Heaven and Earth 1: 2009
Heaven and Earth 2: 2010
Heaven and Earth 3: 2011
Heaven and Earth 4: 2012
Heaven and Earth 5: 2013
Center on Contemporary Art
Carkeek Park Advisory Council
Seattle Parks and Recreation
Associated Recreational Council
of Arts & Cultural Affairs
contact David Francis or Ray Freeman to help support this year's show and artists.
Acclimatized: Heaven and Earth 5
Call for Artists Now Open: Deadline Midnight May 11, 2013
In collaboration with Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Carkeek Park Advisory Council, the Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) will orchestrate an exhibition of temporary artwork in the forest of Carkeek Park for the fifth consecutive year, from July 13, 2013 - October 20. Acclimatized will differ from its predecessors by encouraging a wider range of media for a variety of display periods, from a few days to the full three-months.
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Carkeek Park from the air.
Spread throughout Carkeek Park's 200-plus acres of urban forest in a series of clusters linked by trails, Acclimatized affords a prime opportunity to explore a broad range of contemporary interpretations of art and nature, including performance, new media, landscape interventions, experimental geography, biomimicry, ephemeral work, and other interdisciplinary perspectives, including collaborations with partner organizations such as Friends of Piper's Orchard (http://pipersorchard.org/) or Streams, Trails, and Reforestation Stewards (STARS). In addition to the obvious reference to the climate, the title this year offers a metaphor of adjustment, adaptation, and resolve following last year's dramatic interaction with many of the artworks. Depending on proposals, the general placement strategy in 2013 will focus on the more public areas in the park. Remote placements, if desired, must be well designed to resist the full spectrum of public interface, including potential vandalism. Artworks are identified by QR code readers on adjacent blocks or posts rather than gallery or museum-style labels. Descriptions of the artwork, including brief biographies and statements by artists, appear on the art-hike trail guide (1,000 copies of print version distributed on site; print-on-demand through website).
CoCA is currently accepting proposals for a wide variety of media for placement in a series of suggested locations viewable online (http://www.cocaseattle.org/carkeekphotos.htm). Applicants may also propose additional sites. All work should have a minimal impact on the park and eventually leave "no trace" following removal. Acclimatized is open to all artists (whether established or emerging), and local, regional, national, or international. Working in conjunction with its partners, CoCA will select up to 12 artists and/or artist's teams from the pool of applicants and offer an honorarium of $500. CoCA will also publish a map and catalog of the exhibition and offer participating artists a 1-year membership in CoCA.
Carkeek Park visitorship during the display period is estimated at 100,000. In addition, hiking groups from Mountaineers, Seattle Plein-Air Painters, and other organizations actively offer programming that centers on the art-hike. Generous funding for the exhibit is provided by Carkeek Park Advisory Council and Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, as well as vital in-kind support from Seattle Parks and Recreation, and Associated Recreation Council.
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In addition to numbers, which correspond to map locations and the text on the reverse side of the downloadable, printable map, the art is identified in the field by QR Codes, which can be read by a number of internet-connected smart phones, such as the iPhone and Android phones. Scanning the ID will link to a mobile-friendly page of information about each individual piece, including the name of the piece, the artist, and a description or statement written by the artist.
If your smart phone doesn't yet have a QR reader, follow one of these links to learn more: