Art of Resilience: A Community Healing Exhibition / Calls & Submissions
August 20, 2023
Organization Name: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Organization Location: Nashville, TN
Type: Calls & Submissions
Art is a language that communicates universally, resonating with our inherent need for connection and expression. Through the ‘Art of Resilience: A Community Healing Exhibition’ showcase, we aim to connect local Nashville artists with the patients of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Selected artwork will become a part of our inaugural Community Art Initiative collection. This unique program allows our patients the privilege of choosing the art that graces the walls of their hospital rooms for the duration of their stay. We hope this collection underlines the tenacity and ingenuity of our community, embodying narratives of optimism, recovery, and solidarity. Each piece serves as a silent dialogue between artist and patient, transforming the local creative landscape and contributing to our collective experience.
Call to Artists:
We invite art that echoes the diversity and rich tapestry of our Nashville community. Artworks should reflect the unique background of the artist, encapsulating individual experiences, cultural heritage, or personal philosophies. The pieces should also serve as comforting and inspiring visuals you would want in a healing space, like a hospital room. This dual-focus underpins the importance of diversity, which is integral to ensure the representation of a wide array of perspectives and experiences. We hope that your art will contribute to our collective narrative, inspire healing, and foster a sense of unity, belonging, and empowerment in every patient’s room.
•) Open to all artists: Special emphasis will be given to artists located in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area
•) All types of artwork that can be displayed on paper are acceptable. This includes, but is not limited to: photography, paintings, drawings, graphic design, mixed media, chalk, ink, pastels, and printmaking. Please limit submissions to no larger than 16 by 20 inches.
•) There are no restrictions to the number of pieces one artist can submit. However, one submission form per art piece is required.
•) Art pieces must be appropriate for a professional setting. They may not contain or depict any protected health information (HIPAA), profanity, nudity, violence, natural disasters, political or religious content.
•) Submissions are to be original art only and must not infringe the rights of any other party. The applicant must be the sole owner of copyright in all pieces entered.
•) If their art is selected on August 25, 2023, the artist agrees to ship the piece using a CAI-provided shipping label to arrive no later than September 10, 2023
Each selected piece will be incorporated as a permanent work within Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Community Art Collection. A curated selection will be featured in our ‘Art of Resilience: A Nashville Perspective’ showcase in September 2023. As a culmination of this celebration of art, three juried prizes will be awarded:
Best in Show’ grand prize: $1000
Second place: $500
Third place: $250
We ask that all artists upload a digital image of their piece to the submission form. These images will be used for 1) determining whether a piece is accepted into the CAI collection and 2) prizewinner selection. Candidates whose pieces have been selected for the CAI collection will be notified on August 25, 2023. Artists whose pieces have been selected will be provided with a pre-paid shipping label. We kindly ask that artist mail their selected art to CAI to arrive by September 10, 2023. A curated selection of submissions will be displayed in a September 2023 exhibition, at which point prizes will be announced.
Submission Deadline: August 20, 2023
Notification Date: August 25, 2023
Arrive by Date: September 10, 2023*
Exhibition Date: September 23, 2023
* Shipping for all selected pieces will be paid for by Art of Resilience: A Nashville Perspective
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