‘Cultivating Connections’ exhibit seeking artists
Artists living in Rochester and surrounding counties encouraged to submit artwork by Aug. 31
Calling all local artists: The Dyer Arts Center at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf is now accepting submissions for its exhibit “Cultivating Connections: Growing Communities in the Flower City.” The exhibit, which will showcase artwork that represents our local communities, is open to artists living within the Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Orleans, Livingston and Genesee counties. The submission deadline is Aug. 31, and artists will be notified by Sept. 14 if their submissions have been accepted. The exhibit runs Nov. 2–Dec. 15.
“Rochester is a city full of diverse communities, and art is a great way to cultivate connections among communities,” said Tabitha Jacques, Dyer Arts Center director. “Initially, this exhibition was going to showcase local deaf artists. I thought about how Dyer Arts Center has really become familiar among deaf people, but it isn’t as familiar among Rochester’s hearing community. This exhibit has a dual purpose: to bring the Rochester community to Dyer Arts Center and to connect deaf and hearing artists with one other.”
Artists can submit up to five images of their artwork for consideration, which must include an artist statement and image description with title, year, medium and dimensions. According to Jacques, the artwork must be representative of the artists’ community, which can include, but isn’t limited to, geography, religion, ethnicity, nationality, race, or LGBTQIA+ identification, or a combination of these.
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