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  • June 11, 2024

Trickled Down Decadence: Screams for Hope - Deadline July 14th


Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) is seeking visual artists to showcase original artwork for “Trickled Down Decadence: Screams for Hope,” an art exhibition conceived and curated by Wanda Best. The theme of this group exhibition is preventing youth gun violence. Between 2019 and 2021, the number of children and teens killed by gunfire in the United States increased by 50%, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the latest annual mortality statistics procured from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. 

This exhibition serves as an education about the dire need to strengthen gun control laws. It is a cry for help to stop the decadence that is taking over this society with youth killing youth. It is our hope that someone hears the screams of those who lost their lives to gun violence and stand up to be a part of the solution to stop this genocide. The exhibition will be on display in JCAL’s galleries from October 26, 2024 to December 14, 2024 and is part of our Visual Voices curatorial initiative. Artists selected for this exhibition will each receive a $250.00 stipend.