Image: Kathe Kollwitz, The Mothers (Die Mütter), 1922-1923 from the portfolio War


Reimagining America

Curator Diane Williams     Presented by The Arroyo Arts Collective and ace/121 Gallery

The personal is political, a slogan used in the 1960’s by the student movement and 2nd wave feminism emphasizes the connections between personal experiences and socio-political structures. It can be argued that all art is political. Reimagining America will address the myriad issues in times of personal, social and economic uncertainties. The show will explore the way images can move us by constructing and changing our social reality.

What is the scope of art and how does it deal with everyday politics? We invite artists to submit work that create discussions of power between people, real or imagined. We are looking for art that challenges the social quo, traditional boundaries, and questions the dominant discourse. Aesthetics, structures, personal, private and public, all exist in the same socio-political spaces.  Give us your best interpretation of how we can reimagine America through art and active participation.


  • Exhibition location: ace/121 Gallery, 121 N Kenwood St, Glendale, CA 91206
    (Gallery entrance at rear of building, enter on Louise St)
  • No fee to apply, but must be a member of the Arroyo Arts Collective or resident of ace/121. Artists can join the Collective for the purpose of submitting. Yearly membership only $25. Join here.
  • Work accepted: sculpture, all wall hanging art, video. Performance artists for opening reception. Because of the Gallery’s hanging system, all wall art must have wire attached to back for hanging and must weigh less than 40lbs. Video artists must provide their own equipment.
  • 10% commission on sales to Arroyo Arts Collective.

Entry deadline: Midnight, Monday, June 25

Notification: by July 16

Opening: Sunday, August 12, 2 – 5 pm

Show dates: August 12 – September 8, 2018

To submit:

  • Send up to 3 entries
  • Name each image with last name and title. For example, Smith_TheFuture.jpg
  • In body of email include for each entry:  artist name, title, medium, size, price
  • Send images to