AOTV 2019

August 10-14, 2019
Martha’s Vineyard

Exhibiting Artists include: Adama Delphine Fawundu, Ayana Evans, Daphne Arthur, Delita Martin, Elizabeth Colomba, Jessica Hopkins, Kennedy Yanko, Naima Green, Sonya Clark, and Tsedaye Makonnen

Special Projects Curator: Niama Sandy
The special projects curated section of the fair includes highlights of alumni of AOTV. Exhibition artists include: Vanessa German, Holly Bass, Nona Faustine, Andrea Chung, Zoë Charlton, Stacy Lynn Waddell, Nakeya Brown, Elia Alba, and Deborah Roberts.

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Target Gallery | Torpedo Factory Art Center
Juror: Andy Johnson, Director of Gallery 102

Target Gallery invites artists working in all visual media to apply to My Queer Valentine, an exhibition that will explore love and relationships through LGBTQ+ artists perspectives. The themes and subject of artwork in this exhibition should explore non-heteronormative and non-binary relationships. The tone of the exhibition is playful, fun, and cheeky, so we encourage artists to apply with their perspectives on love (romantic or asexual) with this in mind. To celebrate this exhibition, Target Gallery will be hosting a special Valentine’s Day reception and event in partnership with local LGBTQ+ organizations.

Call for Entries Prospectus
Deadline: September 15, 2019 at 11:59 ET
Exhibition Dates: January 25 - March 8, 2020

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Published by: Homie House Press
Release Date: July 13, 2019

“I’ve heard it said that the Hawaiian language has a word for the in- between stages of growing, living, being, and dying. It’s Mahul. I am familiar with this term but through the xicana lens, its called nepantla. These words encompass the necessary space that we fall into when we are pushed and pulled in more than one direction for long periods of time. The in-between is a space of immense tension equal only to its growth. You may pass through nepantla once in your life, or you may find yourself in it often. There are some, who call themselves nepantlerxs, as they never seem to pull through entirely.. they are continuously grappling with the in- between of all that they are. Nepantla is parallel to fronteras (borders) in that, it is an action of going back and forth and not fully being one thing. Fronteras are meant to guard one from another, but when you are a frontera you are a third entity. You are what happens when two things surge. You are the juncture, you are nepantla, you are something all together new.”

— Adriana Monsalve, First Fronteras