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By Karen Nikos-Rose on September 7, 2018

Farms and Fires Offer Inspiration

YoloArts invites northern California artists to participate in the 11th annual Art Farm Exhibition & Gala (juried and non-juried). These events raise awareness and funds for the YoloArts Art & Ag Project and Yolo Farm to Fork and The Yolo Land Trust.

All entries may be inspired by Yolo County farms and farmlands; open spaces; food and bounty; agriculture; or agricultural heritage.

The Art & Ag Project connects artists with Yolo County farmers and provides the community a unique glimpse into the two worlds of artistic expression and agriculture.

Any media including painting, photography, drawing, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, mosaics, fiber art, printmaking, and more is acceptable.

All artwork must be hand-delivered to the YoloArts office 120 W. Main St. Suite B in Woodland between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday. All submissions must be received by 5 p.m. Sept. 12, 2018. Awards total $2,000.

The complete rules of entry can be found here. 

For more information contact Janice Purnell, jpurnell@yoloarts.org or phone 530-309-6464.

Santa Rosa seeks public art related to fires

The City of Santa Rosa Public Art Program is seeking proposals for temporary public art projects addressing the 2017 Northern California Wildfires. This public art opportunity is open to artists, or teams of artists residing in California.

Download the application here. 

Deadline to Submit Proposals is Sept. 26, 2018

Eligibility

This public art opportunity is open to artists, or artist teams residing in California. Applicants may not submit more than one application, and/or may not be listed as lead artist for more than one application. Artists working in a variety of permanent and temporary media are encouraged to apply.

Description of Project Opportunity: Fire Response

This opportunity is for artists, or artist teams to create and install temporary art installations addressing the 2017 Northern California Wildfires. In proximity to the one-year anniversary of the wildfires, this funding is to support artists to produce and present community-based projects in response to the fires that activate public spaces. Projects must be temporary installations that are in public places or within public view for as little as one day or up to 3 months. This is the first round of this opportunity and includes a fast-paced timeline to allow for projects around the first anniversary of the fires. Round Two will be published next year and will include more lead time for additional projects. Artists who receive funding for a project in Round One are not eligible for funding in Round Two.

Projects must be located in public places or within public view within the City of Santa Rosa. Site-specific installations are encouraged, where the artist takes the location into account while planning and creating the artwork. Possible sites include parks, public plazas or interior public spaces. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ask for advice and pursue approval processes. Final placement and installation is subject to property owner and/or city approval.

Applicants may request up to $4,000. This should be inclusive of artist fees, and all expenses related to design development, including engineering, fabrication, transportation and installation of the artwork, insurance, and all other project related expenses.

Contact Tara Thompson, arts coordinator, with any questions, (707) 543-4512 or tthompson@srcity.org. Or visit the website for more information.