The Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center, in affiliation with the LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts, is issuing a Call to Artists to be part of our January 2017 community-wide Human Trafficking Prevention and Awareness observance.
Human trafficking, often called “modern day slavery,” includes both forced labor and sexual exploitation. The Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center’s mission is to help victims of trafficking and raise awareness of human trafficking in the Big Bend.
The art from this juried, local art show and awareness event will be on display at LeMoyne on January 27, 2017 – January 31, 2017. Prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded during an evening reception from 5:30 – 7:30pm and featured on STAC’s website and in local media.
Using the theme: “Imagining Freedom: A Call to End Human Trafficking,” artists are encouraged to submit works focused on human trafficking. This can include depictions of the global and local contextual realities that are breeding grounds for exploitation, the survivor’s journey to freedom, or images that promote greater understanding and community support for human trafficking survivors and for bringing the traffickers to justice.
There is no entry fee.
All media is invited: paintings, photos, computer art, poetry, sculpture, textiles, clay and more. Artists may submit up to three (3) JPEG images of artwork. Submissions should be appropriate for all audiences. Submissions of JPEG images are due no later than January 6, 2017.
Submissions should be accompanied by a completed Artist Application and entered via email to: email@example.com
“Art has a storytelling power that can capture the emotional complexities of social issues like human trafficking: it also allows us to go deeper in our understanding of why modern slavery takes place and how we can stop it. We need the talent and creativity of more artists to produce works that enhance the public’s understanding of human trafficking.” – Kay Chernush