Curated by The Emile A. Gruppe Gallery, Jericho, Vermont
“There is overwhelming evidence that habitat loss and fragmentation, over-exploitation of biological resources, pollution, species invasions and climate change have increased rates of global species extinctions to levels that are much higher than those observed in the fossil record.
“Human-influenced extinctions began when modern humans moved out of Africa....
“Successive waves of extinctions in Australia (50,000 years ago), North America and South America (10,000-11,000 years ago) and Europe (3,000-12,000 years ago) were driven largely by a combination of hunting by humans and natural climate change.
“By 3,000 years ago, Earth had lost half of all terrestrial mammalian megafauna species (with a mass of more than 44kg) and 15 per cent of all bird species.”
Since art has served throughout the ages to focus attention on societies' problems, let this be no different. Let art spotlight climate change and biodiversity, but also provide a means of discussion and networking throughout the community and beyond.
CALL FOR ART WORK:
* Artwork in any medium may be submitted for jurying for this show. The entries are limited to Vermont artists, 16 years and older.
* Particular emphasis in jurying will be given to Vermont artists who directly address climate change in Vermont through their art.
*Size limitation no more than 16 x 20 inches FRAMED, suitable for gallery hanging (wire). Sculpture should be suitable for a display cabinet, no heavier than 15 pounds, and no taller than 18 inches.
* Artwork involving photography or references to writings and other artwork must have statements showing copyright is given to the submitting Vermont artist and be submitted at the time of entry.
* An artist's statement of no longer than 500 words should accompany the entry and may be subject to editing. If accepted into the show, this statement will become part of the show and its publicity.
* Artist will submit an entry fee of $20.00 to cover the costs of the exhibit, publicity, and the ultimate goal of creating a catalog of Vermont art that reacts to climate change. Artists may submit additional works of art at $10.00 per piece. Entry fee is payable to Emile A. Gruppe Gallery and may be by check (Emile A. Gruppe Gallery) or online registration, which will open February 1, 2019.
* All submissions are via email only, in the form of jpgs.Size should be between 1400 x 4000 pixels at the longest dimension, 300 pixels per inch (dpi). For more information, email email@example.com.
* Artists are responsible to shipping/delivery/pick-up to and from the exhibit. There may be opportunities for the artwork to travel around Vermont.
* Timeline: Open for entries on February 1, 2019. Information will be on the Gruppe Gallery website with Paypal information. Computer submissions are due on line by March 2, 2019. Selected artists will be notified by March 16, 2019, with information about delivering artwork to the gallery.
* The show will open April 12, 2019, with a reception on April 13, and hang through Memorial Day weekend to take advantage of Vermont Open Studios.