All posts by Randall Holbrook

oil paintings


Call for Entries – ColorLA
Deadline for Submissions: March 19, 2018

Visual artists in Southern California are invited to submit proposals for ColorLA, a unique competition that will select original creative works to display in and around commercial buildings owned by Metros Capital, a forward-looking real estate investment and development company. Artists have until 5 p.m. March 19 to enter the competition. Continue reading ColorLA

for mother nature

Working together we can save the remaining natural places on Earth.  Here you can find talented artists and artisans supporting environmental organizations.  Purchasing handcrafted items from them supports the arts AND the planet.

If you are an artist or craftsman with an online presence and a love of nature, you have come to the right place.  By participating, everything you create has the potential to make a difference in the world.  To participate in ForMotherNature, you will be pledging a portion of your sales proceeds to an environmental organization with a focus on wildlife or wild places.  You may have a favorite organization in mind, or we can help you find one.

Visit the formothernature website to learn more


The Newport Beach City Arts Commission is sponsoring a photography contest to encourage public awareness of the new sculptures in Civic Center Park.  The public is invited to submit photographs of one or more of the sculptures on display in Civic Center Park, 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach.  Interaction with the sculptures is encouraged, however photos cannot depict any climbing, hanging, modification or physical abuse of the sculptures. Continue reading NEWPORT BEACH SCULPTURE PHOTO CONTEST


Patchwork Show is Dear Handmade Life’s bi-annual, makers festival showcasing local emerging artists, crafters and designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops, gourmet food trucks and indie music.

All Patchwork shows are free to attend and family friendly. Vendors are selected through a jury process and feature clothing for men, women & kids, handbags, accessories, jewelry, art, ceramics, garden finds, home goods, plushies, crochet & knit items, pet gear, kits & patterns, bath & body goodies and more!

Applications close: April 6, 2018

Visit the Dear Handmade Life website for more information