CALL FOR ARTISTS
NOTE TO ARTISTS
Below are the instructions for the 3rd Annual Climate Change Art Exhibit, to be held in September 2019. To enter the exhibit, please hit reply to this email and fill in the appropriate fields which describe your art. The reply email is to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will accept late entries on August 25 and 26, if space allows.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
3rd Annual Climate Change Art Exhibit hosted by the Waco Friends of Peace/Climate at the Waco Winery, 708 Austin Ave., Waco, Tx September 2019
The Waco Friends of Peace/Climate is a local non-profit organization dedicated to direct action and education to combat anthropogenic climate change. The goal of the art show is to raise awareness of climate change, emphasize that climate change is a global emergency, portray the ongoing effects, and suggest hopeful solutions. We believe that art, through its emotional/spiritual/mystical impact, enhances the scientific understanding of the subject. All submitted art should address some aspect of climate change. To encourage all artists, professional and amateur, to consider submitting their work, this 3rd annual show will take place in a larger, beautiful venue, requires no entry fee, and offers cash prizes.
The following are aspects of manmade climate change that could serve as topics for submitted art:
• Temperature increase of air, water, land
• Heat exhaustion, heat stroke, death
• Melting polar sea ice with loss of habitats (polar bears)
• Melting glaciers
• Sea level rise
• Flooding, submerged island nations
• Increased heavy rainfall with freshwater flooding
• More severe hurricanes (superstorms)
• Increased tornado clusters and more Eastern US tornados
• Flooded cities around the globe
• Worsening wildfires with longer wildfire seasons
• Coral bleaching and death, worldwide
• Ocean acidification with damage to shelled creatures
• Ocean dead zones
• Forest damage due to increased temperatures
• Crop failure
• Air pollution secondary to burning fossil fuels
• Emigration and internation conflict
• Water shortage
• Loss of species, the 6th mass extinction, biodiversity collapse
• Spreading diseases, especially spread by mosquitos, ticks, other insect vectors
• Melting permafrost with methane release
• Fossil fuel company funding of misinformation to delay regulation of greenhouse gases.
• Impact on the military, with flooded bases, threat “multiplication”
• Renewable energy, including photovoltaic (solar panels), solar thermal (concentrated solar), hydropower, wave, tidal, geothermal, biomass and biofuels, waste-to-energy
• Geoengineering, including atmospheric aerosols (sulphates), carbon capture and storage, bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)
• Electric cars, electric busses, electric trucks, hybrid cars, hydrogen fuel cell cars
• Solar and electric aircraft.
• Plant-rich diet
• Soil and forest restoration including regenerative agriculture
• Green buildings, including green roofs, LED lighting, smart thermostats
• Household recycling and composting
• Alternative cement
• Refrigerant management
• Floating cities
This list is not comprehensive, as the climate system is extremely complex. Any topic related to mitigation of or adaptation to anthropogenic climate change is welcome.
Entry of Art by email: May 21 through August 24.
Entry Deadline: August 24 (please email by this date if possible so that we may plan our exhibit. We will accept pieces on August 25 & 26, however.)
Delivery of Art to Waco Winery: Sunday August 25, 2pm until 8pm & Monday, August 26, 2pm until 5pm.
Hanging of Art by Our Staff: Monday, August 26, 2pm until 6pm
Official Show Opening: Wednesday August 28, 2pm.
Voting for Peoples’ Choice Award: Wednesday August 28, 2pm, until Friday September 13, 12midnight.
Artist Reception with Awards: Saturday, September 14, 6pm until 8pm.
Closing Date of Show: Saturday, September 28, 12 midnight.
Pick-up of Art: Sunday, September 29, 2pm until 8pm & Monday, September 30, 2pm until 5pm.
The adult art will be judged as one group (all media), and given 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, with a People's Choice award. The Student Award will include all entries by those 18 years of age and younger. Judging will be performed by members of Waco Friends of Peace/Climate and a professional artist, and results are final. The following prizes will be awarded at the Reception: 1st-$1000, 2nd-$600, 3rd-$400, People's Choice- $400, Student $500. Art will be judged on relevance to the topic of climate change and on artistic merit.
• Age: there are no age restrictions in entering this art exhibit.
• Geography: entries are limited to those with residence within the state of Texas.
• Size: most sizes of hanging art (of any medium) are acceptable, except for murals. Space is available for a few small to large sculptures. If a large sculpture is anticipated, please check with me to confirm space is available (email@example.com).
• Capacity: the venue size will allow approximately 65 pieces of hanging art, and multiple sculptures.
• Number of entries: three (3) entries are allowed per artist.
• Hanging requirements: all entries should be ready to hang, with a metal wire across the back of the piece. If received without this wire, the artist will be required to come to the venue to attach the wire.
• Each piece should be delivered with an 8.5X11 inch piece of white paper containing title of piece, medium, and name of artist. (A typed sheet is preferred) An artist statement is also allowed and must be typed and printed.
• Insurance: since the venue is a public place, the Waco Friends of Peace/Climate cannot guarantee there will be no damage to the artwork. The venue does not provide insurance for the art. Artists should consider purchasing their own insurance policy.
• Shipping: if the artist needs to ship her/his piece to the venue, the cost will be paid by the artist.
• Sales: Sales are between the artist and the buyer. No commission is received by the host of the show or the venue. It is requested that all art which is sold during the exhibit remain in place until the end of the show, September 28.
• Public Relations: the host of the show reserves the right to use images of any submitted art for PR purposes.
• Waco Friends of Peace/Climate is assisted by local artist Julie Milstead. We are deeply grateful for her expert consultation.
Waco Friends of Peace/Climate encourages all artists to consider entering this exhibit. There are many art shows in Waco. However, this climate art exhibit allows artists to utilize their artistic skill to play a role in combating mankind’s greatest challenge of anthropogenic climate change. Artists can take action to help preserve a livable biosphere for their descendants and for all the children of this world. For any questions or concerns, please email the Director of our organization, Alan Northcutt, MD at firstname.lastname@example.org