artbeat from the California Arts Council

Lots of cool stuff in the call for artists section.
November 30, 2012 artbea
California Arts Council
California arts receive $3.73M from NEA
The National Endowment for the Arts announced the results of its funding for organizations this week, and Californians fared well. Golden State arts organizations received $3.73 million.
Yo-Yo Ma to deliver 2013 Nancy Hanks Lecture
Grammy award-winning musician Yo-Yo Ma will deliver the Americans for the Arts' (AFTA's) 26th annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC in April.
Our NASAA Presentations (Arts Education, Social Media)
The California Arts Council was asked to make two key presentations at the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies' annual conference. The Director and Chair presented information on the CREATE CA arts education initiative, and the communications staff shared our social media strategies.
Irvine's New Arts Strategy: Engagement
The Irvine Foundation strives to benefit the people of California, and its programing includes the arts and culture. The organization's new arts strategy aims to improve engagement.
Coastal Commission Art & Poetry Contest for K-12 Kids
Children in grades K-12 with a love of the oceans and the visual or literary arts now have an opportunity to explore their passions and potentially win prizes with the California Coastal Commission's annual contest.

what's new   jobs
Exhibits Director
Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach, CA
Exhibitions Assistant
Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, CA
Theatre Arts Teacher
Echo Horizon School
Culver City, CA
Manager of Individual Giving
Asian Art Museum
San Francisco, CA
Theatre Technician(s)
Antelope Valley College
grants   artist calls
Nominations for Outstanding Commitment to Collection Preservation
Heritage Preservation, AIC
Deadline: 2012-12-15
All Roads Film Project Seed Grants (Dec deadline)
National Geographic
Deadline: 2012-12-15
Individual Support Grants for Visual Artists
Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation
Deadline: 2012-12-15
Tenth Glenn Gould Prize
Glenn Gould Foundation
Deadline: 2012-12-15
Stockholm Fringe Fest 2013
Stockholm Fringe Fest (Stoff)
Stockholm, Sweden
CFAI Winter Juried Show
Contemporary Fine Art International
Houston, TX
Open Call to Visual Artists
Ormond Memorial Art Museum
Ormond Beach, FL
A Graden Grows
Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County
Martinez, CA
Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County
Martinez, CA
conferences/workshops   research
Chamber Music America's 35th Anniversary Conference
Chamber Music America
New York
Date: 2013-01-17
Join Theatre Bay Area for Diversity Symposium (Free)
Theatre Bay Area
Berkeley, CA
Date: 2012-12-03


Discussion: The Evolution of a Schema


When writing this essay you should be able to provide specific facts about who is represented in each painting and things such as titles, artists, and dates. 

Try to develop a main idea and use it to describe the evolution of the iconography and form concerning the depiction of this scene.  Use these works as specific examples, do some comparisons.  Point out specific symbols in each work.  Discuss where they are and what they mean.  Use as many facts as you can to support your ideas.  A good answer will be a minimum of five sentences a better answer will be much longer.


Luck of the Draw!

Luck of the Draw
An Opportunity to Take Home a Lovely Piece of Art
worth twice the price of the ticket!

Here’s How it Works:

Buy a ticket to the event for $65.
(or more: one piece is given for each ticket)

Preview the pieces and list your choices.
(visit the Exhibit from December 1 until 2:45 P.M. Sunday, Dec. 9th)

The drawing begins promptly at
2:45pm, Dec. 9th
(All ticket stubs are put into a hat. The first one
drawn gets first choice of all! The next one gets
second choice and so on...Luck of the Draw )

Every ticket stub is drawn, Everyone wins!
Good Luck!

Preview: Dec. 1 - 9
Drawing: Dec. 9, 2:45pm
Santa Cruz Art League
526 Broadway
Santa Cruz, CA

This painter is so good it makes me jealous!

Yigal Ozeri TerritoryNovember 29, 2012 - January 5, 2013
Opening Reception tonight from 6-8pm.

Yigal Ozeri / Installation view / 2012 / New York, NY
Mike Weiss Gallery is pleased to present Territory, a new series of Photorealist oil paintings by Israeli artist Yigal Ozeri. Featuring his largest portraits to date, the series depicts a young, female Israeli soldier, whether in full military regalia or in contemporary dress, set against a rugged ocean landscape. Ozeri imbues each work with emotional insight into the young woman's psyche resulting in a duality likewise reflected in Ozeri's own life--the emotional boundary where the artist reconciles his sentimentality for the homeland he left behind with the country he now calls home. 
Yigal Ozeri / Untitled; Territory / 2012 / Oil on paper / 60 x 90 inches
Throughout TerritoryOzeri combines his meticulously rendered details with spontaneous and loose brushstrokes. Wispy flyaway hairs, minute droplets of water, glimmering reflections of light, and crisp folds of wrinkled clothing stand out against a somewhat hazy background. Drawn in by the delicate features of the paintings, viewers begin to discover that the portraits demand further contemplation beyond their immediate visual impact. The young woman--whether shown standing on jagged rocks in military uniform or reclining in the sparkling Mediterranean waters in an ethereal dress--gradually and elegantly reveals layers of underlying palpable emotion. Ozeri's brush thoughtfully captures intimate moments that reveal the young woman's personality through nuanced facial expressions, gently controlled gestures, and a profound gaze.
Yigal Ozeri / Untitled: Territory / 2012 / Oil on canvas / 80 x 120 inches 
A dialogue is created between the woman and the Israeli landscape that surrounds her. The solid, implacable rocks appear to mirror the strength and confidence she projects, and the luminescent glimmers of the ocean water reflect her spirit and tenacity. Consequently, the woman becomes the embodiment of the various struggles, tensions and binaries that abound in Territory, generating discussions on personal strength, physical passions, national propriety, and human vulnerability. The title of the show refers to these intersecting boundaries, be they figurative or literal. They are also mirrored in the way Ozeri's romanticized nostalgia for his homeland is carefully counterbalanced by a meticulously observant, yet removed, viewpoint of the current political dynamic of Israel. 
Yigal Ozeri / Untitled; Territory / 2012 / Oil on canvas / 80 x 120 inches 
Yigal Ozeri was born in Israel and has lived and worked in New York for the past twenty years. He has been exhibiting with Mike Weiss Gallery since 2003 and has shown extensively around the world, with recent solo shows in Montreal, Munich, San Francisco, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. The artist currently has works in the traveling exhibitions Photorealism at the Kunstahalle Tübingen and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, and in Photorealism Revisited at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the Butler Institute of American Art. His work is included in the book Photorealism and the Digital Age, and in a number of prominent permanent collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art; the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas; The Jewish Museum in New York; The New York Public Library; The Israel Museum in Jerusalem; the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; the Haifa Museum of Art; and the Albertina in Venice, Italy. 
If you have questions about any of our artists please contact Anna Ortt, Director, at

Mike Weiss Gallery
520 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel: 212-691-6899
Hours: Tues-Sat 10am to 6pm

Discussion: Still Life Painting

Explain how the concept of schema and correction can apply to the use of "still life" in these works? 

Think about the works in terms of all three planes of analysis: formal, iconographic and contextual.

Think about the artists’ goals or intentions.


East Bay Open Studios 2013 | Early Bird Registration NOW OPEN


Early Bird Registration Now Open!     

Be part of the largest art event in the region!
Over 60,000 studio visitors! 
Early bird registration for East Bay Open Studios is NOW OPEN. 
Register early and save $$$. Don't have a studio? No worries! Your studio Artist Listing information (including studio address) can be entered at a later date.
Early Bird Deadline: Tuesday, December 18, 2012, midnight
Top image: Lisa Feather Knee, Golden State, Oil on canvas, 2011. Directory of East Bay Arts  2012 cover art 

Event Calendar:

Tuesday, December 18, 2012, midnight
Early Bird Registration Deadline

Saturday, January 19, 2013, 2pm
Workshop: Sharing Space and Artist Networks

Saturday, February 9, 2013, 2pm
Workshop: East Bay Open Studios 101

Friday, February 15, 2013
Regular Artist Registration Deadline

Saturday, March 9, 2013, 2pm
Workshop: Market Your Studio for Success

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 2pm
Workshop: Installation and Securing Artwork

Tuesday, April 30 through Sunday, June 9, 2013
Preview Exhibition

Friday, May 3, 2013
Preview Party: 5-7pm; Artists' Reception: 7-9pm

Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 2013, 11am-6pm
East Bay Open Studios Weekend I

Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9, 2013, 11am-6pm
East Bay Open Studios Weekend II

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Arcadia Arts in New York has some mindblowingly beautiful art!

Makes me feel like I should hang up my paintbrushes!

From Arcadia Gallery:  

Greenwich - black lace
Malcolm Liepke     "Black Lace"    Oil On Canvas   10x8 Inches   $11,000.00
16 crayons
Cesar Santander     "16 Crayons"    Acrylic On Panel     9x12 Inches    $8,900.00 

Daniel Sprick    "Onions And Cabbage"    Oil On Panel   18x24 Inches  $24,000.00

Moonlit Night
 Donald Jurney   "Moonlit Night"   Oil on Canvas   24x30 Inches  $39,000.00

 Nancy Depew     "Rush"      Oil on Panel     20x16 Inches     $8,900.00

Arcadia Fine Arts
51 Greene Street, New York NY 10013
Phone: 212 965 1387


The Phoenicians? I'm visiting Phoenix AZ

I'm away in Phoenix and I took a stroll with my family in the arts district.  It was totally fun!

 The owner of a great theater/bar called FilmBar is a guy named Kelly Aubey.  He let us in the club even though it wasn't open.  He has a great vision for the downtown arts area.  He hangs art in the bar area and he had some cool batik stuff and wall paintings/murals in the club. We're gonna back tomorrow.

This was on the wall outside:

 Inside cool stencil paintings:

 Just some neat art galleries and murals around downtown.

A totally great arty bookstore called Lawn Gnome.  It was groovy and the people who worked there were totally friendly.