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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Sunday, May 21 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Artist Talk: Blanca Santander

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I have been a member of the BIPOC community here in Seattle for many years, and now I have the opportunity to share a project that comes from an issue that affects the Latino community. In 2020, I created an exhibit titled "Testimonios," which contained artwork featuring testimonies of children separated from their parents after crossing the border and being detained in facilities. This project was never physically exhibited due to the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, so as a result, it was turned into a video exhibition. This video is something I wish to share at the ACES venue because I want to spread awareness about an issue that could just as easily happen again. Even though the policy to separate children at the border has ended, there are more immigrants detained in the U.S. now in 2022 than ever.

Exhibiting Artists
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Blanca Santander

My journey as an artist begins in Peru, where I was born. Since I was a child I knew that art was a big part of my life. When I finished school, I went to the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in order to get a degree in fine arts. I began work immediately during my last years... Read More →

Sunday May 21, 2023 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute - Grand Hall

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