calls for art:

You Should Not be Here
(Usted No Deberia Estar Aqui)


Do you Belong? Do they Belong? We are often made to feel unwelcome or invisible either by borders, race, gender, social status, politics, beliefs, our own mind etc. This exhibition will explore these provocative themes, show us your work!


Deadline to enter: EXTENDED to OCTOBER 11th, 2014, Midnight


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More Information:

A SolArt Radio event hosted by OCCCA You Should Not be Here, Opens at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts on November 1st 2014 through December 16th 2014.

The exhibition will feature film screenings, video art & animation installations as well as musical performances through its run time. Schedules & performances to be announced (TBA).

The exhibition opens during the 10th annual Noche de Altares Celebration & Street Festival organized by El Centro Cultural de Mexico & the Noche de Altares Collective . It is also All Saint’s Day or Dia de los Muertos as its traditionally observed in Latin American Countries. The event draws over 10,000 souls to the FREE outdoor event and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts is located in the direct area of this celebration in the heart of Downtown Santa Ana’s Artist Village.

This exhibition will include works curated by: Sali Heraldez- Founder and Creative Director of SolArt Media & Design & SolArt Radio & curator at SolArt Gallery Café (2004 to 2011) and Lilia Lamas - Curator and member of the Sixpack Projects and curator for international events in Italy; Venice & Florence Biennials

Concluding the exhibition all participants will receive an e-mail with the website hosting the exhibition Images and list of participants, as well as images from the event.

A selection of accepted artists’ works will be exhibited in a to be announced location in Florence, Italy. Dates and details for participating artists to exhibit in Italy will be determined by January 2015.


You Should Not be Here: In this exhibition we will showcase artists who reflect themes that people don’t want to deal with or situations in which people choose to ignore in order to detach from reality.

The artist will focus the entries on their own concept, views & themes reflecting someone/something that “shouldn’t be here”. 


Deadlines and Dates

Submit videos and photo based artwork on-line

Selected works will be announced on-line

NOVEMBER 2 - DEC 16, 2014
Duration of You shouldn't be here exhibit at OCCCA


Artist Submission Material and Specifications:
Send up to three (3) videos and or images per entry

Mediums Accepted: video, sound art, moving image, film stills, mixed media, experimental text, interviews, documentaries, video dance works, and photography. 

An artist statement of how your work on how fits the theme.

Technical Requirements for your artwork proposed.

A participation fee of $38 U.S. for every 3 or up to 3 entries.

1. Must be at least 1,000 pixels wide, 300dpi
2. Larger than 100kb,
3. Uploaded in .jpg format only.

Video entries:
1. must be no larger than 400mb,
2. uploaded in .mov and .wmv formats only.


*fee includes service costs to provide online entry submission





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Artist is responsible for securing, arranging, and paying for cost of transportation and delivery of the art to OCCCA Gallery and for securing, arranging, and paying for cost of transportation of return of the works. Any art left at OCCCA Gallery more than 90 days after notice by OCCCA Gallery to Artist to recover the Work will be deemed abandoned by artist, and OCCCA may sell the abandoned art.

Artist releases OCCCA/SolArt from any and all claims and demands of any kind regarding damage or injury during delivery to and from OCCCA.

Artist agrees that display of the work at the competition is at artist’s own risk. OCCCA/SolArt are 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/SolArt are responsible for its own acts of willful misconduct or gross negligence. Artist hereby indemnifies and holds harmless, and agrees to defend OCCCA/SolArt against any claims or demands arising out of or related to injury or damage caused by the Work, or from claims of infringement. OCCCA/SolArt are not responsible for the appearance or non-appearance of committee members or their conduct. OCCCA/SolArt are 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 unsubscribe button when you receive the first announcement and your email will be automatically deleted.

By submitting works to You Should Not be Here, artists agrees to the rules set forth herein.


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