Open Call Guerilla Outdoor Performance Festival

April 17, 2017 - April 20, 2017

OCGOPF is a festival for performance art in conversation with public spaces. The performances challenge the use of public space by performing without permission. This will be the fourth iteration of OCGOPF happening within the North & South Park Blocks of Portland, Monday through Wednesday, April 17th, 18th (TAX DAY) & 19th 2017 during park hours 5AM to 9PM. This event is part of Beth Heinly’s offerings for the exhibition Costumes, Reverence, & Forms A Portland/Philadelphia Mixer, co-organized by Vox Populi and Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA.

So, what will you propose? Please send me your submissions! This is an open call meaning no submissions will be turned down for inclusion with the exception of a performance that is violent in nature, promotes hate speech, harmful to animals or damages public property. We at OCGOPF go by the scout rule of what you carry in, you must carry out – do not pick the flowers. In addition to the description of your performance I need to know where approximately in the park you will be performing including the day and time of your performance. All performances will be listed on an online map at There will also be maps available in print the days of performances for park goers.

Send your submissions to by March 16th, 2017. For inspiration please read about the parks’ history, go visit the parks or go to (you’re here) to see past performances.

There will be a meet-up prior to the festival in front of the Da Tung and Xi’an Bao Bao sculpture in the North Block Park on Sunday, April 16th at 3PM. Performers are required to attend.

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Gathering Resistance: Black Lives Matter - The Artists' Call

Gathering Autonomy: Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative

Gathering Thoughts: A Group Conversation with some Justseeds members

Gathering Thoughts: A People’s Art History

“This Just In … Endless War”—Justseeds/Combat Paper Workshop

Resolving Chaos: Honour Mack

Alien She

Wangechi Mutu: The Hybrid Human

James Rosenquist



David Horvitz

Roy Tomlinson: ReMap

Potency of Process: Moving Through Breast Cancer

Letha Wilson: Shadows and Sunlight

Costumes, Reverence, & Forms: A Portland/Philadelphia Mixer

Unwalking the West

The Earth Will Not Abide

Jenny Holzer, Use What is Dominant in a Culture to Change it Quickly


Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics

King’s Mouth: Wayne Coyne

Alison Saar: Crepuscular Blue

2017 Hallie Ford Fellows Exhibition


Works from the Museum of Contemporary Craft Collection

Post-Digital Landscapes

Open Call Guerilla Outdoor Performance Festival

Reconstructing Craft: Feminism and Contemporary Ceramics

Dynasty Handbag: I, An Moron

Bruce Nauman: Language Body

HIDDEN ASSEMBLY: Labor Through the Lens of Contemporary Art

Converge 45 : YOU IN MIND

Joe Feddersen: Echo

John Riepenhoff: Apparitions


Tenuous Constructions