Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Call for Submissions

Femina Potens Art Gallery is currently taking submissions for our 2009 Visual Arts Exhibition season. We are looking for art works in all mediums: painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, performance artists, video artists, installation and new media. Please fill out an online artists' application (at www.feminapotens.org) and submit a proposal for art works. Include an introductory letter of interest, artist resume, bio, artist's statement, and 10 images on CD and printed for review by our curatorial staff. All submitted art works will be considered for group shows. In our 2009 season we plan to explore the following thematic shows; if your work doesn't fit into one of these shows please still submit works, as these are only suggestions.

Ritual - Art work on the subject of Tattoos, Body Modification, Scarification, Piercing

Green Living - Art work around inner peace, animal rights, veganism, environmentalism, yoga, meditation

Welcome to the Big Top - Ariel performance, contortion, and circus themed art works

Lube me up - An exploration of women, bikes and leather culture

Pop Pop Fizz Fizz - Classic pop art and pop surrealism

Femina Potens is also looking for works that relate to the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health of the queer community as well as site specific installation artists that can create works for a commission around such subject matter.

Submission deadline is September 1st, 2008. Please send proposals (make sure that all materials are included in proposal) to: Femina Potens Visual Art Submissions, Tina Butcher, 1305 Franklin #600, Oakland CA 94612.

Thank you,
Tina Butcher

Monday, August 11, 2008

Join the FP team no matter where you live

Hello All,
My art gallery - Femina Potens- is looking for new volunteers. Some of these positions can be handled from outside of the gallery so if you are not in San Francisco but wish you could help to fuel the queer feminist sex positive revolution...well..now you can. Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested and skilled in volunteering. Femina Potens is doing a lot of growing right now and can use all of your help. Below is a list of positions we are currently staffing. Please respond to feminapotens@gmail.com with interest,availability, if you are in town or available to work from home. All positions that are available to do from home are stared.

Marketing Assistant – is responsible for absorbing what ever he/she can from the marketing coordinator. Collecting contacts for the coordinator, taking care of viral marketing, updating email list, creating surveys for audience and web visitors, email blasts, posting video clips. Assisting with whatever needs the marketing coordinator has. The Marketing Assistance goal is to learn all the necessary skills needed in order to take the position of Marketing Coordinator in 6 months. For reference - arketing Coordinator is responsible for all press releases regarding upcoming events, visual art events, performance events etc. Also responsible for design of fliers for events, updating the web site and calendar with events, updating the email list, sending out email blasts, myspace bulletins, face book notes, sending messages to yahoo groups, coordinating with video editors regarding promotional clips, posting video clips on you tube, myspace, and our web site, building press kits for online and printed press kits. Overseeing advertisements for the Guardian. Sending promotional items and press releases to artists. Working on larger feature stories in magazines. Overseeing and sharing information with the Marketing Assistant

FP Edge Assistant -
FP Edge Assistant responsibilities include doing research on new artists for FP Edge representation program, gathering images from potential artists for review, gathering images for artists for venues to review, obtaining artists label information, overseeing the entry of all art work inventory for insurance purposes, Putting together information packets for venues and artists, updating FP Edge data base with artist contacts, assisting with installation of art exhibits, assisting with scheduling follow up meetings with artists, sending thank you notes to artists and venues.

**Volunteer Coordinator –
Volunteer Coordinator responsibilities include overseeing all volunteers. Creating a weekly schedule and sending it out to the list. Reviewing and contacting new volunteers. Recruiting new volunteers. Creating relationships between FP and different colleges and universities in SF in regards to interns. Talking with volunteers about their needs so they are placed in the right position. Finding volunteers for upcoming events and gallery rentals. Posting volunteer positions on craigslist and volunteer match services.

****Web Maintenance -
Femina Potens web maintenance volunteer responsibilities include input of all new DIY store and Art Store items into our php based web site, along with input of all images from rotating exhibits. Making sure all press is current and uploaded, all upcoming events are added to the calendar.

**Video Tech and Editor –
Femina Potens is looking for a video editor to create short video clips from our performances and art shows to post on YouTube, Myspace and on our web site. We are also looking for a video tech to oversee implementation of a web cam in the gallery and live feeds of events at the gallery.

**Development and Fundraising –
Femina Potens is looking for someone to handle development and fundraising. This volunteer position would involve developing relationships with sponsors, developing funding materials to hand out to potential sponsors, seeking sponsorship for individual art shows at FP. Overseeing fundraising projects.

Art Sales Persons –
Friendly out going persons needed to greet customers and help them with purchasing art and/or zines/etc, help them with any art work they may be looking at,help them to make a final decision on pieces, start a conversation with customers. Create an atmosphere in which people will want to buy art. Make sure there are fresh flowers that art is displayed not hidden, Make sure there is music on in the gallery.

DIY Store and Art Store Manager-
Working on DIY Store inventory, bringing in new products for the DIY Store and Art Store, working on promotional ideas for the DIY Store/Art Store. Researching new products for the store, reviewing products for our online blog, looking into Google, Adsense and Myspace advertising for our online art store. Working on increasing traffic to our online web store.

**Gallery Rental Assistant

Physical Space Manager

**Visual Arts Coordinator

**Devolopment and Fundraising Assistant

**DIY Store and Art Store Assistant