This show comes to us from the ValleyCAST! organization. The deadline for submission is August 25th, 2020 and the theme is the Climate Crisis.
The climate crisis and its looming consequences are terrifying. Most people think they either have no control over what’s to come or that it’s too late to do anything about it; individually or collectively.
But the current Pandemic crisis has proven that each person is able to contribute to a safer and more equitable world for all of us. Since the lock-down, air pollution has plunged in most areas around the globe. In fact, The Himalayan Mountain Range is now visible for the first time in 30 years!
Not only does pollution lower our resistance to disease, but it’s also hard to ignore the correlation between wildlife trafficking and deforestation and the rise of new infectious diseases, as 75% are transferred by animals. They are then spread rapidly through modern air and water transportation, according to a recent quote United Nations Environment Program in this informative article by The Guardian.
Project Drawdown, which calls itself “the world’s leading resource for climate solutions,” has listed 100 ways to help solve the climate crisis and we’re calling on artists to show us the way!
Instead of art and images depicting doom and gloom, we are asking for art that helps us to see how we can implement these solutions ourselves for a better Blackstone Valley and collectively for a better and safer world.
Physical exhibition dates September 10 – November 6. Virtual exhibits remain online indefinitely on our ValleyCAST website, Facebook and Instagram pages, and our ValleyCAST YouTube Channel.
Email submission deadline is August 25. Artists selected for our physical gallery exhibit will be contacted to schedule an artwork drop-off before August 31, 2020. Prizes will be awarded.
For full details, and to submit your entries, visit the ValleyCAST page!