The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is currently accepting artwork submissions for its third juried exhibit, California National Parks: Stories of Water, a showcase of fine art inspired by the nine national parks located in California.
U.S. artists are invited to submit works for consideration through July 10.
The project’s goal is to bring awareness to the wealth of national parks in California, as well as the various forms of water that can be found in the parks, or evidence of a lack of water.
Lakes, waterfalls, dew, rain and fog are some of the ways water makes its mark throughout the parks. And the impacts of a lack of water are equally important, as persistent drought remains a critical issue for California, and will be an important discussion thread throughout the exhibition.
Finalists selected for the exhibit will have works displayed Sept. 23, 2023-Feb. 19, 2024 in the Wildling Museum’s first-floor gallery.
Cash prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded at the opening reception, 3-5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24.
The show will be juried by Nathan Vonk, owner of Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery in Santa Barbara.
All applications must be submitted through CaFÉ at www.callforentry.org for the jury selection process. Entry fee is $35 for the first image and $20 for each additional image, with a limit of three entries per artist.
Artists new to the CaFÉ website will need to register for an account before applying.
For more information and to download a detailed prospectus, visit: www.wildlingmuseum.org/news/2023-ca-national-parks-exhibition.
At Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery, Vonk oversees all sales and acquisitions, and advises clients on building collections.
The gallery offers about 20 exhibits each year, including solo shows for contemporary and historic artists, as well as curated thematic shows.
Vonk grew up in rural Iowa, received a BA from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and a masters in critical theory in literature in Brighton, England.
On weekend train trips to London he taught himself art in the museums. After returning to the U.S., he taught English at Ventura College before joining Sullivan Goss.
The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, where art and nature meet, offers visitors a unique perspective on the importance of preserving our natural heritage.
Current visiting hours are weekdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends; closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
For more information, and to volunteer or join as a member visit www.wildlingmuseum.org.