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Merced Multicultural Arts Center Galleries
Wednesday thru Thursday, 11AM - 7PM
Friday thru Saturday, 10AM - 5PM
Also available by appointment for special occasions. Viewing the galleries and attending all receptions are free and open to the public.
7th Annual California Centered Printmaking Show
April 17 – June 28,2013
Artists Reception – April 19 5:30–7pm
The MAC hosts the 7th annual California Centered Printmaking Show, a juried competition featuring the work of over 40 printmakers from all over the state.
This year's jurist is Eileen Macdonald, an Associate Professor of Art at California State University, Chico.
The work will be on display from April 17-June 28. Work from last year's winners, Peter Baczek and Caryl Christian Levy, is on display in the MAC's second floor galleries.
A artists' reception will be held on April 19 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the MAC. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information contact the Merced County Arts Council at 209-388-1090 or visit their website: www.artsmerced.org
Showing work at the Merced Multicultural Art Center
Submissions accepted thru January 31, 2013 for exhibits begining November 2013. See below for general information and guidelines.
The Merced Multicultural Arts Center Galleries are a contemporary visual arts space located in downtown Merced, California. This 28,000 sq.' interdisciplinary fine arts and education facility also houses the offices of the Merced County Arts Council, a non profit 501c3 organization established in 1978 and relocated into its brand new facility in 1996 through a private/public partnership with the City of Merced. The Exhibitions Program provides professional exhibition opportunities in the heart of the Central Valley.
The Merced Multicultural Arts Center Galleries seek exhibition and diverse programming proposals from artists, curators, and collection lenders.
The Merced County Arts Council seeks artists primarily from California and will give priority to work that reflects the issues and lifestyle of the myriad cultures represented in Merced County. We encourage exhibits that lend to opportunities for community engagement or educational components for K12 schools. The Arts Council may design activities such as discussion groups about the issue or a lecture about the technique and strongly encourage the artists to participate.
Extraordinarily talented artists with a history of credible exhibits as well as varied artistic experience are high priority for the Main Gallery. For the second floor galleries, the Arts Council seeks up-and-coming local and regional artists (San Joaquin Valley) who may not have exhibited in the past, but can produce a well-rounded portfolio. The exhibit must have some level of artistic value and promise, as aesthetics are prioritized above content matter.
Proposals are open to all media including installation, new media, and performance art. Work must have been completed in the past three years unless part of a thematic grouping or retrospectives. Artists may also submit proposals for new works, providing samples of work representative for review.
For consideration, provide the following materials:
1) 10-15 images in the form of color photographs, reproductions, or PC compatible cd-rom/dvd. Do not send slides or original works. Provide a corresponding image list (hard copy) that includes title, media, date of creation and size of each work. Artists working in non-traditional formats may opt to submit a PC compatible cd-rom/dvd or website link. All other submission options contact MCAC for additional details.
2) Professional Resume including Exhibition Record
3) Exhibition Concept/Statement of Intent
4) Date Restrictions—Please remember exhibitions may be scheduled up to 18 months in advance.
5) S.A.S.E. for return of materials. Failure to provide will result in the disposal of materials at the Gallery's discretion post-review.
6) $15 Entry fee.
Send exhibition/programming proposals to:
MCAC Curatorial Committe
Merced Multicultural Arts Center
645 W. Main Street Merced, CA 95340
Please submit between December 1st and January 31st, 2013.