California Arts Council

State of California

Artist Call Detail

Interfaith Art exhibit
For California artists


The theme of the exhibition is “Collaboration and Connection” in which we aim to encourage artists to connect with other artists and collaboratively create artwork for the exhibition. We are seeking artwork that expresses a commitment to interfaith understanding, coexistence, peace, and cultural dialogue.

Artists from all faiths and cultures are invited to participate.

A collaborative piece must have at least two participating artists involved in which all collaborators have creative input into the artwork created. We encourage any kind of collaboration, however, interdisciplinary collaborations and collaborations between artists of different cultures or faiths or between people of the same faith but different branches (such as different denominations of Christianity or Judaism or branches of Islam) are particularly encouraged. Each artist can submit a maximum of two Art Proposals collaborating with different artists.

We seek original artwork in various mediums including but not limited to painting, drawing, calligraphy, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, textile, digital art, installation, and mixed media. At this time we cannot accommodate performing art and video art. All artwork must be the original creation of the participating artists submitting the artwork.

All artists at any level and with any style are encouraged to submit artwork.

NOTE: The process of participation to the exhibition this year is different from all the past years. This year we are asking for collaborative Art Proposals first instead of individual artwork. Please read the entire conditions and process and submit your proposal accordingly:


The exhibition opens with a reception ceremony on December 3, 2017, 1 - 4 p.m. at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC) at 1433 Madison St., Oakland 94612.

Exhibition will run from December 3, 2017 to February 24, 2018. The exhibition will be open to public for viewing on Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 4 p.m. at the gallery space of the ICCNC (Upper Level).


This exhibition builds on the success of an inaugural Interfaith Art Exhibition in Fall 2011 “Diverse Visions of Harmony,” “Finding Common Ground through Sacred Words” in May 2013, and “We Are the Bridge” in May 2015 featuring a total of over 200 artists.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, Montclair Presbyterian Church, and Kehilla Community Synagogue (forming the Faith Trio) in partnership with Ziya Art Center and Islamic Art Exhibit and it expresses their commitment to the arts and to interfaith relationship building.

Deadline: 08-20-2017
ICCNC, Kehilla, and MPC
Oakland, CA

Contact: Lea Delson

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