Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
Entry to the exhibit is free and open to the public during the weekend's event. We will post our position within the park once it is determined by the event planners.
Submission Deadline: Monday March 27, 2017
Artists Notified: Wednesday April 5, 2017
Artwork must be received by: April 14, 2017
Artwork will be returned the week of May 15, 2017
Thoughtful Hands is a non-profit organization formed to promote artists and independent designers who use eco-friendly materials and processes. Exhibitions will be held in a renovated 1964 Airstream Overlander allowing exhibitions to be mobile and reach a wider range of audiences.
Thoughtful Hands’ inaugural exhibition will be held at Earth Day TX in Dallas’s Fair Park. The event is free and open to the public. In 2016, the event had over 130,000 attendees and we believe the crowd will be even larger this year.
There is No “Away" is a phrase taken from biologist Barry Commoner's Four Laws of Ecology. Nature doesn't waste; biodegradable materials can break down and be used as nutrients within nature's continuous cycle. However, when people produce material that won't biodegrade and then throw it away... it has to go somewhere.
There is no required conceptual theme for the exhibit. However, due to the organization’s mission of environmental education, the artists’ materials and processes used must be in agreement.