Tuesday, February 21, 2012


 (The Gamble House - Pen & Ink Drawing by Russell Hobbs)
 “Pasadena – Its Aura”
A Celebration of Pasadena’s Historical Landmarks
The Women’s City Club of Pasadena
at The Historic Blinn House (Built 1905)
160 N. Oakland Avenue - Pasadena, CA  91101
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EXHIBITION DATES: April 2, 2012 through June 30, 2012 (3 months)


Theme & Eligibility
This is an open call to artists who live in Southern California. The theme is a celebration of historic Pasadena, and specifically, its well known landmarks. Works featuring locations such as The Gamble House, the Green Hotel,  Colorado St. Bridge, Bungalow Heaven homes, City Hall, the Blinn House, etc. (and Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino) only will be considered.

Selection Process
The Curator of Exhibitions for The Women’s City Club of Pasadena, Margaret Danielak, and one member of the Board of Directors of The Women’s City Club of Pasadena, will select the artwork. Professional artists may submit up to 10 works of art for consideration of which 2-3 will be considered for acceptance.  (A total of approximately 20 works will be selected for display in conjunction with the 30 piece exhibition of the pen and ink drawings of noted artist and architect, Russell Hobbs).
Artists must be 18 or older and must be living in the Golden State of California.  Professional artists and students are invited to apply. All artwork must have been created in the last five years.       

il paintings, acrylics, pastels and watercolors will be considered.  No photography or abstract artwork for this exhibition, please.  No sculpture please. Lighter, brighter works in lighter weight frames are preferred but not required. (No nudity) Artists are encouraged to visit the website for the Women’s City Club of Pasadena at www.womenscityclub.com to learn more about the venue, which is an historic property.

The Entry Form and administrative fee of $35.00 must be completed and returned by March 15, 2012 to be considered.
Artists may submit up to 10 images only.  Electronic images should be in JPEG format, submitted in a size that won’t crash the curator’s computer, and not ZIPPED!  The artist’s name should be included in the file name.  (e.g. J_Doe_SunsetOverHills.jpg)  Clearly indicate medium, size, title, and sales price for each image in the submission.

Email by March 15, 2012  to Margaret.danielak@gmail.com
  SAY  “PASADENA SHOW” in the subject line. 

Notification:  Artists will be notified of acceptance by email on or by March 20, 2012.  If no email address is provided, the artist will be notified by telephone.
Liability:  Artists are responsible for insuring work while in transit and on display at The Women’s City Club of Pasadena located at 160 N. Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA  91101.  Framed artwork ready to display is required for this exhibition.
Photography:  DanielakArt and The Women’s City Club reserves the right to photograph works for publicity purposes.
Fee:  There is a $35 administrative fee payable to “DanielakArt” for up to 10 entries.
Award:  This is not a contest but an opportunity to show and sell your artwork. No awards will be given. 
Artists Reception:  The reception is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 2 to 6 pm and is a wine fundraiser to benefit the BLINN HOUSE FOUNDATION. 
Commission:  Artists will receive 50% of all sales of their work.  DanielakArt will receive 30%.  The Women’s City Club will receive 20%. Artists will be paid by DanielakArt on or by the 30th day after any art sale.    All sales will be handled by DanielakArt which will take a 50% commission on all sales, of which 20% will be given to The Women’s City Club of Pasadena. By completing the application form, should your artwork be accepted for exhibition, you give your consent for Margaret Danielak of DanielakArt to sell your artwork.  Artists will be encouraged to promote the exhibition. Press, postcards and cross promotion, in addition to social media (Facebook and Twitter) will be employed to promote the show.  Because of the historical significance of the exhibition, it is expected to receive much press coverage, which is being actively pursued.

NOTES:  The Women’s City Club of Pasadena has a dress code which is enforced at all times.  (No jeans please!).   Questions and information: Margaret Danielak, DanielakArt  Phone:  626-683-9922. Please do not contact The Women’s City Club of Pasadena directly.

“Pasadena Landmarks”

The Women’s City Club of Pasadena
at The Historic Blinn House (Built 1905)
160 N. Oakland Avenue - Pasadena, CA  91101
April 2, 2012 – June 30, 2012

  NAME:                _____________________________________________________________

  ADDRESS:  ________________________________________________________________

  PHONE NUMBER: __________________________________________________________
  EMAIL ADDRESS:  _________________________________________________________
  WEBSITE:  ________________________________________________________________


ENTRY FEE:     $35.00

Please send check and form by March 15, 2012 to:
PO Box 91656
Pasadena, CA  91109


Questions and information:  Margaret Danielak, DanielakArt
Phone:  626-683-9922 or Email: Margaret.danielak@gmail.com  
** Please do not contact The Women’s City Club of Pasadena directly.   

Thursday, February 2, 2012

"RED" Exhibition at The Women's City Club of Pasadena

Art Exhibition at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena

The Women’s City Club of Pasadena at the historic Blinn House is pleased to announce “RED” – a unique exhibition celebrating the color red. The exhibition, which runs from February 1 through March 30, 2012, features sixty works by twenty-seven California-based artists and photographers. It will be the fourth art exhibition produced by Margaret Danielak, the Women’s City Club of Pasadena’s Curator of Exhibitions. A reception is scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2012  from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“We accepted only 60 pieces out of hundreds of submissions, selecting only the most captivating red-themed contemporary paintings, photographs and mixed media pieces for display. Good thing I love the color red because I sure saw a lot of it during the judging process!” says Danielak.
The “RED” exhibition will feature the work of Shula Singer Arbel, Judith Asher, Clara Berta, Tim Bulone, Jessie Castillo, Merrilyn Duzy, Bryan Fair, Marian Fortunati, Dick Heimbold, Julie Hill, Lucie Hinden, Ben Humphrey, Anna T. Kelly, Natalie Lundeen, Athena Mantle, Lisa Mozzini-McDill, Marie Mustard, Robin Neudorfer, Terry Romero Paul, Christina Ramos, Joy J. Rotblatt, Julie Snyder, Teri Starkweather, Carol Steinberg, Diana Stewart, Beth Summers and Felice Willat.
The Blinn House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1905 for lumber baron Edmund Blinn and his family. The Blinns hired popular Chicago architect, George Washington Maher to design their California home in the Midwestern Prairie School Style. The building has been home to the Women’s City Club since 1945 and continues to serve the Pasadena community as a meeting place for civic, cultural, and educational activities.

“RED” will be on view from February 1 through March 30, 2012. The reception is Thursday, February 9, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. The Women’s City Club of Pasadena is located at 160 N. Oakland Avenue in Pasadena, CA  91101.  Free parking is accessible behind the building from Madison Avenue. The phone is 626-796-0560 and website is www.womenscityclub.com.

The Women’s City Club of Pasadena is open for art viewing Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  During the run of the exhibition, Curator Margaret Danielak will be on hand for art tours of the Blinn House by appointment. In addition, a popular course in art collecting will be offered. Curator Margaret Danielak may be reached through her website at www.danielakart.com via email at Margaret.danielak@gmail.com or via phone at 626-683-9922.