The Hoosier Environmental Council Seeks Water-Themed Art for Display at Environmental Conference

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The Hoosier Environmental Council Seeks Water-Themed Art for Display at Environmental Conference
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About the event:  Greening the Statehouse 2022: Clean Water for Indiana. This is the 15th annual Greening the Statehouse, Indiana’s largest environmental gathering, and they anticipate around 500 attendees.  It will take place Saturday, October 15, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Eastern at the IMMI Conference Center in Westfield, IN.  The program for the day includes presentations, a lunch of locally produced foods, and abundant break time for networking and engagement with the artwork. Artwork will be displayed in the conference space for the one-day conference. Learn more about the event here https://www.hecweb.org/gts/.

Call for Water-themed Art: The event is water themed, and they are seeking water-themed art because 2022 is the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act.  Prior to passage of this landmark federal law, it was legal to dump just about anything into our rivers, streams, lakes, and wetlands.  Raw sewage, industrial waste, trash, and the offal from slaughter houses were all routinely sent into Indiana’s waters.  Indiana has much cleaner, healthier waterways since the passage of the Clean Water Act, healthier for people but also for the myriad species that share this land with us.  There have been major improvements since 1972, but there are also water pollution challenges that remain.

HEC seeks water-themed art to display at this one-day event.  Pieces could be inspired by a particular Indiana stream, river, lake, pond, spring, marsh, or other waterway or they might be an expression of the progress from dumping to protecting waterways or an expression of hope for clean waterways in the next 50 years or an expression of climate change’s impact on Indiana’s waterways.  All 2-D visual art media are welcome, including digital.  There will be ‘People’s Choice’ awards in several categories based on votes of the attendees.

Artwork on display at Greening the Statehouse can be marked as ‘for sale’ by the artist. The Hoosier Environmental Council will not take commissions or handle any transactions.

Submission Guidelines:  Please submit

  • an image of your artwork as an attached pdf or jpg file
  • maximum of 3 pieces of artwork per artist
  • title of the piece or pieces
  • the artist’s name and contact information
  • description of the piece including size and medium
  • price of the piece (for insurance purposes)
  • is the piece for sale or not for sale
  • send this information via email to ifrank@hecweb.org
  • Please include “water-themed art” in the email subject line
  • Limited to entrants who live in Indiana

Artists will be notified of selection on September 28.  If your artwork is selected, it will need to be dropped off or shipped to the HEC offices by Tuesday, Oct 11.  The office address is Hoosier Environmental Council, 3951 N Meridian, suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46208. If shipping the work, a prepaid shipping label must be provided with the work.  After the conference you will need to pick up your artwork on October 19 or 20 between hours of 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

Artwork will be insured while in HEC’s possession but HEC assumes no responsibility for the work during shipment to or from. Any artworks not picked up within 30 days after the conference will become the property of HEC