Looking for America: DC
An Art Exhibit on what it means to be American
March 8 - May 21, 2021 (extended!)
Hera Hub DC
5028 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20016
Juried and curated by Philippa P.B. Hughes
Exhibit: March 8 - May 21, 2021
In-person Reception: Tuesday, May 18 6-8 pm.
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In partnership with Client Raiser and Hera Hub DC, the DC area Chapter of Women’s Art Caucus invite members to submit work for a juried exhibition entitled “Looking For America: Washington, DC”.
This exhibit explores the diverse communities of the United States, and challenges artists to share their stories and perspectives on what it means to be American today.
This exhibition is physically located at the Hera Hub location in Washington, DC by appointment.
This is part of a larger project, Looking for America by Philippa Hughes, developed to explore immigration and American identity in various communities across the United States through public art, storytelling, and dialogue.
About the Curator: Philippa P.B. Hughes produces art-fueled projects to spark humanizing and empathy building conversations between people who might not normally meet. As a Social Sculptor and creator of the Pink Line Project, her practice is constructed around the principle that art can inspire a sense of awe and wonder about the world, which inspires curiosity, which inspires empathy. She has designed and produced hundreds of creative activations since 2007 for curious folks to engage with art and with one another in unconventional and meaningful ways. She leads CuriosityConnects.us, a partner in Looking For America a national series inviting politically diverse guests to break bread and talk to each other face-to-face using art as the awe-inspiring starting point for conversation.
About Client Raiser: Client Raiser is a business dedicated to helping artists to increase their client volume and the visibility of their art. Since 2014, Client Raiser’s Principal, Danielle Glosser, has worked with over 130 artists across the country in support of their professional goals. Danielle’s expertise in strategic planning, project management, research, writing, and networking comes from years of working and building relationships in the private, nonprofit, and government sectors on social justice issues from inner-city schools in Oakland, California to The White House. These professional opportunities — coupled with her personal belief that the arts are central to igniting conversation and enhancing human understanding — moved her to help artists with the business elements of their practice and to share their work with the world. Emerging and established artists alike begin with Client Raiser’s in-depth interview process, which results in a tangible assessment of their art practices and concrete next steps for advancing their careers.
Exhibit Location: Hera Hub DC is a respected and women-forward collaborative workspace and community in the heart of Friendship Heights, DC. Since we opened in May 2015, we have showcased the works of over 20 women artists from the local DC area. We are proud to have supported many of them by giving them their first public showing and in some cases, selling their first works of art. Also, since our opening, we have supported over 5,000 women through our membership, events and educational programming. We are also connected with five other Hera Hub locations in Southern California and support our member community now through our virtual programming and networking offerings.