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
Mexic-Arte Museum is dedicated to cultural enrichment and education through the collection, preservation and presentation of traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latino, and Latin American art and culture to promote dialogue and develop understanding for visitors of all ages.
awardsCash awards, plus prizes.
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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