Run Dates: Jan 11 – Feb 2
ALL Entries must be submitted via email to curator, Byron Swart at Byron@thecreatives.org.
All entries must contain:
• a completed artist information sheet (if selected this piece will need to be framed)
• 3 jpegs of visual art piece
In Celebration of National African American History Month, the Gallery is a call to artist that will focus on local artists within our community. This exhibit will look to the next generation of artists our emerging creatives.
• Visual artists and poets residing in Pompano Beach may ONLY APPLY.
• Artists WILL need to portray to the viewer how the words, actions of prolific figures in the African American Community have inspired them to be who they are, and what they are yet to become.
• All Work must be framed and ready for hanging
• All selected artists will be required to attend the audience with artist Jan 11 at 7pm
• The exhibit will be limited to a selection of 10 outstanding artists both visual and literary.
• To maintain the highest standard of excellence, that the galley has set since it opened, ALL entries will be juried into the exhibit by a panel of local top visual, spoken word, literary artists, historians and educators.
• Jurors will also select the top 3 candidates.
The artwork and poetry will go on display in the lobby of the Pompano Beach Cultural Center, displayed on easels.
The selected pieces will become part of a traveling exhibit to our local community centers located throughout the city of Pompano.
Pompano Beach Cultural Center Gallery’s highest honor – Best in Show ($100 cash prize)
Pompano Beach Cultural Center Gallery’s most promising creative – 1st place
Pompano Beach Cultural Center Gallery’s most innovative – 2nd place
meet the jurors:
-Mimi Botscheller, Pompano Beach Public Art Committee Member, local artist and educator.
-Eccentrich international female poet, playwright, and author. She is also Owner, CEO and Founder
of Eccentrich Displays.
-Maria A. Napoles is a Miami entrepreneur who has devoted her life to the arts. Appointed by the
Mayor of Miami as Honorary Member of Miami’s Arts & Entertainment Council for the City of Miami.
Napoles also serves on the Public Art Committee for the City of Miami.
– Dr. Yinka Tellas is a Nigerian born educator whose studies have made him an expert in the field of African American Heritage.
Entries Close Friday January 26th, at noon
Jurors’ selection Saturday, January 27th
ali historic center | who am i
The youth component will be displayed here as part of the African American Heritage Month Celebrations
Feb 3rd Exhibit travels to the Ali Historic center