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  • Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act
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    Published - 06/22/14 - 03:35 PM | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    President Lyndon Johnson signs the Wilderness Act of 1964 in the White House Rose Garden. WA Photo
    President Lyndon Johnson signs the Wilderness Act of 1964 in the White House Rose Garden. WA Photo
    (CEDAR CITY, Utah) - The wonders of the Southern Utah landscape offer endless opportunities for depiction as well as discussion, providing creative inspiration for artists working in this region.

    To help commemorate the 50th Anniversary of The Wilderness Act of 1964, a landmark of US legislation that began to recognize the unique nature of pristine landscapes in the United States, Southern Utah University’s Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery and the Harry Reid Outdoor Engagement Center invite you to submit to “Wild Perspectives: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act,” a juried exhibition of 2D artwork focusing on Southern Utah’s wilderness areas.

    The exhibition will be displayed in the Hunter Conference Center from November 3, 2014 – January 31, 2015.

    THEME: Artwork must be of a Southern Utah wilderness area. (See page two for a list of wilderness areas in Southern Utah, including links to maps and locations). We are looking for works that emphasize the importance of preserving and protecting our wilderness areas. With this exhibition, artists have a chance to explore these wilderness areas and celebrate this Act through the creation of their own artwork that shares appreciation and inspiration from wilderness.

    If you are not familiar with the Wilderness Act, below is a small excerpt:

    “A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain…”

    Read more about the Wilderness Act.

    ENTRIES: Artists residing in the western region of the United States are invited to apply. This exhibit is open to 2D artwork (including painting, printmaking, photography*, drawing, illustration, and graphic design); all artwork must be gallery ready. A maximum of three images may be entered per artist. Entries must be submitted electronically to gallery@suu.edu no later than midnight on October 3, 2014. All artists submitting to this exhibition will be notified of accepted work via email by October 13, 2014.

    *Note that most public land requires a film permit for videography and photography used for commercial purposes.

    Please include all of the following in your entry:

     Contact information: Name, Address, Phone, Email

     Up to three images (.jpeg or .pdf format)

     A corresponding list that includes:

    o Name of wilderness area

    o Mediums or materials

    o Dimensions, W x H

    o Price


    Deadline for Submissions: OCTOBER 3, 2014 at midnight

    Announcement of Jury Results Sent Via Email: OCTOBER 13, 2014 Artwork Due at Gallery: OCTOBER 22, 2014

    Exhibition Runs: NOVEMBER 3 2014 - JANUARY 31, 2015 Exhibition Opening Reception in Hunter Conference Center: Wednesday, November 5 @ 8 pm

    Southern Utah Wilderness Areas:

    Ashdown Gorge Wilderness (map) Beartrap Canyon Wilderness (map)

    Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness (map) Blackridge Wilderness (map)

    Box-Death Hollow Wilderness (map) Canaan Mountain Wilderness (map)

    Cottonwood Canyon Wilderness (map) Cottonwood Forest Wilderness (map)

    Cougar Canyon Wilderness (map) Deep Creek North Wilderness (map)

    Deep Creek Wilderness (map) Doc's Pass Wilderness (map)

    Goose Creek Wilderness (map) LaVerkin Creek Wilderness (map)

    Pine Valley Mountain Wilderness (map) Red Butte Wilderness (map)

    Red Mountain Wilderness (map) Slaughter Creek Wilderness (map)

    Taylor Creek Wilderness (map) Zion Wilderness (map)

    Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness (map)

    (See this link for more descriptions
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