In conjunction with the conference, the organizers would like to host a display of artworks (both two-dimensional and three-dimensional), which embody the concept(s) of human rights. Further clarification and inspiration may be found within the 30 Articles of the United Nation’s The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Recurring themes in artwork related to emancipation from slavery, poverty, equal respect for all or a sense of global community would all be appropriate. It is important that all submitted works inspire a respect for human rights.
Artists are free to interpret the theme(s) in any manner they choose. All artworks related to the theme will be accepted. However, the organizers of the conference retain the right to decline artworks deemed offensive or, in their determination, do not adequately express the intended theme.
Who May Enter
This exhibit is limited to all students (undergraduate or graduate) enrolled at any college or university within the state of Florida. Any media may be submitted, including time-based media. However no work may exceed 4’ in height or width, nor exceed 50 lbs. in weight. Time-based media will require submission of a digital file in .mov format.
Any questions related to the submission of artwork my be addressed to:
Professor Jack King
Department of Art
The University of Tampa
401 W. Kennedy Blvd.,
Tampa, FL 33606
Artists must email notification of their intent to display an entry to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 12. A brief description of the piece should be included, along with a digital image of the work(s) to be shown (if possible).
All artwork for consideration should be set up on the 9th floor of Vaughn Hall at the University of Tampa by 9 a.m. Doors open at 8 a.m. Judging will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.. Winners will be announced at 2 p.m. All artwork must remain on display until 2 p.m.. All artists are invited to attend the conference and to remain close to their work between 1-2 pm to discuss their work with the conference attendees. Artwork may be removed at 2 p.m., and must be removed before the end of the conference at 6 p.m.
All accepted artwork will be on continual display during the Human Rights Conference, 9th floor Vaughn Center, University of Tampa.
Two $100 awards will be given. One award for the best two dimensional (including time based media) and one award for the best three-dimensional artwork exhibited. Judging will done by a small group of professional conference organizers and a professional artist.