University of Maryland Stamp Gallery Call for Artists

By Editorial Team on June 15, 2020

Deadline: Fri, 03 July 2020


Application Deadline: July 3

Notification Date | July 17th, 2020

Online Exhibition Dates | August 5th, 2020



The Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland seeks artwork related to Asian American experiences of the impact of COVID-19, the Model Minority Myth, and inter-ethnic and interracial solidarity.

In early 2020, the United States saw the impact of COVID-19–a new strain of Coronavirus–across the nation. While the outbreaks of COVID-19 affected all racial and ethnic groups, it was labeled as the “Chinese Virus” by politicians. By racializing the virus, an increase in hate crimes and discrimination against Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) occurred and continue to occur. The conditional statuses of the “model minority” and “honorary whites” that Asian Americans, particularly successful East Asians, enjoyed for the last few decades has been revealed to be entirely provisional.

This summer, Stamp Gallery will be exhibiting an online curated experience tentatively titled “Not Your Model Minority” in an attempt to capture the turning point for the AAPI community in the United States. Works that promote discussion about AAPI history, presence in media, and responses to race-based violence are encouraged.

Selected artwork will be exhibited on an online exhibition platform hosted by the Stamp Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park.


Applicants must submit:

  • Artist’s Statement about specific works being submitted
  • Link to artist’s website (if applicable)
  • Proposed works with title and short description (up to 200 words), year of production, and medium)
  • Images/files (JPEG 72 dpi), video/audio clips should be shared as a link to a streaming site (with password information as necessary)



The Stamp Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. The gallery serves by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.

The Stamp Gallery is located on the first floor of the Stamp Student Union (1220 Stamp Student Union, The Adele H. Stamp Student Union – Center for Campus Life, University of Maryland College Park, 20742). 301-314-8492,