CALL FOR ENTRIES: Searching For Meaning at Gallery Route One
As part of the California Society of Printmaker’s participation in Extraction: Art at the Edge of the Abyss, we respond to the global Extraction initiative through Response to the Changing World Environment, a collection of CSP projects and exhibitions through 2021.
CSP Artist members are invited to apply to the first of our exhibition series which will take place at Gallery Route One with Searching For Meaning, April 3 – May 9, 2021 in Point Reyes Station, CA. Dana Harris Seeger will serve as juror. Through this exhibition CSP recognizes that extracting resources from the earth impacts not only the global ecosystem but also human ecology. As humans navigate this new changing world environment, we find ourselves searching for meaning…
Our second exhibition in this series, Changing World Environment with the Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, CA will take place during the summer of 2021. Details will follow in the coming months, members are welcome to participate in both opportunities.
Artists must use the Submittable application to apply for this opportunity. Link below.
The California Society of Printmakers and Gallery Route One appreciate your patience and accommodation as details may change to match the shifting needs and restrictions brought about by the covid19 pandemic.
Searching for Meaning, Juror Statement:
Searching for meaning. That is what artists do. We take the world around us: observations, events, experiences and we extract from that our existing worldview, or sometimes place upon it a new view. A view looking down from above, looking down over the edge. This past year we have all been searching for meaning in a pandemic, in political upheaval and social strife. There will come a time when we will no longer be in the present, when we will be looking at the past, at all that has happened, and the art created during this time. How will we see our shared experiences? How will we form a new view? This exhibit is an opportunity to take a step back, to stand on the edge and look over into the unknown. If we can create the meaning that we all search for, how will we exemplify that? What will it look like?
About the Juror:
Dana Harris Seeger is a painter, printmaker and educator. She holds an MFA from San Jose State University and has taught at colleges and universities as well as private institutions all over the United States. Harris Seeger is Co-founder and current Program Director of the School of Visual Philosophy in San Jose, California, an organization she co-created in 2014. She has been a member of the California Society of Printmakers since 2011. Dana was named one of KQED’s inaugural 10 Bay Area Women to Watch in 2016 and the SVCreates Artist Laureate for 2020.
For more information and to apply for Searching for Meaning go to: https://californiasocietyofprintmakers.submittable.com/submit
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