Our TEDx T-Shirts Are Very Good Looking…

A huge thank you to Brian Torres, a local Orange County artist and Graphic Designer who freely donates his creative resources and time to causes he strongly believes in (like TEDx, both this year’s and last year’s, TEDxFullerton) and Tim Anderson, Nothing Shocking, who designed and printed TEDxSAArtistsVillage’s very good looking T-shirts.

You must see, tickets on sales now!


Be an Angel for $250.00!

Be an Angel for $250.00!  For a $250.00 tax-deductible donation to TEDxSAArtistsVillage, you will receive 2 tickets, partner 2 students and receive “ANGEL” recognition as a Partner in our event slide show.  And, you’ll receive a big shout-out at our reception.  If interested, please email Susan at creativeorangecounty@hotmail.com.

*** Today, I received a wonderful email from a CSUF student in the Exhibition Design Program.  She and her fellow students would like to attend TEDxSAArtistsVillage. They are planning to ask CSUF for funding but maybe Orange County’s “creative” community could help fund?





3 More Days! Entries Due, 8.31.11!

3 MORE Days!  Entries Due, 8.31.11, 1st Annual Creative Orange County Short/Film Video Festival

Curated by Rat Powered Films, in cooperation with CSUF Grand Central Art Center…1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners will debut/be showcased at TEDxSAArtistsVillage, 10.1.11…

Entries must meet these criteria:

§  Incorporate theme, “EXTRAordinary”.

§  Run a maximum of 10 minutes (no minimum running time).

§  Experimental, narrative, animated, and documentary approaches are all acceptable, either color or black-and-white, in NTSC or PAL format.

§  All films must be submitted on DVD.  And able to be viewed on a standard DVD player.

§  There is no entry fee.

Other pertinent information:

§  Please send DVD to Rat Powered Films, c/o CSUF Grand Central Art Center, 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701.

Rat Powered Films, ACE Curators

Rat Powered Films – ACE Curators!! 1st Annual Creative Orange County Short Film/Video Festival…

Bob Pece and Amy Caterina are Santa Ana-based Rat Powered Films (www.ratpoweredfilms.com).  Beginning in 2002, Rat Powered Films curated and screened dozens of film/video events throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties, the most notable being 6 Booths in 7 Weeks, in 2003 and Take Off Your Coat, Stay Awhile, in 2006 at Santa Ana’s Grand Central Art Center and Rats is a Four-Letter Word in
2009 at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana. RPF received a grant from the Downtown
Santa Ana Business Council and National Alliance of Mental Illness Orange
County. They have several film projects in the works including Consumption,
a collection of short films interviewing people who work in the field of mental
health, consumers, and people who have experienced the stigma of mental
illness, Art-as-Anodyne, interviews with men and women in conjunction
with A Window Between Worlds, a non-profit organization dedicated to using art
to help end domestic violence, and a series of interviews featured at CSU
Fullerton in Spring 2011 as part of an exhibition chronicling the history of
the art department.  In early 2011, they were members of the jury panel
for the Smogdance Film Society Short Film and Video Festival.

Congrats go to Amy, who’s the Orange County Great Park’s FIRST Artist-in-Residence.  She’s out there in her studio, stop by and say hi. She’s promised to tell us about it, soon…

Best wishes to Bob, who’s recovering from a tragic accident.  Don’t worry, worry.  He’s on the mend and ready to watch all your short films/videos..

And, we will have a special guest curator, hush hush now but stay tuned…

TEDxSAArtistsVillage is not just about Artists, for Artists!

TEDx events are named by place, geography.  Examples:  TEDxCalTech, TEDxUSC, TEDxHollywood, TEDxChicago, TEDxEast (New York NY), TEDxNairobi, TEDxBilbao et al. Note of Interest – In 2011, over 2,000 TEDx events will be held worldwide – www.ted/tedx.com.

At TEDxSAArtistsVillage, our speakers are authors, scientists, educators, social enterprise and non-profit entrepreneurs and yes, artists.   They’re Millenials, Gen X, Gen Y and Baby Boomers.  They are passionate, open-minded individuals with inspiring ideas to share…

Please join us for an inspiring, EXTRAordinary day!  Tickets on sale now…

Yost Theater… What a venue!

Creative Orange County, curator TEDxSAArtistsVillage, is so very pleased to have the newly renovated Yost Theater as its venue.  The TEDx event team: myself, Todd Stauder, Cheryl Posner, minus Rob Croft who’s located in CA’s Central Valley, had a terrific meeting today at the Yost w/Dennis, Shane.

The venue just opened 2 weeks ago and looks awesome.. They are already rocking w/events, check out www.yosttheater.com..

We’re also rocking to bring you a terrific TEDxSAArtistsVillage.. We will have a special surprise for this year’s stage set.  Stay tuned for updates, more details..

Tickets on Sale Now!

Hi SoCal TEDsters/TEDxers!

Tickets on Sale as of 1am today!  Only $55.00!  Reserve yours, your friends, family and colleagues now for a fabulous day of topical  speakers, short film/video (1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the 1st Annual Creative Orange County Short Film/Video Festival), pre-recorded TED Talks and live musical performances.

Curated and produced by Creative Orange County, TEDxSAArtistsVillage
is the successor to TEDxFullerton, the FIRST EVER TEDx event in Orange County, where the conversation began about what it means to be a “creative” community…