|Call for Entries: Texas Natural Environment
|The Petal Project
|Sunday, March 31, 2024
Between Natura – art inspired by the Texas Landscape
Submissions are open to Texas artists, working in any visual medium, who have taken their inspiration from the natural environment of the North Texas area.
Between Natura is an invitation to explore and acknowledge the ever-flowing relationship between artists and the natural world. Composed of work that addresses this relationship between artist and muse, this inaugural PETAL exhibition seeks to showcase the diverse beauty and wonder of the unique North Texas natural landscape.
The exhibition will encourage questions on stewardship of wild spaces and will showcase how each artist is influenced by the region—an area more often turned over to real estate than preserved for intrinsic worth (as seen by the < 1% of the Blackland Prairie that remains, one of our most endangered ecosystems). Practically, because aesthetic appreciation raises collective and individual states of consciousness that influence public policies and individual behaviors. Aesthetically, because in the words of John Burroughs, “I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in tune once again.”
Exhibition will be held in the gallery of the Greater Denton Arts Council.
The PETAL Project is a North Texas-based environmental education initiative fostering Participatory Environmentalism Through Art and Learning. The PETAL Project provides educational opportunities to cultivate purposeful community environmental literacy and care.