Thursday, March 13, 2008

Call to Artists: Sacred Creation

Call to Artists
Deadline: May 16, 2008

Sacred Creation: The Sacrament of the Earth
We are called upon to be stewards of the Earth, our island home. Yet it seems a day doesn't pass without at least one report of some new global, environmental threat or catastrophe. Global warming, holes in the ozone, pollution of air, sea and land, deforestation, endangered wildlife… sadly, the list goes on. Thankfully, the list of movements working to change this bleak outlook is also growing as more and more people become aware and involved. Organic and sustainable agricultural practices, recycling, alternative energy sources…

CR Gallery at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Kenmore, Washington invites artists to submit 2-dimensional artwork that explores these themes. (Art can extend into the third dimension, but it must be able to be hung on a wall.) All genres and media considered, so don't feel this has to be landscape art. You can see pictures of our past exhibits on our artsblog at

Where: Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Kenmore, Washington

When: June 8, 2008 – August 15, 2008

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 12th, 6:30– 8:30pm

How: Submit up to 3 jpegs via e-mail to Please include your name, contact information, and a few words about your work. Also include title, medium, framed dimensions, and retail price of each image submitted. Submission deadline is Friday, May 16th, 2008. The work will then be juried and acceptance notifications and delivery instructions will be sent out via e-mail by May 21st.

Entry fee: $15 (USD) for up to 3 images, payable via PayPal. Must be paid before work can be submitted to the jury. Simply click on the Pay Now button below.

Please take note of the following:
•Artwork must be ready to hang, preferably from a wire. Photographs and artwork on paper must be framed with a wire attached for hanging. Canvases do not need to be framed, but the sides should be painted, either a solid color or as a continuation of the image, in order to give a neat, professional appearance, and must have a wire attached to the stretchers for hanging purposes.

•For work that is shipped, all shipping costs will be the responsibility of the artist.

•Artwork can be for sale. The gallery will direct buyers directly to the artist and takes no commission.

•The gallery will take care of advertising and publicity, and artists with accepted work will receive postcard announcements to distribute themselves. Please have high quality digital images available for possible use in publications and postcards.

•In addition to being displayed in the nave gallery, accepted artists will also be featured on the church’s website.

•For ease of transport, and so we get to meet you, we are especially seeking artists in the Puget Sound area, but this call is open to all artists over 18.

•If you have any questions, please e-mail Angela Rockett at

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Anchor Free-Range Butter Ad

Came across this video of an advertisement for a British dairy company. Enjoy! :)(best with sound on)

And for more about cows in the news, check out this article about California cows providing more than just milk.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Sign of Spring

After being closed since the end of October, there's just one more day and Yakima Fruit Market here in Bothell will be open! Seems like a sure sign of spring. I have to admit that since we moved here a few years ago, I haven't been making as much use of this wonderful resource as I should. But this year, they will see me at least once a week hunting down great local produce.