calls for art:


Call for Art, Open internationally, All media considered

Juror TBD

Deadline to Enter April 7

May 7– June 11, 2016


Click to Enter


$38* for each 3 entries. You can enter multiple times.
*includes processing and entry service fees

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…

Renowned juror (TBD) is judging this exhibit and we invite you to provide two and three-dimensional art that is exploring and expanding the concept of “Text Me”, following a broad and historical tradition… from ”drawn” to “digital” and beyond.



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 ___________________ 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 _____________________, 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, _________________ constitutes agreement to the conditions stated in this document.


X________________________________ DATE_________

  orange county center for contemporary artall images & content copyright © 2016