Date: 

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

Thursday, July 13 ,2017, 6-8pm
​FREE

 
In partnership with the Skagit Climate Science Consortium, the Museum of Northwest Art will host its third presentation of Surge in the Fall of 2018. Surge, an exhibition designed to draw attention to climate change and its impact on the Northwest’s coastal communities, provides the forum for artists together with environmental researchers and educators to present the public with new perspectives on issues such as flooding and storm surge.
 
On Thursday, July 13 from 6-8 pm, artists interested in participating in Surge are invited to a meet-and-greet with participating environmental scientists at MoNA. This informal “Surge Speed Dating Night” will be the first step in building a Surge partnership with an area scientist. Artists and scientists will then collaborate over the summer and early Fall of 2017, swapping fieldwork visits and studio visits to inform a science-based artwork and statement on the state of climate change in our region. Works of art influenced by these summer collaborations will be proposed for inclusion in Surge in September of 2017, one year in advance of the 2018 show. Artist and scientist pairs will then have a calendar year to prepare for the installation.
 
This low-key evening will include an opportunity for artists, scientists and area educators to socialize and enjoy refreshments. Artists and scientists are then invited to consider a partnership that builds on their interests and expertise. Artists and scientists are encouraged to consider field trips, studio visits or participation (as is possible) in summer field work.

The event is FREE. Presentation opportunities for artists are given on a first come first serve basis. RSVPs for the event are requested by July 3.
 
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PARTICIPATING SCIENTISTS AND AREAS OF STUDY

 
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Please specify the area of climate related study you would like to focus on for your artwork (if applicable).
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Artists and scientists are encouraged to bring with them and attach a recent bio.
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Artists are encourage to attach and bring with them two to three images of recent work.
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Artists are encouraged to attach and bring with them 2 to 3 images of recent work.
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Please leave any additional questions or comments here.
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SC2 scientists are asked to present at the Speed Dating Event. Artists are invited to present on a space available basis.
     

 

Museum of Northwest Art

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The Museum of Northwest Art connects people with the art, diverse cultures and environments of the Northwest. 

 

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MoNA collects and exhibits contemporary art from across the Northwest, including Alaska, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.