OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS

OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS: A Bird in the Hand (Is Worth Two in the Bush)

**Live painters encouraged but all artists considered.**

We are curating the art portion of the Green Prize Festival (www.greenprizefestival.com) being held on Saturday, April 26th 2014 at Bixby Park. 

The theme is A Bird in the Hand (Is Worth Two in the Bush) - which means it's better to have a lesser but certain advantage than the possibility of a greater one that may come to nothing. (In other words... don't go chasin' waterfalls!)

This proverb refers back to mediaeval falconry where a bird in the hand (the falcon) was a valuable asset and certainly worth more than two in the bush (the prey).

You can take this theme as literally (a bird painting with some hands and a bush) or as figuratively (going more for the underlying concept of the phrase) as you want.

We are looking for art on up-cycled or recycled materials (not required) as this is a "green" event. Take an old canvas you don't like and paint over it or find some old furniture on the side of the road and give it a facelift, etc.

We are showcasing live painters around the park and will also have a pop up gallery (consisting of temporary walls) to hang art too. 

To participate:

• There is a $10 fee. 

• Live painters keep 100% of the sales of their work and can also show work at the pop up gallery. 

• If you are showing work only, Squeeze keeps 20% of the sales to help with the cost of set up and tear down, promotion, storage, transportation and sales.

If you are interested please submit examples of your work:
www.squeezeart.com/art-submissions
For more information: www.greenprizefestival.com