Work Title: 'Mambokadzi'
by Nyasha Madamombe
Ceramics, beads, 16.5 by 14.5 by 13.5in
Made: 2019

Multnomah Arts Center Gallery Presents:

‘Black History is History’ Exhibit

Application Deadline: June 4, 2023

“Black History is History”
ACommunity Group Exhibit, featuring sculptures by Nyasha Madamombe.
Exhibition Dates: July 28 – September 2, 2023

Black History is Historyis a group art exhibition that will be on display July 28 – September 2, 2023, at the Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) in Portland, OR. It is being curated by Daren Todd and Steph Littlebird, and guest leaders of the Gallery Committee this year. Black artists living in Oregon and SW Washington are invited to apply to be a part of this important exhibition. “We are living in a time where our history is being erased, distorted, and ignored on many levels – through our education system, in the courts, and permeating into our daily lives through the media we consume. As artists, we find ourselves in a unique position. At a time when academicians, historians, reporters, and others are being silenced, I believe we have an opportunity to use our work to express and preserve what is being erased. ‘Black History is History’ calls on Black artists from the Pacific Northwest to reflect on the Black experience and to use their work in the continued fight for Black civil rights.” –Daren Todd

To Apply: This exhibition will fill both the gallery and lobby exhibition spaces of the Multnomah Arts Center. Emerging and experienced visual artists are invited to apply. Submissions from filmmakers, musicians, writers, and artists working in other media are also welcome. The application deadline is midnight on Sunday, June 4th, 2023. More information about the show and the online application can be found here. Please email or call 503-823-2787 with any questions.

About the Organization: The Multnomah Arts Center Gallery in Portland serves as an educational venue for the community and a supportive environment for artists to share their work. Artists who show here are residents of Oregon and southern Washington near Portland and are selected by a group jury process. Our exhibits reflect the artistic dynamism of the area, with an emphasis on the following: a wide spectrum of media is shown throughout the year; diverse subject matter is explored; unique perspectives are shared; multidisciplinary and intersectional approaches are appreciated. MAC is a department of Portland Parks & Recreation.

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