Harlem Renaissance Art Contest, Reception and Display

Deadline to submit art for this competition is January 18th, 5 pm

Opening Reception is February 1st at First Friday Art Walk.
Awards Ceremony is February 22nd.

Interested in participating? Download a brochure here: Harlem Renaissance Contest Brochure

Brochures can also be picked up at AoA, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm.

The Harlem Renaissance is credited as one of the most creative and intellectually productive eras in African American history and for its lasting influence on American culture. 

From its beginning following WWI (1918) and through the early 1930s, as African Americans moved north, this pivotal movement galvanized musicians, writers, and visual artists such as Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Romare Bearden, Eldzier Cortor, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Archibald J. Motley, and Henry Ossawa Tanner, among many others. 

Themes of identity and cultural legacy were paramount—as was a commitment to experimentation and a determination to realistically express the African American experience.

This competition is presented in conjunction with an exhibit at the Museum of the Albemarle during the month of February, 2019.