Call for Entries

Annual Día de los Muertos Exhibition 2021

Overview

The annual Día de los Muertos exhibition at the LCC is designed to showcase artists in our community through altars and artwork. The exhibition hopes to highlight work that is reflective of honoring our deceased loved ones and celebrating all that they represent. 

Exhibition Timeline

Submission deadline:                      Friday, October 8, 2021, by 5 p.m.

Not a postmark deadline

Entries received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Notification of acceptance:           Saturday, October 9, 2021 (by email)

Delivery of artwork:                         Tuesday, October 12- Saturday, October 16, 2021,

10 am – 5 pm

Altar installation:                               October 19-27, 2021 (Tues-Sat) times TBD

Exhibit opening:                                Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 11am

during the Día de los Muertos Festival

Exhibition dates:                               October 30 – November 13, 2021 (Tue-Sat. 10-5pm)

Pick-up artwork & altars:                 Tuesday, November 16- Saturday, November 20, 2021

10 am – 5 pm

Eligibility

  • Artists must reside in the City of Dallas or within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
  • Any medium will be considered; however, artists who exhibit artwork that requires the use of special equipment (computers, projectors, multimedia devices, etc.) will be responsible for providing such equipment for the duration of the exhibition
  • Size limit for 3D artwork will not exceed 15 feet (length + width + depth), with the longest side of the piece not exceeding 7 feet
  • For 2D artwork, the longest side cannot exceed 7 feet
  • Altars cannot exceed 6 ft. x 4 ft., No food or candles allowed. Only battery powered candles allowed. The LCC will NOT be providing tables for altars. 

How to Submit Entries

Please submit the following for consideration:

  • Completed Artist Entry Form
  • Artist statement of 50 words or less – how your piece relates to honoring our deceased loved ones
  • Artists may submit up to three different artworks to be considered (.jpeg format)
  • Entries may be submitted via email, mail and/or in person to: Jessica Trevizo at jessica.trevizo@dallascityhall.com, or 2600 Live Oak St. Dallas, TX 75204
  • For altars, submit/email an altar proposal to Jessica Trevizo at the above email.
  • Incomplete submissions will not be considered

Notification

  • Artists will be notified of selection by Saturday, October 9, 2021, via email
  • Works must be ready for display, including framing and a secure hanging device, if applicable. Artwork that is not suitable for hanging/displaying will not be included in the exhibition.

Delivery of Artwork

  • Selected artwork must be delivered to the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak Street, Dallas, TX 75204 between Tuesday, October 12-Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10 am-5 pm.
  • Mailed entries should arrive at the LCC by the deadline.
  • The Latino Cultural Center’s business hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am- 5 pm.

Contact Information

Jessica Trevizo, 214-670-7952

jessica.trevizo@dallascityhall.com

Mail Submissions to:

Latino Cultural Center

Attn: Jessica Trevizo

2600 Live Oak St.

Dallas, TX 75204

About the Latino Cultural Center:

As a division of the City of Dallas’ Office of Arts and Culture, the mission of the Latino Cultural Center is to serve as a regional catalyst for the preservation, promotion and development of Latino/a and Hispanic arts and culture. Designed by internationally recognized Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, the 32,500 square foot facility features a 300-seat auditorium, two outdoor plazas, two galleries spaces, and a recently completed 5,200 sq. ft. multi-form theater space.

OAC vision: An equitable, diverse, and connected community, whose residents and visitors thrive through meaningful arts and cultural experiences in every neighborhood across Dallas.

https://dallasculture.org/