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BLACK IS. A Reintroduction of Culture Art

May 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Visionary Grind Arts and Hardy & Nance Studios are proud to present “Black Is. – A Reintroduction of Culture” art show, curated by Drék Davis. Featuring Black artists and spoken word poets, this exhibition is a celebration of Black creativity and experience. “Black Is.” will enlighten those in attendance by providing a peek into a world that embodies the beauty, anguish, and brilliance of Blackness. It is an opportunity for artists to reintroduce Black culture to audiences in a way that strays from outdated negative stereotypes, uninformed opinion, and individual bias. Any and all lovers of art and poetry are welcome to attend the event. Call for entry is open to Black artists and poets of all calibers who live in the Houston area.

THEME: Artwork and poetry must be representative of Black culture, how you identify with your Blackness, and/or how you wish to reintroduce Blackness to the world in 2020. All 2D & 3D media accepted.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, April 10, 2020 at 11:59pm. Please note that this is a curated show. Some submitted artwork and poetry may not be chosen.

ENTRY FEE: $10.00 fee for each accepted piece, due at drop off—April 27, 2020. This fee will be utilized to fund show overhead. There is NO fee to submit work for consideration. Accepted spoken word poems do not require an entry fee for performance.

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ART SUBMISSION INFO: Artists may submit up to ( 4 ) .jpeg/.jpg images. All accepted work must be dry and ready to hang or display. Artwork must be original and fit the theme of the show; any plagiarized pieces will be disqualified.

POETRY SUBMISSION INFO: We are seeking ( 4 ) Poets to perform ( 2 ) poems each, throughout the course of the art show. Poem content must fit the theme of the show and must not be excessively explicit or vulgar. Any plagiarized material will be disqualified.

CLICK LINK TO SUBMIT: https://form.jotform.com/92467104602149

*NOTE: Artwork must not contain any bodily fluids. If using loose glitter or confetti, the mediums must be completely adhered and sealed to the substrate in a manner that it will not fall off.*


May 2
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Hardy & Nance Studios
902 Hardy Street
Houston, TX 77020 United States
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