Due to financial losses associated with the upkeep, Great Northern Coffee will no longer be in business as of December 31, 2019. Chico Art Center Board of Directors have loved sharing this adventure with the community. A volunteer transitioning committee will be developing new, income-based options for utilizing the train car. For questions or comments please inquire to Lisa Freeman-Wood firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNBOUND: The Altered Book
National Juried Exhibition
February 8 - 28, 2020 February 6-26, 2021
*This exhibit has been rescheduled to accommodate a memorial exhibition.
CALL FOR ART
This call for art seeks mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form by altering its state or meaning. Books from any source and media are eligible for this exhibition. $300 cash prize to Best of Show.
Book art takes many forms. Sculptural bookworks, for example, command attention so that viewers are compelled to reflect upon the issues explored in the work. Many compelling works integrate text with sculptural and material richness to create a multi-sensory reading experience.
Artists sell handmade goods and artwork for the holiday season.
Think global. Buy local.
November 28 - December 31, 2020
Reception: Saturday, November 28, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Meet the makers over nibbles and drinks.
Artists: Rent a Space in the Gallery
Want to sell your wares all month but don't have the time to tend a booth? Reserve a space in our gallery! Online registration opens in July.
Rental Fee: $125, $150, $225 depending upon space location. Reserve By: Nov. 20
Space Sizes: Wall space units: approx. 48” wide from floor to ceiling with 24” floor space; Floor space units: 5’ square.
Install: Monday-Wednesday, November 23-25, during gallery hours
Take-Down: Sat-Sun, Jan. 2-3, from 10 - 4 pm
Reservation is first-come-first-serve. Artists may share a space with an additional $25 processing fee. Docents monitor the gallery and make all sales transactions. Cash, check and credit are accepted. Artists are encouraged to gallery sit; help customers, wrap goods, etc. Space location is confirmed at end of sign up period as locations may be adjusted for optimum placement.
October 31- November 20, 2020
Those that have passed are honored in portraits, still lives and a community altar in this open call for art. This exhibition expands on the popular tradition of Dia de los Muertos by including art historical and contemporary genres of portraiture and welcomes all cultural practices of honoring the dead. All are welcome to participate.
Reception: Friday, Nov. 6, 5-7 pm
$5 Tastings with salad & drink.
Learn about the tradition of “La Ofrenda” (the altar) at 6pm. Live music by the Trinity Accordion Group.
OPEN CALL for ART
Entry Fee: $25 Member/$35 Non-Member/$10 Students for up to 3 artworks
Drop Off: Sun, Oct. 25, 5:00 - 7:00 pm & Mon, Oct. 26, 12:00 - 4:00pm
Pick Up: Sat- Sun, Nov. 21-22, 10:00am - 4:00pm
CHILI COOK OFF
Friday, Nov 6, 5 pm to 7 pm
During Exhibition Reception
$5 chili tastings with a side salad and drink. A variety of traditional chilies, as well as vegan, white chili and others with surprise ingredients.
Vote on these 3 chilies by assigning them with 3, 2 or 1 point.
This will be the 3rd Chili Cook Off Competition held at the Chico Art Center in conjunction with the Dia de los Muertos Art Exhibition and Community Altar. There will be a prize for every chili entered with a grand prize winner. 7 to 9 chilies will be chosen.
Each chili entered will have a name tag with the chili name, list of ingredients and a rating as the heat level. We will keep the name of the cook a secret, as not to throw the votes. The chili with the largest number of points will be the grand winner. Ballots will be accepted until 6:15pm. At 6:30 pm, we will announce the makers of the chillies, the winner of the grand prize, and distribute all the prizes.
This is a fun event. To enter, contact Marion Hunziker-Larsen at email@example.com or (530) 722-1160, and provide her with your chili name and the ingredient list.
All Chilies entered are to be brought to the Chico Art Center in a slow cooker, hot and ready to serve at 4:30 pm, Friday, Nov 1. Chico Art Center volunteers will provide the chili toppings bar, plus the side salads.
Open Studios Art Tour is an annual Butte County tradition. Artists share their private studios with the public to explore. This month-long event series is produced solely by Chico Art Center (CAC) volunteers as our major fundraising project of the year. Your participation and patronage pledges your commitment to visual artists in your region and helps make CAC's programming possible all year. Many thanks to our sponsor, Heithecker Financial and local businesses advertising in the Tour Guide Booklet. We hope you'll support local artists and businesses with your patronage.
OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR Weekends
October 17-18, 10:00am - 5:00pm
October 24-25, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Open Studios Art Tour is a two-weekend event. Visit Artists in their environment as they share their behind the scenes, studio practice and welcome you to buy paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, furniture, jewelry, woodwork, stained glass and other handcrafts. Over 60 artists participate.
October 3-25, 2020
View one artwork by each artist, buy a tour guide booklet and plan your self-guided tour of artists’ studios throughout Chico and parts of Oroville. Free and open to the public.
Patron's Exclusive Preview Reception
Saturday, October 3, 6:00-8:00 pm
This is the first public view of artworks by all Open Studio Artists. The $30 tickets to attend include the Open Studios Tour Guide with map and info of all of the artist's studio locations ($12).
With musical stylings, catered drinks and refreshments.
Patron of the Arts will be honored to celebrate generous community support and love of art and creativity!
Friday, October 16, 5:00-7:00 pm
View OSAT Exhibit and purchase Tour Guides
September 1-25, 2020
Reception: Friday, Sept 25, 5-7 pm
In honor of California Railroad Safety month, Chico Art Center is exhibiting artwork with train and railroad subject matter in our Gift Shop by artists of all ages and all media. Cash prizes presented by the City of Chico Mayor, Randall Stone at the reception for:
$100 Conductors Award
$50 Engineers Award
$25 Caboose Award
This exhibit is generously sponsored by and initiated by Sadie Card
Call for Art: Apply online by July 26
Deliver Artwork: August 22-23
Pick up Artwork: Sept 26-27