commemorate the June 8, 2004, transit of Venus,
Artists of all media are invited to submit an intent to participate by April 15, 2004. Upon acceptance, your artwork will be exhibited from May 8 through June 30, 2004. Artists who cannot deliver their artwork for the exhibit yet wish to show images of their handiwork online may submit digital images for a virtual exhibition on this website.
Show location: Glance Eyewear Gallery, 1639 N. Ironwood Drive, Suite 2, South Bend, IN 46635, USA.
Exhibit Dates: May 8 through June 30, 2004
Cathy McCormick, firstname.lastname@example.org
This exhibit is open to artists working in any media. The
theme relates to the celestial event on June 8 in which the planet Venus glides
across the face of the sun. The
transit of Venus last occurred in 1882. It will be marked by planetarium
programs, community observing, music performances, and other events locally
Artists are invited to create works about Venus, the sun, relevant mythology, the search for habitable planets, the view of the transit itself—subjects that address our attempts to understand our place in space as they relate to the transit of Venus. The exhibit will include The Sun as Art, a series of dramatic photos of the sun on loan from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
your intent to participate by April 15.
your art May 3-7.
Regular business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays,
Wednesdays, and Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. (574
271-1000) All times are Eastern
Standard Time (UT-5).
Two-dimensional pieces must be framed and ready to hang.
Three-dimensional pieces should not weigh more than 65 pounds.
Works may be for sale. Glance retains a commission of 25 percent
on sales. Glance reserves the right to reject works they deem
inappropriate for their gallery.
On June 8, 2004, a natural phenomenon which has not been
witnessed by any human now alive occurs at sunrise. Venus will appear to glide across the face of the sun, as
seen on the eastern portion of North America.
The transit of Venus is historically significant, for transits are the
means by which we came to understand and to quantify the scale of the solar
system. In the modern era,
astronomers seek earth-class planets by detecting planets transiting distant
stars. We invite you to experience
this historic celestial spectacle and share that experience with others.
Participation by the art community is an integral component
to the transit of Venus celebration planned for northern Indiana. Five
transits of Venus have been witnessed since the invention of the telescope, yet
there is only a handful of art known to commemorate those events.
We solicit your artwork that specifically addresses the transit of Venus
and its implications for human understanding of our place in the cosmos. Themes
include Venus and the sun (including historic and mythological references), the
search for extra-solar planets, global expeditions, the view of the transit
itself, and other interpretations relevant to the event.
The exhibit will include The Sun as Art, a series of dramatic
photos of the sun on loan from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Several resources are available to bring you up to speed on the transit of Venus so that your artwork accurately reflects the event:.
The transit of Venus is an international event with local
opportunities. Other transit of
Venus highlights in northern Indiana include teacher workshops, musical
performances, webcasts, a planetarium program, lectures, observing on June 8th—even
a transit of Venus beer from Mishawaka Brewery (something to cry in if we are
clouded out). We also hope to have
a liaison with troops in Iraq and Afghanistan who will witness the entire 6-hour
event concurrently with friends and family back home.
Please join us locally in commemorating global history.
I appreciate your handiwork.
Please submit one entry form with each piece of art you would like to exhibit.
Your Name: ________________________________________________________________
Artwork Title: _________________________________________________________________
Artwork value for sale: _________________ Not for sale, insurance value: _________________
We recognize that not everyone can exhibit their artwork at Glance Eyewear Gallery in South Bend, Indiana. If you have created a piece of art that features the transit of Venus and you want to show it online, we invite you to share an image at this website. Either upload the image to a website and send us the website's e-address, or send us an image (jpeg format is preferred) of the art as an attachment.
Due to the spam burden and virus concerns, we cannot guarantee that all attachments will be posted, much less survive our email filters. Hence, a link to another website is preferred.
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