To promote safety and social distancing due to COVID-19 Orange Coast College’s annual Mass Appeal 2021 Juried Student Exhibition will once again be held online, from May 10–20.
Artwork by OCC students will be posted on the Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion Instagram page (@occthedoyle) during the exhibition. This year’s show follows a successful virtual Mass Appeal 2020 exhibit, which was planned on short notice after the coronavirus pandemic caused Orange Coast College to unexpectedly shutter its campus.
The deadline to submit artwork for Mass Appeal 2021 is Wednesday, May 5, at 11:59 p.m.
The Doyle will work with student curators to offer artists an opportunity to share their work, reconnect, and come together during a challenging year with the theme for this year’s student show: Mass Appeal 2021 Juried Student Exhibition – Bringing Your Art Out of Isolation.
“An added benefit of going online is that other disciplines at the College can be highlighted more easily, including architecture, fashion, film, performing arts, and literary arts (such as the reading of prose or poem), just to name a few possibilities,” says Doyle Arts Pavilion Director Tyler Stallings. “The Doyle and interested OCC art students from the Visual and Performing Arts Division have teamed up to make this year’s Mass Appeal 2021 possible. Students have taken the initiative on conceptualizing the parameters, submission process, and will serve as the jurors.”
Twelve $100 “Scholarship Awards” will be awarded to the winning entries, made possible through the OCC Foundation.
“The uniqueness of ‘Mass Appeal 2021’ is that it’s open to the entire Orange Coast College campus, not just to students majoring in art. It’s a very democratic process that also represents the abundance of artistic inspiration among OCC’s students,” says Stallings.
Instructions for how to submit work for Mass Appeal 2021 can be found on the Doyle Arts Pavilion website.
The Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion focuses on contemporary visual culture and creates dynamic programming that inspires interaction and dialogue between artists, students, scholars, and local and international communities. Designed by architect Steven Ehrlich, The Doyle features a Main Gallery and Project Gallery.
The Doyle is closed to the public through June 2021 in light of OCC’s campus closure due to COVID-19 precautions.
The Doyle is located next to OCC’s Parking Lot D9, off Merrimac Way, building 180, between Starbucks and the Art Center classrooms. For additional information, call (714) 432-5738, or visit The Doyle website http://orangecoastcollege.edu/DoyleArts. A map of Orange Coast College is available at www.orangecoastcollege.edu.