AMP connects artists and behind-the-scenes collaborators of all genres, including musicians, painters, performance artists, writers, dancers, and many more, with resources, opportunities, and personal connections. Many AMPers also provide free temporary lodging for other members. With thousands of members in 86 countries, AMP enthusiastically and energetically builds bridges between artists, audiences, and producers through our website, as well as at AMP-hosted parties and multimedia events worldwide. AMP is free to join. The only 'cost' is your energy and enthusiasm in building a global artistic community and helping fellow artists.
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Call for Tarfest Submission (LA area)

TarFest 2009 will take place Friday, September 25th - Sunday, September 27th
on the Miracle Mile!
Web site
Presented by the Miracle Mile Players, Inc.

Please visit the new with submission information
for TarFest Art Show curated by Rita Gonzalez, Curator, LACMA and TarFest
Film Festival with screenings at the Korean Cultural Center! TarFest Music
Festival will take place Saturday evening, September 26th at the El Rey

Also as part of TarFest 2009 weekend on Sunday, September 27th, The Miracle
Mile Grand Prix consisting of The Miracle Mile Run (1 mile) and the Miracle
Mile 5k will take place on Wilshire Blvd. Both races finish in front of

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Call for Submissions - Sacred Memories: Cross-Cultural Celebrations of Day of the Dead

Call for Submissions:
Sacred Memories: Cross-Cultural Celebrations
of Day of the Dead

From October 19 to November 27, 2009, El Pueblo Historical Monument will present Sacred Memories: Cross-Cultural Celebrations of Day of the Dead. Sacred Memories follows El Pueblo's acclaimed 2007 exhibition which explored celebrations that venerate the departed including Dia de los Muertos, first observed by the indigenous people of Latin America, China's Qingming, and other rituals practiced in United States, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Artists are asked to submit for consideration two and three-dimensional work (including ofrendas/altars) that examines rituals honoring the deceased and/or pays tribute to departed ancestors.

Submissions should be sent to:

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The Artist's Studio: An Artist in Residence Program - Call for proposals

Call for proposals
to be considered for
The Artist's Studio: An Artist in Residence Program
at One Colorado, Pasadena, CA

The Armory Center for the Arts and One Colorado invite artists to apply for
a three month
paid Artist in Residence program that is a unique opportunity for an artist
who enjoys
interacting with the general public in a retail environment. The program is
designed to bring
art into a public space where both the artist and the public will learn from
and be inspired by
the interactions.

* The Artist's Studio will revolve on a 3-month basis with one artist
residency at a time. The
first residency will be July 16 through October 15, 2009. The next residency
will begin
October 16, and conclude in early January, 2010.

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Readymade Film Fest is now taking submissions

The 8th annual Readymade Film Fest is currently taking submissions for
this summer's festivals!

That's right folks! The Readymade Film Fest, LA's favorite underground
film festival, returns this summer with more films for your viewing
pleasure. This year's festival will be hosted by LA's newsnest art
gallery; The Federal Art Project. RMFF co-founder George Gomez explains
that "FAP is the perfect home for the Readymade Film Fest. Its producers
and the art are right there along side with what RMFF stands for and
what we try to achieve every year. If you have not been to FAP yet, be
prepared to enter an new gem in downtown LA."

Continuing with the success of last year, RMFF will also be doing both
Coast to Coast screenings happing in Los Angeles, CA and Washignton D.C.

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CoachArt: Volunteer for 1hr a week with a child in the arts, music (Los Angeles area)

CoachArt's mission is to improve the quality of life for underprivileged children and adolescents with Chronic and Life-threatening illnesses by providing free, personal lessons in the arts and athletics.

We look for experienced professionals and amateurs in wide range of activities including art, music, photography, yoga, creative writing, acting, dancing and more to donate instruction to our students. Our goal is to promote normalcy and personal development in kids who truly need it.

• CoachArt matches volunteers one-on-one with students based on their geographic proximity, activity interest and availability for ten weekly lessons.

• Coaches teach an activity to one student or a group of students either in a studio setting or in the student's home

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An abstract acrylic painting, 1m square on canvas. The work is derived from an image of shadows from the roof falling on grain in a barn - although I wasn't consciously thinking of this while painting.

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OPEN CALL for polaroid submissions (deadline July 17)

Hibbleton Gallery + ISM: a community project announce an open call for polaroid 600 series photography submissions.

We are looking for quality polaroids to exhibit in a special show at Hibbleton Gallery opening Friday August 7th, 2009.

During the reception we will have a designated wall dedicated to 'night of' submissions... be sure to bring your camera and let us celebrate the polaroid 600 series.


Send polaroid submissions to before Friday July 17th, 2009.

from LA Culture Net

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Pears and BlackBerries

	Pears and BlackBerries
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For African American artists: Applications for the 2009 William H. Johnson Prize are now available

Applications for the 2009 William H. Johnson Prize are now available

Applications for the 2009 William H. Johnson Prize are now available online at

Please note that the due date for all applications is July 31, 2009, several months earlier than in past years. Applicants are advised to take note of the change so that they do not miss the deadline. The 2009 William H. Johnson Prize is 25,000 USD and the winner will be announced in September 2009.

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