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 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Artist Talk: Samantha Rae

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I have a great love of portraits, both in photography and painting. Ive spent a lot of time practicing realism and now have been trying to set my paintings apart from photographs. I often find myself drawn to self portraits with some surreal elements. I have always found myself a difficult subject, I think because I struggle to see myself honestly. Depicting a true and accurate representation of myself requires a vulnerability and acceptance that I still find myself fighting for. Painting, in general, is, in a way, like falling in love over and over. I feel in painting a subject it requires you to see it as it is. In all its flaws, beauty, personality and you begin to fall in love with all that is unique about that subject. So in a way, self portraits are a bit like a self love experiment.

Sunday May 21, 2023 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute - Grand Hall

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