about Black Visions

Black Visions 2019 is the premiere juried art exhibition featuring African American artists from around the United States. Located in Racine, Wisconsin, proceeds from this event benefit Sentinel Mentors and The Vine Family Services.

exhibit theme

The theme for Black Visions 2019 is “Celebrating UMOJA!”. The art work of the exhibition explores the visual interpretations of unity, and the connection of the Black experience to our surrounding communities.

accepted Medium

Works created in the following medium are eligible, including:

Digital Art • Drawing • Mixed Media • Painting • Photography • Print Media • Textiles

The Exhibition may not be able to accommodate artworks with special technical or spatial needs.


General Category
All African-American artists who are age 18 or older. 

Youth Category
All African-American artists who are age 17 or younger.


Each artist may submit up to three original works for consideration. Work must have been completed in the past three years.

How to Apply

Jurying will be from digital images only. Submissions must include two (2) high-resolution digital images of each complete individual artwork in JPEG format. Images should be 9" at the widest/tallest dimension (or 2250 pixels) with a resolution of NO LESS THAN 250 ppi. Optimal image size is 9" x 6" (2250 pixels by 1500 pixels) and NO LARGER THAN 5MB. Images should accurately reflect the color and detail of each piece and file names must correspond with the artwork titles listed on the entry form. Images should be of good quality. We reserve the right to reject submissions that are of poor quality.


Fees are non-refundable, and must be remitted with online entry form.

General entry - $40
Youth entry - $10


All submissions must be received by Feburary 3, 2019 — no exceptions.


Artists will be notified via email whether or not the jury selected their submissions. Please make sure your contact information is accurate. Accepted Works Instructions and a loan agreement will be sent along with your notification of acceptance into the Juried Art Exhibition.  

Accepted Works

All works accepted for the Juried Art Exhibition must be ready for professional installation and presentation. Wall-mounted pieces must have adequate framing and quality hanging hardware.

Participating accepted artists are responsible for delivery and pickup of their works on the dates specified in the schedule. All shipped works must be packed in sturdy, reusable container(s) and include clear instructions for packing, shipping and installation. We are not liable or responsible for any damage to work(s) that occurs during packing, unpacking, or repacking of works or for any damage that occurs during shipment or transit of the work. We reserve the right to refuse any work delivered in inadequate packaging or received in damaged condition. Please take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of your work.


Best of Show - General Category - $150
Best of Show - Youth Category - $50


By submitting a work for inclusion in the Juried Art Exhibition, the artist agrees that Black Visions 2019 is permitted to use images or footage of the artist’s work(s), including those submitted as part of the entry, in advertising, signage, mailing, programs and other materials related to the promotion and display of Black Visions 2019 Juried Art Exhibition.

Sales and Commissions

20% commission will be taken from sales. Work does not have to be for sale to be exhibited in the Juried Art Exhibition, but cannot have already been sold to a third party.


  • Black Visions 2019 reserves the right to disqualify entries that, upon receipt, differ markedly from submitted images or are not ready for professional installation and presentation.  

  • All works must remain in the Juried Art Exhibition for the duration of the Exhibition. Black Visions 2019 is not responsible for any works left after the scheduled pick-up date.      

  • Black Visions 2019 will not be responsible for minor wear and tear resulting from normal handling.

  • Submission of your entry will be understood to indicate your agreement with these terms and conditions. Accepted artists will be required to sign a printed contract agreeing to these terms. 


Contact Scott Terry at sentinelmentors@gmail.com



February 3, 2018
Submission deadline.

February 8, 2018
Jury notices will be delivered to artists via email.

February 15, 2018
Deadline for
accepted artwork delivered to gallery.

March 2, 2019
Black Visions 2019 private reception. Prize winners will be identified within the exhibit.

April 6, 2019
Black Visions 2019 Juried Art Exhibition closes.

April 9, 2019
Artwork to be picked up from exhibit.


Contact Scott Terry at sentinelmentors@gmail.com