As an artist you can help us make the world a better place… you can help us start a movement of change that will challenge modern slavery! We want to create a TRAVELING ART EXHIBIT with the theme of Human Trafficking and display your donated works of art around the state.
CALL-TO-ARTIST for Donation of Art in Support of OATH
Artist of all ages and all forms of medium may enter up to three (3) original works of art to be considered for the Traveling Art Exhibit. The artwork must be your original work and thematic to the issue of human trafficking (modern slavery) in one of four categories: (1) Human Trafficking – to include labor trafficking, sex trafficking, slavery, bondage, human suffering, debt bondage, and child sex trafficking. (2) Rescue of victims – to include victims reaching out for help, society intervening for their benefit, rescue operation to recover a victim, justice for victims, victim fleeing from captors, etc. (3) Freedom from Modern Slavery – to include the concept of freedom, the joy of freedom, from victim to survivor, freedom in Christ, and the transformation or healing that comes with being set free. (4) She’s 13 – public awareness campaign that focuses attention on the recruitment and commercial abuse of U.S. girls that are forced and coerced into sex trafficking (average age 12-14).
Your submitted artwork entries are to be donated to OATH. You may do this in one of two methods: (1) full donation in that OATH retains all rights to the artwork following your submission of the entry and it will be used to help raise awareness. If sold, all proceeds will go to OATH and used to support the mission of the organization. (2) 50/50 donation in that OATH retains all rights to the artwork following your submission of the entry and it will be used to help raise awareness. If sold, half of the proceeds will go to OATH and half to you the artist.
Creative ideas: to help us tell these stories in art, you will need to do a little self-educating homework so that you can better understand the issue yourself. Then as an image begins forming within you from the articles and survivor stories you will be able to use your gifting and talents to help us help others. Click through the other pages on this website… watch the videos, read the statistics, learn from the power points… it won’t take long before you begin creating a work in your mind and heart that will motivate others.
NOTE: Please be tasteful, discrete and sensitive to the trauma already associated with this evil. Do not be shy to present a dark or challenging pieces to expose this issue to others, but at the same time please do not submit works of excessive violence or torture. Also, we would prefer that you not submit explicit works of graphic nudity (pornography), sexual abuse or rape. Our goal here is inform, invite and encourage people to join with us in helping victims and ending modern slavery… not to over-stimulate the viewer to the point that they look away and don’t want to help. If your work is rejected due to this issue we will ask you to recover your donated work.
Prizes for Artist
All qualified entries will be entered in the drawing to win the Kindle fire. To qualify your artwork must be submitted with an official entry form. CLICK HERE to download the Full Donation entry form, or CLICK HERE to download the 50/50 Donation entry form. The first winner from entries submitted September 27th is Jan McKay of Tulsa. You can still submit your artwork entries for future drawings and the chance for your artwork to be excepted into the OATH Traveling Art Exhibit.
All qualified entries selected to be in the OATH Traveling Art Exhibit will be entered in the drawing to win a new iPad. After all the entries are selected to be part of the Traveling art exhibit a drawing for the iPad will be held, winner will be notified, posted and awarded the prize.
All artwork submissions that qualify as “best of the best” will be published in our exhibition book and distributed nationally. You will be contacted and interviewed for the publication should your artwork be selected for publication. Other prizes will be awarded to artist when their entries are judged at various exhibits around the state. They will include cash prizes, scholarships, gift certificates, publicity awards and ribbons.
OKC – Beauty from Pain art & tattoo shop, 733 NW 23rd St (405) 702-7240
Tulsa – Agora Coffee House, Fontana Shopping Center, 51st & N Memorial, 4959 S 79th E Ave. (918) 270-9996
When submitting your work be sure to title it and tell the story that you want conveyed with the piece. Obviously a picture is worth a thousand words, however, we will make a display card with each exhibit that provides the viewer with your name, city and the your personal thoughts about this particular work… what was your originating thought while creating the work?… what does the work stand for?… was there an underlying message in your heart and mind as you worked on it?… what last thought do you want to leave with the viewer?
What’s in it for you?… by donating your artwork you have the opportunity to promote your work, build artist recognition, and mingle with art patrons, gallery owners and abolitionist. Additionally your donation may be published in our art exhibit book and distributed nationally. Of course, because we are a non-profit, your donation is tax deductible.
- Work must be original and completed in the past 5 years
- Work must be thematic to human trafficking
- Work must be framed and/or ready for installation with your name on the back
- You must sign over all rights for usage to OATH
- If you are under the age of 18, your parents must approve of your donation to OATH
- Be willing to attend exhibits in your area
Your unique talent and creative ability to speak through artwork can lead to the freedom of others that can not speak out for themselves… and when your talent is shared with everyone, we all benefit! Please invite other artist that you know to join with us in this effort. Best wishes, we hope you win!