Lichen by Kerry Faraone
Check out two exhibition possibilities for next month at EBSQ:
Lichen & Moss: March 1-31, 2007
li·chen /lahy-kuh n/
1. any complex organism of the group Lichenes, composed of a fungus in symbiotic union with an alga and having a greenish, gray, yellow, brown, or blackish thallus that grows in leaflike, crustlike, or branching forms on rocks, trees, etc.
moss /maws, mos/
1. any tiny, leafy-stemmed, flowerless plant of the class Musci, reproducing by spores and growing in tufts, sods, or mats on moist ground, tree trunks, rocks, etc.
A lovely sounding pair. The words used to describe lichen and moss may not be the most inspiring, but the organisms that these words describe certainly can be. This is a rather simply show in concept - depict lichen and/or moss though art. This is not a media specific show. Any and all media are welcome.
A statement detailing the materials, process, and what made you choose create what you did is required. Should you know anything about the lichen or moss in your entry, please feel free to include it in your statement. Remember, your statement increases understanding of your work, significantly enhances the experience for the viewer and is an important part of your entry. As texture or other small elements may be pivotal to the piece, detail shots are encouraged. All points of the prospectus should be met. If you have any questions regarding the prospectus and its requirements, please send them to email@example.com.
Paper in Three Dimensions: March 1-31, 2007
Paper. We know what paper is for. We can write on paper or draw on paper. We paint and print on paper. But paper has a life beyond its common two dimensional usage. Paper can be, and is used, to create things in three dimensions. That is what this show is about - creating three dimensional art with paper.
It isn't a new concept, we all know of the art of Origami and many of us made the less far complicated paper snowflakes that decorate classroom windows every winter. Paper can be used for both functional and decorative items. It can be strong or it can be delicate. It uses are myriad. The limits of what you can do with paper for this show will be yours. You can make something that is traditionally made of paper. Your piece can be something usually made from other materials that you render in paper. It can be something completely out of the imagination. It can be functional or just wonderful to look at. It can be ordinary or exotic. Use your ingenuity. Roam the broad ranges of your imagination and create.
All entries must be three dimensional. The main material of entries - no less than 75%, must be paper; though all materials used should be listed. Please use your artist's statement to tell us what kind of paper you used in the creation of your piece. You should also describe how it was made or constructed. If an entry is functional, please explain how it works. Why you chose to create what you did should be included in your statement as well.
The artist's statement is required. It will increase understanding of your work and significantly enhance the experience for the viewer. As texture or other small elements may be pivotal to the piece, detail shots are encouraged. All points of the prospectus should be met. If you have any questions regarding the prospectus and its requirements, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, don't forget the upcoming juried Repurposed: Art from Recycled Materials--half the proceeds benefits Environmental Defense and the other half goes directly to the winner of the show selected by juror Jeff McIntire-Strasburg!