Afrofruturism Art Show Call For Artwork

PANTHFRICA © log by artist/member Edreys Wajed

Call For Art Work!

Art submissions wanted for upcoming Panthfrica Art Exhibit February 9 – March 3 Deadline is Feb 2 Buffalo Arts Studio is coordinating a visual art exhibit as part of Buffalo’s Newest Art Collective PANTHFRICA and their Celebration of the upcoming Marvel Film Black Panther. The goal of the PANTHFRICA Art Exhibit is to present artwork that reflects the Afro-futurist view of a powerful, heroic future for people of color. Artwork that honors ancestors and elders while celebrating diverse traditions and cultures will also be featured.

Like Wakanda, the fictional country from Marvel’s Black Panther comics and upcoming film Black Panther, interested artists should consider how they see themselves, their ancestors, their community, and/or their city through the Afro-futurist lens. Although final artwork may reference established historical and/or fictional characters, settings or stories, All Artwork MUST be Original. Buffalo Arts Studio is a not for- profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio space and exposure for visual artists while creating community cultural connections through exhibitions, public art, and educational programs.

Eligibility: All WNY Artists are encouraged to submit. We are specially Seeking Artworks from Youth Ages 10-24 and Students in Middle School, High School, and College. Work may be created independently, as a class project/assignment, or as part of the Afrofuturism guided workshops. The workshops will provide an opportunity to learn about the Afrofuturism art movement and create a work of art to be displayed in the PANTHFRICA Exhibit at Buffalo Arts Studio.

Afrofuturism Workshops •Thursday January 18, Grant Street Neighborhood Center, 271 Grant Street from 4-7pm •Saturday January 27, Buffalo Arts Studio, 2495 Main Street at 1pm Supplies will be provided for both workshops and the suggested donation is $5. For further questions about the workshops please call 716 882-5327 ext. 6 .

Art Submission Specifications: •All mediums will be accepted, however all work must be mounted on matte board or framed and wired for hanging. •All works must be smaller than 40”x60” and weigh less than 40 lbs. •Submission label MUST be attached to all work and include name, address, email, school, and phone number as well as title of artwork, year of completion, and medium. Submission deadline:

•February 1-2, to drop-off artwork. NO ARTWORK WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER Feb 2. •All art should be dropped off at Buffalo Arts Studio 2495 Main Street. •February 6-7, 2018 exhibit Installation. •March 8-10, 2018 Pick-up artwork The Opening Reception will be held Friday February 9 from 5-8pm.

The exhibit will be on view until Saturday March 3 during regular gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information about Buffalo’s PANTHFRICA Black Panther Celebration, visit www.panthfrica.com/ or email panthfrica@ gmail.com.

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