Dec 1, 2015

Highlights from Sydney, Australia

Highlights from Sydney, Australia

As part of CFA's mission, our project in Sydney proved to be a complete success. It was an honor to conduct a series of workshops, host film screenings, and present an exhibtion of artworks from artists not only in Sydney, but from around the globe.

Workshops were led by CFA volunteers in conjunction with the I-Manifest organization. Here are some shots from the workshops led by Philip Schrader (Pinhole Camera workshop), Ethan Minsker (Zine making), and Shannon Daugherty (Flag Making & Lexicography using Screenprinting). Each of these workshops were designed so that students could develop and hone their creative skills. The students ranged in age from 14 to 17 and traveled up to two hours from several schools to meet us. At the end of each workshop leftover supplies were given to students to continue what they had learned. Each workshop was supplied with materials that could be accessible in the neighborhood, so students could replicate them with found, or little cost, materials.

As for the exhibition, CFA worked with the members of the Pool Collective. All proceeds from the show went to the Wayside Chapel, a housing effort to help homeless living in Sydney. Following the opening, members sought out other filmmakers and showed their work at the Golden Age film house. 

All in all the trip was a success. We met a lot of really great artists, and were able to give back to the Redfern community specifically. A big thank you to all of those who could make the trip possible: Hollie Black, Simon Harsent, Grace Mateo, Sue Lampey, Arthur Bradford, The Pool Collective and its members, all of the artists involved, 107 Projects for hosting the space, The Wayside Chapel, and I-Manifest. If we forgot to mention anyone, please know that we appreciate you also. This project could not have been a success without everyone's help! 

Citizens For The Arts is a Non-Profit, 501c3 recognized, organization. Its main function is to promote unknown and overlooked artists. We aim to build communities via workshops and other programming on a global and local level. 

We are a working board, and do not get compensated for these projects. With each project, we aim to expand, influence, and help others develop their identity in a creative format. Your donation big or small is a vote to continue this work. Its a tax deduction and as easy as Paypal payment. For more information please email us at

Jun 4, 2015

Bushwick Open Studios and the Goat Factory

Bushwick Open Studios and the Goat Factory

Members of CFA will be showing work this weekend as part of the Bushwick open studios as part of the Goat Factory. If you are interested in finding out more, Hyperallergic did a write up about the series of events here.

The Goat Factory would like to address art lovers and enthusiasts as such:

We welcome you,

To immerse into the world of Goat Factory studios.
From paintings to interactive kinetic sculptures to live bands a broad range of pieces waits for you to be discovered.
Enjoy the hidden backyard, walk through the basement space and find yourself in the gallery in the first floor.
Over 21 different artistic characters will make this show a blast.

It is gonna be legen.....dary:

Saturday 11 am-8pm
Sunday 11 am -8pm

Live Music:

Saturday: Tight Chocolate
Sunday: Dead Heavens

Screening of Self medicated ( The newest Antagonist Film)



Nube Alba

Shannon Daugherty

Rocio Infiestas 

Raul Ayala

Francisco Galarraga

Felix Lugo

Jennifer Mien Mien Lin

Ethan Minsker

Mattie Oswin

Vkro One


Olya Petrova


Ilya Popenko

James Rubio

Fernando Rascon

Jakob Theileis

Mayra Vega

Chris Yerington

May 4, 2015

Brooklyn Zine Festival 2015

Brooklyn Zine Festival 2015

We had a great weekend out at the 2015 Brooklyn Zine Festival held at the Brooklyn Historical Society. There was a ton of wonderful collectors, artists, writers, and musicians from all over the country and it was a pleasure to have met you all! Here a some highlights, and fellow zine enthusiasts, from the weekend!

Psycho Moto has been active since the late 1980's and has featured artists and writers from all over the globe. Members of CFA volunteer their time to make and distribute locally and internationally.

For more visit us on Facebook or have a look at the archives and check out the Antagonist page.

If you have any questions or would like to submit to the zine, email

To find out more about the Brooklyn Zine Festival and their plans for next year visit their webpage here. (

Oct 13, 2014

Bennington Review October 3-5th

Bennington Review October 3-5th

It was a wonderful experience going to Bennington College for our artist members. The group was able to focus on projects that were not only fun, but instrumental in self development for everyone involved. We would like to thank everyone that came out for the workshops and film screenings. We look forward to seeing how their projects progress, and joining us for the next venture with Dwelling.

The latest issue of Psycho Moto Zine. Cover art by Sylvia Ortiz.