For many artists, the words of writer Wendell Berry ring true – “if you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are.” A sense of place can be an essential element in artists’ creative life, and frequently informs their subject matter, materials, style, approach, studio location, and more. Whether it be ones childhood “primal landscape,” full of memories of home and family, or the pull of a dramatic landscape, or a connection to a particular place based on historical and cultural events, geography calls to the imagination. As the world shifts to a focus on the virtual, how has this impacted artists’ work? Has it resulted in a weakening of a sense of place, or has the meaning of place simply adjusted to this new reality?
This exhibit invites artists to explore this issue from either or both sides, and to celebrate what place means to them. What informs your work? A physical location or a virtual world? Do you know “where you are?” All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards.
Submission Deadline: 08/14/2015