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Diversity and Inclusion: The Influence of African American Art in Southern California
For Southern CA artists

The Ontario Museum of History & Art and Guest Curator, Jerry Weems, present Diversity and Inclusion: The Influence of African American Art in Southern California (“Diversity and Inclusion”).  This open call exhibit displays the diversity of the artistic styles and visions of contemporary African American art. Seen through the stylings of regional artists, Diversity and Inclusion reveals how artists are influenced by the raw and expressive beauty of the African American experience. Diversity and Inclusion encourages and promotes inclusion of all visual artists regardless of race. Successful art entries must incorporate subject matter/iconography that reflects the African American experience.

Artists are allowed to submit up to two pieces for consideration. The jury panel will select artwork that best represents the theme of the exhibit. There is no fee to enter, artists of any age are eligible and must live in the Southern California region (San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, Orange County and San Diego County).

Entries will only be accepted via email beginning at Noon on Friday, September 1, 2017. A successful application packet will have the following: Complete Entry Form with an artist statement and a digital image (.jpg) of the artwork, no higher than 150 dpi (one image for each piece of artwork).  All entries must be received by 4 PM on Friday, October 13, 2017. Artists will be notified by Thursday, November 9, 2017 if they are selected.

Additional information and an entry form can be acquired at the Ontario Museum of History & Art or downloaded from the Museum’s website

Deadline: 10-13-2017
Ontario Museum of History & Art
Ontario, CA

Contact: Michelle Sifuentes

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