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Climate Strike Art Build

ARRT is hosting an Art Build for the upcoming Climate Strike. All are invited to attend: Saturday, September 14, 1 – 4pm, at the Resource Center for Nonviolence in Santa Cruz. Suggested donation $5 – $20 for supplies, but nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. Please bring ideas, passion, enthusiasm, paint, cardboard, glue, dedication and a yearning for climate justice.


A Community Conversation: The Power of ART in Political and Social Change

Please join us on Friday, August 9 for the second annual Community Conversation. This year arts activists David Solnit, T.J. Demos, and Martabel Wasserman will discuss how art can effect change.

The talk takes place at 7pm (doors open at 6:30) at the Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz.

There is no charge for this event, nor are reservations needed. Please share with your friends; last year’s Conversation was game-changing!

This event is part of the Summer of ARRT for Radical Times series of events, sponsored by ARRT (Artists Respond & Resist Together), Santa Cruz Indivisible, and the Resource Center for Nonviolence.

A Weekend of Radical Art with David Solnit

Arts activist David Solnit will be in Santa Cruz the weekend of August 9 – 10, as part of the Summer of ARRT for Radical Times series of events. Please join us!

Both events are free. There is limited space in the Hands-On Workshop, so we request that you reserve a place. We particularly encourage young activists to take part. No art experience necessary! Sign up here.

ARRT and Human/Nature

Call for Entries:
ARRT (Artists Respond and Resist Together) is collaborating with the Resource Center for Nonviolence (RCNV) to build momentum and inspire a more informed and active citizenry with its third annual juried exhibit at RCNV (612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060)

Theme: Human/Nature
Against the backdrop of an increasingly endangered planet, art is gaining new relevance. We recognize that we have entered a new geologic era, the Anthropocene, marked by the impact of human activity on the earth and its resources. Hence the title of the exhibition is Human/Nature implying the relationship humans have to the natural world. But at the same time we as artists can contemplate Human Nature and how it might provide some window of hope, for it is in our very nature to flourish, heal and nurture. Art can be instrumental in pointing the way towards a more ecologically sustainable future.


*Entry DEADLINE/ Submissions and fees due: Thursday, June 20, 2019
*Notifications sent out: Weds. July 10, 2019
*Art DROP OFF: Tues. July 23, between Noon – 4:00pm
*EXHIBITION DATES: Friday, July 26 – Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
· Friday, July 26: Opening Night
· Saturday, July 27: Film screening: Grit by Sasha Friedlander and Cynthia Wade, 7:30 RCNV – tickets will be available online
· Friday, August 2: First Friday Reception, 6-9pm
· Friday, August 9: Community Talk with David Solnit – in this evening presentation and conversation, David will discuss the use of arts organizing for social change.
· Saturday, August 10: Workshop with David Solnit, climate and art activist. A day long workshop on climate justice and its intersecting movements and struggles. Hands on banner/flag painting/stenciling, street murals and screen printing.
· Saturday, September 14: Closing celebration: Art pick up, banner making & street art at RCNV.

Submission Details:

*This juried show is open to ARRT members. To join ARRT (free), contact Sara Friedlander sarafriedlanderart at gmail dot com And please pass this Call for Entries on to other artists who may be interested.

• Artists are encouraged to submit work that is in the spirit of nonviolence.

• Email up to 4 jpegs of original work: 1920 pixels on the longest side @72 dpi. Include: Title, Medium, Size and Price (if for sale). Work must be received ready-to-hang on our wire adjustable hanging system.

Email submissions to: **BE SURE YOU HAVE WRITTEN THE EMAIL ADDRESS CORRECTLY! If we don’t receive the submission and the deadline passes, the show will then be curated and there’ll be nothing we can do.

• Fees: $25.00 for up to 4 entries. Non-Refundable. Send checks payable to Resource Center for Nonviolence, Note in memo: ARRT exhibit.

• Sales: will be handled by the artists and will include a 15% commission pd. to RCNV.

• Receptions: Artists may bring a limited number of cards/reproductions to sell at the Opening and First Friday reception, with a 15% commission going to RCNV. Participating artists will please bring a platter of finger food to the Opening reception, July 26th.

• Installation: Work must be ready to hang with wire only, no sawtooth hangers, etc. The Committee reserves the right to exclude work that is not deemed ready to hang with the cable system.

• Selection: The vast majority of artwork accepted will be 2D, hung on the wall using the cable system. Depending on space, a very limited number of 3D works may be considered (artist must provide a conventional pedestal). Size and weight may be a consideration. Work requiring special handling is to be installed & removed by the artist.

• Resource Center for Nonviolence Hours: Monday – Thursday, 12:00 – 4:00PM. Hours may be extended to include Saturdays, 1-4 if ARRT members volunteer for Gallery Sitting. • QUESTIONS? Contact:, 831-428-9454.

Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060, 831.423.1626, The Resource Center for Nonviolence, founded in 1976, is a peace and justice organization promoting the practice of nonviolent social change. Their primary mission is to support the growth of nonviolent activists.