NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS SOUGHT FOR ARTWORK ON ANZA HISTORIC TRAIL: DEC. 31 DEADLINE

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November 6, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - The California Indian Heritage Center Foundation is calling for Native American artists to produce new visual artwork that shares the Native Californian perspective of the Anza Expedition of 1775-76 and its impact. The visual art will enter the collection of the California Indian Heritage Center Foundation for display and interpretation. It will also be used by the National Park Service for education and interpretation of multiple perspectives of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.

About the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail commemorates the migration route of the colonists of the Anza Expedition of 1775-76, who entered present-day California to establish a colony at San Francisco Bay. The Anza Expedition colonists crossed the homelands of the Quechan, Kumeyaay, Tongva, Chumash, Salinan, Ohlone, and Bay Miwok, among others. More information is available at http://www.anzahistorictrail.org. The Anza Trail stretches from Nogales, Arizona to San Francisco, California. 18th century Spanish military leader Juan Bautista de Anza, who led the expedition along the Anza Trail, was called 'Anza' when alive. About 100 years ago, someone mistakenly started calling him 'De' Anza. Use of the incorrect 'De Anza' name is rampant across the southwest on schools, parks, streets, and businesses.

Statement of Work / Artwork Specifications 

Four full-color illustrations will be developed through this project. "Illustration" may refer to a painting, drawing, or digital production 

The illustrations may be produced by one or more artists. Fee paid to the artist(s) is $2000 per illustration (up to $8,000 total). The illustrations may be conceived as stand-alone pieces or as a set (for example, four images that piece together to create one mural) 

Each individual illustration will be 36" x 24" (alternatively, the high-resolution digital image of each illustration must maintain a 300 dpi when sized to 36" x 24") 

Illustrations will depict encounters between the Native people of California and the Anza Expedition of 1775-76 and/or the impact of the Anza Expedition on Native communities 

Images may convey scenes that reflect the oral histories of Native people and/or encounters described in the Anza Expedition diaries, available online at http://anza.uoregon.edu

Each illustration will be delivered to the California Indian Heritage Center Foundation in a format suitable for display 

A high-resolution digital image of each illustration will be delivered to the National Park Service for use in publications, websites, interpretive wayside signs, and other educational uses. The digital files must maintain a 300 dpi when sized to 36" x 24" 

Images are "realistic" rather than "abstract";in other words, the image tells a scene or story that can be understood by a general audience 

Images will be historically accurate regarding: the ethnic diversity of the Anza Expedition; the California Indian communities; and the landscape and animals depicted 

The California Indian Heritage Center Foundation will own the copyright to the illustrations. The National Park Service will reserve a royalty-free, nonexclusive and irrevocable right to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use the illustrations 

The California Indian Heritage Center Foundation and the National Park Service will provide the selected artist(s) with contacts, information, and resources to produce the illustrations with historical accuracy 

The selected artist(s) will submit sketches/drafts to the the California Indian Heritage Center Foundation and the National Park Service for approval in three stages: preliminary draft, design development, and final draft 

The California Indian Heritage Center Foundation will produce a public exhibit or display to share the final images   

Artist Selection: Apply by Dec. 31, 2014

Final selection of the artist(s) will be made by the California Indian Heritage Center Foundation and the National Park Service. For consideration, please submit the following by December 31, 2014:

1. Your name, address, phone, and email address

2. Tribal affiliation

3. Examples of previous work

4. A reference

5. Personal statement (approx. 200 words) about your interest in this project

6. Project proposal that conveys your vision for the finished illustration(s). 

Please submit the above information by Dec. 31, 2014 to both of the contacts below: 

Connie McGough

Administrator

California Indian Heritage Center Foundation

2618 K Street

Sacramento, CA 95816

cmcgough@parks.ca.gov

Hale Sargent

Interpretive Specialist

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

333 Bush Street Suite 500

San Francisco, CA 94104

hale_sargent@nps.gov

415-623-2344

Additional Resources

Watch a 25-minute film about the Anza Expedition of 1775-76 here: http://youtu.be/uPwSliMxeiU

See how the expedition has been depicted by other illustrators and artists at the links below: https://www.flickr.com/photos/anzatrailnps/sets/72157631226335660/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/anzatrailnps/sets/72157631226409968

Project Timeline 

December 31, 2014

Deadline for artists to respond to statement of work 

January 16, 2015

CIHC Foundation and NPS meet to select artist(s) 

February 1, 2015

Artist selection finalized 

April 1, 2015

Artist draft/sketches due for review and approval  

July 1, 2015

2nd round of artist drafts due for review and approval 

September 1, 2015

Final round of artist drafts due for review and approval 

January 2016 

Exhibit of finished images goes on display at California Indian Heritage Center (2016 is the centennial of the National Park Service)

About the California Indian Heritage Center Foundation

The California Indian Heritage Center Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), is a California State Parks cooperating association that provides support for the California Indian Heritage Center. The California Indian Heritage Center honors the diversity and history of California Indian people by preserving cultural and tribal traditions, nurturing contemporary expressions, and facilitating research and education. The museum's collections and exhibits, and its many educational programs and events, inspire visitors from all over the world. More information is available at http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=27275.

 

Comments

Dennis Moore re: NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS SOUGHT FOR ARTWORK

Thank you, Dennis Moore, for posting this detailed information with links to other resources in this call to Native American Indian artists. It is wonderful to see that oral histories passed down through the generations are also included and given credence as legitimate sources from which the artist may draw his/her interpretations of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. Because the fingerprints of Native America are, indeed, all over this nation, my hopes are that this magnificent project will inspire like endeavors throughout the United States of America. I will promote this idea where and how I can in hopes that artists throughout Indian country will not only heed the call to render and submit their artwork on the Anza project, but in years to come, be instrumental also in promoting similar historical depictions, from a Native American Indian viewpoint, throughout this nation. Again, thanks so much, Dennis, for posting this call to action for Native American Indian artists. KB Schaller, Author 100+ Native American Women Who Changed the World Winner, 2014 International Book Award, Women's Issues http://KBSchaller.com