Black Lives Matter Call for Art

As part of this year’s calendar creation, PRESS is collaborating with MCLA’s Gallery 51, and students in MCLA Professor Frances Jones-Sneed’s Women, Race and Society class. In addition to the calendar Frances Jones Sneed and PRESS founder Melanie Mowinski will be curating at exhibit centered on the Black Lives Matter movement to open January 28 – February 28, 2016. (Learn more about MCLA Gallery 51 here.)OctoberCalendar2016_image only

We are pleased to announce a call for entries for the exhibit: Black Lives Matter. This exhibition will examine how art can ignite conversation between artist and viewer, viewer and viewer and viewer and self.  It is open to artists working in all mediums, especially painting, printmaking, sculpture, artist books and installation that utilizes any of these techniques. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional based works will be accepted.

Artists are encouraged to explore, from the literal to the conceptual, the underpinnings of Black Lives Matter and to examine the impact of state and national violence on black lives. We invite submissions that encourage and incite conversation about race relations, the importance of black lives, and proposals for what we each must do to make a difference in our society.

Entry Deadline is Tuesday, December 1. MCLA students may submit entries to MCLAblacklivesmatterexhibit@gmail.com

Please use the Call for Entry website for application guidelines for non-MCLA entries.

For more information or to download a submission form go MCLA_BLM CALL FOR ENTRIES

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