Artist and educator living in Redlands, CA.
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Published September 15, 2017 | By County of San Bernardino
The community, including residents, artists, educators, and culture-oriented organizations and businesses throughout the Morongo Basin will be asked to participate in developing a Strategic Plan for Culture and the Arts.
The County of San Bernardino will lead the effort along with The Cultural Planning Group, a Southern California consulting firm specializing in the field of arts and culture with experience working with communities across the country to create cultural plans.
“The Morongo Basin is known for its artistic and creative way of life which continues to attract residents, businesses and tourists to this region,” said San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor James Ramos. “We hope the community will help us build this roadmap to continue to promote and celebrate the Morongo Basin as an artistic hub.”
The plan will assist Morongo Basin communities to articulate their vision for culture and the arts. This will lead to plans for activities that can fulfill that vision, such as art shows, arts education, musical performances, poetry readings, writing groups, festivals and seminars.
The Cultural Planning Group will work with a leadership group of community leaders, including artists and others, to guide the planning process grounded in the unique creative identity of the Morongo Basin, and to create a plan based on the priorities of the communities of Joshua Tree, Morongo Valley, Pioneertown, Landers, Wonder Valley, Yucca Valley, and Twentynine Palms. The local communities will implement the plan with guidance from the leadership committee.
The Strategic Plan for Culture and the Arts is expected to be complete in mid-2018. The first public meetings will begin before the end of the year. The San Bernardino County Land Use Services Planning Division will also be posting information on their website and social media links. For additional information visit http://www.cultureandartsmb.com
Americans for the Arts 2017 Annual Convention
San Francisco, CA
Americans for the Arts is a national organization with a mission to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. They bring together leaders from the arts, communities, and businesses, to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts. As the Executive Director of Arts Connection, I often rely on their research and join in their advocacy efforts.
“Summer Nights” Art Show
Artwork due June 30 at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & GallerySubscribe Plan
Open Call to Artist for the High Desert Arts and Literary Festival!
The High Desert Arts and Literary Festival invites artists to submit original entries of their paintings and prints, sculpture, clay art, textile art, photography, art glass, mixed media, and original fine art jewelry to display and sell. The Festival is in association with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), The San Bernardino County Museum, High Desert California Writers Club, and the San Bernardino County Library.
The Festival will be held Saturday, September 9th, at the Victor Valley Museum in Apple Valley. Proceeds benefit local STEM educational programs and local scholarships. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 760-646-6961.
Deadline August 1, 2017Subscribe Plan
Arts Connection Awarded California Arts Council “Artists Activating Communities” Grant
State funds will support sustained artistic residencies at The Garcia Center for the Arts
San Bernardino, CA– The California Arts Council announced its plans to award $16,200 dollars to Arts Connection as part of its Artists Activating Communities program.
Ginger Pena Named 2017 Featured Artist
Redlands, CA–May 4, 2017–Ginger Pena of Angelus Oaks is honored as the Featured Artist for the 2017 Redlands Festival of Arts, which is a juried art show awarding $6,000.00 in prizes to artists from across the United States who will exhibit their work over Memorial Day weekend, May 27-28, from 10 am to 5 pm in Smiley Park.
Calling all Artists and Performers!
We need art donations and live performances to support DREAMers of Cal State San Bernardino
The Art of Dreaming, an exhibition showcasing art pieces made with recycled materials, created by CSUSB DREAMers and allies, will take place at The Garcia Center for the Arts in San Bernardino, CA. Topics of the show are centered around the experiences of being an undocumented student or ally.
Opening reception May 22, 2017 with the show running through early June 3rd, with a gala reception and silent auction.
Local artists, performers, and community members are invited to participate and attend.
The money raised at the auction will be disbursed into an emergency scholarship fund for CSUSB’s undocumented students in dire need of financial assistance.
This is a call for artists to donate additional art pieces to join the collection and auction, and a call for performers to participate during the final closing ceremony and gala event. We encourage all artists to come as a community and support this effort. This opportunity is an expression of unity, art, and networking.
All art contributions will be carefully considered to be presented in the silent auction. Art performances can be musical, spoken word, live art creation, poetry readings, etc.
Artists interested in donating art/performing, and for more information & special accommodations, please contact:
Francisco Rodriguez at email@example.com, or
Alondra Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask that all ideas for submissions be sent via email by May 19.
Participants will include artist/poet Juan Delgado, Professor Liliana Gallegos, local artists/performers, and CSUSB student organizations such as The TransCultural Commons Collective, Mass Productions, and The Coyote Pack.
Important Dates:Subscribe Plan
Opening reception: May 22nd; 4-6:00 p.m.
Art exhibition: May 22nd through June 3rd (subject to museum operating hours)
Closing ceremony, live performances, and silent auction: June 3rd; 4-6:00pm
The Garcia Center for the Arts daily hours: M-Th 9am-12pm (closed Fridays and Sundays)
Ontario Open Art Exhibition, 2017Subscribe Plan
The Plein Air Artists of Riverside (PAAR), an Artist Group of the Riverside Art Museum (RAM), invites you to participate in PAAR’s 12th Annual Paint-Out, April 1 – April 9, 2017. This year’s theme is “Kimberly Crest Iconic Mansion.”