Environment

Art From Detritus 2023

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Viridian Artists is proud to present: Art From Detritus 2023

Exhibition Dates:  March 28–April 22, 2023
Entry Deadline :  Thursday, March 2, 2023

Juror and Curator: Vernita Nemec: Executive Director of Exhibitions at Viridian artists.  

Vernita Nemec is an artist & curator who has been creating exhibitions of Art from Detritus for over a decade and is the Executive Director of Viridian Artists in New York City.

Creating art from discarded materials is a crucial and responsible way that artists can reduce environmental harm. This exhibition will be juried & curated by Vernita Nemec, an artist & curator who has been creating exhibitions of Art from Detritus for over a decade and is the Executive Director of Viridian Artists in New York City.

Accepted Work: This is a call for art created primarily with recycled materials that would usually be thrown away & added to the landfills of the world. All Art must be made from 80% Detritus.

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Viridian Artists 548 West 28th St. #632, NY NY 10001
Deadline: 
02/March/2023

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$45/ 3 works, $5 each additional work.
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Once Upon Water

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Once Upon Water art residency
International Call
Toronto Island, Canada

Facilitator: Teresa Ascencao

Program Dates: May 9–24, 2023
Submission Deadline: Feb 1, 2023 (*early bird Dec 15, 2022)

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Once Upon Water is a two-week art residency to create artworks about the material and magical notions of water. Water is in constant flow and yet may present itself as still ~ a mirror that mesmerizes. In this state its reflective surface invites gazing at our physical selves, but also beyond our bodies to contemplate both our inner experiences and relationships with the outer world. Water gushes from deep below earth’s crevices, falls from elevations and hovers in misty formations. It traverses time, shape-shifts as it slides through various spaces, and is one of Mother Nature’s greatest Sculptors. At once, water pours out of taps in developed countries as a banal occurrence, while women in developing countries trek miles to fetch it clean. Alarmingly, earth is under threat of losing all its sea ice this century, while future wars are predicted to be fought over water rather than oil. Yet, the world’s greatest religions say water holds the power to purify and renew.

Once Upon Water will take place at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto island, Canada. Due to record rains in 2017 and 2019, forty percent of Toronto Island floodedand the islands were closed to the public. The waters have since receded and island life is once again thriving, but physical traces and stories of the flood remain.

Residents work individually or collaboratively to create artworks that explore tangible and intangible concepts of water through media of their choice, such as photography, video, installation, drawing, painting, performance art, movement, sound art, media art, etc. Artists will have opportunities to socialize and integrate with people who live on, and visit, Toronto island. This programmed residency offers facilitation by multimedia artist Teresa Ascencao, resident artist talks, a special guest artist talk, gallery tours in the city centre, creative and critical dialogue by the shoreline, and plenty of studio time. Critiques of residents’ works occur individually with the Facilitator and through facilitated group discussions. There will be a closing exhibition of artworks created during the residency (if preferred, artists may show in open studio fashion).

Artscape Gibraltar Point is an artist retreat nestled against the magnificent natural backdrop of Toronto Island, and metres from the beach. It offers a distraction-free environment to focus on making art, and a rich potential for the creation of water-themed artworks amongst its blue-flag beaches (one of them being clothing optional) and natural surroundings of Lake Ontario, forests and gardens filled with flowers, fruit and vegetables. On the island, there are tiny quaint homes, a historic lighthouse, a hobby farm and antique carnival grounds. Cozy up in a furnished studio and bedroom, and enjoy amenities such as a fully equipped common kitchen, shared bathrooms, laundry facilities and wireless Internet. Enjoy beach sunrises and sunsets at the foot of your studio. AGP aims to have as minimal barriers as possible and promotes an inclusive environment. The Toronto city core is just a 15-minute ferry ride away.

Teresa Ascencao is a multimedia artist with special interest in body language, socially inscribed objects, spaces and costumes, and inner and outer corporeal experiences. She collaborated on Water Portals, an interactive work of digitally rendered water ripples triggered by dancers bodies. As an environmentalist, her most recent work has been to protect Toronto’s waterfront through the organization she founded, Citizens for a Healthy Toronto Waterfront. Ascencao graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto’s Honours Fine Art Studio program, and received her MFA from OCAD University specializing in Media Art. Her award-winning work has been exhibited in Canada and internationally. She lives and works in Toronto and teaches at OCADU and University of Toronto.

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Once Upon Water art residency will host up to 18 professional artists. The cost is $932.25 for shared accommodation or $1,186.50 for private bedroom, plus HST. Fees include sleeping quarters, large shared studio, facilitation, programming and exhibition. Artists are responsible for their travel to Toronto Island, their own food and art supplies, including projectors and speakers.

Artists are encouraged to apply for financial support through their federal, provincial and municipal arts councils, and other sources such as the ones listed here by international region. A letter of support for artists’ grant applications will be provided to artists accepted in the residency.

Arrivals are on May 9 at 1pm, and departures on May 24 before 11am. Artists are responsible for getting themself and their gear to Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and onto the ferry. Once on the Island, Artscape Staff will provide transportation to the centre.

We welcome people in all walks of life into a creative journey of critical thinking and self-discovery in relation to water on Toronto Island. Indigenous, people with disabilities, people of colour and diverse gender identifications are encouraged to apply. Not all residency locations are wheel chair accessible. Please inquire about accessibility. 

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Toronto Island, Toronto

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Once Upon Water art residency will host up to 18 professional artists. The cost is $932.25 for shared accommodation or $1,186.50 for private bedroom, plus HST. Fees include sleeping quarters, large shared studio, facilitation, programming and exhibition.
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Terre da Film Festival - Open Call 2023

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Terre da Film is a place where people meet up to live an experience through cinema, art and more. Every summer artists, filmmakers, poets, students, tourists and locals live for a few days in the town of Canelli to create a unique temporary community.

Next edition will be during the first two weekends of July. We are looking for films for our screens and people to meet.

In 2023 Edition Terre da Film will focus on the theme of THOUGHTS ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT.

How does a living being dwell and influence its own environment? How does an environment influence beings/organisms by which it is constituted of?

“Every subject spins out, like the spider's threads, its relations to certain qualities of things and weaves them into a solid web, which carries its existence.” Jakob Johann von Uexküll.

We are looking for movies showing this continuous interdependence between organisms/individuals and their own environment.

Considering this aim, we expect projects pointing out these wrong dichotomies and how to tear them down:

Individual/Environment
Subject/Object
Inside/Outside
Dwell/Build
Understand/Act
Create/Destroy
Human/Animal

We select short films of fiction, animation, documentary, experimental and more, with a maximum running time of 30 minutes.

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Win up to $ 300 cash prizes
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o 1° Jury Prize (300 € + Trophy)

o 2° Jury Prize (300€ + Trophy)

o 3° Jury Prize (300€ + Trophy)

o Audience Prize (Trophy)

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Canelli (AT), Italy
Deadline: 
25/April/2023

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3$ / 15$
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Nature Scribbles and Flesh Reads

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This residency proposes a process of collective research into relationships between body and environment, through an investigation of the impact of chemicals and toxins on human and non-human bodies.

Kajsa Dahlberg writes:
I still vividly remember the childhood sensation of visiting my grandmother’s tiny fabric store in the (then) working class neighborhood of Majorna in Göteborg. I would suffer immediate physical reactions: itchy eyes and throat, nausea and fatigue – plus an emotional conflict between the comfort I felt in the company of my grandmother and the messages coming from my body, telling me, “Get out!” Even as a small child I was able to sense the significance of the shop and its contents as a place that was simultaneously familiar and deviant, even threatening.

This residency sets out to investigate environmental pollution and its unequal effects on all things living and non-living from the perspective of transcorporality – a concept developed by Stacy Alaimo to describe the ways that human and non-human bodies are “intermeshed with the dynamic, material world, which crosses through them, transforms them, and is transformed by them.”

We are all exposed to a material world that is constantly moving in and through our bodies. In this respect the body could be seen as the scientific instrument through which we register our environment. When overexposed, the body autonomously sets boundaries, and in this process, it also describes the world from which it emerges. It is one way of being in touch; of being in a reciprocal relation to the world.

An example: Parallel to the growth of the petrochemical industries since World War II –i.e. the beginning of what has been named the Anthropocene Epoch– more and more people experience bodily reactions to "normal" amounts of environmental toxins. These toxins come from an increased use of agricultural fertilizers and pesticides. Synthetic materials such as particle board, plastics, food additives. Chemicals used by the textile industry.

Throughout the course of the residency participants will be invited to question the ways in which their bodies become registers of their environments. Questions guiding this enquiry include: What is the threshold between that which is toxic and that which is not? How do we, the residency group, register the Anthropocene in our bodies and by what normative standards? What is a normal body? In what instances do our intensities and sensitivities become strengths that help us see the world as habitable and animate? What opportunities arise when we have non-normative experiences of the world?

To understand ourselves as trans-corporal subjects for the duration of the residency means not only to put emphasis on the possibilities and limits of our own corporeal selves, but it also entails acknowledging that the marks left across bodies are not equally distributed. They are informed by the conditions under which one works and are connected to the landscapes one inhabits. This opens up questions such as: whose bodies sustain the most extreme impacts of contemporary industrial production? In what ways does pollution extend beyond geopolitical boundaries and how are these ongoing material interactions gendered, racialized and reverberated by massive inequality?

Research Approach
This investigation “moves through” bodies both literally and metaphorically, inviting multi-disciplinary perspectives. Applications are welcomed from potential participants whose approaches may be historical, nonhuman, medical, ecological, legal, geological, personal,  political or otherwise relevant to the residency agenda. Kajsa Dahlberg hopes to bring together a group of collaborators from diverse backgrounds to focus on a process of collective learning, research and the sharing of experience. 

The residency’s key foci will be; on the ways that the interactions of material worlds and bodies become visible; on the variable politics of representation that inflect those processes; on the relationships between the body as instrument, registering the world that surrounds it; and the physical registrations that artists make via images, sound and the reorganisation of matter.

Through the residency, participants will engage with spaces and things, seasides and roadsides and each other, through presentations, readings and talks, physical and imaginative exercises, queerfeminist discourse,affect theory, crip theory, environmental activism and/or much more.

Potential Outcomes
The residency aims to bring together aspects of the residents’ collective research into a publication or another form, to be launched at Index in Stockholm – most likely alongside Dahlberg’s upcoming solo presentation at the gallery (dependent on Covid and/or other contingencies).

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What PRAKSIS Provides
This residency is free of charge and offers comfortable accommodation for non-Oslo based residents in central Oslo. Local residents will continue to live at their usual address. The residency community will regularly come together at PRAKSIS and other locations, and at events and meals.

Selected international participants receive a stipend of 3000 NOK (approximately 300 euros) towards additional costs.

Weekly meals encourage discussion, debate and friendship. On weekdays PRAKSIS will provide lunch at PRAKSIS HQ. Dinners for all residents plus invited guests are held weekly.

Oslo has a vibrant and adventurous arts landscape. PRAKSIS will provide residents with information and links to the city’s cultural scene, informing them about exhibitions, talks, performances and other events. PRAKSIS seeks wherever possible to connect participants with relevant organisations and individuals in Oslo, introducing the residency community to Oslo creatives in various spheres, including curators, writers, and artists.

Residents are responsible for their own travel and any further costs.

Three places are available for international residents. Further places may be offered subject to securing support. Approximately four spaces are available to local residents.

Deadline: 
09/January/2022
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Art4Water Sacred Springs Kite Exhibition

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The Sacred Springs Kite Exhibition is the inaugural program of Art4Water, an initiative to advocate for environmental protection through the lens of art. The exhibition is a collaboration between Wimberley Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) and Sky Wind World and brings together the art community around our love for Texas’ great springs. For over a quarter century, WVWA has protected and preserved clean, clear flowing water in Jacob’s Well, across the Hill Country, and all over Texas. Through this exhibition, Art4Water, Sky Wind World, and WVWA will raise awareness of the vital connection of water to life. With the Well as one example, “Sacred Springs” seeks to float a collection of groundwater icons in the sky. Art shapes culture, and changes people and communities. Art tells a universally powerful story that communicates the value of water beyond words. The exhibition will be designed to tell the stories of our springs and the value of water. A selection of 20 artworks from among the submissions to this open call for entries will fly as kites in community events and then hang on display in galleries internationally, beginning with the inaugural exhibition at the Austin Central Library in the spring of 2022.

Project Description: We are looking for original artwork expressly for this exhibition that are an extension of the artists’ reverence for Nature and a belief that the right relationship with the Earth and natural systems is essential for the continued health of all life and specifically the sustainability of environmentally sensitive regions in Texas. The artwork must be fairly large and colorful enough to be seen from a distance since all will be made into genuine well-flying kites. A wide border/frame made of ripstop nylon will be added to the paintings in some instances, giving them more square feet of lightweight sail area.

Artwork Goals: Water creates the most magical parts of our world. This is especially true for the Hill Country. We are seeking art that captures that magic. The art should be focused on water in all its forms and the life that springs from it and the efforts to preserve it. Texas is a land of many more than eleven hundred springs. Like the stars at night, the springs that dot the state are too numerous to count. Water flowing underground through rock wells up through faults in plentiful springs, which became the watering holes and the sources of life for early outposts and cities. Today, many are dwindling, drying up under twin threats of climate change and over pumping to serve a bursting population. “Sacred Springs” recalls the reverence of indigenous people and an enduring mystical connection with the source of life. Water falls as rain from the sky, filters into the ground, and emerges later through cracks and openings to form the great river basins. Many Texans drink from the groundwater that powers these springs every time we turn on the tap. As growth and demand for water grows, many of our springs have been lost, draining more than just a piece of our history or a source of water.

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Artists will receive $1,000 for a selected artwork for the Sacred Springs Kite Exhibition
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Artists will receive $1,000 for a selected artwork for the Sacred Springs Kite Exhibition, recognition in the exhibition and accompanying catalog in print and online, as well as in press promotion and community events connected with the touring schedule.

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01/September/2021

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Exhibition: Climate and the Natural World

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Now accepting submissions for an upcoming group exhibition of artworks that are related to climate change and the natural world. We are accepting submissions of work across media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, installation, and performance. Subjects of interest may include but are not limited to science, climate justice, environmental activism, design, and artwork that illustrates or expresses ideas related to the environment and climate change. The exhibition will be held in the lobby gallery of Workshop 4200 on West Diversey Avenue. The will exhibition will open September 1st and run throughout the month. The final title of the exhibition and dates for reception and accompanying events will be determined at a future date. Though not all submissions can be accepted some will be considered for future exhibitions along a similar theme. Please feel free to contact Evan Carter at evancarterartist@gmail.com with any questions regarding the application process. Deadline August 5, 2021 Artists will receive a response during the month of August, 2021.

ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS: We are leaving this call open to artists around the world because it is a global issue. Hoever we cannot cover the costs of shipping artworks overseas. Keep in mind digital files of video and audio work are being considered for this exhibition. 

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05/August/2021

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