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Orange County Center for Contemporary Art

 117 N Sycamore Street
 Santa Ana, CA 92701
[P] (714) 667-1517
[F] --
www.occca.org
[email protected]
Stephen Anderson
FOUNDED: 1980
INCORPORATED: 1990
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 95-3545841 00000

Summary


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Mission StatementMORE »

The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) is a California 501c(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to the pursuit of professional excellence and freedom of expression in the arts.

Since it's inception in 1980, It provides emerging and established member and guest artists a forum to explore and develop ideas in contemporary art in an atmosphere that promotes experimentation and risk-taking, but without the specter of censorship.

In addition, OCCCA develops and actively participates in public educational, outreach and community art services.

Located in the heart of Santa Ana's Artist Village, OCCCA presents a variety of programs: films, forums, concerts, workshops, classes and first Saturday artist receptions.

Mission Statement

The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) is a California 501c(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to the pursuit of professional excellence and freedom of expression in the arts.

Since it's inception in 1980, It provides emerging and established member and guest artists a forum to explore and develop ideas in contemporary art in an atmosphere that promotes experimentation and risk-taking, but without the specter of censorship.

In addition, OCCCA develops and actively participates in public educational, outreach and community art services.

Located in the heart of Santa Ana's Artist Village, OCCCA presents a variety of programs: films, forums, concerts, workshops, classes and first Saturday artist receptions.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Expenses $45,000.00
Projected Revenue $53,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Santa Ana Noise Fest
  • Art for All

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

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Overview


Mission Statement

The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) is a California 501c(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to the pursuit of professional excellence and freedom of expression in the arts.

Since it's inception in 1980, It provides emerging and established member and guest artists a forum to explore and develop ideas in contemporary art in an atmosphere that promotes experimentation and risk-taking, but without the specter of censorship.

In addition, OCCCA develops and actively participates in public educational, outreach and community art services.

Located in the heart of Santa Ana's Artist Village, OCCCA presents a variety of programs: films, forums, concerts, workshops, classes and first Saturday artist receptions.


Background Statement

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art is a non-profit California 501c3 corporation operating as an Affiliate-run, uncensored, community gallery since its inception in 1980.

OCCCA began through the vision of its five founding members, Richard Aaron, Robert Cunningham, Suvan Geer, Alhena Scott, and Carol Stella. The inaugural exhibition, in September of 1980, featured Slator Barron, George Herms, and Dustin Shuler.

OCCCA has continued to function as a nurturing showplace for emerging and mid career member artists from the Orange County area. In addition to members work, OCCCA strives to exhibit a variety of artists work from all media and career levels from emerging through established late career artists. Affiliate members participate in all aspects of professional art practice, including design and installation of exhibitions, public relations/publicity, curatorial, accounting, grant and proposal writing, gallery sitting, facilities maintenance, etc.

In its 30 year history, with a membership roster limited to 40 through its current by-laws, OCCCA has exhibited over 800 guest artists and held numerous solo, group and juried shows that have showcased more than 6,000 participants.

Affiliate members have shown in more than 600 one-person shows and 300 group exhibitions. In addition, the organization has a long tradition of mounting non-member exhibition and performance projects, and inviting outside curators to organize shows.

OCCCA exhibitions have consistently received overwhelmingly positive media attention in regional newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register, OC Weekly, Riverside Press-Enterprise, art-related publications, and radio and cable and network television broadcasts.

Over the years, the scope of OCCCA's programming has expanded to include collaborative and exchange projects with other venues throughout the United States and overseas. With the generous assistance and support of the City of Santa Ana, OCCCA was granted title and moved to its current 6,300 square-foot facility. Ownership and member management and control of our gallery makes OCCCA unique in the world of non-profit arts organizations.

In the past six years OCCCA has extended its international reach. The new facility has enabled the planning of more ambitious large-scale projects most notably those in the new media areas.

All of this is done in the spirit of voluntarism. OCCCA directors receive no salary. This is a pure grassroots organization that works on the passion and creativity of its members, who are artists themselves. Therefore by being a member you are an active participate in its vision and future. We are not beholden to anyone but our standards and community.


Impact Statement

Goals: New LED lighting track system, Solar power, grant funding for operations costs. 
 
Music For Your Eyes
February 3 - March 10, 2018 (opening reception drew in 2,951 people)
Peter Frank, Juror

From the angel concerts of the Renaissance to the abstract syncopation of Mondrian, from Andy Warhol to Christian Marclay, music reverberates in the history of art. Music for Your Eyes explores everything we love about music: from the wildest impressions of the limitless joy music inspires, to tender depictions of rock musicians leading their lives of quiet meditation, abstinence and chastity; from the documentation of fabulous concerts, to the delicate beauty of composers' precious manuscripts; from crazed expressions of devout fandom, to serene evocations of mind-boggling synesthesia. ~ Rob Mintz

Peter Frank is a well-known critic and curator living in Los Angeles. Currently Associate Editor of FabrikMagazine, he has written for many publications and organized exhibitions around the world over a 45-year career."

 
 INCARCERATION

February 4 thru March 11, 2017

Poetry, Bonfire Shout!: February 25th, 6:30pm
Curators: Pat Sparkuhl, Gregg Stone, Leslie Davis
The U.S. now confines more than 2.2 million people in its prisons. This amounts to 1.2% percent of its population, more than any other country and eight times more per capita than Russia. Our incarcerated citizens have become a shadow nation, hidden and often forgotten. This shadow nation is supported by a budget estimated at 64 billion annually, or nearly 6% of our gross national product. Incarceration has become a big and rigorously privatized business. Our current approach has produced a profitable if brutal cycle: poverty and the absence of economic opportunity funnel individuals into crime, prisons militate against rehabilitation, convicts re-offend following release, and after arrest are returned to prison as compliant recidivists. As a result, U.S. recidivism rates are now at 68% and increase every year. In this environment, it's hard to tell where justice ends and vengeance begins.

Leslie Diane Davis 

 
Art As Protest

Exhibition Dates: June 3 through July 8, 2017

Juror: Tyler Stallings
Tyler Stallings received an MFA from Cal Arts in 1990. Since 1998, Tyler has organized exhibitions as Program Director for the Huntington Beach Art Center, and as Chief Curator at the Laguna Art Museum. He has also worked for the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. He currently serves as the Artistic Director, Culver Center of the Arts, University of California, Riverside.

Change does not come from above, not even from below but, rather, it emerges when enough voices coalesce in a public space and create a loud, collective voice that cannot be ignored. OCCCA is one such public space in which many voices of “Art As Protest” raise awareness, bear witness, and find solidarity. Watch out!

Tyler Stallings, Juror for “Art As Protest”


Needs Statement

Operation costs
LED Lighting system
Expand advisory board
Solar power
new movable walls and pedestals
Vitrine tops
Rolling tool cage 
Donors
Sponsors 

CEO Statement

AS WE ENTER INTO A NEW YEAR THE ORANGE COUNTY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART WILL BE ENTERING ITS 39TH YEAR OF EXISTENCE, SUPPORTED BY THE SPIRIT OF VOLUNTEERISM, COLLABORATION AND COMMUNITY.

It may come as a surprise that no OCCCA director or staff earns a salary. We survive on the support of our members giving their valuable time to this long standing organization, which I often refer to as a giant sandbox.

This 'sandbox' allows us to experiment, and be able to adjust and change as needed, allowing us to collaborate and engage with the community, to be open to new ideas from within and from outside the artist membership (a true democracy). As most are artists with a day-job it is our goal in the near future to be able to have a modest income to compensate for giving so much of our time, but that is not why we do what we do, its a passion and an honor to provide unique programing and provocative exhibitions to our community and yourself!

We have big plans for the coming year
and beyond as a unique Art Center

We have collaborated with many other organizations & Groups,
including UCI, JPL, VAALA, CASA, NAMI, SolArt Radio
Community Outreach


Our Grant Funded Art for All Free Bilingual Community
Workshop Series was a major hit!
Art For All

For 39 years, OCCCA has provided a progressive vision and censorship free environment for the arts and we are seeking your support to continue our mission. As a Patron member, you will help to keep the arts alive and flourishing at OCCCA for the next 35 years an beyond!

We welcome your Financial Contribution of any amount and/or Donation of items,
which are always appreciated and tax deductible. http://occca.org/DONATIONS.html


Board Chair Statement

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Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

As We Enter Into A New Year The Orange County Center For Contemporary Art Will Be Entering Its 35Th Year Of Existence, Supported By The Spirit Of Volunteerism, Collaboration And Community.It may come as a surprise that no OCCCA director or staff earns a salary. We survive on the support of our members giving their valuable time to this long-standing organization, which I often refer to as a giant sandbox.This 'sandbox' allows us to experiment, and be able to adjust and change as needed, allowing us to collaborate and engage with the community, to be open to new ideas from within and from outside the artist membership (a true democracy). As most are artists with a day-job it is our goal in the near future to be able to have a modest income to compensate for giving so much of our time, but that is not why we do what we do, it's a passion and an honor to provide unique programming and provocative exhibitions to our community and yourself!WISH LISTOperation fundingNew track lightingWindow replacementNew movable wallsPower toolsUnderwriting for exhibition catalogsSolar panelsScissor LiftProjectors, monitors, DVD playersGift cards to Home DepotPedestals / VitrinesOCCCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent provided by lawChecks of any amount will help us out greatly. Donations of items, and sponsorship is welcome.Checks can be sent also: Please make them out to "OCCCA"117 North Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
North Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
Santa Ana, Downtown Artists Village. Orange county, LA county

Organization Categories

  1. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Visual Arts
  2. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Arts Education
  3. Arts,Culture & Humanities - Arts & Culture

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Programs


Santa Ana Noise Fest

Santa Ana Noise Fest (SANF) was established in 2009 as a space to showcase local experimental musicians. Over the course of 9 years the reach and popularity of the event has increased, and bands come far and wide to perform.
 
 
Budget  100 man hours
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Music Festivals
Population Served Adults Adolescents Only (13-19 years) General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  Provide a space for the unique genre of noise an experimental electronic music against a background of live projected video art
Program Long-Term Success  The reach and popularity of the event has grown each year. Many want to participate, and press has wrote several articles. 2018 will mark the 10th anniversary of the event.
Program Success Monitored By  Response from Facebook event page, Eventbright RSVP
Examples of Program Success  Santa Ana Noise Fest Ends 2017 With a Bang
OC Weekly, By Alex Distefano, December 27, 2017
 
 
 
 
Santa Ana Noise Festival Returns To OCCCA,
OC Weekly, By Scott Feinblatt, November 19, 2015
 
 
Santa Ana Noise Fest Inspires Underground Artists to Turn It Up,
OC Weekly, By Alex Distefano Wed., Dec. 17 2014
 
 
Gut Punchin' Music: Santa Ana Noise Fest,
KCET Artbound, by Evan Senn, Dec 7th, 2012  

Art for All

ABOUT: ART FOR ALL; ARTE PARA TODOS

The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA), is
pleased to announce the continuation of Art for All (AFA)

A series of free hands-on arts workshops for the OC community.

Designed to accommodate all ages and skill levels, the “Art for All" workshops will be facilitated by professional artists on select Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm at OCCCA.

The Art for All program creates a fun and joyful
experience while promoting a new awareness and understanding of the arts

Participants of all ages and skill levels (from very beginners to intermediate - advanced) will create art in a variety of media including: painting, printmaking, sculptural installation, and assemblage. Each workshop will be presented by a team of artists and offer an experience for the participants to gain tools, inspiration, and the confidence to create artwork from any skill level.

Workshops will be facilitated in English and Spanish.

We encourage entire families to attend & participate.

OCCCA will provide all materials for the workshops and we invite the OC community to join in the fun and creativity.

Grant funding for the “Art for All” program was made possible by the
James Irvine Foundation
through the Orange County Community Foundation with support from Arts Orange County.

Los Talleres seran impartidos en Inglés y Español en el Centro de Artes Contemporaneas del Condado de Orange (OCCCA).

Los invitamos cordialmente a participar con toda la familia.

OCCCA proveerá todos los materiales para los talleres e invitamos a la comunidad del Condado de Orange a unirse en la diversión y creatividad. Los talleres serán impartidos en inglés y español.

Fondos proveidos para el programa "Arte para Todos" es posible gracias a la Fundación James Irvine através de la Fundación de la Comunidad del Condado de Orange con el apoyo de Artes de Orange County.

Budget  $7,500.00
Category  Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Visual Arts Instruction
Population Served Families Hispanic, Latino Heritage General/Unspecified
Program Short-Term Success  The enjoyment and participation from people of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels
Program Long-Term Success  An appreciation for the arts, to exposure people to the arts through art making, cultivate ones creativity and expression and to establish confindence and empowerment to individuals
Program Success Monitored By  Biliguial surveys provided for all participants
Examples of Program Success  Art for All has reached over 2000 participants over two years

Management


CEO/Executive Director Stephen Anderson
CEO Term Start Jan 2009
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience --

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Jeffrey Crussel 2004 2008

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
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Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
Arts OC 2018

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

OCCCA is a proud community supporter, which welcomes and seeks to collaborate whenever possible with other organizations to provide enriching and diverse events and activities for the community.

Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble, Pacific Symphony, University of California Irvine’s Sue & Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center, Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA), Embark Dance Theatre, The New Leader's Council (NLC), Philharmonic Society, Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Orange County Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Patchwork Show, El Centro Cultural de Mexico, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), The Latino Arts Network (LAN), Delhi Center, OC Film Feista, Sol Art Radio, Mission Hospital

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 20
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % --
Staff Professional Development --

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: --
Asian American/Pacific Islander: --
Caucasian: --
Hispanic/Latino: --
Native American/American Indian: --
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: --
Male: --
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy --
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A --
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A --

Government Licenses

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CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Stephen Anderson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Executive DIrector
Board Chair Term -
Board Co-Chair Kebe Fox
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation Assistant Director
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Evalynn Alu Education Chair Voting
Stephen Anderson Executive Director Voting
Rich Bohn Installations Voting
Jeffery Crussell -- --
Leslie Davis exhibitions Voting
Kebe Fox Membership Chair Voting
Jeffrey Frisch Assist. Director Voting
Beverly Jacobs -- --
Echo Lew Installations Voting
Rob Minz Copywriter Voting
Annabella Pritchard Fundraising Voting
Robin Repp Secratary Voting
Gregg Stone Volunteer Voting
Kurt Weston PR Voting
Carolyn Yarnell Volunteer Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
Richard Chiriani -- --
Don Cribb -- NonVoting
Joella March Art of Daybreak NonVoting
Madeiline Spenser -- --
Diana Tierney -- --
Jonathon Webb AHA NonVoting
Kevin Wilkeson HMC architects NonVoting

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 11
Hispanic/Latino: 2
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 7
Male: 9
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths --
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria --
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy --
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

  • Administration
  • Advisory Board / Advisory Council
  • Building
  • Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
  • Community Outreach / Community Relations
  • Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
  • Education
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Membership
  • Program / Program Planning

Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2017 to June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $53,000.00
Projected Expenses $45,000.00
Form 990s

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $54,237 $48,160 $31,653
Total Expenses $59,975 $41,766 $33,999

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$54,237 $44,365 $22,199
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- -- $0
Earned Revenue -- -- $0
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- $0
Membership Dues -- $3,795 $4,810
Special Events -- -- $0
Revenue In-Kind -- -- $0
Other -- -- $2,650

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $59,975 $20,883 $12,373
Administration Expense -- $20,883 $2,679
Fundraising Expense -- -- $0
Payments to Affiliates -- -- $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 0.90 1.15 0.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses 100% 50% 36%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 0%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $1,011,902 $1,017,640 $1,021,600
Current Assets $1,011,902 $1,017,640 $21,600
Long-Term Liabilities $527,277 $527,277 $527,277
Current Liabilities -- -- $0
Total Net Assets $484,625 $490,363 $494,323

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 52% 52% 52%
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy N/A
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose
New Lighting System
https://www.gofundme.com/occca2020 
Campaign Goal $14,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates Jan 2018 - Dec 2018
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $875.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.

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