The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Valley artists and writers: Hosmer Gallery seeks submissions for Virtual Exhibit on Planetary and Human Health

WHAT: Valley artists and writers: Hosmer Gallery is inviting submissions for a Virtual Exhibit on Planetary and Human Health this summer.
WHERE: Apply at:
WHEN: Submission deadline: June 19, 2021 at 5 PM
             Online Exhibit dates: July 5 - September 5, 2021

The Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library invites artists and writers to submit work for an online exhibition highlighting the interconnectedness of planetary and human health.
As we emerge slowly from the Covid-19 pandemic, we reflect on how it has changed us, the environment we live in, and our outlook. While our societies and our world are still in the midst of enormous changes, how do we feel about our role? How has the past year impacted how we relate to the environment and to each other? Have our priorities changed?

We envision a range of creative work that engages with any of these issues and how they intersect:
- The pandemic: personal or global or societal points of view
- The climate crisis
- Sustainability
- Health of the biosphere
- Environmental justice
- Health equity

We invite all visual arts media that can be displayed on our website: photos of 2D and 3D work, digital design, and short video (up to 5 minutes).
We also invite poetry and brief prose pieces or excerpts (up to 500 words) that fit the theme.
Residents of Western Massachusetts and Five College students are eligible to submit work for consideration. There is a limit of 5 submissions per person. Forbes Library Arts & Music staff will select individual pieces to be included. For visual art, include a brief artist’s statement to be displayed with the work.
We value diversity and inclusivity in our gallery exhibitions and BIPOC artists, LGBTQIA artists and women artists are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application and instructions at

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