UnMasked-Poster-200RICHLAND, Wash. – Student and community artists are invited to submit work for a free, public exhibition exploring sociopolitical structures through various media at the Washington State University Tri-Cities Art Center in March. The submission deadline is midnight Tuesday, March 3.

Artists are encouraged to submit art representing social justice issues including, but not limited to, discrimination, human rights, the digital divide, immigration, stereotypes, racism, sexism, ageism, domestic violence, poverty, access to education and gender equity.

“Depression,” art photography by WSU Tri-Cities alumna Esther Flatau.

“I feel strongly that there is a need to discuss and free the existing sociopolitical structures,” said curator Madison Rosenbaum, WSU Tri-Cities senior and exhibition curator. “Through creative conversation, we as artists can help raise awareness and provide an open space to discuss the impact these issues have on community, national and global levels.”

“This is a great opportunity for artists that use their art to try to change our community,” said Doug Gast, associate professor of fine arts at WSU Tri-Cities. “The exhibition will undoubtedly ask people to think critically about the world around them.”

Submissions should include 3-5 images of original art, contact information and an artist statement. There is no submission fee. All media will be considered including flat work, sculpture, video, writing, music and live performance.

For more information or to submit an entry, contact Rosenbaum at madison.rosenbaum@email.wsu.edu with the subject heading “Unmasked.”

Learn more about WSU Tri-Cities and its commitment to dynamic student engagement, research experiences and community engagement at http://www.tricity.wsu.edu.


Madison Rosenbaum, WSU Tri-Cities marketing and communications student intern, madison.rosenbaum@email.wsu.edu
Doug Gast, WSU Tri-Cities fine arts, 509-372-7185, dgast@tricity.wsu.edu
Jeffrey Dennison, WSU Tri-Cities marketing and communications director, 509-372-7319, jeffrey.dennison@tricity.wsu.edu