Call for Submissions: Faculty/Staff/Student Art Exhibition, “Expressions of Civility”

Expressions of Civility in animated talk bubbles

FIT community members are invited to submit works for consideration in the upcoming Faculty/Staff/Student Art Exhibition. This is the first year that students will be included in this annual show. Works will be featured in the Lynn and Carl Goldstein Gallery, the Gladys Marcus Library, and Gallery FIT.

In recognition of FIT’s commitment to creating a civil, inclusive campus for all, the annual faculty and staff exhibition will include student work for the first time. The theme will be “Expressions of Civility.”

What does it mean to be civil in a world that is increasingly not? In an era where personal attacks and inflammatory positions have superseded dialogue and debate, how do we seek to understand that which separates us and builds connections that increase empathy, inclusivity, knowledge and community strength? Civility—and the ability to reconcile our differences for the greater good—is at the very root of a democratic society. It spurs forward movement, it moves us past our points of conflict, it is what fuels progress. Ultimately, it’s the only thing that ever has.

All submitted works must follow this theme.

Work can be two dimensional or three dimensional. Two-dimensional work should not exceed 30 inches by 40 inches. While there is no jury for this exhibition, final approval is subject to the Expressions of Civility Exhibition Committee.Though submissions are open, the Faculty/Student Exhibition Committee reserves the right to consider issues of size, materials, technical needs and appropriateness, and may request adjustments to, or rejection of any submission.
Deadline for submissions is October 19, 2018. Please click here for the submission form.

The exhibition will be on view in the following venues on the dates below:
Lynn and Carl Goldstein Gallery, Feldman Center, Ninth Floor (Faculty/Staff Work): November 14, 2018–October 2019
Gladys Marcus Library, Fifth and Six Floors (Student Work): November 19, 2018–March 31, 2019
Gallery FIT (Student/Faculty/Staff): November 19, 2018–January 26, 2019

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