Friday, September 2, 2011

Call For Entries 2012 Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

Think you have what it takes to be the next big sensation in the Santa Barbara art world? Enter CAF’s annual Call For Entries and show us your stuff!
Application due: Friday, October 14, 2011, 5 pm

Call For Entries (CFE) is an annual juried exhibition that encourages artists from the local community to produce newly commissioned work. CFE is open to visual artists of all mediums currently living and working in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties. Applicants may not be closely affiliated with CAF or have participated in a past CFE exhibition. Three to six artists will be selected by a panel of jurors made up of artists and art professionals to exhibit new work in a group exhibition held at CAF in 2012. The panel of distinguished jurors includes: Grace Kook-Anderson, Curator at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; John Spiak, Director/Chief Curator of the California State University, Fullerton, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA; Shane Tolbert, Past CFE Artist, Houston, TX; and Geoff Tuck, Independent Art Writer, Los Angeles, CA. Selected artists will work with a curator through series of studio visits to propose and create new work. 
All submissions are individually evaluated based on the artistic and creative strength of the recent (last five years) work. Fee is $20 for CAF members, $35 for non-members, and is waived for new members upon joining. Completed application and fee must be submitted online by Friday, October 14, 2011 at 5 pm. Online application opens September 1, 2011. To find out your membership status, email  Visit for up-to-date details and online application. Selected applicants will be posted on the CFE webpage (TBD).
CFE online application by: LaCorte Design, Santa Barbara, CA.


About the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum:  The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) is a non-profit, non-collecting alternative art space dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the arts of our time.  Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2011, CAF is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco.  CAF is located at the Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace in downtown Santa Barbara, CA and is open Tuesday - Saturday: 11 AM to 5 PM, Sunday: Noon to 5 PM during the run of the exhibitions.

Book Of Love - Modigliani

Hope you all have a wonderful, Happy, Fun, Great, Super, Yummy Holiday weekend!



Tears For Fears - Sowing The Seeds Of Love + lyrics

Jennifer Morgan At Ross Akard Gallery Dallas Art Opening

two by two

 Ross-Akard Gallery at The Fairmont

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 2011

Jennifer Morgan's Solo Exhibition will feature her signature style of emotionally charged work that draws you in closer for a first and second look. This exhibition will also for the first time, feature limited edition prints of her paintings from the show. They will each be signed and she will hand embellish the works if requested.

Call To Artists Lagina Art Prize



Terms & Conditions of the 6° International Art Prize Arte Laguna

ART. 1 – Goal
The Italian Cultural Association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art), in collaboration with Arte Laguna, organizes the Sixth International Art Prize “Arte Laguna” aimed at promoting and enhancingthe contemporary art. The total value of the awards is 170.000 euros. The Prize obtained a medal by the Italian Head of State, with the patronage of, among others, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Veneto Region, the European Institute of Design. The Prize offers: money prizes; the organization of an important collective exhibition in Venice; exhibitions in Art Galleries; Art Residences and the publication of the official Catalogue. The Prize is divided into five sections: painting, photographic art, sculpture, video and performance, virtual art. Participants can choose the theme of their artworks.

ART. 2 – Techniques
The Prize is open to all artists, without any limit of age, sex, nationality or other qualifications. Each artist can participate with one or more artworks, in one or more sections. Technical details:
Painting – works realized with technical and stylistic freedom (oil, tempera, acrylic, ink, vinyl, watercolor, graphite, pencil, collage, etc.) on whatever support (canvas, paper, wood, plastics, iron, etc.).
The maximum dimensions allowed per each work are 150 cm per side.
Sculpture and installation – any organic or inorganic material. In the works sounds, lights, videos, mechanical or electrical movements can be used. The maximum dimensions allowed per each works are: base 4 meters, depth 4 meters, height 4 meters, weight 150 kg.
The artist, if selected as finalist for the collective exhibition, has to provide to the Organization all the necessary material in order to exhibit the artwork and supervise personally the setting up.
Photographic Art - color and b/w analog photos, color and b/w digital photos, color and b/w digital elaborations, works created on the computer. The maximum dimensions allowed per each works are 150 cm per side
Video Art and animation - film, video and works with all the animation techniques on any digital and analog support. The works has to last as maximum 15 minutes, opening title and closing credits included. For the exhibition the artist has to send original works saved on
DVD in high quality and in formats compatible with mastly used reading systems.
Performance - any technique, expressive form and with any support materials (video, music, etc.. to be provided and arranged by the artist in the case of being selected as finalist) can be used. Each performance can last a maximum of 10 minutes and can involve no more than five artists.
Copyright and SIAE rights must be provided for works that include non original music or images, if necessary.
NEW - Virtual Art - i Fope, with the contribution of FOPE: artworks entirely created by computer, 3D graphics, virtual installations, works created by smartphone or tablet applications, videos entirely created by computer, virtual videos, net art. The finalist artworks will be on display at the collective exhibition on tablet or smartphone.

ART. 3 – The Jury
The selection of the artworks will be carried out by the Jury composed by experts and important professionals of Contemporary Art:
Prize Curator:
Igor Zanti – Art Critic
Alessio Antoniolli (England, Director Gasworks of London)
Chiara Barbieri (Italy, Publications Director Collection Peggy Guggenheim)
Gabriella Belli (Italy, Director MART Rovereto)
Ilaria Bonacossa (Italy, Freelance Curator)
Soledad Gutierrez (Spain, Curator MACBA Barcellona)
Kanchi Mehta (India, Curator Indian Pavillion Prague Biennale)
Ludovico Pratesi (Director Centro Arti Visive Pescheria of Pesaro)
Maria Savarese (Italy, Freelance Curator
and art historian)
Ralf Schmitt (Germany, Director Preview Berlin)
Alma Zevi (Switzerland, Art Critic)

ART. 4 – Prizes

PRIZE Painting: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Sculpture: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Photographic Art: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Videoart and Performance: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Virtual Art: 7,000 euros*

* The awarded artworks will remain artists’ property. Withholding taxof 25% on money prizes. The money prizes will be given during the awarding ceremony.

SPECIAL PRIZE BUSINESS FOR ART - Reserved for artists who participate with 2 works in the same section

"STILE Original Design"
€ 8000* money prize + realization of an art project to be defined with the selected artist.

SPECIAL PRIZES "ARTIST IN RESIDENCE" - Reserved for artists who participate with 2 works in the same section

NEW - "Loft Miramarmi" - Art residence in the heart of the marble district of Vicenza for 3 months and for 3 artists + creative laboratory
The company Miramarmi, in the heart of the Vicenza marble district, opens its own loft to 3 artists for 3 months (accomodation included). This residence will establish a real creative laboratory for the creation of artistic works and projects.
Reserved for artists who participate with 2 works in the same section.

"Glass School Abate Zanetti": Art residence in Venice + creation of a project with master glassmakers + final exhibition.
1 month residence (accommodation included), workshops with master glassmakers of Murano and assistance by Glass School Abate Zanetti and final exhibition. The objective is the creation of the project presented during the application.
Reserved for artists who participate with 2 works in sculpture section.

"Art Stays" Art residence in Slovenia + final exhibition
ART STAYS, International Festival of Contemporary Art and the main annual event of visual arts in Slovenia, offers a 7-day residence in July/August (accommodation and meals included) and the curators assistance for the development of a project that will be presented in a personal exhibition during the Festival. One of the artworks will be of Art Stays property.
Reserved for artists who participate with 2 works in the same section.
"Carlo Zauli Museum” Art residence in Faenza city of ceramics + final exhibition
1 month residency with assistance and materials. The artist will be full time involved in the museum activities with the aim of making real a personal project. The artwork will remain artist’s property.
Reserved for artists who participate with 2 works in sculpture section

"iaab" Art residence in Basilea + open day
5-month residence from August to December 2012, including accommodation and assistance. The artist will be full time involved in IAAB activities with the aim of developing the project. The artwork will remain artist’s property.
Reserved for artists who participate with 2 works in the same section.


Open, International exhibition Sculptures and installations in Venice, will select one artist of the sculpture section who will exhibit in 2012 during the International film Festival of Venice.

"Tina B
Tina B, International Festival of Prague, will select one artist of the performance section whose artwork will be presented during the event.
"Romanian Cultural and Humanistic Research Institute in Venice"
One artist of videoart section will be chosen for the creation of a personal exhibition + participation fund.

Anfiteatro Arte, Milan
Cell63, Berlin
Dafna Home Gallery, Naples
De Faveri Arte + Lab 610 XL, Feltre and Sovramonte
Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami, Florida
Fabbrica Eos, Milan
Franco Riccardo Arti Visive, Naples
Galleria A+A, Venice
Galleria Bianca Maria Rizzi, Milan
Galleria d'Arte l'Occhio, Venice
Galleria Federica Ghizzoni, Milan
Galleria Gagliardi, San Gimignano
Galleria Spazio Surreale, S. Paolo Brasile
Largo Baracche, Naples
Leo Galleries, Monza and Lugano
Little Italy Art Gallery, Milan
Maelstrom Art Gallery, Milan
Mondo Bizzarro Gallery, Rome
Rinascimento Contemporaneo, Genova
Silbernagl&Undergallery, Milan and Varese
Spazio Thetis, Venice
Studio Maffei, Milan
The Apartment Contemporary Art, Naples
Yvonneartertecontemporanea, Vicenza
Zaion Gallery, Biella

Personal exhibitions include setting up, opening and press releases that will be organized by each gallery. Each gallery is responsible for the setting up and the organization of the exhibition. Each artist is responsible for covering transportation (whole round trip) and insurance costs. The winner artist have to contact the gallery within 1 month from the Award Ceremony and the Vernissage of the main exhibition, penalty: loss of the prize. The artworks will remain of artists' propriety. Each gallery will agree with the artist the rate of the commission on eventual sellings. Arte Laguna is only responsible for publishing the winning artworks and some information on the exhibition in the dedicated section of the website of the Prize.

ART. 5 - Application fee
For the partial support of the organization expenses, the application fee is 50 euros for 1 work and 90 euros for 2 works in the same section, for additional works (in the same section) the fee is 45 euros each, to pay as specified in art.6.
For under 25 artists the application fee is 45 euros for 1 work and 80 euros for 2 works in the same section, for additional works (in the same section) the fee is 40 euros each. Under25 artists must send the copy of their ID card by e-mail at or by fax at +39 041 8627948, otherwise the registration will not be considered valid. Artists who subscribe at least 2 artworks can participate also in the Special Prizes "Artist in Residence" and “Business for art”
as written in the art.4. Artists must keep a copy of the payment. Application fees are no-refundable.

ART. 6 - Conditions of participation
All the artists can apply on-line or by mail (it is considered the date on the postmark) within 11st November 2011

All the artists can apply for the Prizes in these ways:
1) On-line: by filling in the form at:


2) by mail: sending the application in an envelope or giving the application to:
ARTE LAGUNA - Via Roma, 29/A - 31021 Mogliano (TV) - ITALY
with the following materials: - application form filled in (, - a short biography, - a picture of each work (minimum size: 15x20 cm; maximum size: 20x30cm) witten on the back the name, surname, country, title of the work, dimensions, technique, year, - copy of the payment of the application fee. The documentation and the photos won’t be given back.

All the artist can pay the application fee in these ways:

1. On-line with credit card: PAYPAL
(if the credit card is not registered with the artist’s name it is mandatory to specify the name the name of the owner of the credit card in the Application form - payment section)

2. by bank transfer addressed to Cultural Association MoCA, Preganziol (TV) Italy. Bank data: BANCA ANTONV
ENETA IBAN: IT64Z0504061800000000866402 -   BIC: ANTBITT2PV19 with the reason 'Application Prize 11.12 - name, surname and telephone of the artist'
We don’t accept debit transfer of costs, if happens we will cancell your registration.

3. by bank transfer addressed to Cultural Association MoCA, Preganziol (TV) Italy. Bank data: POSTE ITALIANE - IBAN: IT38F0760112000000080409584 - BIC:
with the reason of 'Premio 11'
We don’t accept debit transfer of costs, if happens we will cancell your registration.

4. Personally in the Headoffice of the Prize: Arte Laguna – Via Roma 29/A - Mogliano (TV) Tel. +39 041 5937242 from Monday to Friday during the following hours: 9.30am -12.30am e 2.30pm-6pm

5. WesternUnion: to Laura Gallon – Mogliano Veneto (TV) Italy – the transaction fees are up to the sender. It is mandatory to specify the transaction code in the application form. We don’t accept debit transfer of costs, if happens we will cancell your registration.
Cheques are not accepted

ART.7 – Selection Process and the Collective Exhibitions
The Jury will select 200 artworks. The selected artists will have to send an email with a folder with a detailed dossier and a maximum of 10 arworks. The Jury will select the 110 finalist artworks that will take part to the Collective Exhibition at the Venetian Arsenale.
Further artworks will be selected in the Under 25 applications and will be on display at the Romanian Cultural and Humanistic Research Institute in Venice
The name of the winners will be announced during the Award Ceremony. The organization and the setting up of these two exhibitons will be done by Arte Laguna
Each artist is responsible for covering transportation (whole round trip) and insurance costs of the artwork.

ART. 8 – Responsibilities
The organization, the Cultural Association MoCA and Arte Laguna, by assuring the greatest care and custody of the works, will not be liable for thefts, fire or any damages to artworks or people that could occur during all the phases of the event. Any insurance request will be supported by the Artists. Each Artist must keep informed about the news of the Prize, that will be updated on the website The organization will send all the relevant communications by e-mail. Therefore the artist have to give the organization a valid e-mail address, add to the email list and read the email daily.

ART. 9 – Agreement
The decisions of the Jury are irrevocable. The winner artists have the right to renounce the prizes but without asking Arte Laguna any kind of compensation. In that case the prize will be re-assigned according to the ranking made by the Jury. Each Artist gives to Arte Laguna the right of replication of the works and texts for the realization of the Catalogue, the archive of entries, the publication of the artworks in the website of the prize and other forms of communication and activities of the organization.
Each Artist gives to the Cultural Association MoCA and Arte Laguna the authorization to the treatment of the personal data according to the privacy law (Legislative Decree n° 675/96 and n° 196/2003).
The participation to the prize implies the knowledge and the total acceptance of this regulation.

Premio Arte Laguna
tel.+39 041 5937242 – int 4

Voltage Coffee & Art Gallery 295 3rd Street Cambridge, MA Art Show


FLUX. Offline  
10 Boston Artists You Should Know  

What better way to kick-off the back to school season than with a crash-course contemporary art lesson on the who's who of  
upcoming Boston visual artists.  

Come by Voltage Coffee & Art on Friday September 9th for the opening reception of   
FLUX. Offline, a brick and mortar curation by art reviewer and reveler  

Friday, September 9th -> 7:00-10:00pm  
tags: art, libations, grub, tunes,  
delightful conversation

You may even learn a thing or two, but we promise no tests.  

Participating Artists Include:

Co-curated by:
Elizabeth Devlin of FLUX. Boston (@fluxboston)
Anna Schindelar of Voltage (@twoastwons)  

The exhibition will be on view  
September 9th-October 14th, 2011

Voltage Coffee & Art Gallery 295 3rd Street Cambridge, MA 02142
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