Open Call for Clemency The Confined Arts is currently accepting new or previously made artwork by artists who are currently incarcerated to be included in an upcoming online-exhibition titled, Open Call for Clemency. The goal of this exhibition is to emphasize the humanity of those who are incarcerated, share the works as widely as possible, and ultimately reach the Governor's offices, to advocate for clemency and protect the health and lives of people who are incarcerated and exceptionally vulnerable to the pandemic.
Artist submissions should reflect on personal responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the urgency and importance of clemency. Artists may interpret this theme in whatever way they choose and through whatever medium is available to them. The online exhibition will go live on Wednesday, May 27th. All artwork must be submitted or mailed by Thursday, May 14th to be included in the online-exhibition. Please submit only one work per artist. Below are the details on how to submit artwork:
All submissions must be smaller than 24x24 inches. Please email a digital scan as a .JPG or .JPEG to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are mailing artwork, please send to:
PO Box 277,
Charlottesville, VA 22902.
All mailed work will be held at The Confined Arts offices and will be eligible to appear in future exhibits, unless otherwise requested for return. You must include the following information along with the artwork submission:
In addition to the artwork and subsequent materials, if the artist would like to include an audio recording of a clemency petition by a family member or loved one, please email the recording to email@example.com. Recordings may be featured with the artwork and artist statement in the online exhibition. Audio recordings may be no longer than 3 minutes. This is an optional addition to the submission.
Open Call for Clemency is guest curated by Claire Kim. This exhibition is organized by Pastor Isaac Scott and Leia Squillace of The Confined Arts.
Event details and access to the exhibition will be shared by early May via The Confined Arts webpage and facebook. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.