Fractals of Identity Call for Artists

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The Salem Art Association (SAA) seeks artists from the Chemeketa community to participate in Fractals of Identity, an exhibition in the Annex at the Bush Barn Art Center.

LGBTQ+ focused, this exhibition will explore how we come to understand our personal identity, from our sexuality to our gender identity, and beyond. How does your past inform the present, and how do various aspects of your identity inform one another? Who are you behind closed doors, and does that differ from how you present to the world? In what ways is that presentation fluid?

The SAA welcomes artwork, across a variety of mediums, and prose. Your work may explore numerous themes relating to personal identity, especially as it relates to your experiences as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. The SAA is particularly interested in submissions from artists and writers who identify as immigrants, refugees, disabled, neurodivergent, artists of color and/or rural artists.

● February 23, 2018: Proposals due
● March 9, 2018: Selected artists contacted
● April 3 2018: Delivery and begin installation of artwork
● April 4, 2018 to May 6, 2018: Exhibition dates
● May 4, 2018: Reception
● May 8, 2018: Pick up artwork

There is no entry fee. Contact Kathleen Dinges Rice, Community
Arts Education Director, at for more information