Wild & Scenic Art Exhibition
2021 Call for Entries Now Open
Wild & Scenic Film Festival, in collaboration with Nevada County Arts Council, is once again inviting artists from far and wide to submit their environmental artwork for possible inclusion at the 19th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, kicking off virtually January 14, 2021.
“This year’s exhibition will look a little bit different though,” says Festival Director, Jess Swigonski, “as it will take place entirely online! This will allow us to reach newer and wider audiences than ever before while prioritizing the health and safety of our beloved community.” Accepted artists will have a page on the Wild & Scenic platform dedicated to them and their works, with opportunities for extended patron engagement, including sales. There will also be a gallery of all selected works for attendees to virtually stroll through during the event.
Wild & Scenic uses environmental and adventure film to inspire activism and we are seeking art submissions that do the same. Artists are encouraged to submit pieces that will inspire environmental activism through art and highlight the beauty of the natural world.
Eliza Tudor, Executive Director of the Nevada County Arts Council remarked “Never before has the mission of Wild & Scenic Film Festival been more critical. Globally we stand at a crossroads in terms of our relationship to nature and the future of our planet. It engages us as active participants in a giant adventure through film and discourse, and it offers filmmakers, naturalists, scientists, artists and ordinary people the opportunity to lend our voice to this critical conversation. Through the festival’s accompanying art exhibition each year we challenge visual artists to share personal perceptions of the wild, whether intimate habitats close to home or wild tracts of nature untouched.”
Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in front of a wide virtual audience of environmental filmmakers, celebrities, social activists, and thousands of attendees from around the world. Selected artists will be eligible for awards for the top three selections in each category, 2-Dimensional and Photography, as well as a Best in Theme award. The final deadline to apply is November 16, but discounts are available for earlier submissions. Click here for more information and to submit your artwork.