Rising from the Rails, a black history month exhibition was a huge success! The exhibition that featured artists from Chicago, Virginia, and the metro Atlanta area closed on February the 28th.

The Southeastern Railway Museum is excited to announce the Museum Choice Award goes to Chicago based Artist, Jean Lewis. Her submission, The Blues Man (pictured) was a favorite among patrons and staff at the museum throughout the duration of the exhibition.

Congratulations Jean!

RISING FROM THE RAILS: A BLACK HISTORY MONTH EXHIBITION

Featuring works that represent the African American experience as well as the achievements and contributions of African Americans in railroad history.

Hosted by the United Ebony Society.

Opening Reception for this exhibition will be on Friday, February 3, 2017 from 6-8PM.

Free with Museum Admission.

Featuring
Veronica Dominick-Oglesby
Patience Cooper
Gerald Ivey
Jasmine Kinard
Jean Lewis
Aleatha Lindsay
Herman McClenton
Vernon Robinson
Janelle Washington
Alaina Williams

#RisingFromTheRails

The Southeastern Railway Museum calls for artists in the United States to submit works that represent the African American experience. Works may also highlight the achievements and contributions of African Americans in railroad history.

Hosted by The United Ebony Society

MORE INFORMATION HERE

SUBMIT ARTWORK HERE      ARTIST REGISTRATION HERE

Artists must provide easel or stand for all works displayed.

 

The Southeastern Railway Museum calls for artists in the United States to submit works that represent the African American experience. Works may also highlight the achievements and contributions of African Americans in railroad history.

Hosted by The United Ebony Society

IMPORTANT DATES

Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 2017 @ 6PM-8PM

Exhibition: February 3, 2017 – February 28, 2017

ARTIST SUBMISSION

  • Entry Deadline – Wednesday January 25, 2017
  • Eligibility – Artists aged 18 and over working in any medium
  • Fee – $25 for up to 4 works of art
  • Artwork – JPEG Images Only. Must include title, medium, and dimensions

CRITERIA FOR ARTWORK:

The museum’s goal is to achieve a diverse selection of artwork that is of high quality in both concept and construction and is appropriate for display in a public environment.

Specific requirements and objectives are:

  • All entries must be original works by the submitting artist.
  • Works must pose no hazard to patrons.
  • Works must be appropriate for a family audience.
  • Selected works must be ready for installation upon delivery.
  • Works must express some element of the African American experience.

AWARDS/BENEFITS TO PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

  • Museum Choice Award
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Participating artists receive excellent exposure through media and museum traffic.
  • All pieces will be marketed for sale throughout the duration of the exhibition. SRM retains a 20% commission on sold pieces.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Artist Drop Off – Monday, January 30, 2017- Tuesday, January 31, 2017 – Time TBA
  • Opening Reception – Friday, February 3, 2017 – Time TBA
  • Artist Pick-Up – Tuesday, February 28, 2017 – Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – Time TBA

SUBMIT ARTWORK HERE      ARTIST REGISTRATION HERE