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Art Across the Academy Seeks Artist Submissions

UPDATE: Deadline Extended to August 31


Germantown Academy's Art Across the Academy program is hosting an exhibit entitled PROUD: The Power of Art to Challenge & Celebrate History & Social Change on campus from October 7-November 18, 2021 that will celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month in October. 

"PROUD: The Power of Art to Challenge & Celebrate History & Social Change is an exhibition that creates a visual dialogue highlighting, reflecting, and celebrating the LGBTQ+ community," wrote Art Across the Academy co-directors Jess Killo and Sara Krupnick-Ritz. "Our aim is to tell stories and personal truths through art. The show chronicles LGBTQ+ history, as well as moments of progress and hope that contribute to the wellbeing and advancement of society. We hope that this project will foster strength and support among individuals and allies throughout the LGBTQ+, Germantown Academy, and broader communities."

Art Across the Academy is currently seeking submissions from artists. Learn how to submit below or here.

Seeking artists within the LGBTQ+ Community:
If you do not self-identify as LGBTQ+ but are a Caregiver or an Ally and adhere to the exhibition theme, we welcome your submissions for consideration.

Categories Accepted:We envision an exhibit consisting primarily of visual art & craft, but are open to other creative forms of expression.  Artists may submit up to five pieces. Please contact if you have questions about what may qualify.  Artists are responsible for all shipping costs, delivery, and insurance both to and from the campus. *Artists will receive 100% commission for any work that is sold.

How To Apply - Please Submit The Following: 

  • Artists’ statement
  • Titles, materials, dimensions and prices of artwork
  • Up to five high resolution images

Submissions will be accepted electronically - via email.  Please use Google Drive as a sharing platform.


  • August 31, 2021 - Deadline for complete proposals
  • September 10, 2021 - Selected artists are notified
  • October 1, 2021 - Artwork delivered to Germantown Academy Pavilion
  • Oct 7 - Nov 18, 2021 - Artwork exhibited on campus & virtually (with social media promotion)"
  • November 22-24 -  Artists Pickup artwork at Germantown Academy Pavilion

All questions and submissions can be sent to Art Across the Academy Co-Directors Jess Killo and Sara Ritz:

Art Across the Academy is a program within Germantown Academy. We host a variety of art exhibits that challenge cultural inequity and inform the way we connect to each other, how we identify and the values we form as a society.  We continue to think of ways in which we can share artwork that humanizes, complicates and connects us. Being a PreK - 12th grade school, we will strive to find the right balance between freedom of expression and age appropriate inclusivity.