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Artist Call – I am not a victim. I am a revolution

Pinay and Southeast Asian Women in the Arts

Submission Deadline: Thursday, May 1, 2014 11:59pm pst

Notification of acceptance: Thursday, May 8, 2014 11:59pm pst

Exhibition Premise:

I am not a victim. I am a revolution. inspires to create a space for Southeast Asian Women and Pinay artists to promote and showcase our creative work to start a dialogue about our invisibility in the mainstream art world. Even in the appropriation of Asian American Art the representation and inclusion of Southeast Asians and Filipin@s are missing especially the voices of women. This show will attempt to address institutional, interpersonal and internalized limitations that have caused our continued marginalization in the larger white supremacist, patriarchal, capitalist, heteronormative, ableist society which continues to be manifested in the arts. The event will explore the questions of ways Art can be a transformative tool for liberation? How does art making and production heal our ancestors, ourselves, and the our future generations from the trauma that we have experienced?


The art auction is open to visual artists and writers that self identify as an Asian American Woman, South Asian Woman, and Pinay.

Visual art:

Original 2D and 3D artworks of any medium that have been completed by January 2012 will be reviewed, no greater than 20 pounds, maximum submission of two works per artist.

Literary art:

Original creative prose, narrative, and poems that have been completed by January 2012 will be reviewed, the piece to be read out loud during the event must not exceed five minutes.

Installation work:

No fragile installation

Venue: 518 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Submission Deadline: Thursday May 1st, 2014 11:59pm pst

Delivery of artwork: Thursday May 15th, 2014, 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Date of Art Auction: Thursday May 15th, 2014, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Entry details:

Submissions will be accepted until Thursday May 1st, 2014 11:59pm pst. All submissions must include artist name, contact information, title of artworks, dimensions and images of work to Information submitted may be used for publicity purposes. There is no entry fee. It will be ideal for artists to be present at the event to be available to have dialogue with other participants.

Drop-off and pick-up: Artist is responsible for drop-off and pick up of artwork.

Donation and Sales: Artists will state the desired percentage they would like to donate off of their sales.

Deadline: 05-01-2014
San Francisco, CA

Contact: Kristen Huie

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