Wednesday, March 26, 2014


OCCCA Call For Art:
The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) and the Vietnamese American Arts & Letter Association (VAALA) invites creatives of all kinds to submit art for exhibition in HOME, curated by artist/curator Richard Turner
Each selected artist will have two (2) works accepted. One work will be displayed at the OCCCA gallery and the other at the VAALA facility.
To illuminate and enrich our understanding of the concept of "HOME" through artworks that critically explore the concept and also allow us to see various interpretations from different cultural standpoints.

Exhibition Dates: July 5th - July 26th, 2014
Deadline for entries: May 17th, 2014

The word "HOME" resonates on cultural, emotional, intellectual, religious, philosophical, political and spiritual levels-as a place, a space, a myth, a source of identity, a promised land, a state of being, a war zone, an impossibility, and/or an inalienable right.
This simple word is open to a wide variety of interpretations. HOME can connote security, belonging, memory, and comfort, or arouse feelings of dread, alienation, and pain. HOME informs and is informed by geography and history, identities and ideologies, imagined and lived experiences.
Artworks may explore what it means to create a HOME or to be without a HOME, what happens when we leave HOME and arrive in a new place, or how relationships with culture, history, emotion, intellect, religion, philosophy, politics, and spirituality affect the idea of HOME.


Curated by Richard Turner
Artist/curator Richard Turner is a Professor Emeritus at Chapman University where he taught contemporary Asian art history and studio art. He lived in Saigon, Vietnam from 1959 -1961. He studied Chinese painting and language in Taipei, Taiwan in 1963-1964 and Indian miniature painting in Jaipur, Rajasthan in 1967 -1968 while on a Fulbright scholarship. As Director of Chapman University's Guggenheim Gallery from 1975 - 2011, he curated over seventy exhibitions including several that examined the art and issues of Asian American communities in California and the contemporary art of Asia. His most recent curatorial project, Facing West / Looking East for the Oceanside Museum of Art, featured works by 20 artists who shared a common interest in borrowing, recycling and sampling from the cultures of Asia for their content and commentary. His current studio work is sculpture and drawing based on his interest in Chinese scholars rocks.

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