Serving Life: ReVisioning Justice
January 5 - 25
Hidden Voices is a radically inclusive, participatory, and co-creative collective committed to creating just, compassionate, and sustainable relationships. This network of relationships connects communities across difference and provides pathways for global change.
Serving Life Exhibit connects the audience to the humanity of those who are incarcerated. How do people end up on death row? Following the lives of 15 men on death row, their personal narratives shed light on compounded layers of systemic oppression. Their path through life highlights the impact of generational trauma and the social and systemic forces that result in a lifetime in prison, or death row. The exhibit creates pathways for empathy and compassionate action.
Hidden Voices and VAE are working together to find local artists to be paired with each incarcerated participant. Artists will create a piece of art that evokes the compassion of Hidden Voices and the accounts of the incarcerated individuals.
● 12-15 local artists will be selected
● The final art piece must be completed by end of July 2017
● The pieces will tour with the Serving Life exhibit for 3-5 years
● Artists will be compensated with a stipend of $500 and up to $500 in materials.
● Artists will not have the ability to meet the participant in person, but will be able to communicate and collaborate through writing letters.
● Audio recording from participants, monologues, and hand written narratives
Please use the online entry form to apply.
The form will ask you to:
> enter your personal contact information
> your experience, skill set, and other details about you as an artist
> any ideas you might have for this collaboration
> your availability
VAE’s gallery space is fully accessible and we strive to make the submission process accessible as well. We encourage anyone to enter our open call exhibitions. If you need any additional information or accommodations in order to enter this exhibition or become a VAE member, please email Brandon or call 919.256.6856 for assistance. Visit our accessibility page for more information.
All entries will be handled with the utmost care and respect. VAE is not liable for artwork during transportation to or from the gallery but does carry a blanket inland marine policy that covers most fine art works and craft items up to $5,000. VAE reserves the right to refuse coverage to artwork with inherent vices, high values or that is deemed unstable. By entering into this show, the artist agrees to abide by all rules and regulations as set by exhibition guidelines.