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Democracy - A Visual Exploration

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Overture Galleries in the Overture Center for the Arts is pleased to announce “DEMOCRACY- A Visual Exploration.” Artists are invited to submit all visual art, including paintings, sculpture and prints as well as performance art and social practice.

All varieties of exploration about democracy are welcome, but Overture will not display artworks that demonize individuals or political parties. A few potential questions for exploration:

• What is the history and definition of democracy?
• How does a democratic political system work?
• What conditions are necessary for democracy to work?
• How well is US and/or world democracy functioning?
• What is the relationship between capitalism and democracy?
• What is the relationship between democracy and freedom?
• How does polarization impact our democracy?
• What is your vision of a healthy democracy?

Exhibit dates: Tuesday, March 7 – Sunday, June 4, 2023

An informational Q&A about the exhibition and open call will be held via Zoom on Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 6-7pm CST.

Location: 
Overture Center for the Arts 201 State Street Madison, WI 53703
Deadline: 
26/September/2022

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They Reap, While We Sew

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A Commune-Knit-y participation project where crafters and artists of all backgrounds are invited to participate in a mass Sew-in, from June 9-November elections, to help heal our democracy, by creating small works that can be exhibitredd on-line, in reality, published, etc. The idea is to reflect upon the Troicateuse, or French workers who knitted at the base of the guillotine while heads were chopped off in the regime change that was the French revolution. We will knit, crochet, embroider, applique, etc. as the January 6 Insuurectionist hearings are televised and broadcast. "They Reap, While We Sew" is a means to encourage participation in the democratic process, by voting in November. It celebrates free speech and civil exchanges through art. 

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publication on line and perhpas as a hard copy.
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Publication on-line

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The USA
Deadline: 
04/November/2022

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SOSUSPS

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SOSUSPS is a timely & critical public art exhibition in the tradition of mail art. In support of the 245-year-old U.S. Postal Service, SOSUSPS is seeking original mail art from all walks of people from all corners of the world. Anyone can participate by mailing original artwork through the U.S. Postal Service. Collages, shadow boxes, drawings, illustrated poems, paintings, stamp art, wire sculpture, wooden postcards, knitted letters... Interactive collaborations encouraged.  Mail Art received will be posted to the virtual SOSUSPS Gallery upon receipt.

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We are working on funding. Check out our website for announcements.

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02/November/2020

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