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Collage of artworks: canvas by artist Pops Peterson, “Freedom from Shame,” portrays a sports hero, a hockey player with left arm ending at the elbow, in his moment of glory. After winning big at a hockey match, a teammate pours champagne over his head in celebration;color illustration of a creature in a bathtub wearing a snorkelling mask; colorful marker painting of woman; black and white photo of woman with violin. Text: MOD. Call for Art. "Breaking Barriers." 2017. Deadline: August 1, 2017. www.mass.gov/mod/art. Massachusetts Office on Disability.

The deadline to enter the Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) 2017 Call for Art and juried art exhibition is one week from today!  Submission deadline is August 1, 2017.  Please submit a photo of your original artwork online by midnight on August 1, 2017 for a chance to see your work displayed at a public exhibition at the Massachusetts State House in November 2017 and in an online gallery. The theme of the exhibition to spark your creativity is “Breaking Barriers.”

Click Here To Submit Your Artwork!

A central purpose in holding this exhibition is to showcase the talent of our Commonwealth residents and to present works to the public that will raise awareness of and challenge the barriers and stigma that persons may encounter. Artists who enter the Call for Art will have an opportunity to gain statewide exposure. Approximately 4,000 visitors pass through the State House every day!

Each entry will be reviewed by the Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) and jury.

Jury:

Pops Peterson, Artist in Residence, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination;
Marian Brown, Founding Executive Director, Arts Connect International;
David D’Arcangelo, Director, Massachusetts Office on Disability;
Dan Serig, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Massachusetts College of Art & Design;
Charles J. Washburn, Vice President & COO, VSA Massachusetts

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The Call for Art is open to all Massachusetts residents ages 18 and over. Out-of-state students of Massachusetts colleges and universities are eligible. Submissions must be original two-dimensional works of visual art; photography is welcome.  All details can be found on the Call for Art Webpage.

To request reasonable accommodation(s), please contact Evan Bjorklund, MOD’s ADA Coordinator at 617-727-7440 x27324 or by email at evan.bjorklund@massmail.state.ma.us.

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