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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Fw: FAC eNewsletter - December 2012

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This FAC eNewsletter features news about ArtHop, art related events, artist calls, and grants opportunities. Check it out!
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Fresno Arts Council

Board & Staff

Cindy Wathen
Board President
Linda Zachritz
Susan Hansen
Julie Linxwiler
Patrick Boyd
Dede Darnell
Kyle Chaney
Lilia Gonzales-Chavez
Executive Director
Pablo Ruiz de Chavez
Operations Coordinator
Harpreet Gill
Janis Verhaert
Volunteer Extraordinaire

Lauren Wilson
Office Assistant

December eNewsletter

A Message From The Executive Director

Dear Xipnek 

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”

This truly is the most wonderful time of the year; I just love it! We have so many great performances and programs for the holidays that it’s impossible to get to everything, but it’s fun trying.

This time of year also allows us to reflect on what we have accomplished and the Arts Council has had a great year.  We provided workshops for artists on portfolio development, grant writing, and starting a small business.  We added a trolley to Arthop, partnered with the Housing Authority to put original art by local artists in their new homeless housing units, hosted the very successful Horizon Awards and Dinning with the Artists, and partnered with the California Alliance for Arts in education to create a local alliance. We also aligned with several art movements such as the FUSD Kennedy Center project, Fresno County Schools Art Network, the Cultural Arts Rotary Club and supported the Valley Cultural Coalition by assisting in the development of a workshop that discussed the need for nurturing new audiences for the arts.  Our office has been transformed into a nifty gallery space and many local artists seeking a place to show their work have graced our walls with their art.  “Kids love to make art “was a great project that allowed us to join with the Downtown Partnership and provide an art activity free of charge to children visiting the Fulton Mall Skating rink.

A special  thank you to all who volunteered time talent and treasure to ensure that we  continue to provide valuable  assistance to artists and arts organizations, while advocating to restore art in the schools, state funding for the arts and the establishment of a local fund for the arts.

This time of year is also a time for giving and I hope the Fresno Arts Council will be on your Christmas list.  Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution before December 31 by donating online at
It's the hap-happiest season of all!
Lilia Gonzales-Chavez
FAC presents Public Art Program - Art by San Joaquin Valley Quilt Guild

Community Art

On exhibit at the Fresno Arts Council are masterful quilts by the San Joaquin Valley Quilt Guild through out the month of December. Also, Amy Morgan's ceramic exhibit will continue on display. We will have art & jewelry for sale. Come join us!
Click here to view our albums.

Pat Hunter and Friends will be exhibiting at Fresno City Hall in the Second Floor from December 3rd through the 29th. Make sure you go check out work by Pat's students from all levels such as Linda Alexander, Carole Anderson, Susana Montana, Paul Pratt and many more! Also, jewelry by Holly Hunter and books by pat Hunter and Janice Stevens.


Grants Opportunities

National Association of Latino Arts and Culture
Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation
Blakemore Foundation 
U.S. Department of Agriculture
National Endowment for the Arts


Kings River Life Magazine

Visit the Kings River Life Magazine a California online magazine with local focus & global appeal for more information on Arts related events in our community.


FAC - Call to Artists

Call to Artists

28th Annual MADE IN CALIFORNIA Juried Exhibition
presented by City of Brea Art Gallery. 

Awards: First $500 - Second $350 - Third $200 - Juror's Choice $100 - Director's Choice $100. Eligibility: All artists residing in California are eligible to enter. Entries must be original and have been executed within the last three years. Media: Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, drawings, mixed media, graphics, photography, video, fiber art, fabric works, sculpture, glass and ceramics. For more information contact the Fresno Arts Council or visit 

3rd Napa ARTwalk "Metamorphosis" 
presented by Arts Council Napa Valley

Sculpture exhibition with a theme of "Metamorphosis" to be displayed in Downtown Napa from June 2013 - May 2015. Artists interested in submitting work for the 2013-15 exhibition may  visit for application details and a link to the online application hosted on CaFE ( 

presented by Clovis Art Guild

Gives artists who paint on small canvases a chance to display their work, and the opportunity for artists who usually paint on a larger format to stretch their abilities by painting in an unfamiliar size. AWARDS will be given out On Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 (7:00 PM – 9:00 PM) at the Clovis Art Guild General Meeting at the Clovis Veteran’s Center 804, 4th St, Clovis, CA 93612. For more info contact Gail Daley 960-2428 or


Become a 2013 ArtHop Venue Now!
2013 ArtHop Brochure

Thanks to all the venues that signed up for the 2013 ArtHop year! We appreciate your support towards the arts. Keep an eye out for the new brochure coming to you soon!


State Partners and Sponsors

2012 - 2013 Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest

Poetry Out Loud

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation present Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, in partnership with California Arts Council and Fresno Arts Council. Poetry Out Loud is a program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. During the Fall 2012 semester, schools are invited to participate in classroom and schoolwide contests, advancing to a state competition on February, 2013. State champions will advance to the National Finals, to take place on April 29-30, 2013, in Washington, DC.

Mohammad Shehata from Clovis West High School in Fresno was selected as the 2012 Fresno County Poetry Out Loud champion and represented the Valley the 2012 State Finals in Sacramento, CA, last March. Don't miss this great opportunity for students to shine and win cash prizes.

To receive more information on how to get your school involved in the 2012 - 2013 Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest, contact the Fresno Arts Council at 559-237-9734.


StageWorks Fresno presents A Year with Frog and Toad

Art Events

A Year with Frog and Toad presented by StageWorks Fresno
Nov 30 through Dec 16
California Arts Academy - Severance Theater
Call (559) 289-6622 for more info.

The Elephant Man presented by Fresno State's University Theater
Dec 7,8, 11-15 8:00pm
John Wright Theater, CSUFresno
Call (559) 278-2216 for more info.

The Nutcracker Ballet presented by Lively Arts Foundation
Dec 15, 2pm & 7:30pm
Dec 16, 2pm
William Saroyan Theater
Visit for more info.

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