Sun, Jan 26|
Jewish Community Alliance (JCA)
For Colored Girls
Give your women's health cause a color...check out these inspirational colored ribbons to bring awareness to any of the many women's health and wellness issues that society should address - https://www.qualitylogoproducts.com/blog/awareness-ribbon-color-symbolism
Time & Location
Jan 26, 2020, 11:59 PM
Jewish Community Alliance (JCA), 8505 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32217, USA
About the event
The exhibit dates for this show is for the month of February at the Jewish Community Alliance.
The deadline for artists to register for our show is January 26th.
Please submit art that will bring attention to the many colors of women's health and wellness concerns. The month of February is Black History Month and on the first Friday of every February, February 7, 2020, we acknowledge American Heart Month, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast.
To acknowledge American Heart Month and Black History Month, FemArt wants to bring awareness to the public of the high risk health issues that all women face today, but pay special attention to the staggering statistics that especially plague black women in the United States. Although disease does not discriminate, there are statistically higher risks for heart disease, diabetes, and maternal mortality among African American women than white women.
Here are a few unsettling stats:
- Cardiovascular diseases kill nearly 50,000 African-American women annually.
- Of African-American women ages 20 and older, 49 percent have heart diseases.
- Only 1 in 5 African-American women believes she is personally at risk.
- Only 52 percent of African-American women are aware of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
- Only 36 percent of African-American women know that heart disease is their greatest health risk.
Learn more facts about women and heart disease:
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, killing 299,578 women in 2017—or about 1 in every 5 female deaths.2
- Heart disease is the leading cause of death for African American and white women in the United States. Among American Indian and Alaska Native women, heart disease and cancer cause roughly the same number of deaths each year. For Hispanic and Asian or Pacific Islander women, heart disease is second only to cancer as a cause of death.3
- About 1 in 16 women age 20 and older (6.2%) have coronary heart disease, the most common type of heart disease:4
- About 1 in 16 white women (6.1%), black women (6.5%), and Hispanic women (6%)
- About 1 in 30 Asian women (3.2%)
Are you inspired yet? We are looking for artwork that can express the sadness of the high maternal mortality rate or even art that relates to the heart or cancers that kills so many women each year. We would also love to see wellness images like yoga or the sisterhood of women who unite and support each other. If you can incorporate a colored ribbon somewhere in your art it is even better, but most importantly let us know what your art is focused on and what ribbon would best be hung with the signage of your information. A simple statement of your focus and purpose of creating the art is requested.
It is important to have your work express your message for women's well being as your visual voice is important to bring awareness to our community. Make your art count and bring understanding of women's needs to the forefront of our society. The work must be 2-D and can be a painting, photo or any artwork that can hang on the wall. Please do not exceed 48" in height or width.
Feel free to ask us any questions about your submissions.
Thank you for helping us promote and support women in Fine Arts!