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 &
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!


Deborah Grayson Studios said...

Hi Kyra,

Can you confirm this date change? I checked their site and couldn't find anything. See you in DC on the 11! I posted a sneak peek of my quilt here

Kyra said...

Deborah, You'll need to contact the organization directly about the date change. One member let me know there was a new date - and they may have not yet put on website. Again, call them directly.

Best, Kyra

Anonymous said...

did you find out if the deadline date has been changed

Anonymous said...

I received an email today that the deadline has been extended