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Urban Wildlife: Learning to Co-Exist
By Creature Conserve


 
International Deadline: June 1, 2018 – We invite artists to collaborate with scientists to create art for an exhibit that explores the lives of wild animals in urban areas and the human responses to this shared territory. Our goal is to encourage the viewing public to take an active role in healthy co-existence with urban animals.

Submitted artwork should reflect the artist’s effort to explore, through a combination of independent research and collaboration with scientific experts, the basic biology of their selected animal or animals, its urban ecology, and the ways it interacts with humans.

TRAVELING VENUES
The exhibit premieres at the Rhode Island School of Design ISB Gallery from July 25 through August 22, 2018 and then moves to ArtProv Gallery from October 3 through November 9, 2018. From there, it will travel to other venues to be determined.

ELIGIBILITY
Open to all local, national and international artists working in any media including animation, architecture, digital media, film video, glass, illustration, mixed media, painting, photography, and sculpture.

THEMES
The artwork could consider the following themes:
— Time
— Space
— Displacement
— Visibility/Invisibility
— Rhythms
— Health

Visit us online or details of above theme categories.

JURORS
Michele Aucoin, Gallery Director/ ArtProv Gallery, Charles Brown, Biologist, RI Department of Environmental Management, Susan Doyle, Associate Professor / Illustration Department Head / RISD, Traer Scott, Photographer / Creature Conserve Board Member, and Dr. Lucy Spelman, Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarian / Creature Conserve Founder.

AWARDS
$500 Jurors’ Choice, $250 Honorable Mention.

ENTRY FEE
$10 is due for each submission. If you are unable to afford the fee, Creature Conserve has a limited amount of funding it can use offset the cost… see details

APPLY ONLINE
Read complete Prospectus and apply online.

Accepted artists notified June 10, 2018.

SALES
While at RISD, the works will not be for sale. At ArtProv, the commission is 50%.

DATES
June 1, 2018 Submission deadline
June 10, 2018 Accepted artists notified
July 1, 2018 Process materials due
July 10-15, 2018 Delivery to RISD
July 25-Aug 22, 2018 RISD ISB Gallery Exhibit
Oct 3-Nov 9, 2018 ArtProv Gallery Exhibit

Creature Conserve is a non-profit outreach organization dedicated to bringing artists and scientists together to foster sustained and informed support for animal conservation before it is too late.

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