august 2012



The Spirit of Democracy


VIrtual Walkthrough

August 4 - 18th, 2012

Opening Reception: August 4th, 2012. 6pm to 10pm

The Spirit of Democracy at OCCCA exhibits the winning entries in an art contest sponsored by the Orange County Office of the Registrar of Voters on the themes of voting, the democratic process, and civic engagement

Several prominent artists and curators are participating, including Gina Genis with her award winning photo and text installation, “Economy Portraits,” named best art show in the OC for 2011


Member and Invited Artists:

Jeff Alu
Evalynn Alu
Stephen Anderson
Rich Bohn
Jeffrey Frisch
Gina Genis
Joella March

Skeith DeWine
VIctor Payan
Ryan Broughman
Matt Southgate

The Orange County Registrar of Voters invites all Orange County residents to enter the 2012 Spirit of Democracy Art Competition. The competition is open to all Orange County residents, with winning entries exhibited at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana.

A jury panel of distinguished members from the arts community will select First, Second, and Third Place winners, in addition to Honorable Mention prizes, in each of the following categories for entries that best depict the theme of the competition:

Category I: Grades 1 – 6
Category II: Grades 7 – 12*
Category III: 18 years* and older

A Grand Prize winner will be awarded to the overall winning entry.

* Artist who is 18 years old and a high-school student may choose to be considered in either Category II or Category III, but not in both categories.

Theme of the Art Contest:

The Spirit of Democracy is an initiative led by the Orange County Registrar of Voters, in partnership with the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA), to showcase the talent of local Orange County artists and stimulate ideas and discussion on democracy. The Spirit of Democracy invites submissions from artists that evince the democratic process, civic engagement, and what democracy and voting mean.

All artwork should strive to capture the Spirit of Democracy and be related to the importance of voting and volunteerism. Images or depictions not relevant to the theme will be disqualified from the contest.

Deadline Extended to July 30th

Call for Submissions Guidelines

Entry Form Application



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