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
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,
Entry Fee: $15
Exhibit Dates: March 30, 2018 - May 12,
Opening Reception: Friday, March 30,
Location: The LAB at Collar Works Gallery. 621 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
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.
Visual Art Guidelines
• Artists can submit up to 3 artworks
• Each image should be saved as a .jpeg
at 150 ppi., sRGB color space no smaller than 1920 pixels longest edge, file
size no larger than 5MB.
• Exhibition ready(wire or D-rings)
two-dimensional work up to 20x24. If framed, please use simple (Nielsen-like)
black metal or black wooden frames. All frames should have Plexiglas and a
standard white or off-white window mat. Where appropriate, due to size or
aesthetics, these directions may be amended.
• Identifying information to be
included on a separate cover sheet in Times Roman font (size 11) with name, address, email, phone, titles of work and a brief bio up to 250 words.
• All Shipping & Handling is the
responsibility of the artist.
• Artwork must be delivered by
Saturday-Sunday, March 17-18th unless other arrangements have been made.
• No previously exhibited work will be
• Filing of the entry form constitutes
an agreement on the part of the entrant to all conditions, including permission
to the use of poems and images of the exhibited work in print or online media
for promotional, educational, or archival purposes.
For more information or questions,
Liljedahl at firstname.lastname@example.org.