The goal of the project is to engage local artists in the subject of environmental justice and enlighten the citizens in Wilmington, Delaware of local environmental issues through art. The project will expose members of the environmental justice community, and the scientific community, to the arts as a way to communicate issues.
Photo by: Walter Thomas
Artists selected for this fellowship will receive a $500 award to attend a day of field trips with representatives from local environmental organizations. This experience will serve as a starting point for artists to create work based on the exploration of environmental issues in the city of Wilmington. The artist’s work will be featured in the exhibition.
We will invite local artists to contribute to an exhibition containing work with subject matter that has reference to the environment (water, trees, air, etc.) opening April 22 (Earth Day) at the Chris White Gallery, and running through the end of May. Submitted works will be judged by curators and ecologists. Three artists will receive awards for their works. The first place award will receive $100, second place $75 and third place $50.
Delaware Sea Grant
University of Delaware
Chris White Gallery
City of Wilmington Department of Public Works
Delaware Nature Society (DuPont Enviromental Education Center)