This international collaboration will be exhibited at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge on Kodiak Island, Alaska in 2010. I hope to find other cities around the world that are interested in hosting this exhibit and drawing attention the importance of the health and sustainability of our oceans worldwide. This project has the potential to bring a tactile and diverse representation of tide pools to people who might not have otherwise experienced the marvel of exploring the thriving biodiversity found in tidal waters.
Submissions may be no smaller than 2 inches and no larger than 6 inches in any direction. Artists may work in any textile discipline (i.e. knitting, felting, sewing, crochet) and are encouraged to create 3 dimensional works OR 2 dimensional surfaces with raised detailing and embellishment. Recycled materials are also acceptable, as garbage and debris pose a threat to coastal wildlife that ingest or otherwise become entangled in discarded trash and lost fishing gear.
All objects received will be documented online at www.tidepoolproject.com with credit given to artists and links to blogs or websites. Please include your name, city/state/country where you reside, email address and URL you would like us to link to. There is no limit to the number of objects that can be submitted. Submissions become the property of the International Textile Tide Pool Project. Deadline for submissions is January 15th, 2010.
Please mail all submissions to:
TIDE POOL PROJECT
c/o Elizabeth O'Donnell
P.O. Box 3075
Kodiak Island, Alaska
or email for more information: