ACES // Artists of Color Expo & Symposium is a BIPOC-led, community-curated program featuring art exhibitslive performancespresentationsworkshopsfilm screeningsartist talksartist opportunity tables and art marketWe are coming together with intentionality to value our work and see one another as resources, while focusing on the challenges and solutions we face as artists of color in the Pacific Northwest.

ACES 2023 is a hybrid event, presented online and in person. 

May 20 + 21, 2023

12 pm - 7 pm


ACES is FREE to attend, with a suggested donation of $10.

ASL interpreters are available on-site and via Zoom.

Free childcare is provided on-site.

ACES is presented by Shunpike, in collaboration with 4Culture, Artist Trust, Arts Corps, ArtsWA, CD Forum, Golden Bricks Events, Ground Zero Radio, Langston Seattle, Northwest Film Forum, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Refuge Outdoor Festival, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Restored, Black Rock Spirits, Spokane Arts, The Vera Project, and Totem Star.
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Naoko Morisawa

Seattle/ Tokyo
Born in Tokyo, I have been a mosaic artist for decades, currently working in the Greater Seattle area and beyond. I moved from Japan to the Pacific Northwest in the U.S. in 2004. I have exhibited my work across the U.S. in more than 30 states, and in international museums including the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in 2019, the Bellingham National 2019 at Whatcom Museum, the 2014 Dublin Biennale in Ireland, the 2017 National Weather Center Biennale in Norman, Oklahoma, The Currents 2020 National Craft Exhibition in Everett, Washington, the 2021 Artworks Northwest Biennial in Roseburg, Oregon, Brand 49 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper National in California, Seattle Art fair 2022.

Corporate exhibitions include Amazon, GE, Nordstrom.

My artworks have been collected into the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport; the City of Portland, Oregon; and the Cities of Seattle, Bellevue, Kent, and Shoreline, and Walla Walla College in Washington.

My Exhibiting Artists Sessions

Saturday, May 20

12:00pm PDT

Sunday, May 21

12:00pm PDT

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