Wild & Scenic Art

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… 

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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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