Activism through Art: Black Lives Matter

Calling all artists! Students in grades K-12 are invited to submit a visual art design to help Imagination Stage design our theatre window. We ask students to create artwork that aligns with the theme of Black Lives Matter. Students may use any medium they like (pastels, graphic design, sculpture) and submit their final work as a photo or digital copy of the design. Winning submissions will be printed and displayed on the windows of Imagination Stage and/or on social media.


Jamee Telford, VP of Visitor Experience at the National Building Museum

Jamee Telford serves as the Vice President for Visitor Experience at the National Building Museum. She is responsible for creating and implementing high quality experiences for the Museum’s visitors. Ms. Telford cultivates external partnerships for creative and collaborative events that greatly enhance the opportunities offered at the Museum. As a member of the Museum’s senior staff team, she participates in the development of the Museum’s long-term and strategic planning. She has a B.A. in History and Communications from St. Gregory’s University and a M.A.T. in Museum Education from The George Washington University.



Trés McMichael, Manager of Education Programs for the D.C. Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative

Trés McMichael is an emerging arts leader and performer who is passionate about community engagement, arts education, and social justice. Trés is an alumnus of Elon University, where he graduated with degrees in Music Theatre (BFA) and Arts Administration (BA) and is currently pursuing his MFA in Arts Leadership at Seattle University. While at Elon, Trés toured Ghana with the Africa Alive Dance Company and assisted in research on perceived partner availability for emerging adult Black gay men. He has worked with various nonprofit and arts organizations such as Arena Stage, Maryland Leadership Workshops, and the NAACP. He currently serves as the Education Programs Manager at the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative. Over the years, Trés has been seen showcased in the Baltimore Sun, Playbill, and Time Magazine, performing on stages of Mill Mountain Theatre, Theatre Raleigh, Lyric Opera House, Signature Theater, and Lincoln Center. Through his work, Trés strives to make the arts sector more inclusive and equitable for all.


Submission Deadline: October 30, 2020

Submissions must be emailed to [email protected] and sent in a .pdf or .jpeg file

(high resolution images preferred if possible).

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