Las Laguna Gallery - Bring Us Your Dead
TITLE: Day of the Dead
THEME: Day of the Dead
JURY SELECTION IN PROCESS
Opening Reception - Thursday October 6 from 6:30-10pm
SHOW DATE: October 6 to October 29, 2016
Las Laugna Gallery is looking for works inspired by the Day of the Dead.
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. It is an ancient and enduring ritual when the living commune with the dead – a mystical night when the veil is lifted between their two realms and they may share a day together.
The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it is a national holiday, and all banks are closed. The historical roots of this celebration date back to the pre-Hispanic cultures of Meso-America of the indigenous people, especially the Nahua (Aztecs, Mayans, Toltecas, Tlaxcaltec, Chichimec, Tecpanec) and others native to Mexico more than 3,000 years.
Any and all works that reflect the theme of Dia de Los Muertos will be considered.
All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art. From photography to fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, ink, graphite, pastels, etc.
The work must be able to be hung on a wall to be considered.
No work that requires special installation or instructions will be accepted.
* Sorry no jewelry, video or sculpture at this time.