Objective & the BIG PICTURE
To utilize the artists voice to raise awareness and communicate an activist message regarding the issues of environmental Justice, world wide. With emphasis on Air and Water quality and management, but is not restricted to only this lens. The goal is a call for action, artists should choose an environmental issue they are passionate about, either a problem or solution they have experienced and use it as inspiration for their work.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency defines environmental justice as the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. EPA has this goal for all communities and persons across this Nation. It will be achieved when everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to the decision-making process to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work.

Other definitions include equitable distribution of environmental risks and benefits; fair and meaningful participation in environmental decision-making; recognition of community ways of life, local knowledge, and cultural difference; and the capability of communities and individuals to function and flourish in society. 

This challenge with be held in collaboration with the Environmental Advocacy Group (EJAG), who are interested in collaborating to bring awareness to issues related to Air and Water. In addition, the challenge will be participating in a symposium and art show where professionals and experts will hold a forum to discuss issues and potential solutions/suggestions to improve the quality of Water and Air in the San Joaquin County, California. This event will be held at The University of The Pacific Arts Hall, November 15th, 2015.

 

THE DETAILS
Read all of these notes. There is a lot of important information in it.
This challenge has a lot of moving parts. We've got the ArtOrder challenge itself, we have an associated EJAG art show, and we have the potential for a number of other projects (books, apparel, prints, etc.). Keep reading!

THE CHALLENGE
submission guidelines
There are two categories for art submissions, those that deal with AIR themes and issues, and those that deal with WATER themes or issues.
​Art work should fit into either the Air or Water category
Each artist can submit up to two pieces for consideration by the jury - One for each category.
Any visual medium is welcome.
Size and format are up to the discretion of the artist
All submissions should be made through the InfectedByArt submissions system.

Digital files for judging submissions should be no smaller than 600 pixels on their shortest side, RGB, and .jpg or .png file format.

limitations on works
No foul language. No blood. No graphic nudity or violence

deadline
November 23, 2015
10pm GMT 

rights
Artists retain all rights to their works. ArtOrder and the Artists Inspiring a Revolution brand reserve the right to use the images in the ArtOrder gallery, Infected By Art gallery, for promotion of the ArtOrder challenge, and art show promotion. All other usages will be negotiated with the individual artists.

 

THE EJAG ART SHOW
A little about the show. We've been given a huge space for the show. Rey Vargas is wrangling all the on-site details. The art show will be help in conjunction with the EJAG Symposium on November 15th, 2015. Artists that want to participate in the show should submit their works as part of the ArtOrder challenge. Works will be judged by the ArtOrder challenge jury panel. Selected works will be offered the opportnity to be shown in the art show. Artists that are chosen have a number of options available to them. They can provide the actual works for display/sale at the show (must coordinate this with Rey Vargas) and/or they can provide print-ready files and sell prints of their works. We, in conjunction with WorQ Shop printing, are offering very competitive pricing and high returns on sales. Our goal is to have the artists pocket 80-90% of the revenue generated from the sales of their products. Final numbers will vary depending upon costs and taxes.

art show location
DeRosa Building
University of Pacific
3601 Pacific Ave 
Stockton, CA 95211

date
Feb 2016

specs for art show prints
300 DPI, CMYK, 100% of final print size. Files must be delivered to Rey Vargas no later than October 2, 2015 for inclusion in the show.


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