Call for Submissions for Art Exhibition

A call for submissions for "The Black Aesthetic" a juried and curated exhibition at Akégo and Sahara galleries in Endicott, NY. We are looking for sculptures, paintings, multimedia installation, and photography works that fit the theme of our planned exhibition. There is no submission fee. You should submit 24 slides or cd of images, artist statement and your biography. The deadline for submission is May 7, 2008.

The Black Aesthetic

June and July 2008
Deadline: May 7, 2008

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 AfricaResource.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.

Submission Fee:

There is no submission fee.

Exhibition Fee:

When artists submit a CD-ROM of their artworks, their materials will be reviewed by the curator. It is only when their work is accepted for The Black Aesthetic, that they will be required to pay the $500 exhibition fee. The exhibition fee includes the cost of marketing and promotion, artist webpages, video profiles, podcast, and a panel of scholars for the exhibition.

What are the benefits for artists participating?

  1. Participate in a juried and curated exhibition, "The Black Aesthetic" in June and July 2008 at Akégo and Sahara galleries

  2. International exposure on the award-winning website, AfricaResource.com, which was selected for its high-quality educational and informational content by Vanity Fair magazine

  3. An exhibition of your artworks in Akégo and Sahara galleries

  4. A permanent web gallery of your works

  5. An artist page with your biography, resume, past exhibitions, and picture

  6. An indepth video profile and interview of the artist

  7. A panel of scholars that will discuss the exhibition

What to send? Where to send it to?

Please submit 24 slides or cd of images, artist statement, and bio by May 7 to:

Africa House
The Black Aesthetic
P.O. Box 7152
Endicott, NY 13760