Art with a Message

March 25, 2024       Randall Holbrook

All media/mediums welcomed
Juror: Nicolas Orozco-Valdivia

Deadline to enter:
May 30th, 2024

The arc of history bends toward justice. Messaged art just speeds things along. Art with sharp, implied, and/or focused messages can afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted. Messaged art helps us to envision a future free from the unconscionable tyranny of blind ignorance, oppression, and mindless discrimination. The late Carrie Fisher said, "Take your broken heart and make it into art." OCCCA invites artists to submit their art for a wide-ranging exhibition of text, symbols, posters, placards, videos, photography, paintings, sculptures, functional objects, installations, and new media projects.

In Art with a Message, strength, beauty, and truth walk hand in hand in hand. They can be packed with powerful visual inspirations and provocations in a wide range of styles covering a vast array of themes. Art with a Message can awaken the conscience of the world, celebrating diversity, tolerance, and art's ineluctable promise of happiness.

Free expression and topicality are traditions at OCCCA, an artist-run alternative space serving the contemporary art scene since 1980.

About the Juror: Nicolas Orozco-Valdivia has worked wth the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College where he has been a curatorial and research assistant. Orozco-Valdivia has curated or co-curated over a dozen contemporary art shows in Los Angeles. They span from his first show, Labor and Photography, which opened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in 2017 and grew out of his experience as an Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellow at the museum, to several shows at The Mistake Room, a nonprofit space in Los Angeles, where he was an assistant curator and is now a curator at large.

Deadline to enter: May 30, 2024
Exhibition Dates: July 6 - August 24, 2024

Minimum $45.00 for up to three JPGs.
$90.00 for six JPGs.
Maximum allowed: nine JPGs for $100.00. (A savings of $35.00)

All entry fees help support OCCCA, an artist-run, non-profit arts organization, serving the community since 1980.

To submit your work click HERE

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