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City of Orlando seeking local artists to display artwork to celebrate Black History Month

The City of Orlando is seeking local visual artists to display their artwork to celebrate Black History Month in the Terrace Gallery at Orlando City Hall.


City of Orlando seeking local artists to display artwork to celebrate Black History Month

The City of Orlando is looking for local Orlando visual artists to create a Black History Month Display in the Terrace Gallery at Orlando City Hall.


Art is an intrinsic part of Black heritage and culture and this year’s theme, “African Americans and the Arts,” presents an opportunity for local artists to showcase African American history and celebrate the many lasting contributions Black Americans have had on visual arts, performing arts, literature, film, music and cultural movements.


The exhibit is part of the city’s Black History Month events in February and furthers Orlando’s continued efforts to create a more equitable, inclusive community for all residents. Submissions are due by Sunday, January 7, 2024, by 11:59 p.m.


The 2024 visual arts exhibit will run from February 2 to March 31, 2024.


Interested artists must submit the following to the Office of Multicultural Affairs at multiculturalaffairs@orlando.gov.


Artist full name and desired name to be used in the artwork labels.

Artist biography or resume.

Artist e-mail and telephone number.

Photos of a minimum of five pieces of artwork in JPG format. (Artwork related to African American culture and experience is recommended.)

Descriptions about each piece of artwork.

Each submission must be labeled with:

Name of artist

Art title

Year created

Measurements

Medium


SELECTION CRITERIA:

Appropriateness: Artists are selected based on the appropriateness of their proposal for the project.

Communication: The artist must have the ability to clearly communicate concepts both visually and clearly through written materials.

Wall Ready: All 2-D art submitted for selection must be ‘wall ready,’ with D rings or wire.

Performance: The artist must have a professional history of being able to work cooperatively and finish projects on time.


Selected artists will be notified via email with the date and time to deliver their pieces to City Hall.


City of Orlando seeking local artists to display artwork to celebrate Black History Month

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