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Arts Guild New Jersey is looking for artworks in all mediums for an exhibit entitled ISSUES which will be presented at the Guild in April 2015.

There are many works from the History of Art that were created as artists’ response to national or international social or political events. Among the most notable are Picasso’s GUERNICA (protesting the Nazi bombing of the Spanish town of Guernica at the outset of WWII) ¬†and the THIRD OF MAY and FIFTH of MAY by Francisco Goya (depicting events from the Spanish Civil War.

Within the past few years, social and political events have mobilized artists around the globe to speak out on ISSUES and work to develop a much-needed dialog on the world events that should demand our attention and, in the minds of many, our action.

ISSUES is an exhibit intended to show an overview of this tremendous phenomenon. Our exhibit is not intended to support any of the causes which artists are highlighting in their work, but to point out that this outpouring of creative energy by contemporary artists is indeed happening and directing the eyes of the world to the many world events that should either alarm us all or demand that we add our voices to the growing chorus of concerned citizens who call for action to be taken or protest to be aired.

This exhibit is open to artists working in any medium and from any geographic location.

Deadline for submissions is NOVEMBER 30, 2014.