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The Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW) is excited to announce the third year of our Emergency Health Grant for Artists initiative!

Applications will be accepted between February 15th and March 15th, 2018. 

Applications are due by 11:59pm PST on March 15th. 

 

Eligibility

Artists of all disciplines who:

  • Live in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, or Orange Counties.
  • Identify as one or more of the following: female, transgender, non-binary, person of color, or low-income.
  • Have a medical, mental health, or dental emergency, OR have an illness-related financial need.
  • Are not enrolled in a full-time academic program.
  • Are at least 21 years old.

Artists in all disciplines and stages of their career are eligible to apply. Artists are not required to be US citizens. Applications may be submitted on behalf of an eligible artist unable to submit it on their own. Applications may be submitted online or by standard mail. 

Hi Desert Nature Museum

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

2018 Exhibition


In today’s era of heightened environmental awareness, artists are increasingly turning to junk stores, trash bins, and surplus outlets to satisfy their urge to create while still caring for the planet. This exhibit is designed to make people rethink our throw-away society by sharing the local community’s innovative and often surprising use of reused and recycled materials.

 

Redlands, CA–February 14, 2018–Artist applications are open for the 2018 Redlands Festival of Arts http://redlandsfestivalarts.com/>, which is a juried art show awarding over $5,000.00 in prizes to talented artists who will come from across the United States over this year’s Memorial Day weekend, May 26-27, from 10 am to 5 pm to exhibit their work in Smiley Park.

On Saturday, March 24, 2018, Youth Action Project will host an event to encourage the residents of San Bernardino to serve their community through art while positively representing San Bernardino high schools in honor of the legacy of Cesar Chavez. The event will feature a “YAP TALKS” followed by a community service project that promotes artistic expression and unity. The event is scheduled to take place on the campus of San Bernardino High School from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.

 

February 6, 2018

Painting on Painting

James O'Keefe and David Mackenzie "Painting on Painting"

JTAG presents new works by James O'Keefe and David Mackenzie opening Feb. 10  6-8PM

David Mackenzie is best known as an artist’s artist. Mackenzie considers his work to be part of the non-objective tradition of painting and touches on notions of deconstructive architecture, modernist history, geometry and perspective. His carefully considered and formulated surfaces are part of his process.

Mackenzie's paintings are pure line & spacial presences that draws the eye of the viewer into these master works of minimalism.

James O'Keefe

     "Painting is about keeping an open mind and letting things happen.  I try to suspend judgemental thoughts that inhibit outcomes.  Physically, I am balancing  desires for control with accidents and the unexpected.  Mentally, painting is a struggle between freedom and confinement.  I often try to explain things, but I must  also honor the unexplainable.   The freedom in painting is that it can truly leave what is known, redefine itself and constantly explore. This is what inspirational painting has always done.

  This series of new work at JTAG are paintings about making paintings. Some paintings have frames mounted within the picture plane creating a kind of a picture within picture scenario. The new questions raised are, what is a picture? and what are the boundaries of a picture? "

This show runs until March 4, 2018. 

JTAG

6160729 Palms Hwy.Joshua Tree, Ca.

310 562 0511

Arts Connection, Mil-Tree and Diavolo Team up for Veterans’ Movement Workshop,
“Moving the Memories” 

Arts Connection and Mil-Tree present "Moving the Memories," a two-day movement workshop and presentation lead by Diavolo | Architecture in Motion© for veterans, active military and the community. This free workshop will take place at the Joshua Retreat Center in Joshua Tree, California, and is sponsored in part by grant funding from the California Arts Council’s Veterans Initiative in the Arts (VIA). VIA funded projects look to address the needs and improve the lives of California's veterans through the arts. The VIA program seeks to increase equity, access, and opportunities for veterans to participate in quality arts programming that is sensitive and responsive to their unique experiences.

Fallen Fruit giving keynote at the 2016 Annual Conference

San Bernardino, CA– Artists are integral to healthy communities, bringing people together, building community, and working toward social change. Arts Connection's Annual Conference creates opportunities for this to happen, and in 2016 Fallen Fruit presented the keynote at the University of Redlands and planted the seed for this project. There was an incredible response to their talk, and many who heard it expressed their desire to see Fallen Fruit do a project in San Bernardino County. Together, Arts Connection and Fallen Fruit submitted grant applications to the California Arts Council, the San Bernardino Fine Arts Commission, and SoCalGas. We were successful in our applications, and are excited to share the programs that we have planned.  

1. Eligible Students: All San Bernardino County middle school through 12th grade students that are currently enrolled in a visual arts course.
 
2. Submission Dates: All artwork must be submitted on-line, between January 1 – January 31, 2018. No submissions will be accepted after the 11:30 p.m. deadline on the 31st. There will be no access to the submission website after 11:30 p.m. on January 31st.
2018 Redlands Bowl Young Artists Concerto Competition
 
A Vocal and Instrumental Competition
Maestro Frank Fetta, Music Director
Scholarship prizes sponsored by the Associates of the Redlands Bowl

Arts Connection is working with the San Bernardino County Museum to develop a popup exhibit for March 3 – 31st.  The theme is, “Life in the Cracks,” an idea that emerged from an event we are doing with artists collective Fallen Fruit at the museum on March 10th.  

ARTS CONNECTION

The Garcia Center for the Arts
536 W. 11th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Tel: 909.381.1900
info@artsconnectionnetwork.org

mailing address:

CSUSB
5500 University Parkway
Visual Arts Building, Rm. 308
San Bernardino, CA 92407

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