I am very much looking forward to the re-opening of the Oakland Museum of California. According to their website, that will be in May of next year. Having relocated from the east coast I am eager to learn more about its ‘California’ collection which, according to this article, will allow me to chart my own immigration story to this great state.
I am also excited to see what they have to offer in the way of contemporary art.Their collection includes a Dorothea Lange archive and bay area figurative paintings.
I agree 100% with the senior museum curator, Rene de Guzman, that even in these tough economic times, the east bay art scene will continue to grow.
Posted by pivotartgallery on December 5, 2009
If you spend any time at all surfing the web looking for art news or information, chances are you have seen many art-specific networking sites. Some look interesting but require a log-in (not sure how many of those you have – mine are out of control), some look to be simply post after post with links to online portfolios, some are just great big ads, and some look like they could have great forums, information, and articles.
Because I do not have enough to do, and for all our benefit, I am taking a deeper look into the art networking sites out there. I am still researching and will post my favorites later but for now, here are a few that seem to have some promise and that I will look deeper into:
If you have any suggestions for other sites that you think should be included in the review please let me know! I will post the results of my (very) informal survey soon.
Posted by pivotartgallery on November 29, 2009
Pivot Blog aims to be a forum for me to report to readers art news & happenings from the East Bay and the wider art world, as well as happenings specific to Pivot Gallery. I will also share an array of information that I hope will engage the imagination – images, videos, articles, essays, perspectives and ideas.
There are many exciting art and cultural happenings in Berkeley and the East Bay of California and in contemporary art. I hope this blog will become a resource for finding those events and the highlights of art news coming from the area and beyond.
It is also a forum for readers to provide feedback. I welcome any and all comments, thoughts , and revelations. We all live our various bubbles and there is no harm in having them burst once in a while in order to learn a new perspective.
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TAKE ACTION TO GET AB 700 TO THE NEXT STEP!
The Creative Industries Revitalization Act
AB 700 passed the Assembly Revenue & Taxation Committee on Monday, April 27. Your emails of support made the difference.
In May, AB 700 will go before the Assembly Appropriations Committee. It has to pass this committee to survive!
~WE CAN’T STOP NOW!
It is essential to increase the number of organizations who submit letters of support for a public investment in the arts and the communities they serve. We must build a huge ground swell to move AB 700 forward.
~YOU CAN DO THIS!
Executive Directors, board members and arts patrons that own businesses impacted by the arts need to fax a support letter this week to Assistant Majority Leader Paul Krekorian at (916) 319-2143 so we can build an unprecedented list of supporters. Click here for the list of current supporters.
~TAKE ACTION TO PASS AB 700!
Please fax your letter immediately to Paul Krekorian at (916) 319-2143 with copies to CAA (916) 979-1116 and Kathy Lynch (916) 443-7353
~ PLEASE SHARE THIS ACTION ALERT WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES, FRIENDS AND FELLOW ARTS SUPPORTERS.
AB 700, The Creative Industries Revitalization Act
Introduced by Assembly Member Paul Krekorian, Assistant Majority Leader and
Chair, Select Committee on the Preservation of California’s Entertainment Industry
Co-authored by Assembly Members Anthony Portantino, Jim Beall, Lori Saldaña and
Senators Mark DeSaulnier, Carol Liu and Gloria Romero
Sponsored by California Arts Advocates
Supported by resolution passed by the City of Los Angeles and the City and County of San Francisco
Congress passed an economic stimulus package that included the arts and last month passed a $10 million increase to the NEA’s overall budget. Help us to build on the momentum of the arts victory in our nation’s Capitol by contributing to California’s statewide advocacy efforts for success at the state Capitol. There is not a moment to lose. You will ensure that the arts voice stays strong and is heard loud and clear by California’s elected officials and policy makers when you join CAA as a TAKE ACTION member today for only $10.
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Strengthen the voice of the arts!
Join California Arts Advocates today!
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“…And art in return is also changing information technology, by doing what art has done since the beginning…pushing the limits of our perception.”
from – Portrait of an Artist as an Avatar
By SARA CORBETT
Published: March 8, 2009
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