We’d like to congratulate you on your acceptance into the 2023 Evanston + Vicinity Biennial!
The following piece has been accepted: Arctic Ice Sheet
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Please note the following dates:
August 16 – 20: Artwork delivered to Evanston Art Center (Mon-Thu 9am-6pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4pm)
August 21 – 25: Installation
Sunday, August 27, 1 – 4pm: Opening Reception
October 1: Biennial Exhibition closes
October 2 – 3: De-Install and Artwork Pick Up
Evanston Art Center reserves the right to refuse any work that differs from the submitted images. All accepted entries will be considered temporary loans to the EAC. The EAC will assume insurance responsibility for the exhibited object upon receipt and inspection and during the exhibition. The EAC loan form is attached.
The following materials are due by Friday, July 27. Please email all materials to email@example.com
- Completed Loan Agreement Form (form attached below)
- Artist Bio
- Artist Statement
- High resolution image of artwork (300 dpi, 2000 pixels on the longest edge)
I had to submit an artist statement for this show. I wrestled with chatgpt to temper the florid beast it spit out. It's still pretty over the top. With chatgpt you have to take a machete to the grandiose adjectives and adverbs.
Arctic Ice Sheet, Julie Mars
Arctic Ice Sheet, a glass and acrylic bead mosaic, integrates my recent artistic exploration and environmental concern. Motivated by the urgent necessity to safeguard our planet’s vital climate, this piece captures the ethereal and diminishing ice cycles of the Arctic.
The use of glass and reflective acrylic beads in Arctic Ice Sheet allows me to convey a dynamic interplay of light and texture, evoking the shimmering translucency of ice formations and the optical effects found in nature.
Through the design of this artwork, I invite viewers to contemplate the delicate balance between human actions and the environment. Arctic Ice Sheet serves as a metaphorical mirror, reflecting our individual and collective responsibility to protect and preserve our planet's fragile ecosystems.
As viewers engage with this mosaic, I hope to evoke a sense of awe and reverence for the natural world. The lustrous tones and intricate patterns invite contemplation, encouraging viewers to reflect on our species’ dependence on a temperate environment.
Arctic Ice Sheet is a testament to the belief that art can serve as a catalyst for change. It is my hope that through this artwork, I can inspire others to embrace a more mindful and eco-conscious approach to both art and consumption.
Together, let us recognize the profound beauty of our planet and take meaningful action to preserve it for generations to come.
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