Artists possess a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, they can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world.
Embracing Our Differences invites you 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 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 (4min) 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 2021 exhibit will be on display January 20 through April 1, 2021 at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota, Florida. Since 2004, the exhibit has hosted over 3.3 million visitors, in addition to 397,000 students via our education programs, for a very unique opportunity to experience the importance of diversity and inclusion in our lives.
- Please review the “Frequently Asked Questions” section below for full details on all technical requirements for submitting your art;
- Your art may be any size and medium; however to submit digitally requires a digital file of your art which is capable of being uploaded to our server;
- 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 (see the example below):
- Please label your digital art file with the “title” and your name – for example, “Embracing Our Differences-Mark Smith;”
- Your digital file must be a high resolution image of no less than 300 dpi (the higher the better);
- Your digital file must be less than 400MB in size; AND
- Include a brief (200 word maximum) “Artist Statement” explaining your art, your creative process and/or what the theme means to you.
- If making more than one submission online, you will need to create a separate entry for each one.
- Teachers submitting student art work should click here for a simplified submission process.
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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.