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Dreaming Zenzile
Webster Arts
483 E. Lockwood, #108

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Missouri
Entry Deadline: 2/10/20
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Dreaming Zenzile): $35.00

Dreaming Zenzile

An exhibit exploring themes of social action, the impact of music in civil rights, free speech, and themes found in the music of South African activist and musician Miriam Makeba.

Open to all artists, aged 18 or older, residing in the US

Entry Deadline: Monday, February 10, 2020
Entry Fee: $35.00

EXHIBITION DATES: March 24-April 30, 2020

For this special collaboration, artists are asked to respond to themes of social action, living in exile, civil rights, how music can affect a civil rights movement, and other inspirations found in the music and life of South African activist, anti-apartheid champion, and singer-songwriter Miriam Makeba.  

In collaboration with The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Webster Arts presents the juried national exhibit, Dreaming Zenzile, to run concurrently as The Rep’s musical production of the same name. 

At her final concert and on the eve of her death in 2008, South African musical legend Miriam Makeba delivered the performance of her life, raising the conscience and the consciousness of a people. But the ancestors are calling – transporting her through the music and fractured memories of her past on a spiritual journey of reconciliation. Written and performed by international music sensation Somi Kakoma, this world premiere musical is an electrifying portrait of a revolutionary artist’s singular voice and vision.

Monday, February 10, 2020: Submission deadline
Monday, February 24: All artists notified by email
March 2-5, 2020: In person delivery of artwork during office hours, 9 am -4:30pm
Monday, March 9, 2020: Deadline to receive shipped artwork
Tuesday, March 24, 2020, from 6-7:30 p.m.: Exhibit Opening Reception

$35 for up to three entries

Entry fees are non-refundable

The exhibition is open to artists age 18 and older, residing in the US or abroad. Work created under instruction is not eligible.


The exhibition will consist of two- and three-dimensional work in any medium. Wall pieces must be wired for hanging and no larger than 48″ X 48″ and weigh no more than 20 lbs. Free-standing pieces on pedestals may not exceed 32″ X 32″ X 60″ or weigh more than 40 lbs. Accepted work cannot be substituted and must be available for the duration of the exhibit. No floor or ceiling installed work. No video.

All work must be the original conception and execution of the artist listed on the application. No reproductions. Please do not submit work that has been exhibited in any Webster Arts gallery in the past, including Paint Webster.

Submit up to three JPEG digital image of the work. 

Upload options for image files:

File dimensions: 1000 to 1920 pixels on the longest side

File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)

File size: 5 MB maximum

The artist is responsible for the cost of shipping or mailing artwork to and from Webster Arts using FedEx, UPS or DHL. A pre-paid return shipping label must be included with the artwork. Artwork may also be hand-delivered to and picked up from Webster Arts on the appropriate dates during the scheduled times. Please do not send stamps.

All artwork is insured for its declared value from the time it is received through the time it is picked up by the carrier. Artists are responsible for insuring artwork during transit. Webster Arts receives a 30% commission on all exhibition sales. Sales are encouraged.

Photographs of accepted artwork may be used for promotional purposes.

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