Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bridget Grady MFA '04 - Call for Artists!

Plight of the Pollinators: Call for Art

This call for entry is open to all artists working in a variety of media, professionals and students who wish to contribute their vision or voice to raising awareness on the “Plight of the Pollinator”. A panel of jurors from both the disciplines of art and science will select works for the “Field Projects” exhibition space. All artists, who contribute to this event through participation, will have the opportunity to be exhibited online through “Flickr”. This online exhibition will be accessible through the Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust website for a six month viewing period. Awards for adult artists and professionals will be announced. A Natalie Van Vleck Student Award will be offered in honor of Natalie Van Vleck, artist and founder of Flanders Nature Center, for an outstanding piece that reflects the spirit of this spring’s “Plight of the Pollinator” challenge. Entry fees and partial proceeds from the sale of work at the exhibition will benefit the Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust’s environmental education programs.
Jury Panel and Process
The jury panel for “Plight of the Pollinators” was assembled to represent a diverse combination of arts professionals and representation from the science community who are supportive to the theme of promoting awareness of this critical environmental issue. The process is two-fold ensuring a variety of inputs into the selection of artworks in order to enhance the quality and transparency of the jury process .All artworks submitted will be available for viewing on an online platform, in this case Flickr . Artists will have the option to opt in or out of this opportunity when they apply to the call. This ensures that all artists who support this theme are represented and their participation is acknowledged. Selections from those submissions are first filtered through the curators of the show. Works from that first selection process are then passed on to the blind jury panel for an objective selection of work that reflects a high level of artistic quality.
Jurors; Donald Taglialatella ( World House Publications)Marjorie Frankel Nathanson( Executive Director of the Hunterdon Art Museum )Douglas Hyland(Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art)Marjorie Portnow( Painter,National Academy of Design)Susan Cusato(the Chairperson of the Science Education and Environmental Studies at Southern Connecticut State University)Jay Foster (Musician, composer, audio production consultant, and owner of J. Foster Music Studios)
for full Prospectus visit www.bluehorsearts.com- Plight of the Pollinators or apply directly thru https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=949

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