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Call for entries: Venice Arts Juried Exhibition: Ecotone | Boundaries, Tensions, Integrations: Ecotone, n. From the Greek tónos, for tension [1] A transition area between two biomes. [2] Where two communities meet and integrate. [3]Examples: the zone between a field and forest or that between forest and grassland). [4] May appear as a gradual blending of the two communities across a broad area, or it may manifest itself as a sharp boundary line.

Ecotone| Boundaries, Tensions, Integrations draws attention to the liminal spaces where two communities meet and integrate and where ecologies are in tension. We seek traditional and experimental documentary work that explores a variety of approaches to this subject: artists might investigate urban encroachments onto nature, environmental strain caused by resource extraction, agricultural production, or industrial pollution; social integrations caused by human migration; or interpretations of a locality’s in-between-ness. How do we relate to borders, boundary lines, and places of transience? What does—or could—exist in these ambiguous spaces? 

We seek traditional and experimental documentary work in photography, video, or multimedia that explores the subject. Artists might investigate social interactions caused by human migration, urban encroachments onto nature, or environmental strain caused by resource extraction, agricultural production, or industrial pollution. How do we relate to borders, boundary lines, and places of transience? What does—or could—exist in these ambiguous spaces?

Venice Arts invites photographers, filmmakers, and multimedia artists exploring these themes to submit work for our annual juried exhibition—Ecotone| Boundaries, Tensions, Integrations. Winning entries will be shown at Venice Arts August 2– September 20, 2014, with an opening reception for the artists and the public on August 2, 2014, 5–8pm. Regional, national, and international entries are accepted. There is no fee for entry.

To enter, fill out the entry form and send the following items, via email, to Meg Whiteford, Gallery & Public Programs Assistant, meg@venice-arts.org:

• completed entry form (download below)
• brief artist bio (no more than 300 words) 
• artist statement explaining how the work addresses the theme the exhibition 
• up to 5 images, as 300 dpi jpg files, at approximately 4x6 inches. 

Each jpg file must be titled with your last name, first initial, “underscore” and the correlating number to match the entry form. For instance, Mike Smith would be smithM_1.jpg.

Important dates:
Deadline for entry: Entries must be received by: Monday, June 9, 2014
Notification: June 27, 2014
Exhibition dates: August 2–September 20, 2014
Work due at gallery: July 28, 2014
Opening reception: Saturday, August 2, 5–8pm

Download an application here. 

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