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Gallery seeks submissions for sturgeon art exhibition

Artists are encouraged to let sturgeons become their muse for an upcoming exhibit.

The Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo Museum and Vancouver Island University’s International Centre for Sturgeon Studies partnered to hold the exhibit Ancients Among Us: The Art and Science of Sturgeon. Artists are asked to interpret the theme and explore issues related to the history, biology, ecology, economy and/or mythology.

The exhibit will be displayed at the Nanaimo Art Gallery downtown from July 5 to Aug. 4 to coincide with the seventh International Symposium on Sturgeon, taking place at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre July 21-25.

Artists are asked to send an image or video of the work, original artwork won’t be accepted. They must also send a description of the piece, maximum 200 words; a short artist bio; the dimensions of the work and installation specifications and its retail value.

Pieces will be for sale at the discretion of the artists. Artists will receive 60 per cent of the sale price and the remainder will be shared between the International Centre for Sturgeon Studies and the Nanaimo Art Gallery.

The deadline for exhibit submission is June 1 and can be made by e-mailing submission@nanaimogallery.ca.

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