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Call for Art

Change is God-Take Root Among the Stars: Black Abstraction in the Midwest-Scheduled for June-July 2022 at Soo Visual Arts Center- Curator Gregory J. Rose

Deadline January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm


"Taking Root Among the Stars' is an exhibition that will illuminate new approaches and strategies for Black Abstractionists to respond to this historical time with the freedom to imagine beyond this earth and beyond the art historical canon. The exhibition title is in reference to the Black Science Fiction Writer, Octavia Butler's two volume collection called "Earthseed”,a story that depicts a society in the aftermath of worldwide ecological and economic apocalypse. 

Curator Gregory Rose is interested in new ways of working and defining black “abstraction”. This new mode is not fixed or dependent upon static ideas. He is interested in seeing shifts, how individuals are redefining limits, showing the complexities of thought, new ways of being are always an abstraction making way for new ways of seeing. The work should reflect a malleable reimagining rooted in Black Abstraction.



Volunteers are an integral part of SooVAC’s success. Volunteers assist with events, audience engagement, our senior programming at Walker Methodist and other aspects of our work. Looking to gain new knowledge and meet like minded artists and art enthusiasts?


Please contact Alison Hiltner, Associate Director, at alison@soovac.org


Looking for a place to expand your knowledge of art spaces? SooVAC offers internship opportunities of all kinds that can help foster your own personal growth alongside our gallery programming. Interns work with our staff, curatorial panel, guest jurors and artists on everything from show design and installation to writing, artist selection to events. Interested in learning more?


Contact Alison Hiltner, Associate Director at alison@soovac.org.