Art creates and reflects meaning. It is an important part of the conversation and can often help inform far better than words alone. Throughout every struggle in history, image and symbol have played an integral role. This is no different today, in fact perhaps in our highly visual modern world, we rely art more than ever whether we realize it or not. Art often boldly goes where words cannot quite reach. Read on for three opportunities to make your art part of the current discussion.
Jelly Bucket seeks submissions of art work that “captures Black life, Black joy, Black creativity, and/or explores, reflects, reports, ruminates upon, or dialogues with social justice as it relates to the African American experience and Black Lives Matter.” Please visit the website for more information including technical specifications. Deadline for submissions is December 15.
Philadelphia Stories is also accepting submissions for a Black Lives Matter issue. In their own words:”We want to share stories of Black life. Tell us how you may be dealing with the pandemic, how the protests have impacted you OR tell us a story about how your community continues to thrive, how your community continues to love. Most subjects are welcome.” For more details and to submit, visit the website. Deadline is December 5.
High Plains Register is accepting submissions of previously unpublished visual art. Artists may submit one work per submission period and simultaneous submissions are welcome. Themes are eclectic. For full details, visit the website. Current deadline for submissions is December 5.
Praxis Center believes strongly in the power of art to educate, inform, celebrate and question. We know how important it is to be able to express and have that expression find its way to the wider world. We nurture artists along this path, helping them make sure their work has the opportunity to fulfill its purpose as an important part of the fabric of human history.
Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis Center for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists; Making it in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, The Art World Demystified, Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius, Sell Online Like a Creative Genius and Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.
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