CALL FOR ENTRIES: Art that celebrates the earth and environmentalism.

April 26th, 2010

We’re looking for artists who have pieces that celebrate saving the earth and environmentalism. Art can be items made from recycled things that would otherwise be in the landfill, themes of endangered animals or parks, themes of the need for community gardens, etc. Please know this will be hosted at a private residence silent auction and installation requests must very simple. Paintings, photography, ceramics and items less than 25 lbs preferred. Pieces need not be framed, but must be presentation-ready. Art will be selected on the merit of the piece and also thematic grouping with other entries. Multiple entries or group submissions encouraged.

Selected artists will receive recognition in Vox Femina LA’s concert program for “Cool Blue: Songs for a Green Earth” seen by over 200 music patrons at Zipper Hall on June 23rd and also as part of our garden party fundraiser on Sunday May 23rd. Vox Femina LA is a premier women’s chorus performing a concert with an environmental theme. More information about our organization and concert is at: http://www.voxfeminala.org

To apply for Vox Femina’s “Cool Blue Art Silent Auction,” please provide the following information by FRIDAY MAY 7, 2010 11:59pm for review. Results will be announced via email on WED MAY 12, 2010. You must be able to deliver (or arrange for delivery) of your item(s) to us at one of 2 times: Tuesday May 18 7:00-7:20pm (Koreatown) OR Saturday May 22 1pm-3pm (Altadena). If you have multiple entries, each piece should have a separate application with all of the following information:

1. Art piece name

2. Description (1-2 paragraphs max)

3. Size and any special handling

4. Digital photo of the art or link to a webpage with a photo of your piece

5. Your name, address, email, phone, and short 3-5 sentence artist’s bio.

6. Would you like to donate this piece for a tax-deductible contribution to Vox Femina LA (music 501c3 nonprofit)? If yes, please name the fair market value. and skip to question 8.

7. Would you like to sell this piece on consignment? Please name your wholesale/charity price, and we will add 25% for the starting bid. (Please note: If your piece is not sold, please coordinate with us for your pickup after the event. We are a volunteer organization and cannot deliver.)

8. Which day can you deliver your piece? Tues May 18 (Koreatown) or Sat May 22 (Altadena)

Please send this application with answers to all 8 questions to Jennifer Cheng, Art Silent Auction Coordinator, as soon as possible for best entry options and NO LATER THAN FRIDAY MAY 7 11:59pm. Entries must have completed answers to be considered. Please send email to sisterartist@yahoo.com with the subject header “Art Auction Entry.”

Thank you for supporting fellow artists in the music world and we look forward to seeing your submissions!

Our Holiday Concert is an L.A. Times Top Pick!

December 11th, 2009

I took a screen shot of the calendar section on the L.A. Times website:

vfla-latimes.jpg

Bringing Holiday Cheer to South Pasadena

December 8th, 2009

so this morning, bright and early (and in between 2 storm fronts, what timing!), some members of VFLA went out to Arroyo Vista Elementary School in South Pasadena to sing for the students, staff and even some parents.  much fun was had by all as we sang a short set of songs selected from our upcoming holiday concert (buy tickets! the concert’s Saturday!). the students were very attentive even though it was freezing and we were outdoors…many sang along as we did our last two songs, We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Jingle Bells.

thanks to everyone who participated, i think the kids had a good time!

posting some candids i took after the performance…

VFLA at Arroyo Vista Elementary #1

VFLA at Arroyo Vista Elementary #2

VFLA at Arroyo Vista Elementary #3

Calling all Westsiders!

November 19th, 2009

by guest blogger Jennifer Cheng

WTF?! Festival

For those of you who need to walk off your holiday meals, please join us for caroling! You can see us at our Pasadena concert, and remind yourself of some holiday lyrics before you join us caroling in Culver City with Tim Robbin’s The Actors Gang on December 19.

Ok, for those of you Westsiders who don’t go east of the 405, this is your opportunity to show your love for talented women who sing, and guess what? The collective love and joy is multiplied! Caroling is always my favorite part of December, bringing joy to people across different religions and cultural traditions.

So much to do in LA!

November 12th, 2009

calendar

So, as part of our obligations to the grant we received from the Los Angeles County we are required to post our events on their experienceLA.com site. In doing so, I was reminded on how cool this site is! Unlike Goldstar, it is full of events produces by folks who are just like us – small, non-profit, LA community based, arts organizations. You know how you are always saying “This city is so rich with cultural happenings! I gotta get me out to some!” ? Well, maybe that was just me saying that, but this is a great way to keep informed of what’s going on. Also – our concert is posted here, and there are some cool features like “set a reminder” or “sent an invite” that makes letting your people know about our event easy. So thank you LA County Arts Council, for making us do something kinda smart!

Pictures of LA County Holiday Celebration’s crew getting pictures of us!

November 11th, 2009

well, ok, not really pictures, unless you count the moving kind! Really, a crew came out to do some background before we perform on Christmas Eve at the Dorothy Chandler (all information that you may need can be found in the previous post by Lauren).

 anyway, here are a few pictures i snapped of the crew as they asked us what we all did for a living…

So What Do You Do?

And You? What Do You Do?

Can You Tell Us One More Time What It Is That You Do?

I’m Pretty Sure We Know What You Do!

LA County’s Holiday Celebration Featured Artists! What?!?

November 6th, 2009

All Wrapped Up for the Holidays

That’s right! A film crew from LA County’s Annual Holiday Celebration is coming to our rehearsal next Tuesday 11/10 to film us. (duh – that’s what film crews do) They are also going to interview some of us too! We think that the footage will be used to promote their event, but I’m not sure where. Hopefully on KCET!

For those of you who do not know about the  LA County’s Annual Holiday Celebration, it is most awesome! Since 1964 the Los Angeles County Arts Commission has produced a Holiday Celebration in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center on December 24th. Admission is totally free! Also, it is a multi-cultural event performed by local LA arts organizations, which means you are apt to see some traditional Christmas stuff, and some more modern takes on the holiday. Last year a dance company performed a very interesting and fun interpretation of the Nutcracker Suite. I think there was a dinosaur involved. And what says Happy Holidays more than prehistoric creatures?

So if you are in town Christmas Eve, check it out! And stay tuned for more info on the filming.

Oy. It’s Been A While

November 2nd, 2009

ok, internets, what have you been up to since…February?!?!!

we finished our 12th season (our june concert was fabulous! we had some of our favorite kids from Creative Planet School of the Arts sing and dance with us!) and are now up and running with our 13th season.

and since it’s #13, we’re doing something a little different this year: a holiday concert! yep, vox is decking the halls in december with our first (and quite possibly our only) concert celebrating the sounds of the season.  so while it’s a little strange to be rehearsing holiday music in october, we’re looking forward to spreading holiday cheer to you and yours!

for information and tickets please visit our website: www.voxfeminala.org.

the internets are great for spreading the word!

February 13th, 2009

so we’re using our collective bits of social networking and viral marketing and whatever else we can think of to get the word out about our upcoming stuff…

February 21, 2009:  An Intimate Gathering with Susan Egan

Treat yourself to a dazzling evening and support Vox at this fundraising extraordinaire!

For a $75 donation, you will join a select few at a lovely estate in Brentwood for a private performance by the Tony Award® nominated Belle of Broadway and acclaimed star of theatre, film, television, and music, Susan Egan.

Start your evening with drinks and hors d’ oeuvres and then sit back as Susan’s singing transports you to other worlds. Be among the first to experience the thrill as she debuts new repertoire and travel down memory lane as she treats you to some of the classic Broadway hits that she made famous. After the show, enjoy the intimate setting and learn more about Susan as she engages in a lively conversation with Vox’s Artistic Director, Dr. Iris Levine. It will be a night you’ll never forget!

Please hurry – only 75 may join us for this private viewing, so reserve your spot today for this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Purchase Tickets Online at: http://voxfeminala.org/store/susanegantix.htm

About Susan Egan: http://www.susanegan.net

ALSO:  Sing For The Cure

 ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Saturday, March 14, 2009, 8PM

Wilshire United Methodist Church
4350 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

Be part of a truly life changing event, when Vox and friends take you on a profound musical journey chronicling the experiences of breast cancer survivors and their families.

This original song cycle based on true stories incorporates the struggle, the hope and the humor of dealing with this disease.

We sing to remember, we sing to celebrate and we will send your spirit soaring with stories of hope and healing.

Purchase Tickets Here:  http://voxfeminala.org/store/marchtix1.htm

that’s it for now, i’m sitting in the airport waiting for my flight to seattle.  hope to see you at our upcoming events!

did you see us? if you missed it, you missed out!

November 11th, 2008

our concert ROCKED.  rachel york is awesome!  and we got a write up on broadwayworld.com.  the article:

Broadway’s leading lady, Rachel York (Les Miserables & Victor/Victoria), stepped in last minute for an ailing Broadway Belle, Susan Egan (Beauty & The Beast) for the standing room only crowd for VOX Femina’s SING-ULAR SENSATIONS tribute to Broadway on Saturday night in Los Angele’s Zipper Hall.

In the age old adage of the show must go on, Ms. York not only brought the audience to their feet with thunderous applause on more than on occasion with “Don’t Rain On My Parade” (Jule Styne & Bob Merrill from Funny Girl), “I Dreamed a Dream” (Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boubill from Les Miserables), and “Maybe Next Time” (John Kander & Fred Ebb from Chicago), but also left them in side splitting hysterics with brilliant impersonations of Streisand and her Broadway co-stars Julie Andrews and Liza Minnelli.

Read the rest of this entry »