To engage the community in active appreciation of itself and its geographic setting, the landscape of the Genesee Valley.
This project will recruit 100 area artists to paint a landscape piece inspired by the Genesee Valley for public display in a virtual gallery and a physical venue that is to be determined. Individuals of all abilities and ages are encouraged to participate.
Canvases will be available throughout the spring and summer and works will be due by October 20th. Earlier submissions are welcomed and encouraged.
We welcome participation with schools on this project to seek student submissions for every school district in the Genesee Valley. Read more on school participation.
Artist agrees to let the work be digitally photographed and displayed in a virtual gallery. Works will be held by the Conservancy and shown virtually and physically as will be determined. Works will be returned by Jan. 1, 2019.
Artists may choose to sell their painting at a price they determine as part of the final gallery show, a 10% commission will be kept by the Conservancy. Funds from a sale will be sent to the artist by Jan. 1, 2019.
Assistance with materials and instruction can be provided to artists if there is a need. Please include your request when contacting Jim.
April 19, 7pm at Wadsworth Library, 24 Center Street, Geneseo
Nationally recognized artist Jim Mott will discuss his community based art projects and the Genesee Valley 100
May 15, 4-6pm, Paint Out #1 on Oneida Lot in Geneseo - Please RSVP: Come paint, sketch, or take reference photos for your canvas. This property features giant oak trees, grassland fields, and views across the valley. Grasses will be short and trees visible at this time of year. A second Paint Out at the Oneida Lot is scheduled for September 11 (see below)
Sept 11, 4-6pm, Paint Out #2 on Oneida Lot in Geneseo - Please RSVP: Come paint, sketch, or take reference photos for your canvas. This property features giant oak trees, grassland fields, and views across the valley. Grasses will be very tall and trees covered in leafs at this time of year.
Special event TBD: walk to site of Thomas Cole's famous Genesee Scenery viewg "Genesee Scenery"
Public Exhibition: TBD
Email a brief description of your idea, your name, and location to Jim Mott at firstname.lastname@example.org
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