Black Church Traditions and African American Faith-life Arts Showcase

Sacred Commemoration for the Centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre

Phillips Theological Seminary Black Church Traditions and African American Faith-Life invites artists of all ages to participate in a showcase of works as part of a sacred commemoration for the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. The submission deadline for the arts showcase is May 11.

Artwork must be original to the artist submitting the work. The mediums for the showcase are: spoken word, original music, 2D or 3D artwork, computer-generated visual art. All submissions will be made online and must follow category guidelines (below).

Members of the Black Christian Traditions and African American Faith Life committee will serve as judges for the showcase and award a $500 best in show honor and up to $1,500 in combined prizes. Judging criteria is based on interpretation of the topic, originality, technique and composition.

The works will be featured in a video shared across social media and the seminary’s website, ptstulsa.edu/art.

Submission Form

Be sure to follow the submission guidelines.


Categories

2D or 3D Artwork

  • Submit several photos of the work from at least 4 different angles
  • Signature must be visible in photo of work
  • Two Age Categories: 16 and under, or over 17

Spoken Word

  • May be submitted as an audio or video
  • Piece must be recited from memory
  • Two Age Categories: 16 and under, or over 17

Original Music

  • Length: 2-5 minutes long
  • May be submitted as audio or video
  • Two Age Categories: 16 and under, or over 17

Computer-generated Visual Art

  • Must be exported as PNG for still images or H.264 formats for video
  • Two Age Categories: 16 and under, or over 17

Email artshowcase@ptstulsa.edu or call 918.610.8303 for more information.