* The Arts Council of Mendocino County and the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens are preparing to present a third annual exhibition of sculpture on the grounds of the Botanical Gardens. Visitors are able to view and enjoy the artwork in an intimate, natural setting, connected by meandering paths and quiet walkways. The next unveiling of the sculpture in the gardens will be June 4, 2011, and will feature a rotating collection of artwork for sale. Deadline: March 15, 2011. To download the Call to Artists and Sculpture Gallery Application Form, go www.artsmendocino.org.
* Axis Gallery in Sacramento is sending out a call for entries for its 6th National Juried Exhibition, which will open in August. Entry deadline is May 28, 2011. The Juror is Dena Beard of the Berkeley Art Museum and the space, itself, is next door to the Arts Commission gallery so there's lots of cross pollination on opening nights. They are especially looking for sculpture, but I don't think the space could hold many installations. Go to the Axis website: www.axisgallery.org.
* POP-UP GALLERY. Kate Ruddle sent this link: http://www.artbizblog.com/2009/07/storefront.html
1* 17th ANNUAL BANCROFT SCULPTURE IN THE GARDEN - June 17 – July 17, 2011
The Ruth Bancroft Garden is a world-renowned collection of succulents, cacti and drought tolerant plants. It is a spectacular backdrop for sculpture to be displayed throughout the garden. Now in its 17th year, Sculpture In The Garden is a month-long exhibit. The show includes 40 – 50 sculptors displaying multiple pieces during the month-long event. Nearly 1,000 visitors attend during the Kickoff Weekend alone. Art sales average $35,000 each year, with work priced below $1,000 accounting for the majority of sales. Entry deadline is March 7, 2011. There is no fee. Obtain entry form and the full Call for Entry online, at www.ruthbancroftgarden.org or by phone (925) 944-9352. Joe Bologna is Chairing this exhibit.