Dear Bay Area Art Grind Subscribers, Followers, and Friends,
October 15th marks exactly 11 years since my first post on the SJSU Art Blog website, a site for artists by artists, while in graduate school. Post-grad school and into the throes of the realities of balancing an art career and real life, the name was changed to the Bay Area Art Grind. My desire in creating this free site had always been to help fellow artists navigate the waters to find opportunities to help their own careers. It is now time to take a new road.
Over 7500 posts later consisting of calls for artists, jobs, announcements, events, artist focus posts, and art news items, all good things must come to an end. The Bay Area Art Grind will be not be posting new calls, but calls with upcoming deadlines will remain. The site will be shutting down by year’s end for personal reasons and also an overwhelming desire to devote more time to making art. The associated Flickr and Twitter accounts will also be deactivated before the end of this year.
A heartfelt Thank You to all our wonderful subscribers and followers devoted to this site. I sincerely hope some of you have found an opportunity or two via our site that helped get your great art seen and made some connections along the way in your artistic ventures. And a big Arigato Gozaimashita to the BAAG support staff for their help and unwavering belief in my ‘big idea.”
All the Best,
Barbara Horiuchi, Bay Area Art Grind Editor & Founder