Sept. 27 - Nov. 5, 2010, Opening Reception October 1, 2010
$1000 in prizes will be awarded! Deadline for entries, September 8, 2010. Notification of acceptance emailed September 15, 2010. Accepted artwork due September 24 at the Lander Art Center.
At a conference where an artist once spoke about her work in detail, the audience laughed out loud when halfway through she said, "As it turns out, I'm from Pittsburgh." After learning so much about her artwork, it seemed perfectly fitting that she would be from such a historically industrial city: her artwork was large steel sculptures.
Many of us make an exodus at some point in our lives, to seek out on our own. And those who don't might gladly identify with their background. Either way, our roots often appear in subtle and interesting ways even if we don't intend for it to happen or notice until later.
In this exhibition: "As it turns out, I'm from...," the object is to connect your artwork to your roots.
It may be a connection as simple as the artist mentioned above from Pittsburgh who makes large steel sculptures. Or it may be a connection more direct like painting place related childhood memories or using found objects from your hometown. The interpretation of the connection is in the hands of the artist.
Your "home" can be a city, state, country, or even an attitude or culture.
Dannine Donaho, Assistant Director and NEAT Project Coordinator
Lander Art Center
224 Main St.
Lander, WY 82520
August 20-September 24, 2010 Opening Reception August 20, 6-8 pm
Deadline August 11, 2010
Entries are limited to works depicting Wyoming residential or migratory fauna and flora. Horses, cattle, landscapes, and cultivated plants not acceptable.