Rising Voices

a 60 day art experience 

amplifying obscure voices.

Rising Voices 2021 Art Exhibit

Rising Voices originally launched in March of 2020 for a 90 day exhibit road show but was rescheduled due to the national COVID19 emergency. We had our inaugural show on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Front Street Buildings sponsored by Rusty Harden Studio. We hope you'll join us for the paused and 60 day relaunch in 2021. 

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Rising Voices is a ninety (60) day traveling group exhibit amplifying obscure voices. The mission is to encourage conversations and connections about the diversity of the she/her experiences in our communities. 

An eligible artist is anyone who identifies by she/her pronouns. Submission deadlines will be both firm and flexible for participants to join for 30 or 60 days of the exhibit. A participant cannot join mid month. However, an artist can submit after the opening in September and exhibit the following month in October.

To be considered for this exhibit, a creator’s statement must accompany each piece describing how the submission represents their personal journey. This information can be entered directly into the “Creator’s Statement”window or as an attachment by selecting "upload document."  These statements will be displayed with artwork.


In the spirit of community story telling the exhibit is non-juried with amateur and professional. Artists can submit up to three (3) pieces each. Artists can include a sale price or a “NFS” if item is not for sale. Art work will be displayed by hanging, on easels, tabletops or special displays.


Art submissions need to be suitable for by hanging on walls or display on table top or easels. Written submissions need to be suitable for hanging or tabletop easels. Journal submissions will be displayed on tables and will be interacted with the public.


Media categories accepted include acrylics, watercolor, drawing, fiber, mixed media, pastels, oils, 3 dimensional, 2 dimensional, photography, installations, written and performance. There is no submission fee.


September host Women Writing for a Change (WWfaC) in Cincinnati, Ohio

October host: Pendleton Art Center in Middletown, Ohio


SEPTEMBER 2021 hosted by Women Writing for a Change (WWfaC) in Cincinnati 

Art exhibit and writing circle  - dates TBA



Call for Art July 1- August 13, 2021

Drop off dates August 16-20, 2021

WWfaC Artist Reception: To Be Announced


OCTOBER 2021 hosted by Pendleton Art Center (PAC) in Middletown

First Friday opening artist reception and month long exhibit 


Call for Art July 1 - September 17, 2021

Drop off dates September 20- 24, 2021

PAC Artist Reception: Friday, October 1, 2021 6-8:30 PM


** An artist can submit for 30 days (September or October) or 60 days (September and October) of the exhibit. An artist cannot join mid month. However, they can submit after September opening and exhibit the following month in October.


Complete online submission below or if you would prefer not to do online submissions you can download, print and complete pdf forms:


Art Submission

Written / Performance Submission

2021 Submissions may be dropped off at:

Creative Communion, 1105 Central AVE STE 106, Middletown , OH 45044 (call Glenda 937-405-7500 to confirm)

Rusty Harden Studio, 259 Fourth ST, Tipp City, OH 45371(call Rusty 937-418-4284 to make arrangements)

Women Writing for a Change, 6906 Plainfield Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236, by appointment Monday & Wednesday: 10am-5pm; Thursday & Friday: 1-5pm 

Additionally, submissions can be mailed to Rusty Harden Studio (contributors are responsible for return postage

Photo Credits: Front Street Buildings (Robin Feld) Women Writing for a Change (Lisa Rocklin) Pendleton Art Center (Glenda Miles)

Upload Document

By  submitting I agree to the following: 

 -- I understand and accept that my work will be part of a traveling exhibit and will be transported to multiple venues. Rusty Harden Studio/Creative Communion will exercise ordinary care in transport, storage and display of the work, but cannot be held responsible for loss or damage.

-- I give non-exclusive permission to Rusty Harden Studio/Creative Communion to display my work and to use photographs or other depictions in news articles and promotional materials, including in print and electronic form.

-- It is not our desire to censor stories, however, we cannot accept works depicting graphic sexual violence.  I agree that my submission will comply with this condition.

Thank you for submitting to Rising Voices 2021. We hope to see you at the opening receptions.

Glenda & Rusty

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