Call For Submissions: Article 13

Collar Works

Call for Art + Poetry: Article 13 – Curated by Sandra Rouse and Anne Liljedahl for the LAB at Collar Works Gallery

The title of the exhibition refers to the 13th Article of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “the right to free movement in and out of the country.” Visual artists residing within a 65 mile radius of Troy, NY are invited to submit works that heighten awareness about the international plight of migration in all its physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions.

The installation will include visual works, poetry, video, and two events, subsequent to the opening of the exhibition, a poetry reading and a forum on Sanctuary Cities sponsored by the ACLU will be presented.

Visual works and poems selected will be published in a book documenting the exhibition. Copyright will reside with the curators and the book will be available print-on-demand.

Deadline to Submit: December 31, 2017

Entry Fee: $15

Exhibit Dates: March 30, 2018 – May 12, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, March 30, 2018 5-8pm

Location: The LAB at Collar Works Gallery. 621 River Street, Troy, NY 12180

Curatorial Statement

Borderlines have been with us for most of recorded history. Forced human migration and diasporas emerge from tribal elements of civilization. Early in our own history, we witnessed the exodus of Native Americans to the far frontier. The United Nations has declared the right to (freedom of) movement within the borders of a State as well as the right to leave and to return,  and in addition, the right to enjoy asylum from persecution which is part of Article 14.  Visual artists are invited to submit works that heighten awareness about the international human plight of migration in all its physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions.

For more details and directions for submissions go to http://collarworks.org/opportunities. If you have any questions contact sandra.rouse@gmail.com.

Collar Works is a non-profit art space located at 621 River St. in Troy, NY dedicated to supporting emerging and under represented artists, working in any media, exhibiting challenging and culturally relevant contemporary artworks. Striving to expand the current art vernacular in New York’s capital region, Collar Works provides a venue for community dialogue focused on serious, provocative and spirited artworks.