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CALL FOR ARTISTS

“DIA DE LOS MUERTOS"

Nov 2 – Nov 18, 2023

 

During the harvest season the Aztecs honored their dead with celebrations and ceremonies, viewing death not as an ending, but as the beginning of the cycle of seasons and life. In southern Arizona we continue this cultural celebration with Dia de los Muertos, a time when families and friends gather to honor and remember deceased loved ones. We build altars and ofrendas for the souls of the dead, inviting them to return to visit the living families. Our annual homage to Dia de los Muertos is a traditional cultural celebration of our raices (roots) in southern Arizona and also a celebration of our gallery’s anniversary.

                                                                                                             

Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery & Workshop is seeking submissions from individual artists and community groups to participate in our annual homage to Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead.  Paintings, sculpture, photography & mixed media work will be considered as well as personal tributes and remembrances in the form of altars & ofrendas.

 

Consider the following when submitting work:

 

  • Please remember that Dia de los Muertos is not Halloween. Submitted entries should adhere to and reflect the traditional and celebratory aspects associated with Dia de los Muertos.

 

  • In order to keep the celebration sincere and non-commercial, please refrain from submitting images not traditionally associated with Dia de los Muertos as celebrated in southern Arizona and Mexico. Examples of non-traditional images include photos of parades, images portraying zombie calaveras & skulls with sewn mouths as well as inappropriate images for children and families.

                                                                                               

ARTWORK SUBMISSION INFORMATION – 2 WAYS TO SUBMIT

 

1. Submit via Email:  Email images of your work electronically to raicestaller222@gmail.com (maximum of 3 pieces for consideration) by end of day Saturday October 21, 2023. Your email must include your name & telephone number. Also include title of work, dimensions & price for each submission. (When pricing your work, please keep in mind that the gallery percentage is 30% of the total sale price)

2. Submit in Person:​   Bring artwork you would like to be considered to the gallery (maximum of 3 pieces for consideration) on Monday, October 23 or Tuesday, October 24, 2023 from 4:00 - 7:00pm

 

Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery & Workshop

218 E. 6th Street

Tucson, AZ 85705

(520) 881-5335

Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery & Workshop is Tucson's only Latino based nonprofit cooperative contemporary art gallery located in the Historic Warehouse District

 

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