2022 Call for Art Group Exhibitions
Human pressure on nature has soared since the 1970s. We have been using more and more natural resources, and this has come at a cost. Air and water quality are reducing, soils are depleting, crops are short of pollinators, and coasts are less protected from storms. Our nation has seen an increase of natural disasters from wildfires and mud slides to tornadoes and floods. However, the beauty of nature can also have a profound effect upon our senses, stirring feelings of awe, wonder, and amazement.
Submissions Open: Monday, May 23, 2022
Submissions Close: Thursday, June 9, 2022
Acceptance Notification by: Friday, June 17, 2022
Artwork Drop Off: June 22 @ 12pm-4pm & June 23 @ 3pm-7pm
Exhibition Dates: July 6 - August 27
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 7 @ 5pm-7pm
Artwork Pickup: Wednesday, August 31 @ 12pm-4pm & Thursday, September 1 @ 3pm-7pm
Historically relied upon to sustain life - warmth, light, the daily preparation of meals - FIRE has taken a lesser role in our lives in modern society; typically limited to the occasional holiday hearth, back-yard fire pit, or camping trip. Still, collectively we acknowledge the power and mystique of its immense force; one that we control when we can and are lost to when we cannot.
Elements: FIRE is a challenging exhibition considering the current reality and impact of forest fires around the world, but beautiful in its diverse perspectives. We grapple with the knowledge that wildfire often stems from the negative impacts of our race on the natural world, while also recognizing fire’s role in the environmental cycle, its effects being part of a healthy rhythm.
We are looking for a wide range of interpretations, from destruction and devastation to beauty and wonder. What is it that can move the observer?