Calls for Entry

Iona Call For Ward 7 and Ward 8 Artists

Colorful imagery by anonymous. Courtesy of Iona.

Deadline: Friday, December 20, 2020

In the spring of 2020, Iona will open an adult day health center in Southeast Washington, at The Shops at Park Village (intersection of Alabama and Stanton Roads SE).

More than 20,000 Washingtonians over age 60 live in Wards 7 and 8—wards with the least access to many basic necessities such as health care, access to nutritious food, and public safety. With Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Type 2 Diabetes on the rise nationally, and with African Americans twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia than Caucasian older adults, there is a real urgency to opening an adult day center in Ward 8. No one understands this more than the overwhelmed family caregivers who don’t know where to turn for support.

Working in partnership with communities in Wards 7 & 8 all of this is about to change. This spring, Iona will open a 9,000-square-foot light-filled space that will house Iona East, featuring the same high-quality program, resources, and leadership as the Wellness & Arts Center on Albemarle Street NW.

Call to Artists Details
If you’re an artist who lives or works in Ward 7 or 8, Iona would like to showcase YOUR work! The Lois & Richard England Gallery at Iona is seeking professional artists, who either live or work in Wards 7 and 8 of DC, to exhibit their two-dimensional works of art, including paintings and/or mixed-media compositions. Any style will be considered, including small 3D work. Please, no arts and crafts, photographs, digital, or computer-generated works.

For submission rules and prospectus, please check https://www.iona.org/artists-call-for-spring-2020/.