San Antonio-based Hearts Need Art is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building an equitable community through healing arts provided at no cost to patients and their caregivers.
The organization is pleased to announce an open call for entries in its virtual art show, I No Longer Fear Death, I Fear Not Living. The title of the show is the first line of a poem written by cancer survivor Anthony Morales. Hearts Need Art encourages participants to take any part of the poem and create a visual, audio or video piece that reflects on this poem. Here is the poem in its entirety.
I no longer fear death. I fear not living.
I no longer fear death
I fear not making the most of every day
I fear not giving back
I fear not laughing my butt off
dancing my heart out
singing my soul on
I fear not hugging my loved ones
And holding on for dear life
I fear not telling people in my life how much they mean to me
I fear missing an opportunity to say
I love you
I fear not being the loudest and proudest supporter
for someone when they’re flying
oh so high
and being the most empathetic and softest shoulder to cry on
when they fall back down to earth
I fear going a day without making one person’s day better
It’s hard living a meaningful life
But it’s harder living a meaningless one
I no longer fear death
I fear not living
I see now
life happens when you’re making plans
Call Type: Competitions
Event Dates: Feb. 4 through March 4, 2022
Entry Deadline: Dec 30, 2021
Entry Fee: $30.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$2.00
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Images: minimum: 0, maximum: 4
Audio: minimum: 0, maximum: 4
Video: minimum: 0, maximum: 4
Total Media: minimum: 1, maximum: 4
Unfortunately, no sculptures are allowed in this art call.
Exhibition Dates: Opening on World Cancer Day, Feb. 4, 2022, and running through March 4, 2022.
Virtual Reception: A virtual Zoom reception will be held on February 4th. Details and the link to the Zoom call will be released well in advance.
Best in Show Prize: $200
First place in each category: $50
- Mixed media
There will also be non-monetary Honorable Mention awards in each category presented with certificates.
Artists will receive email notices of accepted artwork on or before January 31st, 2022. A SEPARATE email notice will be sent on the same date showing non-accepted artwork. A non-refundable entry fee will be charged. $30 one entry, $2.00 for each additional entry up to four pieces. Payments to be made by credit card, debit (VISA or MC) or PayPal through the CaFÉ application. Diptychs and triptychs count as one piece. Use only one image of the entire diptych or triptych. Only online entries with digitally uploaded images to CaFÉ will be accepted. Digital entries must be RECEIVED via the CaFÉ application by Dec. 30th, 2021 before 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time. Notification of acceptance will be posted on CaFE.
All properly prepared entries will be viewed and judged by the juror. The decision of the juror is final. No more than two works by any one artist will be included in the final juried selection. If your work is misrepresented, we reserve the right to refuse to feature your artwork in the Online Gallery.
Juror: Christopher Rabb
Chris received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, in 2005. He then went on to earn a Master of Arts in Art in 2008 and a Master of Fine Arts in Art in 2010, both from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. His artwork has been displayed, published and sold all across the country. Over the last ten years, Christopher has been creating artwork and educating others. Recently, Christopher has launched an online gallery, Rabb.Studio, which he hopes one day to help other artists boost their careers. Christopher lives in San Antonio, Texas, creating art full-time.
NOTE: Hearts Need Art prohibits nudity and foul language. This is a family-friendly virtual art show. The organixation reserves the right to refuse artwork which, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, would be offensive to online visitors.