Call Detail
Juried Call for Art: The Nature of Disappearance

Entry Deadline: 8/1/19
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Minnesota


October 10 - November 30, 2019

Silverwood Park invites artists who are at least 18 years old and reside primarily in the Midwest to submit work to be considered for a juried exhibition The Nature of Disappearance. Juror: Mara Duvra. Deadline: August 1, 2019

Description of Exhibition
The Nature of Disappearance asks artists to reflect on the environmental crisis we face and the loss at stake. Human activity impacts ecosystems across the planet from ice caps to rainforests, causing nature to vanish at accelerated rates. These dramatic declines in biodiversity, habitat, and resources require immediate action. We invite artists to submit work that encourages viewers to recognize what we stand to lose and inspires transformative change to preserve and protect what remains.

Work can be 2-D and 3-D, representational or abstract. Framed worked should not measure more than 40 inches in width. 3-D work must fit on a 15 x 15 inch pedestal or be freestanding. Video accepted. 

Calendar of Events  
Application Deadline: August 1 by 11:59 pm
Notification by Email: September 9
Delivery by Shipment: September 23– October 1
Delivery by Drop-off: September 25 – October 1
Exhibit Opens: October 10
Opening Reception: October 10 from 6—8 pm
Exhibit Closes: November 30
Return of Artwork: Dec 1-4 for artist pick up or week of Dec 2 for return shipping

About the Juror
Mara Duvra 
is a visual artist, writer, and curator. Her research-based practice combines photography, poetry, and video to create installations that explore stillness and interiority as critical modes of self-study. Duvra’s current body of work, Tending: meditations on interiority and blackness, uses poetic and ephemeral imagery to understand Blackness beyond resistance or public identity.

Duvra is originally from Maryland and received a BA in studio art and psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an MFA in studio art from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her work has been featured in local galleries such as Soo Visual Arts Center, Public Functionary, and Yeah Maybe, and she has held artist residencies at the Soap Factory and the White Page. Duvra is currently a curator at the Waiting Room at Gallery 71 and an instructor of painting and drawing at Saint Paul Academy and Summit School.

Submission Process
Application Deadline: August 1 by 11:59 pm

You must set up an account with CaFÉ in order to submit your entry. CaFÉ will guide you through application process. Click on the link below or copy the address to begin the process:

 Please be prepared to submit the following materials:

  • 1-5 images. Audio and video accepted.
  • Image info
  •  One document saved as PDF including the following:  name, phone number, and email address, 1 -2 page resume, and 1 page artist statement

Accepted Work
Artists are responsible for all shipping fees and insurance of artwork during exhibition.

Work must be ready to hang. Framed and wired. Gallery reserves the right to exclude work not ready to hang. Juror reserves the right to exclude accepted work that does not represent the digital file. Silverwood retains a 25% commission on work sold in gallery.

About Silverwood Park and Silverwood Park Gallery
Silverwood Park, a Three Rivers Park District facility located in St Anthony, MN, is devoted to the integration of artistic creation and nature-based experiences. We are a unique park in the Twin Cities area, offering picture-perfect views of Silver Lake and a tranquil oak forest. Nature-inspired artwork is exhibited in our gallery and performances are scheduled in our multi-use amphitheater. Art classes are offered throughout the year.

The Silverwood Park Gallery is 1300 square feet and is located in the main visitor’s center that also has a café, gift shop, and large event hall. Architectural details in the gallery include polished concrete floors, site-specific salvaged oak, and intimate fireplace seating. Modular display panels are custom designed and equipped with a contemporary Walker hanging system.

Silverwood Park is located at 2500 County Road E, Saint Anthony, MN  55421.

If you have questions or concerns, please call Eileen Cohen at 763-694-2091 or email