Save Our Oceans Save Our Seas

(SOOSOS)

PROSPECTUS

- Phase I -
ONLINE INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION

Join Our Movement to Help Shine Our Seas.

Use your artistic presence to make a difference in the world.  

Exhibit with us and create a

worldwide social responsibility statement to save our seas, oceans, rivers, and lakes from growing pollution.  Submit your art now to get your single voice heard.

VISUAL ARTISTS • MUSICIANS • VOCALISTS •

PERFORMANCE ARTISTS • POETS • 

FASHION DESIGNERS

 PROSPECTUS PHASE I 

Entry Deadline:  Monday, March 23, 2020

Online Exhibition Dates:  April 10, through December 31, 2020+ (This is a permanent online exhibit.)

Curator:  Carolyn Goodridge

Title Theme:  Saving Our Oceans, Saving Our Sea (SOOSOS)

The artists are asked to visually communicate and express their ideas about our marine pollution growing crisis.  What ramifications do you see? What beauty and marine and land life are at risk to be lost if positive actions are not immediately taken? What solutions can you share through your art?  Answers to any of these questions are relative to your entry submission.

 

The purpose of the exhibition is to raise contrasting awareness of the alarming marine pollution occurring in the Caribbean and the oceans across our planet.  We want to remind and uplift the viewers with visual art highlighting the beauty of marine life above and beneath the Caribbean seascapes and connected landscapes. We would like all participants (artists and viewers) to confront what is at stake, the survival of marine life as well as human life. 

 

According to the World Bank, their data shows that the sea and marine ecosystems are being degraded from marine pollution (including billion pieces of plastic), acidification, and rising sea temperatures. Coral reef degradation is another dangerous threat to the natural capital of the Caribbean, with an estimated annual revenue loss of between US$350 million and US$870 million.

Selections:  Art selections for SOOSOS will be rated with the following criteria:

  • color design/harmony

  • emotional impact (communicates to the heart or spirit)

  • technique (craftsmanship or draftsmanship)

  • relevance to the theme 

 

Phase I Selected Artists' Benefits:

The main benefit of being selected for Phase I is that you will automatically be considered for Phase II SOOSOS invitation-only gallery exhibitions.  Each selected Phase I artist will receive a back-link to your personal artist website if you have one, to be placed on the "Visual Artists" page.  You will also receive a digital Certificate of Participation.  Art Impact® International, Inc.'s marketing team will promote the selected artists through press releases and social media posts and with the permanent online exhibition.  This is viewed by thousands of visitors per day including art collectors and gallerists. 

 

Eligibility: 
All visual artists 18 years of age or older. 

Accepted Media:
All, including all the visual arts, music, literary, drama, video, fashion, etc.

Size/weight restrictions:
Not applicable.


Phase I Entry Fee:  $0 for up to four fine art images or videos of performance art/music.

Art Impact® International, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides exhibition opportunities for artists to show work in high-quality spaces.  We promote the artists and the exhibition which includes spectacular receptions with live entertainment, refreshments and catalog publications.  We extend our best efforts to promote our exhibiting artists in order to attract prospective collectors. We provide artists with tools to boost and showcase their popularity and talent, which will only strengthen their creative careers.  We want to help artists shine, not add to their financial stress.  Art Impact® International, Inc. runs primarily on charitable contributions, so any gift would be appreciated.  

IMPORTANT NOTE:  For the sake of transparency, there will be an exhibition production fee for Phase II.  Artists invited to exhibit physical work in a gallery for Phase II are not obligated to accept and will keep all benefits of Phase I participation. 

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Artist Notification: Artists will be notified by email of acceptance by the end of the business day, Friday, April 10, 2020.  


About the Curator
Carolyn S. Goodridge, Founder and Executive Director of Art Impact® International, Inc.  A native of The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies. An artist who received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Exhibited widely, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, Hampton University Museum, Hampton, VA, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC, Museum of African American Art, Tampa, FL, and many others. 
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Questions?  Contact the curator, Carolyn Goodridge:  cgoodridge@artimpactinternational.org, 877-772-6045

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