For over 150 years, artists have played an important role in the establishment of our state and national parks, inspiring people to visit iconic natural sites, and to protect our natural resources.
Awards – $5,000 in cash awards will be announced at the opening reception at the Yosemite National Park Museum Gallery.
The Yosemite Renaissance 33 Call for Participation is live on OnlineJuriedShows.com at https://onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=15882
Submission deadline – Sun. November 26th, 2017
Who can apply? The exhibit is open to artists worldwide. All submissions must be completed in English. Participating artists must be able to communicate in English, either directly or through an interpreter.
Submission Guidelines – Yosemite Renaissance Exhibition is an annual exhibit that offers an opportunity for artists inspired by Yosemite and the California Sierra Nevada region to display and promote their art. The exhibit opens at the historic Yosemite National Park Museum Gallery in the heart of Yosemite Valley in February 2018, then travels to other art centers across California.
Subject matter must be related to the landscape, environment, wildlife and people of Yosemite National Park and the California Sierra Nevada region.
Both representational and non-representational submissions are allowed. We encourage artist who apply to celebrate the beauty and wonder of nature through art, but also to consider and explore environmental issues, ecology, biology, forestry, and other scientific, political, spiritual and cultural themes.
Geography – While the nexus of the exhibit is Yosemite, the scope of the show also includes the entire California Sierra, from Lake Tahoe to Tehachapi, including Sequoia National Park, Sierra National Forest, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Mono Lake, Bodie, the White Mountains, and more. If your work is inspired by these places, it will be considered.
Entry is through Online Juried Shows https://onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=15882
Submission Deadline – Sunday, 11/26/17
Notification of Acceptance – Saturday, 12/23/17
Opening Reception, Yosemite National Park, Museum Gallery – Friday, 2/23/18
Exhibit ends Yosemite National Park, Museum Gallery – Sunday, 5/6/18
Exhibit travels 6/1/17 – 10/30/18
If you are interested in helping us by sponsoring this exhibit, please call or email and we will provide additional information.