Barbed is pleased to present the seventh call for submissions, entitled South West Detroit.
Fifteen artists will be selected to be featured in the seventh issue. The selection will include local artists living in the area, and, although priority will be given to artists living in South West Detroit – Mexican Town, artists living in the surrounding regions, including Windsor in Canada, are encouraged to apply.
For this issue, we invite artists to submit work related to the history of and their relationship with the area. South West Detroit has had a rich Mexican heritage owing to people who moved to Detroit in the 1900s, and, while its population was predominantly from Mexico originally, it is now a thriving multicultural neighborhood. The call for submissions is intended to inspire artists to share their stories and works about their experiences living in, working in, passing through, and visiting Mexican Town. The issue wants to represent an alternative narrative based on personal experiences not only from artists but also from business owners, cultural trailblazers, and ordinary citizens with the aim of cultivating an authentic vision of the neighborhood. Submissions should include artwork that is experimental, including anecdotes, confessionals, personal and love notes, and classifieds, to mention a few samples.
The deadline for submission is December 21, 2018, at 11:59 PM.
Image above: Inside-look of Tamaleria NUEVO LEON, a local business selling traditional-style tamales, where featured artist Elton Monroy Durán, was commissioned to do a mural on the exterior of the building located at 2669 Vernor Highway, Detroit, MI.
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