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CALL TO ARTISTS: Dia de los Muertos (2021)
In a year that saw an unprecedented number of deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Black and Brown communities, including Native communities, suffered disproportionately high mortality rates, in part due to economic and cultural systematic racism, including the prevalence of multi-generational families living together in a single household. Thanks to the efficacy of the several vaccines, we now face the important undertaking of healing, not just physically from the disease, but also healing from the emotional pain of loss as we all grieve. Through this exhibition, our community will experience the restorative ways of processing grief through both traditional and modern artistic and literary public remembrances and discussions. This exhibition and the corresponding programming are designed to aid the community in embracing the process of mourning and coming to terms with the aftermath of COVID-19, ultimately generating joy and a celebration of life.
We invite artists over 18 of all gender identities, ethnicities, different abilities and social/ economic backgrounds, to submit work for presentation in our exhibit: Día de los Muertos: A Community Remembers, A Community Heals.
- Submit 3-5 images by September 5, 2021.
- Label each image with Title, Media, Dimensions, Value. Size limit of 2’ x 3’.
- Submit an artist statement, no longer than one paragraph, describing your piece.
- All selected artwork must be for sale.
IMPORTANT: HALLOWEEN IMAGERY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
September 5, 2021, last day to submit entries.
September 19-22, 2021, notification of inclusion in the show.
Submission of Entries:
For more information: Kathy Gallegos 323/258-1435
Avenue 50 Studio, Inc., 131 North Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA 90042