In order to include more Calaveras and Amador County artists in the ground-breaking project,River Reflections, the deadline to submit qualifications has been extended by two weeks to September 6.
The “River Reflections –Mokelumne River Arts Project, which will include three shows in Amador, Calaveras and Oakland and a Grand Finale Event in May 2015, is slated for statewide attention. Artists of all kinds –not just painters, but photographers, tattoo artists, jewelry artists, sculptors, dancers, musicians, composers, actors, writers, and video artists are invited to apply. Finalists selected will be notified by September 15th and will then have until December 1st to submit final work which reflects the significance of the Mokelumne River in all of our lives, whether for water, irrigation, power, recreation or beauty. Finalists will each receive a $200 stipend and the opportunity to go on complimentary guided “inspirational” river experiences, including a boat tour of Pardee Reservoir. We encourage artists to push the limits of creativity- “Think outside the river,” said a spokesperson from AmadorArts.
The application details can be found at www.amadorarts.org.
This ground-breaking project, which brings together a unique group of local agencies, including: AmadorArts, Calaveras County Arts Council, the Foothill Conservancy and East Bay Municipal Utilities District, is one of only 24 successful grantees out of 157 applicants statewide. River Reflections will use the arts to bring attention to the upper Mokelumne River which is a critical resource for our foothill region and for the more than 1.4 million people who depend on its water, many of whom simply do not know where their water comes from.
After going to the AmadorArts website, if you need further information, call Terra Forgette, the River Reflections Coordinator at 209-267-9038.