Exhibition dates June 15-July 22, 2012Juried by a committee of artists from the original show exhibited at the Katherine Nash Gallery on the University of Minnesota Campus in 2010. About the exhibition: Concerning Water is a regional juried exhibition on the theme of women and water issues designed to provide visibility for innovative work that addresses the issues of water rights global and/or local. This work will be shown in the galleries at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI, beginning June 15, 2012 and ending July 22. Work from the original show will be shown as well as the work selected from this call. Deadline for entries – March 1, 2012 Download the prospectus
Last fall an exhibition titled Water Matters in Rochester MN, had invited all of the WWR artists (26 accepted, and many agreed to pay their own shipping costs) to be part of an eco-art exhibition. In mid-November 2010, this exhibition and related program events opened at a new Watershed Center building with a preliminary dedication at the exhibition opening. Both WCA and WILPF members of the WWR core committee had met with the Water Matters planners, were consultants, and Liz Dodson and Marilyn Cuneo were opening speakers, and helped spread the message about this project that had made use of the WWR website materials.
Most recently, in March 2011, another call came from Roselye Ultan, Curator of the Living Green Art Exhibition, Senior Faculty UN of MN MLS, to the artists of the Women and Water Rights Exhibition inviting them to participate in the May 6-8th, 2011 Art as Gateway for Community Engagement: Sustaining Nature and Culture that will take place at the MN State Fair Grounds/FINE ARTS BUILDING, St. Paul, MN. This will be the 10th anniversary of the LG Expo/Art Exhibition -- the Living Green Expo is under the umbrella of MN Environmental Partners and the grand opening event is scheduled for Friday evening, May 6th, 2011.
Coming up later this year is the eco-art WWR Exhibition at Finlandia University, Hancock, MI, that opens Oct. 27-Nov. 23, 2011, and then next year at Phipps Center for the Arts, 2012- Women and Water Rights exhibition, Hudson, WI. Among locations that had previously expressed interest in hosting and now are in various stages of planning are Chicago, Dayton, Ohio, Los Angeles, and Mexico City.
A Traveling Exhibition 2010-2015 will extend the life of the project by moving to venues nationally and internationally that have pledged their interest.
So we are now reaching out to all other WCA chapters, WILPF branches, and any other interested groups to join and use their local artists or WWR artists and items on the website to advance their local and global water issues and become a part of this exciting project.