Call for Submissions!
Particles on the Wall (POTW), an interdisciplinary group exhibit exploring Hanford history, the nuclear age, and the Columbia River, is seeking submissions of visual and literary art, science and memorabilia. POTW combines visual art, scientific information, poetry, history, and artifacts to examine nuclear issues and the social impact of the Hanford Nuclear Site. Artists with connections to Hanford, the Tri-Cities, and the Columbia River will be given preference.
Particles on the Wall will be exhibited at Washington State University Tri-Cities Arts Center in Richland, WA from March 4 through April 5, 2013, with the public opening March 5 at 6:00pm.
Visual and literary Art:
Poems, essays, and visual art of all media are sought that reflect on nuclear issues, with a special emphasis on Washington State connections. Poems should not exceed one 8 ½ x 11 page. Essays should not exceed two 8 ½ x 11 pages. Visual art submissions cannot exceed 48’’ on any side. Accepted visual art pieces should be ready to install. Visual art should be submitted via email with digital images at 300 dpi. Artists of all levels of experience and personal/professional backgrounds are invited to apply.
Relevant scientific information or facts regarding Hanford can be submitted for consideration for inclusion in POTW. These are usually relatively short statements that include a diagram or picture to illustrate the point. Examples are on the POTW web site.
Historical artifacts and memorabilia from early Hanford days to the present can be submitted for consideration for inclusion in POTW. Please submit a one-paragraph description of the item(s) and include a digital image at 300 dpi.
We are also seeking donations of artifacts and memorabilia related to Hanford. These materials would be considered for inclusion in POTW exhibits, and in a permanent collection of the Washington Nuclear Museum and Educational Center (WANMEC).
POTW is a collaboration between its curators and founders, Dianne Dickeman, Nancy Dickeman, Steven Gilbert, and its organizational partners Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders. Current pieces and past exhibit photos can be viewed online at the exhibit’s website: particlesonthewall.org. In addition, a book entitled Particles on the Wall documents many of the pieces in the exhibit and is available as a free e-book.
Deadlines and dates:
Deadline for submissions is January 28, 2013. Artists will be notified February 1. Accepted Materials will need to be received by February 21, 2013. Artists will be invited to sign release statements to reproduce images of the pieces for Particles on the Wall web site and book.
Submissions should be sent to Misty Nickle at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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