Open Call for Art

Artists directly impacted by the Marshall Fire are invited to explore a number of themes within the parameters of the Marshall Fire context + of visioning new life within this context. These themes include the:

  • Concept of palimpsest in relation to rebuilding (e.g. representations of where destruction ends and rebuilding might begin)

  • Paradox between destruction and renewal (e.g. melting of glass)

  • Boundary between the physical person and physical structure (e.g. representations of the ways in which person and home are one and the same, albeit physically autonomous from one another)

  • Altered state of people, places, and things post-fire (e.g. literal landscape painting of burn site)

Contributions will co-shape vision of the exhibition itself and contributors are invited to discuss ideas + approaches with curator. There are no limitations on the media or method, however large pieces may be difficult to accommodate.

Proposals should be submitted to healingart@marshallrenews.com by 30 JULY 2022 (extended deadline). Finished artwork is not requested by the deadline; proposals only. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions.

Jurors will give awards for artwork in the following categories:

  • strongest resonance with fire victims

  • most palpable vision of community's healing + restoration

  • most visceral

  • most climate aware