African American artists of NE Ohio are invited to submit work for inclusion in seenUNseen, a curated Cleveland exhibition of selections from the renowned Kerry & Betty C. Davis Collection (Atlanta, GA) and artwork by NE Ohio artists. This is a unique opportunity to have your work exhibited side-by-side with some of America’s finest African American artists. A PDF of the call can be found here.
Kerry Davis is a noted collector of African American art based in Atlanta Georgia. His collection includes works by Romare Bearden, Calvin Burnett, Elizabeth Catlett, Sam Gilliam, Sedrick Huckaby, Richard Hunt, Jacob Lawrence, Richard Mayhew, Mildred Thompson, Clarence White, John Wilson and many more artists of historical significance. The work will be displayed in both The Sculpture Center’s Main Gallery and the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR). Learn more about the exhibition here.
Initial submissions of 5-8 pieces per artist in a digital format will be taken for the first round, from February 15 – April 30, 2019. The final selection of artists will be made from studio visits conducted by Kerry Davis, AAWR, and The Sculpture Center. Submissions in all media are welcome, with no size limitations at this time. A small number of artists included in this show will be invited back by the Archives and The Sculpture Center for a second exhibition in 2020 focusing on larger bodies of work by each artist.