[NetBehaviour] Call to Artists - "CONVERGENCE/DIVERGENCE"

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Thu Sep 6 13:13:00 CEST 2012


WEAD, the Women Environmental Artists Directory 
<http://weadartists.org/>, is coordinating an exhibition on the topic of 
WATER at the Los Medanos College Gallery in Pittsburg, CA from November 
15 to December 20, 2012. The exhibition will be curated by international 
environmental artist Suzon Fuks, initiator and co-founder of 
"Waterwheel" <http://water-wheel.net/>.

WEAD cordially invites your participation in this important topical 
exhibition "Convergence/Divergence".

As an all-volunteer organization they are not in a position to provide 
any funds for participating artists, such as cost of delivery of 
artworks or mailings, but the Los Medanos showcase will be an excellent 
venue with an important focus. We're especially interested in seeing 
work from artists who can contribute video or digital works. Of course 
sculpture, two-dimensional and performance work is also welcome.

What makes Los Medanos College such a good venue for the discussion is 
its location and focus on environmental stewardship. The following 
excerpt is from the web page of the Environmental Sciences department:

"The California Delta is our “back yard” – the confluence California’s 
two major rivers, the Sacramento and San Joaquin, is very close to our 
campus. The Delta presents serious ecological and hydrological crises 
that call for attention, and LMC is the only institution of higher 
learning permanently situated at the confluence of those two great rivers.
It is estimated that 70% of the heavy industry in the Bay Area is 
located along the river corridor that forms the northern boundary of 
Contra Costa County. This region’s oil refineries, chemical plants, 
water and wastewater treatment facilities, and power plants are 
screaming for more locally-trained employees, including environmental 
scientists and technicians. "

Los Medanos College is also the site of a unique 9 acre central pond 
that supplies storm-water resource for the campus landscaping.

If you are interested in participating in this environmentally oriented 
art exhibition, please contact WEAD Exhibitions Chair, Vickie Jo Sowell, 
at vickiejosowell at hotmail.com. Please use the subject line "Los Medanos 
=====DEADLINE 21 SEPTEMBER 2012======

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WATERWHEEL, Make & Share about Water

Initiator & Co-Founder of WATERWHEEL http://water-wheel.net
IGNEOUS Co-Artistic Director http://www.igneous.org.au
2nd semester 2012: Copeland Fellow & Associate Researcher at the Women 
Studies Research Centre at the Five College, Massachusetts
Cell phone: 413-234-7092 (for text messages only)
skype: suzonfuks | http://suzonfuks.net
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