Call for Iranian artists: July 18
Dear Artists and Friends:
Evolving Perceptions, the annual exhibition for Iranian and Iranian
American artists, is holding its 4th annual exhibition in Washington DC
at 505 Gallery in the DC Gallery District. Please read below for information
regarding EP and the Call for Artists. Please encourage all the artists
you know you participate!
4th annual Evolving Perceptions 2000: Call for Artists
We are proud to announce the 4th annual Call for Iranian and Iranian-American
artists for this year's Evolving Perceptions exhibition in Washington DC.
Jurors will be:
* Mahin Ghanbari, the former Art instructor of University of Florida,
researcher, lecturer, and the gallery owner in Chicago
* Dr. Sussan Babaie, a historian of Islamic art and architecture and
a specialist on the arts of Iran, has taught at New York University and
Smith College. She has co-curated an exhibition on Persian drawings at
the Metropolitan Museum of Art and curated an exhibition of Islamic art
at the Smith College Museum of Art.
* Hengameh Foulavand, an accomplished artist and the Executive Director
of Center for Iranian Modern Arts, New York. Ms. Foulavand has played
a major role in the New York art scene and in the promotion of Iranian
This year's theme will focus on Peace. Peace may be approached from
a personal perspective or from a global point of view. The usage of the
theme "peace" may relate to the internal and/or external struggles
of achieving peace and harmony within one's life and with the outside community.
Title of the exhibition will be announced after the work has been selected.
Evolving Perceptions is an artist run organization committed to exposing
and cultivate Iranian and Iranian-American artists, based in Washington
Dear artists please submit the following information for consideration:
· 5-10 slides or photographs, labeled w/name, title, medium,
size, direction indication and wholesale prices
· $25 non-refundable entry fee (check payable to Evolving Perceptions
· Filled out entry form (see below)
· Self-stamped envelope with return address
· Artist's resume and biography
· A statement to describe the thought behind your artwork and
its relation with the exhibition theme, "Art for Peace". Also,
if you are going to create work to reflect this theme, please briefly describe
your vision and send slides of current work. Please send all above items
to: Mahin Ghanbari 9460 Tobin Circle Potomac, MD 20854
Due by July 15st, 2000 A showcase of Iranian and Iranian-American artists
Opening: September 9, 2000, Washington DC Please note that number of selections
depends on the total number of participants.
Art for Peace Evolving Perceptions 2000 4th annual exhibition
Have you participated in any EP event? If yes, please describe:
Have you ever heard of Evolving Perceptions?
How did you hear about this opportunity?
Are you a full time artist? Yes No
Have you enclosed the following items:
____$25 entry fee
____resume & biography
Please mail the above items to:
9460 Tobin Circle
Potomac, MD 20854
For more information please contact Saghar at: 301.610.5260 or Maryam
Please make a copy of this for yourself! Thank you and we look forward
to receiving your submission.
A little bit of history
Evolving Perceptions (EP) was founded in 1996. The mission of EP is
to serve as a support organization for Iranian and Iranian-American artists.
The first EP exhibition took place in Reston, Virginia, at Ovissi Studios,
the following one (1997)was at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
The first two exhibitions were supported by the Iranian American Cultural
Association of Washington DC (IACA). Last year's exhibition (1999) took
place at 505 Gallery on 7th street, Washington DC.
2000 will mark EP's 4th Annual Exhibition. Volunteers of EP have worked
hard with supporting organizations and artists to keep EP alive. Currently,
EP is under the leadership of Saghar Barzmehri, a Washington DC based artist
. Saghar along with other artists in the steering committee have been working
together to create important and much needed support.
The Vision for the Future First of all, we are looking to have EP be
a gathering point for Iranian and Iranian-American artists in the Washington
DC area. Monthly gatherings, gallery and museum visits have been organized
already and we would like to provide more opportunities for Iranian and
Iranian- American artists in the Washington area to gather and network
as well as create collaborative projects to benefit and educate the entire
community at large.
Secondly, EP is trying to develop opportunities to provide scholarships
and exchange programs with artists from Iran. From this perspective, EP
is collaborating with galleries in Tehran to bring 150 artworks of 50 famous
Iranian artists residing in Iran to go to a tour in New York, California
and Washington DC.
Maryam Ovissi, Founder
Saghar Barzmehri, Coordinator
Mahin Ghanbari, Juror & Steering Committee Member
Atti Vakili, Steering Committee Member
Sayeh Behnam, Steering Committee Member
Aylene Fallah, Steering Committee Member
Amy Sharifi, Steering Committee Member