2018 Gallery II and Gallery III
Interested in renting Gallery II or III? 2017 is booked. We now accept applications for 2018. Click HERE
2017 Exhibitions CALLS FOR ENTRY
April 21 - May 7, 2017:
Youth Show: "LET IT BE...KIDS"
Following on the success of this year’s Youth Art Show, once again young artists from local Elementary schools will be in the gallery.
With this installation, we create an environment where children from different schools and communities throughout Sonoma County are meeting through the creative process and become part of a project where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Teachers, parents: You can drop off work on April 3-4-5 or on April 18- 19 -20 (2:30 to 5 pm). For 3-dimensional art call first.
You are invited on Sunday April 30 between 2-5 pm for a gallery celebration. Frank Gonzalez, famous puppeteer will be performing and sharing his wonderful talents with us between 2:30 and 4 pm.
Everyone is welcome; bring family, friends and loved ones.
June 16 - July 23, 2017 in Main Gallery :
"BLUE" Juror: Randolph Murphy (Biography Juror, click HERE)
Deadline for submissions: May 1
Blue oceans, blue skies, blue cars, blue eyes, cornflowers and blueberries, seeing blue. All Blue. Submit work on Monday, May 1 between 3 and 6 pm.
Prospectus with entry instructions: click HERE
For HAND DELIVERED entries, fill in the form for hand delivery HERE
For ONLINE applications go to Entrythingy.com
June 16 - July 23, 2017 in Gallery II
"Painted Words - Juried Showcase of Lettering Arts"
Juror Carl Rohrs Deadline for submissions Friday, May 8
We call for artwork in both classic/traditional calligraphy and in modern/creative ways of using letters and calligraphic inspired marks in any medium such as painting, drawing, textile art, and mixed media. We only accept original works; no reproductions or prints. Entrees must be able to be wall mounted.
Prospectus HERE No hand delivered entries.
ONLINE applications only, go to Entrythingy.com
July 28 - September 3, 2017
FIBER ART VIII International Biennial Fiber Arts Exhibition in collaboration with SURFACE DESIGN ASSOCIATION
Jurors Wendy Lugg, Jason Pollen and Eszter Bornemisza Deadline for submissions: Thursday, June 1
International Biennial Exhibition. This signature biennial exhibition, in collaboration with Surface Design Association, invites national and international artists to submit innovative and traditional fiber art work, contemporary concepts using either traditional or unusual materials. Accepting both two and three dimensional pieces, including wearable and large installation art.
Prospectus, CLICK HERE
ONLINE applications only, go to Entrythingy.com
Awards: Best of Show $500, Second Prize $200, Surface Design Association Award of Excellence: Membership to SDA, Coordinators' Merit Awards.
Eszter Bornemisza creates wall-hangings, installations, and objects from the ubiquitous material of waste newspaper and cloth. The choice of material plays a central role in her work as it provides further visual experiences by their ephemeral character. Originally a mathematician, she started working with textiles in the late 1990’s with exploring her own ways in surface design and quilting. She has extensively exhibited internationally and won several prizes. She lives in Budapest, Hungary. http://www.bornemisza.com/
Wendy Lugg is an internationally respected Australian artist, curator, writer and teacher. She has been Artist in Residence with the Royal Western Australian Historical Society since 2009 and was the past International Representative for Surface Design Association. In a career spanning 30 years she has taught, curated many exhibitions, undertaken arts residencies, and has had solo exhibitions in numerous countries. Her current on-line exhibition "Mapping Memory" is at http://slwa.gov.au/mappingmemory/ Her website is https://wendylugg.com/
Jason Pollen is an internationally renowned artist/educator. He served on the faculties of the Royal College of Art in London, Parsons School of Design in New York, and Kansas City Art Institute. He was President of Surface Design Association for 16 years. Penland School of Crafts named him Outstanding Artist/Educator of the year in 2012. Recent installations are currently on view in Paris and Venice. "Shimmer", a one-person show, will open in November 2016 in Kansas City. http://www.jasonpollen.com/
October 27 – December 3, 2017
"Got Glass!" : TWO juried shows
Deadline for submissions: Tuesday September 12, 2017
Online applications only via ENTRYTHINGY.com
What is better than saying it with glass? Whether glass is your everyday vocabulary or you expressed your idea with glass this time around, we are looking forward to seeing what you have to say! The Sebastopol Center for the Arts is calling on national and international, established and emerging glass artists to submit entries for two concurrent, juried shows featuring different glass techniques. The work will be selected on creativity/design and excellence of craftsmanship.
Gallery I: Convergence
Juror: Cassandra Straubing
The focus in Gallery 1 will be on showing the diversity of the medium. We are calling on glass artists working in a wide range of techniques: blown, cast, cold work, fused, pate de verre, slumped, painted, etcetera... Accepting both 2-D and 3-D pieces.
Flamework artists please enter show Gallery 2 (see below)
Juror: Cassandra Straubing’s sculptural work addresses issues of domestic, agricultural and industrial labor using multiple mediums and processes including glass and metal fabrication. She employs a wide range of glass-forming techniques including casting, blowing, hot forming and non-traditional glass processes to create her artwork.
Currently the Glass Faculty Head and Studio Coordinator at San Jose State University in California, she received her MFA in Glass in 2007 from Rochester Institute of Technology, and received her BFA in Studio Art from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2002. She presently serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the international Glass Art Society. Her work has been exhibited nationally, including shows in New York, Chicago, Detroit, and Portland. Recent publications include Corning Museum of Glass New Glass Review 32, The Urban Glass Art Quarterly Winter 2010-11 and Playing With Fire exhibition catalogue- Oakland Museum of Art 2012.
Gallery II: Flamework
Juror: Paul J. Stankard
Flamework / Lampwork will be celebrated in Gallery 2.
This is defined by the Corning Museum of Glass as:
“The technique of forming objects from rods and tubes of glass that, when heated in a flame, become soft and can be manipulated into the desired shape. Formerly, the source of the flame was an oil and paraffin lamp used in conjunction with foot-powered bellows; today, gas-fueled torches are used.”
Looking for: paper weight, marble, murrini, sculpture, bead… Flamework artists, we need you to apply to this juried show!
Cash awards: $1000.00 Jury result will be posted on Monday, September 18th after 1 pm.
Prospectus: click HERE
Flamework, apply HERE
Juror: Paul Joseph Stankard
is an internationally acclaimed artist and pioneer in the studio glass movement. He is considered a living master in the art of the paperweight, and his work is represented in more than 60 museums around the world. In 1961, he enrolled in Salem County Vocational Technical Institute’s Scientific Glassblowing program (now Salem Community College). During his ten year scientific glassblowing career, he became a master of fabricating complex instruments. In 1972, Paul left industry to pursue his dream of being creative in glass fulltime. Over his forty-year artistic journey, he has received three honorary doctorate degrees and many awards within the glass community, most recently the Masters of the Medium Award from Smithsonian's The James Renwick Alliance and Glass Art Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He is an Artist-in-Resident and Honorary Professor at Salem Community College.
Stankard divides his time between flameworking and writing. He is the author of three books; an autobiography No Green Berries or Leaves: The Creative Journey of an Artist in Glass, an educational resource Spark the Creative Flame: Making the Journey from Craft to Art and most recently Studio Craft as Career: A Guide to Achieving Excellence in Art-making.
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm Saturday & Sunday 1 - 4pm