Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Call for Artists: “Safe Space” Exhibit - Deadline for Intent to Submit is Sept 27

Call for Artists to Enter Works in “Safe Space” Exhibit in Jackson

Call-to-Artists: Calling all artists of all ages, all disciplines, and skills to submit works to “Safe Space”—an art show celebrating the courage and beauty of rural, queer communities. By highlighting the experiences of the marginalized and disenfranchised, “Safe Space” serves to bring new opportunities for understanding the value of diversity in our rural community. Open world-wide for all rural LGBTQ/Ally artists, this show is produced by the Amador County Arts Council in collaboration with Tri-County LGBTQ Alliance, Amador PFLAG, Amador County Suicide Prevention Coalition (SPEAK), Sierra Wind Wellness and Recovery Center, and Blue Mountain Coalition for Youth and Families. “Safe Space” is a perfect art show for all rural, LGBTQ/Ally artists, who want to nurture intercultural and inclusive rural communities.

Intent to Submit must be received by September 27.  Each artist may enter one piece. Pieces may be for sale by the artist. If you would like to submit art to this show, email the coordinator, Cynthia at: cynthia.amadorarts@gmail.com, subject line: “Intent to Submit, Safe Space”.

Once signed up, artists must prepare their works for hanging or installation and  deliver them to the Amador County Arts Council by October 11.  The location is in Jackson, CA at 617 South CA-Hwy 49 in the Mother Lode Plaza, and the open hours are Monday-Friday, 2:00 to 6:00 pm.

If you need art supplies or resources, notify the Amador County Arts Council for assistance.  The “Safe Space” exhibit will run from October 25 through December 20, Monday through Friday, from 2-6pm, closed for holidays on November 25-29.  The Opening Reception, free and open to the public, will be Friday, November 15 from 4-7pm. This reception will include music, snacks, and performance artists. This activity is made possible in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Contact info: (209)256-8166 or emailcynthia.amadorarts@gmail.com.

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