Deadline to apply: April 21, 2018The World of Frida celebrates the culture, style, and persona of visionary painter Frida Kahlo—an artist who continues to inspire with her story of love, adventure, pain, and courage. The exhibition will include art with Frida Kahlo as the subject as well as artworks inspired by her life and art, including themes of Frida’s garden, Mexican culture and fashion, vibrant colors, surrealism, and more. Artwork submitted should be completed pieces or concepts for installations.
The World of Frida weaves juried and invitational shows that reference the artist, partnered with a national traveling photography exhibition, titled Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray which features 46 vintage photographs of Frida. The opening reception will include a Frida Fashion Show where all are welcome to participate.
Fine artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful paintings and hand lettering. She works for clients around the world including MoMA, REI, Harvard University, Martha Stewart Living, Chronicle Books, and Random House Publishing, among many others. She is the author of seven books, including the starving-artist-myth-smashing Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist, and illustrated books The Joy of Swimming, Fortune Favors the Brave, Whatever You Are, Be a Good One, Twenty Ways to Draw a Tulip and A Collection a Day. Her latest book, A Glorious Freedom: Older Women Leading Extraordinary Lives, was released by Chronicle Books in October 2017. She was named one of 40 Women Over 40 to Watch in 2015 and she is featured in the 2017 book, 200 Women Who Will Change the Way you See the World. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Rebecca Gomez, Curator of Exhibitions & Programs, Mexic-Arte Museum
Rebecca Gomez earned her B.A. in Art History from Southwestern University (2007) and her M.A. in Art History and Criticism from the University of Texas at San Antonio (2011), focusing on Latin American Art and writing her thesis on “The History, Collection, and Display of Chicano/a Art in San Antonio.” Rebecca served as Assistant to the Curator at the UTSA Art Collection for three years; interned at the Royal Academy for the Arts in London (2006); and curated the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts’ exhibit: Art of Devotion: 18th and 19th Century Mexican Religious Folk Art (2007). Her written work appears in peer-reviewed publications, including Anales del Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and Hemisphere: Visual Cultures of the Americas (University of New Mexico). Rebecca is the Curator of Exhibitions and Programs for the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas, an institution dedicated to the cultural enrichment and education through the collection, preservation and presentation of traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino and Latin American art and culture. In the past three and a half years she has served as the project director or curated nearly 30 exhibitions including the recent exhibition Diego and Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Way (2016). Additionally, she has served as a panelist for the East Austin Studio Tour and the West Austin Studio tour for Big Medium.
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how to apply
Application must be submitted online through Slideroom. Cost to apply is $35.
The Walnut Creek Library's Community Art Gallery is accepting ongoing submissions for exhibitions. Find out how to apply HERE.
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