This juried exhibition will showcase the twin disciplines of fine art original prints and artists’ books. Since the early Renaissance artists have explored each and often combined the two art forms, creating works of beauty and significance. Our challenge to you is to create original prints and/or artists’ books with content commenting on contemporary issues.

Juried Exhibition at SLOMA from October 7, 2016 through November 13, 2016.

Deadline to enter: July 30, 2016

Please visit SLOMA to find out more about the museum.

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The new fund will be listed in "Voluntary Contribution" portion of 2013 California tax returns 

SACRAMENTO - Californians will once again have the opportunity to support the California Arts Council and its arts programs for children through their state individual tax refund. Yesterday, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed Senate Bill 571 (Senator Carol Liu, La Canada Flintridge), returning the arts to the voluntary contribution portion of California tax return forms through the new "Keep Arts in Schools Fund."

"This is wonderful news for California's young people," said Craig Watson, Director of the California Arts Council. "We hope all those who know arts education results in future success for California's children will take advantage of this opportunity to directly contribute to arts education via their tax return."

He continued, "We are grateful to Senator Carol Liu for shepherding the enabling legislation that allows Californians to directly contribute to arts education through voluntary contributions on their tax form."

Individuals may make tax-deductible contributions in amounts of $1 or more. Arts supporters who use accounting services should tell their tax preparers about contributing to the "Keep Arts in Schools Fund," and encourage others to pursue this opportunity to support California arts education. The California Arts Council will provide detailed information and tutorials on how to contribute as tax season approaches via their website www.arts.ca.gov

Previously, the California Arts Council participated in the voluntary contribution program through the "Arts Council Fund," but was eliminated after 2011 tax year contributions fell short of the $250,000 minimum required to stay on the form.

"With the improved fund name and designation of all contributions to support arts education in California communities, the ‘Keep Arts in Schools Fund' is sure to succeed in bringing much needed support to arts education in the state," Watson said.

The 2013 tax return form (to complete in 2014) from the Franchise Tax Board will allow California taxpayers to contribute to the "Keep Arts in Schools Fund" in the "Voluntary Contribution" section. Senate Bill 571 was originally authored and introduced by Senator Curren D. Price, former chair of the Joint Committee of the Arts. Authorship was assumed by Senator Carol Liu when Senator Price was elected to the Los Angeles City Council earlier this year. 

Californians can also support arts education by purchasing the "Arts Plate," the iconic license plate with a sunset and palm tree motif designed by California artist Wayne Thiebaud. More information is available at www.artsplate.org

The Mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity. Members of the California Arts Council include: Chair Wylie Aitken, Vice Chair Susan Steinhauser, Michael Alexander, Christopher Coppola, Andrew Green, Charmaine Jefferson, Terry Lenihan, William Turner, and Rosalind Wyman

- See more at: http://www.cac.ca.gov/newsroom/prdetail.php?id=157#sthash.Jz4kAJLp.dpuf

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February 21st, Intuitive Painting Workshop
Kick back and relax for a morning of intuitive painting...

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November 19, 2014

Highway 62 Art Tours

It is well known that the desert attracts artists and creative types, and that there is an ever growing arts community in the High Desert of California. This region includes Joshua Tree, Morongo Basin, 29 Palms, and Yucca Valley. The primary access to the arts community is through its art events, but the Hwy 62 open studio Art Tours is different. Two weekends long, the Tours gives visitors a unique opportunity to meet artists in their respective studios and/or homes. What began in 2001 with just 24 participating artists has since grown to 140 artists and 95 studios (some artists share a space). This year the event took place during the nice and cool fall season, on October 25-26 and November 1-2. I went on the first weekend with my parents, who are art lovers, and left with a strong impression of the scale and identity of the High Desert arts community and culture, one that is nurtured and defined by the environment.

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Ancient Egyptian Art: The Magic of Representation

An Art History Lecture by Eric Wells

Thursday, November 13, 6-7:15 p.m.

The ancient Egyptians produced some of the most recognizable works of art and architecture in the ancient world. A lecture by UCLA teaching associate Eric Wells will explore the magical and social beliefs that framed and influenced the creation of ancient Egyptian material culture, focusing specifically on pieces from the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art’s ancient Egyptian collection. “Ancient Egyptian Art: The Magic of Representation” will take place at RAFFMA on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 6p.m. Speaker Eric Wells, a UCLA teaching associate in Near East Languages and Cultures and Ph.D candidate, is currently working on a catalog of the RAFFMA permanent collection of ancient Egyptian art. Focusing on ancient Egyptian art from the Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom, this catalog will be released in the spring of 2015, in conjunction with a new exhibition. 

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CALIFORNIA COASTAL ART & POETRY CONTEST

California Students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade Winners will be selected in each of five grade-level categories (K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12) in both art and poetry to receive a $100 gift certificate to an art supply store or book store. Each winner’s teacher will receive a $50 gift certificate for educational materials, courtesy of Acorn Naturalists. Winners and honorable mentions will receive tickets to Aquarium of the Pacific, courtesy of the Aquarium.

Entries must be postmarked by January 31, 2015 Winners will be announced by April 2015 by email and at www.coastforyou.org. Art and poetry must have a California coastal or marine theme to be eligible.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

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Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition 2014 December 5, 6 & 7, 2014 - Oasis of Mara, Twentynine Palms, CA

Juried Art Exhibition: Opening reception Dec. 5, exhibition Dec. 5 – 28 Art Exposition: Artist booths, art demonstrations, nature walks, historical exhibits, music, culinary delights Dec. 6 & 7

In recognition of a long-standing tradition between artists and the national parks, and specifically Joshua Tree’s impact on artists and visitors from around the globe, the Joshua Tree National Park Council for the Arts has created an annual Art Exposition – a juried art exhibition and celebration featuring art inspired by or depicting the unique natural beauty or cultural history of Joshua Tree National Park. 

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Since 2005, the Red Dirt Art Festival has been connecting local artists with the Redlands community through outdoor events.

Held each spring and autumn, more than 30 artists continue to gather and share their unique artwork that spans across virtually all mediums.

Join us Saturday, November 15th, 2014 (Rain Date November 22nd, 2014) from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Smiley Park located on Cajon & Vine St (Google Map) in Redlands.

To learn more about the artists, please click on the ‘Featured Artists’ page. The Red Dirt Art Festival is an excellent venue to find quality hand-crafted gifts from artists of multiple mediums.

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October 27, 2014

Art is Transformation

"Bridging Homeboy Industries: Fabian Debora, Alex Kizu and Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez" opened at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, at California State University, San Bernardino, on October 6, 2014, and I was lucky enough to be at the opening reception. One of the things that struck me was the act of art as a method of humanizing those individuals that are often seen on the fringes of society, who are often ostracized—gang members. This exhibit becomes proof that art is transformative, not only for the artists but for the audience as well.

Since 1988 Homeboy Industries, a non-profit organization founded by Father Gregory Boyle, has been working to help gang members in Los Angeles construct a new life for themselves. There are many ways that Homeboy Industries does this; through jobs, therapy, and education. Another way however, is to encourage creativity, which is exactly the case with the three artists presenting their work. 

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The Consulate of Mexico in San Bernardino

and the

National Orange Show Art Gallery 

Presents

The Exhibition

"Catrinas"

by Alejandro López Jiménez

Grand Opening

Thursday. October 30, 2014

6:00pm - 9:00pm

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