Art for Dignity and Justice

I had the great privilege to create a piece on behalf of the Collier County Neighborhood Stories Project for the October 5th National Day of Action March for Dignity and Justice! The piece is currently featured on Culture Strike and Not1MoreDeportation. We, as CCNSP, are very humbled to be able be part of such a pivotal moment for our communities and we will continue demanding dignity and justice for as long as it takes! We hope to see you all out on October 5th, too!

Feel free to share the graphic widely through your social networks! Please, credit Rommy Torrico and link back to or We hope to get prints soon so if you’re interested, feel free to email us with your name and the quantity so that we have an idea of how many we will need to order. Send all inquires to

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Also featured on Not1MoreDeportation is our Paletero piece! We will have 5×8 postcards available on donation at our trainings, events and online. Keep a look out!


Alza Tu Voz: “Our Immigrant Communities” Art Exhibit Series Coming in November: Calling all artists!

Calling all artists! 

About the Art Show

The Collier County Neighborhood Stories Project will be hosting its first ever art exhibit series showcasing the work of socially conscious artists from Florida and beyond. This show will serve as a fundraiser for our community bail and service fund.

The art exhibit will be a series of shows across the Naples and Immokalee area that will start in November. The shows are themed “Our Immigrant Communities” and artists are to connect their pieces to interpret the meaning of that phrase.

Details on the Submission of Art Pieces 

We are calling all artists, far and wide, to submit and donate art pieces using any type of medium. Be it painting, photography, sculpture, digital graphic, drawing- we want to showcase it! The pieces will be sold with all proceeds going to our community bail and service fund to establish immediate financial support for families that cannot afford bail for their loved ones in detention.

We humbly ask artists to donate their pieces in order to make this fundraiser a success. Please contact Alicia at if you have questions regarding the submission of pieces.

Theme: Our Immigrant Communities 

All pieces should tie back to the main theme and artists should expand on their own interpretation of images that show opposition to the unjust deportations of individuals in our community and that also show hope for a new future by fighting back. All artists will be showcased for their work with the possibility of possible reproduction of any digital works or paintings that have uplifting and positive undertones. Organizations in the state will be invited to bid on some of the works for possible poster reproduction.

Types of mediums (not an exhaustive list). Whatever you submit must be your own creation:

  • drawing/painting
  • sculpting
  • Music
  • Poetry
  • Jewerly
  • Pottery
  • Wood Work

You can enter anything you created with your own two hands and that stands for something. We are open to anything!


All pieces must be submitted by October 1st. They should include your full name, a description of yourself, the name of the piece, a description of the piece, why you made it and the medium you used. If you wish to remain anonymous, please email us. 

*If you have any, send us some of your personal business cards so that we can have that as part of your piece exhibit.

Email digital work to Alicia at or Rommy at

Mail other types of work to Collier County Neighborhood Stories Project at 15275 Collier Blvd #201-152 Naples, FL 34119. Please notify us prior to mailing in order to make sure there are no problems.

Alza Tu Voz: Artivism Campaign

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We’ve been working on a new art campaign, Alza Tu Voz, to showcase the the strength and resistance of our community! Starting next week, we will have these posters available for sale at our trainings in 11″x14″ format (16″ x 20″ available upon request- contact ). With the earnings, we will be creating an emergency bond fund to help our community in southwest Florida with this ongoing struggle.

*Credit to Rommy Torrico for posters


Call to Action: Do you like to doodle or paint? Are you design-savvy on Photoshop or Illustrator? Are you always snapping photos? Have you always been drawn to art? Then you’re who we’ve been looking for! This is a call to action for creative individuals in the community (Collier, Lee and Hendry counties only) to volunteer their work in hopes of creating an online gallery and raising collective consciousness.  Every artist will be credited for their work and will have their work showcased online, at our trainings in southwest Florida and at summits throughout the state.

What we’re looking for: We want images that show opposition to the unjust deportations of individuals in our community and that also show hope for a new future by fighting back.

Prize: $200 in cash and the chance to print your posters and showcase them throughout the state. There are many organizations that are looking for cool designs for these fights!

Deadline: October 1st, 2012

Specifications: All work should be your own original work and must be replicable (or small enough to scan- original paintings limited to 12″x16″). All digital work must be submitted in either jpeg or pdf formats with resolution of 300dpi and sized to  8.5 x11, 11×14, 16×20 or 18×24 (depending on what fits your piece best).

Email your piece along with its title, a few sentences on what or who inspired you to create your piece, your name (first name is all we require or you can remain anonymous), your age and your telephone number or email address.

Note: If file size is too big to send through email, contact for instructions.

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Contact: Send all entries to

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