NATURE IN THE BALANCE: ARTISTS INTERPRETING CLIMATE CHANGE
An Open Hanging, July 6 – September 22, 2013
Reception: Friday, July 5, 2013; Whatcom Museum at the Lightcatcher
In anticipation of our upcoming Fall exhibition, Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art 1775-2012, the Whatcom Museum invites any artist who is a member of the Whatcom Museum to submit one exhibition-ready work in any media to Nature in the Balance: Artists Interpreting Climate Change. There will be no jury and every artwork will be accepted provided that guidelines and dates indicated below are followed.*
Artists can address both climate change problems and/or solutions, submitting work in one of the following thematic sections of the exhibition:
1. What is Happening to the Earth? Effects of Climate Change on ice, oceans, fresh water, habitat, food chain, weather, etc.
2. Why is it Happening? Causes of Climate Change: burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, unbalanced agricultural practices, etc.
3. Visions of the Future Apocalyptic scenarios or new creative visions for what a balanced, low-carbon society would look like.
4. How people can make a difference By supporting a balanced relationship with the planet.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & DEADLINES
Any artist who is a member of the Whatcom Museum can submit one original work of art. This is not a juried exhibition.
Our special artist membership rate is $30 for the year. Membership must be activated by Tuesday, May 1, 2013 to be eligible.
Artist-memberships can be purchased at the Lightcatcher reception desk during open hours or online.
If you are thinking about using live plant material in the gallery, please contact the museum ahead of time to receive guidelines and permission.
EMAIL your information and 1 image to
DUE: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 (NO EXCEPTIONS)
Please include a Microsoft Word file with the following: Name, full address, telephone, email address, website (if available) and Whatcom Museum membership number. Preferred format:
3 Bellevue Way
Seattle, WA 98447
Membership number: 56789
Name, title of work, date, medium, dimensions (height x width x depth), insurance value, photo credit for image, theme of the exhibition that best relates to the work.** Preferred format:
Polar Bear in Distress, 2012
Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches
Photo credit: Gail Smith
Insurance value: $3,000
What is happening to the Earth? Effects of Climate Change
Please include a Microsoft Word file with statement about how you artwork reflects the theme of the show. (No more than 100 words or statement will not be included)
• Optional: A Microsoft Word file with Resume (no more than 2 pages)
• 1 jpg image of submitted artwork (300 dpi, 4 x 6 inches)
DELIVERY and PICK UP DATES of ARTWORK
Artists must deliver and pick up the work in person. A designated representative must bring a signed letter or email by the artist to this effect.
The following information must be printed on the reverse of a two-dimensional artwork or at the bottom of a sculpture: Name, address, email, telephone number, title of work. Preferred format:
3 Bellevue Way
Seattle, WA 98447
Polar Bear in Distress
If packing materials are used, this information must also be printed on the packing materials.
All work must be delivered Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, June 16, 17 & 18 between the hours of 12:00 and 4:00 PM to the Lightcatcher Building, located at 250 Flora Street in downtown Bellingham. Tel: 360-778-8930.
Your work must be picked up at the Lightcatcher Building on Monday and Tuesday, September 23 or 24st between 12:00 and 4:00 PM to meet the timetable for installation of our upcoming exhibition, Vanishing Ice. The Whatcom Museum is not responsible for artwork picked up later than September 24.
The Whatcom Museum reserves the right to refuse any work which does not meet the criteria or is not suitable for gallery submission.
**Artworks will not be for sale. The Whatcom Museum will provide the artist's contact information to interested buyers.