November 2018
Joshua Sofaer
"Rooted in the Earth," Joshua Sofaer, 2009
Ball-Nogues Studio
"Pulp Pavilion," Ball-Nogues Studio, 2015
LUNA Studio
"Viva Nola!" LUNA Studio, 2017
Adam Frelin
"Lighthouse Beheaded," Adam Frelin, 2008
Update on River Crossing

The River Crossing Panel has selected four finalists to present their full proposals next month: Adam Frelin, Jo shua Sofaer, LUNA Studio, and Ball-Nogues Studio. We anticipate announcing the winning proposal in January 2019, which will then be installed by September 2019. Please check our newsletter and website for updates and our announcement of the winning proposal. Thank you to all the incredible artist submissions we received. We look forward to announcing other temporary art opportunities in the coming year.

For more on each of the finalists, please click the links below.
The Lifecycle of a Public Art Project:
Where Public Art and Government Intersect

Presented by the California Lawyers for the Arts and the Public Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association.

Art in Public Places Project Manager, Donald Gensler, will join M.J. Bogatin and Sarah Conley Odenkirk part of a panel discussion that addresses the complexities involved in intellectual property rights and moral rights related to public art and street art. The panel will also discuss property rights for government and privately owned and maintained property in relationship to public art, and the rights of artists in local and state government contracts. Past and recent cases, such as the 5pointz ruling, as well as the history of public art, Percent for Art ordinances for public and private development, and more will be examined as well.

This program is geared towards an attorney audience, but all members of the public are welcome to attend. For more information and to register, please visit:

When : Wednesday, November 14, 2018
11:30am - 1:30pm

Where : California Museum Conference Room
1020 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
What Does a Woman Veteran Look like?

In honor of Veteran's Day, Metro Arts has teamed up with the City's Neighborhood Services and City Hall Building Facilities Staff to present a portrait project from the James R. Morrison Photography Company highlighting the accomplishments of women veterans, who often do not receive the same degree of recognition or acknowledgement as their male counterparts for their services. The exhibition, a collaboration between James R. Morrison Photography and the Women Veterans Alliance (WVA) is now on display at City Hall until November 14th. For more information on the exhibition, please visit: .

Please join us for a short program to kick off this year's celebration of veterans:

When : Monday, November 5th
5:30pm - 6:00pm

Where : New City Hall, 1st Floor Lobby, Plaza-side
915 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Artist Calls & Opportunities

ARC Gallery and Studios (San Francisco, CA)
Deadline: December 10, 2018
Snap! is a quick turnaround show filled with bright, delicious artwork hung salon-style and ready to be snapped up by Bay Area art lovers. Submit one piece of work you are certain someone would like to own right now. Make a name for yourself as an important emerging artist, someone to collect, a discovery in the making. To make things simple all works will be priced at $199, with $120 of sales going to the artist.

Los Altos Public Art Search (Los Altos, CA)
Deadline: January 15, 2019
The city of Los Altos is looking for new works representing a variety of media, including sculpture, mosaics, electronic and interactive art, and other forms of visual expression. The City is especially interested in showcasing an interactive artwork in its  Veterans Community Plaza . Special consideration is given to art that reflects the city’s agricultural past and/or the community’s current ties to developments in technology, though this is not a requirement.

Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency (Oakland, CA)
Deadline: December 15, 2018
The Dresher Ensemble Artist Residency [D.E.A.R.] was established in 2012 to support Northern California artists who are actively exploring new aesthetic premises and pushing the boundaries of conventional art forms and media. The program provides early to mid-career artists free studio space and up-to-date equipment to create new work in the time-based arts such as theater/performance, dance/movement, music/sound art/instrument invention, as well as collaborative and interdisciplinary work.

California Arts Council Panelists (Sacramento, CA)
Deadline: November 15, 2018 and December 15, 2018
The California Arts Council is seeking panelists to serve on their peer-review panels for the CAC's grant programs in spring 2019. You help will ensure that the grant application review process is democratic, fair, and representative of California’s diverse geography; wealth of organizations; racial, ethnic, and gender identities; perspectives and knowledge. Candidates should have in-depth experience in various art practices and disciplines, including arts learning for youth, creative placemaking and cultural development, juvenile and social justice, nonprofit management, working with veteran populations and people with disabilities, and/or related fields. Young professionals and experienced cultural workers, artists, and arts policy makers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Elk Grove Call for Artists (Elk Grove, CA)
Deadline: November 8, 2018
The City of Elk Grove invites local, regional and national artists and/or artist teams to submit their qualifications for a variety of projects for the city’s Civic Center and Animal Shelter. The City has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the following artwork:
  • A sculpture representing “music” for the Civic Center’s Commons ($25,000 budget);
  • An outdoor installation at the entrance of the Animal Shelter ($110,000 budget);
  • Interior artwork to be installed in the Animal Shelter lobby ($42,000 budget); and
  • Sequenced interior wall hangings for the adoption hallway of the Animal Shelter ($36,000 budget).

Aggregate Space Gallery (Oakland, CA)
Deadline: November 28, 2018
Aggregate Space Gallery is pleased to announce their Sixth International Video Open Call for time-based media. The theme of the show will grow out of the quality of the submissions received; evaluations of submissions will begin immediately. Videos of all types and genres will be considered.