Vallejo Art Windows

    Artists & Art Patrons

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    We have reached our goal of keeping downtown vibrant with art that has graced the windows of Vallejo for 5 years. New businesses have been moving in and the number of window is much smaller this year. VCAF has decided to change the Art Windows to encompass a rotating system to keep the art work fresh and exciting by rotating the windows throughout the year. This will allow more artists to have their work show as well as maintain a more pristine presence in the windows. We are also offering applications for Art in City Hall for those interested in having their work exhibited there on a rotating basis.
    There are now two applications one for the Art Windows and the other for Art in City Hall. Please complete the application if you are interested.

    The Vallejo Art Windows opening event will be on Fri, Sept 21st
    The theme for this year is “Wild & Scenic”

    Call for Artists

    Date for Entry: September 9, 2018

     Art Windows Application


    Click here for application form

    Art in City Hall Application


    Click here for Art in City Hall application form

    Art Windows 2017 Map

    Art Windows 2017 Team

    Our team which includes Deanna Baillie, Mel Gomez, Jos Sances, Brian O’Reilly, Marilyn Manfredi, Tim MacDonald, Susan MacDonald. The remainder of the board will provide continued assistance and fundraising:  Tom Arie Donch, Ken Mullen, Leigh Beck. Contact us if you are interested in supporting this great program, all the volunteer help possible is needed to create another successful year. or 707.567.1321

    Vallejo Community Arts Foundation – VCAF

    Launched the Vallejo Art Windows Project in 2011 and has raised funds for the Vallejo Art Windows Project for the past 6 years.  We are proud of the success of this program that has enabled our community to overcome the stigma of the many vacant window prevalent in our downtown five years ago.

    A Standing Ovation to all Donors & Volunteers

    The generosity of our community with both financial and volunteer support for this project is an example of the how power of art can change our street, our community and our city.  Thanks to the cast of thousands that have participated over the years.  A special thank you to our major financial five year sponsor, Carlton Senior Living.  Also thanks to VCAF Board Members who have worked tirelessly for 6 years to raise the funds to make this project a reality.

    Mark Martin, Sean Murdock, Sandy Sangco, Lou Verenini, Gretchen Zimmerman,  Sherry Tobin, Erin Bakke, JeanCherie, Susan Noll, Pearl Trantor, Matthew Finkelstein, Brian O’Reilly, Robert Schussel, Sarah Rohrs, the staff of the Times Herald,  The Hub,  Tim and Susan McDonald,  Robert Litwin, Buck Kamphausen, Brigitta Olsen, Michelle Hightower with the City of Vallejo, Vallejo Public Works,  Central Core Restoration Corporation,. We appreciate the support of downtown property owners and managers, and the many others in our town who help to promote and support the project.

    Thank you.

    Received Applications

    We have received applications from the following artists. If you have applied and your name is not listed please contact

    Joseph Sutherland
    Judi & Joann Dandurand
    Byron Elmore
    Kryss Cote
    Chan Sicpo
    Dan Cooper
    Kathy Oja & Robert Nelson
    Ed Taylor
    Arc Solano
    Patrick Gavin Duffy
    Katie & Andy Rottner
    Rick Weyrich
    Pearl Trantor
    Yuji Morita
    Jean Cherie
    Justin Preyer
    Brian Williams
    Lawrence Everett Forbes
    Micah Ghiden
    Vickey Nebeker
    Brian O’Reilly
    VCAF Summer Arts Camp
    Obtainium Works
    Empress Theatre

    About the Event

    The VCAF Annual Windows Art Exhibition Grand Opening in conjunction U.S. Forest Service Visions of the Wild Festival Sept 6th – 11th. The Art Windows Grand Opening will be on September on Friday Sept 8th and during the Second Friday Art Walk. The Temple Arts Loft Exhibition “On Fire” and “Imaginary Landscape” at Artiszen will also have their premier on Sept 8th. Other galleries will also be participating in this 4th Annual Visions of Wild festival with the theme “Changing Landscapes” Music, street closures, street performers and vendors will also participate. Patrons will meet at the Empress Lounge at 324 Virginia St. live music, nibbles and no host premium bar.

    Interested artists can find online submission information and guidelines here, or can contact the Project Curators directly at A complete list of installation locations and information about the exhibiting artists will be available to view on the Vallejo Art Windows website following the Sept 9th launch.

    Working with involved building owners, artists, and Vallejo citizens, Vallejo Art Windows is presented by Vallejo Community Arts Foundation in partnership with the Central Core Restoration Corporation, and the Downtown A & E District Advisory Council.

    How it Works

    Working in conjunction with the downtown property owners association, Vallejo Community Arts Foundation and the city, we secure temporary installation sites inside vacant storefronts. Downtown’s art revival is creating a buzz.  As in the past, our goal is to occupy all vacant retail storefronts throughout Vallejo’s Art and Entertainment District in order to bring art to the streets of Vallejo and increase commerce in the Downtown Arts & Entertainment District. There is no entry fee or rental fee to the artist. Each space is available thanks to the generosity of downtown property owners.

    Vallejo Art Windows is looking for artwork in a variety of media from individuals and groups:

    • 2D visual art
    • sculpture
    • video or new media
    • installations

    Every exhibit-site relationship has its own set of guidelines in terms of size, visibility, and other physical requirements. Typically you will supply all the materials as well as hardware for mounting your exhibit. You should be prepared to remove your work within 15 days should the space be rented. You must agree to leave each location in the same or better condition than you found it. This means that Vallejo Art Windows or the property owner will not sustain costs to restore the location to an acceptable condition as a result of the installation.

    Artwork should have a strong visual impact and should compliment or highlight the windows and spaces where they are installed. Artists, teams of artists, and established arts, culture and history organizations are invited to apply to have artwork installed at the locations described in this application. Every installation is a one-of-a-kind experience that requires all parties to communicate about appropriate and inappropriate content for a specific installation space. Vallejo Art Windows is sensitive to the needs and limitations of the property owners and particular locations. Art that will be visible from the sidewalk should abide by the content restrictions that apply to public art.