Artists: Help support United Mountain Defense!
Open call/public exhibition:
The Mountain Defender, an annual publication of United Mountain Defense, announces a call to artists for public showing and possible publication in our next issue (circulation: 20,000).
We’re looking for 2D work that speaks to our theme, “Breaking the Chains, Building the Future.” This edition will focus on moving beyond dirty energy and looking to a clean energy future in Tennessee. Our publication has a local focus, with a wider regional focus of the Appalachian region. Our mission is to protect Tennessee’s watersheds, air, mountains and people. Particularly, we focus on issues of mountaintop removal coal mining, but we also work on oil, gas and nuclear issues, as well as promote clean energy.
We’d like highly evocative original work in any 2D medium. All submissions will be exhibited at a local gallery in a public showing, and we will hold a public voting for our centerfold, cover and back cover images. We ask that all submissions be received in physical format. If you must submit digitally, please include a $10 submission fee; checks should be written to United Mountain Defense. We encourage artists to donate their work for a public auction fundraiser.
Please adhere to the following dimensions: for consideration for front or back cover, 10 ½” x 11 1/8” with no more than ½” border (photography is encouraged for front cover). For
consideration for centerfold, 21” by 11 1/8” with no more than ½” border.
Deadline: August 31
To submit, please contact Holly Haworth to schedule a drop‐off. She can be reached at Olmountaingal (AT) gmail.com or (865) 266.9376. You may also call or e.mail with questions.
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