Call for Entries: ARRT and Human/Nature exhibit- due June 20

Call for Entries: ARRT and Human/Nature exhibit- due June 20

Call for Entries:

ARRT (Artists Respond and Resist Together) is collaborating with the Resource Center for Nonviolence (RCNV) to build momentum and inspire a more informed and active citizenry with its third annual juried exhibit at RCNV (612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060)

Theme: Human/Nature

Against the backdrop of an increasingly endangered planet, art is gaining new relevance. We recognize that we have entered a new geologic era, the Anthropocene, marked by the impact of human activity on the earth and its resources. Hence the title of the exhibition is Human/Nature implying the relationship humans have to the natural world. But at the same time we as artists can contemplate Human Nature and how it might provide some window of hope, for it is in our very nature to flourish, heal and nurture. Art can be instrumental in pointing the way towards a more ecologically sustainable future.

*Entry DEADLINE/ Submissions and fees due: Tuesday, June 20, 2019

*Notifications sent out: Weds. July 10, 2019
*Art DROP OFF: Tues. July 23, between Noon – 4:00pm

*EXHIBITION DATES: Friday, July 26 – Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019


· Friday, July 26: Opening Night

· Saturday, July 27: Film screening: Grit by Sasha Friedlander and Cynthia Wade, 7:30 RCNV – tickets will be available online

· Friday, August 2: First Friday Reception, 6-9pm
Friday, August 9: Community Talk with David Solnit – in this evening presentation and conversation, David will discuss the use of arts organizing for social change.

· Saturday, August 10: Workshop with David Solnit. A day long workshop on climate justice and its intersecting movements and struggles. Hands on banner/flag painting/stenciling, street murals and screen printing.

· Saturday, September 14: Closing celebration: Art pick up, banner making & street art at RCNV.

David Solnit is a climate justice, global justice, anti-war, arts, and direct action organizer, an author, a puppeteer, and a trainer from the Bay Area. He is co-founder of Courage to Resist, co-author of Army of None. He is co-founder of Art and Revolution, using culture, art, giant puppets and theater in mass mobilizations, for popular education and as an organizing tool.

Submission Details:

*This juried show is open to ARRT members. To join
ARRT (free), contact Sara

And please pass this Call for Entries on to other artists who may be interested.

• Artists are encouraged to submit work that is in the spirit of nonviolence.

• Email up to 4 jpegs of original work: 1920 pixels on the longest side @72 dpi. Include: Title, Medium, Size and Price (if for sale). Work must be received ready-to-hang on our wire adjustable hanging system.

***Email submissions to: **BE SURE YOU HAVE WRITTEN THE EMAIL ADDRESS CORRECTLY!*** If we don’t receive the submission and the deadline passes, the show will then be curated and there’ll be nothing we can do.

• Fees: $25.00 for up to 4 entries. Non-Refundable. Send checks payable to Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060, Note in memo: ARRT exhibit.

• Sales: will be handled by the artists and will include a 15% commission pd. to RCNV.

• Receptions: Artists may bring a limited number of cards/reproductions to sell at the Opening and First Friday reception, with a 15% commission going to RCNV. Participating artists will please bring a platter of finger food to the Opening reception, July 26th.

• Installation: Work must be ready to hang with wire only, no sawtooth hangers, etc. The Committee reserves the right to exclude work that is not deemed ready to hang with the cable system.

• Selection: The vast majority of artwork accepted will be 2D, hung on the wall using the cable system. Depending on space, a limited number of 3D works may be considered. Artist must provide a conventional pedestal). Size and weight may be a consideration. Work requiring special handling is to be installed & removed by the artist.

• Resource Center for Nonviolence Hours: Monday – Thursday, 12:00 – 4:00PM. Hours may be extended to include Saturdays, 1- 4 if ARRT members volunteer for Gallery Sitting.

• QUESTIONS? Contact:

Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060, 831.423.1626, The Resource Center for Nonviolence, founded in 1976, is a peace and justice organization promoting the practice of nonviolent social change. Their primary mission is to support the growth of nonviolent activists.

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