Fools For Hope
Our Endless Quest for a Brighter Tomorrow
An exhibition of installations, photography and poetry

Project Description
The Arroyo Arts Collective invites artists to participate in Fools for Hope, a juried multi-disciplined exhibition comprised of public art installations, on the grounds of La Tierra de la Culebra Art Park, paired with photography and poetry.

A popular fixture in cultural and literary history, the jester fool embodies many qualities often associated with the archetypal artist: witty, daring, creative, wise yet common, eternally hopeful even in times of despair. These qualities are valuable today more than ever, as our community emerges from a year like we have never seen before.

Much like Shakespeare’s fool, the artist is known to speak truth to power, to usher change through play, and to believe when all seems lost. The Arroyo Arts Collective is looking for works that are original, insightful, and with a playful foray into our vision for the future. Artists are encouraged to address (but are not limited to) the following issues in their work: ecological, health or social concerns, personal growth, family, and community involvement.

Proposal Submission Process
The Arroyo Arts Collective invites artists everywhere and of all disciplines to submit proposals for this multi-disciplinary exhibition. Satellite installations will be placed within the boundaries of La Tierra de la Culebra Art Park. Each satellite installations will be interactive and include a QR Code pre-printed 9”x8” foam/cardboard Heart (that the AAC will supply). The Hearts are meant to provide visibility, unity and context for the project. Artists are free to incorporate and decorate the Hearts as they wish, as long as they do NOT cover up the letters and the code.

This is a curated exhibition; honoraria of $200 will be awarded to installation artists whose proposals are selected. An honoraria of $50 will be awarded to each accepted photographer and poet.

There is no entry fee, but artists chosen to exhibit MUST BE A CURRENT MEMBER OF THE ARROYO ARTS COLLECTIVE. To become a member, go to our website, click on the JOIN link, and use PayPal. Or provide us with your name, address, email, and phone number, and a check for $25 and mail it to The Arroyo Arts Collective PO Box 50835, York Station, Highland Park CA 90050. Membership dues go towards this and future programming.


Submissions accepted any time through April 2nd:
How To Submit: This is a blind jury selection process. Please do not include your name reference in the title of or on the front of your submitted image/s.

Art Installation Submission Will Include:
Project Description, including materials, construction methods, and location – no more than 500 words
Location, La Tierra de la Culebra Art Park, 240 South Avenue 57, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Sketch or photo of proposed installation; location of proposed work within the Park
E-Mail to:, Subject Line: Fools For Hope: Public Installation

Poetry Submission Will Include:
Number of Entries, submit up to 4 poems (word doc format)
Word Count, Poems can be 100 words or less
E-Mail to:, Subject Line: Fools For Hope: Poetry

Photography Submission Will Include:
Number of Entries, submit up to 5 images
Dimensions, under 5MB, with a minimum 1200 pixels on the longest side of image
Title Format, Image#_title. For example, Image1_TheFuture.jpg, Image2_Is Brighter.jpg
E-Mail to:, Subject Line: Fools For Hope: Photography

*if submitting multiple entries, please send as separate emails – Artists who wish, are encouraged to submit to one or more disciplines, however, no artist will be selected in more than one category.

Installation Deadlines and Important Dates
April 2, 2021
All proposals must be received by this date

April 16, 2021
Notification to artists of acceptance

Through May 21, 2021
Installation of projects

May 22 – June 19, 2021

May 22 2021, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Opening reception

June 19, 2021, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Closing reception

Heather Hoggan is a Fiber Artists who has served on the AAC board since 1993. She was director of the AAC’s Acorn Gallery, project manager for many of the AAC’s Spring installation events, and coordinated the Craft Artist component of 22 Discovery Tours.

Colin Irwin is a Production Designer and Art Director, and is currently the Art Director on “Young Sheldon” for C.B.S. Television. He is a Fine art photographer, printing in analog processes, including gumoil and carbon.

Linda Kaye is a Writer, Poet and Performer, who has produced multiple Spoken Word/Performance events, including “Border Poets”, a short documentary filmed at the border wall of Tecate Mexico. She also writes and hosts the POETS PLACE poetry column in the online publication of the LAARTNEWS.

Patricia Woodlin is a retired professor (Art Education) from California State University, Los Angeles, with an expertise in museum education and a specific focus on collaborative planning by the classroom teacher and museum educator for a culturally diverse arts curriculum (K-12 education). She has authored books and was Gallery Director at the Luckman Fine Arts Gallery.

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Fools for Hope is supported in part through the generous support of the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.