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Community members are invited to create original artworks exploring the theme of bodily autonomy for our March exhibit, "Unto Ourselves: Radical Autonomy," in partnership with Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic (KBFPC). A portion of artwork sales will support their programs, including the R.E.C. Room. Learn more about KBFPC and R.E.C. Room here!

The show will be on display in HCOA's gallery from March 3- April 1. In addition to First Friday hours from 5-7pm on March 3, there will also be an opening celebration on Saturday, March 4 with music, friends, food, and live performances!

What is bodily autonomy?

Who gets to have it, and why?

How do you define and protect your boundaries?

Are there parts of you -- physical, emotional, spiritual -- that no one has access to?

If it's your choice, what do you choose? What would it feel like to be completely, radically free?

Join us to explore and celebrate our individual physicality and our shared humanity.

To perform at the opening celebration, contact Carolyn at KBFPC: carolyn@kbfpc.org

All performance mediums are encouraged! Live music, theatrical acts, spoken word, etc. -- we'd love to have a diversity of performers exploring the theme of bodily autonomy.

To submit artwork for the gallery exhibit:

Complete the online submission form before dropping off artwork and no later than February 22.
Drop off artwork at HCOA between February 20-27 during gallery hours, 1-5pm Monday through Saturday. Submissions must be received at HCOA no later than 5pm on February 27.

Participation Guidelines:

  • We encourage that most or all works be for sale, as this is a fundraiser for KBFPC!
  • Self-expression and authentic exploration of the theme is encouraged! Please be aware that the gallery is open and accessed by all ages.
  • Due to the nature of the show, artist work may be displayed anonymously if you so choose.
  • Price of sold works will be split 3 ways between the artist, HCOA, and KBFPC. Artist has the option to donate their portion, in which case the sale price will be split 50/50 between HCOA and KBFPC.
  • Maximum 3 pieces per artist.
  • Completed submission form required.
  • Works should have been created within the last 2 years and not previously shown at HCOA.
  • All mediums welcome.
  • Contact HCOA prior to submitting large works. There is no size limit and we will do our best to accommodate all entries. However, it is possible we will have to reject large pieces due to space constraints.
  • Artworks must be ready for gallery display. Small stretched canvases do not need wire. Framed artworks and items on canvas board, panel, wood, etc must have wire or hooks on the back for hanging. Paper should be mounted, framed, or otherwise prepared for gallery display. Digital media should be submitted on a USB drive. Artist is required to provide specialty materials for display when necessary.
  • We reserve the right to reject entries that do not meet gallery standards or adhere to the guidelines.
Where to send payment for sold work
Sales Commission (see participation guidelines for details) *
acrylic, graphite, video, photography, etc
size in inches, length of time, etc
Optional
Sales Commission (see participation guidelines for details)
acrylic, graphite, video, photography, etc
size in inches, length of time, etc
Optional
Sales Commission (see participation guidelines for details)
acrylic, graphite, video, photography, etc
size in inches, length of time, etc
Optional

We reserve the right to reject any submission.

Terms of Participation