Call for Art – ForbHidden – Causing Cultural Anarchy V

Call for Art – ForbHidden – Causing Cultural Anarchy V

Mare Island Art Studios and Causing Cultural Anarchy are excited to present our FORBhIDDEN gallery exhibit.

  • Have you wanted to create (or already created) art expressing who you are and how you identify with your sex, sexuality, gender, and identity, but were afraid to share it.
  • Are (or were) you afraid to share with the world this part of you and you kept it hidden because you felt both who you truly are and your art are forbidden?
  • Are you afraid it may be too shocking, personal, or expository of what you are living in these areas of who you are?

This is the fifth annual Mare Island Art Studios’ Causing Cultural Anarchy show. As artists, we sometimes create art that dares us, scares us, and pushes personal, communal, and cultural boundaries. These daring pieces threaten the norms of our own beliefs, as well as culture in general. We may be afraid to share them due to prior rejection and scorn, fear of what sharing something very personal can reveal to others, fear of public reactions, and many other valid reasons. This show may be the place for you to share and express your art.

We welcome and encourage all artists, especially queer artists and artists of color, to share art that is personal, brave new areas for you, political, satirical, objectionable, daring, anti-establishment, sexuality and gender defining and challenging, outside of definition, or works that have capabilities of challenging your, and maybe the viewers’, areas of comfort and taste. It can be almost any media including deconstructions, constructions, nudes, abstracts, allusions to narratives that convey something about you, something abstract, and/or something graphic that supports the theme of the exhibit – FORBhIDDEN – our hidden sex, sexuality, gender, and identity in art.

Media can include: Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Fabric Art, Fiber Art, Graphite, Glass Art, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Music, New Media, Oil, Painting, Pastel, Performance Art, Photography (Traditional and Digital), Printmaking, Projected, Sculpture, Video, , Watercolor, Written Word, and more.

Information about the jurors for this show will be shared soon.

Note: Only a select number of artists will be chosen to exhibit their art in the gallery for the in-person exhibition at our brick-and-mortar gallery in Vallejo, California.

Application deadline July 31. Exhibition dates Sept. 2 – 24 Sept. 24, 2023

Call for Art – ForbHidden – Causing Cultural Anarchy V


Date(s) - Mon, Jul 31, 2023
All Day


Mare Island Art Studios
110 Pintado St., Mare Island, Vallejo


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