"Latinic" Call For Artists – New Sept. Exhibit

Call For Artists

Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month

Exhibit Name: Latinic

Artwork Drop-Off: Thursday, September 9, 2010 from11am-6pm

Artwork Pick-Up Date: Sunday, October 17, 2010 from 4pm-5pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 6pm-10pm

Exhibit Runs: September 12- October 17, 2010


Design Studio Art Gallery

5702 Baltimore Avenue

Hyattsville, MD, 20781

301-779-4907 o/f  | 202-446-7373 m


Selection Process:

A jury of 3 individuals will select entries.

Submission Fee:

$15 per entry

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and the great diversity of our country, we want to examine issues specifically within the Hispanic community. Hispanic is defined as ‘of or relating to Spain or to Spanish-speaking countries (countries colonized by Spain), especially those of Latin America’. Latino is defined as ‘a Latin American inhabitant of the United States’ or ‘people who speak a language that is derived from Latin: Italian, Spanish, French, and Portuguese’. Both terms are not technically used to describe race; they are used to described ethnic distinction. For our new exhibit Latinic, we are focusing on cultural identity, issues relating to self identity, and societal views and interpretations of the Hispanic culture and community in the U.S. We are also interested in receiving artwork that celebrates the essence of the Hispanic culture be it its diversity, the music and dance, interpretations of the strong family tradition, and political history. We welcome all forms of artwork.

Some questions to reflect on:

What is ultimately the difference between the two terms Hispanic and Latino? Why are people identified as one, but not the other? Is this debate more geographical, cultural, or lingual? Is one term viewed as more positive and/or negative than another?

How do you interpret Hispanic culture? How do you celebrate the culture? How does the culture influence the people? How is ‘Hispanic’ culture identified in this country?

Submission Requirements:

We ask that Artists submit images of their 2D or 3D works. Please submit the image of art in this format: width @ 480 pixels, height @ 378 pixels. If the work does not conform to those sizes, please adjust size closest to that measurement. We want images size-ready so we can easily upload them to our website. Any ideas specifically regarding a special, planned installation must be explained in a minimum of 2 paragraphs along with images of work.

Submit all images and direct any questions to:



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