Embracing Our Differences believes that everyone has the right to feel safe, to be empowered and to make a difference in our world. The Embracing Our Differences 2016 Annual Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity, promotes diversity education throughout the community and works to teach everyone the importance of being an "up-stander," not a "by-stander."  Together, we can create a vibrant community that is safe and inclusive for all where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. 

If possible, we would like to submit a Call to Artists for our 2016 Annual Outdoor Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity to be listed on your Cultural Art Organizations website.I have included text and digital versions for both our artist and quotation posting calls, in hopes of being posted. Please let me know if you should need anything further. 

Call to Artists – Cash Awards – Juried Exhibit
Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and effect change around the world.  Embracing Our Differences invites all artists to be a part of this change through your submissions to its 13th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion. Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers, students – everyone can participate.  39 artists will be selected and national and international submissions are encouraged. The exhibit will be displayed April and May 2016 in Sarasota and Bradenton, FL USA.  Since 2004, the exhibits have been viewed by almost 2,000,000 visitors. 

Final selections will be made by a three-judge panel of professional artists, curators and art professionals and based on artistic excellence and originality in the reflection of our theme “enriching lives through diversity.” $3,000 (US) in awards will be presented.  There is no submission fee nor limit on the number of entries.  Submissions must be submitted online or postmarked no later than January 4, 2016.

Direct link to “Submit Art” page:   

Direct link to the Submittable.com online submission page:

Direct Link to “Call to Artists” form (PDF) to download:

Additional submission requirements and past winning entries are available at www.EmbracingOurDifferences.org.

Thank you for your time and consideration.