AGRARIANAA

Call for Entries

Presented by the Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) and Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC)

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, September 14th, 2018 11:59PM PST | <<APPLY NOW>>

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

Agrarianaa will be an exhibition inspired by the rich history of Asian American agricultural activities, related crafts and present-day community farming  – and how it relates to cultural legacies, contemporary cultural knowledge, art practice, and community placemaking.

 

We are currently seeking artworks that relate to three key areas of interest:

  1. Asian American Agricultural History

Asian American agricultural history and its influence on Immigration, settlements, the flow of agricultural goods and farming practices back to Asia and around the world, and the role of agricultural work in both exacerbating ethnic divisions and forming cross-cultural relationships and grassroots organizing (ex. Japanese-Mexican Labor Association (JMLA), one of America’s first multiracial labor unions, Filipino farm workers and the Delano Grape Strike).

  1. Art Practices Rooted in Agriculture-Related Crafts

Artworks that include or are influenced by traditional craft methods that utilize agricultural products, including weaving, earthenware tools, culinary crafts, etc.

  1. Contemporary Community and Family Farming

Art inspired by community and small family farms, and how they contribute to a sense of community, preserve and maintain cultural history and memory, and promote individual and social well-being.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Open to all artists of color of any gender identification in the United States, 18 years and older.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Curators: Michelle A. Lee (Eating Cultures, Shifting Movements: Art Inspired by Yuri Kochiyama)

Erina Alejo, and Diana Li

Juror: Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, Artist, Educator, Writer, and cook with the People’s Kitchen Collective

Venue: SOMArts Cultural Center, Main Gallery

May 2019 (exact dates tbd)

 

FEE

$35 entry fee, payable via PayPal or check sent to AAWAA, 1890 Bryant St, Suite 302, San Francisco CA 94110.

Artists experiencing economic hardship, please contact us at exhibitions.aawaa@gmail.com

 

*SUBMISSION INFO

  • All visual art genres will be considered.
    • Film & video artists must provide a secure method of projection or viewing.
  • Collaborative works will be considered
  • Works in Progress with proposals will be considered

All submissions must be received by the deadline to be considered.

 

ABOUT AAWAA

Asian American Women Artists Association’s (AAWAA) mission is to advance the visibility and recognition of Asian American women in the arts through exhibitions, publications, public programs, mentorship, and the active contributions of a regional and national membership.

ABOUT APICC

Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center‘s mission is to support and produce multi-disciplinary art reflective of the unique experiences of Asian Pacific Islanders living in the United States.

Exhibition Partners: Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj)

 

Agrarianaa is also supported in part by: California Arts Council (CAC), Grants for the Arts, Japanese American Museum of San Jose (JAMsj),  Midori Kai, and the San Francisco Art Commision (SFAC).

 

 

Application Link: https://aawaa.wufoo.com/forms/agrarianaaa-artist-application/

Send questions to: exhibitions@aawaa.net

 

 

PLEASE FORWARD THIS CALL FOR ENTRIES TO ARTISTS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED!