2022 Art of Soul! Juried Art Show

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National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center 1350 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce, OH, USA Open in Google Map
Wed - Sat. 9 am - 4 pm
Adult - $6 Seniors, Military, AAA Members - $5 Children 3 yrs. -17 yrs. - $3 OHC & NAAMCC Members - Free

Art of Soul Juried Art ShowThe National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center (NAAMCC) is proud to present its ninth annual national juried art show. The 2022 Art of Soul! Juried Art Show is open now through Sat., Feb. 25, 2023. Twenty-nine artists from across the United States exhibit 43 artworks in response to the theme of Black Love. The artwork represents themes and perspectives related to the African diaspora and African American culture and history.

A nationally known panel of art educators and artists reviewed all entries and selected the artwork featured in this year’s show. The 2022 jurors are:

Dr. James Haywood Rolling Jr., chair of the Art Education programs at Syracuse University

Dr. Rolling Jr. is a Dual Professor of Art Education and Teaching and Leadership in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Education at Syracuse University and chair of the Art Education programs. In his earlier education, Rolling earned his MFA in studio arts research at Syracuse University while studying as a Graduate Fellow in the Department of African American Studies.

Rev. Dr. Rene Wormack-Keels

Dr.  Wormack-Keels is a Columbus fiber and mixed media artist who uses materials, threads, fibers, and other mediums to create social, historical, memorial, and beautiful quilts. She is the founder and visionary of the charitable non-profit Quilting Beyond Borders, a program based in the Caribbean islands that provides opportunities for women living there to learn creative arts for market.

Marshall Shorts

Mr. Shorts is an award-winning Artist, Designer, Brand Specialist, community organizer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Artfluential, a social impact brand + design agency. He is also co-founder of Creative Control Fest and the Maroon Arts group. He serves on several non-profit boards in the city of Columbus. Marshall has presented two Tedx Talks. Shorts has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the Columbus College of Art and Design.

Participants and winners will be recognized at the Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony at the National Afro- American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio, on Sat., February 25, 2023. For more information, call 800.752.2603 or visit our Facebook page.

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