August 2019
Brynn Saito
Lin Fei Fei
Vanessa Hua
Gerry Pineda
Sacramento Poet Laureate Indigo Moor will host his second Renegade Literati event on Friday, August 30 form 7-9 pm at Sacramento City Hall (915 I Street, 95814). Renegade Literati , curated by Moor and Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas, is an evening of arts celebration, bringing together poets, musicians, visual artists and more to hear new work and the process through which it was created. The event is free to the public and refreshments will be served. 

The lineup for August 30 includes: Gerry Pineda , Bassist Extraordinaire and Education; Brynn Saito , Writer, Educator and Organizer; Lin Fei Fei , Multi-media artist; Vanessa Hua , Author, Columnist, and Educator.
Diana Jahns , Collage, Stack 1 , acrylic on paper collage , 2015 , 13"x 17"
Leslie Smith , Spring Breath , acrylic on canvas/fabric paint on canvas, 2011, 24"x 36"
Now on View at SMUD Art Gallery

The Allusive Surface: Abstract Paintings by Six Sacramento Artists

Featuring: Roma Devanbu, Ryan Dominguez, Diana Jahns, Dean Moniz, Patrick Powers, Leslie Smith

On view through September 25, 2019
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 6:00pm

SMUD Art Gallery
6301 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

All inquiries may be directed to Lorrie Kempf, Art in Public Places Program Curator:
Last Few Days to Submit to Fall Fridays!

The deadline to submit your application to our new and upcoming music series, Fall Fridays, is this Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11:59pm. Fall Fridays features local artists with the goal of bringing high-quality, diverse performances to the K Street Corridor during Fall Friday lunch hours. For details, click here.

Applications must be submitted through the online application service, Submittable:

All inquiries may be directed to Ray Gargano, Grants and Cultural Programs Coordinator: or 916-808-3986.
Residencies, Artist Calls & Opportunities

Downtown Grand Junction Mural Call for Entries (Grand Junction, CO)
Deadline: August 9, 2019
The city of Grand Junction and Downtown Grand Junction are seeking to hire an artist or group of artists to paint a themed mural on a concrete wall as part of a renovation project of the Two Rivers Convention Center.

Memphis Convention Center RFQ (Memphis, TN)
Deadline: August 14, 2019
The UrbanArt Commission (UAC) is partnering with the City of Memphis and the Memphis Convention Center Board of Commissioners to produce a large-scale sculpture in the main atrium that welcomes visitors to the renovated facilities. Artists and artists teams currently living and working in the United States are invited to apply

St. Louis Lambert International Airport RFQ (St. Louis, MO)
Deadline: August 26, 2019
The St. Louis Lambert International Airport is seeking qualifications from artists and artist teams to create an original work of art for a highly visible two-story wall. The project coincides with the 100-year anniversary of aviation at the current Airport site.

San Francisco Arts Commission RFQ (San Francisco, CA)
Deadline: August 28, 2019
The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the US to submit qualifications for the Alameda Creek Watershed Center Public Art Project Opportunities, including a large outdoor sculpture at the entrance to the Center's gardens, and artwork integrated into the gardens.

YoloArts Art Farm Exhibition & Gala (Woodland, CA)
Deadline: September 12, 2019
YoloArts invites Northern California artists to participate in the 12th annual Art Farm Exhibition & Art Farm Gala (juried & non-juried). These events raise awareness and funds for the YoloArts Art & Ag Project, The Yolo Land Trust, and Yolo Farm to Fork.

Los Angeles County Arts & Culture RFQ (Los Angeles, CA)
Deadline: September 20, 2019
The LA County Department of Arts & Culture's Civic Art Program seeks artist(s) or artist team(s) to design an indoor two-dimensional artwork for the entrance lobby of the Vermont Corridor Building, a new facility for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services.

Science Museum of Virginia RFQ (Richmond, VA)
Deadline: October 18, 2019
The museum is seeking requests for preliminary proposals from a qualified individual artist and/or artist teams to design an original, large scale iconic exterior artwork reflecting the theme of science and the Museum's mission.

Eastside International Los Angeles Artists-In-Residences (Los Angeles, CA)
Deadline: November 1, 2019
The ESXLA international AIR program is a self-structured residency that lasts 1-3 months, and includes a bedroom and adjoining studio for contemporary visual artists to make work, connect with other artists, spaces, galleries, curators, and explore Los Angeles.

For more calls, residencies, and listings, please check our website , which will be updated regularly with more opportunities.
Articles of Interest

Museum Workers Share Their Salaries and Urge Industry-Wide Reform
“'There’s a really endemic feeling in the art world, that’s definitely maintained by the people in charge of institutions, that we’re lucky to have these jobs,' said Dana Kopel, who edits exhibition materials and catalogs at the New Museum and helped organize  a successful union drive  there.'But these are jobs,' she added. 'And we deserve to have rights as workers.'"

Whitney Museum Vice Chairman Warren B. Kanders Resigns
" Warren B. Kanders, a controversial vice chairman of the Whitney Museum of American Art, has stepped down. Activists have campaigned to have him removed from the board since November 2018, when his role as CEO of the defense manufacturer Safariland was reported by Hyperallergic —the company’s tear-gas grenades have been used by law enforcement against migrants at the US–Mexico border as well as against demonstrators in Standing Rock, North Dakota, and Ferguson, Missouri. "

Crowd Gathers in Anchorage to Mark Closing of Alaska State Council on the Arts
"[Sheryl] Reily was one of about 50 people who gathered outside the Alaska State Council on the Arts Monday to mourn the passing of the organization, which closed its doors after its funding was eliminated by a budget veto by Gov. Mike Dunleavy earlier this month -- a $2.8 million cut. The elimination of the agency leaves Alaska as the only state in the U.S. to be without a state arts council."