Sunday, January 04, 2009
Call for Entries: Mermaid and Merwomen in Black Folklore
Less than 20 days for the call for entries into the juried exhibition for art quilters/ doll artists, February 20–March 31, 2009, at the Avery Research Center for African American History &
Culture at the College of Charleston. Deadline is January 20, 2009. UPDATE - the deadline has been extended to Jan 25th!
According to the call: "Enslaved Africans along the coast of South Carolina brought some of the first tales of mermaids and merwomen to America. Many of these folktales were stories of African ocean and river goddesses. Because of the rich oral traditions of these peoples, few if any of these stories were written until they were recorded by collectors of folk tales toward the end of the 19th century. You are invited to share your visual interpretation of these myths by creating a Black Mermaid/Merwoman in an art doll or art quilt." Click here for more information. Enjoy!