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The Elephant in the Room -  IU Kokomo Downtown Gallery  •   Kokomo, Indiana
Deadline:  February 21, 2020
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The Elephant in the Room seeks to explore relationships and dependencies between humans and animals. Interactions with the natural environment and with other creatures significantly defines the human experience. The dichotomy between the two adapts and shifts according to time, culture, species, and circumstance. The Elephant in the Room challenges artists not only to bring attention to difficult topics like the industrialized meat and dairy industry, domestic animal breeding, homeless pet populations, and vivisection within cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, but also welcomes examples of harmony and mutual respect between human and animal to create a realistic and dynamic representation of human intentions toward animals. The Elephant in the Room will explore the enigma that some creatures are innately friends while others are innately tools for survival or convenience. This exhibition is open to all interpretations of the theme and all medium and scales of work. 

GALLERY:  The Indiana University Kokomo Downtown Gallery is located in downtown Kokomo.  The gallery displays artwork by students, faculty, alumni and local, regional and national artists throughout the year. We CANNOT accept payment through CAFÉ. There will be a $25 per artist entry fee that will be invoiced once the entry is received.  

ELIGIBILITY:  The juried exhibition is open to all artists over the age of 16, who reside in the United States. All fine art media are accepted including: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, collage, digital, and mixed media.  All work must be original, completed in the last two years.  Sculptures should not exceed 9ft in height due to gallery space.  All work must be accurately represented in jpeg images.  Work not meeting these criteria will not be exhibited. 


Venue Info:
IU Kokomo Downtown Gallery
102 North Main St. 
Kokomo, IN 46901
United States