Call Detail
Ever-Present: Birds in Our Daily Lives
https://www.threeriversparks.org/location/silverwood-park

Entry Deadline: 8/15/22
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Minnesota
Budget: 0.00

CALL FOR ART: JURIED SHOW

Ever-Present: Birds in Our Daily Lives 

October 13 - November 30, 2022

Silverwood Park invites artists who are at least 18 years old to submit work to be considered for a juried exhibition Ever-Present: Birds in Our Daily Lives. Juror: Mike Curran. Deadline: August 15, 2022.

Description of Exhibition

Birds, both wild and domestic, are found across the planet and live in close relationship to humans. They influence society in concrete ways from food and fashion to hobbies and sports. Some species capture our hearts and imaginations while others are considered nuisances or pests. When we stop and notice birds, we may recognize their value and the importance of our relationship with them. We invite artists to submit work that responds to the presence or absence of birds in our daily lives. This exhibition coincides with Three Rivers Park District's Big Year of Birds.

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

About the Juror

Mike Curran is an arts writer and independent curator living in Minneapolis. The texts and exhibitions he produces are primarily concerned with the precarity that defines contemporary life in the United States, specifically in regards to fraying connections with the natural world and failing cultural and political institutions.

He moved from Portland, Maine, to the Twin Cities to attend Macalester College. His essays and reviews have been published with MnArtists, Public Parking, MPLSART.COM, and TEMP/reviews. Mike's most recent curatorial project was Normal Residential Purposes, a pop-up exhibition space he organized in his backyard. In July 2022, he'll work with Waiting Room to organize Mucking Out, a group exhibition inspired by the act of cleaning up after a flood. And in September 2022, alongside his collaborator Tom Bierlein and through Forecast Public Art's Early-Career Artist Project Grant, he'll organize Area of Concern, a public program centered around the emerald ash borer.

Calendar of Events

Application Deadline: August 15 by 11:59 pm

Notification by Email: September 12

Delivery by Shipment or Drop-Off: September 26 - October 3

Exhibit Opens: October 13

Opening Reception: October 13 from 6 - 8 pm

Exhibit Closes: November 30

Return of Artwork: Dec 1 – 8 for artist pick up or week of Dec 12 for return shipping

Submission Process

Application Deadline: August 15 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.

Please be prepared to submit the following materials:

  1. 1-3 images
  2. Image info for each image
  3. Artist statement
  4. Resume or bio saved as PDF. Include name on document.

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 30% 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.

Questions?

If you have questions or concerns, please call Eileen Cohen at 763-694-2091 or email eileen.cohen@threeriversparks.org.

Application Requirements:

  1. 1-3 images
  2. Image info for each image
  3. Artist statement
  4. Resume or bio saved as PDF. Include name on document.

Eligibility:

Silverwood Park invites artists who are at least 18 years old to submit work to be considered for a juried exhibition Ever-Present: Birds in Our Daily Lives.