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Mershon Center for International Security Studies

The Mershon Center for International Security Studies seeks artwork to display in our newly remodeled breakroom space on the first floor of our building, 1501 Neil Ave., at the corner of Neil and Eighth.

The Mershon Center fosters interdisciplinary faculty and student research with a focus on national security and global peace and conflict. We sponsor conferences and events that feature internationally renowned speakers, faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students from across campus and within the local community to advance the study of national security in a global context. Our faculty brings a wealth of experience and academic expertise from a wide variety of disciplines, including political science, history, sociology, law, comparative studies, and philosophy.

We invite artists to submit artwork that would be appropriate for an academic space; any style and/or medium is welcome, with the exception of large sculptures as to not impede the functionality of the space. Artists will also have the opportunity to sell their art, and the center would not take a commission. While we will accept submissions from any artist, preferential consideration will go to artwork with themes centered on peace, security, international conflict, identity, and citizenship.

Submissions for art to be displayed in the Mershon Center breakroom will be accepted on a rolling basis, as the artwork will be changed periodically and as pieces are sold. To submit artwork for consideration, please send a photo or photos of the piece along with a statement about it that includes the title, size, and medium to Kyle McCray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have any questions, please contact Kyle McCray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 614-806-1122.