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Submit artwork for a group art show inspired by Frida Kahlo

Post Date:06/27/2017 1:35 PM

Buena Park, Calif. -  Artists are invited to submit artwork for consideration in our upcoming group show The Dream is the Truth: Art Inspired by Frida Kahlo.

The show will be on display at Buena Park City Hall Council Chamber, 6650 Beach Blvd., September 12 - November 2, 2017. A reception will be held on Friday, September 15 from 6-8 p.m.

Frida Group Show Image for Website

The show coincides with National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. Frida Kahlo's life and work has served as inspiration to artists of many identities for decades. Chicanx, Latinx, Feminist and LGBTQI communities see Kahlo's work as a celebration of Indigenous heritage, a challenge to fixed identities, a contemplation of the feminine and so much more. Although Kahlo's work has often been described as Surrealist, she resisted the label, asserting, "I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality."

We welcome artwork that goes beyond representing Kahlo's iconic portrait to delve into the worlds that her art opened for us. What tools does Kahlo offer? How can art help us move through personal or cultural pain? What future does she help us dream? These are all open questions for this exhibition. 

Deadline: Monday, July 24, 2017. Accepted artists will be notified by August 15. Artwork drop-off is Monday, September 11, pick-up Monday, November 6. Please keep in mind that Council Chambers are a public space and we cannot guarantee the security of exhibited work. Wall mounted 2-D and mixed media works are ideal, video without sound is a possibility if artist can provide a small screen. All artwork must be ready to hang when dropped off. Artists may submit up to three high resolution jpegs via dropbox or a link to a short clip. Please also include a CV and artist statement (250 words max) that addresses the theme of the exhibition. Visit the Fine Arts Division page on for more info.

About the Exhibiting Artist Program: The goal of the City of Buena Park’s Exhibiting Artist Program is to nurture working relationships and partnerships between artists, presenters, art organizations, and the greater Buena Park Community.  For more information go to or contact the Fine Arts Division at (714) 562-3868.

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