International Juried Exhibition October 12 - November 15
Who We Are We are a coalition of organizations and individuals brought together by a shared desire to respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. We recognize that colonially imposed political boundaries continue to disregard Indigenous communities and institutions that have operated in transitional zones for hundreds to thousands of years. The current crisis at our southern border illuminates the violence inherent in these artificial divides. We will not be complicit in the inhumane conditions of detention centers and wish to stand in solidarity with all of those suffering at the hands of ICE. We call for an end to deportations, family separations, and incarcerations. We will not tolerate xenophobia, homophobia, cultural appropriation, or bigotry of any kind. We acknowledge that we are in the ancestral and unceded traditional territory of the Dena’ina Peoples, known today as Anchorage. The Indigenous peoples of this land never surrendered lands or resources to Russia or the United States. We acknowledge this not only in thanks to the Indigenous communities who have held relationship with this land for generations but also in recognition of the historical and ongoing legacy of colonialism. Additionally, we acknowledge this as a point of reflection for us all as we work towards dismantling colonial practices. No one is illegal on stolen land.
Exhibition Statement Native Movement, Out North, Sol de Medianoche, and the Anchorage Democratic Socialists of America invite artists to respond to the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border and how the colonial construct of land borders has historically negatively impacted Indigenous groups on an international scale.
Curator Exhibiting artists will be selected by guest curator, Mariano Gonzales. Gonzales is the coordinator of illustration and printmaking and has taught foundation, photography, digital arts, metalsmithing, sculpture and painting courses at UAA. He was honored as the “Outstanding Individual Artist,” 2010 Anchorage Mayor’s Awards for the Arts, and received the “Excellence in Photography” award in 2004 from the Alaska Photographic Society. His work is featured in collections at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, the Alaska State Museum in Juneau, the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Museum, and the School of Business at UAA.
The event Due to our current climate this exhibition is scheduled to be held entirely online. Selected artists will have the opportunity to give artist talks via online discussion platforms such as Zoom and Facebook Live. Entries will be juried and selected based on technical application, originality and relevance to the theme of the show. Finalists will be invited to show their work in a four-week online exhibition from October 12 - November 15, 2020.
The following prizes will be awarded:
Corazón in Visual Arts $200 Corazón in Literary Arts $200 Corazón in Performance Arts $200
Timeline - June 20 - Call Open - Sep 15 - Call Officially Closes (11:59pm AKT) - Sep 22 - Final Selections Made (Jury Concludes) - Sep 25 - Notification of Selected Artists - Oct 12 - Online Launch (Indigenous People’s Day), Awards Announcement - Nov 15 - End of Exhibition
Accepted Artworks & Specifications Visual, performance and literary works will be accepted. Artists must submit high quality resolution photos for visual artworks. Video submissions must be 10 minutes maximum. All works must be original & the artist must own the sole copyright to art. Artists are invited to submit up to two individual works. Submit your artwork to Jade Aldridge: firstname.lastname@example.org
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