National Arts and Humanities Month~ October 14

Nee Nee in Braddock by Swoon

2014 / Eight-color screenprint on handmade, hand-painted paper
31″x22″ / Various collections, including Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

“We know that works of art can enhance the patient environment when carefully chosen and thoughtfully curated. Artworks lend comfort, beauty and wit to the environment. They promote innovation by challenging our ways of seeing. Above all, they assert the strength of our humanity in the face of sickness and misfortune.”
~http://www.clevelandclinic.org/lp/power-of-art/

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Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 29

Big Bling by Martin Puryear

2016 / Pressure-treated laminated timbers, plywood, chain-link fencing, fiberglass, and gold leaf / 40’x10’x38’
Original installation Madison Square Park Conservancy, NY, currently installed at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

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See also: African-American visual artists 2018
https://schristywolfe.com/?s=African-American+visual+artists

Black History Month in Visual Arts~ February 23

Art Is…(Troupe with Mlle Bourgeoise Noire) by Lorraine O’Grady

1983/2009 / Chromogenic print / 16”x20” / Various collections
including Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

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How Lorraine O’Grady Transformed Harlem Into a Living Artwork in the ’80s—and Why It Couldn’t Be Done Today
https://www.artspace.com/magazine/interviews_features/in_focus/lorraine-ogrady-on-the-making-of-her-1980s-parade-performance-harlem-52996

See also: February 23~ African-American visual artists
https://schristywolfe.com/2018/02/23/february-23-african-american-visual-artists/

October 11, 1987~ AIDS Memorial Quilt displayed for the first time in DC

NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt on the National Mall,
photographed by Mark Thiessen in 1996

Fabric, decorative objects, and personal belongings / Panels measuring 3′ by 6′ assembled into larger
12′ by 12′ blocks / Quilt is housed at NAMES Project Foundation headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia

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Previous October 11 posts:

Autumn~ October 11

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/11~

August 24, 1926~ Feminist artist & activist Nancy Spero is born

The Goddess Nut II by Nancy Spero

1990 / Paint and printed collage on five panels of paper / 84”x110”
© Nancy Spero and Leon Golub Foundation for the Arts/VAGA at ARS, New York

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Previous August 24 posts:

Self Portraits~August 24

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/24~

Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries

Aesthetica Art Prize

Categories include: Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media; & Video, Installation & Performance.

Submissions are open until August 31, 2019.
More information here~ https://www.aestheticamagazine.com/art-prize/

Entry is 24 GBP (approx. 31 USD) for one entry. You may submit up to two works in the same category per entry, unless you are entering an Artists’ Film, in which case you may submit one work per entry fee.

Open to entrants of all ages and nationalities.
Details~ https://graphiccompetitions.com/multiple-disciplines/the-aesthetica-art-prize-competition-2019/

The Awards are open to all artist across the world and include a Main Prize of £5,000 (approx. 6,465 USD) and an Emerging Prize of £1,000 (approx. 1,290 USD), alongside publication and exhibition.
Apply here~ https://aestheticamagazine.submittable.com/submit/133496/aesthetica-art-prize