Call to Artists

SPC's The Art of Politics

The Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement is proud to announce their fall art exhibits, titled Propaganda, Protest and Satire. The exhibits, which will be displayed at the St. Petersburg College Downtown Campus art walkway and Allstate Campus art hallway August 17 – November 16, will display aspects of political and civic thought including patriotism, community involvement, dissonance and propaganda. Artists are encouraged to interpret the art of politics to include issues of social justice, the community, and the individual’s place within.

These exhibits are the first of a series of events during the Fall semester called The Art of Politics: The Art of the Possible, which is designed to illustrate the diverse threads of civic thought and expression often represented through art, whether it be politically motivated art or meaningful civic dialogue.

Other events this fall include:

  • SPC Art of PoliticsCivic Public Mural Art: Murals will be on display from Sept-Oct. at the Seminole, Gibbs and Downtown Campuses
  • The Art of Civic Dialogue Workshops: In partnership with USF, students will explore the role of art in positive civic dialogue and produce pieces to share with the Mayor and the community at large. Oct. 14 and 21 at USF campus; Oct. 27 at St. Petersburg City Hall steps
  • A Silent Message in a Tweeting World:  A panel discussion led by local author Peter Kageyama addressing the issues of political art in all its forms, including the role of art in the 2016 political arena, which is saturated with terse, ephemeral electronic messages. Nov. 1, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg
Art exhibition instructions

Artists interested in having their work displayed in the Propaganda, Protest and Satire exhibits can note the following specifications:

Work Media: All welcome
Work Size: Up to 5′ x 5′; weight limit is 50 pounds/hanging cable. Please advise if modifications or accommodations for art are necessary.
Art drop off:  August 17, 1 – 3 p.m. or by appointment as needed

Submission review: Artists can submit 1 – 3 works for review online by clicking here.Please submit .jpeg images that clearly depict the works. You will be prompted to include title card information (Name, Title, Medium, Size, Price) with your submission, indicate any special needs for the piece and choose which campus you prefer. Faculty and administration have the right to refusal. Subjects should not depict nudity and should be appropriate for public viewing. Artists will receive emailed letters of acceptance, along with artist contracts and additional instructions.

Delivery: Art should be delivered to the St. Petersburg College Downtown campus, located at 244 2nd Avenue North. Artists will be allowed to park in the parking garage for art delivery. Directions and campus map are located here: http://www.spcollege.edu/locations/. The art space is located on the second floor of the parking garage. Artists will need to sign forms.

For more information, please contact Tara Newsom at newsom.tara@spcollege.edu.

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