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CALL for ENTRIES: Human Relationship to Water

2017 March 25

Learn more about the Human Relationship to Water exhibit from LA Photo Curator!drip drip DRIP

Do you take water for granted?  Despite the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the ongoing reality of Flint, Michigan, and the horror of #NoDAPL protest conditions, among a hundred other examples, I am guilty of taking for granted that when I turn the handle, the water will be clean and abundant.  Until the wildfires.  It only took a week of boil conditions to make me realize how precious water is.  While we were under boil orders, I second guessed every utensil, every plate.  Did this get washed with boiled water?  Will this spoon make me sick?  Every meal. Every snack. Every day.  How would living without clean water affect your life?  I’m not the only one asking.  Take a look at this next Call questioning your relationship to water.  Take a look…

Check out this Call for Entries from L.A. Photo Curator for the Human Relationship to Water exhibit. $20 entry, no shipping, plus art publication for ALL entrants & an opportunity to support a great cause WITHOUT donating work.  For those who struggle justifying entry to online opportunities, I always suggest you start with the juror.  Explore…

Learn more about the Human Relationship to Water exhibit from L.A. Photo Curator!CALL for ENTRIES:
Human Relationship to Water from
L.A. Photo Curator

“. . .man’s relationship with water has become estranged. As ports closed and moved outside of the city, as planes and cars took over the role of the seas, and as the individual came to expect their cargo at their doorstep, so too did human interconnectivity lose its relationship to water and the natural elements.” –from Adriaan Van Der Plas via

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists

MEDIA: Photography

DEADLINE: April 5, 2017 (Midnight PST)

NOTIFICATION: (and opening date) April 25, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $20 for up to 3. 15% of artist fees go to 2 charities per competition. 7.5% to the curator’s choice of charity and 7.5% to the first place winner’s chosen charity.  Adriaan Van Der Plas has chosen the charity Clean Water Action.

CURATOR: Founder Adriaan Van Der Plas was once himself an outsider, having left his hometown of Vienna, Austria in 1973 to immigrate to New York City. Around this time, artist Konstantin Bokov was preparing to make the same transition. Inspired by the works of Van Gogh and unable to show his art in the political climate of the USSR, he decided to leave the Ukraine for New York city. The two became acquainted in 1993, when Bokov approached Adriaan at his former art pushcart concept in the South Street Seaport district, “Art a la carte”.

Adriaan became an avid collector of his work, recognizing the sincerity by which the work was able to portray New York’s spirit and materiality. With the opening of the Van Der Plas gallery on 156 Orchard Street, Adriaan made it the gallerys mission to bring contemporary outsiders  into the public eye.

SALES: All sales are conducted between the artist & buyer.  There is no commission.

For complete details, Read the Full Call!

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