A pop-up group exhibition of artists to raise funds for the Billion Oyster Project.
Curated by Femaninjas: artists, Megan Watters, Shana Siegel, Bree Chapin
LOCATION: Brooklyn Army Terminal Annex
EVENT TIME: Sunday, August 16, 2020
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: July 19, 2020
OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS SUBMISSIONS:
In 2020, we can no longer turn a blind eye to climate change. We are past the point of letting politicians define truth. It is up to us to end ecological devastation in our community and in our world. We will not stand quietly by and let the climate emergency continue unchecked. Artists have the unique power to give voice to political protest. We are here to use that power to fight. We invite you to join us on the battlefield.
“Battlefield 2” is seeking work from visual artists who are ready to combat the growing, human-made threat to all life on our planet. Work should in some way be relevant to this mission. Accepted pieces will be exhibited as part of a one day fundraising event featuring workshops and speakers. It will engage attendees in a way that educates them and fosters direct action in response to climate change. 50% of proceeds will be donated to the Billion Oyster Project. We have chosen to support the Billion Oyster Project because they are an organization that directly improves New York City’s sustainability and local ecosystem. The Billion Oyster Project's goals are as follows: “By 2035, one billion live oysters will be distributed around 100 acres of reefs, making the Harbor once again the most productive waterbody in the North Atlantic and reclaiming its title as the oyster capital of the world.” To date they are responsible for: “30,000,000 oysters restored = 19.7 trillionGallons of water filtered = 72,500 Pounds of Nitrogen removed = 1,400,000 shells reclaimed & recycled.”
This is an Open Submission. You may submit up to 3 works of art for consideration. Acceptable mediums include photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, video with a monitor or projection capability, textiles, etc. All artwork must be ready to hang. Submissions will be selected based on interpretation of the theme, merit of the work, and visual impact.
We ask that your work be no larger than 40 inches in any direction. It can be smaller, it can be an odd shaped, it can be 3D, but no larger than 40 inches. We ask you to sell your work at one of our set prices between $30 - $300. Increments are as follows: $30, $50, $80, $140, $200, & $300. We want to keep the prices very affordable so that many people in attendance feel they are able to purchase one or multiple pieces in support of the Billion Oyster Project.
All accepted pieces will be featured in the exhibition at Brooklyn Army Terminal as well as on the “Battlefield” webpage which will include an artist bio and description of the work. The “Battlefield 2” exhibit is curated by Femininjas, NYC-based artists Shana Siegel, Megan Watters, and Bree Chapin, in collaboration with a small street team of women who have come together to use art to help one another stand strong, get their voices heard, and fight for their rights.
All proceeds from each event are donated to non-profit organizations such as Planned Parenthood and the Billion Oyster Project. Submit your work: Submission deadline: July 19th, 2020 Notification of accepted work: August 6, 2020 Submit entries to:
Directions to submit work:
All submissions must have these elements to be considered:
1. Digital Images You can submit up to 3 digital images of artwork for consideration. Submissions must be jpeg and no larger than 1080 pixels on the longest side. Size of artwork cannot exceed 40 inches in any direction. Label files: lastname_firstname_titleofwork.jpeg
2. List of submissions Include medium, title, date, price
3. Brief Artist Bio Max 150 words
4. Brief Artist Statement Max 200 words
Accepted entries must deliver and the artwork and retrieve if unsold. Specific times and location will be announced later.
Artists will receive 50% of profit from their sold work. The remaining 50% will go towards the fundraiser.
All artwork must be ready to hang, and labeled on the back.
By submitting work to the exhibition you confirm all works are original, made by you, and that we may use images of the artwork to promote the exhibit on their website and for press