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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Saturday, May 20 • 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Artist Talk: Frances Grace Mortel

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The challenges of being a mother, immigrant, and queer artist of color fuel her desire to tell and center stories that examine intersectional truths, navigate intergenerational and diasporic identities, and inspire social justice.

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Frances Grace Mortel

Photographer, Filmmaker, & Community Organizer
Frances Grace Mortel (she/her) is a Filipino photographer, filmmaker, and community organizer. Previously a production designer/art director in the Philippines, she now works as the Communications Strategist for APIC Spokane, serves as part of the board of directors for Spokane F... Read More →

Saturday May 20, 2023 4:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute - Grand Hall