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Date: December 10, 2014 — January 05, 2015
Categories: Opportunities
Location: The Bridge Gallery, 6399 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120, USA
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“Creation Care: Water” is an exhibition that investigates the human role in the natural environment with a specific emphasis on our interdependent relationship with water. Bridge Gallery is seeking work by artists working in a variety of media who celebrate the vitality of water and/or compel audiences to consider their responsibility for the care and stewardship of this precious resource.

Prominent scientists have agreed to refer to the earth as “the creation” based on a realization that a “spiritual and cultural transformation” is needed to respond effectively. You may have heard of a growing interest among evangelical Christians to address global environmental problems with the power of biblical truth, called “Creation Care.” And there is a growing consensus among many evangelical Christians, business and political leaders, and the general public that steps must be taken to address these issues. Facts on the quantity of available fresh water on earth: 97%  of total water on earth is seawater, unfit for human use. Of the 3 % that is fresh, two-thirds is locked up in glaciers or ice around the poles. Only 1 % of all the water is available for human consumption. This amount, which is vital for life, should be enough for all. It falls from the clouds on to the land, nourishes life, returns through rivers to the salty sea and evaporates as fresh water back into the clouds.

Water is not available for all people on earth. There is also inequality in water use in the world. The huge consumption of water by industry and agriculture, and leakage are further problems. Many lessons could be drawn from how Indigenous people avoid the misuse of water.

The exhibition is curated by Bridge Gallery and artists are selected by both invitation and this call for submissions.

Entry Deadline: 1/5/15

  • Open to emerging and established artists working in all media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and fine craft
  • Artists of diverse cultural and spiritual backgrounds are encouraged to apply
  • Open to all visual artists of at least 18 years of age
  • Proposed artwork will be considered within the theme of the exhibition (January 5 – May 18, 2015)


  • There is no entry fee
  • All media will be considered although special consideration will be given to new work and installations specifically designed for the Creation Care: Water exhibition
  • If submitting proposal for a project not yet created, please include a visual representation of the work as expected when complete with 3-5 sample images, installation sketches, or other supporting information
  • All artwork selected must be available two weeks prior to exhibition opening, through duration of exhibition


  • 1-2 images of work being submitted
  • Up to 3 images of proposed work with supporting images
  • Image file formate: jpeg, 4″ x 6″ or greater at 300 dpi or greater
  • Title, year, media, dimensions for each piece
  • Short artist biography, paragraph form, up to 100 words
  • Short artist statement about work, up to 100 words
  • Deadline, materials must be received no later than January 26, 2015
  • Submit by email with subject line “Submission: Creation Care: Water” or by mail to
    The Bridge Gallery
    ATTN: Art Committee
    6399 S. Santa Fe Drive
    Littleton, CO 80120
  • Include a SASE if you require return of materials

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