Call for Art: The Future of Freedom

City of Buena Park

Buena Park, CA

The Future of Freedom: Group Show Celebrating Juneteenth

OPEN CALL FOR ART!

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018

ARTWORK DROP OFF: MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2018

RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018 6-8pm

EXHIBITION DATES: TUESDAY, JUNE 19 to TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018

ARTWORK PICK-UP: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2018

 

DESCRIPTION 

The City of Buena Park’s Fine Arts Division invites artists from all backgrounds to submit artwork for consideration in our upcoming group show The Future of Freedom. The show will coincide with Juneteenth, the annual celebration marking the abolition of slavery in the United States. In the 153 years since the official end of slavery, the meaning of freedom has evolved through the hard work of activists from a variety of communities, from African Americans to immigrants, women, the LGBTQ community, indigenous communities, people with disabilities, workers, and beyond. As Toni Morrison tells us, “the function of freedom is to free someone else,” and together, we imagine new futures into existence and set to work forging paths to reach them. The Fine Arts Division invites artists to submit work that offers glimpses of the road ahead: possible references include Afrofuturism, decolonization, caring for the Earth, untold histories, matriarchy, queer futurity, and honoring our ancestors. We welcome both representational and non-representational (abstract) artwork in response to this theme.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications are accepted online only. Please visit this link for the application form, with complete instructions: https://goo.gl/forms/ZwhoPXtSrTuBFa663. Please contact Fine Arts Coordinator, Maya Mackrandilal, at mmackrandilal@buenapark.com with any questions or if you require assistance or accommodations to complete the application.

 The deadline for applications is Monday, May 28, 2018. Selected artists will be contacted by June 8, 2018. Artwork must be dropped off between 7:30 am and 12 pm on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Buena Park City Hall, located at 6650 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90621. Reasonable accommodations will be considered for artists who cannot drop off work on the drop-off date, please include your scheduling conflict on the application form and availability. 

 

ABOUT

About the Buena Park Fine Arts Division and the Exhibiting Artist Program

As a division of the Community Services Department, the Cultural and Fine Arts Division is committed to providing engaging programming for Buena Park residents of all ages, identities, and abilities in a welcoming and open environment. From live music and theatre to visual art and cultural excursions, we strive to celebrate the rich and multi-faceted diversity of our community. Through the support of City Council and the Cultural and Fine Arts Commission, we are able to offer free or low-cost activities and events that allow members of our community to access and enjoy art and culture. The goal of the City of Buena Park’s Exhibiting Artist Program is to provide our residents with access to engaging art and ideas produced by artists both locally, across Southern California, nationally, and internationally.  For more information visit BuenaPark.com or contact the Fine Arts Division at (714) 562-3868 or mmackrandilal@buenapark.com.

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