Call to Artists – Embracing Our Differences

Deadline: October 7

Artists possess a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, they can enlighten, educate and effect change around the world.

Embracing Our Differences© invites artists to participate in creating a society where diversity is embraced and individuality is celebrated.

Become a part of this change by submitting your original art to our 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 January 20 through April 1, 2021 at Sarasota’s Bayfront Park.

Since 2004 the exhibit has hosted over 3,000,000 visitors plus another 360,000 students for a very unique opportunity to experience the importance of diversity and inclusion in our lives.

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.” 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.

Details and an online application can be found at embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art-2021-exhibit.