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Call for Submissions to the Celebrate EveryBODY Juried Exhibition

Celebrate EveryBODY Juried Exhibition call for submissions

PROMOTING POSITIVE BODY IMAGE—Event on February, 27th–March 3rd 2012
Submission deadline: 9th February 2012

What is Celebrate Every BODY week?
This event is sponsored by IU Campus Recreational Sports, IU Health Center and the Coalition for Overcoming Problem Eating/Exercise (C.O.P.E.), and coincides with National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. 40-60% of male and female college students struggle with some degree of disordered eating/exercise, and the purpose of this event is to promote positive body image. As millions of women and men suffer from eating disorders and the internalization of the “thin ideal” espoused by media, the message of Celebrate Every Body is meant to counteract this problematic, narrowly defined version of beauty.

We are interested in the submission of art work from students, faculty, and staff connected to IU. Submissions may be any two dimensional or three dimensional work whose size can be supported by a pedestal or easel. Installations, performance pieces, videos, or live experiments will not be accepted. We expect all artists to be confident that their work will be complete and presentable by February 25th, 2012. All two dimensional work should be framed.

C.O.P.E. will provide a setting for the event at the SRSC, open to all IU students and faculty for one week, (Feb 25th- March 3rd). As this is a grassroots project which recognizes the power of art to evoke a positive paradigm shift in and for the community, collaboration from the artists will be greatly appreciated.

Artists with accepted submissions will be expected to bring their piece(s) to the SRC on Saturday, Feb 25th at 12pm, aid in the installation, and pick up their piece(s) March 3rd at 12pm. Artists with accepted submissions will be notified by February 18th. Artists may submit up to three pieces. A second juried selection of pieces from the SRC will be hung at the IMUG Gallery March 3rd-March 10th.

In order to apply for Celebrate EveryBODY 2012, please send the following materials to us till the 9th of February 2012:
-your full name and complete contact details
-the title of the submitted work
-jpeg image of the work. Digital images must be clearly labeled with title and artist’s name.
-type of medium, size, and year of production
-a 150 word bio written in third person

-Include  jpeg and all other information in PDF format and email it to the C.O.P.E. team
-you are responsible for providing a good impression of your work by sharing good quality files.
-Submitted work which differs significantly from the image provided will be rejected.


Ask for submission forms by replying to

After completion, please send your application to the C.O.P.E. team email:
-deadline: midnight February 9th, 2012
-decision process: The works to be presented will be selected by a committee including the COPE curatorial team and invited experts.

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