MAKING NOW – Calls for Art

The Juried Show

mn-tsunoWe are pleased to announce that Devon Tsuno will curate the Making Now conference exhibit. A Los Angeles-native, Devon’s abstract paintings, socially engaged projects, artist books and print installations focus on the LA watershed, water use, and native vs. non-native vegetation. Tsuno is a 2017 Santa Fe Art Institute Water Rights Artist-In-Residence, is the 2016 SPArt Community Grantee and was awarded a 2014 California Community Foundation Fellowship for Visual Art. Tsuno’s long-term interest in bodies of water in the LA area has been central to his work with the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Big City Forum, Theodore Payne Foundation, the grantLOVE Project, and Occidental College. Tsuno has exhibited at the Hammer Museum Venice Beach Biennial, Current: LA Water Public Art Biennial, the U.S. Embassy in New Zealand, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, and Roppongi 605 in Tokyo. His solo exhibition, Reclaimed Water, was identified in Art LTD as a Critic’s Picks: 2014 Top 10 exhibitions in LA and his exhibition Watershed curated by Aandrea Stang was reviewed in Artillery Magazine and Notes on Looking. Tsuno received an M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate University in 2005 and a B.F.A. from California State University Long Beach in 2003. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art and Design at California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Submit now: Making Now – call for art. CIVA members are invited to submit up to three works at no charge. For all others, a $30 fee is required upon submission for one to three works. Please note the following formatting specifications: image files must be 300dpi, RGB format. Save images as LastName-Title.jpg (ie. Michelangelo-LastJudgement.jpg). Preview the form in full here.

All online submissions due are due by Monday, May 1.
Finalists will be notified by May 15.
Accepted art work must be received at Azusa Pacific University by Wednesday, June 7.

The Walk-in Show

All conference attendees are invited to exhibit their work in the MAKING NOW – Walk-in Show. This exhibit will be housed in the Alumni Art Hallway in the Duke Academic Complex. Art space is not reserved in advance. All artwork will be installed in the order that is is received. Framed art MUST be wired for hanging. Unframed or unmounted works on paper will be hung with magnets. Artists will supply their own label(s) – place these in an envelop and attach the envelop to the back of work when dropping it off.

All artwork must be picked up at the end of the conference. Please note: the Alumni Art Hallway is an unsecured space and open to the public, though the building will be locked after hours.

The Late Late Show

Watch for details – including an online submission form – here.

Jacob Amundson (host)

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