PICTURE Cultural Art (PCA), the new 4,000 square feet exhibition space on the first floor of the award-winning new library expansion at CSU Dominguez Hills, has announced its third exhibition, “I Have the Right.” Drawn from a thousand submissions from all over the world, Ava Cosey was selected as artist in this exhibition featuring pieces in all media by 100 artists. Opened November 2011, the exhibition will run until late summer, 2012. Work was selected by the following criteria: representation of exhibition theme; cultural identification; quality of the artwork; and artist reputation and credentials. A full color catalogue featuring each work in the exhibition has been published in support of the show.
I was selected as a finalist to show my artwork for the Bacardi 2011 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Competition in Houston, Texas. The Houston Museum of African American Culture.
The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Event in partnership with Russell and Danny Simmons’ RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation.
The jury panel included: Daniel "Danny" Simmons, Jr., an abstract-expressionist painter and older brother of hip-hop impressario Russell Simmons and rapper Joseph Simmons ("Reverend Run" of Run DMC). Danny is the founder and President of the Rush Arts Gallery. Andre Guichard, Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series National Curator in Chicago.