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Saturday, November 12, 2011
CALL FOR ART!!!! HISTORIC ALONSO BUILDING
Press Release For Immediate Release
The Brownsville Historical Association is calling all artists for submissions to the 4th Annual Virgen de Guadalupe Exhibit.
Brownsville, October 2011 - The Brownsville Historical Association is calling upon area artists to participate in the 4th Annual Virgen de Guadalupe exhibit, guest curated by Luis Contreras II. This year's exhibit is entitled, Rosas de Castilla en Diciembre/ Castillian Roses in December, commemorates the wondrous legend of the Virgen de Guadalupe's appearance to Juan Diego in Tepeyac.
On December 9. 1531, a dark-skinned lady appeared to Juan Diego at a place where his people worshiped an Aztec Mother Goddess. The Lady told Juan to go to the Bishop to request that a church be built. The bishop demanded a sign.
Three days later, the Lady appeared again, instructing Juan to offer the bishop a bouquet of Castillian Roses that were miraculously blooming from the barren hilltop in December. Juan wrapped the blooms in his apron. Upon opening the tilma for the bishop, the roses dropped to the ground and a perfect image of the Lady appeared in the garment.
Her story is centuries old, but her endless promise of peace, love, and compassion continues to inspire.
For the exhibition, we are seeking submissions from artists with an historical and/ or creative representation of the Virgen de Guadalupe. Works can stem from a traditional standpoint or a conceptual basis. They should reflect the culture, identity, and honor specific to the celebration of our Lady. Submissions can be in the form of visual art: paintings, drawings, watercolor, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, jewelry, writings, and poems.
All submissions will be considered regardless of the artist's location, however, artists are responsible for dropping off and picking up, or shipping their work o the BHA. Any work not picked up by by the designated date will become property of the BHA. The number of works permitted depends on scale and the number of participating artists. All work should include the artist's name and contact information. Artwork should be clean and in presentable condition, framed and ready for hanging. All work should include the following information:
Title of Artwork
Send or drop off artwork at:
Historic Alonso Building
510 E. Saint Charles Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
956-541-5560 or 956-554-4965
Dates for Drop off:
Tuesday, November 15: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16 - Saturday, November 19: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Pick up dates:
Tuesday, January 17: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 18 - Saturday, January 21: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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