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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Kellie Kawahara-Niimi

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Hi! I’m Kellie and I’m a non-binary + queer + Asian American artist working out of Seattle, WA. While I have an Arts History/Arts Management degree from the University of San Francisco, most of my art experience stems from a creatively nurturing childhood and way too many hobbies.

My work has been shown in galleries across the country and I am currently on the artists roster for the City of Seattle and for Lakeshore Arts. I currently run two small art businesses-- one for my art and commissions and a second to sell merch, apparel and prints. I tend to wear a lot of hats and divide my time between administrative tasks and creating. My insatiable curiosity pushes the boundaries of my work, allowing for explorations into various art forms, mediums, techniques and styles. Currently, I’m working in digital illustrations and mixed media paintings.

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