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Call for Submissions:


an international art exhibition for ARTi - tobacco

In April of 1994, a list of 599 ingredients were submitted by 5 major American tobacco companies to the US government's Department of Health and Human Services for use in the manufacturing of cigarettes.

The 5 tobacco companies were:
American Tobacco Company
Brown and Williamson
Liggett Group, Inc.
Philip Morris Inc.
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

Most of the ingredients were used for the purpose of getting people addicted or to maintain their addiction to cigarette smoking.

Some of the ingredients when being burnt will generate at least 69 chemicals that is know to cause cancer.

According toWHO, tobacco kills nearly 6,00,000 people a year globally.

Call for submissions:

Seeking 599 artists, art students and public for submission of portraits of 599 cigarette smokers or tobacco victims who died of tobacco related illnesses.

Every participant is being requested to paint, draw or photograph a cigarette smoker, or a victim of tobacco related illnesses. (Self-portrait is accepted, if the artist happens to be a smoker.)

All submitted portraits will be displayed in Arti-Smoking's online Gallery.

A jury will select a total of 599 portraits for inclusion in a travelling international exhibition for bringing awareness to danger of tobacco uses and campaign for cigarette companies to reduce ingredients aiming at making people addicted to cigarette smoking.

For each selected portrait one of the ingredients listed will be symbolically crossed out by the participant.

Less addictive ingredients = less addicted cigarette smokers = less people become ill or die from cigarette smoking

List of the 599 ingredients

Submission guideline-

Submission fee: free
Deadline: ongoing until 599 artists are selected.

Dimension of work: up to 24in x18in

Artwork information-

Date created:
Name of artist:

Name and information of model:

1. Name (can be first name only),
2. number of years as a smoker,
3. current age,
4. number of cigarettes each day,
5. ever thought of quitting smoking,

Please send images of artwork (max 300kb) and submission information to selection committee at:




For more information please contact: info@energygallery.com