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GMCG invites local artists of all ages and inclinations to join in the third annual “Wonders of Water” (“WOW”) community art exhibition to raise awareness and appreciation for the importance of clean water. This year’s exhibition will be hosted virtually online and printed on a large outdoor traveling banner to be displayed at libraries and businesses across seven towns. Participating artists will have the opportunity to sell their artwork and donate proceeds to GMCG. Artists are invited to celebrate all things water through art, poetry, performances, and any other creative expressions. Instructions on submitting artwork: http://www.gmcg.org/wonders-of-water-art-exhibition/. The deadline to submit artwork is Monday, August 15th.

The “WOW” art exhibition was created by GMCG as an opportunity to examine the relationship between people and water, whether it be salt or fresh water. This exhibition will explore the myriad ways that water influences our lives and celebrate the beauty of water in the world around us. GMCG hopes to spur creativity among participating artists while reminding everyone of their daily, inseparable and indispensable relationship with water. This process of creation can be, for both participants and observers, a chance to explore the ways that water influences their lives, and to recognize its importance as a source of personal and community sustenance, spiritual enrichment, and beauty.

Local organizations and businesses are invited to participate as project partners and have the option of hosting the traveling banner for public display. Their names and logos will also be displayed on the traveling banner.

Past year’s partners promoting the “WOW” exhibition have included: Chocorua Lake Conservancy; Effingham Library; Sandwich Library; Madison Library; Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth; and the Conway Library. GMCG is seeking more partners for 2022 and if you would like to help promote the event or hang the banner at your local business or organization, please write to GMCG at info@gmcg.org.

GMCG’s motto is “Healthy Waters, Healthy Communities.” Since 1997 GMCG has worked to protect water through research, education, advocacy and land conservation.

How to submit as an artist to the 2022 “Wonders of Water” art exhibition:

This invitation is open to artists of all ages anywhere in the world. Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply.

Submit your art digitally by email to info@gmcg.org. Please include in your email: Name; Telephone Number; Title of Artwork; Medium; Date of Completion; and anything short that you would like to share about your piece.

If you cannot email your digital artwork you may submit a burned CD or USB memory device through the mail to Green Mountain Conservation Group at PO Box 95 Effingham, NH 03882. Digital art (photos, poetry, performances, etc.) may be submitted any time now through Monday, August 15th.

Physical artwork submissions can be digitized by GMCG staff if you cannot do so yourself. Physical artwork can be brought to GMCG’s office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. August 8th thru 12th at 236 Huntress Bridge Road, Effingham, NH 03882. A staff member will take a digital photo of your work. If your work is for sale, or if you would like to donate the piece/sale of the piece to GMCG, please indicate asking price and your contact information for the buyer to reach you directly.

“WOW” guidelines:

All subject matter must be related to the theme of water and it is the sole discretion of the curator to determine which works are accepted into the exhibition (both digital & physical).

Participants are encouraged to consider three questions prior to creating their work or selecting work
from their portfolios. GMCG’s intent is to be accessible to all ages yet provocative in ways that will spark inspiration among all involved:

What effect does water have on you? How does it make you feel?
2. During your lifetime, have you noticed any changes in the water around you?
3. What would a day in your life be like without safe water to drink or without clean water in
which to bathe or swim?

2021 Virtual “Wonders of Water” Art Exhibition:

2021 traveling banner to be displayed at six local watershed libraries throughout this fall

About the “Wonders of Water” 2021 Community Art Exhibition

Every year Green Mountain Conservation Group invites local artists of all ages and inclinations to join in the “Wonders of Water” (“WOW”) annual community art exhibition to raise awareness and appreciation for the importance of clean water. Artists are invited to a celebration of all things water through art, poetry, performances, and any other creative expressions. All artwork submissions will be shared virtually in an online gallery on GMCG’s website, and artists have the option of submitting their physical artwork to be included in a public showing. Digital artwork submissions are featured on a traveling outdoor banner to be displayed throughout the watershed through the fall.

Partners promoting the 202 and 2021 “WOW” exhibition include: Chocorua Lake Conservancy; Effingham Library; Sandwich Library; Madison Library; Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth; Conway Library; and the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery. GMCG is seeking more partners for 2021 and if you would like to help promote the event or hang the banner at your local business or organization please write to GMCG at info@gmcg.org.

GMCG’s motto is “Healthy Waters, Healthy Communities.” Since 1997 GMCG has worked to protect water through research, education, advocacy and land conservation.

2020 Virtual “Wonders of Water” Art Exhibition:

The 2020 Traveling WOW banner:

Above: The traveling WOW banner at the Samuel H Wentworth Library in Sandwich. 2021 artists will be displayed on a similar traveling banner this fall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to our 2021 Partners:

Chocoura Public Library
Effingham Library
Sandwich Library
Madison Library
Tamworth Library
Conway Library