February 8 - March 1, 2019
Reception: Friday, February 8, 5-7 pm
This juried exhibition features artwork in response to the Camp Fire of Butte County.
Call for Art
Art may imitate life, but life also influences art, and the recent wildfires have caused many of us to reevaluate. In the spirit of renewal and regenerative ideas, Chico Art Center seeks artwork on the subject of regrowth and resilience in response to the California Camp Fire Disaster. Anyone that has been changed by the event, emotionally or physically is eligible to submit. What do you want your future to look like?
We have all been effected in ways most of us never anticipated. More fires, longer hotter summers, dryer winters, and bark beetle infestation in the forests is the trend. There are no longer fire seasons, fires are year round. Climate change affects us all. Have the wildfires in northern California caused you to reconsider the impact of climate change in your life? Would you like to speak to this issue visually? Now is your chance.
We, in Butte County have all been affected by the Camp Fire in some way, some losing homes or businesses, others dealing with the impacted streets with more traffic and more people in stores. Many of us hosted family or friends who were evacuated. Many pitched in and provided needed food and clothing, opening shelters for humans and animals. We all lived in some of the worst air quality in the world. Subjects such as Utopia (an ideal place that does not exist), Longing, Nostalgia, Transformation, Healing, Ritual and Climate Change are of interest.
All media is accepted including artifacts from the fire and socially engaged projects. This is a juried exhibition. There is no entry fee.
Apply by January 13th, 2019. In-progress images are accepted.