Artists sought for Black History display at City Hall

The City of Orlando is seeking local, visual artists to display their artwork in the Terrace Gallery at Orlando City Hall to celebrate Black History Month.

On Wednesday, the city issued a call for artists to participate in this year’s exhibit at city hall, which has the theme “African Americans and the Arts.”

“The exhibit will provide an opportunity for local artists to showcase African American history and celebrate the many lasting contributions Black Americans have had on visual arts, performing arts, literature, film, music, and cultural movements,” reads a statement from the city.

The exhibit is part of the city’s Black History Month events in February.

Submissions are due by Sunday, January 7, 2024, by 11:59 p.m.

The 2024 visual arts exhibit will run from February 2 to March 31, 2024.

Interested artists must submit the following to the Office of Multicultural Affairs at multiculturalaffairs@orlando.gov:

  1. Artist full name and desired name to be used in the artwork labels. 
  2. Artist biography or resume. 
  3. Artist e-mail and telephone number. 
  4. Photos of a minimum of five pieces of artwork in JPG format. (Artwork related to African American culture and experience is recommended.)
  5. Descriptions about each piece of artwork. 
  6. Each submission must be labeled with: Name of artist, Art title, Year created, Measurements, Medium

Artists will be selected based on the appropriateness of their proposal for the project. The artist must have the ability to clearly communicate concepts both visually and clearly through written materials. All 2-D art submitted for selection must be ‘wall ready,’ with D rings or wire. The artist must have a professional history of being able to work cooperatively and finish projects on time.

Selected artists will be notified via email with the date and time to deliver their pieces to City Hall.

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