CALL to ARTISTS for TCAC Website Home Page

June 26, 2010

The Tehama County Arts Council is working with Blue Cat Studio, Inc. to redesign its website,

 TCAC invites Tehama County artists of all disciplines to submit copies of original artwork or photographs to be used on the TCAC website, especially on the main pages and headers.

Submissions may be sent via e-mail to TCAC at by Friday, July 9.

Blue Cat Studio will select images to be used on the site from those submitted to TCAC. Please submit your image in .jpg or PhotoShop formats, sized to 4 inches by 3 inches at 72 DPI.

All images must be accompanied by the Artist Release form found at (below), or by request to The form is available in PDF. Use of images cannot be considered without the artist’s release.

Here is an example of local artwork used in an arts council website:

The website committee is hoping for a good cross section of Tehama County art to showcase the talented art community we have, and will credit the artists chosen in news releases and on the website.

Questions? E-mail or call Beth at 530-528-9593 or Christy at 530-527-1874.


Artist Release


The Artist identified below (“Artist”) seeks to display artwork, performance, music, and/or other materials (“Artwork”) that he/she has created and submitted for use on the Tehama County Arts Counsel’s website.  In addition, there is no payment to me, my heirs or assigns for use of my Artwork.

The TCAC reserves the right to select this artwork to be displayed on the home page of the TCAC web site at  The TCAC has the right to change an image size.

The Artist warrants and represents that he or she is the sole legal owner of all right, title and interest in all Artwork, including all related intellectual property interests such as trademarks and the sole and exclusive copyright in all artwork, and has the full right and authority to enter this Agreement and grant the rights granted in this Agreement.

The Artist also warrants and represents that the display of the Artwork on the TCAC website does not and will not infringe or violate the rights of any other party, including any copyright interests. The Artist shall indemnify, defend and hold the TCAC harmless from any losses, claims, damages, awards, penalties or injuries incurred, including reasonable attorney’s fees, which arise from any claim by any third party of an alleged infringement of copyright or any other property right arising out of the display of the Artwork. The Artist understands that the display of the Artwork on the TCAC website is subject to the sole discretion of the TCAC and any or all of the Artwork may be immediately removed from the TCAC website at the sole and exclusive discretion of the TCAC.

The Artist grants to the TCAC a nonexclusive, royalty free, perpetual license to display the Artwork on the TCAC website. This license and permission to display the Artwork on the TCAC website may be revoked at the sole discretion of the Artist upon written notification to the TCAC. The TCAC will remove the Artwork from the TCAC website within a reasonable time after receipt of written notice from the Artist.

Name of Artist:____________________________________________________


Email: _______________________________________

Phone: _____________

Inventory of Artwork for display:


__________________________________  ____________________

Artist’s Signature                                                                      Date

Parent or Guardian (if participant is under the age of 18)


Parent or Guardian                                                                  Date


Inviting all Web designers!

May 20, 2010


The Tehama County Arts Council invites proposals to redesign its website,

Qualified vendors interested in being considered for this project should send a written proposal mailed to Tehama County Arts Council, PO Box 1201 , Red Bluff, CA 96080. Vendor proposals must be received by 5pm, Tuesday, June 1, 2010. Proposals may be e-mailed to

Proposals should include an outline of the process and cost to redesign and rebuild the website that may be updated (simple changes to text and/or photo uploading) by TCAC designated member(s) using a content management program that will easily enable that process with a minimum of training and expense.

The proposal should include costs for:

to replace the current Artist Referral Service;

  • Setting up Paypal for dues payment;
  • Writing for additional or existing pages, if needed,
  • Training for designated Board members,
  • Incorporating a content management program into the TCAC website,
  • The cost per hour for enhancements and additions to the website once it is up and operating, plus
  • A project timeline,
  • A list of at least three existing websites built and designed by the vendor,
  • Three references, and
  • A resume

Key elements to be addressed in the proposal are:

Graphic Design – Visual impact and look of the pages, unique designs for different levels of pages, look of button and other navigation tools. (Some pages we like:,

Information Architecture – Organization of information, user ease and ability to find information, search functions

Content Management System – Ease of maintenance by TCAC is essential. As indicated above, content from Zoomaru and the Artist Registry will comprise a large part of the site, with a designated Board member acting as administrator.

About us:

The Tehama County Arts Council (TCAC) was established in 1982 by the Tehama County Board of Supervisors to promote visual and performing arts as well as other cultural endeavors in Tehama County .

Mission Statement: The Tehama County Arts Council is a non-profit organization committed to serving the community by cultivating an appreciation for the arts, providing artistic opportunities and events, and sponsoring and supporting local artists and artistic endeavors.

Vendor selection will be made quickly.

Deadline: Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Organization: Tehama County Arts Council

PO Box 1201

Red Bluff , CA 96080

More information: Beth Maxey, 530-528-9593, or Christy Vail, 530-527-1874



May 20, 2010

Come party! 7th year for Artwalk fans

October 27, 2009

 Red Bluff merchants will kick off the holiday shopping season during the seventh annual downtown Art Walk on Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7. Hours are 5-9 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

Sponsored by the Tehama County Arts Council, the event includes more than 70 artists featured at 24 participating locations/businesses located within walking distance of downtown Red Bluff. It is held in conjunction with the Downtown Red Bluff Business Association’s holiday open house. The different venues feature artist exhibits and are identified by a purple Art Walk flag in front of the business.

All locations will host artist receptions from 5-9 p.m. Friday evening featuring food, and in many venues, wine tasting and music. Map brochures are available from any participating location.

The route ranges from the historic State Theater on Oak St. to the House of Design on Jefferson. Participating venues include The Big Picture, CrystalArt & Apparel, Countryside Café, Prairie Rose, Heartfelt Design Gallery, End of the Trail, Discover Earth, Business Connections, Gayle’s Casual Clothes, California Kitchen & Company, Rio Skin and Body Works, Carmona’s, Dale’s Carpet and Design, Red Bluff Interiors, The Gold Exchange, Montana Morrison Art Gallery, Lilia’s Beauty, Dandy Lions Children’s Shop, Two Foxes Shop, House of Design, Plum Crazy Hair Design & Boutique, the State Theatre, the Kramer Building, and We Shoot Ya Photography.

Exhibiting artists include the Red Bluff Art Association members, the Tehama County Photo Club members, Lee Warner, Tom Frantz, Duncan Grey, Roland Lint, Sun Country Quilters, Christy Gadbois Vail, Jamie Means, Jeff Fennel, Paulette Bishop, Debbie Sundelius, Suzanne Sagan, Sylvia Skonberg, Bob and Judy Fox, Liz Omalyen, Sue Holmes, Cynthia Folsom, Lisa Miller-Davison, Darryll Warren, Carolyn Fletcher, Sharon Hudnall, Tiffany England, Elisa Correa, Jennifer Dudley DeBose, River Wolf, Chrissie Hamilton-Clapp, Marjorie Curl, Connie Graham, Pepper Puckett, Christie Higgins, Dana Eker, Judi ForneyElizabeth Baccala, Carmen Bicker, Red Bluff High School students, and Di’s Art Students. Local authors will sign books in at least one location.

The event is free and open to the public. Art may be viewed from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday.

The Tehama County Arts Council works to promote and develop the arts through sponsorship and encouragement of performing and visual art organizations. Membership is open to everyone and begins at just $10 annually for students and seniors. All businesses and participating artists in this year’s Art Walk are members of the Tehama County Arts Council. For information, e-mail or see

Art tonight!

November 7, 2008

Tonight is the sixth annual ArtWalk in our little town, sponsored by the Tehama County Arts Council .
It is just a wonderful event in downtown Red Bluff, with 21 stores opening their doors to local artists and the public, and featuring wine tasting, food, music, and wonderful, wonderful artworks of all mediums.

But what is really great is how so many people come to downtown and walk up and down, dipping into each venue to see the art, sample food, and talk with the artists. It brings people together to celebrate the creativity in this county.

Redding has a similar event once a month — the ArtHop — which is tomorrow night. See this story about one exhibit in this month’s event which celebrates Shasta County veterans and their service. 
Life is richer when you have art in your life. If you don’t create it, then go see it. Buy it. Surround yourself with things you like to look at or music you love to hear. It makes a huge difference in your mood and your overall wellbeing.

See you tonight?

Arts, arts, everywhere!

September 15, 2008

Fall seems to be THE arts season in Tehama County! In addition to Downtown Red Bluff’s first Shop Walk on Saturday, Sept. 20, the Tehama District Fair opens Thursday, Sept. 25, with hundreds of photographs, art, wood carving, scrapbook pages, quilts, garments, jams, jellies, cakes, cookies, and flowers. Don’t miss it! Your friends and neighbors most likely will have entries — as do many Arts Council members and folks on the Board of Directors.

Speaking of which — welcome to Patti Haskins, Jan Petersen, Glen and Marjorie Curl, and Caroline Elfving as new board members, and to Christy Vail, who was appointed to a vacant seat this spring.

Some recent newspaper stories about arts and artists in Tehama County:

Tehama County Community Concerts Association

Jay Murphy, sculptor and artist

Photos at North Valley Art League (including those of our own Barbara Luzzadder)

Art on display at The Big Picture — starring the Red Bluff Art Association

Got an idea? Know someone who has an interesting story? E-mail

Remember that you can find news about Tehama County happenings every month through the Arts Council e-newsletter — it’s free. To subscribe, e-mail the Arts Council at

And quarterly newsletter is also available online here.

Be sure to check the TCAC Web site for news. Coming in November is the annual Art Walk, an evening of fun, food, and art in downtown Red Bluff –FREE.

Create your own art — share it with someone — and tell someone about the arts in Tehama County.

Art show goes up Friday, May 2

April 28, 2008

The Tehama County Arts Council is proud to host 24 Red Bluff High School art students as “Artists in Residence” at the State Theatre, 333 Oak St., Red Bluff.

All artists are students of Wes Hendricks and have been learning their skills in his class throughout the year. The show will run from May 2 through July and will be accessible to the public whenever the theatre is open.

A special reception, hosted by the TCAC, will be held May 2 from 5-8:00 p.m. at the State Theatre. The public is invited to come see art from our county’s young artists.

The artists and TCAC wish to thank the Big Picture for providing framing for the show.

FREE — audition workshop for students

April 8, 2008

Have you ever wanted to audition for a school or community play, or wished you felt more comfortable speaking in front of a group of people?

The Tehama County Arts Council is sponsoring a free youth audition workshop on Saturday, April 12, at the Department of Education, 1135 Lincoln Street. This is an opportunity for all youth to learn and practice auditioning techniques with help from seasoned performers. No pre-registration is necessary – simply show up prepared to have some fun. Grades 7-12 sessions are at 10 AM and grades K-6 are at 11:30 AM. All youth are welcome.

Youth can apply the tips learned in this workshop when auditioning for this year’s Missoula Children’s Theatre production of The Wiz of the West.

Auditions are 3:30 PM Monday, April 21,t at Vista Middle School. Approximately 50-60 youth, grades K-12, will be cast in this full-scale theatrical production.

Contact Danna Swanenberg at 528-9464 or for more information.


It’s a twister — uh, no, it’s Missoula!

March 13, 2008

The Little Red Truck from the Missoula Children’s Theatre rolls into town in April this year for the eighth year in a row, brought to you by the Tehama County Arts Council.

Auditions for The Wiz of the West will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Vista School Gymnasium, 1770 S. Jackson, Red Bluff.

ALL Tehama County students from kindergarten through 12th grade are encouraged to audition! About 60 students will be cast, with several more working as assistant directors. It’s free to participate — all costumes are provided.

What’s the story?

THE WIZ OF THE WEST is the the classic story of THE WIZARD OF OZ, but with a twist…or should we say, twister?!

Follow Tinhorn, Lionel, Scared Crow, Dotty and, of course, her little dog Mooch through a saga of Western adventure and personal discovery.

First they tangle with Mad Dog’s gang of bad, barkin’, back-bitin’ hounds who work for the meanest old witch in the West, Hawknose Halley. Then they encounter the brainless Buzzards and the terrifying Tarantulas.

The singin’ Coyotes help move things along while Ma and Pa Munch and the rest of the Munch Kin point out the way to Dr. Ozzy, the Wizard of Frontier Medicine. Which way is that? Why Westward, o’ course! THE WIZ OF THE WEST…a fairy tale with a twang!

When will it be performed?

Performances will be Saturday, April 26, at 3 and 7 p.m. at the State Theatre, 333 Oak St., Red Bluff. Admission is $8 adults, $6 students, and $4 children 12 and under with an adult.

Questions? Call 528-9464.

Art works and photos and wine — oh MY!

February 28, 2008

How about a winter art and food and wine festival?

It’s in Corning at Rolling Hills Casino starting on Friday, Feb. 29, at 4 p.m. until 9; then continuing on Saturday, March 1, from noon-9.

You’ll find the Tehama County Photo Club with lots of wonderful, interesting photos for sale, including both framed and matted prints. Meet members of the club and talk to them about photography.

See the Red Bluff Art Association’s new exhibit panels, thanks to a grant from the Shasta Regional Community Foundation, and enjoy the lovely artwork hung on them, created by their talented members. 

 Sip wine from a baker’s dozen of area wineries. Sample olives, olive oils, savory fresh bread, and a buffet of goodies from the casino’s talented kitchen.

 Foodies will love the demonstrations; musicians will hark to the music throughout the event. Everyone can rock on to the band Cottonwood on Saturday night, beginning at 7 p.m.

 Tickets are $8 at the door; $5 in advance from the casino, Premier West Community banks in Corning, Chico, and Red Bluff, and Butte Community Bank, plus the Corning Chamber of Commerce. Food and wine tickets are $1 each — so if you want just food, no wine thanks, you’re not paying for it with the price of admission! Or come see the art alone and know that your donation goes to a good cause — the Corning Rotary Club uses all the proceeds to help local kids’ programs. (and they give a dictionary to every third grader in the area…)

 Hope to see you there.

Here be artists…and arts news

February 15, 2008

Our little corner of California in the northern Sacramento River Valley is full of artists and arts opportunities if you know where to look.

 And that’s what we want this blog to do: help you look. Find them. Seek out kindred spirits. Connect.

Here you’ll find news of classes, events, opportunities. Come back often. Post your comments. Looking for something arts-related? Ask a question.

We know you’re out there. We’d like to meet you.