Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Call for Artists: UN Conference Exhibition

“Zero Nuclear Weapons, Zero Weapons of Mass Destruction: Create a Culture of Peace Now!”
from WCA blog by admin
Dear Colleagues,

The WCA International Committee is collaborating with two UN NGOs, Ribbon International and KIK, on a mailart exhibition at the September 9-11, 2009 UN Conference in Mexico City. We are publicizing the Call globally to artists, concerned individuals, schools and institutions. We hope that you will spread the word within your chapters, schools and universitites. We hope you will create many postcards for this exhibition. The Call is posted on ArtWaves http://wcaartwavesinternational.blogspot.com/ and will be posted on the WCA blog. It is also pasted below.


Priscilla Otani
Chair, International Committee

Postcard Call for Participation: “Zero Nuclear Weapons, Zero Weapons of Mass Destruction: Create a Culture of Peace Now!”

KIK (Kulturel Information - Koordination), The Ribbon International, and Women’s Caucus for Art invite artists, mail artists, students, children, activists and concerned individuals, classrooms and organizations to create postcards for this year’s United Nations NGO Conference, “For Peace and Development: Disarm Now!”

Our postcard theme focuses on one of the major issues debated at this conference: “Zero Nuclear Weapons, Zero Weapons of Mass Destruction – Why? How? When?” Lend your voice to this debate. What does a culture of peace look like? How would you resolve conflict in peaceful ways? What does it mean to feel safe and secure? Why must we oppose the creation of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction? How can we remove these weapons? What can happen if we remain silent? What can change look like? Express yourself through words and/or artwork! Make postcards! Send us your postcards!

All postcards received by September 1, 2009 will be documented online and displayed together with The Ribbon International at the United Nations Conference in Mexico City in September, 2009. Afterwards, this exhibition will travel to venues in the United States for further display and dialog.

Deadline: September 1, 2009

Artwork: 4”x6” or Size 6 postcards on the theme “Zero Nuclear Weapons, Zero WMD: Create a Culture of Peace Now!” On the back of the postcard, provide your name and State/Country so we can acknowledge your submission on the blogsite.

Teachers and Educators: We welcome classroom participation!

All Postcards will be documented on http://wcaartwavesinternational.blogspot.com/.

No jury, no fee, no return. Postal delivery only.

Mail postcards to P. Otani, Curator,
“Zero NW Zero WMD: Create a Culture of Peace Now!”
263 Laidley Street
San Francisco, CA 94131

Exhibition Collaborators:
Kulturel Information – Koordination (KIK) is a Danish NGO which works to link people through a network of Art and Culture for a Global Culture of Peace. Website: http://www.kik-kultur.dk/

The Ribbon International is a peace art project. The Ribbon is an ever growing number of meter-by half-meter (or one yard by half-yard) pictures, sewn or painted on fabric, showing what each individual maker loves most and wants to protect by abolishing nuclear weapons, ending wars and preserving the environment. Website: http://www.theribboninternational.org/
The Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) is the leading national nonprofit organization for women in the visual arts professions in the United States. Founded in 1972, WCA has 27 chapters across the country and is an affiliate society of the College Art Association. Website: http://www.nationalwca.org/
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