An Exhibit of Artwork About Water
Deadline: September 1, 2017
Water is a transparent and nearly colorless chemical substance that is the main constituent of Earth’s streams, lakes, and oceans, and the fluids of most living organisms. Its chemical formula is H2O, meaning that its molecule contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms, that are connected by covalent bonds. Water strictly refers to the liquid state of that substance, that prevails at standard ambient temperature and pressure; but it often refers also to its solid state (ice) or its gaseous state (steam or water vapor). It also occurs in nature as snow, glaciers, ice packs and icebergs, clouds, fog, dew, aquifers, and atmospheric humidity. (Wikipedia)
71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. It is no coincidence then that 60% of the human body is also water. We spend our first nine formative months gestating in a water-filled sack before we’re born, and as many days or weeks as we can visiting the shorelines of bodies of water on vacations. Religious ceremonies treat water as a divine substance, and primitive mythologies assign it a correspondingly god-like character. Of all chemicals in the universe, right alongside breathable air, water is paramount to our existence. Whether or not we think of ourselves this way, we are water-based creatures. Yet ironically, as ubiquitous as it is, water quality and availability are becoming global concerns. Simultaneously solid water is melting, raising sea levels, and threatening the modern way of life for millions of people. We underestimate our connection to this simple assembly of hydrogen and oxygen. We owe our entire existence, future and past, to water.
Manifest is eager to survey and showcase how artists handle the theme of water from aesthetic, creative, and intellectual standpoints. This theme is open to wide interpretation and expression.
This exhibit has no predefined expectation for type or style of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental. The only criteria beyond excellent quality is that works must in some way relate to the theme of Water.
For more information and to apply, visit http://www.manifestgallery.org/h2o/index.html
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