Speak Up

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KAC is excited to announce the first-ever Digital Exhibition: Speak Up! 

Submission has ended. Voting for People’s Choice Award is open!

Speak Up is a digital exhibition that welcomes any form of artwork that addresses equality and equity in our current political climate. In creating a digital space for artists to show their work that connects to equality and equity, Kirkland Arts Center as an organization and a community hopes to learn, listen, and support artists that have been silenced by an oppressive system. We hope to spark important dialogues within this vast, intersectional topic and foster a sense of empathy within the arts and beyond.

How to vote:

  1. Over the next five days, KAC will be posting each piece in the exhibition. Keep an eye out for these posts. Hint: they have a black frame!
  2. Cast up to 17 votes for a piece by taking each of the following actions:
    1. Like the post (1 point)
    2. Comment on the post (1 point)
    3. Share the post to your story (5 points)
    4. Share the post to your feed by taking a screenshot! Then, tag KAC and the artist! (10 points)
  3. Remember to:
    1. Tag the artist.
    2. Tag @KirklandArtsCenter and use hashtags: #SpeakUpwithKAC #SpeakUpMyChoice
    3. Share why you like the piece.

Rules for voting:

  1. Voting must take place between 8/17 and 9/20
  2. Can vote more than once, for multiple artists.
  3. Each repost must be for 1 piece by 1 artist. 

When voting ends, KAC will tally up the votes and announce winners on 9/21. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive a $250 cash price and a small exhibition with KAC. Second place will receive a $150 cash price! 

Kirkland Arts Center believes that art has the power to transform lives and wants to continue being a platform for voices that need to be heard.

We are grateful for the support from Explore Kirkland with this digital exhibition!