Wood | Bill Fultz + Will Mantor
Jul
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

Wood | Bill Fultz + Will Mantor

Hang Art 

July 1, 3-5PM |  http://hangart.com

Hang Art is pleased to announce Wood, an exhibition featuring new sculptural works by Bill Fultz and Will Mantor. 

Both Fultz and Mantor’s work challenges the traditional uses of their materials creating a balance of extremities, while adding a softness to naturally rigid shapes and forms. Encouraging alternative perspectives, the viewer is forced to contextualize the materials outside of their traditional settings and interact with them as they navigate through different angles and viewpoints. 

Contact: Kay Jaramillo / kjaramillo@hangart.com

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Something Strange: CCA 2017 MFA Mini Film Fest
Apr
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Something Strange: CCA 2017 MFA Mini Film Fest

Presented by the MFA in Fine Arts Program

Location: CCA San Francisco Campus, Nave Alcove

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queer, odd, outside of the box, strange.
innovative, experimental, experiential, strange.
Uncertain, unruly, unprecedented, unreal, strange.
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The 2017 graduating MFA class presents two hours of strange films and performance to celebrate/contemplate our strange times at CCA and the strangeness of the universe. 

Rolling List of Participating Artists: Amy Tavern, Jamee Crusan, Maggs Dao Hansen, Courtney Trouble, Zahra Axinn // more announced daily!

Live Performance by Prima Chalijandra-Sakuntabhai


Curated by Sea Griffin
Nave Alcove, San Francisco Campus
Free and open to the public
Nave Presentation Space
More Info: Lisa Friedman, l.friedman@cca.edu

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SF Film Fest | SHORTS
Apr
8
5:00pm 5:00pm

SF Film Fest | SHORTS

April 8, 5:00pm: Roxie Theater

FIND TICKETS

American Paradise
A desperate man plans a bank heist and comes up against the stark realities of white privilege in this extraordinary story inspired by true events.
(Joe Talbot, USA 2016, 18 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

Balloonfest
In a determined bid for a Guinness record, Cleveland sets loose 1.5 million balloons; what happens after they are released is a big surprise.
(Nathan Truesdell, USA 2016, 7 min)

Break of Day
A young woman meets a man in a seedy hotel for a mysterious assignation in this unsettling narrative.
(Kyoungju Kim, South Korea 2016, 19 min)

Happy Birthday Mario Woods
A bereaved mother in San Francisco's Bayview nieghborhood, tends the grave of her son and remembers his life.
(Mohammad Gorjestani, USA 2017, 6 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

In the Wake of Ghost Ship
After the horrific Oakland Ghost Ship tragedy, a Richmond, CA, building known as Burnt Ramen comes under the scrutiny of local officials.
(Jason Blalock, USA 2017, 20 min)
This is a Cinema by the Bay film.

Meaningless Conversations in Beautiful Environments
The banalities of the modern age—computer passwords, luggage codes, and the like—come up against natural wonders in Östberg's hysterically funny film.
(Lisa Östberg, Sweden 2016, 8 min)

Univitellin
Terence Nance, whose 18 Black Girls/Boys program is also being presented at this year's Festival, takes a meta-fictional look at the love story of two French Africans who meet in Marseilles.
(Terence Nance, USA/France 2016, 15 min)

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Opening Reception: Spread
Apr
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Opening Reception: Spread

Embark Gallery

On view April 8 - May 7, 12-5pm | Press Previews by Appointment

 Embark Arts is proud to announce a 300 sq. ft. addition to Embark Gallery. In honor of Embark’s expansion, Spread will explore the theme of growth. Ideas of change, improvement, transformation, transition, multiplying, metamorphosis and/or modification permeate this show. From urban sprawl to illness, mimesis and the social practice of sharing ideas, Spread addresses a variety of subjects through installation, performance and other innovative processes.

Embark Gallery
Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture
2 Marina Blvd., Bldg. B, Ste. 330
San Francisco, CA 94123

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SFMoMA Open Call
Apr
6
to Jul 2

SFMoMA Open Call

Unauthorized at SFMoMA

Unauthorized SFMOMA Show is a series of solo exhibitions that will take place within the public spaces of SFMOMA from April 6 - July 2, 2017 on a rotating basis. Similar to SFMOMA’s mission statement, Unauthorized SFMOMA Show is dedicated to making the art for our time a vital and meaningful part of public life. In order to carry this out, we have created a space where to exhibit and share the artwork that you want to see exhibited and shared.

What we are looking for:
Unauthorized SFMOMA Show is looking for any kind of work, regardless of media, theme or dimensions, to inhabit the public spaces of SFMOMA. All works will be accepted at the moment of their submission. The submitted work will automatically constitute a solo exhibition accessible through the website https://sfmoma.show. The only requirement to both submit the work and see the solo show is to be physically present at SFMOMA.

How to submit the work:
1. Go to any of SFMOMA’s public spaces — no ticket required (151 Third Street, San
Francisco, CA 94103).
2. Using your phone or computer, connect to the Internet (SFMOMA offers four hours of free Wifi daily)
3. Visit the website https://sfmoma.show
4. Select “I WANT TO EXHIBIT HERE”
5. Fill in the form, upload your work, and press submit

There are NO application or exhibition fees. Your work will automatically be shown until another work is submitted. Once the season is over a catalogue of the solo shows, including all submissions sent, will be printed.

Unauthorized SFMOMA Show is looking forward to your submission(s) and presence! — Come with an open mind. Leave with a solo show

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us

Deadline: Works will be accepted on a rolling basis from April 6-July 2, 2017
Contact: unauthorized@sfmoma.show
Website: https://sfmoma.show

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Olivia Brown: Eclipse
Apr
1
3:00pm 3:00pm

Olivia Brown: Eclipse

HANG ART GALLERY

April 1 - 5, 2017 | Artist Reception, April 1: 3 - 5pm

For Eclipse, Olivia Brown explores various aspects which occur during this astronomical event including the temporariness, visual perception, and the ambiguous forms created in the process.Within this passing moment, the opaque overlap of shape and light alters your perception, in-affect creating a strange and mysterious experience. Intrigued by the magical possibility of an eclipse, Brown invites us to explore our subconscious and encourages the engagement of the our senses as meditation.

Brown is continuously investigating the relationship between painting and movement by creating a physical experience through her use of bold and fluid abstractions. Through this relationship led primarily by instinct, Brown searches for the physical interpretations of painting.

567 Sutter st
2nd Floor
San Francisco, ca 94102

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ISSUE 4 Submission Deadline
Mar
16
12:00am12:00am

ISSUE 4 Submission Deadline

THE SCREEN

Please submit your proposal by Thursday, March 16th at the stroke of midnight.

Often disguised as a blank slate, the digital screen frames our interactions, realities, and socio-political formations. Sometimes a lens, sometimes a medium, how does the the screen perform? We encourage proposals that experiment with the possibilities of the screen; as proxy, as cipher, as mediator, as apparatus, etc.— these are merely suggestions of potential ways to approach the prompt. We’re specifically interested in proposals that take into account the very nature of DISSOLVE as a digital project.

If you’ve any questions or would like to speak with us about your ideas before sharing a proposal, please write to DISSOLVE at info@dissolvesf.org. Selected contributors will participate in an exchange with their assigned editor.  

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BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer)
Mar
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer)

R/SF projects & BAUHAUS SF have partnered to invite you to a night of new media work and projectionist delight at R/SF’s downtown storefront 1050 Larkin St. 

This pop-up, one night, group exhibition will feature the work of Bay area artists as part of the greater BYOB mission:

BYOB is a series of one-night-exhibitions curated by different people around the world. The idea is simple: Find a place, invite many artists, ask them to bring their projectors BYOB is a way of making a huge show with zero budget. It is also an exploration of the medium of projection. The first edition of BYOB was initiated by Anne de Vries & Rafaël Rozendaal in Berlin and has been an ongoing series in a number of spaces around the world since 2010. Learn more at http://www.byobworldwide.com.

http://rsfprojects.com/upcoming-programming/

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CALL FOR CURATORS
Mar
1
12:00am12:00am

CALL FOR CURATORS

ROOT DIVISION: Call for Curatorial Proposals

Deadline: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Root Division's Second Saturday Exhibition Series annually showcases the work of over 400 artists, and offers up to eight emerging curators the opportunity to explore conceptually rigorous group exhibitions in our galleries.

Strong proposals to our curatorial program are innovative, engaging, and conceptually driven group exhibitions.

Full Application + Instructions

 

 

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The Black Lives Masquerade
Feb
25
3:00pm 3:00pm

The Black Lives Masquerade

Traveling performance procession 

Saturday, February 25, 3-5pm

SOMArts is proud to partner with Global Street Dance Masquerade artistic director Rashad Pridgen to present The Black Lives Masquerade on Saturday, February 25. Beginning at Zaccho Dance Theatre (1777 Yosemite Ave, San Francisco) at 3:00 pm, this site-specific performance will travel through the Bayview neighborhood to remember and honor San Franciscans who have been lost to police brutality and injustice. The performance procession will finish at the Bayview Opera House (4705 3rd St) with a community celebration and reception.

Full Event Details

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CounterPulse: Performance, Blessed Unrest
Feb
24
to Feb 25

CounterPulse: Performance, Blessed Unrest

Performance Art Festival on Activism and Social Change  

This two-day community art event features workshops, panel discussions, performances, and visual art focused on art and social justice. Theater artists, dancers, musicians, visual artists, and poets will share their work in evening performances, while facilitators, activists, and educators will host workshops and panel discussions during the day. Blessed Unrest aims to raise awareness about the power of art to advance the cause of social justice by bringing artists into conversation with each other, local activists, and the public.

Performances by: The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, The Embodiment Project, Detour Dance, Keisha Turner, Marvin K. White, Zulfi Bhutto, Theater Movement International, Delina Brooks, Sammay Dizon, SPULU, Thrive Choir

Full event details regarding performance schedule, workshops and panel discussions HERE

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Nourish | Resist
Feb
23
4:00pm 4:00pm

Nourish | Resist

Love Letters to Legislators

Oakland | Sequoia Diner 4-6PM Adults + Children | 7-9Pm Adults Only

“Love Letters To Legislators” is an opportunity to express yourself to senators and representatives with honey or vinegar. Show love to officials who have done right by us, or share some fiery and powerful feelings with the legislators who refuse to protect the people we love. You’ll leave with the tools, knowledge, and inspiration to maintain your resistance by the power of the pen.

We’ll provide V-Day inspired letter writing materials, suggested scripts, and lead a teach-in on best practices. Post-event, all letters will be speedily delivered to the Post Office by the Nourish|Resist team. Participants will enjoy a spread of artisan chocolates, locally-crafted baked goods, and tasty bites. Bubbles for drinking and treats to take home will be available for additional purchase. Bring your sweetie, pal or family - we need everyone to rise up and write!

REGISTER

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Call for Artists
Feb
12
12:00am12:00am

Call for Artists

ROOT DIVISION: BACK TO THE GARDEN

Extended Deadline: Sunday, February 12, 2017

Root Division invites artists working in all media to submit work for an exhibition entitled Back to the Garden curated by Lauren Etchells.

Presented in conjunction with Root Division’s annual culinary event, TASTE, Back to the Garden examines the ways in which artists create order, find inspiration, and craft identity through the natural sublime.

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R/SF Opening Reception
Feb
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

R/SF Opening Reception

Hadar Kleiman: Premium Emporium 

On view through 26 February

PREMIUM EMPORIUM weaves a beguiling tale of high and low culture through the deconstructed psychological narratives of isolated imageries. 
Splayed across the gallery’s two levels and rendered in Kleiman’s installational proclivity, the exhibition reads like a smattering of elaborate set designs or walk-in dioramas, each their own maquette of a simulated reality. Her arsenal of unassuming media runs the gamut from nail polish and plastic laminate to silk fabric and brass trim, each employed to emulate opulence through alchemic sleights of hand.
 

R/SF projects
1050 Larkin St, San Francisco, California 94109

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Opening Reception: Embark Gallery
Jan
27
5:00pm 5:00pm

Opening Reception: Embark Gallery

GET LOST

On view January 27-March 4, 2017
This exhibition was juried by Avram Finkelstein.

Inspired by philosopher Herbert Marcuse's notion of "the great refusal," Embark’s latest exhibition Get Lost showcases contemporary takes on queer identity politics. By challenging the representational imagery that queer art is perhaps best known for, these artists present a new understanding of the self through displacement and absence, suggesting that queer activism in the digital age may take more nuanced forms of expression.

Artists: Simón Garcia-Miñaur (SFAI), Izidora Leber (SFAI), Richard-Jonathan Nelson (CCA), and Courtney Trouble (CCA).

Embark Gallery

2 Marina Blvd #330, San Francisco, CA 94123
 

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Open Call
Jan
10
to Apr 10

Open Call

100DAYSACTION Open Call for Artists, Writers, Performers

Deadlines:

January 10, 2017
Feburary 10, 2017
April 10, 2017

100 Days Action is a calendar that features a daily action from artists, writers, and thinkers like you.We seek action proposals and event submissions for readings, panels, and happenings that will occur during the 100 day period–January 21-April 30, 2017

SUBMIT AN ACTION

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STRUT: OPENING RECEPTION
Jan
6
to Jan 7

STRUT: OPENING RECEPTION

Art of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Mussalmaan Musclemen

Strut
470 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114
USA

Mussalmaan Musclemen, Mussalmaan being the Urdu word for a Muslim man, attempts to articulate a new language. It lifts images from an Urdu translation of an exercise manual written by Arnold Shwarznager in the early 1980s. The book exists neither fully in the East or the West but in a space of its own creation. American models perform for a Western male gaze but the Urdu script appeals to a South Asian audience. There is a naïve homo-sociality to the book and it descends swiftly into homoeroticism.
In order to further the ambiguity of the book I scan certain pages and re-print them onto cotton fabric. Through the more craft and feminine traditions of fabric collage and embroidery I can re-imagine a new form of masculinity, literally deconstructing in order to re-construct in the in-between space that is this translation.

LINK TO EXHIBITION INFO ON STRUT

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DISSOLVE Issue 3 Submissions due!
Dec
15
11:59pm11:59pm

DISSOLVE Issue 3 Submissions due!

February Issue Prompt: 

TOUCH


The body is that which gives rise to existence. It is the very plasticity of expansion, of extension according to which existences take place. -- Jean-Luc Nancy, Corpus

When the visual dominates within mass culture, touch is often dismissed. However, touch, or haptics, are always implicated in the experience and conception of space. How are specific sites, spaces, works, and their tangents experienced as touch?

We invite potential contributors to use this nuance as a point of departure, expanding on this conversation through both written and visual works.

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Please submit your proposal by December 15th. If you’ve any questions or would like to speak with us about your ideas before sharing a proposal, please write to DISSOLVE at info@dissolvesf.org. Selected contributors will participate in an exchange with their assigned editor.

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Full Moon in the Daytime //Tyler Eash
Dec
9
to Jan 15

Full Moon in the Daytime //Tyler Eash

New works by Tyler Eash 12/9 - 1/15

Opening Reception: 12/9 @ 7-10pm
Closing & Roundtable Discussion: 1/15 @ 5-8pm

Weekly open hours will be posted to the http://rsfprojects.com/ every Monday.

The symbol of the empty vessel has often signified both the capacity for plenitude and a waiting to be filled—a quintessential yin and yang fraught with tension yet predicated upon balance. Posing such tropes for dissection and contemplation is at the core of Tyler Eash’s latest body of multimedia works, a microcosm in and of itself which seeks to grapple with the human condition at large. Rife with a certain lightness of being, the works are as earnest as they are pressing—an exercise in art making for a higher power, and a meditation upon the soul.

Tyler Eash is a multi-media artist and architect living and working in San Francisco. Eash studied landscape architecture, choreography, and art at the University of California, Davis and his visual and performance works have exhibited throughout the Bay Area and New York. He was an artist in residence at the Shawl Anderson Dance Center (Berkeley, CA) as well as Safehouse Arts (San Francisco, CA). He is the Founding Curator of the #* Collective and has shown work at Movement Research at Judson Church (New York, NY). Recently his work was selected by Gensler Architects and Philippe Starck for the SLS Hotel collection in Las Vegas and he has contributed work to private collections. This is Eash’s first solo show with the gallery.

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Ludovic Duchâteau | In Dreamland
Dec
3
to Jan 6

Ludovic Duchâteau | In Dreamland

Hours: Saturdays 12-5pm + by appointment

In Ludovic Duchâteau’s solo installation, In Dreamland, a little boy sleeps in a tent, his books strewn around him like imaginary portals. His world is shared with a creature, both a foreboding message of potential isolation and a promise of autonomy. Dreamland is a place of refuge, steeped in the ambiguities of technology and its influence on our social interactions. The little boy’s dreams–like the hopes and dreams of adults who are forced to use tents for shelter, or choose to for escapism– encapsulate our fascination and revolt in our world of great contrast.

Ludovic Duchâteau makes sculpture and installations that question our place and our projections in an increasingly technological world. Inspired by science fiction and sociology, his work considers the emergence of consciousness and plays with the visceral tensions between attraction and repulsion. Incorporating at times photography and performance, Ludovic’s hybrid environments are sculpted from resin, epoxy, plaster and discarded objects, and include painting on photographs culled from public archives.

Ludovic Duchâteau studied visual arts in Paris, France. He spent several years envisioning interactive 3D software using behavioral models, with human-computer interactions as a creative resource. His work has been shown in France, and more recently at The Lab, SF and in Oakland. Ludovic lives and works in the East Bay.

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 DISSOLVE Fête: Issue 2 Celebration
Dec
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

DISSOLVE Fête: Issue 2 Celebration

Join us at R/SF projects' new space at 1050 Larkin for the celebration of DISSOLVE's second issue, /fôrm/. Speak with the contributors, witness a brief presentation of films, poetry, and manifestos—in short, experience the formation of the newest issue of DISSOLVE. Please celebrate with us.

7:00 - 7:30 pm Gather
7:30 - 8:00 pm Presentations
8:00 - 10:00 pm Party Time

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Queer Visual Culture: Panel Discussion
Nov
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Queer Visual Culture: Panel Discussion

Hosted by THE GLBT Historical Society

4127 18th St, San Francisco, California 94114

Emerging scholars at Bay Area schools are producing innovative research to advance understanding of queer culture. This panel offers an introduction to master's thesis work in architecture, visual culture, race, gender studies and queer theory: 

• Elena Gross (California College of the Arts) will discuss artistic exploration of surveillance and the racial politics of public sex in her presentation "The Body Remains: The Felt/Photography of Lorna Simpson." 

• Julian Wong-Nelson (San Francisco Art Institute) will discuss artist Tina Takemoto's work based on Jiro Onuma, the subject of an exhibit at the GLBT History Museum, in "Fisting for Freedom: Queer Gesture as Temporal Liberatory Practice." 

• Stathis Gerostathopoulos (University of California, Berkeley) will discuss his work in "Spaces of Sexual Citizenship: Notes Toward Fieldwork in Three American Cities." 

Professor Sampada Aranke (San Francisco Art Institute) will serve as moderator. The program is sponsored by the Queer Cultural Center as part of its Emerging Scholars Series.

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 EMBARK GALLERY: #Simulacra Opening Reception
Nov
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

EMBARK GALLERY: #Simulacra Opening Reception

Press Preview: Wednesday, November 2, email info@embarkgallery.com for a preview by appointment

Embark Gallery’s newest exhibition, #simulacra, asks how Jean Baudrillard’s philosophical treatise “Simulacra and Simulation” is relevant in the digital era. We live in a visual culture in which it is increasingly easy to participate. Images are all-important, and no longer mere symbols of truth. As Baudrillard predicted, reality itself has begun to imitate what was once its model. This medium-specific show explores signs, memory and documentation from a diverse sampling of perspectives. 

Full exhibition description HERE

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Open Engagement: Call For Proposals
Oct
31
12:00am12:00am

Open Engagement: Call For Proposals

2017 Call for Proposals—Justice

Proposals are due at 11:59pm on October 31, 2016. 

Curatorial Statement:
Justice is the theme of the 2017 Open Engagement Conference. The weight of historical injustice interrupts daily life nationally and internationally. There is no better time than now, and no better city than Chicago, for examining pathways to create justice and exploring the manifold artistic strategies that demand and enact fairness, and equality. Chicago is a city that is under the spotlight and in the news for horrific gun violence, devastating public school closures, and police brutality that is carried out with impunity. These are conditions, of course, that have been a part of black and working class peoples’ lives in our city and across this nation for a long time, but only most recently with the rapt attention of the media.

Open Engagement 2017 — JUSTICE will take place April 21–23, 2017 at the Chicago Cultural Center and a constellation of sites across the city. This year’s conference, guided by the curatorial vision of Romi Crawford and Lisa Lee, will explore the centralized theme of Justice, and will feature presenters including Theaster Gates, Maria Gaspar, Maria Varela, and Laurie Jo Reynolds.

Link to application instructions and application HERE. 

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Open Call: Southern Exposure
Oct
29
12:00am12:00am

Open Call: Southern Exposure

Me and You and This Other Thing

Southern Exposure's 25th Annual Entry-Fee-Free Juried Exhibition

Proposals Due Saturday, October 29th @ 3:00PM

Northern California visual artists are invited to submit work for Me and You and This Other Thing, our 25th Annual Juried Exhibition. This year, the title of our juried show is an imperative! Submitted works must be made in collaboration by at least two people. Contributors can take any form (co-creator, performer, fabricator, etc) but must be acknowledged. The exhibition will be juried by Mexico City-based artist and curator Francisco Cordero-Oceguera.

SUBMISSION DETAILS HERE

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SoMARTS: CALL for Applicants
Oct
26
12:00am12:00am

SoMARTS: CALL for Applicants

SoMARTs Curtatorial Residency

Letter of Intent Deadline October 26, 2016 5:00PM PST

SOMArts Curatorial Residency Program is a unique opportunity for emerging artists and curators to execute their bold vision for our Main Gallery space. The support provided by the Curatorial Residency enables artists to continue their professional development, form new creative partnerships, and engage community residents through programming that serves the mission of SOMArts: to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures.

Letter of Intent Guidelines

Program FAQs and Application Instructions HERE.

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