About 12

In its eighth year, 12 Inches of Sin annual juried art exhibition explores the diverse landscape of sexuality through the lens of contemporary art.  Every piece submitted for consideration may not exceed one one-foot square in measurement. This scale allows a certain challenge to emerge for each artist in hand with an astonishing tension between subject matter and material. The project strives to foster artistic practice that embodies cutting-edge creativity and diversity of the contemporary art world.

The globally recognized project, its partnering and community outreach efforts, and programs are part of a dedicated initiative promoting educational dialogues about human diversity and sexuality. Within this methodology, the exhibition seeks to move beyond the idea of produced sexuality and offer an alternative, inclusive and meaningfully personalized view of human identity, sexuality, gender and expression.

Due to the recent political climate in the United States and its impact to our foreign neighbors, 12 Inches of Sin will be supporting the international arts community by postponing this year’s international juried art exhibition and festival.  As 12 Inches of Sin has received submissions from artists in 26 countries, we recognize that the juried art exhibition depends on international participation.

In lieu of submissions this year, we are giving away 12 Inches of Sin hardcover catalogs for FREE.  We believe these catalogs are the best way to support all artists during this time, as well as stimulate politics that supports the Modern Provocateur Manifesto.