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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Heidi Grace Acuña (they/she) is a Filipinx-American interdisciplinary visual artist from O'ahu, Hawai'i who grew up witnessing her immigrant parents’ hard work and compassion as they cared for adults with intellectual disabilities. Heidi creates dimensional works in ceramics, printmaking, photography, and textiles. In 2022, Heidi received the Edwin T. Pratt Scholarship and had their first solo show (LUSH) at Western Washington University. Heidi’s ceramic work has been published in the Licton Springs Review Literary Arts Magazine, is part of the North Seattle College Permanent Art Collection, and will be exhibited in a concurrent group show (Distribuqueery) at the 2023 NCECA Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. Heidi has  provided artist talks and demonstrations for their sustainable, genderless, clothing brand, Hybrid Honey. Regardless of the medium, their work addresses community, culture, diversity, identity, gender, and mental health. Heidi received their AA in English and Art from North Seattle College and BA in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts from University of Washington with a minor in Art History. Heidi lives and works in Seattle with plans to open an art community center on O’ahu.

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