Black and Brown Gallery 2016| Call for Art

Theme: The Commons | The Other

The Urbano Fellows, in collaboration with lead artist Salvador Jimenez-Flores, developed an interactive, multi-purpose, movable sculpture. The Fellows are now transforming this movable sculpture into a gallery that will showcase young artists’ works that speak to the theme “The Commons | The Other.” We are conducting an open call for Boston-based youth artists’ submissions to be exhibited in the Black and Brown Gallery

“Social identities are relational; groups typically define themselves in relation to others. This is because identity has little meaning without the “other”

– Andrew C. Okolie, Identity: Now You Don’t See It; Now You Don’t (2003) 


What does the theme "The Commons | The Other" mean to you?
How are people who are different than us identified?
What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “the other”?
How does “Otherness” relate to identity?
In what ways do you consider yourself an “Other?”
How is “The Other” represented in your neighborhood? 

General Requirements:

  • Must be Boston based

  • Ages 14-22

  • No Bigger than 18” x 24”

  • Artwork must be inspired by the theme “The Commons | The Other”

  • Artwork must be ready to hang and include installation instructions, if


Submit up to 3 digital images of your work (all media welcomed) to by Friday, December 2


Faizal WestcottComment