Tuesday, October 5, 2010

National Black Memorabilia, Art, Doll and Collectible Show

 The National Black Memorabilia, Art, Doll and Collectible Show, celebrating it 27th year, will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 16 - 17, 2011 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Plans have been well underway and are led by Lindsey B. Johnson of L. Johnson Promotions, Ltd.  Johnson indicates "the show is now 2 days and in addition to black memorabilia, we are highlighting black fine art and African American dolls."  

Black Panther materials
 Johnson further emphasizes that "the items included in the Show will be original black memorabilia and collectibles, and no reproductions." A short lists of categories of items included will feature: historical artifacts and documents, books, autographs, paintings, sports memorabilia, dolls, photographic items, figurines, coins, stamps, paper collectibles, quilts, jewelry, and etc. 

Black Pipe detail
 The National Black Memorabilia, Art, Doll and Collectible Show will not only provide a venue for the public to purchase, but to be educated on the African American experience. There will be educational exhibits, book signings, and celebrity autograph sessions. In addition, it will afford both vendors and customers an opportunity to meet black memorabilia collectors, black artists, black doll makers, and the like.


Mooress (figural)
 Also, this is an opportunity for the visual artist who works in multi-media, collaged assemblages and the like to acquire original pieces of black memorabilia or ephemera to incorporate into their art, evoking a sense of memory, ancestry, and any common cultural connection between the past and the present.  

There is still time to become a vendor for the National Black Memorabilia, Art, Doll and Collectible Show, so submit your application early. If there are any questions or you need additional information, please call 301/ 649-1915, view http://www.johnsonshows.com/   or send an email to Ljohnsonshows@aol.com.


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