PermaDirty Project Space has made a call for local resident artists who can commit to four service hours between Wednesday through Sunday until April 22.
PermaDirty Project Space is at 532 W. First Space, Unit 219, Claremont.
"We're reviewing applications," said Cynde Miller, a professor of art at Chaffey College and director and owner of the PermaDirty Project Space. "It's good to have them in as soon as possible," Miller said, adding there is a certain number of spots allocated for the newest artists.
"Right now we've actually had a few resident artists who have left to go to school and other things, and one of the reasons we have that open call is we have hours open. So it's good to call. Because the doors are not open if we don't have our resident artists here."
Miller said PermaDirty is an artist-run non-profit exhibition and artist production venue that is currently showcasing the exhibit, "Intertwine Originals" through May 3.
Celia Sanchez of Fontana is currently showcasing her photography in "Intertwine Originals."
"I mostly specialize in portraits and certain cultures," Sanchez said, adding Miller has been "very inspirational" for her career since meeting the owner at a 2006 Chaffey College student invitational art program.
"I met her and became friends with her. It was all up to me but she helped me kind of edit a lot. That's where my problems usually are.
Besides Sanchez, other artists in the "Intertwine Originals" exhibit are Kevin Alexander, Bob Hurton, Roger Tilton,
Miller said the PermaDirty gallery, open from noon to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, is different from other galleries.
"I think a lot of times people think that something has to be valuable only if it's elitist," Miller said. "And that's not what we do here. It's the antithesis of what we're about."
Miller said PermaDirty is a non-profit but not a 501c3 organization, It is in the process of getting together a board of directors.
We have an umbrella status under an organization called Fractured Atlas," Miller said. "It's a national organization, and they take on really small non-profits that don't have their 501c3 status yet."
For more information on PermaDirty, head to its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/permadirty.
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