Huddle #2 – Online Fundraiser

HUDDLE #2 ONLINE FUNDRAISER!

 

The remaining postcards from our first 2 Huddle exhibitions are here online (below) for a discounted rate of $10 (marked down from $25) with 100% of proceeds going to ACLU, Planned Parenthood and the Trevor Project. Huddle #1 raised $1500.

Send an email to shoeboxprojectsla@gmail.com letting us know which postcards you would like to purchase (artist names/numbers in captions) and you can pay either via check or paypal (kristineschomaker@gmail.com). We will mail your postcard to you once payment is received. 

The #equalityforall #resist postcard art show

Hosted by Shoebox Projects and Art and Cake

Curated by Kristine Schomaker
Sponsored by Shoebox PR

From womensmarch.com…

“First, we marched. Now we Huddle. We will gather together in our neighborhoods all over the world to define our next steps, and envision how to transform the energy we saw at Women’s Marches into local and national action.

Huddle (n.) – a small group of people holding an informal conversation”

I was part of a recent huddle in Los Angeles. It was an amazing experience to feel like we aren’t alone in our thinking about the current political climate. We talked about what is going on in our country and what we could do to make a difference.

Sales: All work is donated to the show and sold for a suggested donation of $25 each. 100% of proceeds will be donated equally to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood and the Trevor Project. Payable by Check, Cash or Credit Card (additional fees may apply) at the reception.

Thank you for sharing your voices!!

Connie Lane at Shoebox Projects at Chip Inn Cabin, Altadena

Connie DK Lane

This installation titled Circling is inspired by the traditional Japanese activities of ema and omikuji. Ema are votive plagues on which worshippers/visitors write prayers or wishes and they are tied to a stand. Omikuji is fortune-telling paper strips that are scrolled or folded up, attached to a tree or tied to a string. Both are in designated areas outside the shrines or temples.

Borrowing from the concepts of ema and omikuji, I used brush and ink drawing circles repetitively on Chinese grid papers, folded them up into strips and tied to the ropes in which I hung outdoors. In this time of constant visual assault in our daily lives, my act of circling serves as a mantra for peace. In the process of drawing and folding over and over and over again, not only do I feel a sense of direct concentration, but it also helps to induce a state of consciousness.

Being away from my studio in Long Beach and daily life, and secluding myself in a rural, isolated residency has provided me a time of reflection and experience working in a different location. Particularly, it has enabled me to explore this installation project in an outdoor environment.

Call for Artists-in-Residence 2018/2019

Rebecca Bennett Duke

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Artist-in-Residence at Shoebox Projects

Los Angeles, California

Deadline January 31, 2018 at midnight PST

 

Shoebox Projects, located at the Brewery Art Community in Los Angeles, California, is a project space that features work-only artist-in-residence space as well as gallery space. Founded in 2016 by Kristine Schomaker of Shoebox PR and Art and Cake, the residency is designed to allow emerging contemporary artists time and space to create new work exploring their practice.

Artists may submit a proposal of a project which will utilize the space as a studio to create new work. The residency will culminate in a solo closing reception that is promoted across Shoebox’s extensive network of art world influencers and press.

Proposals must have a contemporary art focus showing experimentation and career reach for the artist. We are especially interested in projects that involve social practice and push the artists’ work into new arenas of practice or theory. We urge artists to propose involving the public in their creative process.

 

Program Goals:

  • To offer support and space to artists who are ready to move their work forward in the contemporary art landscape;
  • To encourage artists to experiment and explore their concepts amongst a community of artists.

 

Eligibility:

  • The residency is open to Southern California artists only, with a preference to Los Angeles area artists;
  • We are interested in emerging artists who show a strong drive to move their career forward;
  • Mid-career artists will be considered if they can show the residency will provide the catalyst for a significant change in direction.

 

Details of Residency:

  • The period of residency is either 3 or 6 weeks;
  • Residencies begins June 2018 and are being filled through 2019;
  • Cost to the artist is $300 for 3 weeks or $600 for 6 weeks; A $75 non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance of residency in order to hold your space;
  • The obligation from the artist will include being present within the space a minimum of 20 hours a week;
  • 225 Square Foot Studio/Gallery space at the Brewery Art Colony;
  • A 30% commission will be put on all sold work;
  • The project space is flexible daytime work only (i.e., no live-in accommodation);.

 

To Apply:

  • Letter of interest explaining your specific interest in working with Shoebox Projects along with a proposed idea for utilizing the space;
  • Artist bio;
  • Artist statement;
  • Link to artist website and relevant social media;
  • Selection of 10-15 jpeg images of recent work;
  • Give preferred availability for 2018-2019. and let us know if you would like the space for 3 or 6 weeks.

 

  • Please send your proposal via dropbox to shoeboxpr@gmail.com;
  • Title folder “{your name} – Shoebox Projects Residency”;
  • Email shoeboxprojectsla@gmail.com to alert us that the file is there.

 

We will send confirmation of receipt within 48 hours. Proposals may take 6-8 weeks after deadline to be considered.

 

Dwora Fried and Bibi Davidson
Chenhung Chen
“Off the Wall” – small works show
Diane Williams
Karrie Ross
Katie Shanks, Cece Caro, Stephanie Sherwood
Mike McLain
Susan Amorde
Susan Feldman and Jennifer Gunlock

Call for Artists-in-residence at Shoebox Projects, Chip Inn Cabin Altadena

CALL FOR ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE

Shoebox Projects, Chip Inn Cabin, Altadena, California

Deadline for submission, Sunday August 20th 5pm pst

 

Shoebox Projects is a self-directed artist residency founded in 2016 by Kristine Schomaker. In association with Shoebox PR and Art and Cake, the residency is designed to allow emerging contemporary artists time and space to create new work exploring their practice.

In 2017 Shoebox Projects formed a partnership with Los Angeles artist Ching Ching Cheng to open up Shoebox Projects, Chip Inn Cabin in the Angeles National Forest above Altadena, California.

Chip Inn Cabin is a perfect cabin hideaway nestled in the secluded and rustic Millard Canyon Tract of the Angeles National Forest, and only minutes from downtown Pasadena. Situated under a canopy of California Oak and tucked by a rambling stream & hiking trails, the cabin features an open and airy floor plan with sliding doors to an over sized deck. Additional amenities include a full bath with Jacuzzi tub, a half bath, 1 bedroom, a sleeping loft, and a private water system directly from the spring.

This live-in artist-in-residence is meant to be a retreat for the artist to create work within the surrounding environment.

Artists may submit a proposal of how they may use the space to support their art practice. Artist is able to utilize outdoor space for installation work as well as indoor/outdoor space for studio work.

Proposals must have a contemporary art focus showing experimentation and career reach for the artist. We are especially interested in projects that involve social practice and push the artists’ work into new arenas of practice or theory.

 

https://shoeboxprojects.com/
https://chipinncabin.com/

 

PROGRAM GOALS

  • To offer support and space to artists who are ready to move their work forward in the contemporary art landscape;
  • To encourage artists to experiment and explore their concepts in a peaceful, natural environment.

ELIGIBILITY

  • The residency is open to regional, national and international artists.
  • We are interested in artists who show a strong drive to move their career forward;
  • Artists will be considered if they can show the residency will provide the catalyst for a significant change in direction.

DETAILS OF RESIDENCY

  • The period of residency is minimum one week to one month.
  • Residencies begins October 2017 and are being filled through 2018;
  • Cost to the Artist is $350 per week. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance of residency in order to hold your space; Couples and family are welcome for an additional fee.
  • A $150 security deposit is due upon acceptance of your application proposal to be returned at the end of your stay, barring damages.
  • The full fee is due at least one week before the start of your residency.
  • Residency fees help to cover costs of lodging, studio space, utilities, and maintenance. All residencies are from Saturday to Friday. Residents are responsible for the cost and preparation of their own meals, as well as all transportation costs.
  • Any cancellations must be made 30 days prior to the residency. No full refunds will be made after the start of the residency.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • The national park is gated. You are not able to leave or return after 8pm. The park hours are 6am-8pm
  • Quiet hours are 10 PM-8 AM.
  • There is no trash pick-up. Haul in and haul out.
  • From the parking spot, there are stairs to get down to the cabin. (see photos)
  • There is limited wifi
  • Residents are responsible for the general upkeep of the cabin and surrounding area during the duration of their stay.
  • Bathroom and kitchen cleanup is required after every use, please leave the kitchens and bathrooms clean for the next person.
  • The cost of repairing any damages incurred within space will be charged to the resident.
  • We ask that you moderate volume or use headphones for listening to any music or DVDs.
  • Residents must abide by all local, state and federal laws.
  • Respectful use of alcohol is permitted.
  • No firearms and other weapons are permitted anywhere on the property.
  • Residents are responsible for the return of any borrowed equipment or books.
  • No smoking is permitted
  • No candles, incense, or open flames.
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Unfortunately, we are not wheelchair accessible at this point.
  • If you leave before the end of your residency, there will be no refund of your fees.

 

  • We supply:
    • (2) 6 foot tables
    • Hardware
    • Extension cords
    • Ladder
    • Towels and sheets
  • You should bring:
    • Food and drinks
    • DVDs for the TV
    • Art Supplies
    • Lighting for outside

 

TO APPLY

  • Letter of interest explaining your specific interest in working with Shoebox Projects at Chip Inn Cabin along with a proposed idea for utilizing the space;
  • Artist bio;
  • Artist statement;
  • Link to artist website and relevant social media;
  • Selection of 10-15 jpeg images of recent work;
  • Give preferred availability from October 2017 to May 2018 as well as how long you would like the space (one to 4 weeks)
  • Please send your proposal via dropbox to shoeboxprojectsla@gmail.com;
  • Title folder “{your name} – Shoebox Projects Residency”;
  • Email shoeboxprojectsla@gmail.com to alert us that the file is there.
  • Deadline for submission, Sunday August 20th 5pm pst

We will send confirmation of receipt within 48 hours. Proposals may take 6-8 weeks from deadline to be considered.

Email us at shoeboxprojectsla@gmail.com with any questions

 

Call for Artists-in-Residence 2017

CALL FOR ARTISTS

 

Artist-in-Residence at Shoebox Projects

Los Angeles, California

 

Deadline September 30th at midnight PST

 

Shoebox Projects, located at the Brewery Art Community in Los Angeles California, is a new artist residency founded in 2016 by Kristine Schomaker.  In association with Shoebox PR and Art and Cake, the residency is designed to allow emerging contemporary artists time and space to create new work exploring their practice.

 

Artists may submit a proposal of a project which will utilize the space as a studio to create new work. The residency will culminate in a solo show at Shoebox Projects. Proposals must have a contemporary art focus showing experimentation and career reach for the artist. We are especially interested in projects that involve social practice and push the artists’ work into new arenas of practice or theory. We urge artists to propose involving the public in their creative process.

 

Program Goals

  • To offer support and space to artists who are ready to move their work forward in the contemporary art landscape;

  • To encourage artists to experiment and explore their concepts amongst a community of artists.

Eligibility

  • The residency is open to Southern California artists only, with a preference to Los Angeles area artists;

  • We are interested in emerging artists who show a strong drive to move their career forward;

  • Mid-career artists will be considered if they can show the residency will provide the catalyst for a significant change in direction.

Details of Residency

  • The period of residency is one month;

  • Residencies begins February 13th 2017 and are being filled through 2017;

  • Cost to the Artist is $300 all-inclusive; A $50 non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance of residency in order to hold your space;

  • 225 Square Foot Studio/Gallery space at the Brewery Art Colony;

  • A 30% commission will be put on all sold work;

  • The project space is flexible daytime work only (i.e., no live-in accommodation);

  • Shoebox PR marketing is not included, but will be considered for the duration of the residency at a discounted event rate.

To Apply:

  • Letter of interest explaining your specific interest in working with Shoebox Projects along with a proposed idea for utilizing the space;

  • Artist bio;

  • Artist statement;

  • Link to artist website and relevant social media;

  • Selection of 10-15 jpeg images of recent work;

  • Give preferred availability for 2017;

  • Please send your proposal via dropbox to shoeboxpr@gmail.com;

  • Title folder “{your name} – Shoebox Projects Residency”;

  • Email shoeboxprojectsla@gmail.com to alert us that the file is there.

We will send confirmation of receipt within 48 hours. Proposals may take 6-8 weeks to be considered.

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Shoebox Projects, experimental project space at the Brewery Art Community in Los Angeles California

Introducing “Shoebox Projects” and “Art and Cake”

 

Shoebox PR is a boutique marketing agency specializing in contemporary artists, events and exhibitions. Our artists show considerable talent and have the drive to build a successful career in the arts. Just over two years old, Shoebox is the fastest growing arts marketing agency in the Los Angeles area.

As part of our mission to introduce our clients to the art world, Shoebox PR is expanding and reorganizing. While Shoebox PR will continue to provide stellar quality marketing and promotion services to our clients, we are proud to introduce Art and Cake, a contemporary art blog that focuses on the LA art scene. The former Shoebox PR blog focused strictly on our clients, Art and Cake will widen that focus to include all that is new and exciting in the LA contemporary art scene. We want to reach a broader audience to highlight the amazing energy of contemporary art in our city.

Also under development is a new experimental project space that will give emerging artists the opportunity to develop and show experimental work. Opening in November, Shoebox Projects will have a physical space at the Brewery Art Community. The gallery will host a solo show by Los Angeles Artist Tony Pinto as our inaugural exhibition.

Both Shoebox PR and Art and Cake will operate under the umbrella of the newly-formed company, Shoebox Projects. Headed by Director, Kristine Schomaker, Shoebox Projects will be a vehicle for building artist reputations and exciting interest in LA’s contemporary arts.

Tony Pinto
Tony Pinto