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CEDARFEST: 32nd Annual All-Media Juried Arts Festival

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Local
State: California
Entry Deadline: 6/2/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (CEDARFEST Application Processing Fee): $2.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00

The Lancaster Museum of Art & History (MOAH) and MOAH:CEDAR are hosting the 32nd Annual All-Media Juried Arts Festival, CEDARFEST, from Saturday, June 17 to Saturday, August 5. The festival and opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 17 from 4 to 8 PM. The Museum invites local artists to submit their work for consideration in this annual event. A panel of jurors will review the work. Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit their art in MOAH:CEDAR and the Cedar Center for the Arts galleries, as well as, be eligible for expanded award opportunities.

ONLY ONLINE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. See "Submittal" below for more information.

Nicolas Shake
 is an Artist living and working in Los Angeles CA. He received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 and MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2011.  He has participated in numerous exhibitions including a solo exhibition at Western Project in Los Angeles, and Vast Space Project in Las Vegas. He was a resident at Epicenter Projects in 2015 and has an upcoming public with Twin Palms of Monterey Park.

Robin Rosenthal was commissioned Artist-in-Residence by the LA County Arts Commission for their AV Art Outpost creative placemaking initiative in 2015. Rosenthal, who has lived in Littlerock since 2000, developed an ongoing, multi-faceted project, Real93543, that engages Littlerock and Southeast Antelope Valley residents in discussions about place through documentary media, educational programs, and public art.

After receiving her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her Master of Fine Arts from Queens College, City University of New York, Rosenthal taught studio art at San Antonio College and the San Antonio Art Institute, and exhibited her experimental video art throughout the Southwest before coming to Los Angeles to work in film and television. Her current documentary practice draws from her background as an artist, educator, and motion picture industry professional.

Rosenthal is half of Littlerock-based Pony Highway Productions, whose award-winning documentaries have aired on PBS and toured internationally. Their latest will focus on indigenous Mixtec and Zapotec teens coming of age in Oxnard, California.

Artist in Residence:
Dani Dodge: Personal Territories

When we are young, we want nothing more than to get away from home. As we age, some of us want nothing more than to be home. Dani Dodge’s installation maps her own history of home and encourages visitors to consider their own tales of personal territory. 

Opening June 17 at MOAH:CEDAR, “Personal Territories” is a room-sized installation that incorporates video, sculpture, kaleidoscopes and the opportunity for members of the public to contemplate what home means to them, then build a community from that foundation.

The exhibition also will incorporate four events on subsequent Saturdays outside of the museum walls to engage the community in a dialogue about the personal territory we all tread. The events will be held at the Joe Davies Heritage Park, the Prime Desert Woodlands, the Western Museum Hotel and one other public location within Lancaster.

Selection Process:
Local artists, meeting all eligibility requirements, will have one piece guaranteed acceptance in the exhibition. Artists who submit more than 1 piece will have their addition artwork juried into the exhibition.
The Jurors will select which artwork will be exhibited by careful examination of all submitted entries; including those submitted for the 17 and under category. With no exceptions, Jurors have the sole responsibility for the selection of artworks. MOAH and MOAH:CEDAR reserve the right to not display work that does not meet eligibility requirements or follow the guidlines herein.

Works must have been completed within the last three years and not previously exhibited at MOAH or MOAH:CEDAR. CEDARFEST is open to all artists working with all arts media, including photography, video, audio, painting, drawing, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D and clay. Artists of all ages are welcome to submit, 17 and under must have their parent's permission. Applicants must reside within the Fifth Supervisorial District of the County of Los Angeles or within the following ZIP codes:

91321 91350 91351 91355 91381 91383 91384 91387 91387 91390 93501 93505 93510 93516 93523 93524 93532 93534 93535 93536 93543 93544 93550 93551 93552 93553 93560 93561 93563 93591 93599 92371 92301 93203 93243

Cash Awards will total over $1,000. Jurors will select the Best of Exhibition, 2nd Best of Exhibition and 3rd Best of Exhibition awards donated by the Lancaster Museum & Public Art Foundation (LMPAF). Best of Exhibition winners will receive, in addition to their cash awards, the opportunity to participate in an exclusive portfolio review with MOAH's curators. As in years passed, LMPAF may choose to offer to purchase any Best of Exhibition award winner for inclusion in the Museum's permanent collection. This year, local artists may opt-in to be considered for the Emerging Artist Workshop Opportunity Award. The winning artist will be provided with small stipend to host an Emerging Artist Workshop, in which they will work with MOAH staff to organize a presentation on their work or technique to the public on Saturday, July 29th from 6 to 8 PM. Visitors are also encouraged to follow the Lancaster Museum of Art & History and vote for their favorite pieces using #CEDARFESTCHOICE2017 on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. The artwork earning the most votes will receive a special prize at the closing reception of the exhibition scheduled for Saturday, August 5 from 6 to 8 PM. An electronic catalog listing all participants and their displayed works will be made available at the end of the exhibition. Many other awards are also available, including the Beryl Amspoker Memorial Award, the Dean Webb Memorial Photographic Award presented by the Lancaster Photography Association, an award presented by the Lakes and Valleys Art Guild, as well as, media awards and honorable mentions.

This year, MOAH and MOAH:CEDAR will only be accepting entries online through (CaFE). Artists must create a free account with CaFE. Once their account has been created, artists will be able to search for our call "CEDARFEST: 31st Annual All-Media Juried Arts Festival." Artist may then upload high resolution images of their work, video or audio files to CaFE and pay all applicable fees.

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MOAH will host two online submission workshops to assist local artists that are not able to submit their work online. MOAH staff will be on hand to work one-on-one with these artists to submit their work online on Thursday, May 25th from 6 to 8 PM and again on Saturday, May 27th from 1 to 3 PM.

1 Entry - FREE*
Each additional Entry - $5.00

*Each applicant will be charged a $2 processing fee

Artwork must be clean, dry and ready for exhibition. All 2D works must be framed and wired with D-rings or eye hooks. The hanging device, attached to 2 points on the back of the frame, should be strong enough to take the weight of the work without becoming stressed or warped. If using wire, ensure that it is not crimped, creating a weakness. Artwork must be no larger than 36 inches in any dimension and must weigh less than 50 lbs (3D work).

Any special display requirements or equipment of accepted works must be provided by the artist upon drop-off.

Notification and Drop-Off of Accepted Works:
Artists will be notified by email of accepted works by CaFE between Monday, June 5th and Wednesday, June 7th. Please be prepared to drop-off accepted works between Friday, June 9th and Saturday, June 10th from 11 AM to 5:30 PM.

Exhibition Schedule:
Online Submission Deadline - Friday, June 2
Notification of Accepted Artworks -  Monday, June 5 to Wednesday, June 7
Drop-Off of Accepted Artworks - Friday, June 9 to Saturday, June 10; 11 AM to 5:30 PM.
CEDARFEST Festival and Opening Reception - Saturday, June 17; 4 to 8 PM.
Personal Territories: Joe Davies Heritage Airpark – Saturday, July 1; 11 to 2 PM
Personal Territories: Prime Desert Woodlands – Saturday, July 8; 11 to 2 PM

Personal Territories: Western Hotel Museum – Saturday, July 15; 11 to 2 PM

Personal Territories: LA County Public Library – Saturday July 22; 11 to 2 PM

Best of Exhibition Portfolio Review - Thursday, July 22; 6 to 7 PM

Emerging Artist Workshop - Saturday, July 29; 6 to 8 PM

People's Choice Award Winner & Closing Reception - Saturday, August 5; 6 to 8 PM

Artwork Retrieval - Work must be retrieved on Sunday, August 6; 11 to 5:30 PM

MOAH:CEDAR's Regular Business Hours:
Thursday through Sunday; 2 to 8 PM
Monday to Wednesday; Closed
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