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Friends, Alamedans, artists: Give ’em your art

Submitted by on 1, January 22, 2010 – 5:45 amOne Comment
Anne Kohler's "Family Fiddle," a 2009 Alameda on Camera winner

Anne Kohler's "Family Fiddle," a 2009 Alameda on Camera winner

Hey, all you Island shooters! (That’s photographers, people!) Frank Bette Center for the Arts has invited to you to apply to participate in their annual 48 Hour Photography Challenge and Alameda On Camera exhibit. Deadline for applications to participate is February 1.

All “photo-based” media and techniques are welcome, the folks at Frank Bette say. The list includes

traditional, contemporary, experimental photo-based 2D, 3D, functional, decorative, wearable and jewelry artwork and all photographic mediums, photo transfer, digital, Polaroid, snapshots, collage, pieces of film, altered books, assemblage, textile, and other creative manipulations.

Frank Bette will select 48 artists who from February 26-28 will be cut loose (for 48 hours) to capture all sorts of local sights on their lens. The results will be displayed from April 2 to May 1 at the gallery.

Interested? Fill 0ut the application form and follow the directions at the bottom. The application fee is 35 bucks. And while we’re talking about Frank Bette, I’ll just mention that the closing gala for their “Deja Vu” silent auction and exhibit is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, January 23, so get those bids in if you haven’t done so already.

Photo by Sunshine Urbaniak

Photo by Sunshine Urbaniak

Meanwhile, the crew over at Autobody Fine Art is putting on their first-ever juried show, and they have also put out a call for art. Submissions for “Future/Tense,” a show about the ecology of our little Island, are due on March 10, and they’ll let you know if your work was selected on March 20. The show will open on April 9, and they’ll hold a reception on Earth Day.

Their pitch outlines some interesting history and facts about Alameda, including the fact that we were once a peninsula and that our name was selected in a popular vote (now there’s a shocker). The now-Island was once home to Ohlone Indians (in conjunction with the exhibit, Autobody will host a presentation on shellmounds) and now hosts five endangered species.

For their show, Autobody says they’re looking for

submissions from local artists that focus on the ecological and environmental issues that affect Alameda Island. This could take the form of direct representation, metaphorical or allegorical abstraction, performance or installation, or, perhaps, a more didactic response to preservation, pollution and waste management. It’s up to you, but Autobody Fine Art encourages you to think “outside the box,” and surprise us with your creativity. Alongside static works, we are also encouraging artists to submit video, performance and installation concepts.

All the entry info is here, and it’s 15 bucks to submit. For more information, contact Jacqueline Cooper or Amy George at 865-2608 or info@autobodyfineart.com.

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