Going Green is a cross-media exhibition that aims to use the public and gallery space as a tool for creating positive disruption and change. In an age of misinformation and the now proverbial and continued unreality of “Fake News,” how do we continue to facilitate important intersectional discussions that can engage and expand our horizons of the world around us? Disruptions continue to confront us at every turn: climate change, government mismanagement and obstructionism, systematic disenfranchisement across the cultural spectrum—but for every negative, there is the opportunity to create a positive. By bringing public art, cannabis activism, alternative culinary education, fact-based climate policy, and social justice advocacy together under the banner of Going Green, we can create a conversation that peaks curiosity and extols the virtues of openness and sharing.

The selected artists will also be exhibited on advertisement space in Manhattan and at Contra Galleries from April 20 to May 6, with an opening reception on April 20, 2018.

We invite artists of all ages & talents to submit! Artists are invited to apply between January 12 and March 7, 2018. There is a $10 donation per image to participate, each donation is a tax deduction and goes to producing public art. Each artist is encouraged to submit up to ten (10) images.

All submissions will be featured on SaveArtSpace social media pages with the permission of the artist. 

Curator: Carlo McCormick

Carlo is an American culture critic and curator living in New York City. He is the author of numerous books, monographs and catalogues on contemporary art and artists. He lectures and teaches extensively at universities and colleges around the United States on popular culture and art. His writing has appeared in Effects: Magazine for New Art Theory, Aperture, Art in America, Art News, ArtforumCamera Austria, High Times, Spin, Tokion, Vice and other magazines. Carlo McCormick is Senior Editor of Paper.

Participating Organizations


Our mission is to expedite the removal of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere and reduce the acidity levels in our oceans. We believe we can expedite the development of CO2 sequestration by removing obstacles and raising awareness. Our message to the political and business leaders is to get on board, time is of the essence to remove the roadblocks. We can get it across to people how serious it is and how it can be mitigated. We do not want to diminish the other issues and causes that are important, because we understand that things like plastics in the oceans, land recovery, stopping rainforest destruction, etc. are all very important issues. We just believe that what has been occurring in the oceans is a real game changer for the entire planet. The oceans are the basis of life, and they are in decline, at a rate much faster than previously believed.

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Since 2014, we've organized monthly events to educate, connect, and empower New York's Cannabis Community. Our mission is to end prohibition, redefine the way society interacts with Cannabis, and create a more healthy and prosperous world.


Contra Galleries is a contemporary art gallery located in Chelsea, New York with a curated collection of talented artists.