, Program Manager for Arts Council Napa Valley at (707) 257-2117 x 2 or Robin Klingbeil, Project Coordinator for the City of Napa, at (707) 257-9502. Application instructions and details are available at www.NapaArtWalk.org.
The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Scholarship Competition challenges high school seniors and graduates to create a poster design that best interprets the theme “You Can Create Tomorrow.” Entries must be received by January 31, 2013.
The grand prize winner will earn a tuition scholarship to The Art Institutes school chosen on the registration form. More than $100,000 in tuition scholarships to The Art Institutes schools will be awarded to talented seniors and high school graduates across the continent.
The competition is open to high school seniors in the U.S., Canada (with the exception of Quebec) and Puerto Rico who will graduate in 2013. The competition is also open to high school graduates in the U.S., Canada (with the exception of Quebec) and Puerto Rico. Competitions for high school seniors and high school grads are separate. You must be at least 16 to participate.
Interested applicants can start here.