2018 Earth Day Call For Innovative Creators

Boise , ID
Friday Feb 09, 2018 - Thursday Apr 05, 2018
Boise State University Environmental Research Building

Boise State’s department of Environmental Health, Safety, and Sustainability, in partnership with the University Art Curator and the Office of Research and Economic Development, seeks to exhibit innovative creators whose original creations speak to the theme of environmental sustainability. The exhibition entitled People, Planet, Solutions will present a cohesive body of works that relate to the theme of environmental sustainability as made evident through the subjects represented or through the materials used.  Works showing a clear design aesthetic will be prioritized. This call is open to both students and community members.

Works can include, but are not limited to:

Robotics Augmented/Virtual Reality Video Performance/Installation Textiles, puppets, and kites Large-scale art Shelters Unusual tools and machines Found Art 2D and 3D Visual Arts

All genres, styles, and media will be considered. All work must be presentation ready. Submitted entries may be previously-created works, but must be the original work of the individual/group applying. 
Entry Period Opens: February 1, 2018
Entry Deadline: March 23, 2018 (midnight MST)

Installation of artwork: April 16, 2018 in Environmental Research Building, 2nd Floor Pop Up Gallery
Duration of Exhibition: April 18-21, 2018
Reception: April 18, 2018, 4:30—6:30 PM
Notifications of accepted works will be extended no later than end of March, 2018. Exhibition participants will be selected by a panel made up of three students, a representative of the office of the Sustainability, two faculty members, and the University Art Curator. The panel’s decision will be made based on the innovative creator's mastery of technique, adherence to the principles of design, and relevance to the theme.

If you have further questions, please contact Fonda Portales at fondaportales@boisestate.edu or via phone at 426-2541, or Kat Davis at katdavis655@boisestate.edu or via phone at 426-3303.
Boise State's Environmental Health, Safety, and Sustainability department works to move campus toward an environmentally neutral footprint, advance research in sustainability, and model low-impact development within the university context.
Boise State University is committed to fostering an environment where research and creative activity thrive. The Division of Research and Economic Development leads this effort and provides comprehensive support for faculty during all phases of the research endeavor; manages the university’s intellectual property portfolio; facilitates relationships with industry for research and commercialization collaboration; and leads outreach aimed at fostering economic development in Boise and the region.


Artwork Credit: Ken McCall and Leslie Dixon, Transference, 2016, steel and plexiglass

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Event Date 02-09-2018
Event End Date 04-05-2018
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