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Call for Proposals: Into the Wilderness: The Journey Within – Due 3/1/12

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
– John Muir

Angels Gate Cultural Center (AGCC) is calling for proposals from artists, performers and curators, for exhibitions that engage the term of wildness or wilderness from multiple perspectives ranging from ecological to introspective. The exhibition year is entitled Into the Wilderness: The Journey Within.

During the latter part of the 19th century many people championed the notion that everybody, rich or poor, should have access to the wilderness as a means to restore themselves, both spiritually and physically. As we continue to define our relationship to the environment in proprietary terms, our relationships with the environment can still elicit wonder and provoke transcendent experience as experienced and described by naturalists such as John Muir.

This call for work seeks proposals that consider how the term wilderness continues to define our contemporary life and contemplate how people can find new opportunities that will re/define the transition between physical and imaginary geographies. How do we see digital spaces in relationship to the wildernesses?

Angels Gate Cultural Center, located within Los Angeles County, seeks proposals from local, regional and national artistic communities. Work by curators, media artists, performance artists, collectives, musicians, theater groups, dancers, and visual artists of all types are encouraged to apply. Proposals will be selected based on artistic merit and strength of proposal. Proposals that take into account the location of Angels Gate Cultural Center are strongly encouraged. We seek work that is thoughtful and thought provoking.


  1. Title and Project Description
  2. Contact info for Curator and/or Artist(s) (Email, phone, address)
  3. Statement and Bio for Curator and/or Artist(s)
  4. CD of images of featured artwork and artwork list (For digital proposals, please link to online example). Minimum number of images is 15.
  5. 5. Proposed exhibition layout. Specs on space can be emailed.

Deadline for the proposals is March 1, 2012. Proposals will be selected for the entire 2012/2013-exhibition year with the first installation commencing in early May 2012.

Proposals can be emailed or mailed.

Email the proposal as a single PDF to submit(at) using the subject line WILDERNESS.

Mailed to ATTN: Isabelle Lutterodt, 3601 South Gaffey St., Box 1, San Pedro, CA 90802. Mailed materials will not be returned.

For information about AGCC, please go to

Angels Gate Cultural Center is 501(c)3 non-profit organization that unites art, community and culture through creative discovery, exploration and enlightenment. Angels Gate Cultural Center brings art and culture to the community through interactive classes, gallery exhibits of artists, professional artists’ studios, art education programs in the schools and cultural events. AGCC is one of twelve organizations at Angels Gate Park, a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. The Department’s mission is to “unify Los Angeles by providing diverse recreational activities, beautiful facilities, and innovative leadership for the universal enjoyment of our residents and visitors.”

Isabelle Lutterodt
Visual Arts Director
Angels Gate Cultural Center
3601 South Gaffey St. Box 1
San Pedro, CA 90731
T 310.519.0936
F 310.519.8698

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