Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Call for African American Women Artists @ The McKenna Museum

A multi-media exhibit about Sex Crimes committed against Black Girls. Curated by Shantrelle P. Lewis

Curator, Shantrelle Lewis is currently looking for work from emerging female artists of African descent that addresses issues of molestation, incest, rape or sexual exploitation of young black females. This show is inspired by Hortense Spillers’ essay, “’The Permanent Obliquity of an In(pha)llibly Straight’”: In the Time of Fathers and Daughters.” Artists are invited to submit provocative and dynamic work of all mediums - sculpture, photography, painting, printmaking, illustration, installation, graphic design, and video. This exhibit seeks to shed light on a particular byproduct of racism and patriarchy that generally remains ignored within the Black community.

Exhibition Dates: Spring 2010

The George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art
New Orleans, LA


1. Please submit 5-10 jpeg images with a descriptions for each piece (title, medium, dimensions, etc.).
2. CV
3. Artist Statement
4. Bio
5. For video art, send dvd or cd. (Must be quick time compatible)
6. Additionally, please submit a description of the meaning behind each piece (no more than 250 words).

We will accept resized images via email that are less than 1MB at 300dpi. You may also send a URL of images.


June 27, 2009 – (for consideration in 2009 show)
July 31, 2009 – (for consideration in 2010 show)
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