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GMCG to host "Wonders of Water" art exhibition


May 28, 2020
EFFINGHAM — GMCG is excited to announce the "Wonders of Water" Art Exhibition hosted virtually by GMCG with an opening showcase via Zoom on August 20, 2020. Participants will have the opportunity to speak about their artwork and interact with other artists. The community is invited to a celebration of all things water through art, poetry, performances, and any other creative expressions. The opening celebration will be showcased virtually Aug. 20 from 5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom and then hosted as a web gallery on GMCG's Web site. Participants will also have the option to be included on a traveling outdoor mural to be displayed throughout the watershed through September. Please visit GMCG's website for more information on how to submit artwork: http://www.gmcg.org/wonders-of-water-art-exhibition/.

Local organizations and businesses are invited to participate as project partners who will share the virtual exhibit (and traveling exhibit, if possible) with their members and online audience any time from Aug. 20 through Sept. 28. This is a great way to collaborate in a safely across town boundaries to celebrate the water that inspires and connects us all. GMCG welcomes participants of all ages and all artistic inclinations to express themselves through this project, and if possible to share the collective community mural in every watershed town. Project partners will be listed in press releases and radio broadcasts, added to the virtual exhibit, and their names and logos will be displayed on the traveling mural.

GMCG's motto is "Healthy Waters, Healthy Communities." Since 1997 GMCG has worked to protect water through research, education, advocacy and land conservation. The "WOW" Art Exhibition is an opportunity to examine the relationship between people and water, whether it be salt or fresh water. This exhibition will explore the myriad ways that water influences our lives and celebrate the beauty of water in the world around us.

Guidelines:

This invitation is open to all artists of all ages. Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply.

Participants will be asked three questions to consider prior to creating their work or selecting work

from their portfolios. GMCG's intent is to be accessible to all ages yet provocative in ways that will spark

inspiration among all involved:

1. What effect does water have on you? How does it make you feel?

2. During your lifetime, have you noticed any changes in the water around you?

3. What would a day in your life be like without safe water to drink or without clean water in

which to bathe or swim?

Through contemplation of these questions GMCG hopes to spur creativity among participating artists while reminding everyone of their daily, inseparable and indispensable relationship with water. This process of creation can be, for both participants and observers, a chance to explore the ways that water influences their lives, and to recognize its importance as a source of personal and community sustenance, spiritual enrichment, and beauty.

All subject matter must be related to the theme of water and it is the sole discretion of the curator to determine which works are accepted into the exhibition (both digital & physical).

How to Submit:

Submit your art digitally to info@gmcg.org. Please include in your email: Name, Telephone Number, Title of Artwork, Medium, and Date of Completion, and anything short that you would like to share about your piece.

If you cannot email your artwork you may submit a burned CD through the mail to Green Mountain Conservation Group at PO Box 95 Effingham, NH 03882. Digital art (photos, poetry, performances, etc.) may be submitted any time now through Friday, Aug. 7.

If you cannot digitize your own artwork and would like GMCG staff to assist you, physical artwork must be dropped off between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 3-7 at 236 Huntress Bridge Rd., Effingham, NH 03882. It is also the artist's responsibility to pick up their artwork (or make alternative arrangements for timely pickup with GMCG staff).

If your work is for sale, or if you would like to donate the piece/sale of the piece to GMCG, please indicate asking price and your contact information for the buyer to reach you directly.

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