MLK COMMISSION SUPPORTS GOODWILL BHM ART EXHIBIT COLLABORATION

Black History ART EXHIBITION
A collaboration of Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio’s Coming Together
for Good Program and Stark NAACP.

THEME
Celebrating, remembering, and recognizing the achievements by African Americans and their role in
US History and within their communities.

Goodwill’s Coming Together for Good Program and Stark NAACP are excited to present this exhibit
that will hang at The Ken Weber Community Campus.

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for
recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the
event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and
other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every
U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other
countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to
celebrating Black history.

This exhibition is open to local artists or photographers, including high school students.
Submission pieces must be two- dimensional, and all genres and media will be considered.

This show is meant to showcase artwork surrounding African American Heritage, life, and
experiences. All mediums and subject matter are welcome and will feature the works of African
American artists and non-African American artists who depict the African-American experience.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Diane Pilati, Manager of Community Relations and Fund Development, dpilati@goodwillgoodskills.org
or 330-617-4734

LOCATION
The Ken Weber Community Campus at Goodwill • 408 Ninth St. SW • Canton, OH 44707

ELIGIBILITY
Adult submissions may be from any artist living or working within Stark County.

Student submissions will be accepted from any 9ᵗʰ-12ᵗʰ grade student currently enrolled in a
homeschool program or public, private, or charter school within Stark County.

Acceptance of pieces will be subject to alignment with the mission of both Goodwill Industries of
Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio and Stark NAACP

ARTWORK
Stark County artists are invited to submit up to two pieces of original work. All styles,
2-dimensional work up to 36 inches in any direction and must be manageable by one person. All work
will be considered based upon ability to hang safely on the walls of the Ken Weber Community Campus
at Goodwill.

Artwork must be submitted ready to hang either framed or matted with a hanging system on back of
the piece. Please note:
• All works on paper, including photographs, must be framed or matted. Glass and
Plexiglas must be clean inside and out, unscratched, and intact.
• Frames must be in good condition, free of scratches and loose corners.
• Mats must be clean and smoothly cut.
• A hanging wire must be firmly attached to the back of frames with screw-eyes or
D-rings, and the wire not exceeding the top of the frame. For matted submissions a hanging wire
must be securely attached to the back.

• 2-D pieces with saw tooth hangers will not be accepted.
• Artwork must be completely dry at time of submission.

SUBMISSION OF ARTWORK – DIGITAL IMAGES
Please submit up to two works for consideration via email to info@goodwillgoodskills.org using the
subject line BLACK HISTORY MONTH ART EXHIBIT.

Please include name, email address, phone number, along with title and short description of
submitted piece(s). For student submissions, please include currently enrolled grade and school
name.

If you are having technical issues, contact Diane Pilati via email at
dpilati@goodwillgoodskills.org. Two-dimensional work only will be accepted. There is an opportunity
for film imagery to also be showcased. No larger than 36” in any direction, that can be managed by
one person. Please consider that it will be on display at a public space. In the case of sales,
the gallery will share ONLY contact information to interested parties. All sales will take place
privately through the artist.

ENTRY FEES FOR ARTWORK
There is no fee to submit artwork for this exhibition.

TIMELINE
Online (digital) Artwork Submission Deadline: Friday, January 28, 2022 Notifications of Entry:
February 2, 2022
Delivery Dates: February 7th –11th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm or by appointment. (Please contact Diane
Pilati at dpilati@goodwillgoodskills.org)
Show Reception: TBD (waiting on COVID protocols)
Show Opening: February 14, 2022, during normal business hours Show Closing: March 31, 2022
Pick-Up of All Work: April 4ᵗʰ – 8ᵗʰduring office hours (8am – 4:30pm) or by appointment

EXHIBITION DATES
Monday, February 14, 2022 – Thursday, March 31, 2022 (during normal business hours)

PICK-UP
Submission may be picked up April 4 – 8, 2022, during normal office hours (8:00 am – 4:30 pm).
Arrangement can be made for other times. All work not claimed by the end of the pick-up time
becomes the property of Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio.

SAFETY AND SECURITY
Every effort will be made in the care and security of each work. Please be aware that this is a
public space that is locked each evening and is generally only open during business hours. We are
not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged work, and are not insured as a traditional gallery. We
are a community center that uses this space as a center for direct service and care of the
community. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Diane Pilati with questions.

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