Thank-you for your interest in ARTISTS FOR THE OCEAN, an online exhibition project under development by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI). The mission of this project is to demonstrate how the arts can be an effective tool in raising public awareness about the rapid degredation of our global ocean, the plight of its endangered marine life, the ocean's role as the "fabric of life" on our blue planet, and/or the ecological interdependency required to sustain humankind. We are not seeking didactic art. We are looking for artworks that spring from both a knowledge of the science and also a passion to imaginatively express personal reactions to the travesty... and art that can inspire public action.
Our immediate goal is to begin this project by creating an online exhibition of works by international artists [in all media] addressing the above theme.
Ideally, along the way, the online exhibition will:
- become a physical exhibition in New York City [ASCI's hometown]
- inspire museums to select artists from the online exhibition for their shows
- stimulate science and art teachers/professors to share the artworks with their students for classroom discussion and student projects
- and finally, produce a coffee-table book of works from the exhibitions
IF YOU HAVE ARTWORK THAT FITS:
"Pretty pictures of the ocean" is not what this project is about. If you believe you have artwork that makes a strong conceptual and visual statement related to the vision and project mission stated above, ASCI welcomes the opportunity to see your work.
WHAT TO SEND:
Image and text documentation of artwork in all media is being sought. Ideally you can provide us with specific image URLs. [this is NOT your homepage URL]
if you don't have a website, send us jpgs [approx. 400x600 pixels max/saved at 72dpi] of three images + text [titles, media, year + max. 100 words "statement" about the work].
We look forward to hearing from you, and please let us know if you have any questions. Also, if you have seen inspiring artwork on this topic, we'd love to have your referrals.
We will be collecting documentation of work on an "on-going basis." We will notify people about our progress with the online exhibition project when we are ready to take the next step.