2012 Kala Fellowship Awards – Call for Entry Deadline

Title: 2012 Kala Fellowship Awards – Call for Entry Deadline
Location: Kala Art Institute
Description: Deadline for Submissions: 2012 Fellowship
Date: 2012-05-18

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2012 Kala Fellowship Awards – Call for Entry

The Kala Fellowship Award is an international competition open to artists from the U.S. and around the world. Hosting nine new artists at Kala Art Institute each year helps to ensure that the artistic energy and vision of Kala’s entire community of artists-in-residence is continually re-energized and rejuvenated.

Artists producing innovative work in book arts, electronic/digital media (video, sound, animation, etc.), installation art, social practice, photography, and printmaking are encouraged to apply. Fellowship Awards will be given based on conceptual creativity, originality and artistic excellence as well as technical knowledge.
Annually, the Fellowship Competition is juried by a panel comprised of Kala’s Directors and an outside Bay Area arts professional. Kala is pleased to announce Dr. Stephanie Hanor, Director of Mills College Art Museum, as Kala’s invited Fellowship juror for the 2012 competition.

We select nine artists and each receives a fellowship consisting of:
* a $3,000 cash award
* up to six months of studio residency at Kala Art Institute
* 24/7 access to Kala’s studio (An individual studio space may be also available depending on proposed projects and schedules.)
* a free class or equivalent tutorial sessions.
* an exhibition opportunity at Kala Gallery of the artwork created during the residency

Eight of the nine Kala Fellowships awards are available to artists from the US (including California) and around the world.

One of the nine Kala Fellowship awards is designated specifically to a California artist living outside of the main metropolitan areas. To serve a more diverse constituency, The James Irvine Foundation generously funds this Fellowship award. Artists from the North Coast, Central Coast, Central Valley and Inland Empire are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Additionally, one of the nine Kala Fellowship awards is available to artists from the US and around the world working in Social Practice. Social Practice can be loosely defined as a form of collaboration that engages social and public interaction as the primary component of the work. Examples include but are not limited to the following: alternative exchanges of goods and services, community-based projects, works activating non-typical art-viewing situations, and social and political activism.

The Fellowship does not include housing. (Assistance in finding appropriate low-cost housing solutions is often provided to visiting artists by the program directors.)

Application Guidelines: http://www.kala.org/fellow/fellow_ap.html
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 18, 2012
ANNOUNCEMENT OF AWARDS: Friday, July 13, 2012 at www.kala.org – No phone calls please!

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Youth Art Exhibition at Kala

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate young people making art! The opening was a blast.

 

News, Reviews and Photos:

BUSD photo stream shows all the action!

Article by Nick Rio in “The Berkeley High Jacket

Review on Fingado Art Gallery blog

 

Kala’s Youth Art Programs and The Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High present:

Radiate an exhibition of student work featuring Interdisciplinary Projects from Kala’s Artists-in-Schools Program

Exhibition Dates: March 1-24, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1 from 6-8pm
Location: Kala Community Classroom: 2990 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley

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Family Art Day: Sunday March 11 *SCULPTURE*

Thanks to all who participated in our Family Art Day. We had a blast!!!

 

Kala Community Classroom 2990 San Pablo Ave (at Ashby), Berkeley 94702

10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm **Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour.**

$15/per person or $55 for a group of 4. Snack and materials included.

Ages 5 and up. 

Step into spring with Kala’s Family Art Day sculpture project. Look, make and reflect on your own process while learning about artists and architects who work three-dimensionally. Team up with your family and friends to imagine, bond, and build together. The fabulous Ascha Drake, a Camp Kala 2012 instructor, DeYoung and Guggenheim art educator, will be your guide. Great family time or play date for friends.

This is a two hour workshop (snack included). Pre-registration is required. Select from either the morning or afternoon session: 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

Space is limited. Sign-up today! jamila@kala.org

FAMILY ART DAY **SCULPTURE** Sunday, March 11, 2012

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Kala-fornia: State of the Art 2 – Gala Auction to benefit Kala Art Institute

Kala-fornia: State of the Art 2 – Gala Auction to benefit Kala Art Institute

Auction: Saturday, April 28th, 6:30-9:30 pm

Kala Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Av. Berkeley, CA 94702

Kala Art Institute invites you to experience Kala-fornia: State of the Art 2, a two-week exhibition of works by prominent California artists. The exhibition opens Thursday, April 12, and culminates on the night of Saturday, April 28th with a lively Gala Auction, featuring fine wine and exquisite foods. Channel 5 newscaster and artist, Dana King, will be the Mistress of Ceremonies. Proceeds support the educational and cultural programming of Kala Art Institute, a non-profit arts organization located in West Berkeley. For thirty-eight years, Kala’s artist residency programs, gallery exhibitions, lectures, classes and innovative youth arts-outreach in public schools has served an ever-expanding community. Kala’s international Fellowship and Artists-In-Residence programs continue to play a pivotal role in facilitating the creation of new work by artists in all media.

The exhibition Kala-fornia: State of the Art 2 opens to the public on April 12th with a Preview Party and silent bidding beginning at 6:00 pm. Works in a variety of media by over 100 contemporary California artists will be on view leading up to the Gala Auction on April 28th. At this year’s auction we are pleased to be honoring Special Guest Artists Deborah Oropallo and Rupert Garcia for their contributions to the Bay Area art world and beyond. The exhibition and auction features works by acclaimed artists including Christopher Brown, Enrique Chagoya, Squeak Carnwath, Willard Dixon, Katherine Westerhout, Binh Danh, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Hung Liu, Lewis De Soto, Catherine Wagner and John Roloff. A number of works by both emerging and established artists in a wide range of prices round out this exciting exhibition and auction. In addition to original artworks, art-related items will be included in both live and silent auctions, such as a chance to bid on a private tour of legendary Crown Point Press with founder Kathan Brown. This is a very special opportunity to visit this influential San Francisco fine print publisher, gallery and independent bookstore.

Please join Deborah Oropallo and Rupert Garcia, along with Dana King and Honorary Co-chairs Sharon and Barclay Simpson at the 2012 Kala Art Institute Gala Auction, Kala-fornia: State of the Art 2, Saturday, April 28th, from 6:30-9:30 pm. And don’t miss the exhibition opening and preview party on Thursday, April 12, from 6-8 pm. Silent bidding starts on April 12 and continues through the Gala on April 28.

Tickets are $45 per person or $80 for two, in advance; and $50 person or $90 for two, at the door.

For a complete list of artists, additional auction items and to buy tickets, please see http://kala.org/ or call Kala Gallery 510-841-7000

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Kala Art Institute Celebrates Lawrence Ferlinghetti 


Kala Art Institute Celebrates Lawrence Ferlinghetti

In honor of the publication of his new work:
Lawrence Ferlinghetti – Out of Chaos” – A poem in three lithographs. Created and produced in the Kala Studios.

Reception – Saturday, March 10, 2012, 4-6pm
at Kala Gallery, 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley

Meet:
The Artist, Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Lithographer, Wendyn Cadden
Bookbinder, John DeMerritt

With remarks by:
Joyce Jenkins, Editor of Poetry Flash
Kate Eilertson, Executive Director, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art
Archana Horsting, Executive Director, Kala Art Institute

Light refreshments will be served

More Information: Andrea Voinot, andrea@kala.org

Out of Chaos is a portfolio of all original artwork and poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. This five-page suite includes three original, signed, and numbered black-and-white lithographs (22” x 15”); a cover page with poem, and a colophon, both printed letterpress and hand-printed on Rives BFK paper.

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Kala-fornia: State of the Art 2 – Auction to benefit Kala Art Institute

Title: Kala-fornia: State of the Art 2 – Auction to benefit Kala Art Institute
Location: Kala Gallery
Description: 2-week exhibition ends with a Gala Auction to benefit Kala Art Institute.
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2012-04-28
End Time: 21:30

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Kala-fornia: State of the Art 2 – An Exhibition and Auction to benefit Kala Art Institute

Kala Art Institute invites you to experience Kala-fornia: State of the Art 2, a two-week exhibition of works by prominent California artists. The exhibition opens Thursday, April 12, and culminates on the night of Saturday, April 28th with a lively Gala Auction, featuring fine wine and exquisite foods. Channel 5 newscaster and artist, Dana King, will be the Mistress of Ceremonies. Proceeds support the educational and cultural programming of Kala Art Institute, a non-profit arts organization located in West Berkeley. For thirty-eight years, Kala’s artist residency programs, gallery exhibitions, lectures, classes and innovative youth arts-outreach in public schools has served an ever-expanding community. Kala’s international Fellowship and Artists-In-Residence programs continue to play a pivotal role in facilitating the creation of new work by artists in all media.

The exhibition Kala-fornia: State of the Art 2 opens to the public on April 12h with a Preview Party and silent bidding beginning at 6:00 pm. Works in a variety of media by over 100 contemporary California artists will be on view leading up to the Gala Auction on April 28th. At this year’s auction we are pleased to be honoring Special Guest Artists Deborah Oropallo and Rupert Garcia for their contributions to the Bay Area art world and beyond. The exhibition and auction features works by acclaimed artists including Christopher Brown, Enrique Chagoya, Squeak Carnwath, Willard Dixon, Katherine Westerhout, Binh Danh, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Hung Liu, Lewis De Soto, Catherine Wagner and John Roloff. A number of works by both emerging and established artists in a wide range of prices round out this exciting exhibition and auction. In addition to original artworks, art-related items will be included in both live and silent auctions, such as a chance to bid on a private tour of legendary Crown Point Press with founder Kathan Brown. This is a very special opportunity to visit this influential San Francisco fine print publisher, gallery and independent bookstore.

Please join Deborah Oropallo and Rupert Garcia, along with Dana King and Honorary Co-chairs Sharon and Barclay Simpson at the 2012 Kala Art Institute Gala Auction, Kala-fornia: State of the Art 2, Saturday, April 28th, from 6:30-9:30 pm. And don’t miss the exhibition opening and preview party on Thursday, April 12, from 6-8 pm. Silent bidding starts on April 12 and continues through the Gala on April 28.

For a complete list of artists, additional auction items and to buy tickets, please see http://kala.org/ or call Kala Gallery 510-841-7000

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Family Art Day: Sunday March 11

Thanks to all who participated in our Family Art Day. We had a blast!!!

 

Kala Community Classroom 2990 San Pablo Ave (at Ashby), Berkeley 94702

10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm **Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour.**

$15/per person or $55 for a group of 4. Snack and materials included.

Ages 5 and up. 

Step into spring with Kala’s Family Art Day sculpture project. Look, make and reflect on your own process while learning about artists and architects who work three-dimensionally. Team up with your family and friends to imagine, bond, and build together. The fabulous Ascha Drake, a Camp Kala 2012 instructor, DeYoung and Guggenheim art educator, will be your guide. Great family time or play date for friends.

This is a two hour workshop (snack included). Pre-registration is required. Select from either the morning or afternoon session: 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

Space is limited. Sign-up today! jamila@kala.org

FAMILY ART DAY **SCULPTURE** Sunday, March 11, 2012

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Youth Art Exhibition at Kala

Kala’s Youth Art Programs and The Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High present:

Radiate an exhibition of student work featuring Interdisciplinary Projects from Kala’s Artists-in-Schools Program

Exhibition Dates: March 1-24, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1 from 6-8pm
Location: Kala Community Classroom: 2990 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley

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