Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Call for Artists to submit applications for Spot in “AnimalScapes” Art Project

Poets and Visual Artists of ALL disciplines, (including painters, photographers, jewelry artists, sculptors, ceramists,) who live in  Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne Counties are invited to participate in the professionally juried show, “AnimalScapes of the Sierra Nevada Foothills.” Those selected as Final Artists will have the opportunity to go on a guided 4 hour “inspirational” field trip to the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), one of AnimalScapes project partners, as well as on a bus tour to view wildlife and habitats hosted by Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), also a project partner.

Qualifications, application, and samples of work must be submitted ONLINE  (no drop-offs) by Sept. Sept. 25, 2015.  The $25 application fee must be received by the Calaveras County Arts Council also by September 25, 2015

Details about the project, and application to participate can be found at www.calaverasarts.org/animalscapes.html.   

The Final Artists will be selected by a panel of jurors and will be notified October 5th. These artists will then have three months (deadline Jan.4) to deliver their final work. All submissions must depict animals (domestic/wild/stock), in a Sierra foothill setting.

AnimalScapes of the Sierra Foothills is an Art Event conceived by the Calaveras County Arts Council (CCAC), funded in part by a select State Grant awarded to CCAC, and is slated for statewide attention.  The Event includes three month-long rotating shows, opening with Artist Receptions in Calaveras, Amador, Tuolumne Counties.  Exhibits are expected to draw 1,000+ visitors.  There will be cash awards to winning artists, in several categories, and 70% commission from sales of artwork.   The Final Artists will benefit from valuable exposure via print and social media, local radio and TV, and inclusion in the 2017 “AnimalScapes of the Sierra Foothills” Wall Art Calendar, which will be enjoyed and collected by countless art and animal lovers.
Please visit the Calaveras Arts Council website www.calaverasarts.org.  If you need further information, contact Project Coordinator Sandra Peterson, animalscapes@gmail.com209-728-9048. 

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