Apply as an Artist for Art Embraces Words

Thank you for your interest in Art Embraces Words. In order to be considered for selection as an artist in our series, please fill out the online form below.  Please read the following important information first.

Information for Artist Participants in Live Events and Zoom Webinars:

  • Two to three artist presenters are scheduled at each Live program or Zoom Webinar; occasionally we invite a national or international guest artist. Artist presenters are alternated with writer presenters by our emcee. On the Zoom video feed, artists are visible to the Audience. In Live Programs, artists are asked to show up 1 hour prior to start time so still shots & video of their artwork can be taken and our curator, Bill Carmel, can place the artwork.
  • On the online form below, please provide a short summary of your artistic activities. We will use this information for two purposes: 1) in the Art Embraces Words program and 2) for our Emcee to introduce you during the event.
  • Artwork can include any mixture of: ceramics, sculpture, collage, acrylic paintings, watercolors, oil paintings, fabric art, drawings, lino prints, digital art, mixed media or photographs. Visual art presented, whether in a live event or Zoom webinar, must be G-rated and appropriate for all ages in a library setting. If you have questions, contact us at literary@lamorindaarts.org.
  • Selected panelists will be notified by email five or more days prior to the event and asked to confirm via email as soon as possible.
  • You will receive a program via email prior to the event showing the exact lineup of readers and artists who are scheduled to participate.
  • Approximately five events are scheduled throughout the calendar year. Submissions are considered on a rolling deadline. This means your application may be accepted for the next scheduled event or future events.
  • Live events in 2022 will take place on a Saturday; Zoom webinars in 2022 will take place on a Sunday.
  • For live events:
    • We ask each artist to deliver 3 visual artworks to the event, plus a digital headshot for promotional purposes.
    • For each artwork you plan to present, we need a printed label with: your name, title of artwork, size, media and price - if not for sale we will list it as "NFS."
    • You will have reserved seating and be introduced to the Emcee in advance.
    • You will be introduced by our Emcee and asked to speak about your artwork for up to 10 minutes. A Q&A with the audience follows.
    • Photographs and video taken may be made available on our website and social media channels.
  • For Zoom Webinars:
    • We ask each artist to provide three high resolution photographs of original artwork, plus a digital headshot for promotional purposes.
    • For each artwork photograph you provide, we need your name, title, size, media and price - if not for sale we will list it as "NFS."
    • You will be introduced by our Emcee and attendees will view a slideshow of your original artwork as you speak about your artwork for up to 10 minutes. After the slideshow our emcee will share questions from the audience about your work for you to answer.
    • We will email you the panelists' Zoom link within 48 hours the event. Do not forward this link for audience members you wish to invite as it is reserved for panelists only.
    • We will email you an audience Zoom link separately to share with your friends, family, and followers.
    • The entire event is recorded, edited for length, and made available on our website and YouTube channel.
    • View our August 30, 2020 webinar HERE. View our July 19, 2020 webinar HERE.