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 - 6:00pm
Seattle Restored presents the ACES Art Market

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Discover unique treasures from 26 Seattle Restored BIPOC makers and artists while supporting our vibrant local community. The market will feature a fantastic selection of products and artwork.

Presenting & Performing Artist...
avatar for Stephanie Morales

Stephanie Morales

I am a homegrown, Seattle born and based artist. Creating art from a young age, I returned to my passion through acrylic and pencil mediums six years ago. Travels throughout the US, Europe, and Africa influence my work which often includes themes of duality and false dichotomies... Read More →

Exhibiting Artists
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Nyema Clark

Avenue South
Nyema Clark (she/her) is founder and Director of Nurturing Roots Farm located on Beacon Hill. She currently hosts workshops ranging from germination to systemic food oppression participating on panels and lectures, sharing her journey as a black female entrepreneur. She is also an... Read More →

Omar Leon

Nature's Elements
Jason Leon was born and raised in the Puget Sound region his entire life. He is a first-generation college student, grad student, and now a first-time business owner. It is a journey that he hopes to continue while building upon the achievements thus far. He enjoys hiking and road-tripping... Read More →
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Sabella Flagg

the monarq
Sabella is an artist, designer, and writer creating under the moniker “the monarq” which is a multidisciplinary art practice. She works with abstraction through a mixture of analog photography, pattern design, and printmaking alongside portraiture. Themes around self identity... Read More →

Sarah Cabarteja

Down the Ave
Hi! We're Down the Ave LLC, founded by Sarah Cabarteja and Rahma Kamel. We're a women-owned, BIPOC team working to spread the joy of game night with diversity and relatable card content. Our team was formed through the University of Washington’s Create A Company Program in the Foster... Read More →

Swati Choudhury

I'm a visual artist and an ex-project manager at Microsoft, India. I’m born and brought up in India where I pursued my education and graduated in Electronics and Communication Engineering. I joined Microsoft, India and worked there for 4 years as an associate project manager before... Read More →
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Teresa Martinez

Owner, Amano
Teresa is a Seattle based artist that creates art & jewelry inspired by her Mexican American culture. She often incorporates and re interprets the traditional Latin American game Loteria into her work. What started out as a need to wear and see things that represented her culture... Read More →
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Xin Xin

Xin Xin is a visual artist who explores healing traumatic emotions through watercolor and paper weaving abstraction. Xin was born in Beijing, China, and emigrated to Washington with her family when she was twelve years old. Xin graduated from the University of Washington with B.A... Read More →
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Yolanda Galery

Owner/Artist, Yolanda Galery Art
Yolanda Galery is a self-disciplined artist based in Seattle. Yolanda works in acrylic and digital mediums. Born in Colorado, her family relocated to Eastern Washington where she spent her childhood. From a young age Yolanda has had a deep appreciation for art. As a child she would... Read More →

Sunday May 21, 2023 1:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Pratt Fine Arts Center - Outdoor Market