Call to Artists:
SAFE SPACE A Juried Exhibition At the Women’s Center of Jacksonville, we have a rich history of partnerships with art – music, books, paintings and ceramics can all be found in our main office on Colcord Ave. At a time when there were limited opportunities for emerging female artists, the walls of the Women’s Center served as a thriving, curated exhibit for all who came in search of themselves. The office continues to display beautiful art that evokes emotion and recognizes the history of those women who have paved the way before us.
Today, the Women’s Center of Jacksonville continues to serve women in need and the unfortunate increase in sexual assault has led to our community creating a separate space that is solely devoted to helping sexual assault survivors, of all genders. The purchase and renovation of a building, located at 5300 Emerson Street, will serve as the first point of entry for those, who have survived sexual violence. The new Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) Center is designed to be a place for healing and hope. A place where restoration of a life that has been shattered can begin. Please help us adorn the walls with healing art that will help survivors of sexual assault know that “You are SAFE here”.
Art submissions must be photographed and submitted for consideration via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Survivor Art By Tiffany
Deadline for Entries: July 20, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: July 27, 2018
All Artwork due for Install: August 3, 2018
Exhibition Dates: Annual Rotation August 2018- August 2019
Exhibition Location: 5300 Emerson Street Selections will be determined by a committee. Eligibility: Open to all artists 18 years and older.
Entries must be originals. All mediums will be considered. The committee reserves the right to disqualify any work not appropriate for the mission of the SAFE center. Work will remain on display for one year and should be display ready. Artists are responsible for the delivery and/ or shipping of the artwork.
“Art is to console those who are broken by life”. ~ Vincent Van Gogh