Blue Icelandic Sunset – Jökulsárlón, Iceland (2013), Liz Johnson
October 15, 2015
November 22, 2015 – January 9, 2016
Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA
With recent predictions for a significant El Niño this season, questions and concerns are raised that investigate the tenuous balance between humanity and the natural environment.
The Nave Gallery Annex seeks submissions that address a range of environmental issues including: conservation of “place”, sustainability of ecosystems, and topics related to global warming. Work that explores a variety of approaches, such as aesthetic expression of the sublime, activist design, documentary exploration, and/or choice of “harvested” materials will be considered.
Artists of all media are welcome to apply.
– $15 entry fee payable through PayPal
– A maximum of five pieces may be entered for consideration
– Submissions will be accepted through October 15, 2015
– The Nave Gallery will retain a 30% commission for work sold
– Artist is responsible for cost of shipping work to and from the gallery
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK:
-Send up to five artwork submissions as .jpg files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Each .jpg should be 1200 pixels in the long dimension and named as “NAME_#.jpg” where # is the submission number and NAME is your last name
-Include an image list with your jpeg submission email, indicating submission number, title, size, process and year, as well as a brief artist bio and statement
-There is a $15 submission fee, payable through Paypal. Paypal is available here. Please include “Predictions” in the note field
– Please indicate where you learned of the call
Accepted pieces should be delivered to the Nave Annex located in Davis Square (53 Chester St, Somerville, MA) ready to install.
Deadline for entries: October 15, 2015
Notification: October 22, 2015
Artwork drop off: November 15, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Exhibition dates: November 22, 2015 – January 9, 2016
Opening Reception: November 22; 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
ABOUT THE CURATOR:
Kathy Desmond exhibits her work internationally and nationally in venues such as: the Lönnström Art Museum in Finland and the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, the Alternative Museum (New York), The Creative Arts Workshop (New Haven), Tufts University, The Nave Gallery and The Windows Art Project/Somerville Arts Council (Somerville, MA) among others. In addition, her video portraits have been screened at the DoubleTake/Full Frame Film Festival, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, and CineWomen NY. Her work is in the collections of The Lönnström Art Museum (Finland) and Electronic Arts Intermix. She has been an artist-in-residence at organizations including the American Academy in Rome and the Vermont Studio Center. Desmond holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy, Aesthetics and Art Theory from the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, an M.F.A. in Studio for Interrelated Media from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, a B.F.A. in Sculpture from Kansas City Art Institute and studied at the Rhode Island School of Design. She is a professor of visual communications and studio art at Endicott College.