The Embracing Our Differences juried exhibition competition is now open for entries for 2016 and artists around the world are invited to submit their best work.
The Competition is all about creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated, through the power of art.
In 2016, professional and amateur artists, as well as students will be competing for a total of $3,000, divided across 3 separate awards — Best-in-Show Adult, Best-in-Show Student and People’s Choice.
Final selections will be chosen based on artistic excellence and originality in reflection of our theme “enriching lives through diversity.” This may include, by way of suggestion only, any one or more of the following: appearance, racial differences, physical or mental impairment, language, religious or cultural differences, environmental stewardship, social economic status, sexual orientation or identity, positive attitude, inclusiveness, self-acceptance, taunting and bullying, confrontation, human rights and equality, understanding and kindness, empowerment or any other topic which you believe furthers the theme of “enriching lives through diversity.”
Thirty-nine (39) entries and possibly three (3) more “honorable mentions” will be selected for inclusion in the 2016 Embracing Our Differences exhibition – to be displayed during April and May, 2016 in Sarasota’s Island Park and Bradenton’s Riverwalk – both in Southwest Florida, USA.
Last year’s exhibition competition received 6,454 submissions representing 80 countries, 42 states and 118 schools.