MEDIA RELEASE from Amador County Arts Council and Amador Council of Tourism
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CAPTION: Amador musicians who want to perform for corporate retreats are asked to submit audition material to Amador Council of Tourism.
VISIT AMADOR OPEN CALL FOR MUSIC
Visit Amador!, aka Amador Council of Tourism, announces an OPEN CALL for local, professional musicians. This call is part of a marketing package created to attract organizations from within and out of our region that may want to have “retreats” and/or trainings in Amador County.
The promotional package will include music acts because these types of corporate “experiences” often involve the hiring of musicians for entertainment at mixers, cocktail hours, and similar events over the course of their retreat or training. This Call is specifically for music acts that want to be hired for these types of gigs and will include a representation of the full spectrum of professional music acts in Amador County. Musicians must be available for hire.
After submitting all the digital audition materials mentioned below, Visit Amador! will chosen five acts that will provide ONE mp3 track to be used in the marketing package. Interested musicians must submit the following by April 30, 2020:
- TWO mp3 tracks
- Musician/Band bio and statement of information (250 word limit)
- One photo
- One link to a live performance
For more information, contact Visit Amador! at Melissa.Leamy@visitamador.com or 209-267-9249. Amador County Arts Council offers free feedback and assistance in submitting the audition package. Contact meghan.amadorarts@gmail or phone 209-418-8769.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CAPTION: Amador County Arts Council has a unique plan in place for all genres of artists to have online space to keep the public connected to the local creative scene.
Calling All Amador Artists and Artisans
Calling all artists and artisans of all kinds to band together to build connection and community through online Creative Respite. Coming together through online platforms is the best way to provide a brilliant environment of arts during this crisis in our county.
According to Executive Director of the Amador County Arts Council, Meghan O’Keefe, “We must feel connected in our fantastic community. This will take efforts from all artists and artisans in Amador. She adds, “We need people to create space on the AmadorArts facebook page with events so that our isolated households have a place to go for continuous entertainment and Creative Respite. I ask that all artists contact me and that we establish an effective way for every artists to get their work online and enjoyed during this crisis.”
The arts council is working diligently to put professional artists in touch with government and corporate assistance during this crisis. While making sure the economic losses in the artistic industries are fully acknowledged by the government, the arts council also advocates the need for artists of all kinds to continue to engage the public. The facebook page of Amador Arts is the best venue to show Amador County is united in its identity as a creative, innovative, and relevant community. O’Keefe explains, “No one should feel alone in Amador County and Amador County Arts Council is here to provide all sorts of Creative Respite during disasters.”
There is a need for volunteer artists in a variety of ways including:
· Zoom facilitator/host
· Online Open Mic Hosts
· Online Art Share participants – just post vidoes/pics of your projects
· Online Poetry SLAM – just post videos/pic/audio/text of your favorite poems by you or others
· Online Music Appreciation – hosts
· Digital Dance Party – hosts and participants to post dances/dancing of you or from other videos
· Online Art-classes – these can be live or pre-recorded.
O’Keefe is ready now to help artists, including musicians, writers and all other arts genres, to establish their own online classroom. In a nutshell, Amador County Arts Council is here to help artists, artisans, and arts organizations through this health and economic crisis. Together, it can work: to be in service to the wellness of the community while navigating the ongoing situation. Contact meghan.amadorarts @gmail or call 209-418-8769.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: LATINX ART SHOW
Show Dates: 4/3-5/14/2020
Artists Reception: 4/3/2020
Amador County Arts Council is hosting a Latinx art show in our gallery which will open April 3rd with a reception from 4-7pm. Public viewing hours continue Tuesday thru Thursday from 12-6pm through May 14th. Worldwide artists of Latina/Latino/Latinx heritage are invited to submit work for an exhibition of original painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, mixed media, quilting, poetry, music, dance, and more. We are looking for 25 artists.
Artists may include artist bio and statement, maximum 500 characters. Works may be for sale, with suggested donation to Amador County Arts Council. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.This show is made possible by the Amador County Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the California Arts Council, a state agency.
Register for entry by March 5th. Artwork must be delivered, ready to hang with no exposed glass/jagged edges, on Thursday, March 26th, 12-6 pm, to Amador County Arts Council at 617 South Hwy 49, Jackson CA 95642. Artwork must be picked-up at the close of the show on May 14th from 5-7pm. No cost to enter. Open to all Latinx artists worldwide. For more information contact Amador County Arts Council at 209-256-8166 or email@example.com
CALL FOR ARTISTS: AMAPOLA, an art show celebrating the California Poppy. A collaboration between Made In Amador, Amador City, and Amador County Arts Council.
Artists in need of basic supplies to enter this show can visit the Amador County Arts Council to make art for free in our creative space inside the Mother Lode Plaza in Jackson
Tuesday thru Thursday from 12-6pm. Free for all ages.
Actors of all ages are requested to work with local Anti-Bullying Non-Profit:
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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Heart of Hope ART SHOW
Show dates: 9/11-10/22/2020
Artists Reception: 9/11/2020
The Amador County Arts Council, in partnership with the Amador County Department of Behavioral Health and the Amador Coalition for Suicide Prevention, is proud to announce HEART OF HOPE—an art show celebrating the hope, perseverance, and awareness of mental health and wellness. The show will open with a public reception on September 11 from 4-7pm.
Worldwide, all artists of all skill levels, all media, and all ages are welcome to submit works of visual, performing, music, multimedia, and literary arts. Pieces must be delivered by September 8th to Amador County Arts Council, ready to hang/present, and with no exposed jagged edges or glass. Pieces must be picked up on October 22 from 5-7pm.
Artists may include artist bio and statement, maximum 500 characters. Works may be for sale, with a suggested donation to Amador County Arts Council. Registration must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 11. This show is made possible by the Amador County Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the California Arts Council, a state agency.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Safe Space Art Show
Show dates: 11/20-1/21/2021
Artists Reception: 11/20/2020
The Amador County Arts Council, in partnership with the Tri-County LGBTQ Alliance, is proud to announce Safe Space—an art show celebrating queer culture in rural Americas. Safe Space will open with a public reception on November 20th from 4-7pm. On June 21st at Pine Grove Park, the Tri-County LGBTQ Alliance for facilitate a communityA community art piece specifically for Safe Space, and all are welcome to contribute!
Worldwide, all queer and ally artists of all skill levels, all media, and all ages are welcome to submit works of visual, performing, music, multimedia, and literary arts. Pieces must be delivered by November 17th to Amador County Arts Council, ready to hang/present, and with no exposed jagged edges or glass. Pieces must be picked up on January 21 from 5-7pm.
Artists may include artist bio and statement, maximum 500 characters. Works may be for sale, with a suggested donation to Amador County Arts Council. Registration must be submitted to email@example.com by October 27th. This show is made possible by the Amador County Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the California Arts Council, a state agency.
CALL FOR ARTISTS: all ages, all disciplines, and skills to submit works to “ROOTS: A Black Heritage Art Show” to Open in January in Jackson CA
During Black History Month, AmadorArts is proud to present “ROOTS: A Black Heritage Art Show”. This landmark exhibit will celebrate the contributions of Black Americans with a presentation of art and artistry by our fellow citizens. The celebration of art and culture in America recognizes the contribution of all our various citizens over the course of our history.
Black History Month is an established, nationally recognized observance that honors the lives, experiences, and history of Blacks in America. For almost 50 years, it has reminded us of the extraordinary men and women who achieved incredible things often in the face of unimaginable injustice and inequality. All too often the contributions of Black Americans, as well as those of women and other marginalized groups, have been forgotten or purposely relegated into the obscurity of a lost history amid bigotry and discrimination. Since Africans arrived on the shores of North America some 400 years ago, they have made significant contributions to the American motif in various fields including art, music, science, politics, technology, geographic exploration and industry.
This year, whatever your background and whoever you are, we hope that you will embrace Black History Month and everything it represents. AmadorArts would like people to have a better understanding of African American culture and what it means to be recognized for contributions to the community in which we live. “Roots” is a perfect art show for all artists who want to nurture intercultural and inclusive rural communities.
As an interesting tidbit, local historians report that Alex Haley made the final compilation of his famous novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family from within the old Volcano Schoolhouse, which he rented for that project. In addition, here is a link “Documenting The History Of African-Americans In The California Gold Rush”: http://www.kolumnmagazine.com/2016/09/19/documenting-history-african-americans-california-gold-rush/
- 01/0519, midnight: Notification of intent emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Intent to Submit Roots Art Show”
- Roots Art Show Agreements due back by 01/05/2019, midnight
- Information on ‘About Artist’ and ‘About Artwork’ text due 01/05/2020 with the subject line “Roots About Artist/Artwork”
- Artwork delivered to AmadorArts 01/13-16/2020
- Show Opens 01/24/2020
- Public reception 01/31/2020, free and open from 4-7pm. This reception will include music, snacks, and performance artists
- Show Closes 03/13/2020
- Artwork pickup 03/16-18/2020
Each artist may enter one piece. Please be aware, there is no cost to enter, all entries are accepted including:
- Two-dimensional artwork [must include a wire for hanging or a small easel if using one of our three 16″ square display shelves]
- Jewelry [must include a method of displaying]
- Small sculpture [must fit in a 16″ square space]
- Printed poetry or song [mounted for hanging, maybe framed with wire or mounted on presentation board for use with poster tac]
Once signed up, artists must prepare their works for hanging or installation and deliver them to the Amador County Arts Council at 617 South CA-Hwy 49 [in the Mother Lode Plaza] Jackson, CA and the open hours are Monday-Friday, 2:00 to 6:00 pm. The mailing address is P.O. Box 206, Sutter Creek, CA 95685. Work may be for sale or not for sale and we do not take any commission on sales which you handle directly with the purchaser.
The curating team is comprised of local and regional artists and arts lovers who are proud of their Black Heritage, including:
- Dr. Jim Armstead – Actor and historical interpreter, retired professor, and California State Guard emergency planner
- Deja Douglas – President of the Argonaut High School Art Club and AmadorArts Council Student Director
- Betzaida Arroyo – Veteran, PhD candidate, and Victory Village board member
- Darreon Brooks – Manager, Raleys Jackson CA
- Joy Tribble – Arts Technician with City of West Hollywood Arts Division
- Sarah Stepney – Visual Artist and graduate of Berkeley High School
This show is made possible by the Amador County Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the California Arts Council, a state agency. For information on submissions and guidelines, please contact Cynthia at Amador County Arts Council at 209-256-8166 or email@example.com.
MEDIA RELEASE from Amador County Arts Council
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Deadline for Intent to Submit is Sept. 27)DEADLINE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 15
Call for Artists to Enter Works in “Safe Space” Exhibit in Jackson
Call-for-Artists: Calling all artists of all ages, all disciplines, and skills to submit works to “Safe Space”—an art show celebrating the courage and beauty of rural, queer communities. By highlighting the experiences of the marginalized and disenfranchised, “Safe Space” serves to bring new opportunities for understanding the value of diversity in our rural community. Open world-wide for all rural LGBTQ/Ally artists, this show is produced by the Amador County Arts Council in collaboration with Tri-County LGBTQ Alliance, Amador PFLAG, Amador County Suicide Prevention Coalition (SPEAK), Sierra Wind Wellness and Recovery Center, and Blue Mountain Coalition for Youth and Families. “Safe Space” is a perfect art show for all rural, LGBTQ/Ally artists, who want to nurture intercultural and inclusive rural communities.
Intent to Submit must be received by September 27th. Each artist may enter one piece. Pieces may be for sale by the artist. If you would like to submit art to this show: email the coordinator, Cynthia at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: “Intent to Submit, Safe Space”.
Once signed up, artists must prepare their works for hanging or installation and deliver them to the Amador County Arts Council by October 11th. The location is in Jackson, CA at 617 South CA-Hwy 49 in the Mother Lode Plaza, and the open hours are Monday-Friday, 2:00 to 6:00 pm.
If you need art supplies or resources, notify the Amador County Arts Council for assistance. The “Safe Space” exhibit will run from October 25th through December 20th, Monday through Friday, from 2-6pm, closed for holidays on November 25-29. The Opening Reception, free and open to the public, will be Friday, November 15th from 4-7pm. This reception will include music, snacks, and performance artists. This activity is made possible in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Contact info: (209)256-8166 or email email@example.com.
HEART OF HOPE will run September 4th through October 15th. A special reception with performances will take place during National Suicide Awareness Week on Friday, September 13th from 4-7pm. Entries for the exhibit, only one per person, should highlight the hope, perseverance, and awareness of mental health challenges, and they may be for sale directly by the artist. Works must be ready to hang, with resources available for those in need of assistance.
There is no fee to enter, but please register your intent to enter by July 31. The delivery deadline for those needing assistance in preparing work for exhibition is August 15. Otherwise, the deadline to receive work at AmadorArts in Jackson is by August 30th. Please pick up your work at the end of the show by October 18, or if outside the area, include packaging for return of your work by U.S. Postal Service and a check to AmadorArts for $15 for shipping.
This show is made possible by the Amador County Department of Behavioral Health Mental Health Services Act Reversion Fund, the Amador County Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the California Arts Council, a state agency. For information on submissions and guidelines, please contact Amador County Arts Council at 209-256-8166 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The physical address is 617 S. Highway 49, Jackson CA.
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