Call for Art Submissions

3/18/2013 4:00 PM

Call for Art Submissions The Indian American Heritage Project of Smithsonian's Asian Pacific American
Center is looking for artists to create works that use the visual of the
H1-B visa as a motif or inspiration and comment upon the experience of
temporary and tenuous immigration status for Indian immigrants in the United
States.  Themes such as migration, transnational identity, diaspora,
economy, outsourcing and the role and reach of technology can also be
explored.

Final works should be no larger than 6' by 6' and must mount on a gallery
wall.  All media are welcome, including graphic design, painting, drawing,
printing, collage, photography and mixed media.

Interested artists should submit a concept, including a detailed written
description and sketches/images by midnight EST on Sunday, March 31, 2013 to
Curator Masum Momaya at MomayaM@si.edu with the subject line "H1-B".

Upon review of concept submissions by Smithsonian curatorial staff, a small
number of artists will be asked to create the final work and submit digital
representations of it by 5pm EST on Friday, May 31, 2013.

Digital representations will be displayed by Smithsonian's Asian Pacific
American Center in an online gallery, and the winning work will be featured
in an upcoming exhibition, Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the
Nation at the National Museum of Natural History from December 2013 through
January 2015.

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