Dia de los Verdes is a celebration of living sustainably. Of remembering to cherish what we have lost and to teach each other how to preserve what we have. Of celebrating through art, music, movement, food, community and ceremony. The traditional Dia de los Muertos is a day to remember loved ones through celebration and creativity, and we aspire to bring you a day to remember and celebrate our planet and all the gifts that she provides. We will have altars created by local artists and organizations, music, food, yoga and fun workshops. Farm tours and local community group activities will be set within the garden for all to enjoy. This event is a collaboration with Green Long Beach, Squeeze Art Collective, Mixt Media Arts, the Growing Experience, and more…

Squeeze Art Collective is seeking submissions for a day-long group community event including art exhibits, live painting, and altars.

We are seeking works in all mediums with a specific focus on sustainability, celebrating and remembering our planet and all the gifts she provides. All art and altars must have a strong sustainability theme and use eco-friendly materials.

Organizations wishing representation at the event may build an altar depicting what their organization stands for.

Artwork will be represented on our website. 


IMPORTANT DATES FOR EXHIBITING ARTWORK

• Deadline for submissions: Monday, September 29th 2014 11:59pm
• Selected artworks must be dropped off at Squeeze Art Collective HQ between October 15th - October 16th from 6pm and 9pm
• The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 25th 10am-6pm at the Growing Experience Urban Farm.
• Selected artists will be notified by Wednesday, September 31st.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR EXHIBITING ART

• Artists may submit 5 images of original work using the submission form. Please include a list detailing all dimensions and materials.
• Artist websites may also be submitted in lieu of images using the submission form. We ask that dimensions and materials be clearly provided on your site, or e-mailed to us as an attachment to fosqueezy@gmail.com

EXHIBITING ARTWORK GUIDELINES

• Artwork must be no larger than 36" at widest or it must stand alone for installation.
• Artwork must be able to hang on a nail or the artist must provide other means of displaying it.
• Artwork submitted for review must be of similar theme as the event.

PLEASE CONSIDER

• Artists whose work is not selected for the Dia de los Verdes exhibit may be considered for future shows.
• Because this is an earth-friendly event, please No spray paint
• No profanity/nudity (this is a family-friendly event)


IMPORTANT DATES FOR LIVE PAINTERS

• Deadline for submissions: Monday, Sept 29th
• Selected artists will be notified by Wednesday, Sept 31st.
• Arrive at the Growing Experience at 8am for set up. We ask that you stay for the entire event, breaking down at 6:15pm.

LIVE PAINTING SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

• Artists may submit 5 images of original work using the submission form. Please include a list detailing all dimensions and materials.
• Artist websites may also be submitted in lieu of images using the submission form. We ask that dimensions and materials be clearly provided on your site, or e-mailed to us as an attachment to fosqueezy@gmail.com

LIVE PAINTING GUIDELINES

• Live painting must follow the theme of sustainability.
• No spray paint is allowed
• Try to use eco-friendly materials, up-cycled objects and recycled objects are encouraged.

PLEASE CONSIDER

Squeeze Art Collective is supported by our artists, grants, and private sponsors. Because of this we may be unable to provide canvases or other materials. Please be prepared to bring your own easel and materials in the event that we are unable to provide them for you. 


ALTAR BUILDING IMPORTANT DATES

• Deadline for idea submission is Monday, Sept 1st.
• Selected artists and organizations will be notified Wedsnesday, Sept 3rd.
• Artists and organizations may build their altars onsite at the Growing Experience on Thursday, Oct. 23rd and Friday Oct 24th between 6-9pm and must be completed by Friday Oct 24th.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

• You may submit a rough sketch of your idea using the submission form.
• Use the submission form to submit your 2-3 sentence altar description, name, contact info, organization, list of materials you wish to use, and any comments you feel would help us in evaluating your submission.

ALTAR BUILDING GUIDELINES

• Altar sizes are roughly 4x8'

• Topics and themes are:
1. Honoring environmental activists
2. A specific environmental feature
3. A place in nature, animals, plants, etc. 
4. Solution to environmental issues 

Examples of Altars built for Dia de los Muertos celebrations: