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FREE ENTRY  /  Embracing our differences - 20 years Exhibition
FREE ENTRY  /  Embracing our differences - 20 years Exhibition

gio 05 ott


Fee: Free / Prize: $6,000 + Exhibition

FREE ENTRY / Embracing our differences - 20 years Exhibition

Discipline: Multi-Discipline. Artists possess a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, they can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world. Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a society where diversity is embraced...

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Time & Location

05 ott 2023, 23:30

Fee: Free / Prize: $6,000 + Exhibition

About the event

Since 2004, Embracing Our Differences has used the power of art and prose to promote diversity. One way we accomplish this is through our annual international art exhibition in Sarasota’s Bayfront Park. The juried exhibit consists of 50 billboard-sized works of art, each accompanied by an inspirational quote.

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. In honor of our 20th Anniversary, cash awards were doubled for the 2023 exhibit. Adult winners each received $2,000; students received $2,000 to be split with their school’s art or writing program.

The statements accompanying each artwork are also vital and provide insight into our common humanity—as well as the differences that make us all unique. The artwork and quotations are separate competitions, judged blindly by volunteer committees, and matched together for this exhibit. In 2023, 320,616 people visited the exhibition—bringing the total amount of visitors to more than 4.3 million since 2004.

The 2023 Exhibit had an impressive response to the call for artwork and inspirational quotes, with 13,733 entries pouring in from 119 countries and 45 states. Students from 424 schools around the world submitted artwork or quotes to the juried exhibit and more than 65% of submissions were from students.

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