Thank you for your interest in submitting, the submissions window has now closed. We look forward to sharing the exhibition with you!
Inspired by Amanda Gorman's inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb,” we invited the Soka community to submit creative responses to Gorman’s calls to action which will be displayed in a virtual exhibition. All students, faculty, and staff were welcome to submit creative responses (from poetry to paintings to choreography and music, and more!) to the Aflame and Unafraid Exhibition.
Please note that you will also have to register for the event in order to attend it. You may register on the Events Information tab or from the Submission Form.
Using an innovative, open source platform called artsteps, we have created a virtual gallery space to house our exhibition and enable interactive touring. If you would like to submit a creative response to be displayed in the Aflame and Unafraid Exhibition, please read the following information for instructions.
By submitting your artwork, you will be asked to accept our terms and conditions as outlined in the Artist Release Statement.
Please convert your artwork into the following eligible formats for artsteps:
*Please note that maximum file size for each file type is 4MB. However, if you use Audio in conjunction with another format, then the COMBINED TOTAL file size can only be 4MB.
Thank you for your interest in submitting, the submissions window has now closed. The final deadline was April 4. We look forward to sharing the exhibition with you!
We will also ask for a short description of your work (50-75 words) in order to create a gallery label for it within the exhibition. Let us know:
Descriptions are open to interpretation. If you would like some guidance, think about the following questions: what inspired you to create this piece? What were or are you feeling? What do you hope viewers gain from it? Judy Rand, Director of Rand and Associates, recommends putting yourself in the visitor’s shoes: "ask yourself: WWAVW – What Would A Visitor Wonder? In other words: Why might a visitor need a label here?" (from Barbara L. Hilden's Exhibition Development: How to Write Effective Labels)
Exhibition label from Stefania Van Dyke at the Denver Art Museum
Exhibition label from the Victoria & Albert Museum (from "Gallery Text at the V&A")