FFOYA House and Hope Harbor Sexual Trauma Recovery Center are seeking visual artists and writers to participate in a show for Sexual Assault Prevention Month.
The art show will open for the March 17 BG Gallery Hop at FFOYA House along with a poetry/prose reading. Visual art will remain on display through the month of April, which is Sexual Assault Prevention Month, and be showcased at the Take Back the Night benefit concert for Hope Harbor on April 20.
Artists’ work should relate to themes of the event: sexual violence and prevention, body image, healing, recovery, empowerment and speaking out/using your voice.
To be considered for the show, submit an email with a jpg image of completed work or work-in-progress along with a description of how the work relates to the theme no later than March 3. There is no limit to the number of pieces that can be submitted for consideration. Also include the following information on each piece: material/medium, size, display requirements, artist name and contact info (email, website, Instagram, Facebook, etc.). Send to email@example.com with "SAPM Art" in the subject line.
FFOYA House considers submissions in any medium and welcomes experimental work. All artists are welcome regardless of pedigree or professional status. Preference will be given to artists from the region served by Hope Harbor (Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson and Warren counties in Kentucky).
Poetry and prose writers interested in participating in the March 17 literary reading should send a note of interest with “March 17 Poetry/Prose” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. All original work is welcome and is not restricted to this theme. However, preference in scheduling will be given to participants who have work related to the theme of the event, so please note. Participants are welcome to sign up the night of the reading, too, time permitting.
This is the second annual partnership between FFOYA House and Hope Harbor for the Sexual Assault Prevention Month art show and Take Back the Night event. See work from the 2016 show here and read more about the event here.