Call For Artists: SAMASAMA Art Show & Gathering

By Editorial Team on May 11, 2017

Deadline: Wed, 17 May 2017

Soul & Ink Photo by Bruce Guthrie.
Soul & Ink Photo by Bruce Guthrie.


Deadline: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (Midnight EST)


Call Summary: April 28-May 17, 2017 “SAMASAMA” is derived from the Malay language and is Tagalog/Pilipino for “you are welcome”; “all together”; “united”. In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, this one night only pop-up art show and gathering aims to showcase artists while benefitting Asian American LEAD (AALEAD)*. Everyone is welcome to submit work. We will highlight the Asian Pacific American experience to raise our voices collectively, acknowledging we’re part of a whole and that we are all in this together.

*Proceeds from suggested donations for admission and 10% of all art sales will go to AALEAD. AALEAD’s youth programs provides academic and enrichment support to low income and underserved youth in the DC metro area.

Specifications: Open to artists producing original paintings, screen prints, illustrations, digital prints, photographs, stand-alone installations or 3 dimensional work with print components. Artwork must be displayable on this type of easel that can hold up to 20×30” canvas. Art that highlights APA culture or perspective, social justice issues, or unity is especially encouraged.


  1. Complete the Entry Form
  2. Email Form including digital representations of up to 3 different pieces of work to and cc Make sure to include on the subject line “SAMASAMA”.

Submission Deadline: May 17, 2017 (Midnight EST) and Artists will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance on or before May 19, 2017. Art to be delivered in Petworth on the afternoon of May 21, 2017, Sunday.

For more information, please contact:
Sherry Meneses at | and
Les Talusan at |