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CALL FOR ARTISTS

 

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, a cultural celebration in the tradition of the Hispanic southwest.  Paintings, sculpture, photography & mixed media work will be considered as well as personal tributes and remembrances in the form of altars & ofrendas.

 

Please consider the following when submitting work:

 

Dia de los Muertos is our traditional celebration of our raices (roots) in southern Arizona.  It is also our gallery’s annual anniversary.  In order to keep the celebration sincere and non-commercial, we are asking artists to refrain from submitting images not traditionally associated with Dia de los Muertos as celebrated in the Hispanic Southwest 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.  Reminder - 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.  Please keep in mind that the work will be more suitable for our celebration if it incorporates the styles, symbols and general meaning of Dia de los Muertos.

       

 ARTWORK SUBMISSION INFORMATION

2 ways to submit:

 

Submit electronically

by sending us jpg images of artwork you would like us to consider to raicestaller222@gmail.com.

Deadline for electronic submissions is Sat, Oct 15, 2022.  (Note:  Due to the large number of submissions we receive for this annual exhibition, please limit your submissions to 3 total).  Make sure your email includes your name and telephone number as well as title, dimensions, medium & price for each piece you submit.

 

Submit in person

by bringing in artwork you would like considered to the gallery on: Sat, Oct 22 or Sun, Oct 23, 2022 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm both days.

 

Altars & Ofrendas

If you are interested in installing an altar or ofrenda as an individual or group, please call us at (520) 881-5335 for more information and details.

 

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Opening Celebration

Wed, Nov 2, 2022

6:00 - 9:00 pm

 

Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery & Workshop

218 E. 6th Street

(1/2 block east of 6th St & 6th Ave)

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 Downtown Historic Warehouse District