ArtC… ArtCommunity… ArtCreativity… ArtCollaboration… ArtCollective… ArtC…
ArtC began in 2013 as a project to build community among local Sacramento artists, promote collaborative efforts and exhibitions, and motivate ourselves to continue the creative practice of art-making.
To bring together Sacramento artists that are passionate about issues within their communities and desire collaborative creative efforts that will help push them to continue making art.
To help each other:
- Stay motivated and connected. We will try to have multiple events every month to promote creativity and continued art practice. Stay updated on our Facebook fan page
- Stay informed. We will try to highlight different art techniques/practices/resources, artists who are/were important to art history, current social issues and past shoved-aside histories, contemporary artists, and local artists. These highlights will mostly be posted here on our WordPress blog.
- Think critically about our art so that we may develop it further and not lose the practice of art-making. We will try to have constructive critiques in person and online (online critiques via the Facebook group. Please be respectful when making critiques. For example, if a person makes a work that seems to promote white supremacy, maybe try saying something like, “To me this work seems to promote values of white supremacy because [this, this, and this], which I find offensive and without positive purpose. What were your thought processes behind these visual motifs?” You will be removed from the group if you are deemed a privileged, entitled jackass that refuses to try to see where other people are coming from while expecting them to see where you are coming from.
- Find spaces to exhibit our work and apply to grants to fund the work. The art world is cut-throat sometimes, but that just means we have to work harder together.
- Improve communities, from making art that brings attention to issues within the communities to providing services to the communities, such as art lessons and murals.