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Artists

Fixed
Visual Art ,
submitted by
Oak Park Art League

ART FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: MADE TO DISRUPT

OCTOBER - HUMANITIES MONTH

ART FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: MADE TO DISRUPT

Disrupt - An action to prevent something, especially a system, process or event, from continuing as usual or as expected.

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” ― Banksy

Powerful art reflects the issues of the time it was created, commenting on injustices, inequality, subversive forces or subconscious collective behaviors that are called out and called on to create or advocate for change. Art made to influence change, disrupts. It can drastically alter our views and requires actions. It compels the viewer to re-evaluate norms and to truly see a way forward. Art has historically initiated change in perception and opinions, organized thoughts and birthed social movements to achieve greater collective awareness. Art can be made as a call to action to motivate us to participate and to satisfy our desire to be heard. The drive to express the power of an idea through the act of creating art, can bring forth a sense of community, and focus the lens of social activism.

This is an open call for artwork that is grounded in the desire to create social awareness or change on any number of social issues; voting rights, environmental justice, racial injustice, immigration, identity, hunger & food insecurity, political imbalance and gun violence, just to name a few. This exhibition aims to highlight work that makes us uncomfortable, that encourages deeper reflection, and pushes for true social change.

Judge: TBA 

Merit awards: 5 merit awards will be given - $50 each

Drop off work: Sept. 30th, Oct. 1st and 2nd.

Exhibition dates: October 5th - October 28th

Opening reception: Friday, October 8th, 7-9pm.

Pick up work: October 29th, 30th, November 2nd

Cost per submission:

Members: $20 first piece, $15 second piece.

Non-members: $30 first piece, $20 second piece.

All work will be accepted into this open call show.

Refer to exhibition guidelines for entry information and size restrictions.

All work must be ready to hang. No sawtooth hangers will be accepted.

All work should have been completed in the past three years and not previously exhibited at OPAL. Please bring work to the Oak Park Art League at 720 Chicago Avenue in Oak Park, IL.

www.oakparkartleague.org

Details
Deadline: 10.02.2021
Contact
Name: Gallery Manager
Email: gallery@oakparkartleague.org
Address: 720 Chicago Ave
Phone: 7083869853