“Celebrate Curiosity” Art Contest Open to Local Artists

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“Celebrate Curiosity” Art Contest Open to Local Artists

Faith Leaders and Leaders of Conscience has created an art contest in response to the violence against Temple Beth Shalom, the murders of the Asian women and their coworkers in Georgia, and the shoppers in Colorado.

“We were looking for something in addition to vigils, statements, and legislation that would reach into the hearts of our communities,” said the Rev. Gen Heywood, convener of FLLC. “Our art contest is part of that plan. This is more than a one time event as we need many ways to experience our shared humanity. “

The contest will be followed by a short story contest and, later, a photojournalistic contest. 

For this art contest, judges are looking for a singular graphic, color image that can be put in the windows of businesses and homes, on social media, on signs, merchandise, and other media to share the message that we “Celebrate Curiosity.”

Contestants are asked to create “A well-crafted image that will convey a visual expression of the people of Eastern Washington and North Idaho’s commitment to Celebrate Curiosity through solidarity, inclusion, advocacy, accountability, and truth. It is a bold statement that all people, all religious and non-religious people, all those whose ancestors were the first on these lands and those new here, all genders, skin tones, sexual identities, and differing abilities are connected, respected, supported, and valued.”

Submissions are due May 12

Judges include:

  • Associate Professor Reinaldo Gil Zambrano
  • Gloria Ochoa-Bruck, senior Director of Diversity,Kalispel Tribe,
  • Jeffery Veregge, award-winning Native American Artist & Writer from the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
  • Ryann Louie, co-chair of Spokane’s Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC), and a Spectrum Center Task Force Member
  • Charity Doyl, Hispanic Business Professional Association

Email FLLConscience@gmail.com for more information on how to enter the contest.  

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Journalism Instructor at Washington State University.

She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and for the Religion News Service.

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