.Call for Art and Poetry

Petaluma Arts Center is calling for submissions of poetry and art for an upcoming exhibition called Agri-CULTURED: Reflections on our Local Food’ by Land and by Hand.

This new exhibition and tandem lecture series explore cross-cultural intersections of food and farming in our region.

The project brings together food producers, purveyors, and artists who work locally and align with global concerns of sustainable practice and cultural memory.

It not only bridges art, science, and agriculture but also engages the spheres of hospitality, tourism, and the economy of Sonoma

Call for Art

The center invites works from Petaluma and surrounding Sonoma County communities that respond to at least one of the following:

  • Food and the environment: through the lenses of drought, wildfires.
    and climate change
  • Food and culture: as an expression of family, community, and ritual.
  • Food and the economy: exploring labor issues, distribution, and ethical practice.

The center reminds artists that all artwork must be ready for installation. All framed, wall-hung work must be securely wired for hanging. Likewise, all work must have a label attached to the back of the piece that includes artist information, title, medium, year, price, and any special installation instructions. Wall-hung work must not be over 50 lbs. All work must be original (and the artist receives 60% of the sales price for any works sold).

Call for Poetry

The center is also seeking poetry themed on food and memory—all forms of poetry accepted.

The deadline for both art and poetry is July 15. Artists will be notified of selected works by July 22. Only two submissions per artist. Submission fees are $15 for arts center members and $25 for non-members.

Links to submit work online can be found here.

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and from Creative Sonoma.


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