Photography + Literary Publishing House Invites Submissions Until Jan 31st


Spurl Editions is actively seeking submissions of photography and writing. Read the submission guidelines here. Spurl is tweeting about their latest published titles–

“LAX: Photographs of Los Angeles 1980-84” & Henri Roorda’s “My Suicide”

Follow Spurl Editions on Twitter      Spurl Editions

We’ll be adding Spurl Editions to our growing e-list of  Photography Resources  available here

L0035463 Medicine Man - eye defect teaching models Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images Model eye, glass lens with brass-backed paper front with hand-painted face around eye, by W. and S. Jones, London, 1840-1900 Photograph Published: - Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0

L0035463 Medicine Man – eye defect teaching models
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
Model eye, glass lens with brass-backed paper front with hand-painted face around eye, by W. and S. Jones, London, 1840-1900
Photograph Published: – Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0





The Billboard Creative / TBC is working on the last few details before opening submissions for their Q4 2015 show.  They have their guest curator lined up and will be announcing their Call to Artists and new submission process soon.

Sign up for their newsletter here to get their forthcoming Call to Submit your art.




Zalez Video: West Is Yours

An artist in France, Zalez, creates a wide variety of work. Zalez sent us this video of a trip to Los Angeles. You may or may not appreciate wheat paste art or street art, but we decided to share this Zalez video with you today. Video length: 3:27

“West is yours”- Zalez from Zalez on Vimeo.


We’d like to make Sunday our video feature day. If you are an artist and would like us to feature your video here, plus share it on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest– send your video to:

USA Artist Funding, Mexico Artist Colony, and Contemporary Canadian Art Database

Today, I’ve decided to share a miscellaneous collection of resources that I’ve collected. If you would like more, click here.

An interesting artist funding organization, Franklin Furnace Fund, is based in Brooklyn New York. Franklin Furnace has annually awarded grants to emerging artists selected by peer panel review to enable them to produce major performance art works in New York.  Find the Franklin Furnace Submission Guidelines and Artist Application here.

The town of San Miguel de Allende, in Mexico, has long been a colony of expatriate artists. Read more about the town here.

The Soap Factory, in Minnesota, will be accepting submissions this coming winter for their 2016 exhibition season.

Raid Projects is an artist-run contemporary art space and international artists residency in Los Angeles, California, USA.

 The CCCA Canadian Art Database Project is a work in progress with the overall objective of broadening public awareness of contemporary Canadian Art in Canada and internationally, and to document the careers of Canada’s leading professional artists, designers, art writers and curators, as well as some important Canadian art institutions and organizations that have helped shape the Canadian art scene since the 1960s.

Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood to Fill Several Storefronts with Art and Crafts

Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is a new initiative by the Hammer Museum to unite the creative force of local artisans and craftspeople. From November 1 to 24, the Hammer will fill several empty storefronts in Westwood, donated by the property owners to this project, with an array of artisan vendors. With its accompanying events and workshops, the Arts ReSTORE pop-up village will enliven the neighborhood with a new and vibrant retail experience.

Everyone benefits if these empty spaces come alive with locally produced goods, crafts, apparel, and furniture, and the neighborhood becomes a vibrant community where consumers can buy unique, locally made products.

Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is an initiative of LA2050 and is supported by a grant from the Goldhirsh Foundation. Arts ReSTORE received significant funding from UCLA. Additional support has also been provided by the Diane and Dorothy Brooks Foundation.

 Artists looking for more places to sell — take a look at our 1,100+ Places to Sell Your Art PDF of clickable links here.

Artist Collective Art Project Funding Grants for Artists, Writers, Performers, Musicians in Los Angeles

The Artist Collective project is truly thinking outside the box with their Artists Collective  Los Angeles County  Medical Marijuana Delivery Service. Based in West Hollywood, the  Delivers Pot To Fund A Community Arts Organization.

Artists Collective is a different kind of medical marijuana service. They’re an art project in and of itself. They aspire to create a medical marijuana non-profit where a considerable percentage of their proceeds go toward funding grants for artists, writers, performers, and musicians.

New Arts Event Launch, SKYLINE is a free, 10-day showcase of interactive installations


Hello Marie!

We would love your help in getting the word out about our new Los Angeles event, SKYLINE, launching February 2014.  Overall event information and RFP information is located here.  

RFP for SKYLINE Available Online Now – Deadline November 1.

SKYLINE is a free, ten-day, annual architecture and art event that showcases site specific, experimental, interactive installations that embrace Los Angeles’ ever-evolving cultural landscape.  During SKYLINE, architects, designers and artists transform unique, hidden spaces within downtown Los Angeles into destination places for visitors and locals alike.

SKYLINE participants will consist of eight Southern California architect(s) and artist(s) via this RFP process, and eight national and international teams invited by SKLYINE’s prestigious host committee to create 16 unique installations in downtown Los Angeles.

Those not residing in Southern California are welcome to team up with a local partner, and/or still submit via the RFP process for the host committee to review for potential invitation.

SKYLINE 2014 Host Committee:

Greg Lynn – Greg Lynn Form
Eric Owen Moss – Eric Owen Moss Architects
Francois Perrin – air architecture
Rob Ray – Rob Ray
Marcelo Spina & Georgina Hjulich – P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S
Peter Zellner – ZELLNERPLUS

For more information, please visit our website here.

Thank you for forwarding onto interested parties, and posting this opportunity on your calendars and within your newsletter.  Your inquiries are welcomed.



Melissa Urcan

President and Chief Executive Officer

Laboratory for Experimentation and Research in

Art, Technology, and Architecture


The city of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs  is seeking artists and artist teams interested in creating permanent and/or temporary art projects for large-scale outdoor walls in the City of LA. Their Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is open to professional artists working in any medium, style or technique—i.e. murals, aerosol, mosaics, paints, stencils, stickers, wheatpasting, woodblocking, light and/or video projection.


Budget: $5,000-$300,000.

Full details here:

VIA Publications Accepting Submissions for Issue 02

Call for Submissions

VIA Publications is a quarterly print publication and online platform which documents contemporary visual art and other aspects of contemporary life within Los Angeles California.
VIA Publications is now accepting submissions for Issue 02 and are open to many forms of content: essays, photography and text, interviews, reviews, and bodies of work.
All written submissions should relate to contemporary art, music, and food culture in or around Los Angeles.

Please submit a 500 word proposal, supporting images and a writing sample to

Deadline for submissions: September 3, 2013

Publication date: Fall/Winter 2013

Submit Your Ideas to MOCAtv: The URL Project

MOCAtv announced its latest Artist Video Project, ROZENDAAL X YOU: THE URL PROJECT.In this first installment of The ART X YOU Series, MOCAtv presents a collaboration between one of the most talented internet artists in the world and you. Rafaël Rozendaal was the first visual artist to sell websites as art, and since then over 40 million people per year became part of his community.The collaboration is simple. You create an original idea for a URL and submit it in the user comments below the video on MOCAtv YouTube channel. Rafaël will pick the most inspiring submission and turn it into an art piece itself.

About Rafaël Rozendaal
Rafaël Rozendaal is a visual artist who uses the internet as his canvas. His artistic practice consists of websites, installations, drawings, writings and lectures. As the first artist to sell websites as art spread out over a vast network of domain names, he attracts an audience of over 40 million visits per year. He has also created BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer), an open source DIY curatorial format that is spreading rapidly across the world. Along with these accomplishments Rozendaal has graced the largest screen in the world with his art in Seoul, Korea.

About MOCAtv
MOCAtv, which launched October 1, 2012, is a new, online contemporary art video channel, and a digital extension of the education and exhibition program of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). MOCAtv is the first and only dedicated art channel to be part of YouTube’s original channel initiative announced October 2011, and one of fourteen new, original channels that make up YouTube Education, a collection of more than 700,000 videos on a wide range of educational topics from math to science, history to geography. MOCA is the first contemporary art museum to associate with a major media company in an online video-programming venture of this scale, and the new channel features curated and original videos to educate and engage the global, online audience about contemporary art and its intersection with film, video, music, performance, comedy, and more.

Deadline: Mon Jul 15th, 2013

Video: Director of the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art talks about Benefits to Artists Who Submit to Open Calls

Video: Los Angeles Center for Digital Art Director talks on how he finds jurors for juried competitions, what they look for in digital art submissions, the selection process, how to draw attention to yourself as an artist, the benefits of submitting to open calls, and much more. It’s well worth your time to watch this 23 minute video to the end–

How We Got This Magazine Cover + 6 Page Feature For Artist Agent X

After many email exchanges Artist Agent X wrote to me:

Hey Marie, Thank you so much !! I really appreciate all the work you have done for me and would not have the awesome interview and cover if it wasn’t for you 🙂 Thank you 🙂

Yes, we did it–Artist Marketing Resources got the artist this magazine cover and feature and he is pleased!  If you are an artist and need help marketing and promoting your art,  email  Marie Kazalia, email:
The magazine featuring the art of Agent X is Unfolded, an online, print, and digital publication showcasing artists– here is the link to the April issue of Unfolded Magazine, just released, with the art of Agent X on the cover + 6 pages inside–
Unfolded Magazine, April 2013 cover featuring the art of Agent X

Unfolded Magazine, April 2013 front cover featuring the art of Agent X (that continues onto back cover!)



Call for Artists: Op @ Exhale Unlimited Gallery, Los Angeles

Artists, participation in this exhibition can bring invitations to other opportunities to exhibit that you might not otherwise receive.



Twitter Art Exhibit: Los Angeles
Benefiting Art Division

Saturday, January 12, 2013 | 7-10PM
Show runs January 12 – February 10, 2013
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, January 4th, 2013

Exhale Unlimited (E.U.) Gallery
953 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA, USA 90012

Nat George, Virginia Arce

Twitter: @twitrartexhibit
Facebook: /twitterartexhibit

E.U. Gallery is proud to present Twitter Art Exhibit: Los Angeles, an international exhibition of original postcard art benefiting Art Division, a nonprofit (501)(c)3 organization dedicated to training and supporting underserved youth (18-25) in L.A.’s Rampart District, an at-risk group within one of Los Angeles’ most densely populated and underserved communities. Through focused instruction, individualized tutoring and personal support, each student is given the tools they need to pursue higher education, achieve self-sufficiency and obtain careers in the arts. For more info, please visit

Twitter Art Exhibit: Los Angeles is the third installment of an open international exhibition of handmade postcard art for charity, donated by hundreds of participating artists from around the globe.

While the first two exhibitions were held in Moss, Norway, the Los Angeles show marks a global launch for the concept by founder David Sandum, a Swedish-born artist who conceived the Twitter Art Exhibit as a vehicle for doing good through social media and online community-building. The idea is simple: artists from all over the world receive a call through Twitter social media to create original postcard-sized art, which they mail to a local curator who then exhibits and sells them to benefit a local charity. Artists must have a Twitter account and interact with exhibition organizers to help seed the event.

In its first year, Twitter Art Exhibit received postcards from over 260 artists in 24 countries, raising funds to buy 221 new children’s books for a struggling library in Moss, Norway. The second installment received entries by 360 artists in 32 countries, raising $4,000 USD for an abused women’s shelter, also in Moss.

With the Los Angeles show, Twitter Art Exhibit hopes to expand the concept to support small, local nonprofits around the globe while opening new markets and exhibition opportunities for participating artists. The L.A. event will be held at E.U. Gallery on Chung King Road in Chinatown’s Arts District, neighbor to Coagula Projects, The Company, and Charlie James Gallery.

The event will be highly publicized and well attended by art buyers and enthusiasts, members of the press, local artists and the community, as well as members and young students of Art Division.

Of course, social media plays a major role in the Twitter Art Exhibit. It’s our intention to tweet, share, seed and promote our artists to thank them for their participation, and to make this event a huge success.


1) You must be a Twitter user to participate in Twitter Art Exhibit: Los Angeles. Make sure to follow @twitrartexhibit, as well as the hashtag #twitterartexhibit. And don’t forget to visit for updates!

2) Send a message to with the heading Twitter Art Exhibit Los Angeles to indicate your interest in participating. Ultimately, your entry is officially logged when your work arrives at the destination.

3) Create a postcard-sized original piece of art. Standard postcard sizes are best (6.3 x 4.7 inches or 16 x 12 cm MAX, horizontal format preferred, further details below).

4) Include your complete information on the back of each card. It is very important that artists include the following: real name, @twittername, country, city, title, and website. This will be helpful to buyers and organizers alike, and will be used to print labels to be placed next to each card. We’ve been able to connect many artists with buyers, so make sure your information is up-to-date!

5) Mail your postcard via regular First Class Mail (or international equivalent) to the following address:

Exhale Unlimited
c/o Twitter Art Exhibit: Los Angeles
953 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012, U.S.A.

LOCALS: The gallery will not receive in-person artwork drop-offs. Kindly mail your piece to the above address.

SHIPPING METHOD: We encourage you to ship your work, well-protected in an envelope, via regular first class mail as this worked best in past exhibitions. If you choose to send your work by courier, please do not ask for signature confirmation as this may create additional problems. For instance, if gallery staff isn’t immediately on-hand to sign for packages and they are returned to the courier company or post office, we are not staffed to run back and forth to these locations to sign for and pick up packages.

Postcards must be received at the above address by Friday, January 4, 2013 to be included in the exhibition. Late entries may not be accepted. Allow at least 10 days for shipping. If there is a problem or concern, please contact us at

As this is an exhibition for charity, there is no fee to enter. Every participant, from artist to organizer, is involved on a voluntary, unpaid basis. The goal is to share our collective talents for a good cause. 100% of proceeds go to charity.

Any professional or amateur artist in reach of our voice is invited! Although there is no jury and no theme, please send quality work. This is a public event that will draw media and public attention, so please paint/draw something that represents the best of your style and work. As children may be present, we ask that you consider making the subject matter appropriate for all audiences. The definition of “appropriate” is up for debate, but please use common sense.

Please avoid surfaces that couldn’t be considered postcard material (canvas, wood, etc.). Thick or good quality paper is preferred, but thin cardboard will also do. Sketch or print paper is too flimsy. We suggest you pick up a postcard from a store near you, and try to match its format and thickness. Keep in mind, the postal service isn’t generally recognized for “gentle handling”; we want your postcard to sell and to be in the best shape possible, so make sure to ship it in an envelope and pack it well for the journey.

Postcards must be signed, handmade originals in any of the following mediums: Watercolor, acrylic, oil, ink, gouache, mixed media, collage, charcoal and pastel (please use spray!). Linocuts, woodcuts, lithographs (printmaking) are accepted if they are the correct size, hand-signed and “one off” originals (1/1). No copies, photographs*, duplications/reproductions (computer or otherwise) will be accepted. And please, nothing perishable, toxic or otherwise harmful. *In recent years we have decided to steer away from photography due to the large amount of low-quality prints sent, and so as to focus on the “handmade”.

Your artwork should resemble a postcard (art on one side, your info on the other). For the overall look of the exhibition, it’s important that the cards are close to each other in size. This is also key to us including as many cards as possible. The maximum size allowed is 6.3 x 4.7 inches (16 x 12 cm). Please try to stick to standard postcard sizes/proportions. Slightly smaller versions are fine.

The goal of the first exhibit was 140 (symbolic of 140 Twitter characters), but we ended up with 260 cards from 24 countries. The second time around, we had 360 artists from 32 nations. Please understand that the exhibit will be a piece of art in itself, and that it will be up to the organizers to ensure that the show ”works.” You may send more than one card, but we cannot guarantee all will be displayed.

The sale price will be $35 USD per card. Many, if not all of these cards are worth a lot more, but this will allow the general public to purchase them easily.

All work received will be considered a donation and will not be returned to the sender. There will be no online auction. Any unsold art will be donated to the charity to use as they see fit (i.e. create a mural with remaining pieces to commemorate the event, or sell remaining work at future fundraisers). It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Our Twitter account is @twitrartexhibit. Please follow us! We appreciate RTs and mentions. We suggest you post a pic of your card on Twitter before mailing it, and use the hashtag #twitterartexhibit so that we can share the love! If you wish, curators Nat George and Virginia Arce can be reached at @natgeorgela & @goldteefthief.

When organizers receive your postcard, they will:
1) Scan it and send a Twitter shout-out using the above hashtag.
2) Post it on (visit us to see if your card has arrived).
3) Hand it to the person in charge of printing labels with your information, which will be placed next to the card on the wall at the exhibit.

Please know that organizing this exhibition is a tremendous task. The number of pieces alone makes this a very time-consuming endeavor for the curators, as well as bringing together all parties to make the exhibition a success. We will do everything in our power to tweet and blog about your contribution promptly (we gather incoming entries from gallery staff twice a week), but we ask you to be patient if your card doesn’t show up right away.

A video of the event will be made for online circulation. This is not only done to help the cause, but also to promote participating artists. Local organizers will be in charge of this and will scan your images as they arrive in the mail. Again, please make sure to include your complete information in the back of your card.

100% of funds raised by the Twitter Art Exhibit go to the chosen charity. Benefiting organizations are vetted by Twitter Art Exhibit’s local organizers, as well as by our five-member organizing board. One of our biggest concerns is doing our due diligence and taking every precaution to make sure our initiative does not exploit anybody, and that schemers do not make off with our concerted efforts.


We thank you for participating in Twitter Art Exhibit: Los Angeles!

With your support, we can really make a difference for the young students of Art Division. This is a unique opportunity for the global artistic community to come together and support a new generation of artists who would otherwise fall through the system’s cracks.

We look forward to receiving your beautiful postcards, and to join our voices to yours in expanding the Twitter Art Exhibit concept to new locations around the world.


Nat George & Virginia Arce
Twitter Art Exhibit: Los Angeles curators

Twitter Art Exhibit Organizing Board:
David Sandum @DavidSandumArt
Robin Maria Pedrero @robinpedrero
Christian Karlsson  @svorsk
Ryan Seslow @ryanseslow
Nat George @natgeorgela




Peter Frank , Riverside Art Museum
Rex Bruce, L.A. Center for Digital Ar

Deadline for entries: September 24, 2012
Winners Announced: October 1, 2012
Exhibit Dates:
October 11-November 3, 2012
Artist’s Reception: October 11, 7-9pm
The artist’s reception will be in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk attended by up to 20,000 gallery goers.

102 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Phone: (323) 646-9427
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12-5pm

Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. The competition is international, open to all geographical locations.Registration fee is $30US (three images).
Multiple entries permitted, additional $30 entry fee for each three images.The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery from September 8-30, 2011. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.Second place prizes: Ten second place winners will receive one print of their work up to 24×36 inches ($150-$200 in value) to be included in upcoming group exhibits. The ten second place winners will be scheduled into a group shows within twelve months of announcement of winners. Consideration is given to placing these works in shows appropriate to their style, genre and/or content. These shows will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists.Special consideration will be given to all entrants for inclusion in future shows at LACDA. Many entrants from past competitions have already been included in our exhibits.Two easy steps to enter…
Register here:
Upload here: registration only.
Complete information and prospectus:
For questions email us at
No phone calls please.
Exhibit Dates: October 11-November 3, 2012
Location at 102 West FifthDowntown Artwalk at LACDA
About the jurors:PETER FRANK is Adjunct Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum, He has served as Editor of THEmagazine Los Angeles and Visions Art Quarterly and as critic for Angeleno magazine and the L.A. Weekly. Frank was born in 1950 in New York, where he wrote art criticism for The Village Voice and The SoHo Weekly News, and moved to Los Angeles in 1988. He contributes articles to numerous publications and has written many catalogues for one-person and group exhibitions. Frank has also organized numerous theme and survey shows, including “Driven to Abstraction: Southern California and the Non-Objective World, 1950-1980,” for the Riverside Art Museum; “Artists’ Books U.S.A.”, “Mapped Art: Charts, Routes, Regions” and “Line and Image: The Northern Sensibility in Recent European Drawing”, all for Independent Curators Inc.; “Fluxus Film and Video” for the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid; “Young Fluxus” for Artists’ Space in New York; “To the Astonishing Horizon” for Los Angeles Visual Arts; “Southern Abstraction” for the Raleigh (NC) City Gallery of Contemporary Art; “The Theater of the Object, 1958-1972” for New York’s Alternative Museum; “Visual Poetry” for the Otis/Parsons Art Institute in Los Angeles; “Multiple World” for the Atlanta College of Art; and, most notably, “19 Artists – Emergent Americans,” the 1981 Exxon National Exhibition mounted at the Guggenheim Museum.REX BRUCE is the founder and director of Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. He founded the digital program at Artists Television Access (San Francisco) for which he curated exhibits and created curriculum. He received his masters from SFSU in Interdisciplinary Art where he also taught and developed curriculum for many years. His work has been shown internationally for over twenty years. Most recently he has emerged as a significant artist and organizer in the burgeoning Renaissance in downtown Los Angeles as well as becoming a leader in the exploding international scene revolving around art and technology. Video and photography from his current series have been exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, Laznia Center for Contemporary Art (Poland), Guggenheim Gallery (Chapman University), California Museum of Photography (U.C. Riverside), New Media Center Santa Ana, Found Gallery, Start SOMA San Francisco, Center for Political Graphics (L.A.), Niche.LA Video Art, Silver Lake Film Festival, Downtown Film Festival–Los Angeles, photoLA, photoSF, and LACDA.Gallery Information:
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art is dedicated to the propagation of all forms of digital art, supporting local, international, emerging and established artists. We have an ongoing schedule of exhibits and competitions, and produce editions of wide format archival prints.


Artist Can Generate Extra Income With This Grab Bag Idea

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Los Angeles photographer Gary Leonard advertises an interesting offer in the latest issue of COAGULA magazine. The photographer will send you one of his signed photographic postcard size prints from his vast archive when you send  him $10.00.  This is a Grab Bag offer. He selects the image to send. Part of the is the surprise of what image you will receive in the mail. Such a simple and interesting way to generate extra income.

Read the latest issue of Coagula FREE here.


Mark Moore Gallery TV: Art Exhibitions News and Interviews Via Video

OK, so maybe you are not in LA–that is, Los Angeles, California, USA–but you’d like to find out what art a gallery like Mark Moore exhibits. Well, they make it easy for you via their Mark Moore TV and other videos on their site, such as this one on the gallery site page for the wonderful painter Feodor Voronov and his word painting series exhibition–

City of Santa Monica Purchasing Existing Artworks for Sustainable Street Project

Santa Monica Pier, Beach, and city - Southern ...

Santa Monica Pier, Beach, and city – Southern California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Even if you are not a California artist, it’s good to know that art is being purchased:
City of Santa Monica
Existing Artwork for the Longfellow Sustainable Living Street Project
Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, August 23, 2012 (rec’d by 5:00pm)
The City of Santa Monica Arts Commission, through its peer panel selection process, is seeking proposals from Los Angeles County-based artists for existing artwork for the Longfellow Sustainable Living Street Project.  The City of Santa Monica would like to purchase existing artwork that would complement the Longfellow Sustainable Living Street Project.
Proposals for site-specific commissioned artwork will only be accepted if the artwork can be produced within the project timeline and for a budget of $35,000 that covers the artist fee and design and fabrication costs.  Installation will be done by City contractors.
This competition is open to artists living and/or working in Los Angeles County.  The selected artist must be available to meet with City staff, the project team and City advisory boards and commissions.
The budget for existing artwork is $35,000. Artists may submit proposals for site-specific commissioned artwork that meets the project goals and the budget of $35,000 that includes artist fees, design, fabrication, delivery, insurance and any other costs.  The artwork will be installed by the City.
RFQ Released                             July 17, 2012 
Submission Due                            August 23 2012 (in office by 5:00pm)
Artist Proposal Selection               Week of September 10, 2012
Installation                                    Late Fall/Winter 2012**
The detailed REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS is available on the Cultural Affairs website:
For more information, please contact Malina Moore at (310) 458-8350 or at .

GLOW: Art in the Public Realm

Primal Source for Glow 2008 by Usman Haque

Glow is a dusk-to-dawn art event on the beach and adjacent areas in Santa Monica, California.  The first Glow premiered on July 19, 2008 and attracted over 200,000 people.  Over 100 artists participated in 27 projects that spanned genres, technology and content–all with some orientation toward engaged participation with the diverse audience, from the most seasoned art world members to the general public, local residents, and international tourists.  The context of Santa Monica’s fabled beach, the power and allure of the Pacific Ocean and compelling contemporary art, all savored during the hours when museums and galleries sleep, made for a clamorous poetic experience.

 shapednoise for Glow 2010 by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot
Glow 2010 occurred on September 25 and attracted 150,000 people to the Santa Monica beach.  Projects by internationally renown artists (Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Yoshua Okón) and a strong contingent of Los Angeles-based artists included everything from highly advanced technological installations providing for intense audience interactive, to the purely accoustical pleasures of an accordion orchestra playing while riding the historic Santa Monica Pier Carousel.  The twenty projects included approximately 100 artists, with 50 musicians and dancers alone participating in a procession and music circle on the beach.

Glow 2011 received a salute from Americans for the Arts.

Glow is produced by the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Foundation.

apex art open call for proposals for funded exhibition anywhere in the world


Globe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

International Exhibition Opportunity—apexart, NYC, annually holds a worldwide open call for proposals for curated group exhibitions to be presented anywhere in the world other than New York City.From April 4 – May 2, 2012, apexart will accept 500-word creatively written proposals describing your idea for an exhibition. The proposal should be clearly written, with the major emphasis on explaining the concept, as the only instructions given to the more than 100 jurors from around the world is to, “identify the best exhibitions.” The city for the exhibition must be listed as well as the curator/organizer’s location of residence. Often there is a greater effect when exhibitions take place outside of a city center, where fewer people are involved in the commercial art world.Two winners selected by a “crowd sourcing” method will be in charge of a one-month apexart franchise with an up to $8,000 exhibition budget, an honorarium for the essay and organization of the show, and complete creative control with a few apexart guidelines. apex will also provide the necessary guidance and administrative support to make the exhibition happen as successfully as past exhibitions in Amman, Johannesburg, Stockholm, Los Angeles, Bangkok, and Mexico City. apexart will also print a mini-catalog in an edition of 9,000 with an essay from the curator distributed around the world to more than 100 countries and available online with all contacts, reviews, and press images.The apexart Franchise is an opportunity to bring an idea to fruition in a new place and to confirm that the center of the art world is wherever you are.


Deadline: Wed May 2nd, 2012