Call for Artists for “Lay My Burdens Down” Exhibition

The Charlottesville Black Arts Collective through McGuffey Art Center is excited to announce a call for artists for an exhibition, “Lay My Burdens Down” to take place at McGuffey Art Center in February 2022 (Opening Feb. 4th, 2022). The goal of this exhibition is to take viewers through a journey focusing on their interpretation of what it means to “Lay My Burdens Down” through various artistic mediums including visual art, performance art, and music. The theme is inspired by our people’s collective need for rest and the popular hymn, “Down By The Riverside”: I’m gonna lay down my burden, down by the riverside Down by the riverside, down by the riverside I’m gonna lay down my burden, down by the riverside I’m gonna study war no more To apply, artists will be required to submit their contact information, photos of up to 3 completed works for consideration based on the theme, and a brief statement regarding their interest in participation in this exhibition. Applicants are encouraged to use this space as an opportunity to share or include any additional details they would like the Collective to know regarding their inspiration as an artist, their body of work, or their ideas / thoughts on the pieces(s) they’ve made for this show.

PLEASE CONTACT: Derrick Waller and Kori Price The Charlottesville
Black Arts Collective at McGuffey Art Center cvilleblackartscollective@gmail.com

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