"A DECADE OF ART" Exhibit at the NAAM
ALSO ANNOUNCING OUR 2014
ONYX Spring Show in Richland, WA, closed July 25th, and a resounding success
Onyx Fine Arts Collective of Seattle, Washington presented its Spring exhibit “A Wider View” at the Richland Public Library from June 7 to July 25, 2014.
Artwork featured was produced by 24 artists of African descent from the Pacific Northwest. The exhibit of over 60 pieces of original artwork was a showcase of a broad range of artistic styles from abstract to realism produced by accomplished to emerging artists. All artwork in the exhibit was available for purchase through Onyx Fine Arts Collective.
Onyx Fine Arts Collective, a non-profit organization, will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year. Onyx sees the value in standing tall in a diverse community while understanding the significance of sharing and celebrating commonalities and differences through visual art. Onyx recognized that the visual art voice from artists of African descent in the Pacific Northwest 10 years ago was at a very low volume from about 10 artists originally identified. Through public exhibits and mostly word of mouth marketing, Onyx is now in contact with some 70 artists of African descent, most of whom had never shown their artwork in the public. Onyx was thrilled that their efforts were recognized by the TriCites WSU and African American Community Cultural and Educational Society, as being worthy of their 2014 “Commitment to Diversity” award. This award was given to recognize the success of Onyx in establishing an artistic presence for artists of African descent in the Pacific Northwest. Onyx remains committed to doing their part in making the Pacific Northwest healthy and vibrant through the visual arts.
Special thanks to –
Richland Public Library, Richland, WA
Robin Mitchell, Coordinator, Richland, WA
Moore Family Trust, Sponsor, Pasco, WA
ONYX Fine Arts Collective is a volunteer organization of artists solely supported by grants, donations and volunteerism to make possible our passion for the Cultural Arts. Your generous support is 100% utilized to carry out our Mission Statement to honor the heritage, legacy and contributions of visual artists of African descent (both emerging and experienced) in the Pacific Northwest communities statewide. THANK YOU.
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