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CALL FOR ARTISTS: CREATIVE SUITLAND CALL FOR ENTRIES: A WORLD OF ITS OWN

Entry Fee: Free
Entry Deadline: Monday, October 29th, 2018(12:00 PM MIDNIGHT EST)
Exhibition Dates: November 9th – December 4th, 2018
Jurors: Maleke Glee interim Executive Director PGAAMCC
Deirdre Darden, Independent Curator Handirubvi Indigo Wakatama, Creative Suitland Project Coordinator

Creative Suitland, a partnership with the Revenue Authority of Prince George’s County MD and Joe’s Movement Emporium, is an initiative to connect community with arts and cultural development to increase connection, creativity and a sense of place.

Overview

Creative Suitland is pleased to announce a Call for Entry in all visual arts mediums to submit to A World Of Its Own, a juried group exhibition that focuses on celebrating the beauty, history and culture of neighborhoods and communities in Prince George’s County, MD and the Washington DC Metropolitan area.

Entrants are welcome to submit work that is a reflection from the past, present or future and can be realistic or symbolic in nature. Tell us your story, what are your thoughts? What makes your family, community, city, or neighborhood special? What has been your experience, observation or reflection of where you live or where you’re from?

We highly encourage Suitland area artists (Silver Hill, Suitland, Coral Hills, Marlow Heights, Hillcrest Heights, Forestville, Temple Hills and Camp Springs) to submit artwork but all artists in the Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan Area are welcome to apply.

Submission Guidelines

Artists must submit up to 6 artworks in jpeg format for review no later than Monday, October 29th 12:00 midnight EST to submit artwork email: [email protected]

All artists must submit an Artist Statement and Bio, click here to submit: Submit info

All mediums of Artwork will be considered for submission

All artwork except sculpture and installation must be framed and ready to hang

All submissions require the title, dimensions, medium and price if for sale.

Each submission must include an artist’s name, bio, and artist statement.

Suitland Area artists (Silver Hill, Coral Hills, Temple Hills, Marlow Heights, Capitol Heights, Forestville, Hillcrest Heights) will receive priority, however, Prince George’s County and Metropolitan DC area artists will be considered.

An entry fee is not required, all sales are 100% to qualifying artists. An email of acceptance will be available on October 1st from [email protected]. Additional information regarding delivery to Creative Suitland Gallery will be provided upon acceptance of Group Exhibition.

Limitations

Artwork should not exceed 10 ft in height or exceed 100 lbs.

Creative Suitland will not except art that is unframed unless artwork is an installation or a sculpture.

All considered work must be dry or complete by installation date.

Jurors

Maleke Glee is a cultural worker, theatre maker and curator in Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. Maleke has worked with the following entities as a logistics and programming specialist: Step Afrika!, Double Nickels Theatre Company, Nomad Yard Collectiv, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Howard University Homecoming, The Kennedy Center, TD Jakes Megafest, The Wolf Trap Foundation and more. He is a 2016 Theatre Arts Administration Bachelors of Fine Arts graduate of Howard University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Cultural Sustainability at Goucher College. Maleke’s research surrounds protecting community-based arts and cultural commerce amist rapid gentrification. His particular interest lies within the Go-Go Community of Washington, D.C. In May 2016 Mr. Glee founded Chocolate Redux. Chocolate Redux is a non-profit which provides curated cultural events and programs which sustain the Black Washington Experience. Chocolate Redux was the programming partner of Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center’s most popular exhibition to date,Chocolate Cities: The History, Legacy and Sustainability of African American Urban Enclaves. Maleke Glee is the interim Executive Director of the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center.

Deirdre Darden is an independent curator born and raised on art in Washington DC. Since beginning her practice in 2014 with Black Artists of DC, Darden has curated and collaborated with some of DC’s best artists, organized thoughtful panel discussions and exhibition talks touching on themes of race, societal pressures, black womanhood and the power of art. Notable shows include Black Lives / White Light at ReCreative Spaces, Pressure Points at DCAC, Lest We Forget at Galerie Myrtis (Baltimore), and Us + Them = U.S at Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Center. Most recently Darden has joined the team for Art on the Vine, an annual art fair in Martha’s Vineyard organized by The Agora Culture, and the culture team of Eaton Workshop. She continues to develop exhibition ideas, work freelance throughout the region and manage the studio of performance artist Sheldon Scott.

Handirubvi Indigo Wakatama is the Project Coordinator for Creative Suitland, she was born in Zimbabwe and raised in Prince George’s County MD. In addition to her contributions to Creative Suitland, Wakatama is an active visual artist and curator.

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