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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Call For Entry


Trees I Have Known

March 14 – May 3, 2009
Exhibition at the Lawrence Percolator

Trees I Have Known will feature artwork and ephemera made by and collected by a diverse group of artists, thinkers, and neighbors whose work, narratives, and meditations reflect upon the tree as subject, metaphor or inspiration.

Acceptable Media/Work
2-D and 3-D works will be considered for the exhibition. (Woodcuts encouraged!). If selected, work must be delivered ready to hang or install. Please note that the Percolator is a 600 square foot space with eight foot ceilings.

Inquiries and directions considered for the exhibition may include
Family Tree, Rope Swing, Tree Stump, Climbing Tree, Tree House, Tunnel Tree, Carved Seeds, Pits or Pods, Chainsaw Art, Unknown Specimens, Cataloged Specimens, Invented Specimens, Research, Lumberyard, Wooden Nickel Collection, Arboretum, Sap, Espalier, Germination, Totem Pole, Landmark

The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace
are performed whether or not we will or sense them.
The least we can do is try to be there.

Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Trees I Have Known Calendar
Saturday February 7, 2009 submit work via email (deadline)
Monday February 16, 2009 notification of selection
Friday March 6, 2009 work must arrive
Saturday March 14, 2009 exhibition opens

Submissions will be accepted via email
Submit digital images (jpg or png) of up to three different works to
treesihaveknown @ with brief description (including size, date, medium) and price of work (if for sale) with contact information, including name, mailing address, gallery representation (if applicable), email, website url, and telephone.
Please limit each image sizes to 1mb each; with file name: lastname_firstname_001.jpg

The Lawrence Percolator will take 20% of all art sales; price work accordingly.

Local Drop Off/Delivery
If selected, local delivery/drop off will be coordinated by February 28.

Cost of Shipping to and from exhibition will be the responsibility of the artist. Original shipping materials will be re-used for return shipping to artist. Return shipping fees will be coordinated with artist via PayPal, check or otherwise.

About the Percolator
The Lawrence Percolator is the project space of the Lawrence Corporation for the Advancement of the Visual Arts. LCAVA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing new art and cultural events to audiences in Lawrence and Douglas County Kansas. Donations are tax deductible! Visit us here Contact us at: lawrencepercolator @

Spencer Museum
The idea for the Percolator exhibition resulted from discussions about Trees & Other Ramifications: Branches in Nature & Culture. The Spencer Museum at the University of Kansas will be showing Trees & Other Ramifications: Branches in Nature & Culture during the course of this exhibition.

The Lawrence Percolator is not affiliated with either the Spencer Museum or the University of Kansas.

Half a century ago, on August 11, 1956, an Oldsmobile convertible driven by Jackson Pollock, who was drunk, hit a tree in the Springs, killing the artist and a passenger . . . Pollock, like other doomed artists and martyrs to fame in his era . . . advanced and, by destroying himself, oddly consecrated America’s postwar cultural ascendancy. Sometimes a new, renegade sensibility really takes hold only when somebody is seen to have died for it.
Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker

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