CALL FOR ART
2016 Southern California/Baja Biennial (CASH PRIZES AWARDED)
All participating artists must reside in the Southern California/Baja Norte region.
Deadline: Monday, October 31st, 5pm
$10.00 per image, (3 images per form, there is no limit on forms)
SDAI ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE, JANUARY-MARCH, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15, 2016
The San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) artist-in-residence program welcomes artists at any stage of their career to apply for a 3-month residency from January through March 2017. The selected artist will receive a private 150 sq. ft. studio/project space, and 1,000 sq. ft. shared work space at San Diego Art Institute’s Project Space in Horton Plaza to create new work, culminating in a solo presentation of their work in March 2017 in SDAI’s Balboa Park Project space. There is also an expanded opportunity to present work and have a solo presentation in Balboa Park upon request.
The selected Artist-in-Residence will be required to spend a minimum of 20 hours/week working in their studio, and will be required to give a public lecture and/or workshop during the course of the residency for which stipends will be offered. During the course of the residency, we will arrange for frequent visits by area curators to the artist’s studio. SDAI’s staff is on-hand to provide technical support and respond to the needs of our Artist-in-Residence.
We offer studio and exhibition space only—we currently do not assist with lodging or travel to/from the residency.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
Artists of all media and at all levels of their career are encouraged to apply. Applications will be judged based on the quality of work samples, statement of purpose, and potential for making the most of their time in the program. A panel of arts professionals and artists will review applications and make the final selections.
All applicants will be notified by e-mail. Please do not call the office for selection results.
All applicants must be able to work in the U.S., 18 years or older, may not be enrolled in any degree program, and must be able to demonstrate need for a studio. Applicants may not be a resident artist in another studio program at the same time as the residency.
All artists must send:
1. Current CV, saved as PDF
2. Artist Statement – 250 words or less, saved as PDF
3. Statement of Purpose – 250 words or less, saved as PDF
4. Work Samples: SEE BELOW
5. Image list as PDF – your name, work title, year, medium, and dimensions
6. Names and contact information for two references as PDF
Visual Artists – Send up to 8 JPGS of work at 500KB or less each; work must be formatted no larger than 1000px in any direction. Each image file must be titled with your Last Name, underscore, First Name, underscore, image number. Example: Smith_John_01.
New Media Artists – Submit up to 5 links to work on VIMEO or SOUNDCLOUD.
Sound Artists – Submit up to 5 .mp3 files titled with your Last Name, underscore, First Name, underscore, sound number. Example Smith_John_sound01.
Only moving images, i.e. time-based media, video, kinetic art or documentation of performance art should be submitted as video files. Videos of still artwork or documentation of artistic process will not be viewed.
*We will not accept CDs of digital images, slides, DVDs, or VHS. Please do not send original artwork.
SUBMIT ALL SIX ITEMS AS SINGLE .ZIP FILE TO: firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15, 2016, 5pm PST.
APPLICATION FEE: $15/per application—please submit proof of payment with e-mail submission.
CALL FOR ART/VENDORS – DECEMBER NIGHTS
On December 2 and 3 during DECEMBER NIGHTS in Balboa Park, San Diego Art Institute is looking for local artists, artisans, and retailers to showcase the best of San Diego-crafted goods, including but not limited to: art, design, craft, jewelry, printed materials, clothing, toys, textiles, food items, and holiday gifts. This event will take place at our 8,000 square foot gallery located in the heart of Balboa Park.
During DECEMBER NIGHTS, Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 12pm-11pm each day, with more than 350,000 visitors in attendance. San Diego Art Institute receives over 10,000 visitors during each evening of the event.
Each selected vendor will be given a 8’x8’ space. The charge once selected by SDAI’s curatorial/selection committee is $250 for the full weekend. SDAI will NOT take a percentage of your sales for the weekend.
*SELECTED PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ON-SITE DURING THE FULL EVENT AND STAFF THEIR OWN BOOTH. PARTICIPANTS MUST BRING THEIR OWN TABLES/SET-UPS.
To submit work for consideration, please send no later than 5pm on October 31 to email@example.com:
Website* (if you do not have a website please attach images of products you intend to sell)
Selected participants/vendors will be notified no later than November 4th
Space 1439 at the San Diego Art Institute is a boutique store offering unique hand crafts, prints and books which showcase the contemporary art culture of Southern California and the Baja Norte region. We are always looking for a variety of new and interesting products to sell in the shop and it's a great way for your work to be seen and enjoyed by our visitors.
We are making a dedicated "Small Works" section in the shop for our artist members. Small works can include both 2D and 3D works. Works should not exceed one foot in any dimension.
We are also starting a flat file program for prints. Prints must be at least in an edition of 10 and can be made both from traditional printmaking techniques or digitally printed. The idea is to have a collection of artist prints that anyone can look through, enjoy and purchase.
SPACE 1439 works on a consignment basis and all who are interested in selling with us must apply.
Please contact Carlene Welsh for more information or to request an application by calling 619.236.0011 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
call for teaching artists
San Diego Art Institute is inviting practicing artists throughout San Diego to join its teaching artist pool. The SDAI Education Department develops participatory programs including onsite tours, workshops, and ongoing classes, in addition to outreach at public schools across the county. Our programs are designed to challenge conventional art making by emphasizing contemporary art themes including critical thinking, social impact, and creative communication. SDAI programs are in need of enthusiastic, thoughtful, and highly creative individuals to lead art enthusiasts of all ages to create projects that inspire and motivate. Interested in joining our team? Email your cover letter, CV, exhibitions record, and 5-10 high res work samples to Lissa Corona at email@example.com. Please add Teaching Artist Pool to subject line of the email. No phone calls please.