“Victims of Gun Violence” gallery project seeks portrait artists

The Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission will unveil “Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence” to examine the cost of gun violence

The Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission is searching for talented artists to participate in a project that examines the cost of gun violence.

This September, at Rowan College of South Jersey’s (RCSJ) Dr. Ross Beitzel Art Gallery, the Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission will unveil “Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence.” This exhibition features portraits that celebrate survivors of gun violence and memorialize those whose lives it has claimed. Artist and subject are paired randomly, with survivors, family and friends providing source material to inspire the depiction.

Artists can apply to participate in the project at SoulsShotPortraitProject.org/Get-Involved, or by emailing SoulsShotPortraitProject@gmail.com by Friday, March 13. Prior work created on the subject may also be considered for inclusion. All portraits must be submitted by Sept. 1 and can incorporate any style or medium. For further details or questions regarding the project, contact EGardner@rcsj.edu.