City Lights and guest curators Shanna Tanika Melton and Iyaba Ibo Mandingo invite artists to submit jpegs of their work for consideration by 12/27 to firstname.lastname@example.org for the exhibit notified by 12/31.
PROSPECTUS FOR NAKUPENDA
I Love You
An Art Immersion
The Nakupenda exhibit will depict love throughout the African diaspora. Images, stories and poems will express friendship, family, self love, community, activism and empowerment. Nakupenda is the Swahili word for ‘I love you’. This is a celebration of love in and for the journey and humanity of a people.
SEND SUBMISSIONS IN JPEG FORMAT,(no more than 8 images), 72 DPI, by December 27, 2019 to: email@example.com There is no size limit to the dimension of art submitted, however larger works, over 60″ will be subject to space limitations. Some artists have already been invited to exhibit, so space is limited.
NECESSARY INFO TO INCLUDE WITH SUBMISSION: Brief artists statement, itemized list of art submitted should include: title, size, medium, price of work, Works not for sale should include a value rather than a price. Also include artist’s contact info: name, email, phone (evening and daytime numbers), mailing address and website, Instagram, social media links, if available.
Please specify if works are for sale. Commission rate is 60/40%, 60% for the artist.
City Lights is a nonprofit arts organization located in downtown Bridgeport CT. that serves the community through art , easily accessible by Metro-North, Port Jeff Ferry, I-95 and the Merrit Parkway via the Route 25 Connector.
12/27 Deadline for submission
12/31 artists notified
1/15-18 Drop off art
2/8 Artists’ Talk 6-8, Open Mic 8-10
3/7 Exhibit closes
3/11-14 Pick up art, or by appointment
“How We See You”
The perception of black women through the art of black men.
January 25th to March 3rd, 2017.
The bulk of the exhibit presents the work of photographer Olivier Kpognon and painting and sculpture by Iyaba Ibo Mandingo. The juxtaposition of styles and media create a stimulating counter point between fine vivid photography and the abstracted figurative paintings and sculpture. Also featured is Ajani Housen making his City Lights debut with a photograph that exquisitely expresses the intention of the exhibit.
ARTISTS’ TALK AND RECEPTION, FRIDAY 2/10/17, 5:30-8:30pm
Join us to celebrate the talent and vision exhibiting artists’ at the reception and artists’ talk on Friday February 10, 2017 at City Lights Gallery 855 Main St.
This event is free and open to the public.
DON’T MISS “AFRIKA 360”
One man autobiographical performance and installation by Iyaba Ibo Mandingo
Followed by discussion, Friday March 3, 2017 6:30 – 9:00 pm
at the HSW Buildings, 1103 Main St. Downtown Bridgeport , CT
Admission is free and open to the public, however donations are gratefully accepted at the door.
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