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CALL FOR ARTISTS - Living in the Shadows: Underground Immigrant Communities

February 1, 2016
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How will you fill your canvas? (photo credit: "P7281200" (CC BY 2.0) by Cara St.Hilaire)

The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities invites all self-identified women artists to submit materials for possible inclusion in Living in the Shadows: Underground Immigrant Communities, a group exhibition that will be on view from January - April, 2017 in the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Galleries-Douglass Library, Rutgers University (8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901).

An estimated 11.3 million undocumented immigrants are living in the United States with New Jersey among the top 5 states in undocumented immigrant populations. While some states populations are decreasing, NJ's numbers are increasing.* Although invisible to the state, these populations directly impact the economic and social structure of the communities in which they have settled. Although creating underground cultures and networks of commerce and lending, immigration, and housing, the undocumented immigrant populations remain the most marginal and vulnerable groups in NJ and elsewhere is the nation.

CWAH is interested in reviewing artwork that engages subject matter related to undocumented immigration.

Submission information is located through CWAH:

Photo credit: "P7281200" (CC BY 2.0) by  Cara St.Hilaire