Philly’s 14th Annual Black Women’s Arts Festival (BWAF) calls for performers/presenters and helpers

Philly’s 14th Annual Black Women’s Arts Festival (BWAF) calls for performers/presenters and helpers

This Deadline Expired: Monday, September 14, 2020

Philly’s 14th Annual Black Women’s Arts Festival (BWAF) seeks artists in all media, including singers, dancers and other performers & poets, storytellers and inspiring others to participate in this year’s event, Saturday-Sunday, September 19-20, 2020 – live streaming (by Zoom) from your home or studio. Short film submissions and workshop presenters/speakers/panelists also wanted. Artists will receive a stipend still to be decided based on fundraising. 

Volunteers (and interns) of all colors and genders are also sought to assist in planning and organizing for this event. 
Because BWAF is 100% online this year, they are happily able to accept submissions from black female artists from all over the world, provided you, or the person receiving payment, have a social security number or an employee identification number (EIN).

If you would like to join in creating some much-needed beauty and inspiration during these challenging times, BWAF would love to create and work with you! As always, all respectful persons are welcome to attend or view performances, and volunteer! (All black female featured artists and presenters.)

Artists, presenters, volunteers/interns, and media, please contact Cassendre Xavier, Founder & Director by: Email: BWAFphilly@gmail.com

Donations can be sent via Paypal to cxmusic@gmail.com (Please use the Friends & Family option) or use the link https://paypal.me/CXInspiration

Learn more here

Jennifer Baker is a visual artist working in varied media including: painting, monotype, sculpture, and installation. Her images of Northern Liberties document the changes in that Philadelphia neighborhood over a period of 30 years, from the fires and the wrecking balls of the 1980s and 90s to the runaway construction of the 2000s. Other images explore the central Pennsylvania town of Centralia where an underground fire has burned in a coal seam for over 50 years. These pieces have a roughness and immediacy in their execution that matches their subject matter. Her life size sculptures and installation pieces show another side of her interests, and most recently she has been working on a series of drawings documenting her life in the time of coronavirus. All of these pieces have in common an interest in narrative and a sense of place and memory.
Jennifer Baker
Jennifer Baker

Jennifer Baker is a visual artist working in varied media including: painting, monotype, sculpture, and installation. Her…

Jennifer Baker is a visual artist working in varied media including: painting, monotype, sculpture, and installation. Her images of Northern Liberties document the changes in that Philadelphia neighborhood…

Jennifer Baker is a visual artist working in varied media including: painting, monotype, sculpture, and installation. Her images of Northern Liberties document the changes in that Philadelphia neighborhood over a period of…

Serena Saunders (MsPassionArt)
Serena Saunders (MsPassionArt)
Nancy Kress is an InLiquid artist member.
Nancy Kress
Nancy Kress

Nancy Kress is an InLiquid artist member.…

Nancy Kress is an InLiquid artist member.…

Nancy Kress is an InLiquid artist member.…

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Kirby Fredendall
Kirby Fredendall

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural…

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural lines describe the play of light and wind across the water, while softer marks…

I enjoy the manipulation of materials and how process itself contributes to the life and form of the image. Dramatic, gestural lines describe the play of light and wind across the water, while softer marks add life to the…

Yixuan Pan
Yixuan Pan
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