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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.”

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.

WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA?
Final selections will be chosen based on artistic excellence in reflection of the theme “Embracing Our Differences.®” The artwork will also be evaluated on how effectively it will read outdoors when enlarged to billboard size – 16 feet wide by 12.5 feet high (4.8768 m wide by 3.8100 m high). Artists are encouraged to use bold saturated colors and strong lines. Final selections will be made by a 3-judge panel of professional artists, curators and art professionals. There is no submission fee.

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE?
The submission deadline is Monday, January 7, 2013. Judging will take place in January, 2013. Only selected artists will be notified directly. Winning selections will be announced online at embracingourdifferences.org by mid-March, 2013. The Exhibit will be on display during April-May, 2013 at Island Park in Sarasota, Florida. SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013. SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

BEST IN SHOW CASH AWARDS
Best In Show (Adult): A single $1,000.00 cash award will be presented to one submission deemed “Best In Show” (adult) by our Steering Committee. College students will be judged in this category. Best In Show (Student): A $1,000.00 cash award will be presented to one submission deemed “Best In Show” (student) by our Steering Committee. Students high school-age and below will be judged in this category. This prize money will be awarded directly to the student’s school. People’s Choice: A $1,000.00 cash award will be presented at the end of the exhibit to the submission that receives the most votes by visitors to the exhibit who complete our survey form.

Art on this page: 1) 2012 “The World Sun” by Urara Yamaguchi, 6th Grade, Dazaifu City, Japan; 2) 2010 “Eye of the Beholder” by Sean D. McDonald, Sarasota, Florida; 3) “Don’t Be A Clone” by Rachel St. Denis, 12th Grade, Manasquan, New Jersey

FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO VIEW PAST EXHIBITS, PLEASE VISIT WWW.EMBRACINGOURDIFFERENCES.ORG

2013 SUBMISSION FORM

DEADLINE: MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 7, 2013

1. You MUST include a signed copy of this submission form. Each artist must sign the submission form. Teachers may sign on behalf of students. Additional submission forms are available online at: embracingourdifferences.org 2. By signing this form you acknowledge that: (a) your submission is original in conception and execution and is not a copy or reproduction of any other work and (b) Embracing Our Differences® has your irrevocable permission without restriction, to use your work in reproduction for display, catalogs, posters, advertising, educational and merchandising/promotional materials for this event as well as other events and purposes as Embracing Our Differences may determine in its sole and absolute discretion. 3. Your original art may be any size and in any medium; however, you MUST submit a high-resolution digital file on a CD. Your digital file MUST measure exactly 12.8” (325.12 mm) wide by 8.8” (223.52 mm) high, and it MUST be saved at 300 d.p.i. 4. Art MUST be submitted on a CD, as a high-resolution JPG, TIF, EPS or PDF format, for both Mac & PC viewing. Artwork should be created or scanned at 300 D.P.I. Please print your name and artwork title clearly on the CD. See page 2 for details. 5. You MUST include a color print of your artwork (an ink jet proof is sufficient), with your name and artwork title clearly printed on the back. Please reduce the image to fit on 8.5” x 11” (or A4) paper for this print proof. 6. You MUST include a separate sheet of paper with your “Artist’s Statement” telling us, briefly, about your artwork, your creative process, or what the theme means to you. It is very important to include your name and the title of your artwork on this additional sheet. Also please include include the “Artist Statement(s)” on the CD as a Word document. 7. Mail CD, signed form, statement and color print to: Embracing Our Differences, PO Box 4177, Sarasota, FL 34230-4177 USA For Express Mail or method requiring signature: Embracing Our Differences, 1661 Ringling Blvd, #4177, Sarasota, FL 34230 USA 8. You may email questions to: info@embracingourdifferences.org – Art submissions will not be returned.

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY

TITLE OF ARTWORK

ARTIST NAME

ARTIST SIGNATURE

DATE

ARTIST #2 NAME (if applicable)

ARTIST #2 SIGNATURE

DATE

Teachers may sign for students. • Use and attach a separate sheet of paper for additional artists’ names & signatures if necessary.

FOR ADULT ARTISTS:
ADDRESS STUDENT’S AGE

FOR STUDENT ARTISTS:
STUDENT’S GRADE

CITY, STATE, ZIP

STUDENT’S HOME ADDRESS* (OPTIONAL)

EMAIL

CITY, STATE, ZIP

PHONE (WITH AREA CODE)

STUDENT’S EMAIL* (OPTIONAL) *This information is requested so winning students may be notified & invited to our annual Artists & Quoters Reception.

TEACHER/SCHOOL INFORMATION:
SCHOOL NAME

TEACHER’S FIRST & LAST NAMES

SCHOOL ADDRESS

TEACHER’S EMAIL

CITY, STATE, ZIP

TEACHER’S PHONE (WITH AREA CODE)

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