Born and Razed: Young Voices

District of Columbia Arts Center

Entry Deadline: Oct. 19

2438 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Born and Razed Exhibition Artist Call

Produced by: Black Artists of DC and DCAC–District of Columbia Arts Center
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm

Open to all media

Submission Deadline: October 19, 2014

Venue: DCAC—District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW, Washington, DC20009

Deirdre Darden

Exhibition Dates: November 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Exhibition Description: In the 2011documentary Brooklyn Boheme, famed director Spike Lee describes the move of affluent, white people to Fort Greene, Brooklyn as part of the “Christopher Columbus Syndrome.” In that statement he diagnosed those people with the delusion that they are discovering a place so fresh and new as if it has never been seen before. When in fact they have just landed in a neighborhood that has thrived for years without their knowledge. When you are old enough to remember something how it once was, then you have experienced cultural change. What does it mean to a city when it’s identity is changed without the city itself changing? And furthermore what does is mean when that city does manage to keep up with its new appearance and transform to a new place?

Born and Razed will bring together works from artist 25 years and younger who’ve reacted to change in their home cities from the perspective of a local. As young people of color in urban places, we see change often happen around us instead of to us or for us. How is this documented in art of those living amidst these environments?

Born and Razed celebrates the value of youth and DCAC’s 25th anniversary.

Eligibility: This exhibition is open to artist 25 years old and younger living in The United States.

Submission Guidelines: Artists may submit up to 10 digital JPEG images, at 300 DPI. For sculptural or three-dimensional pieces, 2 images may be submitted for each work. The submission can be made online or by mail. The images for mailed submissions images must be submitted on a CD, in JPEG format only. No files larger than 1MB. Image files on the CD should be titled as follows: number (corresponding to the Submission Form), last name, first name and title. The same information must also be written on the Submission Form/Image List, including additional requested information.

Please do not send originals. CDs will only be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with sufficient postage is included. Also include a bio and artist’s statement (one page total).

Submission Fee (non-refundable): $30 US dollars for up to 10 images for non-BADC members. $20 for BADC members. Consider joining BADC! Save on exhibit fees and help us build our paid membership. Membership is $40.

Payment: Entry fee can be paid by check, money order or PayPal, payable in US dollars. Please make check or money orders payable to Black Artists of DC

CD and Submission Form to:
Born and Razed
c/o Deirdre Darden
1700 Webster ST NW
Washington, DC 20011

Payment to:
Russell Simmons, BADC Treasurer
1829 Upshur street, NE
Washington, DC 20018

Submissions can be made online. Send the submission form to [email protected] and pay the fee on the same website using our secure Paypal account. Go to or go to and click on the PayPal links. Once on the Paypal page, follow the directions to pay the desired amount. Put Born and Razed exhibition in the note field. You can also pay the membership fee for BADC at the same time.

Notification of Selected Artists: Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than November 1, 2014. Notification will be made by email and/or by phone.

Dates Distribution of Invitations, Catalogue and Special Events: To Be Announced
• Exhibition Dates: November 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015.
• Delivery of work to DCAC: November 19, 11:30 AM – 6:30 PM.
• Installation: November 19 and 20, 2014.
• Opening Reception: November 21, 2014, 7-9 PM.
• Closing Reception and Artists’ Talk /De-installation: January 4, 2015, 5 PM-7 PM.
Artists in attendance can take their work with them after the closing of the reception.
• Deadline to pick up all work is January 5 no later than 6 pm.
Sales: The artist determines sale price. A 30% commission will be retained for all sales of work during this exhibition.

Insurance: Black Artists of DC is providing insurance for the exhibition. The insurance value should be 30 percent less than the price of your work, to reflect the commission that would be paid to the gallery for a sale.

Frames and Mounting: All work must be ready to hang and artists are required to bring their own pedestals.

Shipping and Handling: The artist is responsible for all costs of shipping and handling of their artwork. We suggest the artist insure their artwork through the shipping company if one is used. All shipped artwork must include prepaid return shipping label enclosed in the packaging. If hand-delivered, artist is responsible for insuring work from theft or damage during delivery.

We reserve the right to use submitted images and information for inclusion in the exhibition, catalogs and/or other promotional materials to publicize the exhibition. If you have questions, please send them to [email protected]

Thank you!

Submission Deadline: October 19, 2014
Contact Email: [email protected]

*We reserve the right to use submitted images and information for inclusion in the exhibition, catalogs and/or other promotional materials to publicize the exhibition.

Submission Form/Image Identification List
Artist and Contact Info Name: _____________________________
Email Address: _________________________
Phone: (Day) ________________ Phone: (Evening)__________________


# (ex: 01. Brooking, Daniel, Untitled, Acrylic and oil painting, 20″x20″, 2009, $500) also add this information on the back of each piece, where appropriate.











[ ] BADC Member, $20 for the exhibition

[ ] Non member, $30 for the exhibition

Fee enclosed $_______________
Artist’s Signature_____________________________________Age________Date___________

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