State of Voting Rights Inspires a Call to Artists

Isn’t it ironic?  We are getting ready to celebrate the Centennial of the legislation that gave American women the right to vote, and yet… there are still barriers to the ballot box for many Americans. That’s the subject of “Give Us the Vote,” ArtsWestchester’s compelling fall exhibition. To celebrate the suffragettes, and to gauge the state of voting in America, our curators are asking artists from throughout the region to weigh in … not in so many words … but in a work of art. Uniquely, we are asking artists to take an ordinary voting booth and transform it into a visual statement about voting rights in America. We are also asking artists to propose new works that consider contemporary barriers to the ballot.  The results of these “calls” to artists will be presented in ArtsWestchester’s street level White Plains gallery in October.  The deadline for proposals is this Monday, July 17. To submit a proposal, visit: bit.ly/GUTV_barriertoballot and bit.ly/GUTV_votingbooth.

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