Call for Artists: Estamos Aqui Exhibit at BlackRock

By Editorial Team on August 9, 2022

Deadline: Fri, 19 August 2022

Courtesy of BlackRock Center for the Arts.

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Estamos Aqui
September 17 -November 3, 2022
Submittable Deadline: August 19
Artist Selection: August 22

BlackRock Center for the Arts, located in the center of Germantown, is one of the most diverse communities in the Country. BlackRock’s mission is to develop programming and exhibitions that reflect that diversity in the area. The exhibit Estamos Aqui celebrates the Latino artist, encompasses a range of experiences through visual imagery, and educates the Germantown community. The exhibition intends to honor the Latino population through representation by showcasing the artwork of intersectional voices and acknowledging the Latino contribution to contemporary art today.

The artwork can include but is not limited to 2D art, mixed media, sculpture, video, and sound. We invite innovation, collaboration, and community to the space. The exhibition highlights Latino/a culture, identity, language, ceremony, legacy, lifestyle, history, and family. And ask the question: What does that look like visually, through words and the fine art experience? The exhibition will be in conjunction with BlackRock’s Latino Festival on October 1.

About BlackRock Center for the Arts
BlackRock presents changing exhibits in our galleries throughout the year to provide opportunities for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences of all ages. Gallery II, with the possibility of lobby space, will be used to exhibit the work.

About the Curator
Tomora Wright is a dedicated arts manager committed to advancing the contemporary art field by prioritizing intersectional representation and diversifying program and engagement strategies within art institutions. Wright is Hamiltonian Artists’ new Fellowship Director, where she cultivates new opportunities and support to help build a dynamic community of innovative artists and effective visual art leaders in the thriving DC creative ecosystem. Before joining Hamiltonian, she worked as the Marketing Manager at Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center and most recently served as Glen Echo Park’s Visual Arts Exhibition Manager, both in Maryland. Wright has curated exhibitions in the DC region at Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (2018), College Park, Maryland’s MilkBoy ArtHouse (2018), Banneker–Douglass Museum (2020), Higgins Gallery (2020), Glen Echo Park (2019–2021), Hamiltonian Gallery (2021), BlackRock Center Center for the Arts, The Kreeger Museum (2022). She holds a master’s degree in Art Management from American University and a BA in Communications and minor in painting from Howard University.