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Open Call: Palm Desert Seeks Artists, Collectors to Share Work

The Palm Desert Community Gallery is looking for art to feature in upcoming exhibitions.

The following was submitted for publication by the city of Palm Desert: 

The City of Palm Desert is inviting artists, art groups, and collectors of unique art or memorabilia who are interested in exhibiting work in the Palm Desert Community Gallery to submit a proposal for upcoming exhibitions.   

The season runs July 2013 through June 2014 and each exhibition is on display for approximately two months. Applicants must be residents of the Coachella Valley and its surrounding area, and cannot be affiliated with a commercial gallery in Palm Desert. Applicants may be selected for solo exhibitions or may be grouped to show work with other artists.

Artists/artist groups should submit a résumé(s) along with a one-page description of what is being proposed for exhibition; and up to 15 photographs or digital images (jpegs) on CD or via email. The gallery does not accommodate three-dimensional artwork

All images must have a number that corresponds to an accompanying identification sheet that lists the title, medium, size, and date of the artwork. Applicants must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if return of application materials is desired.

All materials must be received by Wednesday, March 13, at 4:30 p.m. (receipt deadline, not postmark deadline) and should be sent to Deborah Schwartz, Public Art Coordinator, City of Palm Desert, 73-510 Fred Waring Drive, Palm Desert, California, 92260, Attention: Community Gallery. The Palm Desert Art in Public Places Commission will review applications at its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, March 20. Selected artists will be notified the week of March 25.

Interested parties can obtain submission guidelines and get more information by calling 760-837-1664 or by emailing dschwartz@cityofpalmdesert.org.

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