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San Mateo County Arts Opportunities

The SMart Board is an open forum for announcements, opportunities, jobs, studio listings, and ideas for artists and arts organizations in San Mateo County. To submit a listing click here.

The South San Francisco Cultural Arts Commission invites entries for A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT - South San Francisco Past & Present!
The exhibit will take place on Friday, July 11, 2008, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., and on Saturday, July 12, 2008, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event location is the Municipal Services Building at 33 Arroyo Drive in South San Francisco.
Participation is open to artists, 13 years and older, who reside in San Mateo County. Entry delivery and deadline is on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. For complete entry guidelines and application, visit the Cultural Arts page at WWW.SSF.NET or send a S.A.S.E.  to SSF Cultural Arts Commission Art Show, P.O. Box 711 South San Francisco, CA 94083-0711. Contact the SSF Recreation & Community Services Department at (650) 829-3800 for further information.

Call for Artists - Art on the Square in Redwood City

Art on the Square 2008 is looking for fine artists and craftspeople to sell their work in downtown Redwood City at beautiful Courthouse Square. Presented by the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission and the Redwood City Redevelopment Agency, Art on the Square complements Music on the Square, the popular and well-attended Friday evening summer concert series. There will be a total of four shows once a month starting in June with the final show in September.

The shows are juried and there are 10’x 10’ and 10’ x 20’ spaces available. All items sold must be made by the artist/craftsperson.

Show dates and times:
June 20 & Aug 1:
Fri evening, 5 – 8:30 pm

July 18 & 19 & Sept 19 & 20:
Fri evening, 5 – 8:30 pm,
Saturday, 10 am – 8 pm (subject to change)

Applications can be downloaded at

Questions? E-mail the producers at

Most of us appreciate the arts in one form or another and to work with any of them is a joy. I'm giving these FREE art lessons, because I believe its time for me to pass on what I have learned through my many years of experience in both drawing and painting,     
Check out my new Website at:, from there you can get to my blogsite where I will be giving the FREE art lessons starting Tuesday, May 20th.  To go directly to my blogsite go to:  There is no need to sign in, though I will appreciate hearing  from you with questions or comments.. If you miss any of the classes you will find them in the archives.
        To contact me please do not reply  at this address: go too

I am an Artist looking for 2 other Artist/Creative types to share studio on Laurel Street in downtown San Carlos. It is a highly visible location. This retail space has a nice retail window to show your work!
Three people could fit comfortably at this shared location. We can share the retail window space three ways and for our personal work stations we can use partitions if wanted. Great location for Artist Receptions, Open Studios, and more...
This retail space is about 400 sq. ft - not including the bathroom and closet. It will cost about $430.00 each per month-includes utilities and water up to a certain amount.
This is a rare find! Please contact me A.S.A.P.
San Carlos, California
April Vanderbilt

Hello fellow artists:
The Burlingame Art Society's Annual Spring Art Show will take place on Friday, April 25 from 4 PM to 7 PM and Saturday, April 26 from 10 AM to 5 PM in the Burlingame Recreation Center's auditorium. This year, we are joining the City of Burlingame's Centennial Celebration and the competition is open to ALL artists (not just Society members).

Entry Form
Hope to see some of your art work at our Show.
Kay Johnson, President
Burlingame Art Society

CLA Seminar
California Lawyers for the Arts will present a seminar on Intellectual Property Rights at the Peninsula Museum of Art, 10 Twin Pines Lane on April 29 from 2:30 to 5 p.m.  The speakers will be Kirk Gottlieb and Arrienne Lezak, both from the Fish & Richardson law firm.

Artists of all sorts – visual, literary, performing – who create original material need to know how to protect their work with copyrights and trademarks.  The seminar offered at the Museum is an unusual opportunity for Peninsula artists to learn more about their intellectual property rights.

To register for the seminar, or for further information, call California Lawyers for the Arts in San Francisco or email Co sponsored by the Peninsula Arts Council.

Call for Entries –Visual Art– Entry Deadline Friday, May 30, 2008.
California Fine Art, the juried art show of the California State Fair, seeks entries from California artists aged 18 and over. Entries must be contemporary, completed within 2 years prior to deadline. Over $21,500 in prize money will be awarded.  Entry fee is $20.00 per artwork. Divisions and Classes in all 2-D and 3-D media as well as film, video, animation, digital art, and photography.  Special theme division includes: Western & Equine Art, Recycled Art, The Art of Culture, Vino! The Art of Wine, and “Hooray for Hollywood.”  Juried from digital images submitted on CD/DVD (do not send 35mm slides), see Handbook for details. Images must accompany entry form and fees. Prospectus, Rules Handbook and Entry Form available at (click on “Competitions” and scroll to “Fine Art” then click on the word “Handbook”).  Contact: California Fine Art (916)263-3161

Call for Entries
ART ON THE SQUARE 2008, Redwood City, CA

Sell your fine art or fine craft in downtown Redwood City at beautiful Courthouse Square.
Art on the Square complements Music on the Square, the popular and well-attended Friday evening summer concert series.

Due to popular demand, we’ve added a fourth show!

Fri June 20, 5 – 8:30 pm

Fri July 18, 5 – 8:30 pm & Sat July 19, 10 am – 8 pm *

Fri Aug 1, 5 – 8:30 pm

Fri Sept 19, 5 – 8:30 pm & Sat Sept 20, 10 am – 8 pm **

10’x 10’ and 10’ x 20’ spaces available.

All shows are juried.

All items must be made by the artist/crafter. No buy and sell.

Download an application at

Questions?  E-mail us at

* In conjunction with the PAL Blues Festival
** In conjunction with the Our Town/Downtown Festival

Presented by the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission and the Redwood City Redevelopment Agency.

Something Real is a film project to honor single mothers and women filmmakers. We are looking for short films with stories that empower women and explore women's issues. Films selected will be shown at the Regal Arbor Cinema in Austin, Texas on March 24th, 2008 as a benefit for the National Partnership for Women and Families.

Entry deadline is February 29th, 2008.


1. While the film need not be about the struggles of a single mother, films which have a single mother as one of the characters will be regarded favorably.

2. Since this project is to recognize women filmmakers, at the very least, the writer or director must be female.

3. The film may be of any genre.

4. The film cannot contain any scenes which might be construed as pornographic.

5. The film must be 3-20 minutes in length (not including end credits).

6. Films must be submitted on DVD.

7. If your film is available for viewing online (on your web site or YouTube, for example), you may submit the film's web address. If your film is chosen, you will need to provide a DVD of the film for the screening.

8. There is no submission fee.

9. You may enter as many films as you want, but you must fill out an entry form for each film.

10. This is not a film competition. The filmmakers will receive no prizes. They will, however, receive recognition and the opportunity to inspire and impact single mothers and other women filmmakers. Also, the proceeds of all ticket sales will go to the National Partnership for Women and Families (

11. If your film is selected, you will be notified by March 15th, 2008.

Please visit for more information and to
download a submission form.

If you have any questions, please contact Andre Monserrat at

The Board of Directors of the

invites you to a concert by
COLLA VOCE, a men's ensemble
Sunday, February 3, 2008, 4:00 pm
in the sanctuary of the
Congregational Church of San Mateo
Tilton and North San Mateo Drive

A reception of light refreshments will follow the concert.

A donation of $20 per person is requested.
Please make checks payable to COLLA VOCE and send to:
P.O. Box 309
Burlingame, CA 94011

All proceeds will be used to help fund bus transportation to PAYS presentations for underserved schools in San Mateo County. If you are unable to attend, a donation will be appreciated.

Call To Local Filmmakers
FWFF, LEF Foundation, and Tilt Media are partnering this spring to offer a free film training program to young women ages 14 to 19 in the Bay area. Young women will have the opportunity to create public service announcements to inspire social change. This year's film projects will focus on GOING GREEN locally and globally. Youth films will show the public how simple life changes can help save the planet. Films created in the program will screen at this year's festival in April as part of the GENERATION NEXT: Films made By Youth for Youth.No filmmaking experience necessary. Deadline for applications is on 1/25.

For more information and to receive an application call (415) 820-1500 or

Call for Artists

The City of San Bruno and the Culture & Arts Commission are providing an opportunity for emerging and established artists to create two large scale, temporary, two-dimensional murals for display in a public outdoor space. Artists will provide the original design concept, paint the mural in sections, and fabricate the art piece to be mounted on a temporary structure at a prominent Downtown site. The competition is open to all greater San Francisco Bay Area artists eighteen years of age or older. The design is to be the original work of the artist. Artist collaborative teams are eligible to apply. Artists are required to submit their qualifications as well as a specific proposal for the designated sites. Each mural has a separate call for artists. Artists interested in developing proposals for each mural must submit two separate proposals. The project budgets will range from $10,000 to $30,000 based on the size of the murals being proposed. The deadline for submittal of all required proposal documents is February 29, 2008. All materials and information can be found at

Please direct questions to or contact John Alita, Culture and Arts Commission Staff Liaison at 650.616.7078

Press Release - for Immediate Publication

The Coastal Arts League Museum presents the 23rd Annual Juried Show in Half Moon Bay. Entries were selected by juror Cosette Dudley, an artist known for her printmaking and sculptural work. Dudley selected 38 pieces which result in a visual mélange of media, styles and techniques.

Pacifica artist, Patty Jones won the award for Best in Show. Award winners also include Becky Maddalena, Arabella Decker and Helene Fischman.

This exhibit is open now through January 7, 2008, at 300 Main Street in Half Moon Bay. Coastal Arts League Museum hours are Friday through Monday, noon till 5PM.

Marian Yap
5 Cape Breton Court
Pacifica, CA 94044
Phone: 650/359-6140

Beaux & Eros©, the annual exhibition honoring Valentine’s Day with aesthetically wonderful original art, returns to the Peninsula Museum of Art in 2008.
Northern California living artists are invited to enter their comic, erotic, surreal, and sensual work (all mediums except film and video).  The Prospectus is available from PMA, 10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont, 94002, or may be downloaded from
Curated by gallerist Jerry Emanuel, the exhibition will open Jan. 23 and close Feb. 24.  The entries (maximum three per artist) must be postmarked on or before Nov. 15.  There is no entry fee.
CONTACT:  Ruth Waters, 650-594-1577

Shakespeare Intersession Camp, scheduled October 8-19 at San Mateo's Hillsdale United Methodist Church, is now enrolling!

Starting October 8 we return to San Mateo with another session of our Bay Area Shakespeare Camp that is scheduled to coincide with the semester break of schools in the area that have year-round calendars (see details below or visit
We also offer a touring show that stages an abridged Shakespeare play at schools, libraries, and community centers. At the conclusion of the 55 minute performance the cast stays for a Q & A session with the audience. We have a couple of FREE performances of our current tour, Twelfth Night, coming up in October that are open to the general public. Details at 

This session is scheduled to coincide with the semester break of schools that have year-round class schedules, but any camper, age 7-13, who is available October 8-19, is welcome to participate. The two-week camp meets Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-3:00 pm with aftercare available until 5:30 pm. It will be held at Hillsdale United Methodist Church, 303 36th Avenue in San Mateo (just a few blocks from Abbott School where we've held previous camps). The program is designed for anybody interested in performance – prior experience is not required!
Prior intersession camps have filled quickly. Call now to register for this fun and enriching program. You may secure immediate enrollment over the phone (415-558-0888) with Visa, MasterCard, or American Express or download a registration form at
and fax (415-865-4433) or mail it in with payment. More information may be found at
Campers learn about acting, improvisation, vocal projection, set and costume design. On the final day of the camp, participants stage an abridged version of Shakespeare's ‘The Comedy of Errors’ for an audience of family and friends, followed by a celebratory cast party!

This session will be led by teaching artist Stephen Massot, who in addition to having previously taught at Shakespeare Camps, has an M.F.A. from the Hilberry Repertory Theatre and extensive stage credentials (see his bio at

Scripts, materials and supplies for staging the show are all included for $395 (or $520 with aftercare). Need-based scholarship assistance is also available.

SPARK seeking volunteer photographer to mentor middle school student (click here for more info on Spark)

We're looking for a local photographer who would be willing to mentor Simone for two hours  a week during our upcoming fall program.

Spark is an afterschool program that matches Redwood City middle school kids with apprenticeships in their dream jobs. We currently have a student named Simone, who really wants to work with someone who can expose her to the world of artistic photography.

Please email:
Diana Ford (Spark Program Coordinator)  

call: 415-626-5470 or fax 415-354-8491
3543 18th Street #28, San Francisco, CA 94110

Art Center Seeking Artists
A great opportunity to be seen and recognized! Redwood City is picking up the pace! The pace of an art walk that is. The Redwood City Art Center is currently accepting interested artists to display their works of art at the upcoming First Friday Art Walk, August 3rd. Show hours are from 6:00-9:00 p.m. We are accepting  6 to 8 artists. We seek paintings, photography, and sculpture. This is a juried Show. We are waiving the jury fee. The participation fee will be $50.00 per person. Set up on Thursday afternoon, take down on Sunday afternoon. 
You may pass this along to other artist friends. Thank You!
Please contact April Vanderbilt at for more information.

The South San Francisco Cultural Arts Commission invites entries for A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT.
The exhibit will be held on Friday, July 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and on Saturday, July 14 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at the SSF Municipal Services Building at 33 Arroyo Drive in South San Francisco.
Participation is open to artists, 13 years and older, who reside in San Mateo County. Entry delivery and deadline is Wednesday, July 11, 2007. For complete entry guidelines and application, visit the Cultural arts page at or send a S.A.S.E to SSF Cultural Arts Commission, Art Show, P.O. Box 711, South San Francisco, CA 94083-0711. Call the SSF Recreation and Community Services Department at (650) 829-3800 for further information.

CALL FOR ARTISTS – New American Paintings magazine
The Open Studios Press is accepting entries for the 2006 Pacific Coast competition. Winners will be published in the December/January edition of New American Paintings magazine. Juror: Alma Ruiz, Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA). All styles/painting, drawing, monoprints/monotypes, mixed media; 2-D only. Entry fee $35. Postmark deadline: Pacific Coast 6/30/07 (CA, OR, WA, AK, and HI). Send 4 35mm slides, resume, entry fee and SASE to: The Open Studios Press, 450 Harrison Ave #304, Boston, MA 02118. Questions: (617) 778-5265 or


Art on the Square 2007

Sell your fine art or fine craft at the recently completed Courthouse Square in the heart of beautifully renovated downtown Redwood City. Three juried outdoor shows will be an exciting addition to Music on the
Square, Redwood City 's Friday evening summer concert series.

Three shows to choose from:
Fri July 6, 5 - 8:30 pm
Fri August 3, 5 - 8:30 pm
Fri & Sat September 21 & 22, Fri 5- 8:30 pm & Sat 10am - 6 pm

Space fees:
July 6 & August 3: 10' x 10': $35 per show; 10' x 20': $70 per show.
September 21 & 22: 10' x 10': $125; 10' x 20': $250

Jury Fee: $10

Deadline: When filled

All items sold must be hand made by the vendor.

To request an application contact Beth Mostovoy at (650) 224-4992 or

Presented by the Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission and the Redwood City Redevelopment Agency

Name: Miriam Reiter
RecycleWorks of San Mateo County  This site offers all sorts of unusual materials free of charge and may include items of interest to artists, such as glass, ceramic, supplies, and unending other surprises. 

name: Carol Buchanan
organization: California State Fair
address: 1600 Exposition Blvd., PO Box 15649, Sacramento, CA 95852
phone: (916) 263-3161
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Call for Entries. Entry Deadline: May 25, 2007. California Fine Art,
juried art show of the California State Fair seeks artworks done in the
past two years by California artists ages 18 and up. All media plus
theme divisions. Over $14,500 in prizes. Entry fee $15 per artwork.
Juried from digital images submitted on CD/DVD (do not send 35mm slides
or photographs), see Handbook for details. Prospectus, Rules Handbook
and Entry Form available at (click on "Competitions" and
scroll to "Fine Art" then click on the word "Handbook").

Contact: California Fine Art (916)263-3161.

Deadline: ONGOING
The South San Francisco Cultural Arts Commission is seeking existing sculpture available for temporary exhibit. There is no deadline. Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis to December 2007.
The exhibit period will extend for one to two years. All artistic styles are encouraged. Selected sculptures will be placed in the award winning Orange Memorial Park Sculpture Garden and other designated locations in South San Francisco. For pros, SASE to Recreation & Services Dept, City of South San Francisco, PO Box 711, South San Francisco, CA 94083. Note “CAC Outdoor Exhibition Program” on the front of the envelope; or download guidelines from
For more information: email; visit the Cultural Arts page at WWW.SSF.NET; or contact the SSF Recreation and Community Services Department at (650) 829-3800.

DEADLINE: Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Organization: South San Francisco Cultural Arts Commission
Telephone: (650) 829-3800


The South San Francisco Cultural Arts Commission invites entries for A QUILTING & PORCELAIN DOLL SHOW to be held on Friday, November 3, 2006, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, November 4, from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The exhibit will be held at the SSF Municipal Services Building at 33 Arroyo Drive in South San Francisco. Many quilting–related activities are planned for this exciting exhibit that is presented in partnership with the Greenhouse Quilters. Entries should be hand delivered to the Betty Weber Gallery at the SSF Municipal Services on Wednesday, November 1 between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. There is a non-refundable $5.00 fee per entry. For complete entry guidelines and application, phone the SSF Recreation and Community Services office at (650) 829-3800 or visit the "Cultural Arts" page at

SSF Cultural Arts Commission

Telephone: 650-829-3800

Join the South San Francisco Cultural Arts Commission for a special event, A SUMMERTIME ART EXHIBIT & SALE! Featured will be two dimensional art works created by local, community artists including artists from SSF Adult Education, the Greenhouse project and the Cultural Arts Commission. This event will take place on Friday, July 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, July 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The exhibit will be held in the Betty Weber Gallery in the Municipal Services Building, 33 Arroyo Drive in South San Francisco.

Redwood City Art Center ìVoted Best on The Peninsulaî

Promote your Artwork in a highly visible Gallery Space. Open to Group or Solo Artist.

25' Wide Gallery Window space or 25' x 20' Window/Wall space (includes artistís reception) is available for monthly rental

The Redwood City Art Center is located on a busy street, front showroom is fully lit, art in full view 24 hours a day. Easels and partitions available for use.

Art Sought For Display

We are a local Chiropractic office and would like to display different Artists works in our office. We have a lot of space for an artist to display and possibly sell their work. We are not interested in any type of commission, just viewing the art. Please let me know if their is a particular place I can post some info. for Artists to get back to me.

Global Chiropractic

Rosalyn Yu
Address: 1301 Broadway Ave. Suite One, Millbrae, CA 94030
Telephone: 650.877.0999

Peninsula Museum of Art

Name: Ruth Waters
Address: 1219 Ralston Ave.
CityStateZIP: Belmont, CA 94002
Telephone: 594-1577


The Peninsula Museum of Art welcomes volunteers with an interest in art for training as docents. Responsibilities include presenting exhibitions to visitors and supervising the Art Resource Library.

Resident Artist Grants

The Djerassi Resident Artists Program is pleased to announce that four Gulf Coa st artists will be participating in our 2006 Winter Residency in January and February. We invite you to contact us should you wish to learn more about the opportunity afforded these artists by a generous grant from the James Irvine Foundation. We also welcome any interviews with the artists regarding their experiences since Hurricane Katrina and while here at the Djerassi Program

Please feel free to contact Allison Furry, Director of Development and Communications should you be interested in scheduling a visit or further discussing the Program.

Allison Furry, Director of Development and Communications

Djerassi Resident Artists Program

2325 Bear Gulch Road, Woodside, CA 94062

Tel. (650) 747-1250 Fax. (650) 747-0105

Arts Discounts for Families

To encourage family participation in the arts, Young Audiences of the Bay Area offers a free ArtsCard that provides both children and adults with discounts on dozens of cultural opportunities in the area. Many museums, performing arts centers, and ballet and theater groups take part, with some offering 50-100% off child admission prices. For more information, please visit

New Database for State Agency Grants

A valuable new database for grant opportunities is GetGrants! Launched by the Governor's Office of Planning and Research, this web site allows nonprofits to identify grant sources within state agencies and departments through a single search. To access the database, go to

The Actor's Checklist

The Actor's Checklist an information resource for performing artists

Unique checklist format helps organize the approach to launching a performing arts career for young actors and actresses looking for more direction on exactly how to get a career started.

Cheap Art Materials!!!

Organization: SCRAP (Scroungers Center for Reusable Arts Parts)
Address: 801 Toland (by the old Goodman's Lumber Yard)
CityStateZIP: San Francisco
Telephone: (415) 647-1746

"SCRAP has been around since 1976 and is the type of art material store you've dreamed about, but could never find."