Art And Democracy VI (Long Beach, CA) - Call For Artists

Art And Democracy VI (Long Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Art And Democracy VI (Long Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Visual Artists Guild welcomes artists to submit art work for the Art and Democracy VI exhibit, concerning the issues of Black Lives Matter, immigrant rights, human rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, democratic rights, and/or artwork that feature the themes of social justice, freedom of expression, and freedom of religion. Visual Artists Guild hopes to create a space for the world to celebrate human rights, freedom of expression, and democracy. They hope to highlight the 30th Anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Special events include live entertainment, live performances, panel discussions, and artists meet and greets.

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Deadline: 2 Jul 2019

Visual Artists Guild especially looks forward to reviewing work from: POC, WOC, L.A. Artists, Undocu-Artists, and LGBTQ Artists. Due to insurance purposes, selected artwork must be delivered to the venue in a framed, ready-to-hang format. Shipping and handling costs are the responsibility of the artist.


  • Interested artists are invited to submit work in the form of high resolution .jpgs, web links, or .pdf documents.
  • A 50 word description of how your submission relates to the exhibit theme. A 100 word biography (no web links or word documents).
  • A description of the submission that includes dimensions, weight, year created, and medium/s.

Art And Democracy VI Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will collaborate with an international team of activists, artists, donors, and high profile humanitarians in the ongoing effort to protect the right for freedom of speech and expression. Select artists will have an opportunity to participate in panel discussions. They will be offered a forum to discuss the themes of their artwork in front of a notable audience and press. Artists will be offered promotional material featuring their work to share with their friends and family. Additionally, artists will benefit from having their work and biographies featured in Visaul Artists Guilds’ substantial mail and e-mail marketing lists.

Our previous Art and Democracy exhibit experienced an unprecedented volume of attendees at the famed Bergamot Station, in Santa Monica, California. Additionally, during the exhibit, Visual Artists Guild was honored with a Proclamation from Los Angeles County, recognizing the exhibit and the work of their organization.

About Visual Artists Guild

Visual Artists Guild is a non-profit 501 (c)(3), all volunteers’ organization. Their goal is to be a voice for the voiceless and use their privilege for democratic change. Established in May 1985, Visual Artists Guild holds the belief that the right of freedom of expression is the lifeblood of all artists. Its mission is to bring to the world attention whenever such a right is threatened or suppressed. Their organization achieves these goals by actively providing assistance to dissidents, activists, students, academics, and persecuted individuals from around the world.

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