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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

CALL FOR ARTISTS –The Crow Show ’16 at The Studio Door


Deadline: January 7, 2016 for February show – The Crow Show ’16 • By popular demand, The Crow Show returns with all new artists and all new works • CLICK HERE FOR OPEN CALL SIGNUP. Details and requirements.

(Juried) Juror – Michelle Deziel, Independent Curator and Art Consultant [Former Curator with Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena]

The Studio Door, 3750 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104-3632. Info: Patric Stillman.
Phone : 619.255.4920. E-mail :

Monday, January 4, 2016


The new Muramid Mural Museum and Art Center will host its Grand Opening Celebration and Reception on Friday, January 22, 2016 with official VIP guest Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former Unde-rsecretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations and Senior Special Adviser to the UN General Assembly President, who will officiate and cut the opening ribbon. A special tribute will also be dedicated to Dr. Jerry Schubel, President and CEO of the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific and the exhibition theme, “Water is Life”.

The public is invited to view and participate in the celebration that will recognize and pay tribute to the Museum founders, Joanne and Fouad Tawfilis, their long time mentor, Ambassador Chowdhury and the enduring collaboration with the Aquarium of the Pacific, where hundreds of murals have been created over the past decade. The new Muramid Mural Museum has a unique concept in being the first indoor mural museum in the world.

The Art Miles Mural Project, which serves as the foundation for the Muramid Mural Museum began in Bosnia during the Balkan conflict there and has evolved into what is known as “a visual interpretation of modern history” with an emphasis on twelve themed miles of murals; major social issues such as environment, children, women and peace, unity and healing to name but a few.

Based on the California drought situation and the emphasis and concern about water, the seas and our oceans, this exhibition is timely and critical. Many schools, organizations and individuals have expressed this concern since the year 2000, and the Long Beach Aquarium has championed it on an annual basis with hundreds of the public participating in mural painting", says Tawfilis. Five by twelve foot acrylic murals on canvas, painted by local and international artists will be showcased during the exhibition that will run through March 20, 2016.

The Muramid Mural Museum and Art Center will also become the venue and gathering place for mural artists of all age, as well as other genres of artists to teach classes, master classes, and participate in LIVE webcasting activities and international exchanges with other artists from the local area, the nation and the world.

The mural museum concept was developed by the Tawfilis family with enthusiastic support from long-time friend and supporter Mark Princevalle, along with Edwin Molina and Trident Communications, who generated the notion that projection, along with exhibiting selections of physical murals that would solve the problem of exhibiting more than 4,000 canvas murals. One-half million people from one hundred plus countries have painted murals that were also heralded as a major non-governmental organization project of the United Nations International Decade for a Culture of Peace, and were exhibited by the US Embassy in Paris, France in 2014 at the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

For further information, please contact: Joanne Tawfilis (760) 231 -1010 or

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Artist Opportunity: Front Porch Gallery Call for Photography (no fee to submit)

Front Porch Gallery - Call for Photography (no fee to submit)

The Six-Word Story
A Photography exhibition March 20 –May 7, 2016

Consider the well-known adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. In The Six-Word Story…in a picture we will view photographs in context with their six-word story. You may be familiar with the legend of “The Six-Word Story”…so the story goes, Ernest Hemingway, while lunching with friends, made a bet that he could craft an entire story in six words. After the pot was assembled, Hemingway wrote the following six-word story: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Hemingway won the bet.

We are inviting submissions of photography along with your six-word story which will accompany selected photographs for the exhibition. We welcome you to be creative, whimsical, and introspective which we expect will create great interaction with the viewer. All expressions suitable for general viewing are invited and will be considered. There is no particular theme preferred; please use your imagination!

Work must not be larger than 40” wide including frame. All work must be ready to hang with d-rings and wire (no saw tooth hangers or protruding eye hooks). White or off white matting is preferred. 

Please email up to 3 submissions (300 dpi) to . Please note size of works and include their six-word story.

Please consider the following important dates:

Deadline for consideration on the postcard:           January 20, 2016
Final Deadline for submissions:                            March 1, 2016
Notification of acceptance/non-acceptance:           March 5, 2016

Delivery of accepted work dates:                           
March 6. 2016 11am-5pm,
March 9-11,   2016 noon-6pm
March 12, 2016 11am-5pm

Opening Reception:                                                       
March 20, 2016 noon2pm

Pick up of unsold work:                                                  
May 8, May 11-14

Front Porch Gallery is a non-profit gallery in Carlsbad, CA whose mission is Art Creates Community. Front Porch Gallery will design and mail postcards for the exhibit, host an Opening Reception for selected artists and the community to include live music and hors d’oeuvres. Additionally, we will advertise the exhibit on KPBS television, NPR, and local press and online listings.  The gallery will retain 40% commission on all sales.