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OPPORTUNITY

Comcast Art & Soul 2008


Deadline:
Tue Jul 15, 2008 00:00

Call for Outdoor Installation Proposals
Comcast Art & Soul, Labor Day Weekend, Downtown Oakland
Deadline: July 15, 2008


Pro Arts is accepting proposals from artists to present outdoor, site-specific installations at this year's Art & Soul festival, Labor Day Weekend, Downtown Oakland. Proposals should embody the festival's celebration of the arts. Selected artists receive an artist honorarium.

Eligible media includes, but is not limited to Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Textiles, Glass, and Social Practice. Current Pro Arts membership is not a requirement for entry.

Submissions: Each submission must include the official Entry Cover Page (see attached), artist resume(s) or bio(s), installation description (limit one page), and submission CD. CDs must be marked with artist(s)’s name and title of work(s). Multiple submissions may be included on one CD. Incomplete proposals will not be reviewed. Please do not submit additional materials. Do not submit original artwork or master slides.

Deadline and Notification: Deadline for submissions is July 15, 2008. Notification is made by email/phone by July 30, 2008. Entry does not guarantee inclusion in the event or Pro Arts’ programs.

About Pro Arts
Founded in 1974, Pro Arts is a nonprofit artist-based organization that nurtures the diverse cultural communities in the East Bay by exhibiting artists’ work and providing a venue for furthering communication in the arts. Pro Arts offers youth and community programs, and provides professional art services to partnering institutions off-site. Last year Pro Arts exhibited 580 artists and produced 53 events drawing an annual audience of 65,000.


OPPORTUNITY

Comcast Art & Soul Weekend


Deadline:
Tue Jul 15, 2008 00:00

Call for Poster Artwork
Comcast Art & Soul, Labor Day Weekend, Downtown Oakland
Deadline: July 15, 2008 ---extended deadline---


Pro Arts is accepting submissions for the 2008 Comcast Art & Soul limited edition screen print poster and T-Shirt Design competition. The final design will be featured at the City of Oakland’s Comcast Art & Soul, Labor Day Weekend in Downtown Oakland, August 30, 31 and September 1, 2008.

Artwork should represent the spirit of celebration in accord with the festival. Poster art need not incorporate festival name or year. Participation is open to artists of any age. Selected artist receives an artist honorarium.
Design Specifications: All artwork must be original. Designs must be submitted on one CD in two formats: one low resolution jurying jpg sized 8” x 8”, and one ready to print file (see file preparations below), sized for printing, 15” x 15”. File will be printed in 4-color process. Pro Arts will print the festival name and year on posters and t-shirts alongside the final design.
Ready-to-Print File Preparation:
All files must be formatted as 4-color process (cmyk).
•Use of Adobe Illustrator
Outline all fonts.
Embed or include all linked files.
Eliminate extraneous layers and flatten artwork.
Save file as .ai
•Use of Adobe Photoshop
Save file as .tif (no layers) at 300 dpi at 100% size.
•If your artwork bleeds, pull bleed out .125", making final file size 15.5" x 15.5"
•Type Size and Line Weight
Type below 10 pt. is difficult to print with consistent results. For type set below 10 pt. use sans serif, bold fonts. If type is knocked out we recommend setting it at a 12 pt. minimum. Minimum line weight is 1 point; line weight below 1 point may not print properly.

Submissions: Each submission must include the official Entry Cover Sheet and Signed Release (see attached), artist resume(s) or bio(s), design description (limit one page), and submission CD. CDs must be marked with artist(s)’s name and title of work(s). Multiple submissions may be included on one CD. Incomplete proposals will not be reviewed. Please do not submit additional materials. Do not submit original artwork or master slides.

Deadline and Notification: Extended Deadline for submissions is July 15, 2008. Notification is made by email/phone by July 30, 2008.

About Pro Arts
Founded in 1974, Pro Arts is a nonprofit artist-based organization that nurtures the diverse cultural communities in the East Bay by exhibiting artists’ work and providing a venue for furthering communication in the arts. Pro Arts offers youth and community programs, and provides professional art services to partnering institutions off-site. Last year Pro Arts exhibited 580 artists and produced 53 events drawing an annual audience of 65,000.


EVENT

Summer Solos


Dates:
Tue Jul 01, 2008 00:00 - Thu Jun 19, 2008

Pro Arts presents Summer Solos 2008, an exhibition of three projects exploring the topics of race, identity, and cultural hybridity. The exhibition features installations by artists Ken Lo and Ala Ebtekar, as well as the group project CalliGRAFFitti, a collaboration between calligraphy artist Minette Lee Mangahas and three generations of graffiti writers.

Exhibition: July 1, 2008 - August 15, 2008
Artists’ Reception: Friday, July 11, 6 - 8pm
Artists’ Talk: Saturday, July 19, 1pm

Pro Arts is a nonprofit artist-based organization that supports the diverse cultural communities in the East Bay by exhibiting artists' work and providing a venue for furthering communication in the arts.

The gallery is located at 550 Second Street in Oakland's Jack London Square. Pro Arts Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 12-6pm and Sunday 12-5pm. www.proartsgallery.org 510-763-4361.


EVENT

East Bay Open Studios


Dates:
Sat Jun 07, 2008 00:00 - Tue Jun 03, 2008

Pro Arts is pleased to announce East Bay Open Studios (EBOS) during the first two weekends in June-- June 7 & 8 and June 14 & 15, 2008. Founded in 1979, EBOS is the region's largest art event featuring 400- 500 artists at nearly 400 locations. Studios are open to the public between 11am and 6pm.

The EBOS Map & Directory is now titled the Directory of East Bay Arts, the definitive guide to the visual arts in the East Bay. This annual publication created in conjunction with the EBOS event, includes full color artist listings and maps to highlight the region's working artists. The Directory also acts as a resource to facilitate free self-guided tours of artist studios in East Bay cities such as Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, Richmond, Walnut Creek, Dublin, Livermore and Benicia. The Directory is inserted into the East Bay Express, circulated throughout the greater Bay Area and available at Pro Arts from May to June 2008.

info@proartsgallery.org
510-763-4361