The fabric of the United States is and was always made of many-colored threads. Lately these threads are frayed. There is outrage and fury emanating from people in response to inequality and injustice which have increasingly revived calls for civil rights, cultural sensitivity, and for protecting vulnerable groups from discrimination and hate crimes. Art can be a powerful catalyst, both for social protest and for promoting harmony and unity among us.
As the name implies, the exhibition US All seeks to show the diversity that binds us and is woven into the fabric of our country. In this exhibition, we seek to showcase diversity through portraits of our pluralistic, multi-ethnic/multi-cultural peoples. These can be portraits of people in all artistic mediums: photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, etc. We show our art of people to promote our inclusive, harmonious diversity. This begins by including artists of all races and cultures, of all ages and genders. The subjects should also reflect the same diversity and multi-faceted images of America. We seek to celebrate the power of unity by showing ‘US All’. Who are we All? We are America. We are comprised of the indigenous, the immigrants and children of immigrants, and the descendants of enslaved peoples. We are of diverse races, religions, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, ages and genders. We will focus this exhibition on those images that make us unique and when taken together form our American Mosaic.
Bibiana Huang Matheis is an artist, curator and photographer. She curated nearly a hundred physical and virtual exhibitions, from a single artist to hundreds, in all types of art shows in New York’s top galleries, museums and art centers. Presently, she is a curator and Virtual Exhibition program director for the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden in North Salem, New York. Her own work has been on exhibit worldwide, including in the National Museum of African American History and Culture – Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (on display and in the permanent collection).
All artists’ submissions must be entered through our online entry form. Each entrant must create a username and password in order to complete their submission (if you have any challenges with this please call the event coordinator, Jillian Doherty (203) 775-4526).
Each applicant may submit up to five pieces of work for consideration.
Each applicant must submit an artist statement, an entry statement, and each submission needs a piece description. These statements may be used in the virtual exhibition on Brookfield Craft Center’s website.
Brookfield Craft Center will retain a 40% commission on sales of all work while it is in our possession.
Entries are due by: May 15, 2021
Notification of acceptance: May 28, 2021
Items that will be displayed in the Gallery are due: June 14, 2021