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Calls for Proposals, Papers, Submissions, Entries, and Volunteers

SECAC posts academic and studio calls of potential interest to our members. To add a call, please forward a description in a Word document without special graphics to SECAC administrator Christine Tate at

  • Call for Juried Entries, Calamity, Moon Gallery, Berry College (11/25/19)
  • Call for Papers: Exploring the Renaissance 2020, SCRC at SMU (12/16/19)
  • Call for Exhibition Entries, Political Button Designs, WVU Libraries (12/31/19)
  • Call for Entries, 9th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Marshall University (12/1/19)
  • Call for Exhibition Submissions, Marshall University Galleries (2/1/20)


Call for entries: Calamity (Juried Exhibition), Moon Gallery, Berry College
Exhibition dates: January 13 - February 13, 2020
Deadline for submissions: Monday, November 25, 2019
Questions? Contact Brad Adams, Gallery Director, at

The Moon Gallery at Berry College welcomes up to three submissions to be considered for inclusion in Calamity, a juried exhibition with work that references the history and legacy of the Holocaust. We’re fortunate to have Dr. Catherine Lewis lend her expertise and experience as juror of this exhibition. Dr. Lewis has prepared more than 40 exhibits for museums and organizations around the country, including the High Museum of Art, the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, The Temple, Delta Airlines, the Atlanta Daily World, Historic Oakland Foundation, and the Atlanta History Center. She is the Executive Director at the Museum of History and Holocaust Education and Professor of History at Kennesaw State University.

Artists working with drawing, ceramics, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, or mixed media are encouraged to apply with work that reflects on how the Holocaust is remembered 70+ years later; responds to the current era of ignorance and denial of the Holocaust; confronts the rise of antisemitism; or counters manifestations of hate and intolerance by providing solace to the suffering.

The Moon Gallery at Berry College performs a unique role in the region—located halfway between Atlanta and Chattanooga—by providing innovative exhibitions and programming that often responds to the pressing issues we face today. With exhibitions like Calamity, students taking classes in the Art Program are supported and the local community is enriched.

There is no fee to enter.

Additional information and a link to submit work can be found here:


Call for Papers: Exploring the Renaissance 2020, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, March 26-28
Sponsored by: The South-Central Renaissance Conference (SCRC) and its affiliate societies: Queen Elizabeth I Society, Andrew Marvell Society, and Society for Renaissance Art History
Submission Deadline: Deadline: December 16, 2019

SCRC welcomes 15- to 20-minute papers on all aspects of Renaissance studies (music, art history, history, literature, language, philosophy, science, religion). Transatlantic, trans-European, and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome.

To apply, submit two abstracts: 1) 400-500 words; and 2) about 100 words. Submit your abstracts through the abstract submission form at

For more, including information about invited speakers and graduate travel fellowships visit

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2019
Committee selections: January 1-February 1, 2020
Response to artists: February 28, 2020
Work sent by: June 1, 2020
Exhibition dates: August 1, 2020-June 1, 2021
Details at
Lead Curator: Sally Brown Deskins, MA, Exhibits Coordinator, WVU Libraries,

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the U. S. Constitution (granting women the right to vote), and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (enforcing voting rights for racial minorities), the WVU Libraries are planning a major art exhibition for fall 2020 at the Downtown Campus Library around the political process with special attention to efforts to suppress the votes of women and minorities since 1920. [Voter suppression is a strategy used to influence the outcome of an election by discouraging or preventing specific groups of people from voting. It is distinguished from political campaigning in that campaigning attempts to change likely voting behavior by changing the opinions of potential voters through persuasion and organization. Voter suppression, instead, attempts to reduce the number of voters who might vote against a candidate or proposition.]

An advisory committee consisting of regional scholars, creatives and professionals are collaborating to curate the educational content and select the artwork organized in themes:

Information/Disinformation: Technology, hacking, (undermining) confidence in elections, Kobach commission (state rolls); Language, discourse, propaganda; Lies, trolling, truth-checking
Access/intimidation: How it's relevant to college students; Voter intimidation; Disenfranchisement
Legislation/legal questions: Voter ID laws; Gerrymandering; Jim Crow
Voter Fraud: Chicago Voting Fraud, Voting fraud statistics/how real is voting fraud
Advocacy/Action: What is being done? What can I do?

The artwork will play a main role, as artwork, advertising and photography played and continues to play a large role in suffrage, voting and policy. The exhibit will use the template of the campaign button as individual canvas. Artists will be asked to respond to the themes and encourage viewers to consider issues that don't get a lot of attention, in this mass media format of a button design. The button design at or around 20" diameter can be of any media, from anyone across the nation.

Button Design Specs
Design your button inspired by or in relation to any of the topics or more, via graphic design, collage, painting, drawing, 3-dimensions, whatever you imagine. Base material/canvas/paper of choice.

Diameter: 20" diameter* Canvas panel can be provided at request.
Must be hang-able with command strips (16 lbs max).

Include artist name, short bio (200 words max) and statement with relation to exhibition theme (200 words max) with submission.

Digital designs can be sent as a digital photo jpeg at 300dpi or high quality pdf at 20" diameter circle.

Artist must cover shipping if shipping original work. Designs will be open for photography and used in Library promotional material. The artwork should anticipate being legible at a 2 1/4" circle reduction for use as actual wearable buttons, if chosen.

Questions: Contact Sally Brown Deskins, WVU Libraries Exhibits Coordinator, 304.293.0369,


Call for Entries: 9th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Marshall University Galleries
Exhibition Dates: February 17 - March 27, 2020
Deadline for submissions: December 1, 2019
Contact: Jamie Platt, Gallery Director, at

Marshall University’s School of Art & Design is pleased to invite artists working in any media to submit entries. Accepted works will be displayed in Marshall University’s Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery in the Visual Arts Center located in downtown Huntington, WV.

For more details and to submit your work for consideration, please click the link below.


Call for Exhibition Submissions: Marshall University Galleries

The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2020.
Notifications will be sent by late Spring 2020.
For more information please contact Jamie Platt, Gallery Director, at

Marshall University’s School of Art & Design is seeking submissions from emerging to professional artists for solo and group shows in the fall of 2020 and spring of 2021. We have two galleries of varying sizes: The Carroll Gallery and the Birke Art Gallery located in Huntington WV. All visual arts media are eligible for consideration.

Please note that artist(s) are responsible for the cost of delivery and return shipping for their work and their travel expenses. Some gallery installation and promotional expenses are covered by the Marshall University School of Art & Design depending on the needs of the artist(s).

Electronic submissions are preferred. Please submit a brief exhibition proposal, an artist’s statement, biography, CV and a sample of 10 images representative of those you intend to display and an accompanying image list.