African Heritage Cultural Arts Center Amadlozi Gallery
6161 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, Fl 33142


Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs through the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center Amadlozi Gallery invites professional visual artists residing in the United States to submit works for its upcoming 2015 season of juried exhibitions.


Black History Month Opening Exhibition, January 7th – February 28th

The exhibition will explore the diversity of the African diaspora in the US and around the world.


Women’s History Month Exhibition, March 5th – March 31st

The exhibition will contextualize the contemporary Black female experience.


Visual Art Teachers Celebration Exhibition, Sept 5th  – 30th   

* Must be/or have worked as a visual arts teacher in an education facility

The exhibition will showcase the talents of the visual art teacher.




The Amadlozi Gallery provides quality exhibits that are visually engaging, culturally enriching and intellectually provocative. As one of the few art spaces located within the inner city of Miami-Dade County, the Amadlozi Gallery offers an exhibition space and professional development opportunities for artists whose focus is the Black life experience; however it is open to all artists and works that meet professional standards and are sensitive to the community wherein the gallery resides.


The Amadlozi Gallery has served as host for several outstanding collections, including The Smithsonian Institution, Amistad, Southern Arts Federation, The Black Heritage Museum, Kuumba Artist Collective, and Inner City Renaissance Artist. In addition, numerous artists have exhibited in the galleries, including Jacob Lawrence, Willis “Bing” Davis, Purvis Young, Oscar Thomas, Charles Humes, Gene Tinnie, Charles Mills, John Fayson, Kabuya Pamela Bowens, Omar Thompson, Pierre Nicholas, Robert McKnight, Jean-Claude Rigaud, Baye, Adonis Parker, Bayunga, Ray Parris, Darryn Ferguson, among others.




The Amadlozi Gallery recognizes professional artists who have established a recognized body of original works of art within an artistic discipline, created over a sustained period of time; have established a track record of exhibitions/screenings and critical commentary regarding their work; and are pursuing this work as a means of livelihood and/or a way to achieve the highest level of professional recognition.


Submissions will be judged by the following general criteria:

{C}1.     Degree of artistic excellence

{C}2.     Evidence of an established and recognized body of work over a sustained period of time

{C}3.     Consistency in the submitted body of work

{C}4.     Appropriateness for the curatorial direction of the exhibition


Selection Panel

Adler Guerrier, Artist (Miami)

Maria Elena Ortiz, Perez Art Museum Miami

Aramis O’Reilly, Artist (Miami)

Mikhaile Solomon, Public Art Coordinator, Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation


All works submitted for consideration must adhere to the following requirements:

  • 2-dimensional works of art are to be framed
  • Works must be prepped for hanging or mounting
  • All works must be appropriate to curatorial direction of the exhibition(s)
  • Treated for termite infection


Artists have the ability to sell your work while exhibiting at the Amadlozi Gallery.  The Gallery reserves the right to assess a commission no greater than 20%.



Application Deadline Submissions must be received as a complete application in CaFÉ™ by no later than October 20, 2014.

{C}1.     Submission Process Submissions must be received as a complete application in CaFÉ™ by no later than October 20, 2014 Midnight EST. All materials will be submitted online, via CaFÉ™. There is NO application fee to apply or to use the CaFÉ™ online application system. To view the application, go to www.callforentry.org, register a username and password, navigate to “Apply to Calls,” and search for “Miami-Dade Art in Public Places.” All submissions must be received as a complete application in CaFÉ™. Assistance in using the CaFÉ™ system is available during regular business hours via email at café@westaf.org

{C}2.     Ten (10) images of previously completed work, this may include details. Please accurately identify medium, dimensions, date, location, client/agency, size, budget, completion date, and a brief written description. The CaFÉ™system will prompt you to enter this information with each uploaded image.

NOTE: Artists who work in video, sound, installations and kinetic sculpture may submit a 3 minute video, audio or dynamic media file in lieu of still images to further describe their work.  Artists must submit a complete the application and upload a video file representing the visual component of the work to the CAFÉ™ website. Maximum length is 3 minutes total.

{C}3.     Artist Statement

{C}4.     A current professional resume


The Call to Artists is open to experienced professional artists residing in the United States. Miami-Dade employees, as well as selection panelists and panelists’ immediate family members, are excluded from participation.

If you have any questions, please contact Ashlee Thomas at 305-638-6771 or ashleet@miamidade.gov

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