The NEC has a booth at the North Country Fair where we will be hosting the second Annual Endangered Art show! We are asking the public to submit pieces of art depicting their favorite species that need protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Submitted art pieces will be shown in our booth at the North Country Fair, as well as posted on the NEC’s social media outlets and website. Art pieces can either be donated to the NEC or picked up at the NEC office after the Fair. Donated art pieces will be auctioned off at the North Country Fair, the money from which will be used to send the art and a letter to representatives in Washington, D.C. detailing the importance of the Endangered Species Act.
Art can be in any medium. Flat art should not exceed 8.5”X11” and three dimensional art should not exceed 12”X12”X12”. Art can be submitted with or without a frame. If the art comes without a frame, a protective sleeve will be used to prevent damage. To participate, mail your artwork to the NEC at PO Box 4259, Arcata, CA, 95518, or bring it into our office at 415 I St. in Arcata by September 6, 2018. Include your art piece, name, age, and contact information with your submission. Artwork can be rejected for any reason.
The Endangered Species Act is vital to the preservation of hundreds of species on our planet. Some species protected by this act even reside in Humboldt County! These include the western snowy plover, the tidewater goby and the Coho salmon. The Endangered Species Act has successfully saved many species since its enactment in 1973 including the bald eagle, California sea otter and the gray wolf. We need your support and artistry to help this act continue to be effective—without advocates for the ESA, it is in danger of being disbanded by the current administration. Help preserve our ecosystems and all of Earth’s inhabitants by participating in this years Endangered Art Show!
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