Art works by Joseph DeLappe

Dishing It Out 2016 is a 10-month series of socially engaging art events organized and curated by Diane Bush, an internationally published and exhibited artist, from Buffalo, New York. Currently a Las Vegas resident, Diane says her goal is to entertain while encouraging involvement in our political process by holding monthly art exhibits and events leading up to a cheeky patriotic art carnival and final November exhibit. The project will culminate after polls close on November 8. While enjoying the humor that political satire provides, this project is brazenly promoting free speech, registering voters, and helping the public deal with pre-presidential election stress.

Having grown up politically active during the late 60s and having been hounded by the FBI for her activism, Diane found a kitschy presidential souvenir plate as a new means of expression. “I was inspired to revisit my 2008 political event The ImBLEACHment of George W. Bush, but instead decided to hold a patriotic art carnival in where the public can smash commemorative art plates in a campy atmosphere”.

For diversification, Bush invited artists across the nation to create work in any medium, representing each candidate for possible fabrication as ceramic plates, as well as artwork about American politics. Because artists were not overly enthusiastic about depicting candidate drop-outs, the seven limited-edition sets (16 plates each) produced from submitted art will represent the number of original candidates and not necessarily the candidates themselves.

You can participate in The Final Tally at the Victor Xiu Gallery in Art Square. Doors open on election night at 7:01 p.m., one minute after the polls close. Open to the public, the event will allow participants to watch election results roll in as they immerse themselves in the best of submitted artwork throughout the 10-month long project. A taco truck will provide Mexican food, and the winning raffle ticket for a set of artist-made plates will be drawn.

Join the fun at Victor Xiu Gallery, 1025 S. 1st Street,
Las Vegas, 89101.