June 2019
"River Crossing: I Want To Communicate with You"
Nominations Now Open!

The City of Sacramento, City of West Sacramento, and British artist Joshua Sofaer are inviting people to participate in the creation of a unique public art project that involves the naming of two important spots along the Sacramento waterfront. The project -- called “River Crossing: I want to communicate with you” -- asks residents to nominate people they would like to have commemorated. A panel of judges will select two names: one will become the new name of a dock in Sacramento and the other of a dock to be built in West Sacramento. To nominate someone, individuals should visit the project’s website at www.rivercrossing.name or drop your nomination in collection boxes located at Sacramento City Hall and West Sacramento City Hall. Applicants will need to provide the name of the nominee and a brief written explanation of why the nominee should be chosen. The nomination period is from May 25 – July 10. Judges will select the names in August, and Sofaer will begin work on the light boxes in the Fall.  
North Natomas Library Tech Art

The City of Sacramento, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, a division of the City of Sacramento Convention and Cultural Services Department, invites artists and artist teams to submit their qualifications for a technology-focused interior wall hanging or freestanding artwork in the North Natomas Library, a branch of the Sacramento Public Library, located at 4660 Via Ingoglia, Sacramento, CA 95835. The selected artist / artist team will design, fabricate, and install the technology-focused artwork along the entrance lobby wall(s) of the North Natomas Library. Submissions for this opportunity will stay on file as part of Sacramento's pre-qualified artist database for tech-focused artwork.
Project Budget: $110,000
RFQ Deadline: July 1, 2019
Applications must be submitted through Submittable: https://sacmetroarts.submittable.com
Questions should be directed to Donald Gensler: dgensler@cityofsacramento.org or 916-808-8493.   
Waldorf 100: Student art exhibition celebrating 100 years of Waldorf education

Now showing at SMUD Gallery
May 23, 2019 - July 24, 2019
Nine independent and public charter Waldorf schools in the greater Sacramento area celebrate 100 years of Waldorf education in this collective art exhibit entitled Waldorf 100. Alice Birney Waldorf School, A.M. Winn Public Waldorf School, Camellia Waldorf School, Cedar Springs Waldorf School, Davis Waldorf School, George Washington Carver School of Arts and Sciences, Golden Valley Charter School, Live Oak Waldorf School and the Sacramento Waldorf Schools work in a developmentally rich, arts based curriculum to educate with imagination, inspiration and intuition. 
Founded in the early 20th century, Waldorf education is based on Rudolf Steiner’s theories of human development. The curriculum, rich in color and experience, addresses the needs of the growing child through lessons in language, movement and artistic expression.

SMUD Gallery
6301 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95817
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm
Kennedy Center Arts Integration Conference coming to Sacramento
June 17-18, 2019

The Kennedy Center’s Pacific Arts Integration Conference will be held for the first time in Sacramento, California at McClatchy High School on June 17-18. Guided by experienced teaching artists and administrators from the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, educators will explore the meaning and practice of arts integration in schools. This conference features hands-on workshops and practical approaches to implementing arts-integrated instruction. Come to learn and share about this powerful and innovative approach to teaching.

Arts integration, with its focus on creativity and connections between art forms and curricular areas, has been shown to improve student engagement and achievement. A growing movement of schools worldwide have adopted it as a central feature of instruction.
This conference is ideal for classroom teachers, school administrators, teaching artists, and artists interested in teaching residencies.  
For more information and to register online go to 2019 Pacific Arts Integration Conference .
Residencies, Artist Calls & Opportunities

Foundry Art Center Call for Artists (St. Charles, MO)
Deadline: June 3, 2019
The Foundry Art Center is now accepting entries for Architectonic, an all-media exhibition that will highlight works that are inspired by architecture or that incorporate architectural elements.

YoloArts Call for Artists (Woodland, CA)
Deadline: June 10, 2019
To celebrate this year's opening of The Barn Gallery at the Gibson House property, YoloArts invites you to submit artwork for the first show in their new exhibition space.

Pence Gallery Call for Artists: Slice (Davis, CA)
Deadline: June 13, 2019
The Pence's "Slice" exhibit, now in it's 7th year, showcases work in all media that is conceptually thoughtful, technically skilled, and representative of contemporary trends in art. This year's juror will be artist and writer, Julia Couzens.

Vermont Studio Center Fellowship (Johnson, VT)
Deadline: June 15, 2019
25 VSC fellowships open to all artists and writers living and working anywhere in the world. All applicants will be automatically considered for one of these unrestricted awards, with residencies scheduled between September 2019 and May 2020.

SFPUC'S New Southeast Community Facility (San Francisco, CA)
Deadline: June 21, 2019
The San Francisco Arts Commission invites artists and artist teams residing in the US to submit qualifications for the SFPUC's new Southeast Community Facility Plaza Sculpture Project.

Times Square Arts Call for Artists (New York, NY)
Deadline: June 30, 2019
Midnight Moment is the world's largest, longest-running digital art exhibition, synchronized on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square night from 11:57pm to midnight.

HOTE Gallery Call for Artists: TERRA A Visual Journey (Los Angeles, CA)
Deadline: June 30, 2019
HOTE Gallery is now accepting submissions for TERRA A Visual Journey, an exhibition on climate change. Video art, interactive, experimental, digital and other motion picture mediums are accepted

Mattress Factory Open Call for Artists (Pittsburgh, PA)
Deadline: July 1, 2019
The Mattress Factory is currently accepting submissions to be considered for their upcoming 2020 exhibition programmatic year. Residency periods are April/May 2020 and August/September 2020.

Go With the Flow! Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons (Sacramento, CA)
Deadline: July 6, 2019
Any water-based medium, either transparent or opaque, is acceptable. Northern California artist, Steve Walters, will be Juror of Selection, while fine artist David Lobenberg will be Juror of Awards.

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Artist in Residence Program (San Jose, CA)
Deadline: July 22, 2019
The SJMQT offers an exciting Artist in Residence program for artists who show a strong emphasis in textiles. Artists will have the opportunity to engage with museum visitors while gaining exposure to new audiences. The Maker Space Studio is a semi-private artist in residence workspace and incubator for creativity and dialogue between artist(s) and the community.

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

Residents Invited to Nominate Someone Special for Art Project on Sacramento Waterfront
"The naming process is unique because officials are not necessarily interested in the famous figures that usually get their names on plaques. Instead, the goal is to 'build up a portrait or a biography of people that live in these two cities,' Sofaer said. 'What we’re really interested in here is not exceptionality, but in heartfelt stories of real people,' Sofaer said."

Getting Creative: Sacramento's Creative Edge plan aims to Make the City More Desirable and Spur the Economy
It’s tough to prove that for every dollar spent on arts, one dollar plus X flows into the economy, but a 2015 study from Americans for the Arts found that, nationally, the arts support 4.6 million jobs and generate $166.3 billion in economic activity.

MOCA Los Angeles to Implement a Free Admission Policy
"Powers described 'diversity, inclusiveness and openness of spirit' as values integral at MOCA and stated that '[c]harging admission is counterintuitive to art’s ability and purpose to connect, inspire, and heal people.'"