The Kansas African American Museum‘s Shades of Strength and Beauty: An Homage to Women of Color exhibition will take place from March 7, 2020, through May 30, 2020. Female Artists of Color that currently live in Kansas or have a Kansas connection 14 years of age and older are invited to submit artwork to be considered for this commemorative museum-quality exhibition.
Eligibility: Female artists of color who live in Kansas or have a Kansas connection (non-white) 14 years of age or older are invited to submit artworks for this exhibition. All original works in all media created in the after January 2017 are eligible.
Submission requirements: Each artist may submit digital images of up to 3 two-dimensional or three-dimensional works of art completed during within the past three years that pay homage to the character demonstrated by women of color. Artists must submit a brief artist statement with their work in the forum space provided (250 words max). Submissions will be accepted between November 8 and December 6, 2019 (no later than 11:59 p.m. CDT). There is no submission fee. An email will be sent confirming our receipt of each submission.
Note: by submitting artwork for consideration, you grant The Kansas African American Museum permission to use all submitted content in its promotional and educational efforts in support of this exhibition. This includes permission to release images and media files to the press for editorial review, include images and stills on TKAAM web and social media pages, promote and market the exhibition, include in exhibition-related print components such as the gallery guide, and other non-commercial uses.
Friday, November 8, 2019
Submission period opens at TKAAMuseum.org
Friday, December 6, 2019
Submission period closes at 11:59pm.
Monday, December 9, 2019
Monday, December 16, 2019
Selected artists will be notified via email, with the list of artists posted later at TKAAMuseum.org.
Selected artists will receive instructions for delivery the week of December 16–20, 2019.
February 24– February 29, 2020
Artists deliver their works to TKAAM.
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Exhibition Opens with “We Were There: African American Women in the Suffrage Movement” event in partnership with the League of Women Voters.
Friday, April 3, 2020
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Monday, June 1- 4, 2020
Artists reclaim artwork.