Tomando las Calles / Taking the Streets - Community Art Exhibit

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Tomando las Calles / Taking the Streets

A Community Art Exhibit on April 6th, 2012. Submissions Deadline: March 20th, 2012

The Portland Central America Solidarity Committee & our community partners are calling on artists to submit their artwork to be presented at an upcoming art exhibit.

TOMANDO LAS CALLES (“Taking the Streets”) is a community art exhibit which creates space for dialogue and exploration of the current social, cultural and political moment we are living in. Around the world people are rising up in resistance to the failed models of neoliberal economics and militarization. From Cairo to Madrid, and from Santiago to Portland our city streets have emerged as the veins of our people's movement. The exhibit invites the artist to communicate this experience of social transformation. It is a celebration of survival, resistance, hope and the dignity of the human spirit.

Join us for a night of art, music, spoken word poetry and community! April 6th at 7pm at Project Grow Gallery - 2156 N Williams Ave. Portland, OR 97227

Calling all artists! At a time when we are bombarded by media misinformation that play on our fears, it is important to create space to tell our own stories, our own profiles of resistance.

We invite you to submit work that breaks down political boundaries, reflects on our diversity, highlights autonomous resistance movements, and introduces a vision of a world we struggle for. File:TlC-CallSubmissions-Flyer-2.pdf


   * ALL MEDIUMS WELCOME. Artwork may include, but is not limited to painting, drawing, photography, video, sculpture, performance art, interactive art, design, and other site-specific installations.
   * Please include with your submissions: Artists’ Full Name, Phone #, Title or Artwork, Dimensions of Artwork, Artists’ Biography (1 paragraph), Statement of Intent (1-2 paragraphs).
   * Submit images of artwork electronically to Craig (at) in Jpeg format: no more than 1200 pixels at the longest dimension and no more than 72dpi in resolution.
   * Artwork invited to participate in the show must be ready to hang on the gallery walls. Artists are responsible for preparing their work for the exhibit.


   * Submissions must be received no later than Wednesday, March 20th
   * Artists invited to participate in the show will be notified and receive instructions regarding installation procedures by Thursday, March 29th.

Submission form available at

If you have any questions contact: Craig Hennecke - Craig (at) or visit for more details


PORTLAND CENTRAL AMERICA SOLIDARITY COMMITTEE PCASC is a grassroots organization with the mission to educate and mobilize community members, workers and students around struggles for human rights and social justice throughout the Americas. As a local solidarity organization, we strive to foster cooperation between Portland social justice movements and their Latin American counterparts.


This event is cosponsored by: B Media Collective, Voz, AFSC, ONSM, Oregon Jericho, West Portland Skate Project, Portland Rising Tide. [Oaxaca] - Arte Jaguar, Demos Taller, Estación Cero.