Subject: Embracing Our Differences - Call to Artists - Deadline: January 9th, 2012
Call to Artists - Deadline: January 9th, 2012
The mission of Embracing Our Differences® is to use art as a catalyst for creating awareness and promoting, throughout our community, the value of diversity, the benefits of inclusion and the significance of the active rejection of hatred and prejudice.
Embracing Our Differences® 2012, the 9th annual outdoor art exhibit, will contain 39 billboard-sized original works of art measuring 16 feet wide by 12.5 feet high (4.8768 m wide by 3.8100 m high). Each selection is accompanied by an inspirational quote. The exhibit will be displayed during April & May, 2012 at Island Park along Sarasota, Florida's beautiful bay front.
Since 2004, Embracing Our Differences® has been viewed by more than one million visitors. During the same period, 85,000 students and teachers attended the exhibit - free of charge thanks to our School Bus Program - for a firsthand observation and discussion concerning the importance of diversity in our lives.
After viewing the exhibit, one 8-year old student poignantly commented, "I learned that everyone is going to be someone."
We invite you to participate in creating a society that is more inclusive for all. Consider submitting an original work of art and know that you are helping to make a difference in the lives of many, especially those of our children.
Artists are asked to submit their interpretation of the theme "Embracing Our Differences®" in the required formats detailed in our prospectus PDF.
Who Can Enter
Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers, students - all ages - everyone can participate. You may submit more than one entry. National and international submissions are encouraged.
The submission deadline is Monday, January 9, 2012. Judging will take place in January, 2012. Only selected artists will be notified directly.
Winning selections will be announced online at embracingourdifferences.org by mid-March, 2012. The Exhibit will be on display during April-May, 2012 at Island Park in Sarasota, Florida.