Kent State’s Uumbaji Gallery Seeks Artwork Submissions From War Veteran Artists

As part of a campuswide commemoration of veterans, the Uumbaji Art Gallery at Kent State University is requesting artwork submissions of any subject matter and various mediums. Entry forms can be downloaded at The dates of the exhibit are Oct. 31 to Dec. 1, 2016. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 5 p.m. in the Uumbaji Gallery, located on the first floor of Ritchie Hall, Room 134, on the Kent Campus. Entry forms must be submitted by Sept. 3.

Eligible works must be created by any veteran from all branches of the armed services. Artists must be able to deliver and retrieve their work during the specified dates. No copies of published images will be accepted. All artwork must be original. Selected artists will be notified in early September of their acceptance for exhibition by the selection committee.

The Uumbaji Art Gallery is committed to exhibiting works that speak to a wide audience, thereby exposing students, faculty, staff and the community to global issues that are of interest to all. The gallery breaks barriers and encourages new dialogues. 

For more information about this and upcoming exhibits in Kent State’s Uumbaji Art Gallery, contact

Moema Furtado, curator for the Uumbaji Art Gallery, at  or 865-335-2670.

POSTED: Thursday, August 11, 2016 01:29 PM
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