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We host community contests from time to time. These contests are open to anyone in the community who wants to share their art and advance SEWA-AIFW’s mission.

Open Contests

There are no open contests at this time.

Check Out Local Artists and Past SEWA-AIFW Contests!

Shelter Art Project: COVID-19 and Me

The second annual Shelter Art Project, co-hosted by SEWA-AIFW and Violence Free Minnesota, is concluded! The hope of this project was to show the world through art that, despite the violence faced by the artists, they are not only survivors but victors. These artists have transitioned, triumphed, and won over their obstacles and difficulties. The…

More Than My Color Winners!

The “More Than My Color…” contest was a chance to reclaim our narratives with stories of our own, be they stories, poems, or other written works. This was an opportunity to share your story about race, color, and identity! The artists were asked to write a story about race, color, and identity. This is the…

Open Writing Contest: “More Than My Color…”

The narratives that define us should be ours, as should the stories comprising them. SEWA-AIFW offers a safe space to speak your truth and shatter the model minority myth. We look forward to reading about how you are More Than Your Color! We’re introducing SEWA-AIFW’s latest open art contest! “More Than My Color…” is a…

Meet the Local South Asian Artists from SEWA-AIFW 2021 Gala

On March 6, SEWA-AIFW had its annual gala. Though the event was virtual, we felt real community and togetherness. Thank you to all our attendees and supporters! Under normal circumstances, we would have had an event in person. However, there is a silver lining to a virtual event: we got to showcase some more wonderful…

Introducing SANKALP Art Contest’s Winners!

Sankalp means “oath,” or “pledge” in Hindi. Fifteen South Asian artists pledged to fight domestic violence in Project SANKALP. Today, we’re introducing you to the winners of SEWA’s second art contest. The artists were challenged to create a piece that reflects domestic or intimate partner violence. For inspiration, they were provided with a few phrases:…

Meet the Winners of the First SEWA Student Art Competition

We recently had our first Mental Health Student Art Competition. This was an opportunity for students in our community to showcase their talent while spreading mental health awareness. You may remember that we announced the winners back in September. However, it was important to meet with not only the winners, but their parents as well.…

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