Black Lives Matter : Silence Equals Violence
BLACK LIVES MATTER
Silence Equals Violence
Graham Avenue Gallery
December 18, 2020 - June 20, 2021
Co-curated with Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton, Pablo Center gives voice and space to artists exploring issues of racism and intolerance with a focus on the black experience in America.
Call to Artists : Submissions due September 24, 2020
BLACK LIVES MATTER: Silence equals violence is an exhibit that will feature all mediums of art delving into issues of racism and intolerance with a focus on the black experience in America. All artists are encouraged to apply to this exhibit, however, due to the nature of this exhibit, preference for exhibit selection will go to artists of color.
Entries are open to all living artists. Each artist may enter up to 3 pieces of artwork that has been completed in the last year and has not been on display at Pablo Center at the Confluence. Feasible Artistic Proposals are also accepted. Entries must be original in concept, composition, and execution. Prints that are acceptable are the following: photographic, lithographic, woodcuts, digital works, and hand-pulled. Reproductions of original works are not acceptable.
The Graham Avenue Gallery at Pablo Center is fully accessible, and we strive to make the submission process accessible as well. We encourage all artists to enter our open call. If you need any additional information or accommodations to complete this application email firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 715-471-6130
Pablo Center will retain a commission of 30% for Pablo Center Members and 40% for non-members on all work sold during the exhibit. If a work is not for sale please indicate with NFS value in appropriate space on Loan Agreement form.
Find the full eligibility requirements and fillable submission form below.
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DEADLINE FOR ENTRY APPLICATION
10 a.m on September 24, 2020
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTED WORKS
By mid-October 2020
Friday, December 18 - Sunday, June 20, 2021
RECEIPT OF WORK FOR EXHIBIT
In person: December 14-15, 2020 - 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Shipped: Accepted artwork may be shipped at anytime before December 15, 2020
RETURN OF WORK
In-person: June 21-22, 2021 - 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Shipped: Artwork will be returned by end of June
A VIRTUAL EXHIBIT WILL BE CREATED ON OUR WEBSITE. A SOLELY VIRTUAL EXHIBIT OPTION IS POSSIBLE DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
In the case that Pablo Center cannot safely open to the public, determined by the CDC, Badger Bounce Back Timeline, our Board of Directors, and Pablo Center staff, we will move the exhibit to be solely a virtual gallery on our website, pablocenter.org. In this case, we may use the work that has been submitted through the application process, and work with the artists to create a meaningful online experience.
Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton is currently a Professor of history at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Dr. Ducksworth-Lawton is a specialist in Twentieth-Century African American Military, National Security, and Civil Rights History. She works in the intersection of race, national security, civil rights, and protest. Her book, Honorable Men: Armed Self Defense and the Deacons for Defense and Justice, is under contract with University Press of Mississippi and expected in press early next year. Honorable Men describes how African Americans veterans in the Deacons for Defense and Justice combined their military service knowledge with an African American vision of republicanism and citizenship to create a militia in Louisiana that successfully fought the Klan in the 1965-68 activists and protects white and African American Congress of Racial Equality activists. Dr. Ducksworth-Lawton is the co-author of Minority and Gender Differences in Officer Career Progression. She is working on a new book on the impact of culture and geography on the activists’ choices between non-violence and armed self-defense in several states in 1964-1967. She earned her PhD in 1994 from Ohio State University in 20th Century military and African American History.