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We at Chandra Cerrito / Art Advisors (CC/AA) recognize the wealth of vision that results when artists from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and cultures share their work. Unfortunately, too many artists face barriers as a direct result of systemic bias and structural failures in the art world. We aim to create a more equitable future for the arts and to support those left behind, sidelined, or overlooked. Although we have been in the field of promoting and supporting artists for decades, we know that our network of artists does not fully reflect the wide array of voices that make our Bay Area community so rich. For this reason, we are actively seeking to expand and strengthen our knowledge of and connections to artists who identify as Black, indigenous, or people of color.

CC/AA invites BIPOC artists to submit examples of their work to be considered for inclusion in our artist database, a primary resource for current and upcoming art consulting projects. We welcome artists who create work in all media that are suited for public display within corporate settings, such as office buildings, multi-family housing developments, hotels, and health care facilities. We also welcome submissions from artists creating permanent large-scale, site- specific, outdoor and/or architecturally-integrated 2D or sculptural work who would like to participate in public art projects.

Artists are encouraged to view our website (www.chandracerrito.com) to better understand the types of art consulting projects we manage to determine if their work is appropriate. Artists who identify as BIPOC aged 18 and older and living in the United States are eligible. San Francisco Bay Area and Northern CA artists are especially encouraged to apply. Although we accept general database submissions on an ongoing basis, we request artists’ submissions to this particular Call by October 31, 2020.

Submission Instructions:

Please submit the following documents as PDFs and images as JPEGs via one or multiple emails up to 10MB each to ccc@chandracerrito.com. Please do not send links to shared Dropbox or Google Drive files.

1. 10-20 JPEGs, approximately 300 ppi at 7″ in the longest dimension

Please name JPEG files as follows: Surname.ArtTitle.medium(abbreviated).dimensions.retail_2020.jpg
Example: Smith.NewDay.o/c.40×60.5000_2020.jpg
Notes:

For preferred media abbreviations, please see our web site, under Artist Opportunities. https://ccartadvisors.com/artist-opportunitiesDimensions should be in inches, height x width (x depth, for 3D works).

The date 2020 at the end indicates the date you are submitting the image to CC/AA, not the date of the artwork’s creation.

2. Image List (PDF document labeled “Surname_ImageList.pdf”), including the following for each artwork:

For prints available in multiple sizes please provide a list of image sizes and retail prices per size.

For prints available in custom sizes, please indicate that and specify largest possible print size.

3. Resume or CV (PDF document labeled “Surname_Resume.pdf”)
4. Artist Statement (PDF document labeled “Surname_Statement.pdf”)

5. Contact Information (including mailing address, web site, and Instagram handle, if available)

6. In your email, please let us know your ethnic affiliation(s).

We appreciate your effort and interest! For more information on our company, please visit: chandracerrito.com.

For questions regarding this Call, please contact Katie Revilla, ccc@chandracerrito.com. Katie is typically available on Thursdays and Fridays.