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Richmond makes call for artists for Black History Month

Artists will have their work displayed in Richmond's Black History Month Exhibition in February.
Black History Month organizers
Shiraine Haas (right), MC of Richmond's 2020 Black History Month opening ceremony, Rhoda Obineche (left), Curator of 2020's black artist exhibition, and BHM organizer Mary Wilson.

The City of Richmond is encouraging all artists from African and Black decent to take part in this year's Black History Month Exhibition in February.

The exhibition celebrates the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present, and their contribution to Canada's history and culture, according to the city's arts and culture department.

Artists will have their artworks displayed, and they will also be given the opportunity to talk to the public via Zoom about their pieces.

Submissions will be accepted from artists across the Lower Mainland, but priority will be given to Richmond artists.

Th exhibit may include different mediums including paintings, drawings, photography, textile arts and other 2D mixed media work. Small 3D pieces may be considered.

Electronic submissions are preferred, however, flash drives, or hard copies can be mailed or delivered. Physical submissions will not be returned.

Artworks will be on display at the Richmond Cultural Centre Upper Rotunda from Feb. 1 to 21.

Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m.

For submission requirements, visit


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