50 Years Ago Exhibition - Call to Artists Deadline is August 1, 2019

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CORONADO, CA  (June 5, 2019) -- The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission (CAC) is calling local artists to submit artwork inspired by the year 1969 for a new exhibition in the Coronado Community Gallery (C3 Gallery). A half-century ago, man set foot on the moon, thousands of young people gathered in New York’s Catskill Mountains for a music festival that became a cultural milestone, and the war in Vietnam dragged on while protest and resistance grew. It was the year that Sesame Street premiered on Public TV, British troops were first sent into Northern Ireland, the Manson Family murders took place, Richard Nixon became the 37th President of the United States, and much more. In San Diego, the San Diego Padres played their inaugural season of baseball and Coronado changed forever with the opening of the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge as well as the Coronado Cays. This exhibition will feature artwork inspired the events of 1969.

To participate, artists must be 18 or older, a resident of Coronado or work, teach or own property in Coronado. This show will also be open to alumni of all Coronado schools. All artwork must be original and the work of the registered applicant. Artists must submit an application, and a minimum of one, but no more than 10 jpegs of work to be juried for display in the exhibition. No more than five pieces of artwork may be juried into the show from each submitting artist. Artists are integral in the installation of art in the display case and are responsible for the delivery and pickup of their artwork at the C3 Gallery at an agreed upon date and time in August. All two-dimensional artwork must be framed or mounted and ready to hang with the current gallery-hanging system. A description of the hanging system and the necessary hardware will be provided to all selected artists.

An Artist Opening Reception is scheduled for Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Coronado Community Center Nautilus Room at 1845 Strand Way in Coronado. The reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. on August 1, 2019. The fee is $30 per application.

For additional information, please contact: Kelly Purvis, Senior Management Analyst/Arts, and Culture                                                                                                                

kpurvis@coronado.ca.us 619.522.2633 (office) 619.341.0137 (cell)