Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. The Black History Month 2021 theme, “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity,” explores the African diaspora, and the spread of Black families across the United States.
Image Conscious recognizes the achievements of many Black artists in our community; in this Spotlight, we are highlighting Salaam Muhammad. As a teenager, this Missouri based artist discovered through his spirituality the power of art. Just like music, his art has universal appeal. Themes of love, connection, and unity resonate with everyone. With his art, he makes people feel emotions they may have forgotten. By the time he was a young man in his early 20s, he was traveling the country, attending venues and shows. His oil canvas and mixed media paintings speak vibrantly to everyone who comes across them. He can shift styles from photorealistic to cartoon illustrations. In Crown Me Lord – Woman, the artist renders his interpretation of Isiah 62:3 – You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
Find Salaam Muhammad’s artwork and all of our Black voices in our Ethnic art section.
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National Women’s History Month traces its roots to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over poor working conditions. The first Women’s Day celebration in the United States was in 1909, also in New York City. It began as Women’s History Week, but later expanded to a month in 1987. Here at Image Conscious we celebrate the many national and international women artists that we publish.
From Jane Schmidt’s colorful landscapes to Lucia Heffernan’s curious and hilarious animals, our collections reflect a diverse group of talent in subject to style and technique. Erin K. Robinson brings us a collection of Black girls and women and Ishita Banerjee takes us back to mid-century shapes and bold colors.
Celebrate women in film, politics, literature and art. And add beauty to your walls with our fine art reproductions.
Ok yeah – we are super excited about Spring, and what’s not to love: dining al fresco, daffodils, spring break and colorful and welcoming spring infused wall décor.
Michelle Daisley Moffitt celebrates with Serene – we love the crisp citron green and sky blue tones, while Corina Capri tells us to Open Up – with sublime red and purple botanicals. Sunflowers show us their lovely faces in Sunflowers II from Richard Silver and Peachy Keen No 2 from Suzanne Nicoll delivers a quiet reminder to just chill.
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