Friday, July 06, 2007

CALL FOR ART by Latinos
Women’s Cancer Resource Center – Oakland, CA

We’re looking for several local (Alameda country preferred – other SF Bay Area OK too) artists to participate in the following group show at the Women’s Cancer Resource Center Gallery in North Oakland. Please read through all of this information before submitting.

Art must be suitable for our setting - our clients have asked that the work not be "upsetting." Our preference is for colorful and/or meaningful work. We have shown paintings, drawings, quilts, gourds, ceramics, bamboo, collage, masks, etc. 3-D work needs to fit on top of book shelves - we don't have pedestals but if you do we can use them in the show as they fit in the space. 2-D work must be framed/mounted securely and wired across the back.

The Salud Health and Art fair drew over 250 people last year. If your art is on exhibit we expect your attendance at the reception and hope that you will invite your, friends, family and fans. We will have music, entertainment and food at the reception. We will produce a color postcard for you to use for publicity. We will hang the show, make labels, and assemble a binder of information about the artists. You may sell your work or not, as you wish. If you do sell work we ask for a (tax deductible) 20% commission and you are welcome to donate a higher percentage (also deductible) if you are able.

The easiest way for us to see your work is to look at websites or jpgs. If you are submitting jpgs - please send work that you have available to show. If you send a link to your website please let us know which work you are submitting if there are several bodies of work included. Other ways of submitting and other information about the gallery and arrangements are located here To view art from past shows see this link

You may also submit a paragraph or two about why you’d like to show at WCRC. Statements and bios are very welcome and can be informal in nature.

August/September 2007 – ¡Salud!

This (3rd annual) show will feature the work of local Latino artists. We’d especially like to have submissions that relate to health or healthy living but other themes welcomed too. Looking for art to place in the gallery as well as artists/vendors ($25 charge to have a table in the Mercado) who want to sell their work in the outdoor Mercado that took place during the reception. Last year the outdoor Mercado was comprised of artists and health organizations. Our first ¡Salud! drew over 250 people who came out to buy art, hear live music and enjoy a complimentary lunch. Slots will be filled as work comes in so please submit as soon as possible. Please let us know if you’d like us to send you a vendor application for the Mercado.

Margo Mercedes Rivera-Weiss
Community Outreach Manager
Art Gallery Curator
Women's Cancer Resource Center

5741 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 420-7900 x 111

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