The Visions of the Wild Festival (VOW) and the U.S. Forest Service invite artists from Vallejo and Benicia to submit artwork to our juried art exhibition, Environmental Heroes.

All artists 18 and older are encouraged to submit their work in any medium, style, and genre.

Acceptable mediums include all traditional art media (e.g.,oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, gouache, egg tempera, pen and ink; drawing media such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, scratch board,markers, metal point), digital painting, photography, arts and crafts(beadwork, pottery, embroidery, floristry, batik, stained glass,two-dimensional collage and fabric art as well, etc.), sculptures, and mosaics.Examples of artwork can be submitted electronically, through the US Mail, or in person by contacting the VOW Committee.

There will be 6 winners chosen who will be asked to depict one of the Global Environmental Heroes selected by the VOW committee in their approved medium. Each winner will receive a stipend of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) and must complete their piece by October 7, 2023 to be included in the festival show at the Temple Arts Lofts.

All accepted pieces will be displayed in the Temple Arts Gallery during the VOW Festival from October 13-15, 2023 and during the month of October at the Temple Arts Loft on the corner of Virginia and Marin Streets,Vallejo.

Deadline: August 11, 2023

Winners will be notified by August 14, 2023 and will need to present a concept design by August 21, 2023. Winner must show progress of work on September 7, 2023 to continue to be included. Deadline for submission of art work is October 7, 2023. Upon delivery of artwork, winners will be paid the$1,000 stipend. All artwork will be sold in a Silent Auction to raise funds for future VOW projects.

VOW seeks to include all artists regardless of gender,identity, (dis)abilities, cultural and religious backgrounds, and sexualorientations.  BIPOC artists are encouraged to apply.

Please email your application to:

Deadline Expires: 2023-08-11
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