2019 Art of SOUL! National Juried Art Show

Deadline for Artists Submisions- Sat., June 29, 2019
Art Show Exhibit Opening- Sat., Sept, 14, 2019
at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, OH

The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (NAAMCC) presents the sixth annual national juried art show held by the institution, this year called Art of SOUL!. Artists from across the United States are invited to submit their work to the juried art exhibition in the following categories: Social Justice; Identity; and Surroundings (includes still life and landscape).

All submissions should emphasize themes and perspectives related to the African diaspora and/or African American culture, history, or experience. NOTE: You may only choose one (1) category for each work submitted. Participants and winners will be recognized at the Artists’ Reception and Awards Ceremony at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio on Saturday, September 14, 2019. The exhibition will run through Saturday, February 29, 2020.

A panel of judges will review all entries. The following prizes will be awarded to one (1) entry from each of the categories. Best of Show is awarded to the entry that best displays the art principle of unity while capturing the spirit of the African American Experience. (Unity in art: the harmony or oneness of elements and principles of art.) People’s Choice is awarded to the work that received the most votes through the online social media contest conducted by the NAAMCC two weeks prior to the opening of the show.

Best of Show:$2,500.00
1st Place- Surroundings:$1,000.00
1st Place- Identity:$1,000.00
1st Place- Social Justice:$1,000.00
People’s Choice: $500.00

Social Justice, Identity, and Surroundings. Due to the limitations of the gallery space, a sculpture cannot weigh over 40 pounds. Framed two-dimensional artwork cannot be wider than 5 feet (60 inches) or taller than 8 feet (96 inches) per entry.

Deadline for entries is Sat., June 29, 2019. Only completed entries will be accepted.

Click here to download the Call for Entries packet