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Vernita Nemec, “Endless Junkmail Scroll” segment

Doom and Bloom

Monday, January 6 – Friday, February 28, 2020
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 12, 2020, from 4pm to 6pm
A juried exhibition featuring discarded materials and trash transformed into works of art. Artists, use what you can!
Open Call for Art submission deadline
Sunday, December 8, 2019
The Doom and Bloom art show is a juried exhibition highlighting the crisis of trash on earth and how artists can have a positive impact on the environment through the partnership of art and recycling. Artists are challenged to create dynamic, inventive, and provocative work created from a multitude of materials that would have been otherwise discarded if not rescued for art-making. We are seeking art that has been created from discards and trash. At least 80% of the materials incorporated into the art should be materials which would otherwise be trash, but are now saved from the landfill!
Vernita Nemec (AKA Vernita N’Cognita)
N’Cognita is a visual/performance artist/curator who has exhibited her art around the world, including curating and organizing exhibitions of art from recycled materials throughout the United States (“Art from Detritus: Recycling with Imagination”), for which she received a Kauffman Foundation Fellowship and a grant from the Puffin Foundation. Her artwork ranges across a variety of disciplines, including installations, collages, and tangible art objects, such as, the “Endless Junkmail Scroll”. In the 1990s, N’Cognita served as the director of Artists Talk on Art, interviewing luminaries in the art world. N’Cognita is currently the director of Viridian Artists art gallery in Chelsea, New York City.
Open to all artists over 18 years of age. All art must be original and new to WWAC.
The maximum size for art, including frame is recommended to be 30in x 30in, but the juror will judge larger works on a case by case basis.
– All works must contain at least 80% of materials which would otherwise be trash.
– All work that can be hung on the wall including drawing, painting, mixed media, fiber, photography, or printmaking will be considered. Artwork must be in original form for the medium being submitted. Giclee or other reproductions of original work will not be accepted, unless original is a photograph/print. Example: giclee of watercolor will not be accepted.
– All works entered MUST be properly finished and ready for hanging, including but not limited to being framed and properly wired across the back with picture hanging wire. Installations for this show may require participation by the artist.
Fees must be paid at the time of submission.
        $20.00 for a maximum of 3 artworks, for WWAC Artist Members
        $30.00 for a maximum of 3 artworks for all others
  • Exhibit dates: Monday, January 6 – Friday, February 28, 2020
  • Submission deadline: Sunday, December 8, 2019
  • Accepted art drop-off date: Sunday, January 5, 2020, between 10am – 12 noon
  • Opening reception: Sunday, January 12, 2020, from 4pm – 6pm
  • Pick up of Artwork: Sunday, March 1, 2020, between 10am – 12 noon