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Call Type: Exhibitions
Entry Deadline: 3/1/21
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 12
In honor of Asian Pacific month, celebrated in May, Artworks Center for Contemporary Art is seeking a wide cross-section of artists who identify as Asian/Pacific American and have a direct relationship to Colorado.
The intent of this group exhibition is to provide a platform for historically marginalized storytelling to destabilize myths surrounding the invisibility of Asians in the West. We aim to broadly contextualize the work within the largely overlooked legacy of Asian immigrants in Colorado, starting with Chinese Pioneers in the late 1800s, followed by subsequent waves caused by internment, political instability, and ultimately, the search for economic opportunity.
Considering the current socio-political climate, our goal is to collectively represent Asian Americans in Colorado in order to reframe the narrative surrounding their past and present contributions to the vitality and growth of the state.
This exhibition will not only showcase underrepresented local artists but will physically situate their work in a historically homogenous, agricultural hub in Northern Colorado. Sense of place will play a central role in how site specificity impacts art in conscious and subconscious ways. We hope geographically centering this group exhibition will offer a glimpse into the diversity that exists around us and in so doing, continue to expand boundaries of “belonging.”
All artists age 18+ are encouraged to apply. Artwork must be professional in context and presentation. Only online entries will be accepted. Artists who plan to ship artwork are responsible for handling shipment and shipping expenses. Artworks Loveland does not provide storage for large crates.
Submissions Due: March 1, 11:59pm MST
Notifications: March 12
Exhibition Dates: April 9-May 29
Jane Burke is the senior curatorial assistant for the department of textile art and fashion at the Denver Art Museum (DAM). In this role, Burke contributes to the research and development of curatorial projects, including exhibitions, publications, programming, acquisitions, and donor cultivation. Since arriving at DAM in 2013, Burke has worked on several textile and fashion exhibitions including First Glance—Second Look, Creative Crossroads, Shock Wave: Japanese Fashion Design 1980s-90s, Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard, Dior: From Paris to the World, and Paris to Hollywood: The Fashion and Elegance of Véronique and Gregory Peck.
Burke obtained a bachelor’s degree in studio art with an emphasis on painting from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She received an interdisciplinary master’s degree in Asian art history and Chinese language from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. From 2006 to 2013, she held curatorial and collections management positions at the Honolulu Museum of Art, The Contemporary Museum, and The East-West Center Gallery where she assisted in the curation and coordination of major international traveling exhibitions, including The Dragon’s Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan, Shu: Reinventing Books in Chinese Contemporary Art, and One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now.