Verde Valley Archaeology Center is proud to present the 2018 Annual Paul Dyck Celebration of Archaeology in Art Show and Sale. This is part of the weekend-long Camp Verde Spring Heritage Festival that includes the Verde Valley Archaeology Fair, the Spring Pecan and Wine Festival, and the Verde River Runoff. The Festival has become a Sedona/Verde Valley area favorite and will again take place in the heart of historic Camp Verde, Arizona.
Past people have shaped the landscape of the Sedona/Verde Valley area. They left their mark through their dwellings, markings on rock, and the terracing of the landscape. Art can provide a visual interpretation of the landscape of these past people along with the scientific interpretation of archaeology. The goal of this Celebration is to demonstration the relevance that the past has for today’s contemporary artists that are evoked by the art and artifacts of our ancestors.
The theme is “Art Inspired by Archaeology and Archaeology as Art.” Subject matter is limited to representations of archaeological subjects, including ancient dwellings, rock markings (rock art), landscape with archaeological features, or inspired by the ancient American Southwest people, textiles and pottery.
The Celebration is open to all artists 18 years and older. Accepted medium include original, contemporary, representational art including oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, bronze and wood sculpture, pottery, fiber arts and photography.
Awards for how well the art meets the theme as well as a People’s Choice.