Gulf Benefit: Drill Baby, Drill... artdc Gallery Call for Entry

posted Jul 19, 2010, 10:32 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Jul 19, 2010, 10:35 AM by Rudy Guernica ]
Drill Baby, Drill...
artdc Gallery Call for Entry
Gulf Benefit

Install: August 15th.
Deinstall: September 11th
Tentative Reception Date: August 21st 6pm to 9pm
The artdc Gallery
5710 Baltiomre Ave.
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Selected works must be delivered to the gallery on the date of install.
Selection process:
A jury of 3 artists will select entries.
Commission structure for this show:
25% donated to a gulf charity (TBA) 50% for the artists and a 25% commission for the gallery
Submission requirements:
Artists must submit images of 2d or 3d works at least 1500 pixels at the widest dimension, or a minimum of a 3 paragraph discussion of planned installations along with images of pervious works.
Petroleum is risky, as the BP spill has reminded us yet again.  It will be more risky, as most new U.S. drilling sites go offshore and drill deeper down and easier sites in foreign countries decline.  The gulf spill has severely, perhaps permanently, damaged the Louisiana bayou and a substantial part of the regional economy. 
Yet petroleum is also essential.  In 2009, the U.S. consumed nearly 5.2 billion barrels of crude oil.  Petroleum will remain essential to the economy for years to come.
We are searching for works of art that reflect the environmental devastation from petroleum, or reflect the physical nature of the element, or reflect its essential role in our society.  We are interested in conceptual, process, performance, and representational art on or about the subject of petroleum. We would like you to step outside the box to get the viewer to think about petroleum or it’s environmental effects.
Submit all entries to,  Include Petroleum Show Call in the Subject of your email.
We need to move fast on this show, so submit your work or proposals asap! 
Let's get together and support the gulf!