Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Calling All Oakland Artists!

Starting on Friday, February 3rd, 2012, the Port of Oakland calls for artist participation in two contests depicting the

Golden Gate Bridge to Oakland connection in recognition of the bridge’s historic birthday, the GGB will be celebrated throughout 2012, and the public is invited to participate. The Port of Oakland, in partnership with Oaklandish—a civic-pride oriented arts organization and apparel designer and retailer—will host a photography contest with the title theme “Golden Gate Bridge to Oakland: International Trade”. The theme underscores the fact that every container ship that calls at the Port travels under the GGB. There will be rotating exhibits for selected artwork from this contest in various locations throughout Oakland. The opening date and unveiling of the exhibition will be May 24, 2012. The call for submissions will begin on March 1, 2012. Keep an eye out for more announcements on this call for artists.

The Port of Oakland also owns and operates Oakland International Airport (OAK). OAK in partnership with the Oakland Museum of California will host a juried art contest with the title theme “Golden Gate Bridge to Oakland: Trade and Tourism”. Submissions for this contest may be in any medium, including 2-D, 3-D, sound, and video works. Selected artwork from this contest will show at OAK as part of the airport exhibition program. The opening date and unveiling of this exhibition will be May 25, 2012 and will run through September 7, 2012. The call for submissions began January 31, 2012; individuals may apply online using the following website: www.bayvan.org/OMCA/.

Updated information and the full schedule of programs and events regarding the big 75th year are posted on www.goldengatebridge75.org.

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