About the Exhibition

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) will host the third biennial Living with Animals conference on March 22-26, 2017. For the first time Living with Animals will have a special conference component called Seeing with Animals, which will be devoted directly to key issues in the discourse surrounding animals and imagery.  EKU is located in Richmond KY, just south of Lexington, ‘The Horse Capital of the World.’

 From March 22-25, 2017, selected artworks will be digitally displayed during the Living with Animals/Seeing with Animals (LwA/SwA) Conference at Eastern Kentucky University in the Perkins Conference Center and will also be included in an exhibition booklet. This will be distributed in print form during the conference and will also be available to download, in April 2017, as a PDF from these websites: https://seeingwithanimals2017.wordpress.com/ and http://livingwithanimals.eku.edu

Artists who are selected for the exhibition will be invited to submit an artist book relating to the Co-existence theme, which will be on display for the duration of the conference. At the end of the conference, artist books will be donated to the Living with Animals Conference Collection in Special Collections and Archives at the Crabbe Library on the Eastern Kentucky University campus. The books will be accessible to the students in the Human Animal Studies major at EKU as well as other library users and researchers.


Entries due: December 12, 2016

(Late submissions will be accepted, although the selection process takes place mid-December)

Notice of acceptance: January 4, 2017

Successful artists’ submission of high quality images/video files: January 11, 2017

Exhibition dates: March 22-25, 2017



Up to 6 artworks: $24 USD


Please make your payment for the entry fee on the Living with Animals conference
registration page. If you are interested in entering the exhibition and are not planning to
attend the conference, then you will select (1) for Co-Existence Art Exhibition Entry Fee: and pay $24.00 USD. After you pay the entry fee, send your artwork submissions
to seeingwithanimals2017@gmail.com
If you plan to attend the conference, then you must also pay the conference registration fee; this can be paid at a later date.

If you have questions contact us at seeingwithanimals2017@gmail.com

Download a PDF of the exhibition information and submission guidelines here.