Tides of Change call for bay area art

The TIDES OF CHANGE is a San Francisco-based call for art inviting local SF Bay area artists to submit works relevant to the overarching theme of CLIMATE CHANGE. We are seeking works from local artists that reflect upon the histories and progression of our warming planet, the impacts on life due to temperature and sea level rise, and the current calls for action right now. Artists around the world are making concerted efforts to go beyond creating awareness and directing their focus on creating change. On a global scale these voices are loud, but not loud enough. It is up to local communities and activists to build upon these calls for action to step up and create change. So we, are calling YOU. 

Author bell hooks reminds us that “...The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is—it’s to imagine what is possible.” We are asking artists to think about the following questions: What is possible? What are our paths forward? How have you, as an artist, been impacted by climate change or how have you impacted climate change? How can your work and art communicate awareness and the specific needs for change? What is/are your call/s to action? 

This exhibition hopes to expand on the impacts of environmental injustice and its reach and relation to our humanity, in regards to gender, race and geography, and urban and industrial development. Climate change is not only about the impact on humans, but their role in the problems and the solutions. Art can impress upon us and appeal to our senses in a way that data and graphs often fail to. We are asking artists to bring works that will create an impression and create impact. All media will be considered. 

Artists may submit ONE piece for this exhibition.