The complex relationship between humans and animals has been a subject of artists ever since the first cave drawings. Animals are hunted, feared, idolized, tamed, rescued, destroyed, watched, and loved by humans. The "Spotlight on Animal Art" competition will select one innovative emerging artist whose portfolio focuses on animals, bringing to light in new ways the amazement animals inspire in humanity. In the words of Anatole France, "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."
Accepted Genres: Sculpture, Metals, Textiles, Photography, Mixed media, Painting, Drawing, Video art, Digital art, Printmaking, and Installation
Materials to Submit: 3-6 images, 500 word essay describing how animals inspire your art
Deadline: January 10, 2011
Online Application: http://www.visualoverture.com/artists.htm