Thursday, January 01, 2015

Artists as Visionaries

Deadline: February 15, 2015 {ONLINE}

Artists as Visionaries
Water Street Studios

Batavia, IL
March 20, 2015 - May 2, 2015

Seeking a means to raise up artists and their role in society, Water Street Studios presents a new annual series, Artists as Visionaries. As familiar paradigms break down locally and globally, artists can be poised to take on important roles as creative problem-solvers, philosophers, and inventors. Often thought by non-artists to exist only for decoration and entertainment, artists' careful observations can yield ideas that change our collective lives for the better.

Each year, Artists as Visionaries will ask artists of every media to research and respond to an issue that affects our whole culture. Creative responses will be shared, experts on the focus topic will be invited to speak, workshops will be offered, important dialogue with the community will be generated, and connections will be made.

Climate Crisis: Solutions

Picturing ourselves in a future changed dramatically due to global warming is a difficult thing for most people to fully imagine, even for those who study the science and work to communicate to others about the crisis thru their employment or volunteer activities. Most people cannot conceive of an economy that is not based on fossil-fuels as that is all we have known for the past 150 years. Many people cannot recognize or understand just how our global environment is becoming more and more hostile to sustaining life as we know it. Solutions to the crisis are appearing every day but as a civilization we are not unlike the deer caught in the headlights.

• Juror: Jim Jenkins
• All media accepted
• Associated art and climate programming to be announced

Visit website for more details including link to online entry form:

Water Street Studios
160 S. Water St.
Batavia, IL 60510