This year's Asia North exhibition, TRANSition/TRANSformation/TRANScendence, will feature works that express how we face a world constantly in flux. A few examples of this broad theme are: Emerging from the pandemic to adjust to a "new normal"; altering our habits due to, and to stem, climate change; transitioning out of and transcending toxic environments and relationships; bearing witness to the physical/mental decline of a loved one as they transition from this life to the next, and adjusting to a new reality when that loved one is gone; enacting change to right previous wrongs. There are endless examples that reflect the ideas of transition, transformation and transcendence.
Through this theme, we also wish to honor the exciting transition of The Parlor from a former funeral home to a vibrant arts hub in Station North, the neighborhood's transformation from a historic Koreatown to a diverse arts district, and to honor our TRANS and LGBTQ+ neighbors who continue to confront and transcend discrimination.
There is an art call for submission until March 17th. Those that may submit work are APIMEDA (Asian, Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern and Desi American) artists based in Maryland, DC and Virginia. The link has more infomation on submissions and the application for the art call.