ACES is a BIPOC-centered and led art conference. Our vision is to establish a space for artists of color to celebrate and center ourselves. ACES features performances, presentations, workshops, artist talks, films, discussions, and opportunities to meet local arts organizations.  All programming will be offered online, with an in-person Gallery available to visit at ARTS at King Street Station.

How to attend and navigate ACES 2021

Please update your Zoom software so when you sign in, you can self-select different breakout rooms to enter. 

Zoom Link to join ACES: https://zoom.us/j/94369338718 

The rooms are named The Mainstage, The Lab, Artist Talk Space, and Opportunity Room.

The Mainstage - Keynote address by Shontina Vernon, keynote address by Elisheba Johnson & Inye Wokoma, performances, and several workshops.

The Lab - Workshops, presentations, and discussions.

Artist Talk Space - Hear from the visual artists exhibited in the ACES Gallery at Arts at King Street Station.

Opportunity Room - Learn about opportunities for grants, mentorship, paid gigs, and more from local arts organizations.

How to visit the ACES Gallery

The Gallery is located at ARTS at King Street Station, and is open to visitors by reservation only.

Address: 303 South Jackson Street Top floor, Seattle, WA 98104

Hours: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Tuesday - Thursday, May 4 - 21

Reservations: To make a reservation, go to the ACES Program Schedule and reserve a timeslot. You will also need to submit a COVID-19 Assessment the day before your visit.

Virtual Tour

If you are unable to visit the ACES Gallery in person, please experience the exhibit via the ACES Gallery Virtual Tour.

Community Agreements

ACES is intended to be a safe and celebratory space, for those who are not often seen and heard to bear witness to one another’s artistry, brilliance, and value. Any language or behavior that an ACES moderator deems racist, sexist, ageist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist or violent will not be tolerated, and will result in the offender being banned from the event.

In a time of social distancing, let’s connect with each other through our art and our joy.

ACES is co-presented by 4Culture,  Arts CorpsLangston SeattleNorthwest Film ForumPratt Fine Arts CenterSeattle Art MuseumSeattle Office of Arts & Culture, and The Vera Project 

Funding for this event provided by the National Endowment for the ArtsSeattle FoundationSeattle Office of Arts & Culture, and 4Culture.

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Saturday, May 15 • 4:30pm - 4:50pm
Artist Talk with Soo Hong

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An opportunity to learn about artist Soo Hong's work, process, inspirations, and artistic philosophy.

My work explores the unrooted human condition, reflecting my nomadic life experience and as a person of color and immigrant who aspires to feel belonged. I am not deeply rooted in a particular culture or a place. The act of painting is analogous to nesting in the place I live and creating an intimate space. Through my works, I want to convey a sense of belonging and inclusion regardless of the differences in backgrounds.

I use abstract imagery to convey diversity and bring a wider perspective to this world. In my paintings, I fill the space with bright colors, peculiar shapes, chromatic gradations, and gestural lines. In my abstract painting, I explore to bring new methods and conventionally incompatible materials together- mixing acrylic with Chinese ink, collaging photographs, painting on sculptures, and using apps in my works. This approach leads me to create new images and ways to extend them.

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Soo Hong

Soo Hong was born in Seoul, Korea. She is an international artist working primarily in abstract painting. From her early childhood, she confronted local people and their incomprehensible languages while living in the US, Italy and the UK. Visual sense was her way of understanding... Read More →

Saturday May 15, 2021 4:30pm - 4:50pm PDT
Artist Talk Space

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