DQ_ed.2017 International Open call for Art and Critical Essays Delineating Queer


      The East Hawaii Cultural Council issues a international open call for visual works and critical essays that engage a delineation of queer and response to the unsustainable resurgence of global conservative

      agenda. The presentation is organized in support of the UH Hilo LGBTQ+ Center and Hawaii Island Pride community. Identification as queer is not a requirement for entry. Visual works and critical essays

      are not limited to issues related to gender identity or sexual orientation. Works will be curated by a panel of four (4) Hawaii based visual artists/scholars, and selected for presentation in the main exhibition

      galleries through the month of May 2017.

      No fee will be required to submit work(s) for review.

      Essays limited to 1000 words; all forms of visual media welcome.


  •   Open call is for one to three (1-3) original works utilizing any visual media, and

  •   Essays and artist statements limited to 1000 words or less and submitted as a digital document file

  •   Submission of jpeg images required for visual review and selection must be sized to

      1920 pixels for the longest dimension (3mb maximum file size)

  •   A pre-paid return shipping label must accompany all art works sent for this exhibition


  •   April 3 digital review of art works and critical essays begins

  •   April 10 notification of selection

  •   April 26 selected works must arrive by this date to EHCC

  •   May 5 through May 27 exhibition dates (galleries closed Sunday and Monday)

  •   June 7 exhibited works will be return shipped by this date

      Mailing Address:

     East Hawaii Cultural Council DQ_ed.17 Exhibition
     141 Kalakaua St.
     Hilo, HI 96720

     Direct email correspondence to: Michael Marshall mdmarsha@ehcc.org Website: http://www.ehcc.org/

     DISCLAIMER: The East Hawaii Cultural Council will exercise every precaution in the handling and exhibition of work. Participants waive liability in the event of accidental damage or loss.