Eye is a Philadelphia-area group that produces
public events featuring the arts. We focus
our lens on the interactions between human
and nonhuman animals in order to shed light
on hidden or ignored injustices and to promote
a cruelty-free lifestyle. Public Eye is a
project of Mobilization
for Animals (PA), a 501C3 nonprofit organization.
Eye: Artists for Animals seeks artists to participate
in our upcoming Myths & Logos
exhibit. This group show is an ideal opportunity
to let your art speak for the animals. Use your visual
voice to create pieces of art about how the animals
we love are portrayed in the media versus how they
are treated in society.
artists will show their works at the Artisan Café & Gallery
in Phoenixville, PA in October. The show will travel
to different venues (galleries, cafes, community
spaces) to keep the conversation moving. Artists
involved with collectives or alternative venues
are encouraged to share this Call for Artists.
We hope to reach a diverse audience by collaborating
with artists, collectives, and alternative venues.
Myths & Logos is a multimedia exhibit featuring
original artwork exploring the juxtaposition between
cultural mythology about animals and how they are treated
in society. Myths & Logos is a group show, with
each piece of artwork addressing specific animal imagery
to highlight human-animal relationships. The goals
of this project are to raise awareness about interactions
between humans and nonhuman animals, explore the use
of animal imagery by the media and indigenous cultures,
and discuss the visitors’ interpretations of the artwork
in a public forum. Once these animals are gone from
the wild, our only references to them will be from
Myths & Logos,
artists will interpret the use of animal logos
in the media. The artwork will hang next to photographs
of the featured animals and exhibit labels describing
how these animals are actually treated by society.
For example, the mustang is the logo of a car for
its qualities of being sleek, fast and strong,
yet wild mustangs are being rounded-up in the West
and sold at auctions (often to slaughterhouses)
because they compete with cattle that also graze
on public land. Artists can create new pieces or
contribute completed pieces related to the theme.
A list of animals/logos will be provided for the
artists to choose from, or they can generate their
own (i.e. Teddy Bear, Tony the Tiger, Easter Bunny,
Bambi, Goose Logo/Wawa).
Between 8.5"x 11" to 5'x4' (artist pays their
own shipping if mailing in pieces)
Media may not use animal parts, 1-4 works per artist
Final count of participating artists by 8/31/2011
Art due to Public Eye: Artists for Animals by 9/30/2011,
To Participate, contact Meg: MegLemieur@gmail.com,