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Lights!   Camera!   Environmental Action!
Call for Entries:
A Call for Environmental and Adventure Filmmakers

As the largest environmental film festival in the United States, the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival is currently seeking film submissions for its fifth annual event January 12-14, 2007. Filmmakers are encouraged to submit their environmental and adventure features, narratives, documentaries, animation and shorts for possible screening in the festival.
Presented by the respected outdoor retailer, Patagonia, the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival has become one of the favorite annual environmental film festivals for filmmakers and film lovers alike. Produced by one of California's most effective watershed organizations, the South Yuba River Citizens League, the festival stands out from the many that occur each year. "We're a festival for activists, by activists," says Kathy Dotson, the event's director, "We strive to empower, motivate, and inspire our festival audience to go out and make a difference."
The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival is a venue to bring the work of environmental and adventure filmmakers to the public eye. "These filmmakers are exploring hard-hitting topics that need to be brought to the public's attention. Our festival wants to be that place of education," adds Dotson.
The weekend of festivities typically include over 75 films on 5 screens, workshops, wine tastings, parties, awards, and filmmaker forums. Past festivals have brought in celebrities including activists Julia Butterfly Hill, Winona LaDuke, and Darryl Cherney, actors Daryl Hannah and Peter Coyote, musicians Bill Kreutzmann, and Mary Youngblood, outdoor athletes Jon Bowermaster, Carlos Buhler, Scott Lindgren, Tina Basich, Ron Kauk, and Hans Florine, and many filmmakers from all over the globe.
Nevada City provides a perfect backdrop for these compelling films. Full of quaint inns, excellent restaurants and boutique shops, Nevada City is a destination getaway for the metropolitan areas of the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and beyond. The mountains of Lake Tahoe are just a short drive away. This eclectic town boasts many notable residents including poet Gary Snyder, activist Utah Phillips, Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser, and composer Terry Riley.

Cottonwood's Wild West Art & Wine Festival is still accepting Artist/Crafter Applications for its two-day juried art & craft fair on June 24-25, 2006. Event includes Art & Craft vendors, Artist awards, wine & beer tasting, delicious food, historic encampments, demonstrations of early Californian crafts and skills, wild west re-enactors, entertainment by Pioneer Pepper and the Sunset Pioneers, Grammy award winning Native American flutist Mary Youngblood, Nevada's own David John and the Comstock Cowboys, and lots of good ole fashioned wild west fun!
Proudly presented by the Cottonwood Enrichment Council. Proceeds benefit the restoration of Cottonwood's future History House.
Artist application is available online at
Go to "Wild West Festival".

Brenda Christian, President & Festival Director
Cottonwood Enrichment Council

Juried Fine Arts Gallery & Crafts Fair at Ananda Village on the San Juan ridge.
County Of Shasta Request for Proposals

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Chico Community Coalition is seeking an artist or artist team to create a site-specific artwork in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to be installed in Community Park, in an open space near the entrance to the park. We encourage high school and college age students to submit proposals and to work with a teacher or artist on cost of materials or other unfamiliar requirements.
BUDGET: The budget allocated for this project is $50,000 to $70,000 (maximum) for all materials, labor, time and expense involved in the design, fabrication and installation of the artwork.
THE SITE: The site is a 40 acre City Park that is used for children's sporting events and family outings, representing the cultural diversity of Chico, California. The artwork will be easily accessible for teachers, children, and residents to visit.
ARTIST SELECTION PROCESS: The selection committee consisting of two Chico City Coalition members, two Chico City Council members, two Chico Area Recreation Board members and three students will select three finalists. The award for the project will be given to one of the three finalists. If selection should require additional information the finalist will be contacted.
Community Park, Chico CAGENERAL CRITERIA: The final selection will be based on:
      1. Creativity, style, nature and quality of the work based on information submitted in proposal.
      2. Permanence with regard to structural and surface soundness and resistance to theft, vandalism, weather and excessive maintenance or repair cost.
      3. Technical feasibility and the ability of the artist to successfully complete the work as proposed.
      4. The degree to which the work would be a unique project.
      March 1, 2006:  Request application forms distributed.
      June 1, 2006:  Deadline for requesting applications.
      June 15, 2006:  Deadline for submitting artist application.
      July 15, 2006:  Selection of artist and signing contract.
      January 1, 2007:  Project completed and installed.
      1. Artist resume, artist teams must include a resume for each artist.
      2. Completed application requirements.
      3. Written description, drawings, sketch, photos or models of proposed piece.
      4. Please submit 9 full sets of all written materials for the selection committee.
      5. No more than a combination of 10 video, disc, or slides of artist's completed works including and identification list and location of completed work.
      6. Please send a pre-addressed stamped envelope for return of project proposal and materials (must include self addressed stamped envelope or materials will not be returned!).
      7. Deadline for proposals July 15, 2006.
      8. No e-mails or faxed proposals will be accepted.
    1. Dimensions (maximum size) 7ft high, 6ft wide and 6ft deep.
    2. List all materials to be used for outside placement to endure Chico, CA climate.
    3. Estimated cost (include total cost for completed project installed on site).
    4. Project to include excerpts of writings or speeches of Dr. King's.
Please send completed applications to:
Marion Epting

Incomplete applications will be returned. The application selection committee will have discretion in accepting or rejecting any proposal submitted.
Check application requirements to make sure all information requested is complete.

State Fair Fine Art Show Seeking Entries
California Fine Art, the juried visual arts show of the California State Fair, has opened up its call for artists from California artists aged 18 and over. The competition offers over $14,500 in cash awards, and has historically been a venue for emerging California artists to have their work recognized. (For example, Wayne Thiebaud received recognition at the State Fair early in his career.)
Entry fee is $15.00 per artwork, and the entry period opens April 3, 2006. Entry deadline is May 26, 2006. Divisions and classes in all 2-D and 3-D media as well as film, video, animation, computer art, and photography. Special theme divisions include: Western & Equine Art, Art in Recycling, The Art of Culture, Vino! The Art of Wine, Java! The Art of Coffee, California Landscapes, Plein Air Painting, and "My Hero" Graphic Art Special Division. Prospectus, complete competition rules, and entry forms at On-line entry also available. For more information, go to the website.

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