In an effort to engage with the local arts community, we decided to narrow down the focus of our call to submissions for SUPAFRIK #4 to the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) area. We were impressed by the breadth and depth of the African-inspired artwork we received from local artists. It was very hard to select from such a talented pool of artists but after some deliberation, we are proud to announce the following artists whose works will be featured in the SUPAFRIK pop-up at Gallery O on H, Washington DC from October 18 – 21.
Lydia La Motta
The gallery will also feature new works by Ethiopian-Canadian artist Kalikidan Assefa whose paintings have become a mainstay of the SUPAFRIK experience having been featured in all past installation of the SUPAFRIK pop-up.
Stay tuned to this space for more information about the artists and the gallery
* Omitted by error in the initial list
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CALL to VISUAL ARTISTS in the DMV area
We are currently looking for complimentary artwork to feature in the gallery for the duration of the SUPAFRIK pop-up shop. We are interested in all genres (realistic to abstract) and mediums of art (digital to traditional media, installations, paint, mixed media are all welcome). The creative criteria we look for is that there be a contemporary element of African inspiration. Please include a brief note to explain your inspiration if you do not think it is immediately apparent. Artwork selected will be featured in the gallery from October 18 – 21, 2012 and will be available for sale to the public.
Now in its fourth installation, SUPAFRIK will double as a space for programmed interactive events. We will feature the works of artists and designers that take inspiration from the African continent. It is curated around the theme of “Urban Contemporary Africana” and will showcase artwork and design that re-contextualize African aesthetics and traditions within a modern framework.
Format: Please submit a pdf or jpeg of your artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org. Preference will go to artists that reside in the DC/Marlyand/Virginia area. Limit of three pieces per artist.
In the email please include the following:
1.) Brief artist bio (50 words)
2.) A price list of each piece
3.) Dimensions of each piece(s)
4.) (optional) A brief note about the inspiration behind the art
5.) Contact information
Deadline (Extended) for Submission: Friday October 12th
Announcement of participants: Sunday October 14th
Gallery show: October 18 – 21, 2012
A B C D E F G H-Street, DC!
It’s been very quiet on the blog front because we’ve been busy. Now we’re ready to announce what we’ve been working on:
SUPAFRIK is going international!
And the first stop is: H-Street, Washington DC | October 18 – 21
Spread the word to your friends in the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) area and beyond. Please pass this on to them and invite them to join the SUPAFRIK group on facebook so that they can stay tuned in to the movement. Stay tuned to this blog and facebook group for more updates about SUPAFRIK #4, learn about the new artists and designers that we are featuring as well as the exciting programming that we have lined up for the four day pop-up. We’re pulling out all the stops for the DC stop!
p.s. We are also taking suggestions for places to eat, boutiques to check out and things to do in the area. Hit us up in the comments!
Elle Magazine listed SUPAFRIK as top 5 fashionable events for the weekend
NOW Magazine‘s Andrew Sardone listed SUPAFRIK as one of the “can’t miss debuts” in his style notes/store of the week column
The Grid featured SUPAFRIK in two different sections for party and fashion event of the week!
Blogto.com‘s Paul Agguire mentions SUPAFRIK in “This Week in Fashion”second only to the Joe Fresh store opening
Torontolife‘s highly coveted The Hype lists SUPAFRIK launch event on their“Todolist” along with Festival of India and the Taylor Swift concert
Metromorning on CBC Radio also name checked the SUPAFRIK launch as one of the top events to check for this weekend.
The Torontoist compiles a list of must-see events every weekend in a section called The Urban Planner . SUPAFRIK made the cut!
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