Opportunities for Artists

 $200,000 available to purchase artworks

The Alameda County Arts Commission is offering new opportunities for artists to have their work considered for the Alameda County Art Collection. Artists who make two-dimensional, low-relief, or wall sculptural artwork, and artists at all levels of professional development are invited to apply. More than $200,000 is available to purchase existing artwork and to commission artists to create new works of art. Through the Artwork Purchase Program existing artwork will be acquired and installed at County buildings. The final selections must be approved by the Arts Commission Board. Applications for these opportunities must be submitted online through the CaFÉTM website, www.callforentry.org (search for “Alameda County”). A free technical application workshop will be held at the Alameda County Conference Center (125 12th Street at Oak, Oakland) on Thursday, April 3 at 1pm. Space is limited; call the Arts Commission Office to make a reservation. The deadline for the Purchase Program is May 30, 2008 and the deadline for the Small Scale Artwork Commission Program is June 30, 2008. These opportunities are open to practicing, professional visual artists who live, are permanently employed, or rent/own an artist’s studio in Alameda County. Qualified professional artists, including women and African American, Latino/Chicano, Native American, and Asian/Pacific Islander artists and artists with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Further details about these opportunities are available at the Arts Commission website www.acgov.org/arts or by contacting the Arts Commission For information contact: Amy Stimmel at 510-208-9646 or artscommission@acgov.org and     www.acgov.org/arts.
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