A Call to Artists: Cultural Landscapes Exhibit

IMG_7349Past and present Park County, Montana residents are invited to participate in Vignettes of History: Cultural Landscapes of Park County, a new multi-media exhibit that portrays well-known and obscure cultural landscapes of Park County—the exterior of buildings, roads, fences, bridges, rock structures, and other “permanent” human-made structures. Submissions must have been completed within the last year.

The location of the artwork’s subject should not be immediately identifiable; if the subject is a large building or structure a small portion is encouraged. The museum will photograph each piece and post on its web site, www.yellowstonegatewaymuseum.org, to aid with an in-the-field scavenger hunt. Museum-goers will be asked to interact with the exhibit by matching locations from the pool of possible locations to individual artwork—encouraging people to use observation while at the museum and when surrounded by local landscapes. People or animals should not be the focus of the piece, rather architectural or structural detail and design.

All media, including photographs, paintings, drawings, fiber, sculptural pieces and more are encouraged. Two-dimensional pieces must be ready to hang; maximum allowable dimension in either direction is 24” (including mat and frame). Three-dimensional pieces must be no greater than 24” in any direction. Each artist may submit two pieces but because of space constraints one piece may be returned. Location of subject must be in Park County and identified to the selection board. Artists can mark their pieces for sale; the museum will charge a 40% commission. Deadline for submission is April 1, 2019. The artwork will be displayed in the Expedition Room of the museum from June 2019 through September 2019.

For more information, contact Karen Reinhart, 222-4184.