Xingonx (Chingona): “someone who is very smart, intelligent and can do things quickly; to aspire; a maker of their own camino, this is their path and they will follow it, regardless of what society and culture says”.
“Ser muxer: lo que (no) me dijo mami about being a Xingonx” will be a show about the relationships among muxeres.
It will focus on how relationships with other muxeres have empowered and or inspired muxeres to follow their own caminos despite social, gender and cultural norms. The call is for womxn who use art as a method of communicating their ideas about this topic. The work may include celebration, unresolved feelings and lingering conflict in regards to these relationships.
This is open to all womxn. Transwomen and gender nonconforming folks highly encouraged to submit.
Exhibition will run from April 6th, 2018 – May 5th, 2018
DEADLINE to Submit: March 1st, 2018. We will notify those whose work has been selected via email no later than March 15th, 2018.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Email ElComalitoCollective@gmail.com the following, using “Ser Muxer” in the subject line:
• Name, email, phone number and location (for print and promotional materials)
• A Picture to be used along with your Bio
• A Brief Bio and Artist Statement of no more than 350 words each
• A Brief Description of each piece submitted.
•Limit is up to 2 submissions with high resolution images of each, with titles, media, dimensions and prices
• We will accept all forms of media but we are a small humble gallery so we ask that the work submitted be no bigger than 3ft x 3ft in size
• All selected artists are responsible for getting their work to El Comalito Collective (Vallejo, CA) by Sunday, August 6th and for picking up their work no later than Sunday, October 8th, 2017 during our regular business hours.
After October 8th a $5 storage fee per piece per day will apply.
• All work needs to be ready to exhibit (framed and/or ready to hang with all hardware provided).
El Comalito Collective collects a 30% commission for all sales during the exhibit and will email selected artists an Artist agreement with all of the terms for the work. Submitted works do not have to be available for sale.
About the Curator:
Karen Tafoya-Delgado is a Xicana from Central California. She received dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Chicana Studies and Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2010. Born to two immigrant parents, Karen has been writing poetry and blogging for the last 17 years and slowly finding the courage to call herself an artist.