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SoCal Black Chamber/SB County Museum to Host Black Art Exhibit
The Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce, Inland Cities has teamed up with the San Bernardino County Museum to host a Black Art Exhibit in honor of Black History Month.
World renowned artists Charles Bibbs of the Inland Empire will be the featured artists during the Exhibit, which will be on display through the entire of February at the San Bernardino County Museum in the Schuiling Gallery. The Museum is located at 2024 Orange Tree Lane in Redlands, CA. The Black Art Exhibit will kick off with a reception on Tuesday, February 13 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
In addition to featuring the great works of Charles Bibbs the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce would to highlight up and coming artists as well. The Chamber will be accepting art work from aspiring local artists, high school artists and student artists from local colleges including California State University, San Bernardino and San Bernardino Valley College to give them an opportunity to show case their works to the Inland Empire residents, and give them a chance to mix and mingle with other artists that have achieved a level success.
For additional information visit the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce website at www.blackchamberofcommerce.org.
Arts Connection, the Arts Council for San Bernardino County is seeking a Part-time Executive Director. We are an independent nonprofit organization, designated by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to act as the state and local partner to California Arts Council. We are dedicated to serving artists, arts organizations, and our communities in collaboration with our city, state and county partners.
This salaried position involves managing this non-profit organization and growing the membership of the Arts Connection. The ideal candidate is an entrepreneurial thinking self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills and an understanding of organizational budgets and finances. Experience with non-profit organizations is highly desirable. Problem solving skills, successful grant writing, understanding of public relations strategies and the ability to work with diverse communities are essential. Applicants who are residents of San Bernardino County will be given preference.
A note from our current Executive Director, Danielle Giudici Wallis:
It has been an exciting three years since I began working with Arts Connection, and we have truly grown-- we have multiple projects, events, advocacy and consulting work going on! It is precisely because of this growth that we need to increase our staff. Rather than continuing in my role as Executive Director, I have decided to step down and return to a programming role—as my passion lies in working closely with communities. The board is launching a search for a new Executive Director to build on the foundation that we have created. While change is never easy, I am committed to supporting a smooth transition, and excited to see the great work of Arts Connection continue under new leadership. Apply today!
ARTS CONNECTION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
This is an exempt part time position based upon 20 hours per week.
The Executive Director for Arts Connection serves at the pleasure of the organization’s Board of Directors. The Executive Director’s primary responsibility is ensuring organizational sustainability while forwarding the mission and goals of the agency as established by the Board.
Specific duties include:
· Organizational Management and Administration: Responsible for timely and accurate filing of all applicable taxes, licenses, insurances, and documents essential to the proper fiscal and legal operation of the agency. Manages membership records and related member mailings. Coordinates, maintains and develops the artsconnection.org website.
· Strengthening the Financial and Community Position of the Agency: Develops partnerships appropriate to the agency’s mission which will provide financial or community visibility. Activities may include: public relations support, fiscal receivership, development of consortiums or focus groups to strengthen the arts community. More significance is given to activities which will provide longer term support for the agency.
· Grants and Grants Management: Seeks and submits relevant grant applications to increase organizational capacity, manages budgeted expenses and grants reporting. Adheres to grant guidelines and timelines. Additionally, seeks multi-agency grant opportunities by identifying and collaborating with partners appropriate to the mission of the agency.Advocacy: Strengthen the inclusion, expression, and support of arts through our region by scheduling and attending, with Board member, targeted meetings with specific government and major business representatives in line with established strategic goals.
· Develop the Organization: Collaborates with the Board to develop position descriptions for the addition of future human resources necessary to advance the organization within established goals and budget parameters.
· Events Management: Works with the Board to develop Annual Conference, cultural planning events and activities as necessitated for Grants, Advocacy, and other functions of the mission. Serves as manager of these events at the direction of the Board.
· Networking: Represents the organization at targeted local arts events based upon board direction and available hours.
· Supervise Staff: Manage assistants, volunteers and consulting staff.
*Candidates must be able to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Photoshop
Did you know that Arts Connection is an independent non-profit arts council, not a unit of government? We are dedicated to stimulating creative and economic vitality and enriching lives throughout the communities we serve by providing support, promotion, education, and advocacy for the arts.
Speaking up for the arts and culture is integral to our mission!
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: email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Alondra Martinez at email@example.com
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.