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Call to Artists for Black History Month

NYC Parks’ Ebony Society invites you to submit your work for the exhibition Kings and Queens in the Arsenal Gallery in celebration of Black History Month.

About the Exhibition: Kings and Queens

NYC Parks' Ebony Society asks artists to share their artwork that responds to the theme of African royalty. There is a long and rich history of royal families and figures on the African continent, from Candace the Empress of Ethiopia in 322 BC, to Makeda Queen of Sheba in 960 BC, to King Oba Obateru Akinrutan of the Ugbo Kingdom in Nigeria. Sovereign families throughout Africa contribute to the spiritual and emotional growth and health of their communities. From the first kings and queens to the most recent, artists are invited to present their depictions of African Royalty.

Submission Info

Submission Deadline Friday, November 29, 2019
Exhibition Dates January 16 – February 27, 2020

All submissions should include:

  • A brief description of proposed artwork or artist’s statement
  • Representative renderings or images of proposed artwork
  • Up to 10 images of past work
  • Checklist, numbered to correspond to images with title, date, medium, dimensions
  • Artist’s resume

Submitted material will not be returned. Proposals will be reviewed and selected by the Ebony Society.  All media will be considered, but the gallery has a very limited capacity for three-dimensional work. Incomplete proposals will not be considered. Applicants will be notified whether their work has been accepted for exhibition by Friday, December 6, 2019.

Proposals can be sent to:

artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov
or
Arsenal Gallery, NYC Parks & Recreation
The Arsenal, Central Park
830 Fifth Avenue, Room 20
New York, NY 10065

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