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EXTENDED DEADLINE: February 22, 2017 - Midnight


This year, communities of artists across the United States are generating artwork in celebration of women, racial and sexual equality, marriage equality, gender identity, environmental protection, affordable health care and access to safe and legal abortion. In tandem with this cultural movement, Art Rise Savannah is partnering with Planned Parenthood Southeast to organize its first feminist exhibition of 2017.

The Personal is Political examines the relationship between personal experience and the political structures we navigate in our daily lives. It engages art as a vehicle of civic action, featuring works by national artists committed to investigating identity, freedom and resistance through their practice.

We are now seeking submissions for The Personal is Political, opening March 9th, 2017 with a private fundraising event benefiting Planned Parenthood Southeast. This call is open to artists of all gender identities, racial and economic backgrounds living across the globe. Consideration will be given to all mediums and dimensions. $5 of each submission fee will go to benefit Planned Parenthood Southeast. See FAQ information below for further details.

The Personal is Political will run concurrently with the exhibiting of internationally acclaimed artist and activist Niki Johnson’s latest artwork, Hills & Valleys. Hills & Valleys is a large scale sculptural piece constructed out of the signage from Planned Parenthood health care centers defunded in Wisconsin under their current Governor Scott Walker and his administration. Johnson will be speaking at the opening and will be addressing issues of civic engagement, empowerment, and the vital role in activism during her time in Savannah.

An publicly accessible opening reception will be held on Friday, March 10th from 6-9 pm. The next day, Saturday March 11th, a panel discussion moderated by Jessica Leigh Lebos will be held at 2PM at Art Rise Gallery.

Planned Parenthood Southeast will also be hosting a ticketed fundraiser on the Thursday before the opening reception. "Art & Activism" will feature an artist talk by Niki Johnson and a champagne toast.

Art & Activism


  • The Personal is Political will be on display from March 10, 2017 to March 20, 2017 at Art Rise Gallery

  • Art Rise Gallery is located at 1522 Bull Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • There is a $25 submission fee to submit up to three artworks.

  • $5 from each submission fee will be donated to Planned Parenthood Southeast.

  • 50% of the selling price of artwork will be donated to Planned Parenthood Southeast, serving Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi with reproductive health care, education, and advocacy.

Submission Instructions:

  1. Visit to begin the payment process.

  2. After successfully paying online please send us an email at following the guidelines set below.

  3. After sending your email please share our facebook event at:

Email Guidelines

Email Subject: “Personal is Political - YOUR NAME”

Email Body:


Phone Number


Artist Website

Image Attachments

  • Please label all images as “Artist Name_Title_Medium_Dimensions_Year”

  • All images should be in .jpg or .png format and no larger than 7MB

  • Multiple images can be used to describe sculptural pieces

Please be advised:

  1. The artist is responsible for shipping both TO AND FROM Art Rise Gallery; a prepaid shipping label addressed “Return to Sender” MUST be included in the packaging to the gallery.

  2. All accepted works MUST comply with gallery hanging requirements: picture hanging wire, and/or installation instructions should be mailed with the accepted work. Art Rise Gallery does not allow anything to be hung from the ceiling specifically.

  3. Art Rise Gallery will display prices on title cards, if your work is accepted. Art Rise Gallery will handle any and all sales transactions between the buyer and the work of art.

  4. All work and/or artist profit will be returned to the artist within one to two weeks of closing date.




Art Rise Savannah, Inc. is a federally recognized 501c3 Arts Organization headquartered in Savannah, Georgia.

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