2016 Call For Artists

Disappearing Frogs Project (DFP) is dedicated to creating interactive art installations to raise awareness of the global decline and disappearance of frogs and other amphibians. Artists can be a bridge to promote public awareness of the possibility of amphibian extinction. DFP works with artists to address this global decline and take personal action to protect our environment.

There will be four main exhibits during 2016. Please scroll down this page for instructions on how to submit your artwork for a specific exhibit.

NC State University Crafts Center
February 1 – March 3, 2016
Raleigh, NC

Museum of Life and Science
March 8 – May 1, 2016
Durham, NC

Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve
February 12 – 29, 2016.
Southern Pines, NC

Raven Rock State Park
March 25 – April 9, 2016
Lillington, NC

EXHIBIT #1: NC State University Crafts Center

Exhibit Dates:

February 1 – March 3
NC State University Crafts Center
210 Jensen Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606

Submission Dates:

  1. Email digital images (no bigger than 1 MB) by January 18, 2016, to tthirion@disappearingfrogsproject.org.
  2. Deliver/mail original artwork from January 25-27, 2016, to The Crafts Center at NC State University, 210 Jensen Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606.

-> Download the artwork submission form HERE (Word) or HERE (PDF).

EXHIBIT #2: Museum of Life and Science

Exhibit Dates:

March 8 – May 1
Museum of Life and Science
433West Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704

Submission Dates:

  1. Email digital images (no bigger than 1 MB) by February 20, 2016, to tthirion@disappearingfrogsproject.org.
  2. Deliver or mail original artwork from Feb. 25–28, 2016, to Disappearing Frogs Project 10 Pilton Place, Durham, NC 27705.

-> Download the artwork submission form HERE (Word) or HERE (PDF).

EXHIBIT #3: Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve

Exhibit Dates:

February 12 – 29
Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve
1024 Ft. Bragg Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387

Submission Dates:

Artwork can be delivered in person at either Weymouth Woods or Raven Rock State Park by Monday, February 8, 2016, or via mail to Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, 1024 Fort Bragg Rd, Southern Pines, NC 28387.

EXHIBIT #4: Raven Rock State Park

Exhibit Dates:

March 25 – April 9
Raven Rock State Park
3009 Raven Rock Road, Lillington, NC 27546

Submission Dates:

Artwork can be delivered in person at either Weymouth Woods or Raven Rock State Park by Monday, February 8, 2016, or via mail to Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, 1024 Fort Bragg Rd, Southern Pines, NC 28387.

Eligibility and Theme

We invite professional and emerging artists and art students, who are passionate about art and environmental issues to create art that celebrates amphibians and their environments. How can art combat threats to amphibian survival including habitat loss, over-harvesting for food trade, pollution, pet trade, and emerging infectious diseases? Submit your most convincing piece.The Wall - 25 feet of Amphibian Art, CAL 2014

Submission Sizes

4”x 4,” 8” x 8,” and 4” x 8.” On the surface of your choice, paint, draw, print, sculpt, design, and/or photograph frogs or other amphibians. No border needed. To submit larger two- or three-dimensional pieces, contact Terry Thirion, artistic coordinator, tthirion@disappearingfrogsproject.org.

Details

With each entry, include name, address, phone, email, number of pieces submitted (also medium and size). All entries will be accepted. There are no entry fees. DFP requests that all art be donated for sale, with some exceptions. Unsold art will travel to other cities at later dates.

Proceeds from sales of artwork will be donated to Amphibian Survival Alliance. The ASA is a Fiscally Sponsored Program of Global Wildlife Conservation, a registered 501(c)(3). More Information is at DisappearingFrogsProject.org or (704) 334-0800.

As a retired sociology professor I had a career long concern with environmental issues.  From a personal perspective, my brother and I, for some unexplained reason, have always had a fascination with frogs.  So when I received the invitation to participate in the Disappearing Frogs Project I found the offer delightfully compelling.” ~ Gary Williams

DSC01498-1024x768Artwork © Gary Williams

“As a child, my family lived in a subdivision that was developed around a lake in Tampa, Florida. One of my earliest memories of nature is of the tadpoles wiggling around in puddles at the sides of the roads. Once the tadpoles grew to be frogs, the sidewalks in the neighborhood would be full of tiny creatures hopping all over the concrete. Sometimes it took great care to avoid stepping on the tiny frogs. My five brothers seemed to especially enjoy the arrival of all the frogs and my Mother would occasionally find a frog or two in their pockets when she was doing the laundry. Every year the cycle of nature brimmed with the movement and energy of abundant life. I hope that my grandchildren will enjoy the same joyous pleasure of timeless life cycles shared with past generations.” ~ Dollie Letourneau

Dollie LetourneauArtwork © Dollie Letourneau