South Shore Art Center Call for Entry

Black Lives / White Fragility

  • | Start Date: 9/17/2021 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 10/17/2021 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $25.00 USD per 3
  • | Additional Entries: $10.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: South Shore Art Center

Black Lives and White Fragility—National Exhibition,
juried by Rob “ProBlak” Gibbs, Muralist; Visual Artist of Residence, MFA; Co-founder, Artists For Humanity

November 4 – December 17, 2021
Black Lives and White Fragility
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 5, 6PM

National Show Open to all media, original works of the Black Lives and White Fragility theme.

ABOUT THE THEME: This juried exhibition will examine white privilege and address rascism through black and white or monochromatic images. The exhibition title references both the Black Lives Matter movement and Robin DiAngelo’s book, White Fragility. Our goal is to present an authentic dialogue to inspire greater respect and understanding.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Sunday, October 17, 2021 end of day. Accepted works posted by Thursday, October 21, by end of day.

JPEG SIZING: Images submitted via Smarter Entry should be at least 1280 pixels in the longest dimension at 72 ppi; file size not to exceed 2 MB.

$25 for three images. $10 for each additional image up to 6 total images.

ALL WORKS MUST BE FOR SALE. South Shore Art Center receives 40% of the purchase price. Please submit only work that will be available at the time of the exhibition and will remain for its entirety. Work must have been created within the past three years. No accepted entry may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition. No pricing changes will be allowed after acceptance. Living artists only. Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible. Entries must not have been previously exhibited at SSAC or the SSAC Arts Festival. If the work does not fully reflect what is represented on the submitted image, South Shore Art Center reserves the right to eliminate it from the exhibition.

Two-dimensional work must be professionally presented and firmly wired. No sawtooth hangers, no sandwich frames. 3-D work should include a sturdy pedestal.

Accepted entries will posted on South Shore Art Center’s website ( by Thursday, October 21, 2021.

Shipping, return shipping and a handling fee for shipped work are the responsibility of the artist. No Sunday Deliveries. Delivery by November 1. Hand delivered work drop off: October 28–30, 10:00–4:00;

Hand delivered works may be picked up January 4-6, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. However, if artists need works earlier, they must be pre-arrange a pick-up date with SSAC staff. SSAC will return shipped work by January 15, 2021. A handling fee of $25 is required for shipped artwork.

I understand that South Shore Art Center will ensure work accepted to the extent of 60% of the artist’s stated value while the work is in the Art Center’s custody and control.

Submission to Black Lives and White Fragility constitutes an agreement with all conditions of this show. South Shore Art Center reserves the right to photograph or use a submitted image for an accepted work for publicity purposes. South Shore Art Center reserves the right to reject any work not resembling the submitted entry or work that is not ready to be shown according to the aforementioned specifications.

First Prize, $500
Second Prize, $300
Third Prize, $200
Awards of Merit (3)