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January 2, 2020

Call for Artists
All Media, Juried Exhibition

Call for Artists – All Media, Juried Exhibition
Deadline: January 24, 2020

Campesinos: Workers of the Land

Exhibit dates: April 1 – May 24, 2020

Preview Reception with Watsonville Film Festival: March 15, 2020
Public Reception: Sunday April 5, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Exhibit Design/Curators: Gabriel Medina and Judy Stabile
Juried by: Consuelo Alba

PVA invites your participation in this invitational/juried all-media exhibit, which seeks to honor the dignity of our campesinos/agricultural workers and farmers.  What do you see, feel, and believe as you pass by our fields every day? How does your artwork represent the issues of dignity, labor, workers’ rights, immigration, and every-day living for migrant workers?  Honor the contributions of farm workers, and capture their celebration of family, home and community. We ask you to make visible, the people behind our multi-billion-dollar agricultural industry in California. In order to feed the country, it is estimated that two million farm workers labor in the fields and on the ranches across the United States, including handpicking the vast majority of fruit and vegetable crops produced here. Farm workers are the backbone of our $200 billion agricultural industry. It is the great paradox of our food system: the very people who work to feed the U.S. struggle to feed their own families. From National Farmworker Ministry.

Click to download “Call for Artists” here: Campesinos: Workers of the Land