Call For Art > BLUE PLANET - deadline to submit APR 24
BLUE PLANET - deadline to submit APR 24
The Pacific Region Women’s Caucus for Art is sponsoring “Blue Planet” an Eco-Art exhibition on the theme of water at SOMArts
SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco -- Mar 3, 2010 --
Deadline: April 24, 2010
Exhibition accompanying:  "ELEMENTS: An Eco-Art Conference" sponsored and organized by the Pacific Region Women's Caucus for Art (WCA)
Eco-art often carries a layered meaning that aids in the understanding and appreciation of the environment, addresses community values, and/or inspires activism on behalf of the ecological systems of which humans and their cultures are a part. For the Blue Planet Exhibition, we seek work that examines and explores the social, political and economic issues related to water. Given that water covers 70% of our "Blue Planet", this exhibition is an opportunity to re-envision, reclaim, remediate and restore our relationships with this most precious resource. All
media including installation, video and collaborative projects that fit within the gallery space may be submitted. This show is open
to all artists living in California and all national WCA members.
ORGANIZED & PRESENTED BY: Women’s Caucus for Art Pacific Region
JUROR: Eco-Artist Kim Abeles
ENTRY DEADLINE: Received by April 24, 2010
EXHIBITION DATES: June 19 – June 26, 2010
LOCATION: SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street, San Francisco
RECEPTION: Saturday, June 26, 2010, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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Kim Abeles has toured the United States and South America and she continues to exhibit internationally. Abeles has received fellowships from J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, Pollack-Krasner Foundation, and the California Arts Council. Currently, she is completing artwork for CSC’s Ecosystems (opening this March), and continuing with art about pollution and gender that was exhibited for COP15 in Copenhagen.
Since the mid-80s, Abeles has consistently produced artwork about the environment. In 1987, she invented a method to create images from the smog in the air, and Smog Collectors brought her work to national and international attention. The urban environment, feminism, aging, HIV/AIDS, labor, and collective memory are some of the issues she has engaged. She has created artwork in conjunction with a unique range of collaborators such as the Bureau of Automotive Repair, Santa Monica Bay Restoration Project, California Science Center, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and the Lakota Indians of South Dakota. Abeles created artworks related to water including Run-off Dolphin Suitcase, Thunder of Waters, and Lost Water.
The Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) is the leading national nonprofit organization for women in the visual arts professions. Founded in 1972, WCA is dedicated to the cultural, aesthetic and economic value of women’s art.  WCA has 27 chapters across the country (six in California) and is an affiliate of the College Art Association. Visit
WCA Mission:
The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism. We are committed to:
 recognizing the contributions of women in the arts
 providing women with leadership opportunities and professional
 expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women
 supporting local, national, and global art activism
 advocating for equity in the arts for all
The mission of SOMArts Cultural Center is to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures.  Established as a nonprofit in 1979, SOMArts was born from the passionate activism of the Neighborhood Arts Movement—a trailblazing initiative in San Francisco that demanded art for and by the people, outside the circles of high
culture, and supported financially by the city.  For more information visit: