Born April 14~ Howardena Pindell

Artist, scholar, educator, writer, and curator, Howardena Pindell (born April 14, 1943) works across figuration, abstraction, and conceptualism.
Biography on MCA Chicago: https://pindell.mcachicago.org/about/artist-biography/

Memory: Past by Howardena Pindell
1980–1981 / Mixed media on canvas / 126″x84″/ Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Howardena Pindell on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/howardena-pindell/

Further reading:
https://www.airgallery.org/howardena-pindell
https://www.thehistorymakers.org/biography/howardena-pindell-41
https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/howardena-pindell/

Born April 13~ Lezley Saar

Lezley Saar (born April 13, 1953) is a visual artist whose paintings, mixed-media works, and altered books are centered on the human figure and on narration.
Biography on The Women’s Studio: https://thewomensstudio.net/2018/04/30/lezley-saar/

The Silent Woman by Lezley Saar
2015 / Acrylic on fabric on panel / 20″x16″ / Walter Maciel Gallery

Lezley Saar on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/lezley-saar/

Further reading:
https://www.bridgeprojects.com/artists/lezley-saar
https://hyperallergic.com/387952/lezley-saars-melancholic-poetics-of-identity/
https://www.crockerart.org/oculus/legends-from-los-angeles-betye-lezley-and-alison-saar-in-the-crocker-collection

Born April 10~ Marie Johnson-Calloway

Marie Edwards Johnson-Calloway (April 10, 1920-February 11, 2018) was an American artist who worked in the fields of painting and mixed-media assemblage.
Biography on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_E._Johnson-Calloway

School Crossing Guard by Marie Johnson-Calloway
1970s / Mixed media on board / 65″x55″ / Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Marie Johnson-Calloway on Artnet: http://www.artnet.com/artists/marie-johnson-calloway/

Further reading:
https://www.moadsf.org/exhibition/marie-johnson-calloway-legacy-color/
https://hammer.ucla.edu/now-dig-this/artists/marie-johnson-calloway
https://blackartstory.org/2020/11/24/profile-marie-e-johnson-calloway-1920-2018/

January 27, 1825~ President Monroe approves plan to relocate east coast Indian nations to the west

State Names by Jaune Quick-To-See Smith

2000 / Oil, collage, and mixed media on canvas / 48”x72” / Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC

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Previous January 27 posts:

Winter~ January 27

January 27 (music)~

Happy Birthday, Lewis Carroll

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/27~

September 9, 1971~ Attica Prison uprising begins

United States of Attica by Faith Ringgold

1972 / Offset lithograph / 21 5/8”x27 3/8” / Various collections

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Previous September 9 posts:

Hispanic Artists~September 9

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/9~

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