Media Release

Call to Artists: Survivors of Violence Art Exhibit

Friday, January 30, 2015 9:15 AM

2015 Call to ArtistsALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Community Support Services’ Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center invites survivors of violence to contribute original artwork to the 2015 Survivors of Violence Art Exhibit in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April) and Crime Victims’ Rights Week (April 19 through 25). The deadline for submissions is March 24.

All survivors of violence are welcome to submit original work, including but not limited to survivors of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, child or elder abuse, stalking, trafficking, harassment, and assault. Works of all types are currently being accepted, including performance pieces to be presented at the reception.

The exhibit will be held at the Civic Media Center (433 S Main Street, Gainesville) and Wild Iris Books (22 SE 5th Ave, Ste D, Gainesville) from Friday, April 24 to Thursday, April 30. A reception for the artists will be held on Friday, April 24, beginning at 7 p.m. The reception will be free and open to the public.
“Art can be an expressive and healing way to cope,” said Alachua County Victim Advocate Counselor Jeanne-Marie Ritter. “Both the process of creating art and the completed work are valuable for the survivor and audience. The exhibit allows the community to hear survivors’ unique voices and show support.  If you’re a survivor and you can share your experience through any form of art, we would be honored to have your work submitted.”

View/download the “Call to Artists” flyer (PDF).

Visit the Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center website.

To submit art or for more information, contact Ashley Flattery, Victim Advocate Counselor at 352-352-6763, or Jeanne-Marie Ritter at 352-393-7691.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).