HOT! SA Artists Respond to Climate Change  

Call for Entries- HOT! SA Artists Respond to Climate Change

According to Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, we need to flood the world with deep and moving images, sounds, and words if we are to shake up and wake up our communities to the threat of climate change. Through a multi-arts exhibit HOT!, to open on July 25, 2014 and run through early September, Bihl Haus Arts intends to do just that.

Artists in all media throughout Texas are invited to submit entries for HOT! SA Artists Respond to Climate Change, an exhibition and sale of artworks intended to raise awareness about climate change across Texas and the global community. The exhibit is sponsored by Bihl Haus Arts and organized by guest curator RAUL CASTELLANOS, well known for his socially conscious and responsive art.

ARTWORK SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

June 15, 2014

REQUIREMENTS: ONE digital image of an original artwork (or sketch of a proposed artwork) that responds to the current climate change crisis.  All media are accepted. Works may be intended for the gallery space or may be conceived as outdoor installations designed for the garden areas around the Bihl Haus. NOTE: Please lable your jeg with the following information: Artist’s Name. Title of work. Date it was produced. Media.Size. Unlabeled jpegs will NOT be considered.

HISTORY: This exhibit is the second in a series of group exhibits produced by Bihl Haus Arts addressing current issues that challenge or threaten the earth and its inhabitants. The first was “GLOW, the Nuclear Show,” organized by guest curator David Zamora Casas (2011). Themed proposals for future group shows in this series will be considered. 

CALENDAR:

April 15, 2014: Call for Entries

DEADLINE June 15, 2014: Artists will submit ONE digital image of artwork (or a sketch of the proposed piece, which may be in any media, including outdoor installation inspired by the theme. This work or a similar piece will then be available for exhibition and sale in the HOT! exhibit. Request entry from at kellenkee@swbell.net. Email image (300 dpi, .jpg) and Entry Form to kellenkee@swbel.net. OR the entire packet may be mailed to Bihl Haus Arts, P.O. Box 100806, San Antonio, TX 78201. Include a brief (200-word max) artist statement on the work/theme and a one-page exhibition history resume. There is no entry fee to participate.

June 30, 2014: Notification of selected artists/artworks.

AWARDS:

Best of Show Award of $500

Two Honorable Mention Ribbons ($75, respectively)

People’s Choice Award ($200)

Although the award-winning artists will retain reproduction rights, Bihl Haus Arts will also be permitted to reproduce the images for possible marketing and online sales.

ARTWORK SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Artists may submit one original piece
  • All media—including outdoor installation and performance–accepted.
  • Only originals will be accepted.
  • Content should be informed by and respond to the climate change crisis.
  • All work must be completely prepared for hanging with screw eyes and wire attached.  

SALES: All artwork will be for sale at the HOT! exhibit at Bihl Haus Arts, set for July 25-Seeptember 13, 2014. Bihl Haus Arts will staff and host the exhibit and process all sales. Any applicable credit card fee and a 30% commission will be retained to benefit Bihl Haus Arts. Unsold work will be returned to the artist at the close of the exhibition.

NOTE: Delivery of accepted artwork to the gallery is the sole responsibility of the artist. Delivery date: 2-4 pm, July 13, 2014

LIABILITY: Bihl Haus Arts will not be responsible for loss or damage of work. All art will be handled with the greatest care. Insurance coverage is the responsibility of the individual artist.