Tulare County artist showing in Fresno!

Joy Collier – California Landscape Artist – painting with acrylics, getting inspiration from nature and her own photography. I was taught: “Paint what Smiles at You!”, and the subtle moods of the central valley and the Sequoias are always smiling at me. They are a constant inspiration to me, they offer an endless variety of rich forms, colors and textures to explore.

Do you want to know more?

Visit Joy’s website here



Poets vs. Actors

The HMTC is holding its Second Annual Monologue Slam at the Comfort Inn in Hanford over the course of three days in June. The competition is open to everyone. Come watch poets and actors battle it out for cash prizes!

POETS are invited to compete on June 15 and ACTORS on June 22. Finals are June 29. All shows will take place on each Saturday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

First place prize is $250

Second place prize is $150

Third place prize is $100

To compete, submit an application with the $25 application fee. Applications can be found online at https://hmtcticketleap.com/slam/.

Audience tickets are $10 for a one-day pass and $20 for a three-day pass. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at https://hmtc.ticketleap.com/slam/.

Call to Artists! Government Plaza

The Arts Consortium and the Tulare County General Services Agency have teamed up to display original artwork created by Tulare County artists in Government Plaza (5961 S. Mooney Blvd Visalia, CA 93277). This will be a yearlong show in the main lobby of the Government Plaza building, with great visibility, plentiful foot-traffic, and on-site security.

By submitting your work, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

– First round of submissions will be done digitally (through email) or by printed photograph/sample of actual artwork (through “snail mail”).

– There is no charge to submit work but there will be a 20% commission on all sales.

– Limit 3 pieces per artist (1 digital/printed photograph per artwork). Actual artwork must be original and no less than 2’ft in any dimension or larger than 4’ft x 8’ft in overall size.

– Digital submissions must be full color and in an 8.5”in x 11”in aspect ratio, of no less than a 300 dpi resolution. Please submit digital files to inbox@artsconsortium.org with the email title: GP-ART. Digital submission deadline is Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at midnight.

– Mailed (printed) images must be full color and exactly 8.5”in x 11”in. Printed images must be received at 300. E. Oak Ave. Visalia, CA 93292 by Friday, June 28th, 2019 (no exceptions).

– All image prints or digital files must be labeled with the following information about the original artwork: artist’s name, phone number, work dimensions, medium, weight, and city of residence.

– Artwork content should celebrate Tulare County’s nature, people, cultures, or history. All 2D and Bas Relief media will be considered. Weight limit is 30lbs and pieces should be no more than 4”in deep – including the frame.

– All art must be for sale and must be framed and ready to hang with wire (no saw tooth hangers will be accepted). Unframed art will only be accepted if imagery purposefully wraps around the edges.

– Artists will be contacted (only if their work is selected) and given a time, place, and date to deliver their artwork for the show. An opening reception time and date will be determined once the final selection of artwork has been chosen.

A Message from Ampelio

To our Friends and Family,

I would like to take a moment to recognize the hard work and dedication that our wonderful team puts into making the Arts Consortium the multi-faceted resource that it is to our community.

Our generous and talented Board of Directors donate hundreds of hours per year (along with many other resources) toward ensuring that we stay on course with our Mission and Vision. We are all very thankful that they listen to staff needs and encourage us through times of difficulty, while providing us with good examples of professionalism and tenacity. All of our Board Members have deep roots in our community so they are not only committed to the arts, but to the wide array of people and cultures in our beautiful region.

Our diverse and multi-generational staff efficiently combines our myriad skills and life experiences to address the needs of our community. We take pride in implementing our many wide-reaching programs, and we learn from our missed opportunities in order to improve the services that we provide to our membership, to the general public, and to the visitors of Tulare County. Our staff gives the utmost effort to maintaining our high productivity levels, and we are eternally grateful for the increasing levels of community support.

Our volunteers, community partners, as well as our champions at the city, county, and state governments fuel our many endeavors through their opinions or input, financial contributions, and “good old fashioned” hard work.

I firmly believe that none of our programs would be possible or worthwhile without these contributions.

I humbly extend my gratitude to the many individuals who have come before us and to those who stand beside us. The Arts Consortium represents the arts community in Tulare County but we did not create it, nor do we command it. We are here for you and because of you.

Thank you all for everything that you do to help us increase the value of the arts and for helping us make the arts an every day thing!

With many thanks,

Ampelio Mejia Perez
General Manager
Arts Consortium

CTA – Rosebud Festival

Application Deadline: Saturday, May 4, 2019
The Arts Alliance of Three Rivers proudly presents the 45th Redbud Arts & Crafts Festival! We have been working hard to make the 2019 Redbud Festival bigger and better than ever. The Redbud Arts & Crafts Festival provides artists and crafters with an excellent opportunity to offer their fabulous, fun, inspirational and innovative artistry to our many patrons. We hope you will be a part of this exciting annual event.

Our successful raffle that helps support the Jonnum-Young Scholarship Fund also returns. Vendors are encouraged to donate gifts to this raffle; they are most appreciated. We offer great prizes from local businesses, benefactors and artists and we have built a robust scholarship fund. We are excited to continue this great program for young artists.

The authenticity of the artwork at the Redbud Festival is essential to the quality and spirit of the festival. Vendors are required to submit a photo of their art or craft and a photo of the vendor creating a piece of artwork; we prefer that the files be submitted electronically however printed photos may be mailed along with the application. There is a bonus to this… It provides a treasure trove of photos we can use in our publicity in both print and electronic media. If you have been previously approved as a vendor no photos are required, but you are welcome to submit new photos for publicity.
➢ Booths inside the auditorium measure approximately 8’ x 8’. Food court spaces on the patio are open air, but
covered. Outdoor (parking lot) spaces measure approximately 10’ x 10’. Indoor spaces will be secured at
night when the Memorial Building is locked. A security guard will be on duty overnight on Saturday night.
➢ Booth rental fees:
Single booth rental: $75 AATR Member Rate: $70
Electricity is available only for some auditorium booths. No power is available outside. A limited number of 8’
tables are available on a first come first served basis at a donation of $7 per table.
➢ The Redbud Festival will be held rain or shine. Booth rental fees are not refundable.
➢ Booths will be assigned on a first come first served basis. You will receive your booth number for the event
in your confirming letter (as well as set up and parking instructions).
➢ Arts and Crafts must be original. All items for sale must be created by the artist or crafter. Your submitted
application acts as a certification that the work is original. Vendors who exhibit items that are not of their own
creation will not be permitted to participate. Entry fees are non-refundable.
➢ Booths must be occupied at all times throughout the festival. Vendors may not pack up their booths until
4:00 pm on Sunday.
➢ The Arts Alliance of Three Rivers will provide professional security overnight on Saturday, but assumes no
responsibility for items left on site.
➢ Vendors who sell any food products must submit a photocopy of a current Tulare County Environmental
Health Food Permit with the application for the Festival.
For further information visit our website: www.arts3r.org
Email us at: RedbudFestival@gmail.com or call: (559) 799-1473