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ARTISTS & AUTHORS ~ All abilities welcome & encouraged    

We want you! Join us in this celebration of art dedicated to sharing women's stories.

2021 Submission Process:

All artists and authors interested in submitting work should carefully go through the details below. 

Please submit work via email to irenectb@yahoo.com by February 5, 2021.  This is a definite deadline and late submissions cannot be accepted.  We realize this does not give you much time, but you are welcome to submit work from last year since it was cut short or work you have already made that fits in with Broad Ideas.

3 submissions of all writing or all visual art


2 submissions of writing & 2 submissions of visual art  (4 total)


Your submission of work gives us permission to use images of your work on both the Center for the Arts and Broad Ideas websites in a virtual flip book and on their social media. 



  • High resolution jpegs of your artwork—the larger, the better for clear images

  • title

  • medium

  • dimensions (w x h x d-inches)

  • retail price (60% artist 40% gallery) or NFS

  • headshot (optional)

  • bio & statement about your artwork (optional)

  • artist’s name

  • address

  • phone number

  • email


Written Word (poem, short story, etc.):

  • All written submissions need to be submitted as a 1 page Word document

  • Additional details: 12 pt. font size, 1” margins, document page size of 8.5” X 11”  

  • Line spacing and font/typeface are your decision

* We will do everything we can to preserve your formatting and font, but we CANNOT promise it will be exactly the same as you submit it.   


  • headshot (optional)

  • bio & statement about your artwork (optional)


  • artist’s name

  • address

  • phone number

  • email


If you have any questions, please email us at irenectb@yahoo.com

If you would like to submit work anonymously, please email us and we will work with you to do what we can to make this happen. 

Your “story” is a very important part of what makes Broad Ideas so special.  If you would like to 
include a brief explanation (story) of your work, this will be displayed alongside it.  It is not 
required.  With our show being a virtual flipbook this year, we also acknowledge that it might not feel safe to share your story (it will be out on the internet).  If you still choose to include a story, they MUST be emailed to irenectb@yahoo.com along with your work by February 5, 2021.

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other ways to get involved

Have another expertise you are interested in donating? We could always use more volunteers!  Email:  irenectb@yahoo.com 
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