March 23, 2023
Catzie Vilayphonh
Catzie Vilayphonh

Two organizers of the National Lao American Writers Summit have issued a call for submissions for a show called “Intersectionalities: Defining the Lao American Narrative in Visual Arts.” The deadline to submit is
April 10, 2016.

Nationally-acclaimed artists Catzie Vilayphonh and Sayon Syprasoueth issued the call recently, stating their aim is to “develop our very first community-based exhibition for the Lao American Writers Summit commemorative exhibition entitled Intersectionalities: Defining the Lao American Narrative in Visual Arts.”

The plan is for the show to open on April 29 until May 28, 2016 at the Centro Cultural De La Raza in San Diego. The closing of this specially curated exhibition will also coincide with the 2-day Lao American Writers Summit  taking place May 27-28, 2016.”

The Lao American Writers Summit is looking for artworks by individual and collaborating artists that directly or indirectly relate to the topic: How would you define the Lao American experiences? How does your work establish our histories? How does it project the imagery of Lao America moving forward?

Call_imageSubmissions are open to people of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds who identify as Lao and/or Laotian American, or those who have a connection to Lao neighborhoods, and Lao/Laotian American communities at large. All contemporary visual artworks will be considered, including digital media, performance (in video format) and social practices such as community-based engagement workshops. In addition to providing an original work or works for the exhibition, selected artists may be asked to participate in a moderated discussion about their work or other supplemental public programming.

For further information on how to submit work visit

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