Tag: African-American art

blkART214 call for artists of African descent


blkART214 Juried Exhibition 

Juror: Annette Lawrence

blkART214 is an annual juried exhibition designed to showcase the recent work of professional and emerging artists of African descent who reside and are active in the artistic environment of the Dallas area. In honor of the 30th Anniversary of the South Dallas Cultural Center, this year’s theme is Memory, Movements and the Present Moment. blkART214 is a component of ART 214, a joint collaboration between the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs cultural centers and facilities in celebration of Dallas Arts Month 2017.

Calendar of Events

02-07-17 Call for entry announced
03-04-17 Deadline for entry
03-11-17 Exhibiting artists announced and emails sent to all entrants
03-18-17 Artwork due at South Dallas Cultural Center
04-06-17 Show opens at South Dallas Cultural Center Arthello Beck Gallery
04-06-17 Juror Talk by Annette Lawrence
04-06-17 Opening reception at Arthello Beck Gallery from 6pm-8pm
04-29-17 Show closes

for more information email blkART214@gmail.com

application: blkART214.17.call_for_entries

South Dallas Cultural Center
3400 S. Fitzhugh
Dallas, TX 75210
214.939.2782  http://www.dallasculture.org/SDCulturalCenter


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AfroFuturism at the SDCC

KaraWalker Texas Ranger


“KaraWalkerTexasRanger” by Christopher Blay.

SDCC MeetUps!- AfroFuturism
For the closing……

Calling all Black Sci Fi, Speculative Fiction and Afro Futurism enthusiasts. Join us for a very special SDCC MeetUp! to coincide with the KWTXR exhibition. We will screen “Black Sci-Fi” which was produced and directed by Terrence Francis. Black Sci-Fi talk back will be led by Eric Reece. Artist Christopher Blay will be on hand talking about the themes an inspiration in KWTXR. Oh, did we mention the AfroFuturism jam session!
Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 4pm-6pm

“KWTXR” is based on a fictitious character. It is a body of work that memorializes African American victims of police shootings over the past 25 years. It’s central theme is a fantasy narrative in which the character time travels and reverses the outcome of the victim’s confrontation with the police. For more info click here.

South Dallas Cultural Center
3400 S. Fitzhugh Avenue Dallas TX 75210
*New Hours: Tues. Thurs. Fri.- 1-9 pm; Wed & Sat. 9-5 pm.

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New & Ongoing Exhibits at the African American Museum of Dallas: Receptions March 14


The African American Museum was founded in 1974 as a part of the Special Collections at Bishop College, a Historically Black College that closed in 1988. The Museum has operated independently since 1979. The $7 million edifice was funded through private donations and a 1985 Dallas City bond election that provided $1.2 million for the construction of the new facility. The African American Museum is the only one of its kind in the Southwestern Region devoted to the preservation and display of African American artistic, cultural and historical materials. It has one of the largest African American Folk Art collections in the United States.

Location: 3536 Grand Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75210

MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 150157,Dallas, TX 75315-0157

Email:  info@aamdallas.org   Website: aamdallas.org

Phone: (214) 565-9026

As one of the premiere museums dedicated to preserving African American history, the African American Museum of Dallas often showcases some of the most notable and fascinating exhibitions from around the country.  To view this year’s exhibition schedule, click here



Blacker the Berry

March 5, 2016 – May 31, 2016
Opening reception Monday, March 14 6:30-8:30 pm


Beauty Salons & Beauty Shop Politics

March 5, 2016 – May 31, 2016
Opening reception Monday, March 14 6:30-8:30 pm

LATER in 2016:

CarrollHarrisSimmsCarroll Harris Simms Exhibition

Jun. 17, 2016 – Nov. 12, 2016 The Carroll Harris Simms: National Black Art Competition and Exhibition program was originally named the Biennial Southwest Black Art Competition and Exhibition. It was established in 1976 at the African American Museum. The purpose of this exhibition program is to expand the Museum’s distinguished fine art collection and to provide black artists a venue to display their work.



facingrisingsunFacing the Rising Sun

On-going Facing the Rising Sun: Freedman’s Cemetery presents the remnants of a once thriving North Dallas Community. Facing the Rising Sun contains photographs, found objects, and historical documents that provide an insight into a community called Freedman’s town and later known as short North Dallas. Interactive video kiosks allow visitors to see and hear from the people who knew Freedman’s town first-hand.

The Souls of Black Folk

On-going The Souls of Black Folk: Selections from the Billy R. Allen Folk Art Collection The Billy R. Allen Folk Art Collection, named for a founding board member, has grown to include more than 500 objects. Dr. Warren and Sylvia Lowe of Lafayette, Louisiana, Sally Griffiths and Dr. Bobby Alexander of Dallas, Texas have been major contributors. The exhibition is housed in the Sam and Ruth Bussey Folk Art Gallery.

–from the Museum website: http://www.aamdallas.org/#!exhibition-schedule/c1kp5

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African American Short Film Festival call for entries

irvingblackartscouncil_logoThe Irving Black Arts Council announces a call for the African American Short Film Festival to be held on June 25, 2016 at the Irving Arts Center. Deadline to enter is April 8. Questions, contact irvingblackartscouncil1@yahoo.com.  http://www.irvingblackarts.com/

For details of the announcement see http://irvingblog.dallasnews.com/files/2016/02/black-arts1.jpg.


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Urban View: Contemporary Art & Design, Irving Black Arts Council


February 628 at the Irving Arts Center Main Gallery

This visual arts exhibition presented by the Irving Black Arts Council coincides with Black History Month and features various aspects of the artistic depiction of life, history and culture of and by African- American artists. From textile designs to street art inspired creations, the artwork is exciting! Artists slated to be featured are Johnathon Foster, Kirk Garnett, Shalana Mitchell, Kevin Owens and Christopher “C-Ray” Rayson.

Artist Reception: February 6th at 5-7 p.m. in Main Gallery

Gallery Admission is FREE
Gallery Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving TX 75062


–from the IAC website; http://www.irvingartscenter.com/

UPDATE: for an article about the artists behind this exhibit:

Artists explore purpose behind their art
(posted 2/19/16 on the Rambler Newspapers)


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