Clemson University

Call for Artists - "A new birth of freedom..." - a juried art exhibition

Clemson University’s Cooper Library invites artists from the university and the Clemson community to submit works for a juried exhibition, organized in parallel with the upcoming international conference, “Lincoln’s Unfinished Work.”

We are seeking works that reflect on one or more of the conference themes:

  • The promise and reality of ‘a new birth of freedom’ as articulated in the Gettysburg Address
  • The past, future, and realities of race relations in the U.S.
  • The struggle for full American citizenship : voting rights, civil rights, social and legal justice
  • The prospects for national unity in the face of deep division over race, politics, and ideology
  • When, what, and where is ‘The New South’? Who are we now?
  • Incorporating western lands into the country and the status of native peoples
  • The unfinished struggle of women for equal citizenship.

Expanded themes: Clemson University’s racial past/present; black lives, landscapes, and cultures; democracy and protest.

We welcome submissions in any medium or mix of media, including digital works and video, and in any style, made within the last 5 years.

Exhibition site & dates: R. M. Cooper Library, November 27 – December 12, 2018.

Submission deadline: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 – 6:00 p.m.

Juror: Dr. Kendra Stewart-Tillman, Director, Gantt Multicultural Center

Prizes:      1st place $300        –         2nd place $150       

Recipients will be selected by the juror and announced at the juror’s talk.

For submission guidelines and information, contact



Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Clemson Libraries

Event Type

Arts/Entertainment, CVA, Galleries & Showcases, Special Events/Art Sales, Academic Calendar


College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Art, History, Libraries

Target Audience

All Audiences, Students





Contact Name:

Kathy Edwards

Contact Phone:

864 656 4289

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