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Archive: Community News 2004-2005

Job Opportunities in the Arts, Events and Calls for Entry


  1. GOOD news web sites

  2. Read about the New director for the California Arts Council, Muriel Johnson.

  3. Randall Museum is currently seeking experienced teachers in visual arts, dance, theater, or woodshop art for their summer Art and Science camp.
  4. GOTOUR ROAD SHOW CONTEST for independent performing Artists, Application deadline March 1st

  5. Calpoly seeks Painting Professor, tenure track, for September 2005.

  6. Call for entries for 4th Lessedra Mini Print 2005! Deadline March.

  7. SF Studio Sublease available

  8. NYC Room to Time Share

  9. San Francisco Schools Need Artist Volunteers

1. Lizz, ArtSeed friend shares links to GOOD news web sites!

2. The Governor has appointed a new director for the California Arts Council.

Her name is Muriel Johnson. An article about her:

3. The Randall Museum is currently seeking experienced teachers:

The Randall Museum is currently seeking art instructors for our Art and Science summer camp program. The Randall Museum is an Art and Science children’s museum located in San Francisco. We run a very popular Summer Camp for 6-12 year olds.

We are looking for experienced teachers in visual arts, dance, theater, or woodshop.

This summer, we are planning three 2-week sessions and one 1-week session beginning the week of June 20th and ending August 19. Art instructors may work one or more sessions, with preference given to those qualified applicants who are willing to work more than one session.

Each summer camp day is divided into 2 class periods. Class times are 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm. Art instructors can opt to teach one or two classes a day; that is, either just the morning or just the afternoon or both. Most instructors teach one subject morning and afternoon, adjusting the activities to the different age groups. In this manner, they get more hours and make more money. Pay is $40 per contact hour.

Each class is 20 hours.

Each group of campers comes with a counselor who greets them and signs them in each morning and signs them out at the end of the day. Except during counselor break times, there will be a counselor in class with the campers to assist instructors. The camps are grouped by ages: 6-8 and 9-12. Maximum number of campers per group is 17.

Each group of campers attends a morning class and an afternoon class. We try to match science and art classes that can relate to each other, e.g., Marine Science and a Ceramics class making a marine tile mural.

Minimum qualifications: At least two years experience teaching art education to elementary-school-aged children. BA/BS in art or related field or equivalent experience. Desired qualities include skills in a broad array of fun art programming, experience in summer camp or other informal ed settings, enthusiasm, flexibility, and ability to work well with others.

Contact Julie Dodd Tetzlaff, Summer Camp Director, Randall Museum, at 415-554-9603 as soon as possible if interested. Absolute deadline February 8, 2005

4. GOTOUR ROAD SHOW CONTEST for independent performing Artists:

Produced by The Field, the GoTour Road Show gives independent performing artists working in dance, theater, music, text, performance art and mixed disciplines a chance to perform in New York City in May 2005. By ”independent” we mean artists–sometimes also called individual or emerging artists–who don’t have institutional support such as consistent funding, touring, or production opportunities.

Ten national and five New York-based Road Show winners will participate in a shared weekend performance event, which also includes a transportation stipend, a press junket, opening night reception, and the opportunity to meet other artists and presenters from New York City and around the country.


To enter the contest, first log on to and check out the site. Then, in 500 words or fewer, tell us what it means to be an independent artist and why you want to tour your work. Winners will be chosen by you! All applicants will have the opportunity to read the applicant essays and nominate the ones which capture best the spirit of independent artists and touring.

Email your entry to by March 1, 2005.

Please include the following in the body of your email:

1) Your name

2) Daytime phone number

3) Your essay

You will receive a confirmation email when your entry is received. Entries must be received by midnight, March 1st. Winners will be notified by March 31st. For more information, visit The Field’s home page at or call (212) 691-6969.

5. Calpoly seeks Painting Professor:


>To: Leslie Lowinger

>Subject: FYI or pass it on

>Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 14:58:42 -0500


>Jan 05, 2005 SEEKING PAINTING PROFESSOR Starts September

>2005. Assistant professor, tenure track. Primary teaching duties in

>upper and lower division instruction in painting as well as studio

>foundation courses. MFA with concentration in painting required. Must

>be a practicing exhibiting artist. Teaching experience in color

>theory, construction of space and composition, foundation level

>painting and drawing, and applied conceptual theory preferred. To

>apply, complete online application and submit cover letter, CV, 3

>current letters of reference, 1 page artist statement, teaching

>philosophy on teaching painting, 20 examples of recent professional

>work, 20 examples of student work (basic and advanced), and SASE to:

>Studio Search Committee, Dept of Art and Design, California

>Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo CA 93407 OR 805-756-6069


6. Call for entries for 4th Lessedra Mini Print 2005

Thanking once again for your interest. I would like to invite you kindly to participate in the next 4th Lessedra Mini Print 2005!

Herewith the link to the general information

and also to the conditions for participation

Please don`t hesitate to contact me with your questions, comments and suggestions.

Looking forward to our good cooperation. With my best wishes from Sofia.

Yours Georgi


7. From: Amy Trachtenberg

Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2005


Subject: studio SF

I am looking to sublet my studio while teaching in Greece 600sq. ft. –$600- mo. (utilities included) located at 12th and Folsom mid-Feb. to mid-June, non live-in.

Please let me know if you know anyone potentially interested.

8. NYC Room to Time Share


As some of you may already know, I’ve become increasingly bicoastal in the past few years. I’m still based in San Francisco, but I have been renting shared space in New York as well. Amy X Neuburg and I are currently looking for a third person to time-share our lovely (and very inexpensive!) apartment in Brooklyn. This should be someone who lives outside New York but would like to spend time there often enough to need an occasional place. I use the place an average of one week per month, Amy uses it less often but in longer chunks — that sort of thing. (Sometimes we overlap, which works fine because we have the same sleeping and drinking habits.)

If you’ve been looking for a situation something like this, or if you know someone who would want to have a part-time NY pied a terre, here are the details:

The rent would be $229/month (The room is $685 and we’d split that 3 ways)

– This 2-bedroom apartment belongs to Matt Moran– a charming, busy musician whom we like very much. He has one bedroom, the rest of us time-share the other.

– Recently renovated, nice wood floors, new modern kitchen (dishwasher etc.)

– Small living room and dining room areas, cozy and inviting, and Matt has put a lot of work into the decor.

– Our bedroom is large-ish (for a NY Apt) with lots of light, closets. Very quiet.

– Ground floor of a secure1940s? Apartment building. (Easy schlep!)

– Located in the Kensington neighborhood. It’s safe, clean, lots of little restaurants (Bangladeshi, Italian, Asian, Albanian, Russian). It’s not a trendy or hip ‘hood, but it’s 2 train stops from upscale Park Slope.)

– 2 short blocks from the F Train. (Church Ave. Station) — F is a great line for getting into Manhattan, runs often. Stops on lower east side, SoHo, and West Village. And goes up near MoMa in MidTown etc.

It’s a little much for Amy and I to keep splitting only 2 ways so we need to find a third person as soon as possible. (We’d like to find someone by the first week of Feb if possible.) Female roomate is probably best. We’ll need to share the room any time our NY time overlaps. (Just like back in the dorm days…)

So if you or anyone you know is interested, please contact me by email or phone:


cell 415.572.6352

Feel free to pass this on to anyone you know who might be interested.

Pamela Z


Pamela Z Productions

540 Alabama Street Studio 213

San Francisco, CA 94110


ph: 415.861.EARS (415.861.3277)

cell: 415.5PAMELA (415.572.6352)

FAX: 415.861.FAKS (415.861.3257)

shipping address (for packages too large for a mail slot):

Pamela Z 2440 Sixteenth Street PMB #171, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

9. Calling all Bay Area Artists!

If you have an interest in teaching in music, painting, dance, creative

writing, photography or drama, San Francisco public school students could

use your help. Volunteer for as little as one hour a week, and encourage

all children to grow in the arts.

Call (415) 749-3700 or visit We look forward to hearing from you!

Glenn Davis

Recruitment & Training Coordinator

San Francisco School Volunteers

601 McAllister Street

San Francisco Ca. 94102

415 -749-3700 ext. 3026

415-749-3780 (FAX)

For 40 years, achieving success, one child at a time.