The Art of Soul! National Juried Art Show
The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center is proud to present our 6th annual national juried art show entitled The Art of SOUL!, which opens Sat., Sept. 14, 2019. This year, 45 artists from across the United States will exhibit 85 works of art in the following categories: Social Justice, Identity, and Surroundings. The artwork will represent themes and perspectives related to the African diaspora and/or African American culture, history or experience.
This year’s judging panel includes:
- Louis Delsarte-is a world-renowned painter, muralist, printmaker, and illustrator. Mr. Delsarte is a professor of Fine Arts at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Myrtis Bedolla-is the founding director of Galerie Myrtis, a contemporary fine art gallery located in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Key Jo Lee-is the assistant director for Academic Outreach at The Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Art of SOUL! participants and winners will be honored on Sat., Sept. 14 at an Artists’ Luncheon and Awards Ceremony at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center. On Sat., Sept. 14,
The Art of SOUL! opening program will include:
- 11 am- Exhibit opens
- 11:30 am- A panel discussion with The Art of SOUL! artists led by the art show judges
- 12:45 pm-The Art of SOUL! Luncheon and Awards Ceremony
- 2:30 pm- Express Yourself Saturday arts and craft workshop
The exhibit will run from Sept. 14 through Feb. 29, 2020. On Sept. 14, a light lunch and programs are included with paid museum admission: $6/adult, $5/senior, $3/ages 6–17, Free/Ohio History Connection & NAAMCC members. For more information, visit www.ohiohistory.org/naamcc or call NAAMCC at 800-752-2603 ext. 2113.