Call for Artist Submissions: FREEDOM Exhibition Deadline Extended

Call to Artists

Juried Exhibition
171 Cedar Arts Center’s Houghton Gallery
Submission Deadline (extended): Monday, December 14
On Display: January 9 – 27, 2016
Reception: Friday, January 15, 5 – 7 pm

"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."
- Nelson Mandela

171 Cedar Arts Center invites artists to submit work for consideration in our upcoming exhibition, Freedom. Submission should reflect the theme of Freedom, as this exhibition will examine the concept of freedom from a variety of perspectives.

Artists are invited to submit work that speaks to a specific issue regarding freedom, or contributes to the wider discussion of the meaning of freedom in today’s world. 2D, 3D, Video/Film/New Media/Interactive, and Installation work are eligible.

A panel of regional artists, curators, and gallerists will adjudicate. Interested artists may submit up to three (3) images for consideration (unless submitting time-based work – please see below). Work should have been created within the last two years. Please follow these instructions to enter via email:

  • Include FREEDOM in the subject line and address it to
  • Include a digital image of each piece, in JPEG format, no larger than 600 x 800 pixels, resolved at 72 ppi. Title images as follows: Lastname_Firstname_#1.jpg, etc.
  • In the body of the email, include the title, medium and size of each piece of artwork, creation date, and price (a 25% commission will be retained on all sold work) or insurance value (if the work is not for sale). The list should correspond to image numbers (see above).
  • If submitting Video/Film/New Media/Interactive work, please submit up to three stills (formatted per the above) and provide a URL for viewing. Please do not email time-based or interactive files.
  • If submitting Installation work, please include a diagram of the space or a floor plan.
  • Include a typed 1- to 2-paragraph statement, in PDF format, about the work being submitted. Please title the statement Firstname_Lastname.pdf.
  • Include contact information: name, surface mail address, telephone number, URL and preferred email address.

There is no fee to enter.

NEW DEADLINE: Entries must be received no later than Monday, December 14, 2015. Artists will be notified no later than Monday, December 14. Selected work must be delivered to 171 Cedar Arts Center no later than Monday, January 4. Artists will be responsible for delivery and pick up of their work. Equipment to exhibit time-based and interactive work will be the responsibility of the artist.

Questions should be directed to Lynn Dates at, please use FREEDOM as the subject of the email.

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