Call for Art, Open internationally, All media considered

Juror Leisa Austin, Imago Galleries

Deadline to Enter: EXTENDED to April 15

May 7– June 11, 2016


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Delivery/shipping April 28th-May 6th, 12-5pm
•artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery. Please include return paid shipping label

Pickup Sunday: June 12 12-5pm


Accepted Artists:

Eva Andry, Victoria Ayres, Mariona Barkus, Joseph Begnaud, Gar Benedick, Richard Bohn, Chuka Susan Chesney, Erik Deerly, Ludmil Dimitrov, Carolyn Doucette, Elizabeth Dove, James Doyle, Suzanne Firstenberg, Rachel Fry, Sandra Gallegos, Carlos Grasso, Cristina Guadalupe Galvan, Karen Gutfreund, Richard Helmick, Derrick Hickman, Ericka Hoffman, Kelly Hoffman, Mark Indig, Marina Joyce, Chris Justice, Kirk Kain, Sherry Karver, Paul Kelley, Colleen M Kelly, Dawn Kramlich, Ingrid Lahti, Mario Laplante, Barbara Lekus, Kate MacDonald & Les Sears (K8L35), Stuart McCall, Trevor Messersmith, Janet Milhomme, Greg Morrissey, David Orr, Steven Roberts, Cate Roman, Nancy Roy-Meyer, Kathy Rudin, Gareth Seigel, H. Jennings Sheffield, Kathryn Shinko, Nicole Stahl, Charley Star, Dafna Steinberg, Felis Stella, Susie Stockholm, Nishiki Sugawara-Beda, Bethany Taylor, Renee Ward, Jeff Williams, Everett Williams, Nancy Wolitzer, Kathrine Worel, Carolyn Yarnell





The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) presents “tXtMe”, a juried call for art of contemporary creativity using letters, signs, text messages, words, lyrics, poetry, profanity and utter nonsense using digital media, Internet-based work, paint, pencil, neon or…?

Texting with imagery… and hitting “send” is something you might have done with a friend earlier today.  Text with beautiful hand-painted illuminations is something right out of the early medieval era.  Throughout history, text has been used in artwork to convey messages, be it sacred, political, or simply narrative. This tradition continues today as contemporary artists utilize text, letters and numbers as an integral part of their work.

Luminaries including Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Tehching Hsieh, Bruce Nauman, Edward Ruscha, and the late Sol LeWitt are a few… and there’s a good chance you do as well! ‘tXtMe’ is an innovative exhibition and exciting platform for you to showcase your text-related art to the world…


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Founded in 1991, Imago Galleries is considered one of the West Coast's premier contemporary galleries. Often mistaken for a boutique museum, the 18,000-square-foot gallery also has a sculpture garden and terrace. More than an architectural icon, owner Leisa Austin strives for curatorial excellence in bringing groundbreaking exhibitions of the highest caliber to the desert, as Imago Galleries celebrates 24 years on the West Coast art scene.


Leisa Austin CV

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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
Checks to the artists are processed within 30 working days of the close of the show.

Art sold remains on display until the close of the exhibition.

Although care will be taken in handling of entries, OCCCA accepts no responsibility for damage of work submitted to the competition improperly framed or packaged for handling.

Artists may wish to obtain their own insurance.

Artist agrees that display of the work in tXtMe is at artist's own risk. OCCCA is not responsible for any loss or damage arising from, connected with or related to theft, fire, vandalism, negligence, defamation, negligent display, water or flood, natural disasters, or any other occurrence, except that OCCCA are responsible for its own acts of willful misconduct or gross negligence. Artist hereby indemnifies and holds harmless, and agrees to defend OCCCA against any claims or demands arising out of or related to injury or damage caused by the Work, or from claims of infringement. OCCCA is not responsible for the appearance or non-appearance of committee members or their conduct. OCCCA is not responsible for the behavior of any guests or members of the public at the exhibition. Artist is responsible for obtaining insurance to cover damage to the works from any cause.

Artist contact information (email address, telephone) is only held for the purpose of contacting selected artists. All artist emails are added to our future events announcement email list. If you do not wish to be on the email list click the un-subscribe button when you receive the first announcement and your email will be automatically deleted.

By submitting works to tXtMe artists agrees to the rules set forth herein.

Hold Harmless Agreement:

I hereby release the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and its members from all liability of every kind and character on account of loss, damages, or injury to property which I may have while on the property at 117 N. Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA, 92701. and 1600 N. Broadway, Suite 210 Santa Ana, CA 92706

Any work left at OCCCA after exhibition closing, will be subject to a $10.00 per day storage fee. Any artwork left after 10 days from the pick up date will become the property of OCCCA

I understand that information contained in this form may be released to the media and that by entering this competition, I understand that my artwork may be photographed for promotional or other purposes.

Entry Agreement:

Submission for consideration in the exhibition, tXtMe constitutes agreement to the conditions stated in this document.


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Artwork by Ben Valenzuela

Chicano/Latino Artists United for Social Justice

Curated by Abe Moya

August 6 - September 10, 2016

VIP Party: Saturday, August 6th 4-6pm

Public Reception: Saturday, August 6th 6-10pm

Music by Higgy & Martin


Featured Artists:

Emigdio Vasquez, Abram Moya Jr., Ben & Jes Valenzuela, Gregg Stone, Carlos Callejo, Rosemary Vasquez Tuthill, Matt Southgate, Jose Loza, Guillermo Avalos, Ignacio Gomez, Ricky Lozano, Moises Camacho, Alicia Rojas, Angel Martinez, Henry Godines, Cecilia Ortiz, Enrique Brito, Atilano Bravo, Josh Correa, Ricardo Duffy, Roger Reyes, James Rocha, Briyana Negrette, Marina Aguilera, Maria Reyna

Special Exhibition:
‘Art for All’ workshop series with the Corbin Center, in our project gallery


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