Press mentions


Art that points toward a sustainable future in the middle of a climate crisis.
LA Times, TimesOC Staff, July 21, 2021

Piecing together a picture of ‘Car Culture’ at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. LA Times By Vera Castaneda, February 18. 2021



A Sublime Farewell From Lutz Bacher at UCI, and an Escape Via Naida Osline at OCCCA,
OC Weekly, By Dave Barton. November 27, 2019

OC Center for Contemporary Art explores time in new exhibit,
OC Register, By Hanh Truong. September 5, 2019

On ‘Visual Conversations,’ ‘two*cubed’ and ‘Made in California’
OC Weekly By Dave Barton. June 27, 2019

Exploring Space and Place with two•cubed. Irvine Weekly by Evan Senn

David Michael Lee and Beverly Jacobs, Visual Art Source, by Liz Goldner

Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Celebrates Its Final Performance
OC Weekly By Morgan Edwards, May 10, 2019



Two Stunning Exhibits Highlight the AIDS Epidemic and Sex Trafficking in Black and White
OC Weekly, Dave Barton, December 20, 2018

Strange Sounds Transport Attendees at Santa Ana Noise Fest X
OC Weekly, Scott Feinblatt, November 12, 2018

Remembering Without Flinching
Three Artists’ Work Commemorates Those Lost to AIDS in Their Prime

A&U Magazine, By Hank Trout. Oct 12, 2018

Andrea Patrie and ‘It’s Time’ Exhibits in Santa Ana Take on the Most Uncomfortable of Topics. OC Weekly, By Dave Barton, July 19, 2018



Santa Ana Noise Fest Ends 2017 With a Bang
OC Weekly, By Alex Distefano, December 27, 2017

Order and Chaos, Rich and rewarding work at OCCCA
Diversions LA, By Genie Davis, Sept 20, 2017

"Artists Unite!" Brought the Music Back to the Movement at OCCCA,
OC Weekly By Gabriel San Roman, June 30, 2017

'Art As Protest' at OCCCA Does Too Much of Latter, Too Little of Former,
OC Weekly By Dave Barton, June 22 2017

‘Art as Protest’ paints grim headlines,
Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot By David Hansen, June 15, 2017

UCI Wonderwomen Climate Science Grad Students AND “Art As Protest” in Santa Ana,
KUCI Ask a Leader podcast, By Claudia Shambaugh, June 13, 2017

Can Santa Ana be a literary hotspot? New festival aims to find out,
OC Register, By Peter Larsen, March 3, 2017

Women Poets Deliver Laughter and Solidarity at OCCCA's Bonfire Night!
OC Weekly, By Jacqueline Linares, March 1, 2017

"INCARCERATION", Visual Art Source, By Suvan Geer

Exhibition Depicts Injustice in the Justice System,
Laguna Beach Indy, By Daniella Walsh, February 16 2017

Getting artsy in America’s most creative places.
Viewfinder, By Lily Rogers, February 15, 2017

'Incarceration' exhibition's art shines a light on dark corners of justice,
Los Angeles Times, By Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil, February 9, 2017

Exhibit explores life behind bars,
OC Register, By Antonie Boessenkool, February 6, 2017



Santa Ana Noise Fest VIII is Another Goddamn Great Festival of Sound and Vision,
OC Weekly, By Lisa Black, December 15, 2016

George Herms at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art,
Art & Cake, By Patrick Quinn, October 15, 2016

George Herms,
ArtScene, By Mario Cutajar, October 1, 2016

"Seen for Syria": Art in Service of a Moral Imagination,
KCET, By D. J. Waldie, January 19, 2016

An artist's response to the Syrian conflict,
Los Angeles Times, By Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil, January 17 2016



A Conversation With Artist Soulaf Abas On New Exhibit On Syria,
OC Weekly, By Kristine Hoang. Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Ðộc đáo triển lãm 'Thế Hệ: 40 Sắc Màu Giữa Ðen Và Trắng',
Người Việt, By Văn Lan. December 9, 2015 

Santa Ana Noise Festival Returns To OCCCA,
OC Weekly, By Scott Feinblatt, November 19, 2015

The Assembly Presents It's Latest Contemporary Dance Assemblage,
OC Weekly, By Scott Feinblatt, November 13, 2015

Santa Ana Art Stays Fashionably Progressive,
Los Angeles Times, by David Hansen. Nov 8, 2015

The Pagan Music Festival: A Night in Reverence of Samhuinn,
OC Weekly, By Scott Feinblatt Fri., Oct. 30 2015

Readers' Choice Winners 2015 Orange County 2015 - Best Art Gallery

Best Upcoming Art Exhibits In OC This Fall,
CBS Los Angeles, By Steven Bryan, September 14, 2015

ALTERNATIVE Universe Exhibition, MAXRadio.FM, Aug 31, 2015

Breath of Fire Latina Theater is Back With Reading in Memory of Co-Founding Member,
OC Weekly, By Gabriel San Roman, August 28, 2015

2015 Orange County Zine Fest spreads the love for indie press,
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, By Emma Anderson, July 20, 2015

How Many Different Types of Zines Are There?
OC Weekly, By Candace Hansen Fri., Jul. 17 2015

Musicians Create Four Diverse and Innovative Programs for the Community as Part of a “Musician Innovation Grant” Pacific Symphonys Soundwave, 2015

OCCCA Gets 'Moist' Ginger Shulick Porcella features a bunch of bodily fluids and their respective orifices at the Santa Ana art gallery's latest exhibit.
OC Weekly, By Dave Barton, June 25, 2015

Pacific Symphony Launches New Concert Programs for Musician Innovation Grant
Broadway World Classical. June 20, 2015

Echo Lew’s New Works Reflect a Life Based in Aesthetics as Much as Utility,
Aeqai, By Anise Stevens. May 19, 2015

“Drawing In Space” Opens At Orange County Center For Contemporary Arts
By Divulge Magazine Contributor Tim Woo, May 10, 2015



Santa Ana Noise Fest Inspires Underground Artists to Turn It Up,
OC Weekly, By Alex Distefano Wed., Dec. 17 2014

Q and A With Edith Crash. Gypset Magazine. By Luis Polanco, Dec 11, 2014

You Should Not Be Here Closing Party! Edith Crash y Dorian Wood ofrecen un espectáculo único en la fiesta de clausura de #YSNBH. Por La Banda Elástica | Fotos:María Madrigal

Donation drive benefits aspiring artists,
OC Register. By David Lopez, Nov. 26, 2014

OCCCA's 'You Should Not Be Here' Lives Up to Its Title,
OC Weekly. By Dave Barton, Thursday, Nov 20 2014

Metamorphoses, Award-winning fine art photographer Kurt Weston uses art as a “trans-portal” between a pre-AIDS past and a post-AIDS future
A&U Magazine. By Alina Oswald, Oct 28, 2014

The Art of OC An eclectic look at the season's cool visual culture, from classic California Impressionism to the edgiest of the Avant-Garde,
Coast Magazine. By Kendric Francis, Oct 3. 2014

The Art Of Stem Cells: An inner look from the curator herself. . .,
UCI Stem Cell Research Center’s Blog. By Leslie Davis, Oct 3, 2014

Continuing and Recomended 2014
ArtScene. By Roberta Carasso, Oct 2014

Stem Cells Star in Marriage of Art and Science,
Laguna Beach Independent. By Daniella Walsh, Sept 4, 2014

Patrons Welcome to Multiply at “The Art of Stem Cells”
KUCI Radio interview, by Claudia Shambaugh, Sept 2, 2014 

VAALA’S Artistic Exploration of “HÔME”,
diaCritics, By Jade Hidle, July 17, 2014

OCCCA and VAALA Open HÔME Exhibition,
Người Việt, July 03, 2014

‘Happy Medium’ Says to Smile Now, Cry Later,
OC Weekly, By Dave Barton, June 19, 2014

¡Aparato! Opens Musical Doors to Other Worlds,
OC Weekly, By Gabriel San Roman, March 21, 2014

Go See ¡Aparato! Perform At Their Album Release Bash,
Santarnero Zine by Jasmine Gallardo, March 18, 2014

¡Aparato! flies in the face of musical convention,
The Santa Ana Register
 pg. 3 - March 14, 2014

Emigdio Vasquez, Godfather of Chicano Art OCCCA's exhibit shows the maestro at his best, OC Weekly, By Aimee Murillo, Thursday, March 13, 2014

Orange County Arts Preview 2014!,
OC Weekly, By Dave Barton Thursday, Jan 2 2014



Talk to the Hand Inspirational women speak through these powerful images.
Coast Magazine, By Melanie Gregg September 25 - 2013

Newlyweds Plan an Interesting Wedding Reception at OCCCA: An Art Show of Their Work, OC Weekly, By Aimee Murillo, Aug. 30, 2013

'Connect Heal End Stigma' OC Weekly, By Erin DeWitt

’60s psychedelic magazine revisited at Santa Ana museum,
OC Register, By Jordan England-Nelson, June 7th, 2013

Chicano artist to receive 'Maestro' Award Saturday OC Register

Emigdio Vasquez, Legendary Chicano Artist, to Be Honored This Weekend in Santa Ana with Prestigious Award, OC Weekly, By Gustavo Arellano, May 23rd, 2013

Rincón bohemio: Emigdio Vásquez será reconocido en Santa Ana.
OC Excelsior, May 17th, 2013

Modern life in pieces in OCCCA show. Three artists deconstruct the world and give viewers images to think about. OC Register by Evan Senn. May 17th, 2013

Embrace at OCCCA OC Art Blog, By Suzanne Walsh, February 28th, 2013

Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls Orange County at OCCCA
Santanero Magazine, Jan 28th, 2013

OC Rock 'n' Roll Camp For Girls Seeks to Raise Funds Saturday!,
OC Weekly, By Gabriel San Roman, Jan. 25th, 2013



OCCCA's New Photography Exhibit Hits You With Its Best Shots,
OC Weekly, By Dave Barton, Dec 27th, 2012

Gut Punchin' Music: Santa Ana Noise Fest,
KCET Artbound, by Evan Senn, Dec 7th, 2012

"Siempre es Hoy" on KCET

Exhibit documents 20 years of Latin Alternative music,
89.3 KPCC by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, November 23rd, 2012

Siempre es Hoy: Celebrating the Vibrant Mexican Music Scene
OC Art Blog, by Joy Shannon, November 14th, 2012

RaiseAChild.US Launches Campaign Seeking LGBT Prospective Foster Parents Comedian Alec Mapa to perform at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, PRWEB, November 13, 2012

Siempre es Hoy: Capturing the Latin Alternative Moment
KCET, by Lilledeshan Bose. November 5th, 2012

Sempre és avui Rockviu | Actualitat | dissabte, 3 de novembre de 2012

'Siempre es Hoy' Photo Exhibit Captures the World of Rock en Español From Behind the Lens, OC Weekly, by Gabriel San Roman, Fri., Nov. 2nd, 2012

A Taste of Santa Ana offers food, music and more.
OC Register, By Richard Chang, September 7, 2012

Can’t spell Contemporary without OC ART,, by Melissa Flores, August 2, 2012

Gallery Visit–OCCCA, Maldita Frontera, Notes on Art, July 10th, 2012

OCCCA Tick-Tocks On the Art Block,
OC Weekly, by Dave Barton, Thursday, Jun 14 2012

Best Art Museums In Orange County,
CBS Los Angeles, May 14, 2012

New works by Brett Amory,
Hi-Fructose Magazine, by Nastia Voynovskaya, May 4th, 2012

Chill Out, Coast Magazine, By Roberta Carrasso, March 2012

Evil Lurks in Santa Ana, OC Art Blog, by Suzanne Walsh, February 12th, 2012

OCCCA Presents 'Gothic': Bleak Days, Black Nights,
OC Weekly, By Stacy Davies Friday, Feb 10th, 2012

Grimm Outlook, Riviera Magazine, by Rose Flores Medlock, January 27th, 2012

Gothic, Culture Magazine, By Stacy Davies

London in the OC, Zeitgeist Magazine, by Nicola Anthony, January 11th 2012



Envisioning downtown with planner James Rojas,
OC Register, by Sandra Peña Sarmiento, Oct 4th 2011

Energy at OCCCA and Santa Ana Artwalk, ashesinorangepeels, August 7th 2011

Diving into the OC Talent Pool, 944 Magazine pg91, by Mary Ruiz, May 2011

Cuban Raperas Krudas Cubensi Return to SanTana!
OC Weekly, By Gabriel San Roman, May 18th 2011

The Art of iPhone Photography in Orange County,
Huffington Post, By John Seed, April 21st 2011

Pixels: The Art of iPhone Photography, Artweek.LA, Vol. 19 March 28th, 2011

Opening This Week: Pixels: The Art of iPhone Photography at OCCCA,
Life in LoFi, by Marty Yawnick on March 30th, 2011

Continuing and Recommended, ArtScene, by Roberta Carasso, March 2011

'Wide Angle View' Shows the Personal Is Political,
OC Weekly, by Dave Barton, March 3rd 2011

Wide Angle View, New University, by Michael Chin, March 8th 2011

가깝고도 먼 오렌지카운티 숨겨진 명소 제대로 즐기자
(Nearby and far away Orange County Enjoy some of the hidden attractions)

The Korean Times, February 25, 2011



Latin Alternative Music Guide: OC Edición!
OC Weekly, By Gabriel San Roman, November 26, 2010

O.C. day trip: Santa Ana Artists Village, Sunset Magazine, Oct 2010

Patrick Merrill at CSU Fullerton, Fullerton, California; College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, California, ArtScene, by Roberta Carasso. September 2010

The Eclectic Company Experience. This Santa Ana collective wants audiences to discover just how strange OC can sound, OC Weekly, by Nate Jackson, May 30th, 2010

OCCCA Has Daddy Issues 'Father Material' mostly offers surreal, thought-provoking insights into maleness. Mostly, OC Weekly By Dave Barton, Thursday, Feb 18th, 2010



Top 10 art exhibitions in O.C. and So Cal,
OC Register, by Richard Chang, Dec 30th, 2009

Artists Discover Mission Hospital's Imaging Equipment,
Mission Viejo Dispatch, Dec 8th, 2009

Prison Dreams, Nocturnal Butterflies and 4th St.,
OC Weekly, By Nate Jackson, Thursday, Jun 4th, 2009

Medicine, high-tech and art unite in Santa Ana,
OC Register, by Richard Chang, Feb 14th, 2009

Exclusive - "Art of Imaging" Photo Gallery, Enterrprise Imaging, February 2nd, 2009



The Big Question, Amusings, Hauntings and Wantings,
OC Weekly, by Erin Dewitt, Thursday, November 27th, 2008

It's Alive! Weird Science at Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, OC Weekly, by Greg Stacy, November 20th, 2008

Atrocity Becomes Art at OCCCA's 'Just How Does a Patriot Act' Show,
OC Weekly, by Greg Stacy, Oct 19th, 2008

Grunt and Squeak and Squawk With the Animals at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, OC Weekly, by Greg Stacy, Sep 25th, 2008

‘Enclosed, Encased & Enrobed’ = Enthralling,
OC Register, by Richard Chang, June 24th, 2008

O.C. artist Suki Berg is still going strong in her 90s,
O C Register, by Richard Chang, April 23, 2008

Breast in Show, Utne, by Danielle Maestretti, March 3rd, 2008

The Nipple Project, Women's Health News, Rachel Walden, Feb 27, 2008

Peek-a-boob: The Nipple Project empowers,
OC, by Iris Yokoi, Feb. 16th, 2008



Views from Both Sides of the Border,
Los Angeles Times, Augustin Garza, June 2, 2007, page E12



Open House in Santa Ana Worth Checking Out,
OC Register, by Richard Chang, Nov 12th, 2006

Exhibit: Art and illness. An enticing exhibition visually depicts diseases, their effects and the efforts to combat them. OC Register, by Liz Goldner, Aug 13th, 2006



Having their anti-war say, OC Register, By Daniella Walsh, Nov 13th, 2005

Leaving room for nostalgia: OCCCA's 25th-anniversary exhibit shows an institution's past and present. OC Register, Daniella Walsh, July 21, 2005

Artists co-op marches with a winner
OC Register, by Daniella Walsh, Sun, May 15, 2005

Nippley Sweetness and Light,
OC Weekly, By Rebecca Schoenkopf, Thursday, Apr 14th 2005



Grand illusion. The show 'Pareidolia,' featuring artworks composed of everyday objects, is humorous and profound. OC Register, By Daniella Walsh ,Wed, September 15th, 2004



Several O.C. art venues get fired up over works of ceramic art.
The Orange County Register, By Richard Chang, Nov 9th, 2003



Out Here–Beyond the Mainstream
Los Angeles Times, Mike Boehm, September 19, 2001, pgs 2, 10-12

Perv Alert!, OC Weekly, Rebecca Schoenkopf, September 14, 2001, page 36

Where’s the Beef? Orange County Register, Richard Chang, September 2, 2001, pages 17-18

A Surprise Serving of ‘Beefcake’,
Los Angeles Times, Vivian LeTran, September 1, 2001

Finding Good Art Won’t be a labor
Orange County Register, Richard Chang, Aug 31, 2001, Show section

Vintage Paint-by-Numbers Paintings Make a Comeback
Art Business News, Vanessa Silberman, July, 2001

Different Tones and Tunes from Just Strings
Orange County Register, Timothy Mangan, July 2, 2001, Show section, page 5

A Vivid Look at Hero Worship
Los Angeles Times, Kinney Littlefield, June 27, 2001, page F-2

Pausing to See, Tom Field
Orange County Register, Richard Chang, June 3, 2001, Show section, page 24

Painter’s Obscure Gifts See Light
Los Angeles Times, Vivian LeTran, June, 2001

A Pause That Refreshes—And Confuses
Los Angeles Times, Kinney Littlefield, June 2001

The Figure of Expressionism
OC Weekly, Rebecca Schoenkopf, June 15, 2001

The Clay’s the Thing for Trio
Los Angeles Times, Vivian LeTran, April 4, 2001, Page B6

Showcase: Your top picks for the weekend and beyond,
Orange County Register, April 6, 2001, page 36

Feet of Clay: One Part Paint delivers no train wrecks!
OC Weekly, Rebecca Schoenkopf, April 20-26, 2001, page 30

On the Edge “Pushing Boundaries,”
Orange County Register, Richard Chang, January 17, 2001, pages 1, 3-4

Gallegiate Top Ten, Los Angeles, Coagula Art Journal, Issue #49, January, 2001



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Artists are recognized for contributions
OC Register, Richard Chang, Sept 2000

Bloody Liposuctioned Fat! And other lip-smacking delights!
OC Weekly, Rebecca Schoenkopf, June 16-22, 2000



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I’ve Got Your Feng Shui Hanging
OC Weekly, Rebecca Schoenkopf, May 22 – 28, 1998, page 29

Santa Ana Artists Village Edging Closer to Reality,
Los Angeles Times, by Zan Dubin, October 31, 1997

Juried Shows Needn't Be Guilty of Dullness : 'Issues of Oppression,' at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, demonstrates how the form can foster distinctive work. Los Angeles Times, by Cathy Curtis, July 13, 1993

Circumnavigating Personal 'Borders' : Art: Sculptor/artist John Outterbridge shines light on OCCCA exhibit and his own background, feelings as well.
Los Angeles Times, Zan Dubin, December 7, 1992

Yo, it's going down!,
Orange County Lawyer, Struggle for Justice, Volume 34, May 1992, Number 5.

By the Artists, for the Artists,
Orange Coast Magazine, December 1991 - Page 12

For the Planet, Artweek, By Shirle Gottlieb, May 16 1991 Vol 22, No. 19

The Nature of Man, Interactive Installation Put the Earth in Our Hands, Los Angeles Times, By Cathy Curtis, May 8, 1991

Artists Contributing to the Solution, ArtScene May 1991

Art exhibit has very personal focus,
Orange County Register, By Kinney Littlefield, April 26 1991



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Weird Images Rescue Center for Contemporary Art's Ho-Hum Show,
Cathy Curtis, Los Angeles Times, July 15, 1988

3 Photographer-Artists look Beyond Lens for New Meanings,
Cathy Curtis Los Angeles Times, May 1988

Classical Collides With Whimsical in Greek Vase Art, Cathy Cutis, Los Angeles Times, 1988

Smashing Grecian urns, Fullerton artist depicts a classical California,
Valerie Takahama, The Orange County Register, January 11, 1988



There's an Art to Shopping Galleries for Gifts,
Cathy Curtis, Los Angeles Times, December 14, 1987

Center Show Spotlights Real Hodgepodge of Art,
Cathy Curtis, Los Angeles Times, September 2, 1987

Atomic Ironic: Visual Treats, Lauara J. Tuchman, The Orange County Register, August 21, 1987

Art Center, N.Y Co-Op to Swap Shows, Rick Vanderknyff, Los Angeles Times, May 30, 1987

A Landscap's rebirth and a tase of Tex-Mex: Sampling a varied palette at
three OC galleries
, Cathy Curtis, The Register, March 27, 1987



Work by Angie Bray, Barbara Berk and Bob Alderette, Cathy Curtis,
The Orange County Register, November 14, 1986

Artists Discover Home Away From Home in N.Y., Julia Frazier,
Los Angeles Times, April 25, 1986



OCCCA-Five Years and Going Strong, David Hunter, OC This Month, Oct 1985

Co-op Art: OCCCA members call the shots for a special kind of freedom,
Cathy Curtis, Orange County Register, Oct 5, 1985

Auction to Benefit Art Center, Chris Pasles, The Los Angeles Times, Oct 5, 1985

The juror has spoken – but is this local art that good?,
Cathy Curtis, The Orange County Register, Aug 9, 1985

The Magic of Altars, Dorrit Kirk Fritgerald, Artweek, Feb 16, 1985



77 Finalists Featured in Contemporary Show, Elenita Ravicz,
Los Angeles Times, Aug 31, 1984

Psychic Tensions and Lyricism, Robert Ewing, Artweek, Feb 1984



Narritives-And More, Robert Ewing, Artweek Sept 17, 1983

Art in Irvine: Dispelling the Ancient Myth, New University, Barbara del Rio, Oct 25, 1983

OCCCA Documentation '83, ArtScene Vol 2, No. 11, 1983

Open Water, Enclosed Light, Robert Ewing, Artweek May 14, 1983

Documents of Growth, Elenore Welles, Artweek April 16, 1983

Ambiguous Relationships, Robert Ewing, Artweek March 19, 1983

The Juicy Orange, Robert Ewing, Artweek Feb, 1983

Three Explorations, Robert Ewing, Artweek Jan 22, 1983

These out-of-the-way galleries offer unexpected delights,
Melinda Levine, California Lawyer, Jan 1983



Esthetic Badness, Robert Ewing, Artweek Dec, 1982

Sociological Considerations, Robert Ewing, Artweek Nov 13, 1982

Artweek Sept 11, 1982

A Group's Allurements, Robert Ewing, Artweek May 15, 1982

Documentations and Installations, Robert Ewing, Artweek May 15, 1982

Overcoming Nostalgia, Robert Ewing, Artweek Feb 20, 1982

News, Dreams and Documentation, Chuck Nicholson, Artweek Jan 23, 1982



Robert Ewing, Artweek 29 Aug 1981

Manifestations of Personality, Robert Ewing, Artweek April 18, 1981


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