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CALL FOR ENTRIES: “So What Do You Have To Say For Yourself” in San Francisco, CA

AAWAA’s Emerging Curators Program

So What Do You Have To Say For Yourself?
A Visual Art Exhibition, Curated by Patricia Carino

Submission Deadline: Thursday, September 22, 2011

Exhibition Premise: Generation Y or Millennials are born between the early 1980’s to early 2000’s. This generation grew up in a high-speed Internet, post 9/11, social-media frenzied, and entrepreneurial era. Anxious corporations upload tutorial videos on how to manage these Millennials and news articles describe this generation as entitled, eager, and thirsty for instant gratification. Mainstream media focuses mostly on the age aspect of this generation as the “under 30’s crowd.” The largest generation since the baby-boomers, Gen Y’ers are preparing to take the lead.

So What Do You Have To Say For Yourself? asks you to refocus and reframe our understanding of this generation. Let us move from the didactic space of how one should “manage” them to an investigation of what and who comprises this new generation. This exhibition wants to know, “What is the Gen Y Asian American Women’s experience? What do they have to say for themselves?”

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to artists 18 years and older who identify as an “Asian American Woman.” Original 2-D works of any medium, no sound or video, completed since January 2009 will be reviewed.

Size Limit: No greater than 24 inches wide by 83 inches high.

Venue: Flax art & design, 1699 Market Street, San Francisco, CA

Submission Deadline: Thursday,September 22, 2011 11:59pm.

Artist notified of Curator’s Selection: Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Delivery of artwork: Saturday,October 29, 2011, time TBD

Dates of exhibition: November- December 2011 (dates TBD)

Opening reception: November 3, 2011, 6-8 pm at Flax

Please submit an email with the following items or with questions to:

  • Completed Entry Form as a Word document
  • 4-8 images of works for show. Jpeg size 1-2mb files. Label each file with: Artist Name_Title of Work_medium_size.JPG
  • Image index (Excel preferred). Include info above plus price or if NFS (not for sale), value of piece for insurance purposes.
  • Resume and/or artist’s bio
  • 200 words of why this exhibition is of interest to you

Artists’ information and images may be used for publicity by AAWAA and Flax.

Entry fee: AAWAA charges no entry fees for exhibitions.

Insurance: Provided by Flax while artwork is onsite.

Drop-off and pick-up: Artist is responsible for transit of accepted works to and from Flax. Drop-off and pick-up details TBD. No storage available.

Sales: 10% commission of sales goes to AAWAA’s Emerging Curator Program.

Curator: Patricia Carino is a first-generation Pilipina American who aims to dedicate her career to the awareness and advancement of underrepresented arts and culture. She attended the University of California, Berkeley and received her B.A. in History of Art in 2010. Patricia has worked with cultural institutions including the Oakland Museum of California, Lawrence Hall of Science, and Haines Gallery in San Francisco. In 2009, Patricia was selected to participate in the Arts & Business Council of New York’s Multicultural Internship Program, where she worked with the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Most recently, Patricia completed the inaugural Emerging Arts Professionals San Francisco/Bay Area Fellowship Program as a Marketing Fellow. She currently works in fundraising at California College of the Arts. Patricia looks forward to a career pursuing her passion, producing exhibitions that prioritize creativity, story-telling, and community dialogue.

Emerging Curators Program: This exhibition launches AAWAA’s Emerging Curators Program, which provides a platform for young curators residing in San Francisco Bay to develop their vision and encourage curatorial expertise in the Asian American community.

Presenting Organizations: Asian American Women Artists Association(AAWAA)is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to ensuring the visibility and documentation of Asian American women in the arts. Through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs, we offer thought-provoking perspectives that challenge societal assumptions and promote dialogue.

Flax art & design: San Francisco’s oldest and well-loved retail art supply store, has been serving the creative community in the Bay Area for 72 years. Centrally located on Market Street in SF, the store holds 20,000 square feet of art supplies – from professional supplies to kids stuff and gifts – a veritable treasure-trove of arts and crafts materials and products.

Deadline: 09-22-2011
Asian American Women Artists Association
San Francisco, CA

Contact: Patricia
email: exhibitemergingcurator[at]

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