Call for Art: What’s Peace Got to Do With It: Transforming Conflicts in Your Relationship, Career, and Community. Deadline: April 3

The Center for Peace & Conflict Studies in conjunction with The Art Galleries (TAG) at ACC is excited to invite artists from our ACC community to submit artwork for the 10th Annual Spring Symposium entitled, What’s Peace Got to Do With It: Transforming Conflicts in Your Relationship, Career, and Community.

This year’s open call asks artists to envision what peace and conflict transformation mean to their relationships, career, and/or local to global community.

This year’s guest juror is Natalie Earhart, co-founder and Editor in Chief of the arts magazine, Almost Real Things. Earhart will select the artwork for display and will also choose contest prize winners.

Contest Prize:

1st Place – $200

Second Place – $100

Third Place – $50

How “peace” and “conflict” are defined in the disciplines of peace & conflict studies (PACS):

CONFLICT is viewed as a natural part of all relationships that presents the possibility for either cycles of hurt and destruction, or an opportunity to build a better structure for the relationship. Conflict transformation requires a positive orientation toward conflict and a willingness to work with others to produce constructive change and growth. It brings into focus the horizon toward which we journey – the building of healthy relationships and communities, locally and globally.

PEACE requires not only stopping violence and harm, but also the building of the right relationships and social structures through a radical respect for human rights and nonviolence as a way of life. The only sustainable peace is embedded in justice.

For a little more about peace studies and conflict transformation, watch this short video from the Director of the Center for Peace & Conflict Studies, Dr. Shirin Khosropour.

Exhibition dates: April 19 – May 10

Deadline to submit artwork: Wednesday, April 3.

Submit artwork here:

All students, staff and alumni of Austin Community College are welcome to submit.

This exhibition will be held in the Art Lab at the Highland Campus, Building 4000.


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