NOTE: SUBMISSIONS FOR ART DEADLINE is APRIL 1st.
GOERT Art Exhibit with The Robert Bateman Centre
“The Rooted in History: Celebrating the Garry Oak Ecosystem” Art Exhibit runs from May 3rd to June 25th 2017.
The Robert Bateman Centre is pleased to host the Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team and their exhibit Rooted in History: celebrating the Garry Oak ecosystem.
Artists from around Vancouver Island will exhibit two-dimensional works depicting the beauty of this significant ecosystem. The exhibit will highlight, not only the beauty, but the plight of this endangered environment as seen through the eyes of local artists. Garry oak ecosystems exist only on southern Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and two areas along the Fraser River. Less than 5% of Garry oak ecosystems remain in a near-natural condition; they are in decline, mainly due to habitat loss as a result of land development.
Join us as we raise awareness about the Garry Oak Ecosystems and inspire action for their conservation and restoration.
Call to Artists
The unique beauty of the Garry oak has inspired the imagination of many creative souls; but there is more to this story that needs a stage. Its ecosystem supports over 100 species of plants and animals, all worthy of the attention of a painter’s brush or photographer’s lens. Through their art, artists are invited to shine a light on this important issue: the survival of this precious and rare ecosystem.
Local artists are asked to create a two-dimensional work inspired by the Garry oak ecosystem. Selected works will be displayed at the Robert Bateman Centre Gallery from May 3rd to June 25th. All works will be available for purchase and a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Garry Oak Ecosystems Recover Team to support their environmental work.
For more Info and How to Submit Artwork
For more details, click here to go to The Robert Bateman Centre, Rooted in History: Celebrating the Garry Oak Ecosystem webpage.
Hope to see you there!!