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Cultural Reflections: RAM Community Art Show

June 15 – August 13, 2022

Entry Deadline: Saturday, May 14 at 4:00 pm 

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Express Yourself

Expressions of cultural connections and traditions can take the form of many things—including food, literature, dance, craft forms, and visual art. Different societies, and individuals and groups within them, have various ways of reflecting significant aspects of their heritage. We invite YOU to create art for Cultural Reflections that emphasizes aspects of your culture, heritage, family traditions, or way of life.

This theme was inspired, in part, by the work of Haitian-born artist Edouard Duval-Carrié whose work is on loan to RAM for display in Blurry Boundaries: Contemporary Artists, Imagination, and the Spaces Between through August 27.

Looking at historical romanticized paintings, Duval-Carrié created an imaginary landscape that emphasizes the importance of cultural identity in the Caribbean.

Committed to supporting diverse artists, voices, and audiences, RAM is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Black Arts Council of Racine (BACR). The BACR has worked with RAM staff to develop Cultural Reflections and invited artists to participate. Artists not associated with the BACR, but affiliated with RAM in other ways, are also encouraged to participate—please see below for details.

Questions? Please contact RAM Curatorial Assistant Kendra Voelz via email at [email protected] or by calling 262.619.3541.

Landscape painting in blacks and blues depicting a large body of shimmering light blue water surrounded by dark trees and flora. A man's head with different sized eyeballs is peering out of the water near the bottom center and is staring at the viewer.
Edouard Duval-Carrié
Lost at Sea, 2014
Acrylic, glitter, and resin on aluminum panels
94 x 144 inches
Art Bridges

Cultural Reflections: RAM Community Art Show

June 15 – August 13, 2022

Entry Deadline: Saturday, May 14 at 4:00 pm 

DOWNLOAD PROSPECTUS (PDF)

Express Yourself

Expressions of cultural connections and traditions can take the form of many things—including food, literature, dance, craft forms, and visual art. Different societies, and individuals and groups within them, have various ways of reflecting significant aspects of their heritage. We invite YOU to create art for Cultural Reflections that emphasizes aspects of your culture, heritage, family traditions, or way of life.

This theme was inspired, in part, by the work of Haitian-born artist Edouard Duval-Carrié whose work is on loan to RAM for display in Blurry Boundaries: Contemporary Artists, Imagination, and the Spaces Between through August 27.

Looking at historical romanticized paintings, Duval-Carrié created an imaginary landscape that emphasizes the importance of cultural identity in the Caribbean.

Landscape painting in blacks and blues depicting a large body of shimmering light blue water surrounded by dark trees and flora. A man's head with different sized eyeballs is peering out of the water near the bottom center and is staring at the viewer.
Edouard Duval-Carrié
Lost at Sea, 2014
Acrylic, glitter, and resin on aluminum panels
94 x 144 inches
Art Bridges

Committed to supporting diverse artists, voices, and audiences, RAM is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Black Arts Council of Racine (BACR). The BACR has worked with RAM staff to develop Cultural Reflections and invited artists to participate. Artists not associated with the BACR, but affiliated with RAM in other ways, are also encouraged to participate—please see below for details.

Questions? Please contact RAM Curatorial Assistant Kendra Voelz via email at [email protected] or by calling 262.619.3541.

Entry Requirements

  • If you have taken a class within the last five years at RAM’s Wustum Museum, or are currently enrolled or teaching, you are invited to enter one work of art. Or, register today for an art class or workshop to become eligible. Entry is also open to Racine Art Guild members, Racine school teachers, RAM staff, and volunteers. There is no fee for entry.

  • Your entry must have been created within the past three years, and may be either two- or three-dimensional. Frames of 2-D work must be a minimum of eight inches and a maximum of 72 inches in any direction. 3-D work must be no larger than 72 inches high x 48 inches wide x 48 inches deep. Sizes outside these requirements are unacceptable. Work must not have been previously exhibited at RAM’s Wustum Museum or RAM. Due to space limitations, final selections will be at the discretion of RAM staff.

  • Any medium may be used––clay, wood, paper, metal, wax, paint, textile, photography, printmaking, collage, assemblage, etc.

  • All entries must be ready for display upon delivery. 2-D pieces must be wired for hanging. Sawtooth hangers are not acceptable. If artwork is not properly prepared for display, it will not be included.

  • Each work must have a complete identification label attached. RAM exhibition and marketing materials will list art media per submitted Identification Label. RAM reserves the right to alter information for clarification and to adhere to branding guidelines.

  • Please provide a retail sales price to make your work available for purchase at the close of the exhibition. If not, please indicate NFS, for “not for sale,” on the identification label. Please note that a 40% commission will be collected. 10% of any commission from Cultural Reflections: RAM Community Art Show will go to the Black Arts Council of Racine, 30% of the commission will go to RAM.

Important Dates

Drop-off of Entries

Please bring your entries in person to RAM’s Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine. All entries must arrive at Wustum no later than 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Designated drop off times are from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14.

Exhibition Dates

June 15 – August 13, 2022 at RAM’s Wustum Museum

Virtual Exhibition Tour on Facebook Live

Participants will be notified via email of the date for a Live Virtual Exhibition Tour that will later be posted on YouTube. Details will also be shared online at ramart.org and via RAM social media channels.

Return of Work

Artists must pick up accepted work at RAM’s Wustum Museum on either Monday, August 15 or Tuesday, August 16, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Unclaimed artworks are subject to a $5/day storage fee, and will become the sole and unrestricted property of the Racine Art Museum on September 30, 2022. Please claim your art.

Diversity

RAM is committed to supporting diverse voices––whether that diversity reflects race, gender, sexuality, age, ability, social standing, or world perspective. To that end, RAM acknowledges historically underrepresented artists, including artists of color and Indigenous and women artists, on a wall label in exhibitions. Artists are invited to indicate at drop-off whether they would like to be acknowledged as a person of color. This information is used to better understand the community that RAM and Wustum serve but individual names are not specified on the wall label.

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