Registration deadline - Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Receiving - Thursday April 18, 10am-12:30pm
Show Dates: Saturday & Sunday
April 20 & 21, 10am - 4pm
Reception and Awards - Sunday April 21, 2:00 - 4pm
Artwork Pickup - Sunday April 21, 4-5pm
Bothwell Arts Center
2466 8th Street, Livermore, CA 94550
I am driven by a deep sense of curiosity for the world around me. Drawing is one of the first things I connected with as a child and it allowed me to communicate with others. Later, when I was introduced to other mediums like painting, sculpture, or music, the connection was fluid. I have an endless desire to explore and communicate through creative means.
My work is mainly figurative and centered around narratives of Afghanistan and its culture. Much of my recent work examines the different ethnic groups and the many identities that make up Afghanistan. I reflect on the country’s cultural diversity, give Afghans a sense of dignity, and use art as a means of dialogue to translate and communicate Afghanistan’s complexities.
See his work and bio at www.bizrasam.com
Saxophonist Eric Prosch will provide a jazzy background for the reception on Sunday. Eric has performed all around Livermore, at wineries, farmer's markets, and restaurants for many years.
See his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EPsax
Feel free to download this show poster and share.
Use flat eyelets (or similar) and wire. Don't use screw eyes or sawtooth hangers.
All media accepted except video or performance arts. No size limit but please indicate if it is oversize hanging works (over 30" wide or 48" long).
Artwork must be the original work of the artist. No copies of paintings and no 3D work or photographs not taken by the artist. No sales representatives. No wet paintings.
All work submitted will be displayed unless deemed inappropriate. This is a family show so please use good judgment regarding content.
Limit 5 entries
LAA members $25 per entry
Non-members $30 per entry
Fees are not refundable.
All work must be ready for presentation:
All artwork in the main room will be judged.
All artwork will be hung and judged in 5 categories. Cash awards. No entrant will receive more than one cash award per category.
The City of Livermore Commission for the Arts may select one winner per category for display in City Hall for one month.
You can sell your entered artwork. Sales will be collected by LAA. A commission of 20% will be charged on all sales. Your artwork must stay on display until the end of the show. Sold work can be picked up Sunday between 4 & 5 pm.
Sign up for the Gift Shop by contacting Helen Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 209-914-3774. Deadline for signing up is April 12. Space is limited.
If you enter online there is a checkbox to indicate you are interested in participating. This is not a guarantee nor is it a commitment; it's to let Helen know to contact you.
Things to know for artists participating in the gift shop:
We accept check, credit card and PayPal. To use credit card or PayPal you need to register using the online form.
Yes, you have the option to pay by check when you register online. Print the registration confirmation emailed to you and send along with your check.
Make checks payable to Livermore Art Association and mail them c/o Christine McCall, LAA Spring Art Show, 565 Loyola Way, Livermore CA, 94550
You will need make arrangements to have entries picked up by someone else. Give them your pickup receipt else work will not be released to them.
If artwork is left after Sunday at 5 pm, a storage fee of $20 per day will be enforced.