CALL FOR ART: 1.5°C
BIG NEWS: Our partner, the Orange County Office of Sustainability, has committed to a Purchase Award up to $1,000! Apply before 11:59pm on Monday, Feb 19!
Artists are invited to submit works of art made from recycled, natural, or sustainable materials and/or art themed around the environment, earth, climate change, sustainability or similar.
Possible considerations of themes to explore:
- How are we impacting the earth?
- What can we do towards making positive change?
- What impact does climate change have on us?
- What does a healthy earth look like to you?
The Orange County Arts Commission, in partnership with the Orange County Office of Sustainability invite visual artists to investigate these themes through works of original art. As of November 2023, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners adopted the County’s first Climate Action Plan (CAP). To learn more about the five areas of focus visit the CAP Dashboard HERE
The selection team will include 2D and 3D artists. They will be evaluating submissions based on the following criteria: Interpretation & clarity of theme to the viewer; Creativity and originality of depicted theme; Quality and overall design; and overall impression.
Artists are invited to submit works for the exhibit opening Friday, April 5, 2024 at the Eno Arts Mill in Hillsborough. Selected works will be on view and for sale through the end of April.
All submissions are due by 11:59pm on Monday, February 19.
Open to visual artists currently living in Orange, Durham, Wake, Chatham, Caswell, Person, and Alamance counties.
- May submit up to three works for the exhibit. An image list with the title, size, medium, year, edition, and price is required. Images should be a minimum 300 resolution.
- All mediums are allowed
- All submissions must be for sale
- Two and three-dimensional works allowed
- There are no size limitations
- Works on paper and canvases less than 1″ thick must be properly framed and wired (no sawtooth hangers)
- WORK SOLD: For all work sold, the Orange County Arts Alliance (on behalf of the Orange County Arts Commission) will retain a 40% commission. The OCAA will collect all monies from the sale of artwork, including tax, through the end of April. Artists will receive payment by May 31.
- UNSOLD WORK: Artists may donate unsold artwork to the OCAA, pick up their work the week of May 6, or have artwork mailed at their own expense. After June 30, 2024, remaining work will become property of the OCAA.
- The OCAC/OCAA assume no responsibility for theft, damage or liability. The artist is responsible for insurance of artwork. The OCAC/OCAA will make their best effort to assure the security of the artwork in the Eno Mill Gallery.
- Artists agree to allow the OCAC/OCAA use of images of artwork for promotional purposes (credit will be given).