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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Blanca Santander

My journey as an artist begins in Peru, where I was born. Since I was a child I knew that art was a big part of my life. When I finished school, I went to the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in order to get a degree in fine arts. I began work immediately during my last years of university, doing illustrations for children's books, among many other jobs in order to get by. I came to Seattle in 1996 away from terrorism in my country. Since I worked for NGOs and nonprofits, my life was constantly in danger. Here, I reestablished my career as an artist, exhibiting my art in many places, and teaching as an artist in residence in different schools across the city. In recent years I've been proud to have permanent installations in public spaces, working to contribute to communities through my artwork.

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