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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Esther Ervin

Esther Ervin Creative Source, LLC
Art Exhibit Curator
Seattle, Washington, us
I am an interdisciplinary visual artist raised in Somerville, New Jersey. I have a BS in Biology and an MFA in Fine Art/Illustration, and have exhibited varied art forms since 1978.

As a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia, I taught art, science and Spanish at a farm school, and later worked with families of coffee growers. Inspired by drawing for the Peace Corps Health Handbook and for a Bogota cardiologist, I decided to resume my study of art.
I explore new techniques, take specialized workshops and enjoy working in various mediums, focusing on environment, politics or abstract works. My jewelry has been exhibited in Washington, Oregon, Beijing, China; Vilnius and Palanga, Lithuania and in Legnica and Gdansk, Poland. I am currently an Artist-in-Residence at Seattle Print Arts Editions Studio.

While consistently generating and exhibiting mixed-media work and jewelry, I curated over 50 exhibitions, served on local and out-of-state selection panels and had five solo exhibitions. I participate in several arts organizations.

ACES is a wonderful opportunity for artists of color and I am pleased and honored to help bring it about. 
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