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Online Exhibition Presented by SFAA

SF Artists Alumni (SFAA) is seeking submissions of image and video based works by SFAI alumni for the SF Artists Alumni’s exhibition project Labor and Immigration. This exhibition will take place over two months on the SFAA Instagram Exhibitions Platform @sfartistsalumni, starting in June and continuing through late July. Five of the participating artists will be invited to speak about their work in more depth in an open Zoom platform talk discussion on June 19th moderated by SFAA Exhibitions & Program Lead Beth Davila Waldman. All participating artists will be encouraged to attend and participate in a lively discussion surrounding this project.

Deadline for submissions: MAY 31, 2021



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Image: Embassy of the Refugee, Caleb Duarte

Labor and Immigration are intertwined and are part of multiple societal systems—as people take journeys to find work, sustenance and better opportunities. Even in domestic settings people often travel for long distances and change lifestyles for a better tomorrow. How does immigrating to a new location change your life? Are there objects that represent that labor and convention to coming and going, the movement that is in most of our lives. How do you translate your life experiences related to labor and immigration?


Panel Discussion with Artists

On June 19th, 10 AM PDT, SFAA Exhibitions & Program Lead Beth Davila Waldman will lead a Zoom talk discussion with five of the participating artists about their works. Stay tuned!


Project Curators

Southern California - Los Angeles - TOBA

Toban Nichols

Southern California

Los Angeles Liaison

California - San Francisco - Cristina Ve

Cristina Velazquez


San Francisco Liaison


Beth Davila Waldman

SFAA Exhibitions & Program



Submission Guidelines

Submit your work per the submission requirements to Please submit your works following the specifications below by May 31st, 2021.

Image Specifications:

  • We are only accepting .jpg files.

  • At least 1500px on the shortest side, 72dpi.

  • Images must be named in the following format: “FirstName_LastName_01.jpg”, etc.

Video Specifications:​

  • Videos must be NO longer than 1 minutes.

  • Videos must be named in the following format: “FirstName_LastName_01.mp4”, etc.


Email Specifications:

  • Files: Please directly attach your images/videos to the email. 

  • Email Title: Please state "Submission: SFAA Labor and Immigration” in your subject line of your email.

  • Information: Please fill in the info below in your submission email:


First Name:

Last Name:

Collaborative Team Name (if applicable):

Artwork Title:

Email Address:


Instagram Handle(s):

Year + Program (BFA/MFA, etc.) in SFAI:

Brief Statement/Story About Your Work:

Preferred Hashtag(s):

Note: We do not guarantee a response due to the large number of submissions we receive. Thank you very much for understanding!


Copyright Information:

Please note by submitting work for this project that you are giving SF Artists Alumni.,Inc. permission to share the submitted content in efforts to market this project.


Related Event

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SFAA Global Alumni Meetup

Saturday, May 1st, 2021 10:00 AM PDT

International Workers' Day

Hosted by:

Shokai Sinclair Rocky Mountains & High Plains Liaison

Guest Speakers:

Zeese Papanikolas Author, former SFAI faculty

Eleni Exarchou BFA 1986

Sandra Ramos Lorenzo MFA 2022

Presented By:

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