Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a society where diversity is embraced and individuality is celebrated. Artists possess a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, they can enlighten, educate and effect change around the world.
Become a part of this change by submitting your original art to Embracing Our Differences and its annual international outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard-size images measuring 16 feet (5m) wide by 12.5 feet (4m) high. Each work of art is created by local, national, and international artists reflecting their interpretation of our theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.”
The exhibit will be on display from January through March at Sarasota’s Bayfront Park in Southwest Florida. Since 2004 the exhibit has hosted over 3,700,000 visitors plus another 477,000 students for a very unique opportunity to experience the importance of diversity and inclusion in our lives.
WHO MAY ENTER THE EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES CALL?
Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, students — everyone can participate. National and international submissions are encouraged. There is no submission fee.
WHAT IS THE THEME?
Artists are asked to submit their interpretation of the theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.”
WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA?
Your submission must be an original concept and execution and is not a copy or reproduction of the work of another. Final selections for inclusion will be made by a five-judge panel of art professionals based on artistic excellence and originality in reflection of our theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.”
• Your art must be HORIZONTAL in orientation which means that it must be wider than it is tall – submissions that do not meet this requirement will be disqualified.
• Your digital file must be a high-resolution image of no less than 300 dpi (the higher the better).
• Include a brief (200-word maximum) “Artist Statement” explaining your art, your creative process, and/or what the theme means to you.
CASH AWARDS FOR THE EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES CALL
$3,000 (US) will be presented in the form of three separate awards —
$1,000 each for “Best-in-Show Adult;” “Best-in-Show Student;” and the “People’s Choice” award
Deadline: The deadline for submissions is WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2022
Application: Submit entries online at EmbracingOurDifferences.org
Venue: The 2023 Exhibit will be on display January through March at Sarasota’s Bayfront Park