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Call for Artists: The Past, Present and Future of the Civil Rights Movement

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on 28 August 1963 was a historic event that propelled the Civil Rights Movement. A half-century later, we celebrate that moment but also look forward. Artists and photographers are encouraged to submit images of work that reflects the struggles and victories of the Civil Rights Movement past, present and future, as well as those individuals who have advanced the cause.

Submission deadline: Friday 22 November 2013

Exhibition dates: 22 January – 26 February 2014

All submissions should include:

  • A brief description of proposed artwork or artist’s statement.
  • Up to 15 slides, photos or images on a CD-ROM of representative work. Do not send original work.
  • Slide list, numbered to correspond to slides or photos with title, date, materials used and the dimensions of the work.
  • Artist’s résumé.
  • Self-addressed, stamped envelope (we cannot return submissions without a SASE).
  • The work can be incomplete at the time of submission, but if so, please provide a summary or sketch.
  • Exhibition proposals will be reviewed and selected by the Ebony Society.
  • All media are considered, but please note that the gallery has a very limited capacity for 3-dimensional work. Artwork may only be hung from moldings by use of monofilament and hooks.

Incomplete proposals will not be considered. Applicants will be notified whether their work has been accepted for exhibition by 6 December 2013.

Proposals can be sent to:

Arsenal Gallery, NYC Parks & Recreation
The Arsenal, Central Park
830 Fifth Avenue, Room 20
New York, NY 10065
artandantiquities[at]parks.nyc.gov

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