The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is seeking submissions for its upcoming exhibition which will run from Jan. 19 through to April 13, 2017.

According to a press release, the exhibition will focus on Cayman’s past, present, and future maritime identity, and the open call to artists invites work that explores topics ranging from the Islands’ maritime heritage, tourism, maritime-based import/export, Cayman’s underwater environment, through to the threat of global warming and its possible consequences for island nations.

The deadline for submissions from artists who are either Cayman Islands residents or part of the Cayman Islands diaspora is Wednesday, Nov. 23, and successful submissions will be notified no later than Monday, Dec. 5.

“The Gallery is interested in new innovative approaches to this theme and invites submissions from artists, filmmakers, writers, archivists, historians, conservationists and other related genres to consider this complex relationship from a historical, cultural, economic and ecological perspectives, and through a variety of viewpoints from that of historic witness/objective observer through to active interventionist,” states the release.

Media from painting, photography, experimental and documentary film, sound works, collage, digital collage, sculpture, drawing, installation, ceramics, performance and prints will all be all be considered, as will site specific environmental projects.

Submissions should be of photos of work – or work concept drawings/photos – with an accompanying artist’s statement relating the work to the exhibition synopsis.

A maximum of three works per artists will be considered.

Submissions must be accompanied by a biography (200 words maximum) and should include a link to the artist’s website if applicable.

Submissions must be provided in electronic format only and directed to the attention of the curator at [email protected]

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