Call for Entries
Ribbons of white: Interpretations to honor Lung Cancer Awareness
Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both men and women in the U.S.¹
Roche Tissue Diagnostics is partnering with the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance to host an exhibition focused on the primary color of white, which corresponds with the white ribbon that showcases Lung Cancer Awareness Month each November.
The content of the art can be the choice of the artist, with the only caveat that the finished pieces be at least 50% white, to truly make a statement in honor of this important month. White can sometimes be associated with a sense of stillness/isolation (e.g., snow), mortality/transition (e.g., bone), softness (e.g., cotton or clouds), wishes (e.g., seeded dandelion), infiniteness (e.g., shell) or coolness (e.g., alabaster or marble). It can be used to enhance, emphasize or be a focal point. The color white can seem like a blank slate, symbolizing a new beginning or a fresh start. Whatever the chosen content, the prevalence of white should enhance the works’ narrative and may be expressed as representational, expressionistic, surrealistic or abstract.
With a Roche vision of doing now what patients need next, disease awareness is always top of mind. For the duration of the exhibition, the Oro Valley site will host an internal giving campaign to support the El Rio Foundation’s Cancer Fund, which helps with costs associated with diagnosis and treatment of uninsured and underinsured patients, ensuring they can get what they need to treat their disease. We’ll also invite the local community to contribute to this important cause.
Eligibility: This competition is open to artists 18 years of age or older.
Deadline for Submission: October 10, 2021