FALL 2009

San Jose artist Alejandra Chavierri announces her upcoming exhibition “La Furia del Tiempo” at EBMUD Oakland Administration Building, 2nd Floor Lobby. 375 11th St. Oakland, CA. August 25-October 16, 2009. Her photographs capture the mystique of aging architecture in Habana and Cienfuegos, Cuba.

SJSU Graduate Peter Wayne Lewis reports that he has ended his service as Chairman of the Massachusetts College of Art and is happy to be returning to the position of Professor. He looks forward to showing his work in the new Crocker Museum of Art, now under construction in Sacramento, California, Lewis’ hometown.

SUMMER 2009
Gale Antokal, BFA advisor to SJSU School of Art and Design students announces that BFA Now has announced the award winners of the 2009 International Painting competition. This year’s event received 157 entries from schools in North America, South America, and Europe.

Each juror carefully reviewed each submission and provided scoring based on criteria established by BFA Now. We are very pleased with the work received. The awards and exhibition groupings are as follows:

Marcela Cardenas — Taller de Grabado la estampa, Medellin, Columbia
Ana Pavlovic Jensen — Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Denmark
Jennifer Poburan — University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Lydia Richardson — San Jose State University, California, US
Matt Schust — University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Rescheduling:

A wake for San Jose artist Betty Bates, programmed for the Triton Museum for June 20, has been moved to the home of Katherine Levin Lau: Contact: klevinlau@hotmail.com

ENVISION SAN JOSE 2040 Cultural Vision Plan:
Town Hall Kick-Off Meeting Update
Dear Community Partners,
The Town Hall meeting for the Cultural Vision Plan that was scheduled for Saturday, June 6 at San Jose City Hall has been postponed and will be rescheduled in the fall.
The Cultural Vision Plan will inform Envision San Jose 2040, the San Jose General Plan update, the process for which is presently underway. This change in date for the kick-off event will better enable us to align the Cultural Vision Plan to the planning and urban design implications of Envision San Jose 2040 and to best address how to foster art and cultural participation in context of San Jose’s continuing growth and development.
The Office of Cultural Affairs will let you know about the new date and details for the Cultural Vision Plan Town Hall meeting as they develop.
I look forward to your participation and thank you for your continued interest in, and support of, this effort. Together, we can create a better San Jose through the arts.
Kerry Adams-Hapner, Director
Office of Cultural Affairs in the Office of Economic Development
City of San Jose Public Art Program | City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs | 365 S. Market Street | San Jose | CA | 95112

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San Jose State professor, Liena Vaisman will be speaking on “The Aesthetics and Politics of Home in Contemporary Art” at the June 10 Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) at SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA, along with presentations by Sheila Pinkel, Robert Edgar, and Roger Malina. The event is free but RSVP to p@scaruffi.com is requested. Details below.
Please view the invitation: http://www.scaruffi.com/leonardo/jun2009.html
Event info from Leonardo website: http://www.leonardo.info/isast/events.html#laserjune09
SETI Institute: http://www.seti.org/Page.aspx?pid=124


ARTSHIFT San José
celebrates two years of online news and critique
by announcing our

SECOND ANNUAL ARTSHIFT AWARDS IN THE VISUAL ARTS Presented through the assistance of our fiscal sponsor, Arts Council Silicon Valley

WHEN? Nominations will be accepted May 1–July 30, 2009, for outstanding achievement by an artist and/or a curator in Silicon Valley in the 2008–2009 year (July 1, 2008–June 31, 2009).

WHO OR WHAT TO NOMINATE? This year we are focusing explicitly on two aspects of our art scene that are so essential to the vibrant visual art community we celebrate. Nominations may be for an ARTIST or ARTIST TEAM, and /or a CURATOR whose work has appeared in Silicon Valley* during the past year. This is a chance for the community to tell us who and what has impressed you. *ARTSHIFT’s definition of Silicon Valley includes our entire coverage area, from Palo Alto in the north to Santa Cruz in the south.

WHO CAN NOMINATE? Anyone, anywhere, may submit one or more nominations that fit the above specifications, using the attached form. Submissions will be accepted in hard copy or online.

WHAT IS THE AWARD? Awards will be at least $2,000 in each category.

WHO MAKES THE SELECTION? The nominations for Achievement by an Artist will be screened by a three-person committee of the ARTSHIFT San Jos√© Board and Writers, joined by San Jose artist Tony May. The nominations for Achievement by a Curator will be screened by a three-person committee of the ARTSHIFT Board and Writers, joined by San Jose ICA curator Susan O’Malley.

The ARTSHIFT AWARDS will be presented in Fall of 2009.
Date and site of the awards to be announced.

editor@artshiftsanjose.com ARTSHIFT San Jose
924 S. 8th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

It is important that you submit visuals to substantiate this nomination. Please ask your nominee for a digital folder of a minimum of six 5×7″, 72 jpg images of their art (for artists) or exhibition work (that you cite for a curator) to accompany this nomination. Our jury sees a lot; nevertheless, they may not be familiar with your nominee.

NOMINEE NAME:

NOMINEE ADDRESS:

TELEPHONE:

EMAIL:
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Please describe, in a short paragraph, the person you wish to nominate.

Please describe, in a short paragraph, the impact or importance of your nominee and why you believe they merit special recognition as a curator or visual artist in Silicon Valley.

Your name and contact information:

Submissions: editor@artshiftsanjose.com or ARTSHIFT San Jose
924 S. 8th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ARTIST/PLANNER TEAM TO CONSULT ON DIRIDON STATION AREA PLAN
RFQ release date: May 1, 2009
Deadline for questions and objections: May 22, 2009
RFQ due date: May 26, 2009 at 3 p.m. (PST)
The City of San José Office of Cultural Affairs is seeking an experienced public artist/planner team to collaborate with the consultant planning teams for the Diridon Station Area Plan and Station Reuse Plan. The Diridon Station Area Plan will be a comprehensive plan for a new Transit Oriented Center that will incorporate existing rail service (Caltrain, VTA, Amtrak, and ACE), plus the new California high-speed rail and BART in addition to retail, entertainment and residential opportunities; and the adaptive re-use of the existing Diridon Station. The selected artist/team will work collaboratively to provide ideas and concepts for inclusion of public art opportunities (by other artists), and to add an artistic perspective to the overall design.
ARTIST ELIGIBILTY
This opportunity is open to individual artists or artist-led teams working or living in California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, or Arizona.
HOW TO APPLY
All applicants must register with the City of San José Bidsync system and download the RFQ to receive all required directions, information and to post questions. http://www.sanjoseca.gov/purchasing/consulta.asp

PUBLIC ART OPPORTUNITIES: INTERPRETIVE ARTIST SOUGHT FOR WATER CONTROL PLANT: GENERAL INFORMATION The City of San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs and Environmental Services Department are seeking an artist to create interpretive artworks for long-term display at the Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). The interpretive artworks are intended to be an integrative aspect of the current WPCP tours that encourage visitors to reflect upon the issues that impact water conservation and use. WPCP tours are conducted in busses; therefore the artworks must be visible at a distance, or incorporate aspects that take this in consideration. There may also be opportunities to develop interpretive artwork for the WPCP lecture hall, or for the introductory element of the tour. During project development the selected artist will tour the WPCP individually and with tour groups, meet with ESD staff, and learn about the WPCP master plan, which is currently in development.The artwork will be in addition to signage that will be created for the tour by WPCP staff. The focus of this project will be on the creation of an artwork(s) that enhance the experience of and information about the WPCP provided through the tours. Artist Eligibility: Artists based in the United States are invited to apply. Applicants must have all necessary documentation and permits to work in the United States at the time of submittal of qualifications.PROJECT BUDGET: $100,000APPLICATION DEADLINE: Submissions must be received as a complete application in CaFÉ™ by no later than MIDNIGHT (MDT) on Friday, June 19, 2009.
APPLICATION PROCESS: All materials will be submitted online, via CaFÉ™ website (www.callforentry.org). There is no application fee to apply or to use the CaFÉ™ online application system. To view the application, go to www.callforentry.org, register a username and password, navigate to “Apply to Calls”, and search the list for “City of San Jose – ESD Interpretive Artworks.”

PHOTOGRAPHER-IN- RESIDENCE: ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT — GENERAL INFORMATION:
The City of San Jose’s Office of Cultural Affairs and Environmental Services Department (ESD) are seeking a “photographer-in-residence” to document the people, places and operations involved in the daily workings of the Environmental Services Department Storm Water, Water Pollution Control and Water Recycling Services. The photographer-in-residence will spend approximately 20 hours per week documenting the Department’s work over a six month period and will be provided with a work station at the Water Pollution Control Plant, which will act as home base for this project. At the end of the residency period, the photographer will create a proposal for presenting the photographs (e.g. as a suite of framed photographs, web pages, a publication, etc.) and a separate production contract will be negotiated.
Artist Eligibility: Photographers who are residents of one of the following California counties are invited to apply: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma. Applicants must have all necessary documentation and permits to work in the United States at the time of submittal of qualifications.
PROJECT BUDGET /Residency Period: $30,000
Production Period: Up to $20,000 based on proposed presentation format(s)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Submissions must be received as a complete application in CaFÉ™ by no later than midnight, Mountain Daylight Time on Friday, June 5, 2009.
APPLICATION PROCESS: All materials will be submitted online, via CaFÉ™ website (www.callforentry.org). There is no application fee to apply or to use the CaFÉ™ online application system. To view the application, go to www.callforentry.org, register a username and password, navigate to “Apply to Calls”, and search the list for “City of San Jose – ESD Photographer-in-Residence.”
Patricia Walsh
Arts Program Coordinator, Public Art Program
City of San José, Office of Cultural Affairs
365 S. Market St., San José, CA 95113
p: 408.277.5144, x18; f: 408.277.3160
patricia.walsh@sanjoseca.gov; www.sanjoseculture.org
RELOCATION NOTICE: The Office of Cultural Affairs will be temporarily relocated through July 2009 to:
170 W. San Carlos Street; San Jose, CA 95113 (old MLK Library building in front of the Convention Center)
Phone numbers and emails will not change during this temporary relocation.

SAN JOSE MUSEUM OF ART SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS, 2009: Monday, July 27, 2009 to Friday, August 14, 2009: Join THE SJMA for a week of fun and creativity at the museum this summer. These full-day camps offer in-depth art experiences for children ages 6-11. Led by Museum faculty and inspired by our current exhibitions, the Museumís popular Summer Art Camps teach kids how to look at, talk about and create their own art. Campers participate in activities that are exhibition-based and balance visual inquiry and instruction of techniques and skills with encouragement and inspiration for self-expression. Participants grow creatively and strengthen their artistic capabilities while developing social communication and intellectual skills. Each camper will receive an art kit containing all the supplies they will need, and the camp culminates in a one-day public exhibition of student work.
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