The Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Exhibit: Artists for Peace and Common Understanding between the Peoples of the Middle East and the United States.

John Natsoulas Center for the Arts

Entry Deadline: Mar. 15

521 First Street
Davis, CA 95618

n April 6th, 2013, we will celebrate the life and accomplishments of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens with live jazz and an exhibit of original art with an emphasis on Middle Eastern artists and themes. Chris loved the land and cultures and of the Middle East and North Africa; he went beyond the walls of the Embassy to learn first hand the concerns of the people. Secretary Hilary Clinton referred to him as a “Jazz Diplomat,” always improvising the next stage of conversation and collaboration as he made friends for the United States.

Overall the exhibition will bring together artists from around the world with the goal to create a lively, visual dialogue about peace and cultural acceptance between the United States and countries of the Middle East and North Africa, which we hope will continue to grow long after the exhibition is over.

Chris had a passion for building bridges between the peoples of the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States. In this spirit a fund has been established in his name to support his important, yet unfinished, endeavor. All proceeds from the exhibition will go toward the J. Christopher Stevens Fund (see

Call for Artists

Entry Procedures for Artists for Peace and Common Understanding Between The Peoples of the Middle East and the United States Exhibition.

1. Send image, no greater than 1 megabyte, to the [email protected]. accompanied by a text document with name of artist, title of work, year created, medium, and dimensions. Please write “Stevens Art Exhibition” in the Subject line of your email entry. All medium, except video art, will be considered.

Image and information must be received by March 15. You will receive acceptance or rejection notice from the jurying committee within one week.

2.Work accepted must be ready to hang or install and be received at John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, 521 First Street, Davis, CA 95616 by Saturday, March 30th, 2013.

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