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Embracing Our Differences is seeking submissions by October 5 for an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national and international artists. The display reflects the artists’ interpretations of the theme “enriching lives through diversity.” The exhibit will be on display January 18 through May 29, 2023 in three locations through Sarasota and Manatee counties in Florida. The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message. Awards are given for “Best-in-Show Adult,” “Best-in-Show Student,” and “People’s Choice” categories, with the last chosen by visitors to the exhibit. Adult winners each receive $2,000; students receive $2,000 with $1,000 to be directed to the student and $1,000 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator. Learn more at https://www.embracingourdifferences.org/submit-art-2023-exhibit/.
Embracing Our Differences is a nonprofit organization based in Sarasota, Florida, that uses the power of art and education to expand consciousness and open the heart to celebrate the diversity of the human family. It accomplishes this through an annual, large-scale, juried art exhibition and a comprehensive series of educational initiatives, programs and resources designed for teachers and students. Mission: Through the transformative power of the arts, we educate and inspire to create a better world. Vision: A world that embraces diversity, respects differences and actively rejects hatred and prejudice.