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 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Artist Talk: Garima Naredi

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I work primarily in oil paints, charcoal and mixed media 2D art. My work is rooted in realism and storytelling. The themes explored range from spiritual and symbolic to representing the simpler things in life. I like to create subtle textures through brushwork or by combining different mediums together. These patterns and strokes have significance to the overall theme of the picture. I draw inspiration from the moments and places of everyday life, through a subject matter ranging from still lifes, interiors to portraits and family life. Becoming a mother of two has influenced me to explore the now and the beauty and struggle of everyday life.

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Garima Naredi

Teaching Artist, Pratt Fine Arts Center
I was born and raised in India amidst rich colors, ornate patterns and cultural stories. I earned Bachelor of Fine Arts in Applied arts and worked in advertising before moving to Seattle. I further explored my love for classical art and studied realist drawing and painting for three... Read More →

Sunday May 21, 2023 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute - Grand Hall

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