Yosemite Renaissance Exhibit and Competition
The Call to Artists for Yosemite Renaissance 35 will begin in June 2019.
Opening at the Yosemite Museum Gallery on Feb 21st, 2020
Celebrate Yosemite and the Sierra! Share your work!
The annual Yosemite Renaissance Exhibition offers artists inspired by Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada a unique opportunity to promote their work. The exhibit opens at the historic Yosemite National Park Museum Gallery in the heart of Yosemite Valley, then travels to other art centers across California.
For over 150 years, artists have played an important role in the establishment of our state and national parks, inspiring people to visit iconic natural sites, and to protect our natural resources. Yosemite Renaissance is dedicated to this ideal.
Philosophy and Approach
Subject matter must be related to the landscape, environment, wildlife and people of Yosemite National Park and the California Sierra Nevada region.
Both representational and non-representational submissions are allowed. We encourage artist who apply to celebrate the beauty and wonder of nature, but also to consider and explore environmental issues, ecology, biology, forestry, community, political, spiritual and cultural subjects.
Yosemite Renaissance encourages innovation. The mastery of traditional media, technical expertise, style and personal vision are important factors in the selection process, jurors will also consider the use of new tools, technologies and materials, and innovative applications of traditional media.
The nexus of the exhibit is Yosemite, but the scope of the show is much wider. The California Sierra Nevada range is home to three national parks, twenty wilderness areas, and two national monuments. The scope of the show includes Sequoia National Park, Kings Canyon, Sierra National Forest, Ansel Adams Wilderness, Lake Tahoe Mono Lake, Bodie, the White Mountains, regional foothills, and regional communities. The area is huge, consisting of hundreds of thousands of acres of rugged peaks, deep valleys, forests, chaparral, deserts, lakes and streams. If your work is inspired by these places, it will be considered.
$5,000 in cash awards will be announced at the opening reception at the Yosemite National Park Museum Gallery.
If you are interested in helping us by sponsoring this exhibit, please call or email and we will provide additional information.