Call for Submission: 2012 SACRED MEMORIES Art Exhibition: Deadline Extended

Extended Deadline July 16, 2012


El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument and El Pueblo Park Association will be presenting an art exhibit entitled Sacred Memories: Cross-Cultural Celebrations of Day of the Dead from October 21 to November 18, 2012.  Sacred Memories will explore the world’s rituals that venerate the departed including Dia de los Muertos, first observed by the indigenous people of Latin America, China’s Qingming, Korea’s Chuseok, and other rituals practiced in United States, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.

Artists are asked to submit for consideration two and three-dimensional work (including ofrendas/altars) that examines rituals honoring the deceased and/or pays tribute to departed ancestors.  Interactive and interpretive works will be particularly encouraged.

All submissions must be received by Monday July 16, 2012 by 5pm PST. A maximum of six (6) submissions from each artist will be reviewed. All submissions must be the artist’s original work.

To be considered, ALL The following information must accompany the submission:

1. Artist’s Name: first and last name,

2. Contact Info: 2a. Email address; 2b. Telephone number; 2c. Mailing Address

3. Artwork Info: 3a. Title of work; 3b. year executed; 3c. media; 3d. dimensions

4. Artist Statement: A few words on the piece and how it is related to the Sacred Memories theme.

Artists who wish their entries be returned to them must include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Submissions will be accepted in the following formats:

·    Digital images, i.e. jpeg format (hi-res jpeg 2-3MB is the preferred format)

·      Photographic prints

·      Please do not mail or drop off original work.

CD or prints should be mail to:

Sacred Memories Submission

History Division, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument

125 Paseo de la Plaza, Suite 400

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Hi-Res jpeg (2-3MB) can be submitted via email to:

All email submissions MUST HAVE the following SUBJECT LINE to be considered :

“Sacred Memories 2012: SUBMISSION”

Artists whose work is accepted for the exhibit will be notified by end of August. Upon notification, images of accepted work may be used in the exhibition’s publicity.