There’s only a few more days left to submit your entries for this year’s Day of the Dead exhibition! Honor your ancestors & family while participating in one of MCCLA’s most iconic exhibitions.
Day of the dead artist call
Hosted by Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
Aug 20 at 4 PM – Aug 21 at 5 PM
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94110.
Our natural environment manifests the cyclical phases of birth, growth, and death through seasons, animals, vegetation, and the cosmos. The ancestors in native beliefs were not limited to humans. Ancestors also included, fauna, flora, minerals, and elements. A relationship that is fundamental in sustaining the tradition of building altar spaces to honor humans and non-humans alike.
In practice the celebration of the Day of the Dead is a healthy way to grieve, to heal, and to relate with our environment. At MCCLA, our Day of the Dead exhibit has been used as a platform to address socio political issues that have contributed to mass deaths in our community, and has given a safe space to freely mourn our deceased kin.
This year we honor time and our relationship to Mother Earth with gratitude. MCCLA is looking for artists who can create altar installations that represent a season with an element. The central altar will symbolize the sun and will function like a compass that points to the directions of west, south, east, and north where the main altars are positioned.
Along with these altars are other spaces that include a community altar, and an interactive altar. We carry on a tradition where artists, artisans, educators, and overall community members integrate a truly special exhibit that allows us to think of our place on this EARTH in this lifetime.
Please consider any of the following altar spaces.
WEST: Autumn-Men-Air-White. (8” x 12” x 8” is approximation of space size)
SOUTH: Summer-Kids-Water-Blue. (8” x 12” x 8”)
EAST: Spring-Women-Fire-Red. (8” x 12” x 8”)
NORTH: Winter-Elders-Earth-Brown/Black. (8” x 12” x 8”)
We are also considering individual altars from the community. No theme required. Sizes of spaces will vary. MCCLA accepts traditional altars, contemporary installations, paintings, film, new media, photography, video, and poetry.
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