Feb 10: Call For Art, Petroleum Paradox

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Date: May 19, 2024
Categories: Exhibitions & Presentations
Petroleum Paradox: For Better or For Worse?
As an artist — what do you think about the Petroleum Paradox and what is happening in our oil dependent society and world?  How does that manifest in your work?
The discovery of oil, in 1859, in Pennsylvania, transformed our way of life; we are enveloped by petroleum products – from the shoes we wear, to the materials our clothes are made of, to the way we heat our houses, to our modes of transportation.  Oil dependency pollutes the environment causing respiratory illness, endangers wildlife, and necessitates the large scale loss of life as we search to secure sources of oil overseas. How do we maintain our optimism despite this rush to grab dwindling non-renewable energy assets, instead of focusing on renewable energy and the prevention of global warming?
Our founding fathers could not have envisioned our two-party system, with the built in checks and balances, would fail to safeguard against tyranny of big business oil companies. The failure of our elected officials to implement an effective energy policy leaves the American people in a vulnerable position. A petroleum based economy subjects our citizens to resource-based wars that jeopardizes our children and holds our standard of living perilously tied to the price of a barrel of oil.
Fossil fuels are contributing to global warming and misinformation about global warming on media networks owned by major corporations, benefits the status quo. The self-interest of the American people is not paralleled by the self-interest of energy companies that seek to maximize profits at the expense of innovation and development. This exhibit seeks to raise awareness of our imperiled democracy and the Petroleum Paradox. What do you think about the Petroleum Paradox and what is happening in our oil dependent society and world?
About the Exhibition:  Petroleum Paradox:  For Better or For Worse is a collaborative exhibition with the Women’s Caucus for Art and Denise Bibro Fine Art.
Please upload a current Bio and Artist Resume as the Denise Bibro Gallery will be promoting the artists selected and their work.
Juror:  Eleanor Heartney, is a Contributing Editor to Art in America and Artpress and has written extensively on contemporary art issues for such other publications as Artnews, Art and Auction, The New Art Examiner, the Washington Post and The New York Times.
Exhibition Venue: 
Denise Bibro Fine Art
529 West 20th Street 4W
New York, NY 10011
Show Dates:  May 18 to June 23, 2012
Reception with the artists:  Thursday, May 24th, 2012, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Eligibility: Open to all US self-identified women artists.
Submissions:  All submissions must be made online at www.nationalwca.org  or http://www.entrythingy.com/www.nationalwca.org#dashboard  
Entry Fee:  Up to three pieces of work.  $35 for WCA and $45 for nonmembers.
Entry Deadline:  Friday, February 10, 2012, uploaded to online entry system by 11:59 PM in your time zone.
Questions:  email karengutfreundexhibitions@yahoo.com
 About Women’s Caucus for Art:
The Women’s Caucus for Art was founded in 1972, and is an Affiliated Society of the College Art Association (CAA). It is a national member organization unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students, educators, and museum professionals.
The mission of WCA is to create community through art, education and social activism.
We are committed to:
·                recognizing the contribution of women in the arts
·                providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development
·                expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women
·                supporting local, national and global art activism
·                advocating for equity in the arts for all
As a founding member of the Feminist Art Project, WCA is part of a collaborative national initiative celebrating the Feminist Art Movement and the aesthetic, intellectual and political impact of women on the visual arts, art history, and art practice, past and present.
For more information visit:  www.nationalwca.org
P. O. Box 1498, Canal Street Station
New York, NY 10013-1498
Tel:  212.634.0007