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CALL for SUBMISSIONS

Future of Food and Farming 2041 ~ Changes and Choices

October 3rd – October 25th, 2015


Country Heritage Park invites artists to submit works for the Future of Food and Farming 2041 – Changes and Choices, a themed, juried, exhibition presented by Country Heritage Park (Country Heritage Park Agricultural Society) October 6th, 2015, Gambrel Barn, Milton, Ontario.

Artists are asked to explore the theme, future of food and farming, and submit current works that depict their interpretation of food, farming and agriculture 25 years from now - 2041. Entries can depict the connection with food, farm lifestyle, and agriculture, now and into the future. Works may interpret issues such as, local and global demographics exploding-growing enough food, climate change, technological platforms and innovations, urban and rural lifestyles and consumer preferences. What will we be growing and eating in 2041? Who will grow it? And where will food be grown? Questions and issues such as these are generating uncertainty, and both fear and optimism about the future of food and farming.

Artists working in all media are encouraged to submit up to 3 works for consideration. Traditional and non-traditional media will be considered. This exhibition will take place in the Puslinch Hall at the Country Heritage Park in Milton. The Opening Reception will be on October 6th, 2015.

The Forum and Art show will take place during Ontario Agriculture Week and the event incorporates speakers who will paint a compelling, authoritative and entertaining 2041 picture (One generation - 25 years hence) of potential operational and market scenarios along with the issues, opportunities and challenges that farmers, the food sector participants and consumers will face in the future.

SUBMISSION ENTRY DEADLINE: September 20th, 2015

DROP OFF: September 27th, 11am – 8 pm at:

Country Heritage Park
8560 Tremaine Road, P.O. Box 38
Milton, Ontario L9T 2Y3

www.countryheritagepark.com

SUBMISSION INFORMATION:

  • Submit 3 images only for submission, current work (high res jpegs) include a word document listing title, medium, size, date, and artist’s name for each submission
  • current CV
  • artist statement speaking to how your work supports the forum’s theme (max. 100 words)
  • Entry fee: $20.00, cheque payable to “Country Heritage Park”, non-refundable.


SUBMISSION ENTRY DEADLINE:
September 20, 2015.

Please send all submission materials and jpeg images via email only to Susan Powell.

Email: s.powell065@sympatico.ca

For a copy of the Call for Submissions Entry form please email s.powell065@sympatico.ca or call/text 519-942-7105.

Notification of Acceptance: Artists will be notified by email if their piece/s has been selected to be in the exhibition. Only those accepted will be notified. Accepted artists will receive details pertaining to the exhibition including delivery of artwork, opening reception and Forum details.


About CHP

Country Heritage Park (CHP)/Country Heritage Agricultural Society. CHP is a not-for-profit, Agricultural Society organization, with a board of 17 members who come from throughout Ontario, and who all serve voluntarily working to improve Country Heritage Park, which was the former Ontario Agricultural Museum. CHP is an 80-acre site depicting a rural crossroads community reflective of the past 185 years, complete with historic buildings, fairgrounds, and a story woven into the fabric of the innovators and entrepreneurs who built the foundations of modern food and farming, and guide its future even today. Nestled in the shadow of the Niagara Escarpment, and on the western frontier of the fastest growing community in Canada (being Milton), CHP provides a unique bridge to the more than seven-million residents of the GTA. With a number of events and specialty shows, there is always time to stop in for a visit and see a renewed CHP. www.countryheritagepark.com