Friday, September 2, 2011

Call For Entries 2012 Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum

Think you have what it takes to be the next big sensation in the Santa Barbara art world? Enter CAF’s annual Call For Entries and show us your stuff!
Application due: Friday, October 14, 2011, 5 pm

Call For Entries (CFE) is an annual juried exhibition that encourages artists from the local community to produce newly commissioned work. CFE is open to visual artists of all mediums currently living and working in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties. Applicants may not be closely affiliated with CAF or have participated in a past CFE exhibition. Three to six artists will be selected by a panel of jurors made up of artists and art professionals to exhibit new work in a group exhibition held at CAF in 2012. The panel of distinguished jurors includes: Grace Kook-Anderson, Curator at Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; John Spiak, Director/Chief Curator of the California State University, Fullerton, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA; Shane Tolbert, Past CFE Artist, Houston, TX; and Geoff Tuck, Independent Art Writer, Los Angeles, CA. Selected artists will work with a curator through series of studio visits to propose and create new work. 
All submissions are individually evaluated based on the artistic and creative strength of the recent (last five years) work. Fee is $20 for CAF members, $35 for non-members, and is waived for new members upon joining. Completed application and fee must be submitted online by Friday, October 14, 2011 at 5 pm. Online application opens September 1, 2011. To find out your membership status, email  Visit for up-to-date details and online application. Selected applicants will be posted on the CFE webpage (TBD).
CFE online application by: LaCorte Design, Santa Barbara, CA.


About the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum:  The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) is a non-profit, non-collecting alternative art space dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the arts of our time.  Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2011, CAF is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco.  CAF is located at the Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace in downtown Santa Barbara, CA and is open Tuesday - Saturday: 11 AM to 5 PM, Sunday: Noon to 5 PM during the run of the exhibitions.

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