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Call for Entry: The Art of the Process

Calling all Creatives -

OCA Mocha is accepting submissions of your art making process— your sketches and drafts of a finished work, along with the final piece.

The artistic process is our way of making sense of our feelings and emotions and revealing to ourselves and to others the realities we create, reflect on, or seek to challenge. Every work of art is simply that— a work of art. There are writings, conversations, songs, places, and communities of people that inspire sketches, mood boards, drafts, and— eventually— the final piece.

We are looking for collections of your artistic process in attempts to deconstruct how art galleries only show the completed work of art, rather than the complete work of art. We believe that there is so much beauty and value in your process and immersion into the ideas behind your art and we would love for you to share that with the community.

We understand that as we continue to be isolated from one another, artistic blocks and lack of inspiration can interrupt creativity. That’s why we’d like to celebrate our community’s artistic processes— so that we can continue to be inspired by one another.

Artists are invited to submit artwork, along with sketches or drafts, in any subject matter for this open call. All artists, regardless of location or experience, are encouraged to submit their best work.

***This exhibition will be in-person at OCA Mocha; 5410 East Dr, Arbutus, MD 21227***

Safety Protocols and Health Standards: This exhibition will be in-person at OCA Mocha pending further COVID-19 related announcements from Governor Hogan, the University System of Maryland, and UMBC. All changes will be communicated to participating artists. Health standards involving mask-wearing and social distancing will be upheld while coordinating pick-up and drop-off of artworks.

Important Dates:

- Deadline for submitting your work is Monday, September 21st, 2020

- Notification of Selection will be emailed by Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

- All artworks must be dropped off at OCA Mocha by Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Entry Fee: Free of charge.

Submission: The entry deadline is Monday, September 21st, 2020. Submission must include:

- Contact information: name, phone, email, website, instagram (if applicable) - Images of all pieces from your artistic process to be considered

- MUST INCLUDE: final piece AND sketches or drafts that led up to that

piece - MUST INCLUDE: Information about each piece— title, dimensions,

medium, date created, short description if applicable - MAY INCLUDE: mood boards, titles of songs or writings that inspired you during the process, a short description of your artistic process

Please submit above to OCA Mocha’s Art coordinator, Madeline Arbutus, at [email protected] with “OCA Mocha- The Art of the Process” as the subject line.

Eligibility: The call is open to all artists. All submissions must include final pieces AND sketches or drafts to be considered. All accepted work will be displayed online through OCA Mocha’s website and instagram. All images of artwork will be given by the artist.

Image Use/Copyright: OCA Mocha reserves the right to photograph and promote all artwork accepted for this exhibition across media, including printed materials, gallery website, and social media pages. All credit will be given to the artists.

Mission: OCA Mocha is a shared, multi-purpose space that fosters ongoing engagement between UMBC and its neighboring communities and promotes economic development in southwestern Baltimore County. By fostering social opportunities and economic development, OCA Mocha will be a catalyst to create genuine symbiotic relationships between UMBC and its surrounding communities. The Gallery at OCA Mocha is dedicated to promoting and showcasing the creative efforts of UMBC and the surrounding community in its mission to unite people through artistic expression.


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