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Call for Artists: Anza Expedition from Native California Perspective. Apply by Dec. 31.

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California Indian Heritage Center Foundation

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.

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.

 


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 


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 

 


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.


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.

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California Indian Heritage Center Foundation

Anza Trail
The route traveled by the colonists of the Anza Expedition of 1775-76 passed through the present-day states of Sinaloa, Sonora, Arizona, and California.

Anza Expedition of 1775-76
In 1769, Spain began establishing military and religious outposts in the Native homelands of present-day California. The Anza Expedition was Spain's first overland colonizing expedition, sending 30 families of diverse European, African, and Native heritage to establish a settlement at San Francisco Bay.

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