CALL FOR ART STORIES & SPACES: Reclaiming the process of coming out Stories & Spaces exhibition is centered on queer individual's stories with coming out and the process and/or ongoing struggle to create spaces to forge their own personal identities. This exhibit explores the struggle of coming out of the closet and being able to reclaim the process for themselves. Through the art and stories represented artists reflect and reclaim the space that is held for both trauma, strength and in turn celebrate the juxtaposition of collective identities and stories. The Brookings Arts Council (BAC) is located in the renovated historic former Carnegie Library. There are 103 feet of wall space and approximately 1300 square feet of floor space between two galleries. There are a variety of pedestals of various sizes available for use. DEADLINE FOR ENTRY SUBMISSION: Entries must be postmarked or at the Brookings Arts Council no later than October 21st, 2021. There is not an entry fee to submit a work RULES FOR ENTRY : If photos/art are framed they must include a wire to hang Open to all those in the LGBTQ community All forms of art are welcome Artist may use a pseudonym on work on display but must leave correct contact information with the BAC. All information will remain private. Every reasonable precaution will be taken to assure the safety of submitted artwork. However, the Brookings Arts Council will not be responsible for loss or damage to artwork, however caused. Artists are responsible for insuring their own work. The BAC reserves the right to use images submitted by successful applicants for publicity purposes. Should your work be accepted, the center receives a 25% commission on any works sold. If you have any questions, please contact the Brookings Arts Council at: (605) 692-4177 or email@example.com. Brookings Arts Council, 524 4th Street, Brookings SD 57006.