Call for Artists

Mission of the Exhibit:

We hope to offer an opportunity for exploration through artistic interpretation and expressions of death.

Every day we go through death. Death of a day, death of a season, death of time, youth and innocence. We put to death bad habits, bad relationships and bad jobs. We watch as our friends, family, pets and colleagues die. We have all been touched, moved and supported by death.

Death is part of life. It is in line with the natural order of all things. Yet, our culture has created a negative label for death. We each have very strong images and words in our minds associated with death. We are taught to look the other way, not talk about it and to conceal our emotions surrounding death. Yet death is inevitable. What we can do is change our knowledge and perceptions of death.

There are so many choices we can make about our dying process. Choices as to medical questions and care, living wills, DNR orders, legal concerns, powers of attorney, wills, cremation, burial, green burial,
funerals, vigils, ceremonies, religious and cultural services. The lists of options are as varied as the fees.
What most people don’t realize is what happens when you don’t make any of these choices before you die.

The goal of The Art of Death Exhibit is to bring a broader awareness to the choices surrounding and supporting death.

We are easily moved from one concept to another through the medium of art. No other medium can help open the doors of curiosity and awareness than through the expression of art. Through art, dance, poetry and music we can change our mood, our minds and our awareness.

A good death is an informed conscious death. May this exhibit offer you some tools to raise your

The Art show

Where: Presence Studio 1412 Cornwall Ave. Bellingham, WA 98225.

Exhibit Dates: October 1 through November 1st, 2015.

Artists Reception: Friday October 2 5:00pm-9:00pm(please plan to attend the reception).

Contact: Ashley Benem, Event Coordinator (360)927-5040

Artwork submission dates: July 15th through September 1st.

Art work drop off and set up is Thursday October 1 from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Artwork pick up is from Sunday November 1st from 12:00pm to 5pm.

Click here for more information and full prospectus: Art of Death call to artists