Eighth Annual Pianos on State Call for Entries

August 2, 2017 Category :Events

What is Pianos on State?

Pianos on State is an interactive musical experience that takes place during Arts and Humanities Month in October. The eighth annual installment will take place from October 2nd – 16h, 2017. Each piano will become its own piece of art as local professional Santa Barbara artists create individual looks. In order to make this community event a success, we need local artists to paint the pianos! We are seeking submissions this year from the community through a call for entries. As a public art program, this is an opportunity for emerging and professional artists alike to showcase their work through a unique project.
The deadline for submission is August 31st.

How It Works

Each artist will be given a $150.00 stipend from Art Essentials to purchase materials to recreate a provided piano. Along with the stipend, artists will also be recognized on the Pianos on State website, banners, and all other marketing and publicity materials.  There is also a possibility of hosting an artist reception to take place at the Community Arts Workshop.
Submission
Include three digital examples of your artwork
One paragraph stating your concept or why you are interested in participating
Deadline to submit August 31st 2017

Guidelines

  • Any copyrighted or offensive images are prohibited
  • No commercial advertising
  • No profanity
  • No gang-related content
  • Must be suitable for a PG viewing audience

Important (and Updated) Dates

Painting will take place at the Community Arts Workshop at 631 Garden St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 on September 29th through September 30th between 10:00am and 6:00pm. There will be a private walking tour for sponsors with an opportunity for an artist talk and reception following.  The date for this is yet to be determined. Pianos will be available for musical exploration, impromptu play and group performances 10am-10pm over the duration of their display on State Street. Amateur, professional and public musicians alike are invited to sit down and play.

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Call for Artists for October’s Art in the Mayor’s Office

September 6, 2016 Category :Events

Now that summer is over it’s time to start applying for October’s Art in the Mayor’s Office. There is no theme this time around so we can see what our creative artists choose as their subjects. The application is open to all Santa Barbara area artists and application is free.

We look forward to viewing your work and best of luck to all.

The application deadline is Sept 25th with selection notices going out on or about Sept 30th. The show will be hung the following week and remain up till the end of February. The Mayor will be traveling on Oct 6th so the opening reception will be 1st Thursday November 3rd in the Mayor’s Office from 5:00 to 6:00 PM.

The application is available online here CityHall.htm » Continue Reading

Selections for Art in the Mayor’s Office

February 21, 2016 Category :Events

SantaBarbaraCityMayor Helene Schneider and the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative would like to thank Students of VADA who submitted work for Art in the Mayor’s Office. We’d also like to announce and congratulate the artists who were selected for this exhibition

Nina McCue
Jamey Geston
Willow Moseley
Lorenzo Angel
Tessa Kriegman
Joyce Bantugan
Jenna Comstock
Louisa Edwards
Lily Stelzer
Nathan Naiman
Kylie Schmidt

Please join us all at the show’s opening and meet the Mayor this 1st Thursday March 3rd from 5pm to 6pm on the 2nd floor of City Hall.

We’d like to thank the Mayor for her involvement in local art and the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative for facilitating this event.

We will be doing a themed show beginning in June. We’ll notify everyone of the application dates and deadline in May.

SBAC

Selections for Art in the Mayor’s Office

January 29, 2015 Category :Events

Mayor Helene Schneider and the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative would like to thank everyone who submitted work for Art in the Mayor’s Office. We’d also like to announce and congratulate the artists who were selected for this exhibition.

Rodger Dawson
Rick Doehring
Iben Vestergaard
Paul Gannaway
Kate Connell
Lina Garcia
Lanny Sherwin
Michele Zuzalek
Gary Aspen
Mary Freericks
Brett Leigh Dicks

Please join us all at the show’s opening and meet the Mayor this 1st Thursday February 5th from 5pm to 6pm on the 2nd floor of City Hall.

We’d like to thank the Mayor for her involvement in local art and the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative for facilitating this event.

SBAC