California Arts Council

State of California

Artist Call Detail

Embracing Our Differences Annual Outdoor Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity
For International artists

Call to Artists – Cash Awards – Juried Exhibit

Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and effect change around the world. Embracing Our Differences invites all artists to be a part of this change through your submissions to its 13th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity and inclusion. Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, teachers, students – everyone can participate. 39 artists will be selected and national and international submissions are encouraged. The exhibit will be displayed April and May 2016 in Sarasota and Bradenton, FL USA. Since 2004, the exhibits have been viewed by almost 2,000,000 visitors.

Final selections will be made by a three-judge panel of professional artists, curators and art professionals and based on artistic excellence and originality in the reflection of our theme “enriching lives through diversity.” $3,000 (US) in awards will be presented. There is no submission fee nor limit on the number of entries.  Submissions must be submitted online or postmarked no later than January 4, 2016.   

Additional submission requirements and past winning entries are available at

Direct link to “Submit Art” page:

Direct link to the online submission page:

Direct Link to “Call to Artists” form (PDF) to download:

Deadline: 01-04-2016
Embracing Our Differences
Sarasota, FL

Contact: Brenna
Phone: 941.404.5710

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