Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Bronx Breeze (Apartment Gallery) collaboration

The library film made for our exhibition project Artistically Speaking: Women's Roles in Contemporary Art will be screened at
Bronx Breeze (Apartment Gallery)                                                  
Nov 15, 2015 -Jan 8, 2016.
The opening reception: Nov. 15  5-8pm
located at 610 Trinity Ave. #3J, Bronx, NY 10455.

Showing by appointment. Inquiries to be sent to

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Call to Artists

"Day With(out) Art" Exhibition 
December 2-11, 2015
This exhibition is in conjunction with the
NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Exhibition

Call for Submissions Deadline November 24, 2015
All media accepted
Open to all artists

Rolando Chang Barrero, Curator, at
Julia Murphy, Program Development Dir., at

Compass Community Center is currently accepting submissions of artwork from local artists for a curated group exhibition to commemorate World AIDS Day from December 1st through December 11th. We invite visual artists in diverse mediums (painting, drawing, printing, photography, murals, collage and more) to donate artwork related to, or inspired by, the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The work will be auctioned at our opening exhibit of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt on December 2, 2015. We are accepting work that communicates a clear message on the theme. The event will showcase the work of local artists, as well as, support HIV/AIDS education and prevention efforts in the local community.

Art has been an effective mechanism to inspire deep and lasting social change. Our goal is to elicit new actions, provoke new dialogue, and catalyze new ideas that facilitate social change as it relates to HIV/AIDS. We look forward to each invited artist submitting a piece that will reflect the ability of art to promote respect, love, and change in the battle against HIV/AIDS, as well as celebrate the talent of all contributing artists.The intention of this event is to:

Commemorate the loss of artists and arts professionals Create greater awareness about the spread of HIV/AIDS Publicize the needs of people with HIV/AIDS

Event Details:
On December 1st Compass will host Day With(out) Art (more information about Day With(out) Art below) in which all pieces in the exhibit will be shrouded in black fabric. On December 2nd we will celebrate with the Unveiling of Art and Artist Reception for NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. We will hold an auction of donated pieces, enjoy a live performance by Palm Beach Opera, and a wine reception. Selected artists will be provided with a 6 foot table to display/sell their artwork. Artists will provide their own displays (i.e. easels) and tablecloths.

Compass Community Center
201 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460 561.533.9699 History of Day Without Art

An International Day of Action and Mourning in response to the AIDS Crisis
In 1989, in response to the worsening AIDS crisis and coinciding with the World Health Organization’s second annual World AIDS Day on December 1, Visual AIDS organized the first Day Without Art. A Visual AIDS committee of art workers (curators, writers, and art professionals) sent out a call for “mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis” that would celebrate the lives and achievements of lost colleagues and friends; encourage caring for all people with AIDS; educating diverse publics about HIV infection; and finding a cure. More than 800 arts organizations, museums and galleries throughout the U.S. participated by shrouding artworks and replacing them with information about HIV and safer sex, locking their doors or dimming their lights, and producing exhibitions, programs, readings, memorials, rituals, and performances. Visual AIDS coordinated this network mega­event by producing a poster and handling promotion and press relations

Important Dates:

November 24th: Submissions and Application Form Due
December 1st: Day With(out) Art/World AIDS Day: All artwork is shrouded in black cloth to represent the loss the art world has experienced due to HIV/AIDS
December 2nd: Artist reception, unveiling of art, and auction
December 2nd through December 11: NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Exhibition on display

Compass Community Center
201 N. Dixie Highway Lake Worth, FL 33460 561.533.9699

World AIDS Day Art Show: Application for Artwork

Name: (How you want to be listed in all program materials)

City: State:
Zip: Phone Number:
Email Address:

I am willing to donate artwork for the event (Y/N):
Medium: The value of my artwork: Description of the artwork:

Please attach:
1   Artist Biography/Resume
2   Artist’s Statement – A brief statement no more than one page on why the artist would like to participate in this community event.

Please submit application and artwork by November 24th, 2015: (786) 521­1199

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