Embracing Our Differences 2023 Exhibition Competition now is over!
Embracing Our Differences, juried annual international art exhibition and competition, has been recently announce for entries in its 2023 edition and like every year invites all artists to submit their interpretation of the theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.”
Embracing Our Differences is an annual art exhibition and competition, recently announced for entries in its 2023 edition inviting all artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers and students to submit their interpretation of the theme “enriching lives through diversity and inclusion.”
The mission of Embracing Our Differences is to use the arts as a catalyst for creating awareness and promoting, throughout their communities, the value of diversity, the benefits of inclusion and the significance of the active rejection of hatred and prejudice.
Final selections for inclusion in the exhibit will be made by a three-judge panel of professional artists, curators and art professionals based on artistic excellence and originality in reflection of the theme.
Judges will also consider:
➜ How effective the art will read when enlarged to billboard size (16 feet (4.9 m) wide by 12.5 feet (3.8 m) high) and displayed outdoors.
➜ Is the theme clear and easily understood?
➜ Does the art explore the theme in an unusual or previously unexplored manner?
➜ Will the art and its message prompt discussion?
The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message.
Embracing Our Differences every year features billboard-size images and this year exhibit will be on display mid-January through late May, 2023 in three locations throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties in Florida.
➜ Your art must be HORIZONTAL in orientation which means that it must be wider than it is tall.
➜ 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.
➜ Your digital file must be less than 400MB in size.
➜ There is no limit on the number of submissions.
The competition is open to anyone.
A total of $3,000 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”.
50 submissions will be selected for inclusion in the exhibit. The exhibit will be displayed at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota, Florida, USA.
There is no entry fee to participate!