Jun 6, 2012

Particles on the Wall - an interdisciplinary exhibition seeking poems, essays, and visual art

Particles on the Wall (POTW), an interdisciplinary group exhibit exploring Hanford history, the nuclear age, and the Columbia River, is seeking submissions of visual and literary art, science and memorabilia. POTW combines visual art, scientific information, poetry, history, and artifacts to examine nuclear issues and the social impact of the Hanford Nuclear Site. Artists with connections to Hanford, the Tri-Cities, and the Columbia River will be given preference.

Particles on the Wall will be exhibited at Central Washington’s Museum of Culture and Environment from September 26 to mid-December, with the public opening October 4.

POTW is a collaboration between its curators and founders, Dianne Dickeman, Nancy Dickeman and Steven Gilbert, and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders. Current pieces and past exhibit photos can be viewed online at the exhibit’s website: particlesonthewall.org. In addition, a book titled Particles on the Wall documents many of the pieces in the exhibit and is available as a free e-book.

Media: Poems, essays, and visual art of all media are sought that reflect on nuclear issues, with a special emphasis on Washington State connections. Poems should not exceed one 8 ½ x 11 page. Essays should not exceed two 8 ½ x 11 pages. Visual art submissions cannot exceed 48’’ on any side. Accepted visual art pieces should be ready to install. Visual art should be submitted via email with digital images at 300 dpi. Artists of all levels of experience and personal/professional backgrounds are invited to apply.

Deadlines and dates: Deadline for submissions is July 15. Artists will be notified in mid-August.

Accepted Materials will need to be received by Sept 4. Artists will be invited to sign release statements to reproduce images of the pieces for Particles on the Wall web site and book.

Submissions should be sent to Daniel Noonan at potwsubmissions@gmail.com

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