THROUGH OUR EYES 2009 (Call For Artists)

Through Our Eyes 2009
“Each One Teach One: The Artist as Mentor”
October 22, 2009 – March 26, 2010

The Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum is seeking proposals from artists of all disciplines for participation in Through Our Eyes 2009 — Each One Teach One: The Artist as Mentor. Now in its 17th year, Through Our Eyes is Jacksonville’s longest running annual exhibit featuring new works by African American artists.

For this exhibition, established artists with a history of exhibition experience will mentor an emerging artist and assist them through the process of producing one work of art for this year’s show. Work produced by each artist can be collaborative or independent, but should in some way reflect the impact of mentorship. In the exhibition, the work of the mentor and mentee will be shown together. The influence of the mentorship can be expressed visually or through written text. Artist/mentors may submit a maximum of five (5) pieces of their own original work for this exhibition. Additionally, exhibiting artists will participate in the development and or implementation of a minimum of one activity in the Each One Teach One Workshop Series. This once monthly art class is designed to provide hands-on visual arts experiences for youth. Other public programs related to this exhibit will include, but are not limited to, the exhibit opening, Art Walk, gallery talks, workshops, artists’ market and other activities to be determined.

Complete and return your application by Tuesday, June 30 2009. Notifications of acceptance will be made by Monday, July 6, 2009.

Direct inquiries and applications to:
Lydia P. Stewart, Exhibit Curator
Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum
829 N. Davis Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

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