Juried Youth Art Exhibition call announced!


Submitted by: 

Oxygen Art Centre


In Flux Youth Exhibition, 2017 (left) Tyler Vance Wright (right) Olivia Mansveld.

East and West Kootenay youth* ages 18 – 29 are invited to submit visual or media art work to be considered for a professional juried exhibition at Oxygen Art Centre opening in June 2018. We invite young artists to select finished work or produce new work that addresses the theme ‘Wayfinding: Identity and the Kootenays.’ The deadline is April 15, 2018.

Wayfinding can be defined as the ways in which people (and animals) orient themselves in physical space and navigate from place to place. Questions to consider might include: How do you locate yourself as a young Kootenay artist, geographically, politically, historically or otherwise? If you were to build or draw a map of your personal relationship to this region, how would that look, feel and be read?

This exhibition will pay professional artist fees and is open to young artists submitting in all mediums. We encourage artists to respond to this call in an innovative manor, from the context of their own practice and interests. 

* To be eligible to apply, you must have graduated from a Kootenay high school and/or have lived in the Kootenays three of the last five years.

Submissions will be accepted by mail, email or hand delivery and should be addressed to the Oxygen Art Centre. Please include: Curriculum Vitae (maximum two pages); Artist Bio including a statement about your connection to the Kootenays (maximum two paragraphs); Five to ten images (jpeg format with a resolution of 72 dpi) of the work intended for exhibition or related/recent work, or equivalent media files; Image List with image numbers, artist name, title of work, date, medium and dimensions; Artist’s Statement describing the proposed or completed work intended for the exhibition (max 500 words).

By email: info@oxygenartcentre.org Attention: Juried Youth Art Show Submission. By mail or drop off at Oxygen Art Centre, #3A – 320 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4E4. Deadline: Received by 5 pm, April 15, 2018. For more information go to www.oxygenartcentre.org

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