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All Carthage students and alumni are invited to submit to “Coexist,” a visual art and poetry exhibition in honor of Pastor Kara Baylor.

Coexist is a philosophy and mindset beyond a bumper sticker; coexist is a way of life. There will be two exhibition modes for this multi-discipline show:

  1. Selected photographs will be displayed in the Photography Gallery in the Erhler Hospitality Center. All capture and processing methods are welcome (digital photos, black/white silver gelatin print, mixed media photographs, alternative processes, etc.).
  2. All other selected artworks (painting, sculptures, drawings, prints, ceramics, etc.) and poetry will be displayed in an online gallery. (Example: A photograph of a sculpture or a pdf of a poem.)

This is fourth exhibit in the photography gallery located in the Ehrler Hospitality Center within the A. F. Siebert Chapel. This exhibition and display space is sponsored by the Photography and Film and New Media Program and the Center for Faith and Spirituality.


Students and alumni can enter up to three photographs — artworks, poems, or a combination of these modalities of creative expression.

Submit your work
Submissions are due at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Please submit jpgs of your photos/artworks or pdfs of poems. For each submitted artwork/poem, you will need: title, medium (digital, silver gelatin, painting on canvas, poem), year completed, value/price, and if it is for sale.

Concepts to consider for your “Coexist” submissions:

  • Coexistence refers to relations: connections between people, relationships in nature, and living itself.
  • Coexisting can be an honoring or celebration of different beliefs, values, traditions, religions, interests, and vocations.

Competition timeline details

  • Entries Due: Wednesday, Nov. 1
  • Jurying: Thursday, Nov. 2
  • Notification of Acceptance: Friday, Nov. 3
  • Photo Printing and Framing Workshop: Required for selected photos. Workshops will be held between 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in the H. F. Johnson Center for Fine Arts. Note: Accepted digital photos must be printed at 12x18 inches — either vertically or horizontally. By attending the workshops, you’ll print your digital photo and frame your work. Details provided when artwork is selected for the exhibition.
  • Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, Nov. 8-Sunday, April 21
  • Opening Reception: 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, Erhler Hospitality Center

Sponsoring Department, Office, or Organization:

Photography and Film and New Media Program, Center for Faith and Spirituality

For more information, contact:

Jojin Van Winkle: