June 14, 2017
CALL TO ARTISTS
The Arts Consortium would like to invite members and POTENTIAL members to participate in our AUGUST First Friday show – “I’m Melting…”
As the theme suggests, we are HOT in August! You can interpret the theme to mean anything hot, melting, sticky, what it means to live in the Valley heat, the drought, OR - how we cope with the heat…cooling thoughts, ice cream, cool ponds, warm beach getaways……Entries will be accepted Friday 7/28/17 at the Consortium (300 E. Oak Ave) from 10 AM – 6:00 PM.
LIMIT - TWO ENTRIES PER PERSON
1. Each work of art should convey the theme.
2. We are taking in all media, painting, drawing, sculpture, etc..
3. Original work only, submitted by the artist or a friend of the artist.
4. We will be asking for a $5.00 entry fee from Arts Consortium members and $10.00 from non-members. If you want to become a member at take in we will waive the fee when you pay the $25.00 membership. 5. If your piece sells we will take 20% commission of the selling price. The Consortium will handle all sales. It is the artist’s responsibility to price their work to reflect the 20%.
6. The artist is expected to carry their own insurance. All work shown is at the risk of the artist.
7. Two dimensional work must be properly wired and ready to hang. Work not meeting this requirement will not be accepted into the show. No saw-tooth hangers please.
8. All art work must be complete and dry before entry.
9. Sold work must remain at the gallery until the end of the show. The person buying the work may pick up the piece with proof of payment.
10. Sculptural works that need to be hung should be brought in with hardware sturdy enough to hang. We cannot hang from the ceiling.
11. Maximum dimensions for 2-dimensional art is 30 X 40 – vertically hung, this is including frame.
12. Sculpture pieces, free standing can be no larger than 5ft. tall and 4ft. wide and must be on a study base that cannot be knocked over. No sharp edges or points easily broken.
13. All work must be labeled with the artist’s name and current contact information, title and price.
14. This is a juried exhibit and entries will be accepted or rejected upon entry. We are limited to 50 entries so get here early!
15. All work MUST BE PICKED UP on Friday August 25 - 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. We do not have room for storage and will be receiving art for the next show in the following week.
Friday July 28 - 10AM-6PM - Receiving submissions
Friday August 4 - 5PM -8PM - First Friday Opening Reception
Friday August 25 -10AM-6PM – Pick up art work
The Arts Consortium will generate publicity for the exhibit, and will provide invitations to the reception that the artists can personalize and mail at their own expense. Questions can be directed to Joanie Constable, Operations Director
June 06, 2017
The Arts Consortium is seeking a part-time Marketing Coordinator.
The requirements and job description are below. Interested candidates can apply by submitting a resume to:
300 E. Oak Ave.
Visalia, CA 93291 or
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Identify, plan and implement marketing strategies for the Arts Consortium, both for general name recognition, and for specific events. Marketing strategies should include traditional forms of media, social media, and innovative partnerships.
Increase the Arts Consortium’s reach on social media including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Utilize the Arts Consortium’s marketing channels to promote member’s art and events pursuant to Board policy/direction.
Assist with the planning and implementation of Arts Consortium events, including, but not limited to, community outreach, member outreach, detailed planning and implementation.
Develop and implement effective verbal presentations including the use of visuals as applicable.
Ability to graphically develop basic promotional items such as posters, post cards and graphically based social media posts.
Develop outreach plan to further the understanding of the Arts Consortium with arts, government and other applicable organizations throughout Tulare County.
Develop and implement a membership plan to increase membership throughout Tulare County.
Plan and implement fund raising strategies to increase funding for the Arts Consortium.
Ability to seek out and write grants preferable.
Ability to sell ads on a commission basis preferable.
Other duties as assigned.
Understanding and able to fully use social media in keeping with current trends.
An understanding of marketing and communications approaches and the ability to implement those approaches.
Ability to successfully sell advertising
Understanding of successful fund raising strategies.
Good public speaking skills
Able to follow a budget
Basic computer skills, plus ability to use Powerpoint, a Photoshop program, Mail Chimp, and a graphics program such as Illustrator.
Education or experience in marketing or communications
Ability to lift 35 pounds.
Possession of or ability to obtain a valid California Driver’s License.
Ability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.Read More
May 10, 2017
Porterville Art Association
151 N Main St, Porterville, California 93257
Friday, May 19 at 4 PM - 7 PM
Figure Drawing session will be held on the 19th this month. Please join our merry band of struggling artist as we attempt to capture the most difficult subject on planet earth…the human figure. Show up early, bring $10 (or more if you can afford it) for model (nude or partially nude) & studio space cost, your medium of choice and supplies and a story or two. Tables and chairs are available. Bring your own drawing board or easel, if you need one. Nice lighting and room to work. Doors close at 4pm. Our model this time will be Ryan. Please call ahead to reserve your space. Check it out on Facebook. See you there!Read More
February 04, 2017
Summer Arts 2017 printmaking workshop at Fresno State, “Printmaking and Installation: Out of the Matrix.”
The workshop will consist of a two-week course working with printmakers Dennis McNett, Grafica Mazatl and Kill Joy to create woodcuts and transform them into installations and wearable art. The course will be July 10-23 and registration begins February 1st and the deadline to register will be May 15th.
Visit http://blogs.calstate.edu/summerarts/courses/printmaking-and-installation-out-of-the-matrix/ for class information including how to register, how to apply for scholarships and how to receive college credit. If anyone has any questions regarding the workshop, please email me!Read More