Created Equal Call for Artists

Arlington Center for the Arts

Entry Deadline: Aug. 1

20 Academy Street
Arlington, MA 02476
PHONE 781.648.6220

Call to Artists: Created Equal Exhibition

Deadline to Submit: Saturday, August 1, 2020

Presented by the Arlington Center for the Arts in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Arlington.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment and the successes of the Suffrage movement, the Arlington Center for the Arts seeks submissions for its upcoming exhibition Created Equal In partnership with the League of Women Voters of Arlington, the ACA presents Created Equal to showcase artwork that exemplifies the mosaic of voices that contribute to our society and the equal weight all voices carry.

This exhibit honors the Suffrage movement and the passing of the 19th Amendment, but it is not limited to this historic moment. It serves as a reminder that these rights are hard won and need to be protected and not taken for granted. The Suffrage fighters give us inspiration, courage and hope to move forward and face the struggles we see in our community, our country, and our world today.

The ACA seeks artwork in all forms and mediums that address concepts of fundamental rights and freedoms in our society. This includes, but is not limited to women’s rights, civil rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, veteran’s rights, disability rights, freedom of speech, voter rights, criminal justice reform, and environmental protection.

This subject and dialogue are as important now as they have ever been and we welcome the opportunity to provide a platform of inclusion and equity to all artists. We are committed to presenting this exhibition opportunity as a way to amplify voices of those most marginalized by societal oppression, racism, and discrimination of any kind. We have also decided to waive all submission fees for this exhibit.

The Arlington Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome Jill Harvey, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator for the Town of Arlington and Boston-area artist Liz Shepherd as our jurors for this exhibition.

Additional Programming:

Our Opening Reception on October 8th will feature Juror Awards presented to up to three (3) exhibiting artists, as well as a Voter Registration table available for all visitors who would like to register before the October 14 deadline.

An exhibition in the ACA Hallway Gallery will feature a collection of prints of political cartoons created by artist and suffragette Blanche Ames. These cartoons, created between 1915 and 1920, depict a variety of political statements related to the suffrage movement and at the time, were published in Women’s Journal. This exhibit will be on view for the duration of Created Equal.


Deadline to Submit: August 1, 2020
Notifications to Artists: August 15, 2020
Art Drop off: September 18 & 19, 2020
Exhibit Dates: September 25 – November 6, 2020
Reception: October 8, 2020, 6:30-8pm
Exhibition Talk: TBD


This opportunity is free to submit

Artists must be over 18

Each artist may submit up to three pieces

All media accepted

Work must not have been shown in the ACA gallery within the last three years

2D work must be no wider than 48” and all 3D work should be no larger than 12” wide/deep

Accepted work must be wired and ready to hang or install

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