Sunday, March 13, 2011


The South Pasadena Arts Council (SPARC) is participating with the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce in this year’s Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk, scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 7, 2011. The Festival and Art Walk is a very well publicized event, historically attended by 5,000 people. This would be a great opportunity to showcase artwork and celebrate the arts in our community while supporting the South Pasadena Arts Council at the same time.

SPARC will be utilizing our Giant Easels, which will be set up at the Eclectic Music Stage on Mission Street in the parking lot at Citizens Bank. We will be looking for 6-10 artworks that can be displayed outdoors on the easels. Artists will be juried so as to provide the opportunity to all South Pas artists who are members of SPARC to be considered.

The jurors for this event will be: Katya Shaposhnik, Director of SPACE Gallery, Thomas Fields, Curator for the South Pas Gallery, and Carlos Chavez-Andonegui, Executive Director of the Fremont Gallery.


Any interested artist may submit three to five JPEG images (72 dpi resolution) of work completed in the last three years, which sufficiently represents your work. Please indicate the medium and the size of the work. If you are selected to participate, you may produce a new artwork or submit an existing artwork representative of the sample you sent in.

Also, in order to participate, artists must be current members of SPARC or they can apply for membership by writing a check for $30 and mailing it to: SPARC, P.O. Box 3272, South Pasadena California, 91301. The check should be made payable to the Pasadena Arts Council with a note in the memo line that reads SPARC. They are our fiscal receiver for all contributed monies.

JPEG images must be attached to an email and sent to Howard Spector, Co-Director of SPARC at by 5:00 pm on Saturday, March 26th. If you are chosen to participate, a SPARC representative will contact you to arrange to drop off your artwork. All selected artwork must arrive by Saturday April 23rd.

In order for the work to fit on our Giant Easels, the “field” of the artwork must be at least 35” tall x 55” wide. On this field the actual artwork can be smaller (i.e. 20”x24”). Works can be paintings, prints, photographs, and drawings. No freestanding 3D work will be accepted.

SPARC is planning to hold a silent auction of the submitted artworks, so we would ask you to provide your retail sales price and a minimum that you would like the bidding to start. No sale will be below the minimum. You will also have the opportunity to have publicity and contact information with your artwork at the Festival. Artists will receive 40% of any sale of the artwork, unless you stipulate that the artwork is a donation to SPARC for fundraising purposes.

Please Note: SPARC will make every effort in good faith to protect artwork, however because it is an outdoor venue with many people SPARC will not be responsible for insuring the work, and thus will not be responsible for any loss or damage that might occur as a result of participating in this event.