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Call for Entry: BIPOC is The Theme

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Call for Entry: BIPOC is The Theme




BIPOC is The Theme!
National Juried Exhibition
Juror Tyanna J. Buie
April 8 – May 14, 2022

BIPOC is trendy right now. However Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) artists have traditionally been underrepresented in U.S. galleries and museums.  How do we make this moment in time more than a moment? Singular Black History Month exhibitions do not make up for the decades of systemic racism and omission from our arts institutes. Buckham Gallery acknowledges the need to build stronger relationships with BIPOC artists and our community. “BIPOC is The Theme,” with juror Tyanna J. Buie, is a launch pad to build new collaborations with BIPOC artists. In addition to the traditional cash prizes, Buckham Gallery will select artists to be featured in the 2023 – 2024 season.

Deadline: November 15, 2021

Prizes: First prize $750; Second prize $500; third prize $250; additionally, up to three artists will be selected for exhibition in the 2023 – 2024 season.

Juror: Tyanna J. Buie

A Chicago and Milwaukee native, Tyanna Buie received her BA from Western Illinois University, and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2012, Buie received an emerging artist Mary L. Nohl Fellowship and is the recipient of the 2015 Love of Humanity Award from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors Grant, the 2019 Kresge Artist Fellowship/Visual Arts, the 2019/2020 Grant Wood Fellowship in Printmaking at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, and the 2020 award, a top accelerator award/program funded through gener8tor.  Buie’s works have been acquired by major institutions and private collections nationally, and in 2020, Buie was selected to collaborate with Shepard Fairey on the “Voting Rights is Human Rights” mural in Milwaukee, WI. 

Buie’s work/curatorial work has been reviewed on, Newcity Chicago Cultural Magazine, and featured on Essay’  Currently, Buie is an Assistant Professor/Section Chair of Printmaking at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI.

To learn more about the Juror, visit their website

Submission: $25 for 3 images, $5 for each additional image up to 6

This exhibition will open April 8, 2022 at Buckham Gallery, in Flint, Michigan.


  • This call is for BIPOC artists. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Each artist may submit 3 works for $25, $5 for each additional image
  • Open Media: 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, and video work welcome!
  • All work must be original in concept.
  • Submitted images of work must represent its true appearance and not be altered digitally
  • Artist must be 18 years of age or older
  • Artist must be a resident of the USA
  • Submissions must be entered through CaFE by November 15, 2021. Artists will be notified by December 20, 2021.
  • To apply:


  • The entry fee is $25, 3 works may be submitted for that fee, $5 for each additional image up to a maximum of 6 images
  • All fees must be paid by credit card or PayPal through CaFE site payment platform
  • The entry fee is non refundable, even if shipped works arrive damaged

Selected Work:

  • Selected works must be delivered to Buckham Gallery by March 29, 2022
  • Artists must cover the cost to transport the artwork to and from the gallery
  • All work selected for the exhibition must arrive ready to install*. Works not gallery-ready, or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit. *Art works needing onsite installation will be considered, please contact gallery staff to go over proposal
  • Accepted work that differs significantly from the submitted images or suffers from poor presentation, will be disqualified. Please note that professional-level presentation is a must
  • Work may be hand delivered or shipped. Shipped works must be sent in easily reusable packaging. No packing peanuts!
  • All shipped work must be properly prepared and packed for transport. Upon receipt of work, boxes will be opened and conditions of work will be recorded. Damaged work will not be accepted. Gallery is not responsible for works damaged in transport.
  • All works will be insured during the exhibition.
  • Gallery retains a 35% commission on sales. Works may be “not for sale” (NFS)
  • Exhibited works will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition
  • Works not claimed within 7 days of the end of the exhibit will become property of Buckham Gallery.


  • First prize, $750; Second prize, $500; Third prize, $250
  • Awards will be selected  by juror, Tyanna J. Buie, once the show is installed
  • Artists will be notified immediately of awards
  • BIPOC artists selected for feature exhibitions in the 2023 – 2024 season will receive a $500 honorarium. These selections will be made by Buie and Buckham Gallery’s Exhibition Committee

To apply visit:

Please direct questions to Michele Leclaire via or call Buckham Gallery at 810-239-6233.



This service is funded in part by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment Millage funds. Your tax dollars are at work!

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