Thursday, February 15, 2018

Call For Art: Phenomenal. Plus, AICHO to Honor Women of Color

Phenomenal
ART EXHIBIT & AWARD CEREMONY HONORING WOMEN OF COLOR
MAY BE THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN DULUTH

DULUTH, MN - The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) is excited to announce that they will be hosting an open call art exhibit honoring phenomenal women of color. The exhibit will open with a reception on Saturday, March 10th at 5:30 p.m. in the Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center and will remain on view through April 9th. There will be a $10 suggested donation at the door of opening night, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Alongside the art show, AICHO will be honoring 10 women in what will be their first annual AICHO Phenomenal Woman Awards, including Karen Diver, Marlene Diver, Victoria Ybanez, Mary Ann Walt, Laurel Saunders, Wendy Savage, Karen Savage, Tawny Smith-Savage, Sarah Curtiss, and Jara McLarren. The women are being recognized for their consistent support of and involvement at AICHO, as well as their efforts to address various barriers in the community.

For this exhibit, AICHO is seeking artists who identify both as women and individuals who are Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and/or Asian. Artists who fit this criteria are asked to submit artwork inspired by women of color, representations of womanhood as related to their culture, and/or equity in feminism within communities of color.

Visit THIS PAGE for info regarding how to submit artwork to Phenomenal.

Selected artists will be notified prior to the drop-off deadline. Artwork must be ready to hang and dropped off by March 5 at AICHO (202 W. 2nd Street, Duluth, MN).

Artwork will be curated based on the following criteria:
-- Overall artistic quality
-- Connection to show theme
-- Diverse representation of artists from different backgrounds

Approximate Timeline:
-- Submission Deadline: March 1
-- Drop-Off Deadline: Monday, March 5
-- Opening: Saturday, March 10
-- Closing: Monday, April 9

For more information, contact Moira Villiard at moira.aicho gmail.com or 218-722-7225.

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Friday Evening: February 16

ONE NIGHT ONLY

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