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Stamp Gallery Call for Entries

posted on June 24, 2020

Stamp Gallery Call for Artists

 

Application Deadline | July 3rd, 2020 Extended to July 10th, 2020

Notification Date | July 17th, 2020

Online Exhibition Dates | August 5th, 2020

 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION

 

The Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland seeks artwork related to Asian American experiences of the impact of COVID-19, the Model Minority Myth, and inter-ethnic and interracial solidarity. 

 

In early 2020, the United States saw the impact of COVID-19 – a new strain of Coronavirus– across the nation. While the outbreaks of COVID-19 affected all racial and ethnic groups, it was labeled as the “Chinese Virus” by politicians. By racializing the virus, an increase in hate crimes and discrimination against Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) occurred and continue to occur. The conditional statuses of the “model minority” and “honorary whites” that Asian Americans, particularly successful East Asians, enjoyed for the last few decades has been revealed to be entirely provisional. 

 

This summer, Stamp Gallery will be exhibiting an online curated experience tentatively titled “Not Your Model Minority” in an attempt to capture the turning point for the AAPI community in the United States. Works that promote discussion about AAPI history, presence in media, and responses to race-based violence are encouraged. 

 

Selected artwork will be exhibited on an online exhibition platform hosted by the Stamp Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Applicants must submit:

 

• Artist’s Statement about specific works being submitted

• Link to artist’s website (if applicable)

• Proposed works with title and short description (up to 200 words), year of production, and medium)

• Images/files (JPEG 72 dpi), video/audio clips should be shared as a link to a streaming site (with password information as necessary)

 

PLEASE SUBMIT TO: stampgallery@umd.edu

 

ABOUT THE STAMP GALLERY

The Stamp Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. The gallery serves by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.

 

The Stamp Gallery is located on the first floor of the Stamp Student Union (1220 Stamp Student Union, The Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life, University of Maryland College Park, 20742). stamp.umd.edu/stamp_gallery 301-314-8492, stampgallery@umd.edu

Mission Statement

The gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming the gallery offers an outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunity. The gallery space can be used as a laboratory for emerging artists and curators to experiment and work through their ideas, emphasizing the importance of the process to contemporary artistic practice. The gallery serves by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.

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The Stamp Gallery is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. To discover more about Maryland State Arts Council grants and how they impact Maryland's arts sector, visit msac.org.

 

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