Calling All Artists

2019 Wild & Scenic Art Exhibition

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, in collaboration with Nevada County Arts, is once again inviting artists from far and wide to submit their environmental artwork for possible inclusion at the 17th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA happening January 17-21, 2019.

Wild & Scenic uses environmental and adventure film to inspire activism and we are seeking art submissions that do the same. Artists are encouraged to submit pieces that address a broad interpretation of the theme of “environment.” The featured artwork enhances the immersive nature of the festival experience.

“We are seeking environmental artwork that delivers a meaningful message,” said Eliza Tudor, Executive Director Nevada County Arts. “There are a host of talented artists who are passionate about the environment, and we’re excited to give them an opportunity to showcase their best.”

Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in front of environmental filmmakers, celebrities, social activists and more than 7,500 festival attendees. Artists will also be considered for awards in 4 categories:  2-Dimensional, 3-Dimensional, Student, and Photography. The final deadline to apply is November 15, but discounts are available for earlier submissions.

Submission Categories
Artists can submit up to 5 pieces per entry in a single category.  The four categories are:

  • 2-Dimensional: All paintings, collages, mixed media, and panels with 1.5 inches or less of depth variation
  • 3-Dimensional: All sculpture and pieces with depth variations greater than 1.5 inches
  • Photography: All photography, including digital and film, color, black and white
  • Students

Submission Dates & Fees
The regular submission fee is $30.  Early bird submissions (submitted by September 15, 2017) are only $20.   The regular submission deadline is October 15.  An extended submission deadline will be in effect until November 15 ($45).  Student submissions (age 19 or below) are $5.

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NOTE: Once you click submit, you will be directed to a form and payment gateway. The form is long, allowing for up to five pieces of work to be included. Scroll to the bottom of the form to submit payment once you’ve completed entering the submission info; you are not required to submit more than one piece of work.

Important Dates:
September 15     Early Bird Registration Deadline, $20
October 15          Regular Registration Deadline, $30
November 15      Extended Deadline, $45
December 1        Jury Notifications Sent
January 17          Last day to install artwork
January 17          Artists Opening Reception & Award Ceremony/Film Festival opens
January 20         Earliest possible removal date for artwork

Header artwork: Painting by Sylviane Gaumer, 2018 Wild & Scenic Art Exhibition