Art in Oregon hosting 

Call for Art/Call for Nominations

Black Matter

Deadline: Friday, October 30, 2020

Location: The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

The exhibition Black Matter showcases contemporary Oregon artists in an effort to address an imbalance in representation. Their voices should be heard, not because they are black, because they are human beings with unique life experiences. It is essential to lift up the contributions of black artists above systematic oppression in life and in art. Black artists should be recognized as individuals, without the filter of what the Western art canon tells us black art is or should be. The artists in this exhibition are all important black and African artists living and working here in Oregon. The artwork in this exhibition expresses more than their experience of living in a state and country rooted in systematic racism; their work speaks to the experience of being human.

We are seeking talented black and African artists currently living and making artwork in Oregon. Artists must be 18 years of age or older. We are looking for 2D and 3D artists with exceptional mastery of their chosen medium. All subject matter and ideas are welcome. There is no size limit on the artwork that will be considered. Installation art must be suitable for display in an open floor plan gallery space next to other artwork.  Due to the current covid crisis, all artwork must be suitable to view in person or in a virtual exhibit. Artists selected to exhibit will receive a $500 stipend from the Art Center. Artists will be required to provide high quality images of all artwork accepted into the show. To apply for or to nominate an artist for this exhibition send an email with a link to your/their artist website. Artists may also send up to 5 images of your artwork with a brief artist statement about your current artwork. Artists can choose to include an artist CV and/or biography statement, but it is not required.

To apply or nominate send an email with the subject line: Black Matter to [email protected]

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