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National Call (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

National Call (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Art Center Sarasota invites artists from across the United States to exhibit their works in all media and all subjects national exhibition, National Call, to be exhibited in all four of their galleries. The exhibition will run from December 12, 2019 – January 17, 2020. Works will be juried into the exhibition, entry fees do apply.

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Deadline: 22 Nov 2019

Over 200 works of art will be chosen for this exhibition. Have your artwork(s) on display for hundreds of visitors to view. Art Center Sarasota averages 60,000+ visitors to their galleries each year and over 300 visitors to each opening reception. All work will be for sale, with 65% commission allotted to the artist for any sale.

National Call Artist Benefits

Artists and creatives are encouraged to attend a juror critique on December 10 at 6pm. During this time, the juror will announce the place awards and describe why they were chosen. This is a great opportunity to ask your pressing questions. Ten place cash prizes will be awarded. 1st Place $1,500, 2nd Place $1,000, 3rd Place $500, Merit Awards (2) $250, Special Recognition (5) $100.

Social Equity

As the center of Sarasota’s visual arts community, Art Center Sarasota focuses on accessibility, diversity, and engagement. Artists, creatives, and visitors enjoy the Center’s education and exhibition programs. The juried exhibitions, such as this call, are open to anyone of any skill level, which leads to dynamic exhibitions of novice to professional artists in the same space. Broadening the juried exhibition to a national call helps marginalized communities in Sarasota identify with more diverse works by artists of similar backgrounds, that may not be represented by our local and regional artists.

About Art Center Sarasota

Art Center Sarasota is a member-based organization that engages the artistic community by providing educational programs and exhibitions to local and regional artists and those who simply enjoy the visual arts. The Center’s exhibitions program shows contemporary works in its three curated galleries, designed to inspire and challenge the viewer. The large atrium gallery is dedicated to showcasing the Sarasota and region’s talented artists in juried competitions. This season of exhibitions is designed to expand the art center’s reputation locally and nationally as well as engage visitors through culturally diverse art experiences.

For more information, contact danielle@artsarasota.org.

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Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Embracing Our Differences announces a call for artists for their international outdoor juried art exhibit celebrating diversity. Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world. Since 2004, Embracing Our Differences has used the power of art and prose to promote diversity. The centerpiece of Embracing Our Differences is an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images (12.5 feet by 16 feet) created by  artists and writers. The display reflects the artists’ interpretations of the theme enriching lives through diversity. The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota.

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Deadline: 8 Oct 2019

Embracing Our Differences invites artists to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through visual art or quote submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences international outdoor juried art exhibit. The statements accompanying each artwork are vital and provide insight into common humanity as well as the differences that make us all unique.

The 2020 exhibit will be displayed beginning January 18 through April 5, 2020 in Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota, FL.

Outdoor Juried Art Exhibit Artist Benefits

The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message. Awards are given for Best-in-Show Adult, Best-in-Show Student, and People’s Choice categories, with the last chosen by visitors to the exhibit. Adult winners each receive $1,000; students receive $1,000 with $500 to be directed to the student and $500 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.

The previous year’s exhibit had an impressive response to the call for artwork and inspirational quotes, with 11,791 entries pouring in from 111 countries and 44 states. Students from 239 schools around the world submitted artwork or quotes to the juried exhibit and more than 70% of this year’s submissions were from students. The 2019 exhibit hosted 218,000 visitors to Bayfront Park, bringing total attendance, since 2004, to more than 2,920,000.

Social Equity

Embracing Our Differences’ annual outdoor exhibit is at the heart of a year-round program of activities designed to use art as a catalyst to create awareness and promote diversity. Crucial to our mission are the ongoing education initiatives. Presented in partnership with the regional school district and nationally recognized educators, these programs positively impact the lives of thousands of area teachers and students every year. These include workshops and retreats that provide diversity curricula for area educators, free bus transportation for students and teachers to visit cultural venues, and student docent programs in high schools.

About Embracing Our Differences

Embracing Our Differences is a not-for-profit organization based in Sarasota, Florida, that uses the power of art and education to expand consciousness and open the heart to celebrate the diversity of the human family. It accomplishes this through an annual, large-scale, juried art exhibition and a comprehensive series of educational initiatives, programs, and resources designed for teachers and students. With more than 950 teachers and 43,000 students participating in the organization’s exhibit and educational programs in 2019 alone, Embracing Our Differences continues to lead as one of the largest education programs in southwest Florida.

For more information, contact liz@embracingourdifferences.org.

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Call to Artists – Cash Awards – Juried Exhibit

Embracing Our Differences is accepting submissions for its 14th annual outdoor juried art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion to be displayed April – May 2017 in Sarasota, FL, USA.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 10 Jan 2017

Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate, and effect change around the world. Embracing Our Differences invites all artists to be a part of this change through your submissions to our juried competition.

There is no submission fee or limit on the number of entries. Final selections will be made by a three judge panel of art professionals. 42 artists will be selected.

$3,000 (US) in awards will be presented. The exhibit has been viewed by more than 2,200,000 visitors since 2004.

Call to Artists - Cash Awards - Juried Exhibit

For more information, contact mjs@embracingourdifferences.org.

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Call to Artists – Cash Awards – Juried Exhibit

Embracing Our Differences is accepting submissions for its 13th annual outdoor juried art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion to be displayed April – May 2016 in Sarasota, FL USA.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 4 Jan 2015

39 artists will be selected and national and international submissions are encouraged. Final selections will be made by a 3-judge panel of art professionals. $3,000 (US) in awards will be presented. There is no submission fee nor limit on the number of entries.

Since 2004, the exhibit has been viewed by more than 2,000,000 visitors.

Embracing Our Differences believes that diversity is one of the world’s greatest assets. To realize the promise of diversity, we must ensure that everyone is respected, included and valued for their individuality. Our goal is to create a community where diversity and inclusion are honored while teaching the importance of being an up-stander, not a by-stander.

For more information, contact info@embracingourdifferences.org.

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