Friday, March 18, 2011
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and in conjunction with that, youth at the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA) are looking for submissions for a new exhibition series.
Hey Baby! Art Opposing Sexual Violence is an exhibition series that uses art to oppose sexual violence while creating discussion. The art will be displayed around town at various events and locations throughout the month of April. At each exhibition, people will be able to take home copies of artwork, meet local artists and participate in youth-led discussions around ending sexual violence.
All art submissions should be original and relate to the theme of opposing or ending sexual violence. This includes street harassment, sexual harassment, homophobia, sexual abuse and assault, rape and relationship violence—and/or supporting survivors of sexual violence. All submissions will be judged by a panel of youth artists and educators in this field. Submissions should also be reproducible art, meaning posters, zines, buttons, original music and video, posters, poetry, postcards, and stickers. SACASA will make copies on behalf of the artists.
When you submit your artwork, you will also be entered into a raffle for the chance to win a $25 gift card (there are several gift cards available, including Visa Gift Card, Michaels and coffee shops).
Send all submissions and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org (pdf, word, publisher, and most audio/video and image formats accepted), or deliver physical copies to the Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault, 1600 N. Country Club Road.
For a schedule of exhibition dates and venues and updates regarding Hey Baby!, check out the Hey Baby! Facebook page.
If you're interested in being involved with other events like this, visit the SACASA website.