Opportunities for Artists

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Our friends at the Wing Luke Asian Museum (WLAM) and Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda) have two opportunities for artists.
SCIDpda presents its annual EXPOSED: Little Saigon Photo Contest. Explore Seattle’s Little Saigon and capture it in one of four categories for the contest: culture (images that represent the Vietnamese culture, people or heritage of the area), spaces and places (buildings and streetscapes that define Little Saigon), food (food enjoyed and bought in Little Saigon), and the marketplace (a local Little Saigon business in action). Deadline for images is Wed., Oct. 31st, at 4 pm. Check out Exposed: Little Saigon for entry details.

Also, start working on new art now or looking through your past works for WLAM’s Beyond Race 2013 exhibition. According to the exhibition prospectus, “Potential themes for artwork include but are not limited to:

The intersection of race with gender, age, class, sexual orientation, immigration status, and other identities.

The rise of multi-racial individuals and families in the U.S.—does this change the meaning of race?

Immigrant/refugee perspectives on race in the U.S.

How art can express pain, grief, rage—and still inspire healing

Historic roots of race and racism—resulting realities today and visions for the future.

Different forms of racism: personal prejudice, structural inequity, overt and “hidden” racism

Is white still the American “norm”? Is there a new American norm?

Talking about race: subversive or patriotic?

Cultural appropriation versus cross-cultural exploration/inspiration.”

If that has stirred up some ideas for you, get to work! Deadline for submissions is Feb. 1, 2013.Contact Mikala Woodward for more submission details.

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