Oct 30, 2007

Workshop: Creating websites for artists

Saturday, November 17, 2007 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM (Please arrive for
check-in by 1:15 PM.)

Artist, Educator and Author of ³The Art and Technology of Web Design²

Presented by the Southern California Women¹s Caucus for Art (SCWCA)

Santa Monica Public Library
Community Meeting Room, 2nd Floor
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Email: annisolde@scwca.org
More details available at www.scwca.org

Fee: $35 regular ($20 for SCWCA members). Advance registration by November
14, 2007 is required. No late registration at the door.

More and more galleries now expect artists to have a website portfolio. In
this competitive art world arena, how can you make yours stand out from the
rest? This workshop will offer tips to help you enhance your images,
evaluate the success of your existing website portfolio and/or learn what to
ask from a designer you hire to create one.

Presenter RUTH ANN ANDERSON will start by projecting selected websites on a
screen to evaluate their content and technical sophistication. Then she will
deconstruct the components into tangible steps that can be implemented to
create unique digital portfolios with stunning images, engaging color
schemes, compelling content and clear navigation. There will be plenty of
time for questions and answers.

RUTH ANN ANDERSON teaches at California State University Northridge. As a
public artist, she understands the need for an easily accessible and
compelling website portfolio. As a designer and educator, she understands
the technology and aesthetic values behind such a website.

TO REGISTER: Make your check payable to SCWCA and mail it to Ann Isolde,
1127 16th Street, Unit F, Santa Monica, CA 90403 with your email address,
telephone number and website url (if you have one).

This pubic program is presented by the Southern California Women¹s Caucus
for Art, one of 30 chapters of the Women¹s Caucus for Art, the leading
national organization for women actively engaged in the visual arts
professions and an affiliated society of the College Art Association. SCWCA
offers workshops, lectures, studio/gallery tours, exhibitions and
recognition opportunities. Membership information for 2008 is available
online at www.scwca.org.

Directions to the Santa Monica Public Library: Take the Santa Monica (10)
Freeway west. Exit at Lincoln Blvd. and turn right. Continue to Santa Monica
Boulevard and turn left to 7th St. Park on the street or turn right at 7th
St. to access the parking structure under the library. The parking structure
rate is 50 cents for every 30 minutes. Once inside the library, ask the
attendant at the Information Desk how to get to the Community Meeting Room
on the 2nd floor.

Oct 18, 2007

Applications Available for Puffin Foundation Artist Grant Awards

Just the Arts from the Foundation Center
Subject: RFP Bulletin (October 12, 2007)

Applications Available for Puffin Foundation Artist Grant Awards

Deadline: December 30, 2007

The Puffin Foundation ( http://www.puffinfoundation.org/ ) makes grants to emerging artists in the fields of art, music, theater, dance, photography, and literature whose works due to their genre and/or social philosophy might have difficulty being aired.

Grants from the Puffin Foundation can only be awarded to permanent residents and citizens of the United States. U.S. citizens whose projects encompass work in other countries are still eligible to apply. The foundation does not have the means to fund
large film/documentary proposals, grants for travel, continuing education, or the writing or publishing of books.

Average grant awards are $1,000 to $2,500 each.

Visit the foundation's Web site for information on requesting an application and for descriptions of funded projects.

RFP Link:

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit:

Oct 17, 2007

Juried Art Exhibition

We are so excited about holding our first online juried art competition! We have received 45 entries but we still need 55 more entries to pull it off. If you know anyone who would be interested in submitting an entry into the competition please let them know.

Here are the details:

Juried Online Exhibition


ArtistRunway.com invites artists working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate in it's exhibitions and activities.

Theme: Open All Subjects Eligible

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all artists professional and amateur, domestic and international artists working in all mediums

1st Place Award: $1000

2nd Place Award $500

3rd Place Award $250

To Learn More visit http://www.artistrunway.com/exhibitions/

Thanks for your Support


Jerry Greene
Artist Liaison

“Professional representation, Promotion and International exposure; ArtistRunway.com”

Oct 16, 2007

Job: Music Teacher

Award winning, Creative Planet School of the Arts (www.cpsoa.org), a
cutting edge, non-profit, elementary arts school located in Baldwin
Park, CA is currently looking for Music Teacher(s) to fill one or
both music classes: Beginning Music and Beginning Recorder.

Applicant should be creative, resourceful, energetic and highly
motivated with a passion to teach kids from K-8. You should be
passionate about working with children and have good classroom
control. Your level of experience will be considered but will not be
the determining factor as long as you are FIERCE!!

1. Beginning Music
Ages 5-8 yrs.
Tuesdays 4:30-6:00pm
$25 per class

2. Beginning Recorder
Ages 5-8 yrs.
Fridays 4:30-6:00pm
$25 per class

This is a great opportunity to work with a hugely talented group of
kids from low income communities in a fun and inspiring environment.
Here's your chance to be part of a team of arts teachers that change
kids lives every day. You too can be a part of what happens at CPSOA
and help make a difference!

If you are seriously interested in the available position or know
somebody who would be, please contact Michelle Benton at CPSOA at
626.856.1710, and make an appointment to meet with her and CPSOA's
artistic director, Mr. Billy Rugh.

Entreprenurial training for artists

If you would like to register, please visit

Business of ArtT
Entrepreneurial Training for Artists
Artists and creative entrepreneurs who take CCIs signature program,
Business of Art T learn key business skills that provide them with the
knowledge and resources to help advance their art, develop their ideas
and increase their financial independence. Business of ArtT classes are
taught by a variety of business leaders with experience in both
corporate and non-profit entities. In an all-day retreat setting,
students will learn key concepts involved in strategic planning, public
relations and publicity, money management, legal issues and project

The Business of ArtT training will provide a comprehensive yet
practical, workbook covering such topics as: The Business of Art and the
Art of Business, Self-Promotion Makes Money and Makes $ense, Managing
Money and Financial Planning Basics, Law is Not a 4-letter Word and I've
Written My Business Plan - Now, Where's the Money?

In addition to classroom training, all Business of ArtT students will
take part in a focused "cluster counseling" session with leading arts
and business professionals.

The next Business of ArtT course will be held in October 2007.
Enrollment is limited to 25 students - Register Today, it will sell out!

Dates: Saturday October 20, 2007; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (All day retreat,
including lunch)
Saturday, October 27, 2007; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (All day
retreat, including lunch)
Wednesday, November 7, 2007; 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Evening
Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Evening
Location: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, 244 S. San
Pedro Street, in Little Tokyo near Downtown Los Angeles
Cost: $210 (Non Member) / $185 (BOA/CCI Members) The fee includes one
copy per person of the Business of ArtT Workbook - The Business of Art:
An Artist's Guide to Profitable Self-Employment and a brown bag lunch on
both Saturday sessions.

If you would like to register, please visit

Workshop: Proposal Writing for Arts Organizations

The Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) presents a professional
development seminar entitled:

The Artist Who Mistook His/Her Proposal for a Grant: Proposal
Writing For Arts Organizations

Course Description:

This overview course will cover the basic do's and don'ts of
proposal writing. Designed for arts and cultural organizations, we
will explore the relationship of strategic planning and program
development to proposal writing through lecture, discussion and
small group exercises. If available, please bring a two-three page
proposal that you are currently working on to the seminar.

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Judith Teitelman
Location: Center for Nonprofit Management, 1000 N. Alameda Street,
Suite 250, Los Angeles, CA 90025


You can register by fax or by mail. Please visit
http://cnmsocal.org/Services/s_PropWritingArts.html to download a
registration form.

Mission Statement:

Since 1979, CNM has fostered healthy neighborhoods and communities by
improving the performance of nonprofit organizations addressing
critical issues and serving underserved populations. Please visit
www.cnmsocal.org for more information.

Oct 4, 2007

Looking for Dance Instructors

The Regina Klenjoski Dance Company is seeking dance and Pilates instructors
for ongoing classes that run in 10 week sessions. You must have teaching
experience and Pilates instructors must be certified. All classes are held in
Torrance, CA. Compensation will be discussed at the interview.

Class openings for Fall 2007 and Winter 2008 sessions:
Pilates Mat
Hip Hop (for kids and adults)
Ballet (kids classes)
Tap/Ballet/Creative (kids classes)

If interested please e-mail resume and 3 references to pamela@rkdc.org or
call 310.292.7024 for more info. WWW.RKDC.ORG


Artists and student artists, learn where to find awards, commissions and grants!
Free one-night workshop by visiting staff from the New York Foundation for the Arts!

NYFA Source is the nation's most extensive data-bank of awards, services and publications for artists of all disciplines

NYFA Source: a searchable national database
To find grants, residencies, space awards, equipment access, professional development programs, legal, financial, and business resources available to independent artists in all disciplines across the U.S.A.

NYFA Source: Basic Search Techniques
The introductory workshop will provide instructions in the use of the nation's most extensive online directory for artists of all disciplines featuring over 8,500 programs. The NYFA Source Artist Workshop will cover basic searches by discipline, an overview of the range of programs and resources included in the database, tips for getting the most out of your search, as well as additional information on successful grant writing strategies. Participants will have the opportunity to perform test searches for programs relevant to their current work and career needs.

This workshop will include searches on residencies, space awards, equipment access and professional development programs for independent artists in all disciplines.

Monday, October 1, 2007
5:00- 8:00 p.m.
Reception -- 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., meet the staff of NYFA and other local funders
Workshop -- 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Barnsdall Park, Gallery Theater
4800 Hollywood Blvd. LA, CA 90027 (in the Silver Lake/Los Feliz area)
Ample free parking on site at the park
Sponsored by California Community Foundation, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and Durfee Foundation

If you would like to register, please reply to: dca.grants@lacity.org
We will not respond. Consider your registration confirmed.

Users can access NYFA Source (www.nyfasource.org) free of charge for information ranging from cash grants and artist-in-residence programs, to marketing and opportunity listings. This resource covers the range of support available to U.S. artists on the local, state, national, and international level, and allows specific queries based on discipline, location, gender, ethnicity, career point, application deadline, and many other criteria. Find out how to make this tool work for you!

Oct 2, 2007

Pocha Nostra seeking videographer

Dear Pocha Nostra colleagues:
We are currently seeking the help of a filmmaker or video artist
interested in working with us in an upcoming performance project. In early
November 07, La Pocha will be premiering ³The New Barbarian Collection Fall
2007: Designer primitives on the runaway runway² at Arnolfini (Bristol, UK).
The performance is ³an X-treme fashion show² about fear/desire of the Other.
As part of this project we are compiling a bank of recorded TV commercials
from different countries that emphasize ethnicity, sexuality, fashion,
religion and/or violence. The idea is for a video artist to record directly
from television a bunch of interesting commercials and then to eliminate the
actual product from the commercial by either editing it out, or replacing it
with some other image. These enigmatic or poetic commercials will be sampled
live during the performance. We have a budget to pay for this and can
explain in more detail the nature of the material via email.

4.) We are also looking for a bilingual writer/theorist interested in
translating a text by Gómez-Peña, from Spanish to English for one of his
upcoming books. We have a performance text in Spanish about the difference
between border art and ³global art² that has never been published in
English. It's about 10 pages long double-spaced. The goal is to have the
translation finished by late 2007 or early 2008. It will appear in one of
Gómez-Peña's upcoming books in late 2008. The translator will have full
credit in the book.

If you are interested in learning more about these collaborations, please
write to Emma Tramposch at pocha@pochanostra.com with ³TV COMMERCIAL
PROJECT² or ³PERFORMANCE TEXT TRANSLATOR² in the subject heading. Please
describe a little about how your experience makes you a good person for the

Looking for graffiti artist

Hi to everyone who does graffiti art,

Im looking for an experienced graffiti artist to paint the inside of a
"jacuzzi-like" sculpture. If you would be interested in being involved
with this sort of project please send an email with graffiti-based
work samples to jlhlmbrg@yahoo.com.

Thanks for your interest, Joel

Project Archivist for art museum at UCSB

The University Art Museum at UCSB has an opening for a Project Archivist:

Project Archivist is responsible for a two-year archival cataloging and
digitization project focused around holdings in the University Art Museum's
Architecture and Design Collection, funded by the IMLS Museums for America

The University Art Museum (UAM) is located 100 miles northwest of Los
Angeles, on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Established in 1959 as a gallery dedicated to art education at U.C. Santa
Barbara, it now serves as a unique educational resource for academic and
community audiences throughout the region dedicated to creating a dynamic
environment for the exploration of art and design. Today the UAM has a
distinguished Fine Arts collection of over 8,500 works and a specialized
archive, the Architecture and Design Collection (ADC). The ADC holds more
than 850,000 drawings and 1,200 cubic feet of manuscript materials within
more than100 archival collections. It is the most extensive source of
written and visual information on the development of Southern California
architecture and landscape architecture. To support the educational mission
of the University, the University Art Museum is committed to raising
awareness of the significant design heritage of California through
collecting, preserving, and providing access to the primary records of the
designed environment of the region.

for more information and to apply for the position, please visit: