Sacred Memories: Cross-Cultural Celebrations

Call for Submissions for Day of the Dead artwork for show at the El Pueblo

Published on LatinoLA: May 12, 2009

Sacred Memories: Cross-Cultural Celebrations

From October 19 to November 27, 2009, El Pueblo Historical Monument will present Sacred Memories: Cross-Cultural Celebrations of Day of the Dead. Sacred Memories follows El Pueblo's acclaimed 2007 exhibition which explored celebrations that venerate the departed including Dia de los Muertos, first observed by the indigenous people of Latin America, China's Qingming, and other rituals practiced in United States, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Artists are asked to submit for consideration two and three-dimensional work (including ofrendas/altars) that examines rituals honoring the deceased and/or pays tribute to departed ancestors.

Submissions should be sent to:
History Division, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
125 Paseo de la Plaza, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Submissions will be accepted in the following formats:
‘«ů CD containing digital images, i.e. jpeg format
‘«ů Photographic prints
‘«ů Slides
Absolutely no email (electronic) submissions will be considered. Do not mail or drop off original work.

The following information must accompany the submission:
‘«ů Artist's first and last name, telephone number and email address (if available)
‘«ů Title of work, year executed, media, dimensions and price (if for sale).
‘«ů Artists who wish their entries be returned to them must include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

All submissions must be received by August 1, 2009. A maximum of six (6) submissions from each artist will be reviewed. All submissions must be the artist's original work. Artists whose work is accepted for the exhibit will be notified in late August. Upon notification, images of accepted work may be used in the exhibition's publicity.
For more information, please call (213) 485-8432 or email mariann.gatto@lacity.org.

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