Online Application

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Applicant Information

  • NOTE: Email is the preferred method of communication. Please include the words “Open Studio” in all email correspondence.
  • Your name, day phone number, studio address, and website address (if any) will be listed in promotional materials. Please indicate any information you DO NOT want published in the space above.
  • Studio Information

    Studio locations must be finalized and proofed by March 3rd. Maps, flyers and advertisements containing studio addresses will go to press immediately thereafter.
  • Sharing a Studio?

    I will be sharing a Studio at the following location:
    Group sites may be designated in Hollister & San Juan/ Aromas for artists who need studio space, but are not guaranteed. No additional fees will be charged for group sites, although each Artist must pay the Open Studios entry fee. Actual locations will be confirmed by Feb. 20th.
  • PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!!

    APPLICATION CHECKLIST 1. OPEN STUDIOS ONLINE APPLICATION 2. Please email 2 IMAGES of your artwork as attachments only to info@sanbenitoarts.org (300 dpi resolution JPG). Each image shall be labeled with your last name and image # (i.e. Rekedal 1, Rekedal 2). Improperly labeled images will not be viewed. Images will be used for print and electronic advertising 3. Please email an ARTIST STATEMENT (1 paragraph, Microsoft Word) and 1 HEADSHOT (jpg) to info@sanbenitoarts.org. Artist info will be used for newspaper articles, facebook & publicity 4. APPLICATION FEE (see page 2). Application fees can be sent via PayPal to info@sanbenitoarts.org or by mail (check payable to the SBC Arts Council) to SBCAC, PO Box 692, Hollister, CA 95024. The deadline for all submissions is 5:00 pm FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17th, 2017. REVIEW PROCESS All submissions will be reviewed by committee. Applications will not be considered complete until all items are received. Participating artists will be notified by Feb. 19th.
  • PREVIEW EXHIBITION: March 25th- May 20th at ARTSPACE/ OS RECEPTION: 6-8 PM, FRIDAY APRIL 7TH

    Number of pieces of artwork to be exhibited (1-3 pieces/artist) will be determined by space availability. All artwork must be ready for hanging. Two dimensional pieces must be framed with a taut hanging wire securely attached to the back. ARTWORK THAT IS NOT PROPERLY WIRED OR READY FOR DISPLAY WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE SHOW. Artwork drop-off at ARTspace, 240 Fifth St., Hollister, will be Saturday, March 25th from 9 am- 12 pm. During artwork drop off, artists will enter into an Excel Sheet the title of each work, media, and price (if for sale). Artwork must be picked up from ARTspace on May 22nd or May 23rd from 9 am- 12 pm.
  • Briefly describe your work in 30 words or less. For example: My work is inspired by the way people move within architecture. Worldwide travel has provided extensive opportunities to photograph individuals and groups of people in unusual and striking settings.
  • Categorize your work in 7 words or less to use for the mailer. For example: Black and white photography in urban landscapes
  • Participation Disclaimer

    Please check all items below. NOTE: all items are mandatory to participate in Open Studios except for those marked as "optional"
    I agree to include the San Benito County Arts Council logo on my personal invitations.
    I agree to proof read my information and map location before printing deadlines on March 2nd.
    I agree to deliver my work to ARTspace, 240 Fifth St., Hollister, on March 25th and pick it up on May 22nd & May 23rd.
    I will collect contact information from guests to pass on to the SBCAC for their mailing list and publicity use.
    I will post directional road signs to my studio and remove these signs by Monday, April 24th.
    I agree to make a sincere effort to promote Open Studios via Facebook, direct mail, email, etc. I understand that the success of Open Studios depends in part on my own outreach efforts.
    I permit the San Benito County Arts Council to use the artwork and information I have submitted herewith, excluding any information so marked on the application form, as promotional material in the news media and for inclusion in Open Studios lists.
    By clicking this box you are stating that you have read all information above and have agreed to all terms and that the name you are entering in the Signature box is your name.

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