Hearing Aid Battery,   Photo by Andrea Zuchegno

Hearing Aid Battery, Photo by Andrea Zuchegno

Call for Artists

Moving Hands: Expressions of Art and Deafness

An Invitation to Contribute
This juried exhibit, on display July 6 – 27, will feature local artists with a connection to Rochester’s Deaf community. The show will focus on individual experiences related to Deafness while exploring how we express ourselves through art and the role that art can play in communication. Participants are encouraged to explore this theme in whatever way feels relevant to them, and in any medium.  Accepted works will be available for sale through the gallery. A percentage of proceeds will benefit the Rochester Deaf Rotary.

Who is invited to contribute?  Rochester area artists who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, as well as interpreters and allies to the Deaf community.

What to create? A piece (or pieces) that express your experiences related to Deafness. Prepare an artist statement (two or three sentences) that describes your work and how it relates to the theme.

Moving Hands Exhibition Application Fee
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How to enter? 
1) Now – Register here to pay the non-refundable $25 application fee, and receive an upload link. 
2) Deadline May 30, 2019– Upload photos of your work and a document with the title and size of each piece, technique used, and your artist statement. 
3) Acceptance notifications will be emailed by June 15, 2019.

Where to bring accepted works? Drop off accepted pieces by June 25, 2019 at Whitman Works Company, 1826 Penfield Road, Penfield, NY during normal business hours or by appointment (call or text 585-420-8654).

Works for Sale and Proceeds
Any works for sale will be placed under a consignment agreement with the gallery and all sales will be subject to the terms and conditions of that agreement.

** All work must be the original and sole work of the artist(s) submitting to this exhibition. Work cannot be accepted on behalf of any group or individual. Whitman Works Company is a gallery that is focused on hand-made art. Entries will be judged on vision, imagination and originality, and professional quality. All works should be expertly executed without technical faults.