Call For Visual Submissions / by Crossing Limits


Common Threads: Faith, Activism and the Art of Healing| is an interactive, multimedia exhibit inspired by Audre Lorde’s belief that “we are all in the process of becoming.”

Our task is simply to amplify the voices of women by highlighting the use of faith as a tool for spiritual illumination as well as a principal instrument towards social justice. We will collectively reflect on the complexities of womanhood, the deconstruction of myths, and the embodiment of joy as an act of self-care and resistance. How does faith fortify your spirit?

How do you heal? We invite visual submissions from women including painting, drawing, sculptures, mixed media, and digital art that trace the intersections between faith, activism, wellness, and womanhood.

Send submission and a brief bio (or inquiries) by Monday, July 8, 2018, to Rashida James-Saadiya @

This exhibit is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. 


  • Artists may enter up to two pieces (except film, video or installation) for consideration. There is no submission fee.

  • Two-dimensional work must be gallery ready (mounted and framed, with a wire on the back). Three-dimensional work must come with clear instructions for presentation.

  • All works should be produced within the past two years and created by female artists

  • Work for sale may also be included.

  • Once work has been selected, there will be no changes made to submissions.

  • All works must have attachedinformation: name,phone number, email address, title, medium and price (if applicable). If no price is indicated, work will be marked “Not for Sale” by default

  • Exhibitors are expected to transport their work to and from the gallery.

    JURORS: All jurors for this exhibit are accomplished artists and art professionals who will select work based on vision and technical creativity.

Crossing Limits is an multi-faith art organization established in 1998 to promote solidarity amongst varying faith and cultural traditions. Our mission is centered upon celebrating and utilizing art as a sacred tool to nurture collective peace. Art is a vehicle for individual expression, and a tool for honest dialogue through which we can promote deeper understanding and allyship in service towards a more just, equitable and compassionate society. We believe in the power of art and the principle that human-to-human interaction can transform the world.

For more information, contact:|

Submit all work via email at:

Deadline: July 8, 2018 (no application fee)

Notification of Acceptance:(via email) Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018

Exhibit Location Details:

The Gallery at Main

4400 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Gallery Hours:

Monday through Thursday 10am-8pm

Friday through Sunday 10 am- 5pm

Gallery Contact:

412-708-8064 Exhibition Dates:

October 8th-31st, 2018