Jamestown Settlement Issues a Call for Artists for Annual Black Artist Showcase in February
Jamestown Settlement is calling for artist submissions for its annual Black Artist Showcase, which will be on extended view throughout February 2024, connecting the past and present through vivid intersections of contemporary art and 17th-century history.
Once limited to one weekend, the monthlong Black Artist Showcase will complement museum gallery exhibits, films and education programs on African and African American history in early Virginia and culminates February 24 with “After Angelo,” named for one of the first African women in Jamestown’s historical record. This annual event reflects on the legacy of African diaspora by celebrating modern African American life and culture through performance, community conversation and art created by professional Virginia-based artists.
New and returning artists are invited to submit their work for consideration by December 15, 2023. The theme for submissions is “the beauty of our lives.” Visit jyfmuseums.org/black-artist-
Programming is supported in part by the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission and Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Inc. Annual Fund.
About Jamestown Settlement
Jamestown Settlement, located on State Route 31 near the Colonial Parkway in James City County, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days.
Jamestown Settlement, an expansive museum featuring indoor gallery exhibits, films and outdoor living-history experiences to discover the world of 17th-century Virginia, is administered by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, an educational agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
Jamestown Settlement admission is $18 for adults, $9 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and under. An Annual Pass, which offers year-round access to both Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown plus daytime events and programs, is $44 for adults and $22 for ages 6-12 and, for Virginia residents, $30 for adults and $15 for ages 6-12. Residents of James City County, York County and the City of Williamsburg, including William & Mary students, receive free admission with proof of residency.
For more information, call (757) 253-4838 or visit jyfmuseums.org.