Photos courtesy of Artist, Antuan

Society needs to heal. Art is a healing process. Through art, we can focus on sustainability and healthy living. 


We are inviting local artists to participate in the open call for the Earth Day celebration exhibition entitled 6 Feet of Connection: Back to our Roots; Rituals of Connection with the EarthThis Open Call to Ojai Valley artists acknowledges artists as cultural influencers, those who lead the way in shifting perceptions and precipitating new actions. 


Through this initiative, Marisa Caichiolo, invites local artists to join her in producing land art installations using solely natural materials. Proposals including anything other than natural materials for Back to the Roots will not be included in the online exhibition. Animals and humans are allowed to be part of the project as are natural materials (Dirt, mud, sand, stones, leaves, wood, roots, seeds, plants, flowers, natural pigments, etc.). Performance art is also allowed.

Your proposal may include video, photos, or sketches that support your land art installation concept.

A jury composed of Marisa Caichiolo and a representative of each of the supporting organizations will review your proposal relative to its appropriateness to the theme and will provide feedback relative to their acceptance of your proposal. Marisa Caichiolo will provide curatorial statements to 3 artists that particularly inspire her. These curatorial statements will be included in the online exhibitions. 


This event was originally planned to take place live in Ojai on April 22-25 at the Flourish Ojai center. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the exhibition will occur online - through this website, on social media, and on the Building Bridges website, in order to bring international exposure as well. If we receive a permit from the City of Ojai in advance of Earth Day, we will invite select artists to exhibit their work onsite as well.


Theme: 6 Feet of Connection, Back to Our Roots, Rituals of Reconnection to the Earth



For proposals  |  March 22 (PAST)

To complete/submit projects  |  April 11

6 Feet of Connection is supported by the City of Ojai Arts Commission, The Ojai Retreat Cultural Center, Porch Gallery Ojai, and Flourish Ojai, and promoted internationally by Building Bridges Art Exchange.

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