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IMAGO FOUNDATION for the ARTS announces

A Juried Call for Art

Rising Seas: Envisioning the Future Ocean State 

On View: April 21 - May 29, 2022
at Imago Gallery 

Artist Reception on Saturday, April 23   5-8 pm

Over $500 in cash awards

Deadline for Submissions:

11:59 pm PST Sunday, March 20, 2022

“But doth must suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange.”
William Shakespeare, The Tempest

 

Climate change has been described by some as one of the greatest existential threats humanity faces. As the smallest state in the Union — just 37 miles wide by 48 miles long — Rhode Island is nonetheless blessed with some 400 miles of coastline, counting its many coves, bays, and islands. And, it is along that coastline we are already seeing the impact of climate change as sea levels rise and flooding events worsen.

IFA is seeking artworks envisioning the future impact of projected sea level rise in Rhode Island as a way of increasing awareness about the impact of rising seas on our shoreline, property and natural habitats.  Artworks can range from traditional to cutting-edge, limited only by the artist’s creativity. All media except video or screen artworks are welcome.

Artworks will be juried by CHRIS SANCOMB, a Rhode Island artist who has a hybrid practice in design and studio arts that explores the intersection of art and science through a wide range of media.

Sponsored in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional funding from BankNewport.