Who: Artists or designers who experience disability or create work on the topic
What: A call for work in any media revolving around disabilities
When: July 1 – Aug. 1
Where: Spotlight Gallery, Lower Level of the Lunder Arts Center
Why: To continue discussion and open dialogue, coinciding with the exhibition “The Visitors: The Portraits by Jon Imber”
This is a call for work in any medium pertaining to identity, inclusion, and/or representation of disabilities. If you are a member of the Lesley community who experiences disability or creates work about the topic, this call is open to you.
The juried show will be exhibited in the Spotlight Gallery in the Lunder Arts Center’s lower level, and will run in dialogue with the Raizes exhibition “The Visitors: The Portraits by Jon Imber” and will coincide with the panel discussion “A Conversation on ALS and How ALS Patients Navigate Their World” in the new media lab of University Hall.
The exhibition is made possible through a partnership between Lesley University and White Snake Projects. White Snake is a company dedicated to social activism through live entertainment. In their latest project “PermaDeath: A Video Game Opera”, the protagonist is a character who has been diagnosed with ALS and now uses a wheelchair. The company is interested in joining the conversation of living with disabilities in an ‘able-bodied’ world by highlighting works of visual art by artists who’ve been touched by disability.
For submission, upload a digital rending to the dropbox folder. Please submit written files in PDF format. Images may be submitted as jpeg, tiff, or pdf at 1,000 pixels max width at 300 dpi. Please upload videos with a YouTube or Vimeo link or as an MP4. All other mediums may be submitted according to the artist’s discretion in a way that best represents the work.
Applicable mediums include painting, collage, illustration, photography, video installation, and written works. Please include a short description of the work as it relates to the theme of identity, inclusion, and/or representation of disabilities; and indicate the title, medium, year the work was created and the size of the piece.