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Visual Art ,
submitted by
Jeane Uqdah

Native Traditions: Kinship, Community, and Harmony.

Submission Deadline: Midnight on Friday, October 27th, 2023

Exhibition Dates: November 10th - December 1st, 2023

Join us in celebrating Native American Heritage Month in November with our upcoming exhibition, "Native Traditions: Kinship, Community, and Harmony.” We invite Native American artisans to contribute their positive and healing works of art that pay tribute to the enduring spirit and resilience of our country’s Indigenous Peoples and their cultures.

Key Dates:

  • Submission Deadline: Midnight on Friday, October 27th, 2023
  • Acceptance Communication: Monday, October 30th, 2023
  • Artwork Drop-off:
    • Sunday, November 5th, 10 am - 6pm
    • Monday, November 6th, 10 am - 8 pm
  • Exhibition Installation: Tuesday, November 7th, from 3pm onwards (Artwork not received by this time will not be included)
  • Opening Reception: Friday, November 10th, from 7 pm - 9 pm

Submission Guidelines:

  • Artists are invited to submit original artwork that aligns with the theme. All mediums and styles are welcome, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, and mixed media.
  • Submit up to three high-resolution images of your artwork along with a brief artist statement (max. 250 words) explaining how your work relates to the theme.
  • Artwork should be professionally presented, wired, and ready to hang.
  • Sculptural and 3D works must be stable and safe for public viewing.
  • Artists are responsible for transporting their artwork to and from the exhibition venue.
  • Artists must have a free Profile to apply to the exhibition.

Sales: Artists have the option to list their artwork for sale during the exhibition. The gallery will take 20% commission from sales to pay the curatorial staff.

About the Curators:
Fleurette Estes
Fleurette Farley Estes is a female Diné (Navajo) visual artist (painter, photographer, and film maker) raised on the Navajo Reservation in the Four Corners region of the United States residing in Chicago. Fleurette often returns to the “Rez” to engage with family, friends, and artisans to reconnect with the people, art, and landscapes that inspire her art. As a painter, Fleurette employs acrylic and canvas to create impressionistic, geometric, and abstract works that reimagine the Rez in vibrant colors and minimalist forms. As a photographer, Fleurette uses Fujifilm digital cameras and typically shoots in black and white to capture the essence of her subjects but does not shy away from color. Currently, Fleurette has an exhibition displayed at the American Indian Center of Chicago until November 17, 2023. Fleurette uses her visual talent to share her Navajo and Native American culture with her community.

Kayla Jeane
Kayla Jeane, a multidisciplinary artist, educator and curator based in Chicago, explores the intersections of insanity, spirituality, and society through her diverse body of work. Beyond her creative endeavors, Kayla is deeply committed to fostering inclusivity and accessibility in the art world. She has organized Sensory-Friendly Mornings at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and is the curating force behind HAZ Cooperative Studios, an artist-owned cooperative that removes barriers and empowers artists, especially those from marginalized communities. Additionally, as a teaching artist for organizations that work with diverse learners and children from disenfranchised communities, she extends her passion for art and empowerment to the next generation.

Acceptance Notification: Artists whose work is selected for the exhibition will be notified via email on Monday, October 30th, 2023.

We eagerly anticipate your submissions. For inquiries and further information, please contact Let your art be a part of this inspiring celebration of Native Culture!

Deadline: 10.26.2023
Name: Kayla Jeane
Address: 1706 S Halsted St.
Phone: 3123431904