[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][custom_headline type=”left” level=”h1″ looks_like=”h1″]Call For Artists[/custom_headline][text_output]Disappearing Frogs Project Exhibition

February 1 – March 3, 2016
NC State University, The Crafts Center
210 Jensen Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606

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. As a nonprofit organization, DFP inspires artists to address this global decline and take personal action to protect our environment. With a potential extinction at hand, artists can be a bridge to promote public awareness.[/text_output][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″]

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Eligibility and Theme
[text_output]We invite professional and emerging artists and art students (14 and older), 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
[text_output]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.[/text_output]
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 25-29, 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).[/text_output][line][text_output]”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 Letourneau[/text_output][text_output]Artwork © Dollie Letourneau[/text_output][line][text_output]“If we do not listen to the singing of the frogs, who will notice they have gone?” ~ Cordelia Williams

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[text_output]-> Download the artwork submission form here (Word) or here (PDF).

With each entry, include name, address, phone, email, and number of pieces submitted. 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. With each entry, include name, address, phone, email and number of pieces submitted.[/text_output]

[text_output]Artwork © Tina Calle[/text_output][line][text_output]”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 fasination with frogs.  So when I received the invitation to participate in the Disappearing Frogs Project I found the offer delightfully compelling.” ~ Gary Williams


[/text_output][text_output]Artwork © Gary Williams[/text_output][line][text_output]“Research revealed that frogs are an important environmental indicator for changes that effect all life. There is an astounding and unexplainable amount of deformities in frogs in some of the world’s most pristine places. This urn is etched with these malformed frogs and written all around are the words “gone” and other descriptive words, a hand is attached to the lid/plug and upon closer examination, one may notice there are six fingers!” ~ Jennifer Kincaid

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