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SDVAN Monthly Message for Jan 2021
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Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,


Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life. Henry Miller

As we all plan our individual celebrations of the season, I urge you to take a drive around your neighborhoods and look at the amazing array of lights signaling hope in the new year. Lonnie Burstein Hewitt and Maurice has done so and created a story to Brighten Your Nights with Holiday Light Art. The annual SDVAN State of the arts concentrates on our creative industry and how it has been impacted by the pandemic in State of the Arts 2021: San Diego Creative Industry by the Numbers .

This month's banner is in support of Compassionate Youth Concerned with Mental Health, Zoom Discussions on Sat/Sun Jan 9/10th, 2021 will cover 4 topics: Coping with Anxiety and Worries, Overcoming Depression and Hopelessness, Diversity, Inclusiveness and Equity, Understanding Autism each with a 1 1/2-hour session that has been prepared by youth ambassadors, guidance counselors and compassionate lead artists “Art can express beyond words and heal hearts. COVID, climate change, and political turmoil and racial tensions have created soaring suicide rates, depression, loneliness and anxiety in youth. Artists need to participate in our discussions.” - Kira Carrillo Corser, Co-Founder of Compassionate Arts in Action and Posts for Peace and Justice national projects. Produced by Compassionate Arts San Diego ,    Youth are invited to join in the live zoom discussion or streaming live on Facebook at Compassionate Arts/Posts for Peace and Justice . For more info: Kira Corser 510.684.4651

Art Reports by or about SDVAN
State of the Arts 2021: San Diego Creative Industry by the Numbers A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer
Collectors during the Pandemic Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Kaori Fukuyama Light After Dark at Engage Gallery Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Brighten Your Nights with Holiday Light Art Picked Ripe by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt, photos by Maurice Hewitt

Read the entire RAW column for December 2020 which includes a list of all virtual events

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

The San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture is seeking two interns: Marketing and Communications Intern and Program Intern . Learn more about these opportunities and how to apply on the City's website . More info: Leslie McNabb Internship and Work Readiness Program Coordinator 619-236-5586

There are three free demo classes from the Athenaeum School of Art: Intro to Drawing the Human Figure and Portrait with Ken Goldman on Jan 6, 1:30–2 PM , Using the Cut: Transformative Collage with Kirsten Francis on Jan 10, 10–10:30 AM and Oil Painting with a Limited Palette with Kevin Inman on January 5, 11:30 AM–12 PM

Call for Art from Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance: Wild and Beautiful at San Diego Botanic Garden with submissions deadline extended to Jan 6. Artists are invited to submit work for a juried exhibition at San Diego Botanic Garden.

You can earn $100 a day from 1-3 days as Grant Review Panelists for the California Art Council . Gain insight into grantmaking and lend your voice to the process by joining a grant application review panel. They are looking for artists, cultural practitioners and arts field professionals. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The final submission collection for this year’s panels will take place on January 7, 2021. Panelists selected to serve during the spring 2021 grant panel season will be contacted by CAC staff between December and April.

Seacrest Foundation in Encinitas is seeking proposals for a permanent heart-like themed art work to be installed on the Seacrest Village Retirement Communities campus in Encinitas. Deadline to email an application is Jan. 20, 2021.More info: Shona Borevitz 760-516-2003

There is a full-time job on offer with benefits at UCSD as the Studio Coordinator for the new Craft Center . For more info: Annika Nelson

Heads up the 2021 California Arts Council Grants are now published. Impact Projects , JUMP StArts , Arts & Cultural  Organizations General Operating Relief  , Statewide and Regional Networks , Individual Artist Fellowships and Administering Organization – Relief for Individual Artists and Cultural Practitioners

With kindest regards,

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN
patricia@sdvisualarts.net 760.943.0148  

On a personal note: I choose not to reflect on the year that has passed but instead look forward to a roast duck for Christmas, a new year full of possibilities and the hopes for good health for one and all.

If you know a young person who is suffering from anxiety, depression, bullying or autism, please encourage them to participate in the Jan 9/10  Compassionate Youth Concerned with Mental Health, Zoom Discussions. The isolation and fear and tension that our youth is exposed to right now makes them too often silent victims of the pandemic.

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SDVAN Monthly Message for February, 2021
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Finger on the Pulse A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

I really believe that art is capable of the total transformation of the world, and of life itself. And nothing less is really acceptable. So, if art is going to have any excuse ... beyond being a leisure-class plaything, it has to transform life itself. Lawrence Ferlinghetti  

It is very hard to say good bye to a dear friend and great supporter of the arts. RIP Patti K. Cooprider 1940 to 2021. “Patti achieved something every artist desires, to be remembered; so kind, generous and charismatic. Patti was the whole package. Her many Patti-art filled cards will continue to sparkle like stars in the sky.” Patricia Frischer. Our condolences to her many friends and family.

This month’s banner is in support of Medium (Virtual) Review and Festival, a ten-day photography event in San Diego celebrating boundary-pushing artists of our time. From March 3-13 they present workshops for photographers, a renowned two-day portfolio review with leading curators, gallerists, and publishers. .The annual Festival. Registration for the 2021 review is on a first-come, first-served basis. The annual portfolio review is coveted by photographers and curators for being a welcoming, personal and relaxed experience. Due to Covid-19, the 2021 review will be held virtually on Zoom. The list of 2021 reviewers is posted now and will be updated as additional reviewers are confirmed. More info: scott b. davis

Art Reports by or about SDVAN

Compassionate Youth Concerned with Mental Health Day 1 Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Compassionate Youth Concerned with Mental Health Day 2 Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Iana Quesnell Regional Artist Talk at Lux Art Institute Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Waves of Feminism mural by Katie Ruiz at Women's Museum of California Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Qing Dynasty Ceramics SDSU Chinese Cultural Center and SD Chinese Historical Museum Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Beatriz Cortez: UCSD Longenecker-Roth Artist In Residence Guest Lecture Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
2020 year in review: From Oceanside to San Ysidro, art could still be found in a county in lockdown, SD Art Prize, Seth Combs, Union Tribune

Read the entire  RAW column  for January 2021 which includes a list of all virtual events

OPPORTUNITIES (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

UC San Diego Visual Arts is looking for a Craft Center Studio Coordinator. The incumbent will assist with the implementation of existing courses and programs; participate in the development of new programs, communicate with instructors; advise students on general program information. For more info Nick Lesley 8588227755  

There is an open call for artists from Casa Familiar for their 14th Annual Dia de la Mujer Exhibition at The FRONT. The deadline is Feb 1.

The wonderful people at Art Walk have announced their dates for 2021: Mission Federal ArtWalk, April 24 & 25, ArtWalk @ Liberty Station August 7 & 8, and ArtWalk Carlsbad, September 25 & 26. Fine art artists are encouraged to apply on Zapplication.org.  

Kites Over Vista Guidelines and application info here are now available. Selected artists get a $2,500 stipend for a one-year loan.

The California Arts Council has announced the opening of a new program, CACIndividual Artist Fellowships , to support artists from a broad spectrum of artistic practices, backgrounds, geographies and communities, whose work addresses themes such as race, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. This is a return to a category absent for the last 18 years. There are 3 categories: CAC Emerging Artist Fellows – $5,000 per award (for approximately 70 artists) for artists with between two and four years of artistic practice; CAC Established Artist Fellows – $10,000 per award (for approximately 50 artists) for artists with between four and 10 years of artistic practice; and CAC Legacy Artist Fellows – $50,000 per award (for approximately 10 artists) for well-established artists with 10 or more years of artistic practice.

“This is a particularly proud moment for our Council, with a dream realized through this fellowship program. Direct and unrestricted funding straight to the source—the artists of our state—is a goal that has been near and dear to the hearts of those on the Council and the staff alike for some time,” said Larry Baza, Chair of the California Arts Council.

Japanese Friendship Garden San Diego is making a call for creative works themed Healing: What Did You Create In The Time Of Coronavirus . Many of us have had time to reflect and discuss amongst ourselves and may have found that creating things can be a healing experience for ourselves. More info: Emiko Scudder 6192322721

The Studio Door is making a call for Artists to celebrate the region’s landmarks with a two-part exhibition Art and Architecture: San Diego . From Bertram Goodhue’s California Tower in Balboa Park to Rob Quigley’s San Diego Public Library in the East Village, architecture has played an important role in San Diego’s man-made landscape. RD Riccoboni will feature his collection of his beloved paintings of historic homes and buildings alongside of a curated exhibition of local visual artists. The deadline for submission is Feb 20 for a showing running Mar 6 to 27. More info: Patric Stillman 619-255-2867

Everyone has a story to tell and this is our time. Want to be considered in New American Museum's virtual programming ? Send your videos, ideas, or proposals to namvoices@namuseum.org

Quick reminder of the 2021 California Arts Council Grants deadlines:
Impact Projects - Deadline: February 2
JUMP StArts - Deadline: February 11
Arts & Cultural Organizations General Operating Relief - Deadline: February 17
Statewide and Regional Networks - Deadline: February 24
Administering Organization - Relief for Individual Artists and Cultural Practitioners - Deadline: February 25
Individual Artist Fellowships - Deadline: April 1

With kindest regards and wishes for a bright and happy Valentine's Day.
Keep safe and healthy, please.

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN
patricia@sdvisualarts.net 760.943.0148  

On a personal note: I want to draw your attention to my A+ Art Blog this month Finger on the Pulse . It explores the universal question of what the hell we should be doing during this pandemic.

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SDVAN Monthly Message for March 2021
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Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

This month’s banner is in support of The four 2021 SD Art Prize recipients Beliz IristayHugo CrosthwaitePANCAPerry Vasquez will be featured at RAVE | Focus San Diego . Thisis virtual art experience put on by the same people who bring you Art San Diego, The Redwood Art Group. RAVE is not a viewing room, but a real experiential platform where you can meet and talk to artists and gallerists, attend unique events, and have an art buying experience from wherever you are virtually! The 2021 SD Art Prize artists’ interviews will be broadcast on Friday, March 5 at about 4 pm. RAVE | Focus San Diego . March 4 to 7 from 4 pm to 5 pm each day. More info Linda Mariano 408 718 3730

 SD Art Prize 2021 is now a memorial to our committee member and dear friend Larry Baza. Larry was a beacon of hope at a time when we in Southern California seemed poised to step up and be recognized for the excellence of our programming and the quality of the art in our region. We think memorializing him in this small way will be one of the many honors bestowed on Larry and carried on in his name. 

Art Reports by or about SDVAN
SD Art Prize 2021 press release, RAVE: Focus San Diego
MDFerrera: Just Breath at The Studio Door Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Reimagining Ancient Objects and Future Possibilities on the Trails at Lux Art Institute Picked RAW Peeled by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
SDSU Upon Closer Inspection with Adama Delphine Fawundu, Phung Huynh, and Claire A. Warden Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Why Arts Organizations Matter The Clark Huings Fund edited by Carolyn Edlund featuring SDVAN
Carlsbad Family Open Studios with Anne Mudge
Picked
RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Art of Elan Brings Virtual Wonderland to San Diego Museum of Art Picked RAW Peeled by Lonnie Hewitt Burstein
A Tale of Two Learnings A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

Read the entire  RAW column  for February 2021

OPPORTUNITIES  (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

ArtReach is seeking artists to transform guitars into playable pieces of art for our online auction. Submit your applications and designs by March 1st to be considered for this project. 75% of proceeds will benefit ArtReach\'s free visual arts education programs for schools and community centers throughout San Diego County. Each artist will receive 25% of the sales price. Apply online at www.artreachsandiego.org/guitar-application More info: Anna Laroque 913-530-1906

The Studio Door has announced its 5 calls for artists in 2021: The Crow Show : April 3 - 24, Submission Deadline: March 1, 2021 , Juror: Andrew Ütt - Lux Art Institute; Traditional Art Practices : May 1 – 28 Submission Deadline: April 10, 2021 Collaboration with Christensen and Kinley; .Inspired by the Streets: June 5 - 26, Submission Deadline: May 15, 2021 Collaboration with Manor and Hunter; Proud+ : July 3 – 30, Submission Deadline: May 31, 2021 Juror: Alexis Bard Johnson - ONE Archives, USC Libraries; Drag Queens, Drag Kings & The Royal Court : Aug 7 -27, Submission Deadline: July 17, 2021

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN
patricia@sdvisualarts.net 760.943.0148  

On a personal note: Keep safe and healthy, please. We are crushed from the news of the passing of Larry Baza. Earlier this month he was said to be in “tenuous but stable” condition in hospital fighting COVID-19. We urged everyone to send positive energy his way but this was just not enough. Larry was the most tremendous art supporter in all of San Diego and he rose to the highest position in the state as Chair of the California Arts Council. Closer to home he made sure that the Pride Parade had pride of place, ran a sales gallery with his longtime companion Tom Noel and had just joined our SD Art Prize committee. Saying he will be missed does not touch the hole this leaves in our hearts and our homes and our organizations. Untion Tribune Obituary by Michael Rocha or pdf

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SDVAN Monthly Message for April 2021
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Simply the Best: A Step Too Far and actually quite dangerous! A+ Art Blog by Patricia Frischer

Dear SDVAN Visitors, Art Resources and Artists,

Our banner this month is in support of the 7th Annual The Crow Show April 3 to 24at Studio Door . This is their most popular bringing artists from across the nation to celebrate the crow this year juried by Andrew Utt, ED of Lux Art Institute and now the ICA San Diego. More info: Patric Stillman 619-255-2867

San Diego Art Prize 2021 Recipients Preview | RAVE San Diego Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
RAVE SD Art Prize 2021 promotion

RAVE SD Art Prize 2021 Interviews

RAVE SD Art Prize 2021 Patricia Frischer introduction
Lucky Number: 13 Sculptures Find Perfect Settings at San Diego Botanic Garden
Picked Ripe Peeled by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Medium Photo Festival’s Han Nguyen. and Museum of Contemporary Art’s Glendalys Medina
Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
In Conversation: Manuelita Brown and Dr. Denise Rogers. at Oceanside Museum of Art Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Catherine Opie at San Diego Medium Photo Festival
Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
San Diego County Winter Regional Conversation and California Arts Council Creative Corp Report Picked RAW Peeled by Patricia Frischer
By the Numbers San Diego State of the Nonprofits Report by USD Research Team Picked Ripe Peeled by Patricia Frischer
Oceanside Museum of Art Celebrates 4 new exhibitions
Picked Ripe Peeled by Patricia Frischer
 

Read the entire  RAW column  for March 2021

OPPORTUNITIES  (click to see a list of all current opportunities listed on SDVAN)

The City of San Diego is seeking applications from interested qualified artists to provide public art services for the Beyer Park Public Art Project . This is a site-specific artwork with a budget of $170,000. The deadline is March 25.

Cannon Art Gallery is making a call to artists for the 2021 Juried Biennial. This year’s jurors for the Biennial are Sonya Sparks and Andrew Ütt. In addition to selecting the artists in the Biennial, the jurors will give a total of $2,000 in cash prizes to be awarded. Deadline for applications is April 23, 2021. For more information Karen McGuire 760-602-2090

Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad announces its 2021 Juried Exhibition from July 18 to Sept 11. Sergio Gomez is the juror and the entry fee is $35 for three pieces. Submission date May 25. . More info: Julie Weaverling 760-795-6120

PROUD+ 2021 is the fourth national edition of visual arts exhibition running from July 3 - 30, 2021 at The Studio Door. LGBTQIA+ artists are encouraged to present contemporary works that celebrate the unique sense of pride that this diverse community has. This is a call for artwork that expresses authentic, diverse viewpoints from the LGBTQIA+ experience. Juror: Alexis Bard Johnson, PhD, Curator, ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. Prospectus : Artists can enter up to three pieces for consideration. [1 work of art = $35; 2 works = $40; or 3 works = $45]. Artists who have participated in previous Proud+ exhibitions at The Studio Door should contact them before applying to receive a courtesy discount. Submission Deadline: May 31, Awards: 3 works will receive a Juror's Award certificate and a check for $100. More info: forallweknow@thestudiodoor.com 619-255-2867

Remember due April 1, Grants for Individual Artists by the California Arts Council . This is the first time in 18 years that they have offered this category.

With kindest regards,

Patricia Frischer
coordinator, SDVAN
patricia@sdvisualarts.net 760.943.0148  

On a personal note: April marks the beginning of spring and for those us who are lucky enough to have been fully COVID-19 vaccinated, the beginning of regrowth with re-connections to friends and colleagues. On Thursday, we can eat with friends who are also vaccinated with no masks. We will still be washing our hands, wearing masks, and social distancing outside. Until number go further down we will stay in semi-lockdown. But there does seem to be a sunset and cocktail with friends at the end of the tunnel!

Arts Advocacy Week is April 19-23 . Hundreds of advocates will meet (virtually) in Sacramento to illustrate the creative industries and artists impact on our economy and wellbeing, and to meet directly with elected officials to encourage them to support increased public funding for the arts and legislation and policies that are pro-arts, arts education, culture and the creative sector.  We hope you will engage in advocacy and for you to be inspired to participate but you must sign up with Californians for the Arts. Raise your voice for the arts and join us for advocacy week April 19-23 by becoming a delegate. Attend ACCM Virtual Convening – April 27.  The keynote speaker is our own Todd Gloria!

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SDVAN Monthly Message for May 2021
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SDVAN Monthly Message for June 2021
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SDVAN Monthly Message for July 2021
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SDVAN Monthly Message for August 2021
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SDVAN Monthly Message for September 2021
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SDVAN Monthly Message for October 2021
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SDVAN Monthly Message for November 2021
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SDVAN Monthly Message for December 2021
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