Art As Protest – Call for Art – Deadline May 1st

Art As Protest: An Open Call For Art From OCCCA

Exhibition Dates: June 3 through July 8, 2017

Juror: Tyler Stallings
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.

Deadline to Enter May 1st

Accepted work drop off Sunday, May 28th 12-5pm
Shipped work arrive between May 25-28th

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, 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.

Topicality is a tradition at OCCCA, an artist-run alternative space serving the contemporary art scene since 1980.

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