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Call for Filipinx-American Visual Artists: Araw Ng Mga Patay

@ 12:00 AM - @ 11:59 PM


Call for art by Filipinx-American visual artists for Day of the Dead. Curated by Nica Aquino with assistance from Anna Calubayan.

Giving offerings to our ancestors is an indigenous practice in the so-called Philippines that predates Catholocism. It is a way of honoring our ancestors & the time they spent with us on this physical plane. Once a year, many cultures around the world take the time to honor our ancestors, such as ‘Dia de los Muertos’ in Mexico, ‘Pchum Ben’ in Cambodia & many more. In Philippine culture, ‘Araw Ng Mga Patay’ (translating to Day of the Dead in Tagalog – a Philippine language) is a day we reflect on the remembrance of our passed loved ones.

The intention of this exhibition is to highlight how Filipinx-American visual artists use art as a platform to honor our loved ones in the spirit world. Visual artworks selected for this exhibition become an offering to our ancestors in itself.


Open to all Filipinx-American visual artists 18 & over.

All fine arts visual media will be considered. Unfortunately, because of size limitations of gallery,
please no large sculptural pieces. Please no performance pieces.

We would especially like to highlight works that raise awareness on the “extrajudicial killings” in President Duterte’s “drug war” in the Philippines.

Deadline for submission of images:
Sunday, Sept 1, 2019 at 11:59PM.

To Submit:
E-mail hi-res jpeg attachments to nica.u.aquino@gmail.com (Subject Line: Araw Ng Mga Patay Submission). Submit no less than 3 images. Please include title, medium, dimensions, pricing & artist statement about each work.

Accepted artworks must be ready to install upon delivery & must be for sale.

Important Dates:
Entry deadline: Sunday, Sept 1, 2019 at 11:59PM.
Notification of Acceptance: No later than Sunday, Sept 15, 2019.
Work delivery: Oct 1-6 during gallery hours, 10-4PM, closed Mondays & Fridays.
Duration of exhibition: Oct 12 – Nov 2, 2019.

Exhibition Location:
Avenue 50 Studio
131 N. Avenue 50
Highland Park, CA 90042

For questions or comments, please e-mail curator, Nica Aquino, at nica.u.aquino@gmail.com


@ 12:00 AM
@ 11:59 PM
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Avenue 50 Studio
Curator, Nica Aquino


Avenue 50 Studio
131. North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042 United States
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