for artists

photo ©Nakia Kearney; artwork from The Ché Cafe in San Diego, CA

In the clamor of competing thought, art transcends language in a way that it evokes emotions and feelings that escape us in written work. But not all art speaks to all of us. The voices of the few and the marginalized are often left unheard (and unseen). Therefore, this list is dedicated to opportunities that provide platforms for these voices.

APRIL 2018

20 April

yəhaw̓ is accepting artwork from Indigenous creatives for its exhibition, which will celebrate the diversity and depth of Indigenous art. The exhibition will be featured at Seattle’s King Street Station. Review the guidelines for specific info on eligibility and submission requirements.

22 April

In July, Woman Made Gallery is hosting Wordplay, an exhibition that features submissions from female identified artists who “use text and image or text as image as a means of creative expression.”

05 May

Las Laguna Gallery is accepting works from artists over the age of 50. There are no restrictions on style, content, or medium. Selected works will be featured in the gallery’s “The 2nd Half-A Group Exhibition for Artists 50 or Older” in June 2018.


African Voices is committed to fostering understanding and awareness of the African Diaspora through art. Visual artists are strongly encouraged to first review the latest issue of African Voices, then download submission guidelines for artwork specifications.

The Awakenings Foundation provides a voice to survivors of sexual violence. It accepts artistic expressions from visual artists, writers, musicians, and other forms of storytelling.

The Good Men Project is seeking work that explores the connection between men and manhood through an array of topics. Anyone can submit.

Moko is a non-profit journal that publishes work (written and visual art) that reflects Caribbean heritage and experiences. Emerging and established creatives are encouraged to submit.

Solstice publishes unheard voices in its tri-quarterly magazine. It celebrates diversity and accepts photography that encourages dialogue.

Storm Cellar is a literary journal on safety and danger. It has a specific focus on the Midwest, environmental issues, and minority voices. Review the guidelines and submit here.

Sukoon publishes Arab-themed art and accepts submissions all year. Artists are encouraged to include a bio with their submission.