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Upcoming Professional Opportunities for January 2015

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Volunteer Opportunities

The County Executive Officer announces two (2) openings on the Napa County Arts and Culture Advisory Committee:
    • One (1) District 3 representative with the term of office to commence upon appointment and expire September 30, 2018.  To qualify for the District 3 opening, applicants must be a resident in the unincorporated area of District 3.
    • One (1) City of St. Helena representative with the term of office beginning immediately and expire September 30, 2016.  To qualify for the City of St. Helena opening, applicants must be a resident in the incorporated area of St. Helena
The Arts and Culture Advisory Committee meets on the 4th Monday of January, April and October at 9 a.m.  
Anyone interested in consideration for appointment must submit a completed application form and apply directly to the County Executive Office, temporarily located at 2741 Napa Valley Corporate Dr. Building 2, Napa, no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 13, 2015.  The application form is available on the county website at www.countyofnapa.org.  Click on the Committees and Commissions link in the left-hand navigation under County Info.  To submit an application online, click “application for appointment” and follow the application
The Napa County Arts and Culture Advisory Committee is comprised of ten (10) members, appointed by the County of Napa Board of Supervisors, one from each of the five incorporated cities/town, and one from unincorporated areas of each of the five (5) Supervisorial Districts.   Potential members must demonstrate knowledge of or appreciation for cultural and artistic activities or practice in the field of architecture, visual arts, performing arts, public arts, art history, historic preservation or arts administration.  For more information visit the Arts Committee website http://www.countyofnapa.org/ceo/arts/.
The Board of Supervisors and staff of Napa County are dedicated to preserving and sustaining Napa County for present and future generations as a community with generous open space, a thriving agricultural industry and a quality human and natural environment.  Visit us on the Web at www.countyofnapa.org.

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Tuesday January 27, 7-9PM. RSVP, Center for New Music 55 Taylor Street, SF
Join a movement of arts practitioners invested in quality of life, creative expression, cultural equity and vibrant neighborhoods. What we do and how we do it will be informed by members of this conversation.

The National Endowment for the Arts is coming to Sacramento!

Priority registration for this event is now available to California Arts Council, Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, and NEA grantees. Registration will open to the public in January.

We hope you will join us for this special opportunity to welcome Chairman Chu to California and to learn about the latest NEA research.

Introduction to the Immigration Visa Process for Artists and Arts Organizations

Thursday, January 29, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
2015 J Street, Suite 204
Sacramento, CA 95811

Whether or not you have read the best-selling book, Crusade For Your Art: Best Practices for Fine Art Photographers, now is your chance to dive in for free, through an online video series with Skillshare.

Skillshare is an online learning community to master real-world skills through project-based classes. We have been invited to offer a 10-course series following the topics in the Crusade For Your Art book. The courses are short, info-packed segments with an opportunity to produce and get feedback on a project that is a practical application of the information covered. Anyone can join for free, or get premium membership with unlimited courses for $8 per month.

Sweet’s Ballroom/Oakland School for the Arts
Date: 2015-01-30
Join arts educators and leaders, creative economy business partners, and parents/community arts advocates in this special convening and experience:
  • Excitement, energy, and engagement around the new California Blueprint for Creative Schools
  • Keynote speakers, workshop sessions, and provocative conversations focused on an education vision with the arts and creativity at its center.
New developments in the field, new collaborative opportunities, and deepened cross-organizational relationships.

Bridging the Digital Divide

California Lawyers for the Arts Presented by
The 32nd Annual Music Business Seminar
JANUARY 31st, 2015
The Osher Studio, Berkeley, CA
Four Sessions (all 7:00-8:30pm EST):
Monday January 12,  The Content of the Correspondence
Monday January 26,  The Approach
Monday February 9,   Pace & Timing
Monday February 23, Maintaining the Relationship

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Led by artist Sharon Louden, this four-part webinar series is geared to visual artists yearning for guidance on how best to approach and communicate with the gatekeepers of the art world: galleries, curators, collectors, museum professionals, and more. The webinar will address the following questions: How does an artist approach a gallery cold? How does an artist communicate with a gallerist, curator, museum professional, etc.? What are the best ways to correspond and to start up a relationship and maintain it? When is the best time to approach the person? How often should an artist be in contact? How does one follow up on an inquiry? What is the proper way to pace a professional conversation?

Register for this four-part series by Monday, January 12 and receive the entire series for a discounted rate of $80!  Or register for individual sessions at $25 a piece.

Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program

Are you or someone you know an outdoor enthusiast and a visual artist? If so, the Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program might be a great opportunity for you!

This unique artist residency, in partnership with the National Park Service and Parks Canada, is a chance to hike the historic Chilkoot Trail from Alaska into Canada and make art.

Please find attached the program information, press release and application form for the 2015 Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency. We hope you will share this information with your members and fellow visual artists. Please feel free to let us know how you choose to pass this information along!

Artists are encouraged to apply online at: http://yukonartscentre.com/programs/chilkoot_trail_artist_residency_program

March 30 – 31, 2015
San Francisco, CA
The Fort Mason Center
Building C, Room C205
2 Marina Blvd.     
Early-bird tuition fee through Friday March 6, 2015 : $300.00
Standard tuition fee: $350.00
The Healing Children through Creativity: Art Therapy Training Workshops introduce counselors, educators, mental health and medical professionals to the basic principles and practice of art therapy with emotionally, behaviorally, developmentally and medically challenged children and adolescents. These two-day workshops blend theories and experiential exercises offering a thorough introduction in the therapeutic use of visual art as a powerful treatment modality.

Artistic ability is not necessary to participate fully in this workshop.