24th ANNUAL PINK WEEK
November 12 -18, 2017
2017 PINK WEEK EVENTS:
PINK WEEK ART SHOW
ArtSpace 1616, 1616 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento, CA
November 11th - December 3rd
Opening Reception, Saturday, November 11 6-9 pm.
seeking pink artworks
artworks using pink in an unexpected way
artworks liberating the color pink
artworks must be no larger than
16 inches in width or height
due to space issues, art for wall display only
submit up to 3 entries
send jpeg images, under 5 MB
no larger than 1200 pixels on longest side
with info regarding dimension and media
selected artworks will be exhibited at
ArtSpace 1616 in November
in celebration of the 24th Annual Pink Week
deadline to submit artwork OCTOBER 15
no fee the only prize here is fun and pink glory
email submissions or questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PINK WEEK FLASH MOB PARADE
November 11, 4pm-6pm
repurpose pink Halloween costumes, come to pink parade mask/costume workshop
email Gioia for details
PINK WEEK PATCH
If you'd like a pink week patch, send $2 ($1 for each additional patch) and your mailing address to receive the 2017 pink week patch in the mail or if you are in Sacramento, simply buy one for $1 directly from Gioia wherever you happen to see her after October 31st.
Send $2 to:
Pink Week Headquarters
c/o Verge Center for the Arts
625 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
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Check out Gioia’s collection of nearly 2000 pink things here.
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Happy Pink Week to you (or any color week for that matter)! Let’s let the colors be! Help spread the word, pink is a color, not a cause! And lastly, we sincerely thank you for participating.
Pink week is essentially a not-for-profit art piece with absolutely no political, religious, social or medical agenda other than pink. Pink week should not to be confused with pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness, pink triangles representing homosexual identity or any gender specific or branding use of the color. During pink week, pink just means pink. This holiday is an attempt to temporarily liberate the color pink from any meaning or traditional associations (at least for one week a year).
Additionally, pink week can be a great excuse to be festive and neighborly without the fuss, stress and stigma attached to more traditional holidays. It can serve as a common ground, a way to reach out, engage and participate with the people around you. It can be a joyful exercise and reminder to live in the present. Pink week can serve as an occasion to explore our notions of what exactly holidays are and their relevance in our contemporary lives.
Lastly, pink week can be an important educational opportunity illustrating the endless possibility of forms “art” can take. Pink week may function as an introduction to conceptual art and Duchampian ideas. Pink week stands as an affirmation of the fact that art can be affordable and accessible to all and that art remains an inevitable and necessary element of our present and broadly expanding human culture.
Pink Week is, and always has been, a conceptual art piece, an idea more than a “thing”. The goal has never been to make pink week a commercial holiday a la Hallmark. Rather, the objectives have always been to use art to foster a reexamination of both our preconditioned responses to color (especially pink) and the roles holidays and art play in our contemporary lives. The vision remains the same today.
Very little is needed to participate. You can celebrate pink week most simply by opening your eyes and consciousness to the optic sensation of pink in the world around you.
Traditionally the holiday is observed by wearing pink clothes, eating pink foods, and/or visiting pink places. Some people throw their own pink week party or find ways to share the holiday with others. Very special people show their true interest and commitment to this concept by becoming Pink Week ambassadors and spreading the idea around in their own communities.