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United We Stand Art Gallery Opening

  • Ryan Arts and Culture Center 420 Chartiers Avenue McKees Rocks, PA, 15136 United States (map)

United We Stand

Deadline for submissions February 5, 2018.

Show opens Friday February 9, 2018

About the show
from Willie Dawson: 
The art show in February always feature African American artists and it will continue as our grounding source. As artists, we have to understand the importance of all colors. United We Stand is our way of bringing like minded people of all colors together. We need positive visual images to strengthened people of all races working together for positive change in our communities, the arts as well as in the world.

One of the founders of this event once said “the sun shines the same in every window.” This art show will highlight local visions by transforming the art gallery into a home. The art would be displayed in what would be the window of the house as well as art work in the home. We will take advantage of local silk screening teens for textile art such as pillows and window treatments. All participants will be honored on TV screens and digital frames throughout the home.

Guidelines for the Call
Specifications: All visual media using any combination of materials are welcome. Digital media and video works are limited to 15 minutes in duration. All dimensional works must be able to fit through an standard door frame. The jurors have final authority for selection. Those not chosen for the February “United We Stand” Exhibition will be considered for other gallery shows in the 2018 calendar year and the online Ryan Arts Gallery.

Artists must submit sample works, resume, bio, and payment to 

First prize $150
Second $100
Third $50.

Earlier Event: February 1
AACOA Happy Hour Fundraiser
Later Event: February 14
Staff Engagement Meeting