Call for Artists: Healing Our Humanity

Healing Our Humanity: Finding Hope, Love and Unity

A Juried Exhibition at the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art

May 6 – July 10, 2021

The Steffen Thomas Museum is inviting artists of all media and genres to apply for its annual juried exhibition. This show aims to compile a broad range of perspectives that tell the dynamic story of our current social climate and the path forward.  We seek to feature a group of artists whose work inspires communication, healing, hope, love and unity.

This year’s exhibition is Healing our Humanity: Finding Hope, Love and Unity, exemplified by the following quote by our namesake, Steffen Thomas. 

“The most important aspect of art is communication. I use universal themes and I try to communicate with all persons.  Art is unique in that a translation is not necessary, and a genuine work of art can be more powerful than a dozen ambassadors.  If we can exchange our ideas and our feelings through art, I think it will be a little more difficult for us to go shooting and dropping bombs on each other.  Perhaps I am an idealist, but this is what I believe and this is the purpose of my work.”

– Steffen Thomas, November, 1965 from “The Turbulent World of Steffen Thomas” by Richard Ainsworth as published in ‘ATLANTA’, the Official Publication of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

Interested artists can find full details and the application below. 

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Thank you for being matching donors to STMA’s 2020 Giving Tuesday fundraiser and sponsoring this exhibition.