We are looking for ADULT AND STUDENT artists to submit conceptual sketches of large-scale sculptures to be considered for the next Art to Rescue the River installations. The project is based on Washed Ashore and is meant to bring awareness of the problem of plastic pollution in the Roanoke River and other local waterways to the public. Sculptures must be of an animal species native to Virginia and incorporate recycled materials such as plastic bottles, tires, plastic bags and other trash that is typically found in river clean-ups. Sculptures must be durable and weather proof, as they will be displayed outdoors. This project has been made possible by funding from the Roanoke Arts Commission.
To be considered for this project, artists must submit a brief description of how the sculpture will be constructed, along with a sketch or sketches of the concept. Please send proposals to:
Mill Mountain Zoo
c/o Bambi Godkin
PO Box 8159
Roanoke, VA 24014
Submissions can also be dropped off at Mill Mountain Zoo or Clean Valley Council, 1327 Grandin Rd. SW, Roanoke (inside the Colab).
For inspiration, join Roanoke Stormwater, Clean Valley and Deschutes for their next clean up at Tinker Creek on August 10th from 8am-12pm.