Sunday, January 22, 2012

Terra 25: A Call to High School Students and Teachers

Submitted by
Monika Agnello


Recycled Helmet - Woodstock
The Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and Humanities (QVCAH) is sponsoring Terra 25, the 2nd Annual High School Student Recycled Art Exhibit.
In April of 2011 QVCAH sponsored Terra Verde, Terra Munde; Celebrate Our Earth in Spring, a recycled art exhibition that opened with great success thanks to the many entries of students from a number of school districts. In 2012 the expanded venue includes the front lawn of the Art Center. The addition of this exterior space opens up the call for submissions to include larger outdoor sculptural projects & site specific installations that may not fit inside the galleries.
Proven to be of great interest to a wide audience, this exhibition celebrates Earth Month and the start of Spring.
The exhibition will be held from April 22nd through May 13th, 2012, with an opening reception held on Sunday, April 22, from Noon to 3 pm at the Art Center, 111 Main Street, Southbridge, MA.

QVCAH invites all students grades 9-12 to enter their original art work for this exciting exhibition.
ELIGIBILITY:
Students grades 9-12 from the following 25 communities are invited to submit work:
In Massachusetts: Brimfield, Brookfield, Charlton, Dudley, East Brookfield, East Douglas, Holland, Leicester, Monson, North Brookfield, Oxford, Palmer, Southbridge, Spencer, Sturbridge, Wales, Warren, Webster, and West Brookfield
In Connecticut: North Grosvenordale, Pomfret, Putnam, Quinebaug, Thompson, Woodstock
FREE TO ENTER
Up to 2 entries per student
QVCAH welcomes and encourages proposals for site specific installations by individuals and groups. Accepted entries will be given access to QVCAH grounds and galleries in the week prior to the exhibit opening.
All work submitted must be original and incorporate 75%+ recycled and/or upcycled materials.
Deadline for Submissions: April 2, 2012
Entry forms will be made available online February 1st, 2012 at http://www.qvcah.org/.

All submissions are subject to review by the QVCAH programs committee. Acceptance is based on a variety of factors including but not limited to space restrictions, strength of work and originality based on the theme. Work entered must be constructed of at least 75% recycled and up-cycled materials

This exhibition is sponsored by The Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts & Humanities. It is free and open to the Public. Portions of this exhibit will be viewable online at http://www.qvcah.org/. Please see the QVCAH website for gallery hours.

 If you have questions regarding the exhibition, entry guidelines etc. please visit www.qvcah.org, email: m.agnello@qvcah.org or call 508-764-3341.

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