Sustainable Silicon Valley/WEST Summit and Showcase - Call for Art
Deadline: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 – 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) is seeking artwork for our annual WEST (Water Energy Smart Technology) Summit and Showcase, which is an initiative to solicit, review, publicize and showcase solutions that can be executed to have a real impact at a global level.. With a projected attendance of up to 600 participants, SSV is asking artists to submit digital images of their artwork that visually demonstrate the principle or act of sustainability, and help inspire change during this pivotal time. Submitted artworks will be reviewed for relevance to the topic prior to acceptance. Accepted works will be displayed either digitally or in-print format at the Summit. All accepted artworks may also be used for other marketing initiatives, including the on-going SSV sustainability awareness campaign.
About Sustainable Silicon Valley and the WEST Summit and Showcase
Sustainable Silicon Valley is a collaborative consortium of corporations, non-profit organizations, individuals and government agencies to produce significant environmental improvement and resource conservation through the development and implementation of a regional environmental management system.
The WEST Summit/Showcase is Sustainable Silicon Valley’s largest annual event, furthering the organization’s mission to lead Silicon Valley to a more sustainable future. WEST stands for Water, Energy, and Smart Technology, all critical elements necessary to drive sustainability both regionally and globally. The 4th annual WEST Summit will be on May 23, 2013 at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View and will consist of a Showcase of Solutions for Planetary Sustainability. SSV is working with NASA to identify solutions that can scale to have beneficial impact on problems at a planetary scale. These solutions will be scalable, game-changing and will have multiple benefits. The event will provide a venue for investors, inventors and established companies to explore opportunities for collaboration and for creating ecosystems of solutions. For more details on the WEST Summit/Showcase, visit http://www.sustainablesv.org/content/about-west-summit.
Call for Art
SSV is hosting an art exhibition to visualize the idea or implementation of sustainability and to inspire positive change during this pivotal time in our history. We are looking for artists to submit digital images of their artworks that respond to these concepts. SSV is not looking for original artworks to be submitted, unless the artwork is a digital photograph that meets the submission requirements. In addition to being exhibited in relation to the WEST Summit and Showcase, SSV is will use the accepted artworks to create a pool of images that may be used for current and future marketing campaigns in both print and online formats. Some examples for use of images are the WEST Summit/Showcase printed program, the SSV annual report and an ongoing sustainability awareness campaign. This is not a commission call.
Some questions or ideas that may be considered as inspiration for the submitted artwork are:
In which ways are nature’s systems at risk?
How is sustainability a “Call to Action”?
Is the term “sustainable development” an oxymoron?
In which ways do the 3 pillars of sustainability (economy, society, and environment) interact?
How does sustainability improve the quality of human life?
What are impacts of climate change on global trade and transportation?
How can we raise awareness and the effectiveness of sustainability?
How has sustainability played a part in your life? In your community?
Is there a connection between sustainability and progress?
What inspires you about the natural systems that support life on earth?
This call for art is open to artists of all levels. Students at encouraged apply. Artists under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent or guardian.
To be considered for the WEST Summit and Showcase and to be place in the SSV pool of images, artists must submit the following:
Completed and Signed Artist Information Form as a PDF. For applicants under the age of 18 a parent or guardian signature is required.
Up to three Artworks as a 300 dpi or higher quality JPEG, GIF or PNG format. Images must be labeled in correspondence with the Image List on the Information Form as such FirstInitialLastNameImageNumber.FileFormat, for example PWalsh1.jpeg.
Artists are responsible for insuring their artwork. This is not a commission call.
Completed submissions must be submitted by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accepted images will be:
Exhibited in relation to the 2012 WEST Summit and Showcase
Entered into the SSV Image Marketing Pool and may be used for other SSV marketing initiatives
Sustainable Silicon Valley will be responsible for all printing and distribution fees regarding the use of accepted images in regards to the WEST Summit and Showcase and any other marketing initiatives.
Timeline for this call is as follows:
February 12, 2013: Submissions DUE. (Submissions must be received by 5:00 PM PST)
March 4, 2013: Artists to be notified if artwork has been accepted.
March 29, 2013: Begin online exhibition of accepted artworks
May 23, 2013: WEST Summit and Showcase and live exhibition
Timeline is subject to change.
Questions? Contact Patricia Walsh at email@example.com