The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (CA), International Open Call for Entries: Art As Protest

The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (CA),  International Open Call for Entries: Art As Protest

Deadline: May 1st, 2017

From their call: The arc of history bends towards justice. Protest art just speeds things along. Protest art afflicts the comfortable, and comforts the afflicted. Protest art helps us to imagine a future free from the tyranny of ignorance and deprivation. As the late Carrie Fisher said, “Take your broken heart and make it into art.” OCCCA invites artists to submit their art for an exhibition of posters, placards, videos, photography, paintings, sculptures, functional objects, installations, fashion and new media projects. In Art as Protest, beauty and truth march hand in hand. Packed with powerful provocations in a wide range of styles, and covering a vast array of themes, protest art awakens the conscience of the world, celebrating diversity, tolerance and art’s ineluctable promise of happiness.

Open to all media and to the entire planet. All work will be considered for sale unless otherwise indicated on the entry form. Proceeds from work sold: 60% to the artist, 40% to OCCCA.

Juror: Tyler Stallings received an MFA from Cal Arts in 1990. Since 1998, Tyler has organized exhibitions as Program Director for the Huntington Beach Art Center, and as Chief Curator at the Laguna Art Museum. He has also worked for the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. He currently serves as the Artistic Director at the University of California, Riverside, Cultural Center of the Arts and the Sweeney Art Gallery. 

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The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) is an artist operated California non-profit corporation dedicated to the pursuit of professional excellence and freedom of expression in the arts. OCCCA is located in the Santa Ana Artist Village, which is home to several galleries, artist studios, restaurants, shops, and First Saturday art walks.


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