Local Artists Wanted for Upcoming Pyramid Hill Exhibition ‘Here and Now’

With “Here and now”, the new winter exhibition, the park wants to bring established and emerging artists together. The call for artists will attract local artists and introduce new artists to the region.

“It will give participants not only a chance to show their art together, but it will give them the opportunity to meet, mingle and network. They will be able to talk to their peers or learn from people who are more established artists,” Robinson said.

The inaugural theme, “Here and Now,” asks artists to reflect on the changes in themselves and their communities that have occurred over the past two years, while addressing global issues in our daily lives. This should be done while keeping in mind the park’s mission of “bringing people to art in nature”.

“It will be something current and now, and it will speak to everything that we feel as a society,” Robinson said.

The timeliness of the subject is in the name, “Here and now,” he said. It talks about what artists have been through in recent years, starting with the pandemic.

“With the onset of the pandemic, art was immediately put in jeopardy. Organizations were shut down and people who depend on the presentation of public works were denied the opportunity to present their art. So many of these artists have struggled, and this is a chance to talk about that struggle, how the world is affecting them right now, and how they feel about everything that’s going on, and that’s why ‘Here and now’ requires current parts,” Robinson said.

This is what they’ve been working on and what they feel, and this prompt, “Here and now”, asks them to tell us “what is here and what is now” for you ?

The exhibition will run from December 11 to February 12, 2023. The deadline for artists to submit their work to be considered for “Here and Now” is September 9.

“It will be the first here. This is the inaugural show of our call for artists. It’s gonna be big. It will be a chance for artists to have their art featured in a nationally recognized museum,” Robinson said.

All accepted plays will be eligible to win a prize. The “Jury’s Choice” and “People’s Choice” awards will be announced at the closing reception on February 12.

Artists can visit Café for more details or to apply at https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=10182. Email Zach Robinson at zrobinson@pyramidhill.org or call (513) 868-8336 with any questions.