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Artists Invited To Tackle Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault In Danbury Show

Lisa Scails is the Executive Director of Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut where artists are invited to submit entries for "End Works 2017" to bring attention to domestic violence and sexual assault.
Lisa Scails is the Executive Director of Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut where artists are invited to submit entries for "End Works 2017" to bring attention to domestic violence and sexual assault. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury area artists are invited to submit entries to an initiative that will shine a light on the problems of domestic violence and sexual assault.

"End Works 2017" is a collaboration between the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and Women's Center of Greater Danbury.

For the project, artists are asked to submit two-dimensional works along with statements on domestic violence and sexual assault. The artwork will then be exhibited in an art series, with selected pieces slated for auction to benefit the Women's Center.

"Art has the ability to give voice to and increase awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault," said Cultural Alliance Executive Director Lisa Scails.

"The goal of this collaboration is to provide an opportunity for artists to show work that will engage and move the community forward in a meaningful discussion. We anticipate a spectrum of responses that will illuminate the truth about these issues, raise questions, and give hope."

The project will offer a way to express the "reality of domestic violence and sexual assault in a unique and creative manner," said Women's Center President and CEO Pat Zachman.

Artists 18 and older who are based in Connecticut and are members of the Cultural Alliance may submit an entry.

Click here to become a member or send a check to 287 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810.The fee is $45.

Artists may submit up to three pieces. Works may be representational or abstract. All media including oils, watercolors, graphics, acrylics, computer-generated pieces, or photography, may be submitted. Works in progress are allowed.

All submissions must be of original design and must be for sale.

The Cultural Alliance reserves the right to reject any and all works of art submitted to the exhibition.

A jury of accomplished artists will judge submissions. Artists selected to exhibit may be chosen for auction at the Women’s Center annual Gala, “An Evening Together” on Friday, April 7 at the Amber Room Danbury.

All proceeds from selected pieces for auction will benefit the Women's Center.

Artists may submit their entries here by March 10. For more information, call (203) 798 0760.

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