Visual Arts Opportunities- California

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18th Street Arts Center The 18th Street Arts Center came into existence in 1988 as a complex of artist live-work spaces and the headquarters of High Performance magazine. Deadline Passed, Check back Oct. 2012

Residencies for Artists and Art Organizations: http://18thstreet.org/residency-program/apply-to-residency-program


Axis Gallery Axis Gallery is an artist-run space.  This cooperative has been together for over 15 years building a reputation for exhibiting challenging contemporary artwork. Axis Gallery is pleased to have Apsara DiQuinzio, assistant curator of painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where she most recently organized the thematic group show The Air We Breathe and edited the related book.

7th National Juried Exhibition: http://www.axisgallery.org/Axis/Home_files/2012AxisEntryForm.pdf Deadline Passed, Check Back January 2013


CalArts Current Employment Opportunities

Full-Time Faculty with Painting Practice:  https://calartsfaculty.slideroom.com/#/Login Deadline September 2 2012


California State University Current Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Creative Photography and Digital Imaging: http://csucareers.calstate.edu/Detail.aspx?pid=30958

Assistant Professor in Graphic Design, Web Design, Animation and Photography: http://csucareers.calstate.edu/Detail.aspx?pid=30717

Assistant Professor of Interior Design: http://csucareers.calstate.edu/Detail.aspx?pid=30749


Diablo Valley College DVC Art Gallery, opened in 1975 offers 1000 square feet of exhibition space and has exhibited numerous artists including Peter Voulkos, Deborah Butterfield, Roy DeForest, Mel Ramos, Manuel Neri, and Richard Shaw.

Inked Surfaces: National Juried Exhibition of Prints: http://bayvan.org/dvc/ Deadline Passed, Check Back February 2013


Djerassi Resident Artists Program As stewards of a unique and beautiful property, we also seek to preserve the land and use our facilities wisely and efficiently for maximum benefit to the artists and with the least impact on the environment.

Residencies for Writers, Choreographers, Composers, Visual Artists, Media Arts: http://www.djerassi.org/artistresidencies.html Deadline Passed, Check back Oct. 2012


Dorland Mountain Arts Colony If you are a visual artist, music composer, writer, poet, academic, photographer, artisan or craftsmen…. we encourage you to apply for a one- to 12-week residency at Dorland. 

Residencies for Visual Artists, Music Composer, Writer, Poet, Academic, Photographer, Artisan or Craftsmen: http://dorlandartscolony.org/index.php/component/content/article/2


Exploratorium The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception located in San Francisco, California. We believe that following your curiosity and asking questions can lead to amazing moments of discovery, learning, and awareness, and can increase confidence in your ability to understand how the world works.

Cinema Arts Exhibitions, Artist in Residence : http://www.exploratorium.edu/who/artists/


Headlands Center for the Arts Headlands Center for the Arts provides an unparalleled environment for the creative process and the development of new work and ideas. Through artists’ residencies and public programs, we offer opportunities for reflection, dialogue and exchange that build understanding and appreciation for the role of art in society. Deadline Passed, Check back Oct. 2012

Residencies for Visual, Performance, Writing, Interdisciplinary, Music, Composition, Sound, Film, Video, New Media, Social practice, and Architecture/Environment: http://www.headlands.org/article.asp?key=37


Intersection for the Arts Intersection for the Arts is San Francisco’s oldest alternative art space. Intersection cultivates diversity, builds community, and drives social change through art.

Employment Opportunities: http://theintersection.org/about-intersection/job-opportunities/

Arts+Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship/Program: http://theintersection.org/2011/12/the-artssocial-entrepreneurship-fellowshipprogram/


Kala Art Institute Artists at Kala are encouraged to produce innovative artwork of the highest quality, and are given total freedom to realize their artistic vision using media that span the Gutenberg to digital eras.

Artist Residency for Printmaking, Photo Processes, Book Arts and Digital Media including sound/video production: http://www.kala.org/air/air.html Ongoing Deadlines Jan. 31, Apr. 30, July 31, Oct. 31

Call for Entries: http://www.kala.org/call/call.html


MAK Center The Artists and Architects in Residence Program at the Mackey Apartments is a six-month residency offered twice annually to two artists and two architects.

Combining Art and Architecture Residency: http://www.makcenter.org/MAK_Residency_Program.php#


Rayko Photo Center Rayko’s commitment to the photographic community is to celebrate a broad range of photographic techniques and make them accessible to everyone through rentals, services, and workshops.

Exhibition and Residency Opportunities: http://raykophoto.com/category/calls-for-entry/


Tag Gallery TAG’s mission is to offer artists invaluable opportunities for promotional and creative growth. TAG offers extensive exhibition opportunities through the gallery and off-site venues, exposure to prominent members of the art community and inclusion on its website.

2012 California Open: http://taggallery.net/caopen/info.html Deadline July 1


TechShop A membership-based workshop that provides members with access to tools and equipment, instruction, and a community of creative and supportive people so they can build the things they have always wanted to make.

Job Opportunities: http://www.techshop.ws/job_openings.html


Venice Art Their mission is to ignite youths’ imagination, mentor their creativity, and expand their sense of possibility through high quality, accessible media–based arts education programs. Allowing them to create and share personal and community stories through photography, film, and multi–media.

Job Opportunities: http://www.venicearts.org/index.php?view=section&id=7236

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