Monday, 21 April 2008

The Black Aesthetic

Africa House
June and July 2008

Deadline: April 30, 2008

Send materials to: Africa House, 50 Washington Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760


Africa House, a beautifully restored 6500 sq ft multipurpose, multidimensional site for art, culture and education focusing on Africa and the African diaspora is located in the historic Village of Endicott in upstate New York, the birthplace of IBM, 10 minutes from the city of Binghamton, and just three hours from New York City. We house two galleries--Akégo and Sahara--and seek submissions by artists of African descent and anyone who utilizes African art, design, aesthetics and sensibilities. We welcome any medium including sculpture, painting, installation, photography to exhibit in our galleries.

We are now accepting submissions for our June, and July 2008, juried and curated exhibitions, “The Black Aesthetic” I and II. We are looking for sculptures, paintings, multimedia installation, and photography works that fit the theme of our planned exhibition. Selected artists will be given regional and international exposure through the award-winning AfricaReource.com, the parent website of Africa House. Works will simultaneously be exhibited in Akégo and Sahara galleries and on the web. The web exhibition will be permanent, and will be linked to the web pages created for each selected artist at http://www.africaresource.com/house. Interviews of artists will be podcast on the website, and a panel of scholars will be convened to discuss the exhibition.

Visit http://www.africaresource.com/house to see the galleries. The 2000 sq ft Akégo Gallery is 80ft long, 23 ft wide, and 12ft high, and the 1400 sq ft Sahara Gallery is 60 ft long, 23 ft wide, and 7ft high. Artists are responsible for the delivery and pick up of their works as well as of an administrative fee of $500.00. Africa House will promote the artists on our website, but all sales of artworks belong to the artist.

Please submit 24 slides or cd of images, artist statement, and bio by April 30 to:

Africa House
50 Washington Avenue
Endicott, NY 13760

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