Deadline extended for Artists to participate in museum’s ‘Cultural Landscapes’ exhibit

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The deadline has been extended to May 1 for past and present Park County residents to participate in “Vignettes of History: Cultural Landscapes of Park County,” a new multi-media exhibit at the Yellowstone Gateway Museum.

The exhibit portrays wellknown and obscure cultural landscapes of Park Countythe exterior of buildings, roads, fences, bridges, rock structures, and other “permanent” human-made structures, a museum news release said. Submissions must have been completed within the last year.

The location of the artwork’s subject should not be immediately identifiable; if the subject is a large building or structure a small portion is encouraged.

The museum will photograph each piece and post on its web site, www.yellowstonegatewaymuseum.org, to aid with an in-the-field scavenger hunt, according to the release.

Museum-goers will be asked to interact with the exhibit by matching locations from the pool of possible locations to individual artwork — encouraging people to use observation while at the museum and when surrounded by local landscapes.

People or animals should not be the focus of the piece, rather architectural or structural detail and design.

All media, including photographs, paintings, drawings, fiber, sculptural pieces and more are encouraged.

Two-dimensional pieces must be ready to hang; maximum allowable dimension in either direction is 24” — including mat and frame. Three-dimensional pieces must be no greater than 24” in any direction.

Each artist may submit two pieces but because of space constraints, one piece may be returned. Location of subject must be in Park County and identified to the selection board. Artists can mark their pieces for sale; the museum will charge a 40 percent commission.

The deadline for submission is May 1, 2019. The artwork will be displayed in the Expedition Room of the museum from June 2019 through September 2019.

For more information, contact Karen Reinhart at 222-4184.