Apply Now! 2020 Visiting Curator Exhibition: Naima J Keith

2020 Visiting Curator Exhibition

Naima J Keith, LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

Exhibition: September-October 2020

DEADLINE: May 15, 2020                  


The Center for Emerging Visual Artists invites you to submit images of your artwork for review by our guest curator, Naima J Keith, of LACMA in Los Angeles, CA.

Of the applicants, 10 to 25 artists will be asked to present a digital portfolio of approximately ten images.

One to three of those artists will be selected for an exhibition in CFEVA’s Felicity R. “Bebe” Benoliel Gallery. 

The Visiting Curator Program allows CFEVA to showcase the abundance of talented artists from our region to a curator who is not yet familiar with our artist community. CFEVA is proud to create more exposure for the artists we serve and provide beneficial new leads for noteworthy curators.  

Naima J. Keith is the newly appointed Vice President of Education and Public Programs at LACMA. Prior to holding this position, Keith was the Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the California African American Museum where she guided the curatorial and education departments as well as marketing and communications. During her tenure at CAAM, Keith has also curated several exhibitions including Genevieve Gaignard: Smell the Roses (2016), Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle: The Evanesced (2017), and Gary Simmons: Fade to Black (2017–9). She was the 2017 recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize in recognition of her contributions to the field of African American art history, and is co-artistic director of Prospect.5 in New Orleans in 2020. 


About LACMA 

Located on the Pacific Rim, LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection of more than 142,000 objects that illuminate 6,000 years of artistic expression across the globe. Committed to showcasing a multitude of art histories, LACMA exhibits and interprets works of art from new and unexpected points of view that are informed by the region’s rich cultural heritage and diverse population. LACMA’s spirit of experimentation is reflected in its work with artists, technologists, and thought leaders as well as in its regional, national, and global partnerships to share collections and programs, create pioneering initiatives, and engage new audiences. 

Details and Requirements
Artists will be asked to provide a resume, artist statement, image list and 5 images. The total application fee is $25 (this includes the fee to use Slideroom). Artists must reside within 100 miles of Philadelphia and must not currently be a student. 

For more information please contact Genevieve Coutroubis at (215) 546-7775 x11 or .

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The $25 fee is waived for CFEVA Local Artist Members. Contact  for instructions.

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Membership also includes POST 2020, submission to the annual Member's Exhibition, and a host of other benefits. 


March 20
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The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
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