Call for Artists for Art Show Celebrating
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
SAMASAMA ART SHOW & GATHERING
DEADLINE: MARCH 25, 2019
CURATORS: FOREIGN NATIONAL AND BATANG KANKALOO
LOCATION: SHOPKEEPERS, 1231 FLORIDA AVE NE WASHINGTON, DC 20002
ON VIEW: MAY 1-25, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 1, 2019, WEDNESDAY, 6-9PM
Call Summary: February 6-March 25, 2019 Foreign National and Batang Kankaloo present the 3rd Annual SAMASAMA Art Show & Gathering. Held in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, this exhibition will present original work by artists of color from diaspora communities.
The term SAMASAMA means all together in Tagalog. The theme of the exhibit is Bayanihan, a Filipino custom derived from the Tagalog word bayan, meaning community. It refers to the spirit of communal unity, work, and cooperation to achieve a particular goal.
From the outside, AAPI communities are often perceived as devoid of meaningful difference in identity and experience. From the inside, our communities live vibrant, varied lives - but remain divided by a lack of exchange between our cultures and ongoing histories.
Our goal is to examine the multicultural American experience and to break through stereotypes and boundaries because diverse stories, perspectives, and contributions push humanity forward.
This year we will be donating a portion of proceeds for all art sold to local organization Asian American LEAD (AALEAD) for the tireless work that they do for our youth.
Specifications: Open to artists of color producing original paintings, screen prints, illustrations, digital prints, photographs, stand-alone installations or 3-dimensional work with print components. Artwork must be displayable on a wall and must be wired for hanging and no larger than 4x5 feet. Art that highlights the Spirit of Bayanihan, AAPI culture or perspective, social justice, and racial justice issues are especially encouraged.
Submission Deadline: March 25, 2019 (Midnight EST) and Artists will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance on or before April 1, 2019. Art to be delivered at Shopkeepers between 12-6pm on Sunday, April 21, 2019.
FB event link: bitly.com/samasamafb2019