Artists Still Have Time to Submit Work for Long Beach Winged Wonders Banners Project
Beach, CA -- November 7, 2012 – Local artists still have time to enter
their renderings of local “Winged Wonders” for the urban bird walk
project to be displayed on banners at the El Dorado Park duck pond off
Willow Street and Studebaker. The project celebrates the diverse avian
wildlife that make their home in the Lakes, Ponds, and Wetlands of the
City of Long Beach.
who has walked around the El Dorado duck pond has seen a myriad of these
beautiful winged wonders. Once local artists respond to the call to
submit their renderings of the wild birds, you will be able to see their
work hanging from light posts to help educate visitors about the
feathered treasures in our city. The project, launched by Councilwoman
Gerrie Schipske, will include a recorded tour which visitors will be
able to access via their cell phones as the walk around the pond area.
artists are being asked to submit artwork depicting 44 wild birds that
inhabit the pond,” says Schipske, who established a Lakes, Ponds and
Wetlands Task Force five years ago. “Visitors will be able to walk in
the beautiful setting of the park while they learn about our different
species, their migration habits, habitat, and the importance of these
birds to the environment,” Councilwoman Schipske explained.
notes that she launched the partnership between the art community and
supporters of our wild life to help educate and promote awareness about
the numerous birds who make their home in our local ponds, “The
colorful, creative banners will be accompanied by bird sounds and a
narrated tour that can be accessed by visitors’ cell phones.”
“call to artists” is being coordinated by the Arts Council of Long
Beach and the Long Beach Museum of Art and is open to all artists that
live or work in Long Beach. There is no age restriction. Submissions of
two dimensional artwork are welcome. Art must be a single image in color
with no background. Work must be original and done on a flat surface of
canvass or paper with each individual artists’ chosen medium.
Photographs or three dimensional artwork will not be accepted. Artists
are permitted to submit original art of up to three different bird
species, and each can be created with a different medium. All
submissions will be juried by an independent review panel assembled by
the Arts Council. A list of the bird species is available by clicking
for submissions of original artwork is Friday, November 30, 2012.
Submissions must be submitted to the following address: http://artscouncilforlongbeach.submittable.com
Each artist will need to provide his/her name, artist statement and
description of each piece submitted. Up to three images, each depicting a
single species, can be submitted with an optional detail shot of each
Schipske is partnering
with Partners of Park, Los Cerritos Wetlands Trust, Waste Management,
and the Port of Long Beach to raise funds for the printing of the
banners and a book featuring the artists and their works that will be
made available in the El Dorado Nature Center.
For more information, please contact Molly Gardner at the Arts Council: 562 435 2787.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
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