Centro Cultura de la Raza is seeking artists and poets to participate in our 1st Dia de Los Muertos Virtual Altar Exhibition 2021, presented by the Arts Advisory Committee (AAC), curated by Nanxi Muxo. This is one of many events being planned for Día de Muertos, stay tuned for more events open for the whole community.

This is an open call, and we encourage artists of all disciplines and backgrounds to participate in the longest-running Day-of-the-Dead online event in San Diego.

The Day of the Dead emphasizes remembrance of past lives and celebration of the continuity of life. The colorful altars are art forms and personal expressions of love toward one’s family members who have passed. The purpose of el Día de Los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) is to remember and celebrate the lives lived. El Día de Los Muertos is a celebration that connects the past with the present.

We are learning together how to find a new normal in our lives to continue to celebrate our traditions. For this second year of this pandemic, we are trying to find new ways to celebrate el Día de Los Muertos, while respecting social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Together, let’s make artwork from the safety of our home and use the platform of social media to promote our culture. Everyone has to adjust to new ways to celebrate Día de Los Muertos and create artwork. We are invited to be a part of this 1st Centro Cultural de La Raza Dia de los Muertos Virtual Altar Exhibition.

Only digital artwork for this virtual exhibition!

Categories: Photography, digital drawing, visual art, poems, letters, videos, mixed-media/multi-discipline, painting, and more. All digital submissions are welcome!

SUBMISSION DATES: SEP 30th – OCT 15th, 2021.

For more information or questions please contact Nanxi Muxo the curator at nanzi.muro.photography@gmail.com, link in BIO to register https://forms.gle/msBMfLFZBqtSPKxP9.

Along with this virtual exhibit that is more accessible to the broader community we will also have altares at Centro hosted by Danza Coatlicue. If you’re interested in having a physical altar please contact Eva Sandoval, exsando@gmail.com.

Deadline: 15/10/2021 12:00 am (Timezone: US/Central)

Exhibition Opportunity, Opportunities
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Competition, Opportunities
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Exhibition Opportunity, Opportunities
Apply until 31/10/2021