Shuswap Trails – Call to Artists

STA logo with blaze (horizontal) 72dpiThe Shuswap District Arts Council and Shuswap Trail Alliance in Salmon Arm, BC are excited to announce a call to artists of 2D and 3D media wishing to participate in an exhibition and experience of Shuswap trails in 2016.

Project Description:

Artists and trail guides will be paired up to travel to and experience a specific trail in the Shuswap region. The artists will use their media to tell a story of the experience, the environment, the ecology, the history or a unique feature of the place. The artists can choose any season in which to experience the trail. The work will become part of an exhibition at Salmon Arm Art Gallery in the summer of 2016. Along with the artists’ written story, the work will be featured in a publication about the Shuswap trails and this project.

Timeline:

Call to Artists: October 2014 to January 2015

Selection of Artists and Trails: February 2015

Guides and Artists Experience: March 2015 to March 2016

Publication materials: January to April 2016

Final images and stories submitted: April 2016

Community Events: May 2016 to August 2016

Publication date: June 2016

Exhibition: July and August 2016

Submissions:

Artists in 2D or 3D media, over the age of 18 and residents of British Columbia are welcome to submit a proposal. Each proposal should include up to six images of recent plein air work, a short biography and CV. Artists can indicate in their proposal a specific trail that is meaningful to them. Jurors will select ten artists to participate. The jury is composed of representatives from the Art Gallery and the Trail Alliance. Deadline for submissions is January 25, 2015. Artists will be notified in early February 2015 and trail teams will be formed at the same time.

Email submissions to sdarts@telus.net. Mail-in submissions can be sent to Shuswap District Arts Council, Box 1181, Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N3. For more information, contact Director/Curator Tracey Kutschker at 250 832-1170 or email tracey@salmonarmartscentre.ca

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