Calls for Artist

Art of Gastronomy II 

Call Description: Art of Gastronomy is a juried exhibition that presents the passion of food and drink, the mystique and culture surrounding it, the kitchens and environs where cuisine is prepared, served and consumed, the people involved in its preparation and presentation, and of the food and drink itself as seen through the eyes of artists who taste and appreciate each meal with gusto, and preserve memories of gastronomic adventures and experiences though their art. Art of Gastronomy serves to bring to light, the grueling planning, exacting elements and attention to detail that go into making fine bites and sips memorable. 

Categories: mixed media, assemblage, encaustics, fiber arts, printmaking, book arts, kinetic sculpture, sculpture, ceramics, glass, wood, metal, photography, painting and drawing

Eligibility: All artists are eligible.  All work must be original.  Artwork created through mixed media, assemblage, encaustics, fiber arts, printmaking, book arts, kinetic sculpture, sculpture, ceramics, glass, wood, metal, photography, painting and drawing will be considered for this exhibition.  Artists may submit a maximum of 3 pieces for consideration.  Jurying will be conducted from uploaded photos of actual works available for the exhibition. No substitutions allowed.  Work Not For Sale or Pre-Sold work will be rejected.  Work must be wired and ready to hang, be free-standing or otherwise professionally mounted.  Maximum size, all work must fit through a 6’ x 6’ doorway.  Wall hung work must not weigh more than 50 lbs.  Electricity using standard home-use amperage is available.  Healdsburg Center for the Arts reserves the right to exclude work that cannot be physically accommodated.  Other exclusions may apply. If you have any specific questions about eligibility, contact us BEFORE you complete the application: Diana Jameson at

Submission Instructions: Non-refundable entry fees:  Healdsburg Center for the Arts Member Artists: $25 for up to 3 entries (Annual membership is $40); Non-members: $45 for up to 3 entries  Online entries through EntryThingy only (see below). 

Jury Results  Jury results will be posted on our website on March 1. Delivery of Selected Work All work is to be delivered to Healdsburg Center for the Arts on March 15, 2017, between 10AM and 5PM.  Artist shipping work, should not deliver prior to March 13. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist. Works shipped must include return shipping labels.  Sales Artist receives 60% of the sales price  HCA pays artists on the 15th on the month following the sale.  Pick up of Unsold Work Artists may pick up work after the Closing Tea, May 14, 4PM  Work not sold during the exhibit must be picked up by 5PM on May 15. Important Dates Deadline for Submissions: February 17, 2017 Exhibit Dates: March 18 thru May 14, 2017 Opening Reception: March 18, 5:00 – 7:00 PM Closing Tea: May 14, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

AOGIICall for Poetry, Short Prose and Songs

Open to writers everywhere.

Topic: Art of Gastronomy II Dive headlong into the passion, mystique, culture, and beauty of food and drink, as this exhibition explores food and drink, from farm to table, its preparation, its presentation, the gusto with which we consume it, and the power of the memories it creates and evokes. Writers, take your flights of fancy on the nuances. Up to twelve will be selected to hang in the exhibit at the curators’ discretion. There will be a public reading in April.

Length: Poetry up to 2 pages, 12-point font.  Prose, up to 3 pages double spaced, 12-point font. Songs: Performance time 5-8 minutes

Up to four submissions per writer.

Entry Deadline: March 1, 2017 Exhibit Dates: March 18 – May 14, 2017 Opening Reception: March 18, 5:00-7:00 PM Literary Reading: TBA

Submission fee: $10, payable online, by mail, or in person. 

Submit:  Submit online by clicking HERE or
Email (word attachment) to:  subject line: Gastronomy Submission Walk in or mail: 130 Plaza Street  Healdsburg, CA 95448. Questions: Cynthia Helen Beecher 707.696.1111


POP! The Power of Printmaking

POP! The Power of Printmaking, is a juried exhibition that explores the unique ability of printmakers to express concerns about the world around them and share thoughts, ideas and visions thru printmaking. In the spirit of collaboration & cooperation, printmakers are encouraged to collaborate with illustrators, designers & other artists to create new works.  Open to printmakers and printmaker/collaborator teams submitting original work. Fine printmaking forms are eligible: intaglio (etching, engraving, drypoint, aquatint, messotint, lithography), woodcut, linoleum block, letterpress, silkscreen, collagraph are eligible. (NOTE: Giclees and reproductions are NOT eligible.)  THE JURORS  MICHELLE WILSON is a printmaker, papermaking, book, installation, and social practice artist. She is also one-half of the ongoing collaborative, political art team BOOK BOMBS. She has exhibited her work both internationally and in the United States, including participation in biennials such as Philadelphia’s Philagrafika 2010 and the 2006 Second International Biennial for the Artist’s Book in Alexandria, Egypt. She a recipient of numerous awards, fellowships and grants, including an Artist-Investigator Award, a Puffin Grant, and the Lenore Adelman Award for Book Arts. In 2015, Creative Capital designated her an ‘On Our Radar’ artist. Wilson currently teaches printmaking at San Jose State University and Stanford University.  LUZ MARINA RUIZ works in printmaking, book arts, drawing, painting and installation. Her work is inspired by the world of dreams and nature. Luz Marina was born in Cali, Colombia and immigrated at an early age to New York. She studied printmaking, painting and drawing at the University of California at Berkeley, where she received a BA, MA, and MFA. She taught design, drawing, painting and printmaking at: Mills College, Art Academy University, Diablo Valley College, and City College San Francisco. She designed and implemented a printmaking program at Diablo Valley College. Currently, she teaches in the first year program at CCA and serves as the president of the California Society of Printmaking.  C.K.ITAMURA is an autodidactic interdisciplinary artist, designer and producer. Her work blurs the lines between mediums as she combines printmaking, photography, book arts and mixed media, with social commentary and personal idealism, to create participatory work and conceptual installations. She is an artist member of The Center for the Book Arts, a director at San Francisco Center for the Book, and a board member and exhibition chairperson for Healdsburg Center for the Arts.  EXHIBITION SPONSOR  POP! The Power of Printmaking is sponsored by Peach Farm Studio Deadline for Submissions: March 30, 2017 Jurying: will happen April 1 thru April 9, 2017 Notification of Acceptance: April 10, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 20, 2017, 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Exhibition Dates: May 20 thru July 16, 2017
Closing Tea: Sunday, July 20, 2017, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

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