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Call to Artists for Black History Month

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

About the Exhibition: Power to the People

New York City’s parks have a long history of playing host to public demonstrations and protests that dates to the Revolution. Since then, people have taken to the city’s streets, plazas, and parks to voice their distress during numerous periods of unrest. Today, parks continue to be some of the most democratic spaces for people to gather and declare their calls to action. NYC Parks' Ebony Society asks artists to share their interpretations on the theme of public demonstration in New York City, specifically in parks, drawing on both the city’s rich history of protest and current social conflicts.

Submission Info

Submission Deadline Thursday, November 29, 2018
Exhibition Dates January 17 – February 28, 2019

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 7, 2018.

Proposals can be sent to:
Arsenal Gallery, NYC Parks & Recreation
The Arsenal, Central Park
830 Fifth Avenue, Room 20
New York, NY 10065

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