Friday, April 26, 2013

America's Parks II, Call for Entries

AMERICA’S PARKS II is an exhibition competition open to all artists, the purpose of which is to recognize and promote excellence in original artworks depicting any North American park (national, state, provincial, county, city, or private) but with an emphasis on parks in the Southwestern U.S. & Northwestern Mexico.
Selections for AMERICA'S PARKS II will be made by a professional jury consisting of:

Pam Dean Cable, Executive Director, Susan Kathleen Black Foundation
M. Stephen Doherty, Editor, PleinAir™ Magazine
Todd Wilkinson, Managing Editor, Wildlife Art Journal
AMERICA’S PARKS II will premiere in Bolivar, Missouri from March 16 - April 28, 2014 at the Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art; it will also be displayed at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ from September 13 - October 26, 2014. One or more additional venues are likely to be added to the tour.

THE PRIMARY THEME OF AMERICA'S PARKS II WILL BE PARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST including the Southwestern U.S. & Northwestern Mexico. Art depicting parks in other locations throughout North America will be eligible for the online exhibit of PARKS II and awards. However, the traveling exhibit will be comprised primarily if not entirely of art depicting parks in the Southwestern U.S. & Northwestern Mexico, including (in alphabetical order) Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah; and States in Northwestern Mexico, particularly, Sonora. 
Also new for PARKS II will be the eligibility of sculpture.
The following is a confirmed list of awards for PARKS II: America’s Parks Sculpture Award, The Michael C. and Priscilla V. Baldwin Foundation Sonoran Desert Art Award, Susan Kathleen Black Foundation Floral Art Award, PleinAir™ Magazine Juror’s Choice Award, and Wildlife Art Journal Juror’s Choice Award. Additional awards are possible pending funding. 
Original, two-dimensional art completed in 2011, ’12, or ’13 is eligible.  Eligible media includes: oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, mixed media, pastel, pencil, pen and ink, tempera, batik, textiles, alkyd, scratchboard, original prints (e.g., lithograph, etching, engraving, serigraph), and sculpture in permanent, stable, traditional media: metal, stone, and wood. Ineligible media includes: any media not listed above such as computer enhanced or generated artwork, photography, reproduction prints, video.  Not including frame or mat, the maximum size for entered artworks is 900 square inches.  Calculate by multiplying the horizontal and vertical dimensions.  Example: A 30” x 30” painting would equal 900 square inches. Sculptures must fit into a crate that is no longer than 27,000 cubic inches, the equivalent of 30" x 30" x 30", but in no case should the maximum crate dimension be longer than 48".

The early entry deadline, with reduced entry fees, is: August 31, 2013.
The standard entry deadline is: October 15, 2013

Further information including a Prospectus (Entry Form) is available here:

To download a Prospectus (Entry Form), click:'sParksIIProspectusMasterFile.pdf
To receive a Prospectus (Entry Form) via email or for further information, email:
AMERICA’S PARKS Through the Beauty of Art is produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.

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