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Call for Artists: Recognize, Release, & Transform

February 9, 2023 @ 8:00 am - March 16, 2023 @ 11:30 pm CST

April 7-27, 2023

Art Drop-Off
March 30 & 31, 2023

Join the Springfield Regional Arts Council and Project HEAL for our juried art exhibit, Recognize, Release, & Transform. Project HEAL is a grant funded program at OTC and MSU that operates under the Office on Violence Against Women through the U.S. Department of Justice. Project HEAL’s goal is to reduce sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking across college campuses. Learn more about the program here.

Recognize, Release, & Transform is a collaboration with Project HEAL to celebrate survivors in our community. We are asking our community to submit pieces that reflect trauma they have overcome or are actively dealing with every day.

Submission Process:

Submit up to 3 digital images (JPGs) of actual works you hope to have selected for the exhibition. Name each JPG with your first initial, last name, and piece title (example: JSmithTitle.jpg). Please include dimensions, media, frame type and size if applicable, and retail pricing (including 25% SRAC commission) in your email. Send all submissions to claire@springfieldarts.org by midnight, Thursday, March 16th, 2023.

When planning to submit please keep in mind:
Artwork can be up to 48 inches in any direction, artists can submit up to 3 pieces to be juried, all hanging pieces must be wired and ready to hang, no saw-tooth hangers will be accepted, artwork cannot weigh more than 50 lbs, all work should be signed and labeled with the title of the work and the artist's name on the back of the piece for identification purposes, prices will be required at the time of drop-off.

Submission Timeline:
Submissions Due: March 16, 2023 by midnight
Notification of Acceptance: March 24, 2023
Art Drop Off: March 30 & 31, 2023
Art Pick Up: April 27 & 28, 2023

For more information please email Claire@springfieldarts.org or call (417) 862-2787

Recognize, Release, & Transform will open for the public reception at First Friday Art Walk on April 7 from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm and will remain on display at The Creamery Arts Center throughout the month of April.

*Project HEAL strives to provide inclusive, accessible opportunities that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Claire via email at Claire@springfieldarts.org

*Project HEAL welcomes the perspectives and experiences of all community members. We strongly encourage those from marginalized communities, including but not limited to folks who identify as LGBTQIA + and persons with disabilities, to submit works.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2017-WA-AX-0016 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.


February 9, 2023 @ 8:00 am CST
March 16, 2023 @ 11:30 pm CST
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The Springfield Regional Arts Council


The Creamery Arts Center
411 N. Sherman Parkway
Springfield, 65802
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