Call to Artists – Submergence: Going Below the Surface with Orca and Salmon / Calls & Submissions

April 2, 2021

Organization Name: Endangered Species Coalition

Organization Location: Washington, DC

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free; suggested donation to Sacred Sea


You are invited to submit works to an innovative, multi-media exhibition on the theme of southern resident orca and Chinook salmon co-recovery. Submergence: Going Below the Surface with Orca and Salmon is the culminating project in a series of orca-salmon co/recovery projects created collaboratively by non-profit organizations Creature Conserve and the Endangered Species Coalition. Visual artists, writers, and audio-video artists are invited and eligible to contribute works for consideration. The exhibition will take place in the New Media and Atrium Galleries at Jack Straw Cultural Center in Seattle, WA. Selected works will be displayed in a multimedia exhibition during the month of June, 2021, Orca Month.

Submergence: Going Below the Surface with Orca and Salmon asks creatives to reimagine a future for our region, one where southern resident orca and salmon are once again thriving species. A future where Chinook and our other salmon species are able to navigate a free-flowing Snake River; where southern resident orca have enough Chinook salmon to eat; where reductions to pollutants address harmful accumulations of toxins in orca and salmon; and where vessel noise reductions improve the ability of orca to echolocate for salmon. This show invites artists, writers, and audio-visual creators to examine the science of orca-salmon co/recovery, to understand how and why these animals are imperiled, and to apply this cross-disciplinary collaborative model to an innovative exhibition centered on the co/recovery of orca and salmon.

Submission Dates

Call opens to submissions: Thursday, February 25th

Call closes to submissions: Friday, April 1st at 11:59 PM PST

1. The call is open to adults, age 16 and over
2. The call is open to both US and International artists, provided postage and an appropriate mailing container are provided for the return of accepted juried works mailed to the exhibition.

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