Welcome to the 12 Freedoms Gained Juried Call to Texas Artists!
CALLING TEXAS ARTISTS 18 and up
"I learned a long time ago that self-dignity and racial pride could be consciously approached through art." — John Biggers,quoted in elton fax, seventeen black artists (new york: dodd, mead and company, 1971), 282. I concur with Dr. John T. Biggers, a visual artist known for his work as a muralist. John Biggers was acultural worker who is one of America’s crowned jewels of cultural work. I believe we have an opportunity before us take the opportunity to bring dignity and self esteem to the liberation African or Black Americans consciously through the arts.
Dr. Biggers was the founding chair and professor of the art department of Texas State University for Negroes; now called Texas Southern University TSU in Houston.
“I decree a cultural awakening, a renaissance, a heightening of consciousness with the speed of a double-time advance. Let us do our part to bring the advance; right here in an epicenter of the arts, Fort Worth, Texas.
Creative ones come forth! Come on let us make the 12 Freedoms Gained when slaves became American, COUNT! " — Tanya M. T. Starks Curator of 12 Freedoms Gained Juried Art Show & President of Armor Bearer MM.
Juneteenth Festival Leadership Unity Unlimited Inc. is hosting a Juneteenth Festival in Fort Worth, Texas. The festival committee has invited Tanya Starks to curate a call to artists.. This juried or judged show will have cash prizes for winners or best of show in nine categories.
THE CREATIVE EXPRESSION CATEGORIES: 1. Fine Arts I: sketch, painting, carving etc. 2. Fine Arts II: media (video, animations and film) 3. Dance 4. Fashion art 5. Drama 6. Vocal Music 7. Instrumental Music 8. Spoken Word 9. Written or Literature
ARTISTS Take the Challenge GIVE YOUR GIFT Create IN Your Own Unique CREATIVE Style
JUNETEENTH Festival Locations Tarrant County COLLEGE Trinity River & SOUTH CAMPUS June 15 - June 19, 2018
Our Distinguished Judges
Burl Washington—Award winning nationally recognized fine art artist. Fort Worth, TX Cheri Justice—English professor at UT Arlington, TX. Don Lee—Journalist DFW, TX. Jerome Smith Educator and musician, Arlington, TX. Lois Tene Jenkins Educator, administrator and dramatic performer Masters in English. Harlem, NY. Lonnie Ford Award-winning veteran actor of the San Francisco Mime, San Francisco, CA. Maxine Shelton—Award winning dancer, choreographer and instructor Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, GA; New York, NY Ron Davis—Award winning Woodcarver and college instructor. Fort Worth, TX. Sylvia Janet Dennis Lott —Award winning international vocalist and director in Gospel/Opera from Atlanta, GA. Tanya Starks —Award winning multimedia artist, author and curator. Atlanta, GA and Fort Worth, TX. Walter Bland—Award winning musician, composer, symphony director of the Atlanta Ascension Youth Orchestra, Atlanta, GA.
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