Art Inspiring Environmental Activism
The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, in collaboration with Nevada County Arts, invites submissions of environmentally-themed artwork for the 18th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City and Grass Valley, CA happening January 16-20, 2020.
Artists are encouraged to submit work that delivers a meaningful message about environmental activism and relationships between society and the natural world.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival’s art exhibition is presented in local galleries and businesses in downtown Nevada City and Grass Valley (a California state-designated Cultural District). Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit their work for audiences including filmmakers, social activists, environmental leaders, and more than 8,000 festival attendees.
Artists may submit up to three pieces in the following categories:
- 2-D: Paintings, prints, collages, mixed media, and panels with 1.5 inches or less of depth variation
- 3-D: Sculpture and pieces with depth variations greater than 1.5 inches
- Photography: All photography, including digital and film, color, black and white
Selected artists are eligible for honors awarded by our 2020 Art Judges:
William L. Fox is a writer, independent scholar, and poet whose work focuses on how human cognition transforms land into landscape. In the visual arts, Fox has exhibited text works in more than two dozen group and solo exhibitions in seven countries, serves as the Associate Director of the Nevada Museum of Art, and as the visual arts and architecture critic for the Reno Gazette-Journal. Read more…
Michael Llewellyn is an award-winning editorial and advertising photographer specializing in environmental portraiture and photo-illustration. Based in Grass Valley, Llewellyn’s current project, FOREST ⇌ FIRE, is an interdisciplinary, multi-sensory, interpretive installation scheduled to debut in October 2020 in Truckee, California. Read more …
Nashormeh N.R. Lindo is Chair of the California Arts Council. Her work as a renowned photographer, printmaker, and painter has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. As an artist, Lindo’s recent work explores the way one medium informs another, utilizing her photographs for surface design on textiles. As an educator, Lindo teaches art classes to children in Oakland and is a former adjunct instructor of African American Art History at City College of San Francisco. Read more…
NOTE: Once you click submit, you will be directed to a form and payment gateway. You may submit up to three pieces. Scroll to the bottom of the form to submit payment once you’ve completed entering the submission info.
Important 2019-2020 Dates:
July 15 Call for art opens
September 15 Early Bird Registration Deadline, $20
October 31 Regular Registration Deadline, $30
November 15 Extended Deadline, $45
December 15 Notice of acceptance
January 16 Artists Opening Reception & Award Ceremony
January 16-20 Wild & Scenic Film Festival
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