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Call to Artists and Writers for 12th Annual Embracing Our Differences Exhibit

Island Park

“Enriching Lives Through Diversity”

Call to Artists and Writers for

12th Annual Embracing Our Differences Exhibit

Original works of art and statements that celebrate the theme of "enriching lives through diversity" are being accepted through January 5, 2015. Embracing Our Differences’ 12th annual outdoor exhibit is March 29-May 31, 2015, in Sarasota and Bradenton.

Embracing Our Differences invites artists and writers to submit art and inspirational statements for its 12th annual outdoor art exhibit celebrating diversity.

The work of 39 artists and writers will be selected for the exhibit, which runs March 29-May 31, 2015, in Sarasota’s Island Park and Bradenton’s Riverwalk.

Final selections, based on artistic excellence and originality reflecting the theme, “enriching lives through diversity,” will be made by a panel of professional artists, curators and art professionals.

The artwork will also be evaluated on how effectively it will read when enlarged to the exhibit's billboard-size dimensions of 16 x 12.5 feet.

A total of $3,000 in awards will be presented. There is no submission fee or limit on the number of entries.

Submissions must be submitted online or postmarked no later than January 5, 2015.

Artists and writers can submit directly online at:


For more information about Embracing Our Differences, call 941-404-5710, or visit


Past dates

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  • Starting Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014, repeated every day until Monday, January 05, 2015 — all day


Island Park

One Marina Plaza
Sarasota, FL 34236


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