February is considered the Black History Month, observed in the USA, Canada, UK and the Netherlands. It began as a way for remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. Black History Month began as a week-long event in 1926 and eventually became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.
Toronto is considered the first Canadian municipality to have officially recognized Black History Month, starting in 1979. The federal government officially recognized February as Black History Month in 1995.
We are looking for art to celebrate Black History, the legacies and cultural contributions.
Artists are asked to interpret the theme in their own style and medium. The curators will review all submissions and decide on final artwork to be exhibited. Paintings, photography, drawings, mixed media, collage, prints etc. are acceptable.
From There to Now
February 9-18, 2018
Reception: Friday February 9, 2018 from 7 to 11 pm
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2018
Artwork drop off: Feb 2-4 between 3 to 4:30 pm
Artwork pick up: Feb 18 between 3 to 4:30 pm
Artusiasm Art Gallery, 1684 St Clair Ave W, Toronto
Make sure you have read all requirements and steps on the Call for Artists Page.