The Annual Outdoor Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity

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THE ANNUAL OUTDOOR ART EXHIBIT CELEBRATING DIVERSITY

A Juried Show of Open to Professionals, Students & Amateurs 39 Billboard-Size Selections ALL AGES – DETAILS INSIDE – SUBMISSION FORM ON BACK on display at Island Park, Sarasota, Florida April-May 2013

DEADLINE:
ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY

Mn. JC. 7, 2013

For more information, and to view past exhibits:

EMBRACINGOURDIFFERENCES.ORG

Art on this page; Top (left to right): 1) 2009 “Apples and Oranges” by Ashly Lovett, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida; 2) 2012 “Crossed Love” by Hannah Hoffrogge, 7th Grade, Ontario, Canada; 3) 2012 “Bringing Hands Together, Bridging Gaps Forever” by Jamia Mei Tolentino, 7th Grade, Valenzuela City, Philippines; Bottom (left to right): 1) 2012 “OK, We Agree, We’re All Different” by Kathleen Giddens, Lake City, Florida; 2) 2009 “Broken World” by Cory Gallagher, 11th Grade, Sarasota, Florida; 3) “One” by Teri Gillispie, West Palm Beach, Florida

Artwork not meeting these guidelines will be rejected.

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CREATING ARTWORK

Art must measure 12.8” (325.12 mm) wide by 8.8” (223.52 mm) high. Art is horizontal. Submit art on a CD, saved as either a high-resolution JPG, EPS, TIF or PDF. Embed, convert to outline or include fonts on CD.

WHAT IS
The mission of Embracing Our Differences® is to use the arts 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 2013, the 10th Anniversary 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. ®

IMPORTANT: ALL ART MUST BE CREATED & SUBMITTED AT 300 D.P.I. 12.8” WIDE 8.8” HIGH 223.52 mm HIGH

ART MUST BE SUBMITTED THIS SIZE ONLY AS A High-Resolution JPG, EPS, TIF or PDF CREATED AT 300 D.P.I.

The exhibit will be displayed during April & May, 2013 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, 94,000 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. To view previous exhibits in their entirety, please visit us online at www.embracingourdifferences.org

325.12 mm WIDE

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SUBMITTING ARTWORK

A. Art must submitted on a CD, as a high-resolution JPG, EPS, TIF or PDF, created and saved at 300 d.p.i. B. You MUST include an 8.5” x 11”, or A4, PRINT of your submission. C. You MUST include a completed & SIGNED submission form (page 4). On a separate sheet include a brief Artist Statment about your work. Also include the Artist Statement as a Word document on your CD. D. ALL of the above MUST be submitted & POSTMARKED no later than MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013.

Art on this page; Top: 1) 2012 “Friendship” by Autumn Hutton, 12th Grade, Port Charlotte, Florida; 2) 2009 “We Are All Good Friends” by Shen Hongying, 1st Grade, Xiamen, China; Bottom: 1) 2012 “First Cousins” by Ophelia M. Chambliss, York, Pennsylvania; 2) 2007 “ We are All Birds of the Same Feather”by Sharon S. Napshin, Sarasota, Florida

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2013 CALL TO ARTISTS
WHAT IS THE THEME?
Artists are asked to submit their interpretation of the theme “Embracing Our Differences®” in the required formats detailed under “Creating Artwork.”

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