Northern California artists are invited to submit work for a juried exhibition on the theme of Visions of the Wild, held in conjunction with the Visions of the Wild Festival in Vallejo, California, in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act. This festival is one of many being held around the country, but it has the special theme of “Connecting Nature, Culture, and Community” in diverse urban and suburban communities.
The exhibition, presented by the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation is September 3–November 8, 2014. The opening reception is Friday, September 5, 5:30–7:30 pm.
Artwork can be representational or abstract. In keeping with the intention of the Visions of the Wild Festival—connecting people to nature and wildness through various forms of cultural expression—interpretation of the exhibition theme can include:
- what “wilderness” means in diverse cultural contexts.
- how wilderness or wild is expressed through art.
- what an urban wilderness looks like.
- how we can “re-wild” our humanized landscapes.
- how our understandings of wilderness, the wild, and wilderness conservation paradigms will change in an era of global environmental change.
Visit the Visions of the Wild web site for information about submitting your artwork.