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Idaho State University: Latino/a Americans 500 Years
For International artists

The Idaho State University Department of Art, in partnership with the Department of Global Studies and Languages, is excited to announce an open call for art exploring contemporary voices of Latino Artists in America. This exhibition coincides with year-long programming, funded by the NEH, centering around the PBS series Latino Americans: 500 Years of History.

This exhibition will showcase and explore new expressions of ever-evolving Latino voices in America. Latino/a Americans: 500 years will reflect not only the richness and diversity of Latino culture, but also its claim to fame - inclusivity! Work that prescribes new visual discourse regarding identity is of special interest, but not necessary for consideration.

Juror: Consuelo Underwood


Consuelo Jimenez Underwood is a contemporary Latina fiber artist who has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Her weavings and textile/fiber artworks express strong political/social viewpoints and commentaries. In various works, Consuelo modernizes her textiles by including other media such as gold, barbed wire, caution tape and silk screening on images. A retired Professor and Coordinator of the Fiber Area in the School of Art & Design at San Jose State University in California for more than twenty years, she has also lectured and consulted throughout her academic career. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Mexican Museum in San Francisco, The Museum of Art & Design in NY, and the National Hispanic Center for the Arts in New Mexico. 

Deadline: 12-01-2015
Idaho State University, American Library Association, National Endowment for the Humanities
Pocatello, ID

Contact: Laura Ahola-Young

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