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.
•No previously published works will be
•Submit up to 3 poems in one MS Word
file, Times Roman font, size 12.
•Each poem no longer than one page.
•Identifying information to be included
on separate cover sheet with title of poems, name, address, email, phone, and a brief
bio of no more than 250 words. No identifying information to appear with poems.
submissions will receive notice of decision no later than March 1, 2018
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
further information contact Curator, Sandra Rouse at firstname.lastname@example.org.