Friday, February 16, 2018
Across human cultures, religion has been one of the leading sources of both inspiration and conflict among individuals and groups. It has provided the motivation for some of the most significant movements for social reform, and for some of the most significant violations of fundamental moral norms. It has both supported and stood in opposition to domination and social hierarchy.
In keeping with the COMPAS program’s mission of fostering civil and informed discussion of important and controversial issues of public concern, we are soliciting contributions in the visual arts from a wide range of religious and non-religious perspectives.
Suggested topics include:
- The role of religion and pluralism in domestic and global politics
- Religion as a cause of violence and a force for peace
- Religious and secular understandings of human equality and social justice
- The relationship between religious and scientific modes of understanding
- The prospects for inter-religious cooperation to address challenges such as global poverty and environmental sustainability
We welcome submissions from anyone in the Columbus area. Awards will be offered in two categories: College Students (OSU, CCAD, etc) and Columbus Community (OSU-related and other).
For each group, there will be:
- One Grand Prize, $500
- Up to 2 awards of excellence, $250 each
- Up to 3 awards of distinction, $50 each
All types of visual art are eligible: painting/drawing, sculpture, glass, photography, art and technology, printmaking, ceramics, etc.
- Submissions Due: February 16, 2018
- Jury Notification: February 23, 2018
- Drop-off: March 2, 2018
- Show: March 9, 2018
- Pickup Date: Late March / Early May
Limit of two pieces per person.
The show will be hosted by The Steam Factory (400 West Rich Street, Columbus OH, 43215). While the Steam Factory does not carry insurance for artwork, every care will be taken to protect the work during the exhibition.
Applications should be submitted at go.osu.edu/COMPASArtContest and must include:
- The artist’s full name
- The category of submission (College Student or Columbus Community)
- The title of the artwork
- The medium of the artwork
- A high resolution photograph of the work or a video link as appropriate
- A brief artist’s statement (~100 words)