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Calls to Artists and Art Opportunities From CAFE

Short -deadline and new calls to art from CAfE, list edited to include only calls for which Oregon artists are eligible.

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Up Close and Personal with Metal Artist Cheryl Garcia

Cheryl D. Garcia

Fellow metal artist Randall Grealish interviewed the popular Jacksonville metal artist and sculptor and learned things about Cheryl D. Garcia journey into art that few of us know!

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Cheryl D Garcia’s Great Metal Works

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New Artist Opportunities from CaFE™

Callforentry.org Calls to Artists

Check out these updated and new calls to artists in a huge range of media, genre and other specialties, including fashion photography, sculpture, art by women, public/installation art, nude figures, outdoor photography, and artist residency in Mexico, and much more! List has been edited to reflect only those opportunities for which Oregon artists will be eligible.

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Calls to Artists From CaFE™

There’s something for everyone in this collection of calls. From ecofeminism to environmental and sustainability themes, public art and car culture, we see calls for photography, painting, sculpture and more open to artists with disabilities, women, photographers, emerging artists, plein air artists, African Americans, creators of activist art, public art and more! Check them out to see if any will be suitable for your work.

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SOAR Welcomes the

Beauty of Summer, completed sidewalk chalk art by Cathy Gallatin

This wonderful first annual event promises to become a lot of fun as a regular feature of the downtown Medford artscape each June. Please find more information in the Festival’s listing. There is an active Call to Artists out for the festival which local artists would want to respond to, regardless of their specialty; the deadline to apply is April 15. Not only will this become a great community event, but a wonderful way to help promote your art and your classes, as students of teaching artists may participate in a team led by the artist they study under. Residents and those planning to visit the area in June – Heads up! You’ll want to attend this event and see what local artists do with their 8′ x 8′ chalk art on the sidewalks of historic downtown Medford! The event is still so young it does not yet have a website, so please take a moment to check out the listing and share with friends!

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Call to Artists, Ashland Fire Station No. 2

City of Ashland

The City of Ashland Public Art Commission is seeking an artist(s) to create site-specific original exterior public art for placement at the new Ashland Fire Station No. 2. The Fire Station is located at 1860 Ashland Street. This opportunity is open to established professional artists living in the Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana) and California.

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My response to the NEA's call to cast votes on their 2012 policies

NEA Policy Vote 2012

This morning I sat down intending to go straight to work on the website project that’s feeding my family right now. Opening Thunderbird to read my email, the first thing that caught my eye was one from the National Endowment for the Arts asking members to cast votes approving or disapproving the NEA’s 2012 art policies. Of course I clicked the link, expressed my approval and began to write in the “additional comments” field. Getting caught up in my passion for the arts, I wound up writing more than I had intended, so I’m sharing it in the event that some of you might find it an informative case for the importance of the arts in our lives.

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John M. Eger: ArtPlace Could Make the Difference In Communities Across America

John M. Eger: ArtPlace Could Make the Difference In Communities Across America. from HuffPost Arts

After some months (it could be argued, years), Rocco Landsman, Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has put together a national organization dedicated to building creative places in cities around the country, demonstrating the vital link between the arts and economic development.

Called ArtPlace, it continues the work of the NEA to fund a li grants, ranging from $25,000 to $250,000, for “creative placemaking.” These projects, the NEA believes, “contribute toward the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and sustainable places with the arts at their core.”

Landsman, among others in the Obama administration, philanthropies and corporations alike, have argued that creative places or “creative clusters” as they are also called, are the incubators of creativity and crucial to development of a creative and innovative workforce.

But the

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There´s more to art activist Mimmo Roselli than lines cutting spaces

Mimmo Roselli´s four white lines splicing space at Art on Lake Photograph by Stefan van Drake (2011) “We need to take a new way to perceive the world: a more slight way, a more transparent way, a less aggressive way, with much more empty spaces,…

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