Uncovering the Unseen Genius of Black Artists

in San Bernardino County

February 6 - 28, 2021

"Out From Under" challenges the inequity of cultural exclusion experienced by underestimated Black artists who live, work and/or attend school in San Bernardino County by creating a platform for the unseen and underrated to be recognized by, and represented in, the region’s arts and culture ecosystem.

Historically, the rich diversity of work created by Black artists has been largely undervalued and ignored in the mainstream art canon. Despite producing important and influential narratives, only a precious few artists are elevated to the ranks of world-class. "Out From Under" hopes to help turn that tide.

Congratulations to all of the selected artists showcased here. Winners of the 3 award categories will be announced at the dialogue on February 27th at noon. Please join us in conversation with Marc Bamuthi Joseph and register via the link on this site.

Presented by Arts Connection: the Arts Council of San Bernardino County in association with

Barstow Community College