Erasing Borders: Twelfth Annual
IAAC Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2015
Deadline: October 15, 2014The Indo American Arts Council is delighted to announce its Call for Submissions for the Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora 2015 Curated by Vijay Kumar, Erasing Borders explores the contributions of artists whose origins can be traced to the Indian Subcontinent. The exhibition travels to several key galleries and museums in North America from February – December each year. Please visit www.iaac.us
Artwork submitted must have been completed within the last two years
All visual art genres will be considered
Works in progress will be considered with attached explanations
Artists living in North America who have their origins in the Indian Subcontinent
All submissions must be received by the deadline of October 15, 2014
Works not yet exhibited are highly recommended
Collaborative works will also be considered
(Artwork will not be considered if we have not received all the requested materials below)
All information must be on a CD, labeled with artist’s Name, E-mail and Phone Number
The CD must include high resolution images (at least 1500 x 2100 pixels 300dpi) of the artwork (the images should not be over 2 MB)
All images must include: Title, Size, Medium, Price, year completed.
The CD to also include a document containing artist’s Full Name, E-mail, Web Address, Mailing Address and Phone Number
Artist’s Photograph (at least 1200 x 1200 pixels, 300 dpi)
Submission fee: $20
All information should be in the word file format and not pdf.
Submission deadline:October 15, 2014
Participating artists for 2015 will be announced December 2014
Please send all submissions to: Erasing Borders 2015 Indo-American Arts Council Inc 517 East 87th Street, Suite 1B
New York, NY 10128 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
* Application Fee $20
Registration fee may be through Pay pal (using any credit card) Click here >> or via cheque to the address above.
Employing fair trade artisans from women’s collectives in India and executing their works in indigo blue, Indian artist Shelly Jyoti and US artist Laura Kina’s works draw upon India’s history, narratives of immigration and transnational economic interchanges.
The Indian American Heritage Project of Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center is looking for artists to create works that use the visual of the H1-B visa as a motif or inspiration and comment upon the experience of temporary and tenuous immigration status for Indian immigrants in the United States. Themes such as migration, transnational identity, diaspora, economy, outsourcing and the role and reach of technology can also be explored.
Final works should be no larger than 6’ by 6’ and must mount on a gallery wall. All media are welcome, including graphic design, painting, drawing, printing, collage, photography and mixed media.
Interested artists should submit a concept, including a detailed written description and sketches/images by midnight EST on Sunday, March 31, 2013 to Curator Masum Momaya at MomayaM@si.edu with the subject line “H1-B”. Upon review of concept submissions by Smithsonian curatorial staff, a small number of artists will be asked to create the final work and submit digital representations of it by 5pm EST on Friday, May 31, 2013.
Digital representations will be displayed by Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center in an online gallery, and the winning work will be featured in an upcoming exhibition, Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation at the National Museum of Natural History from December 2013 through January 2015.