Call for Artists: Water is Thicker Than Blood

Root Division invites artists who explore inter-generational and familial traumas, as well as pathways to healing, to apply for Water is Thicker than Blood. This new exhibition, curated by Rachel Poonsiriwong, will take place in January and February of 2022 at Root Division.

This exhibition seeks to feature artists whose work has catalyzed healing following a cultural, emotional or geographical rift. Artworks may address familial grudges, estranged relationships, and unresolved grief. At a collective level, this exhibition aims to depict uncomfortable relationships relating to larger themes of identity and migration. Works presented will mirror common familial fissures, and show how artists have catalyzed healing through different media. The viewer will have an opportunity to interact with the work and open their doors to processing and articulating personal familial traumas.

Artists working in all mediums are welcome to apply.

Exhibition Dates: Jan. 7 – Feb. 12, 2021

Submit your Application

Deadline for Submission: Monday, November 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm
Email submissions can be sent to

To complete your application, please submit the online application form here. 

Please email with any questions.


Submission Fee

Please note that the $10 fee must be on file by 11/01/21 for the email submission to be considered. E-payment can be made by clicking the "Submit Today" button.

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