FOR THE SEVENTH GENERATION An artistic strategy for the ocean’s survival The One-Mile Pano-Mural of the Washington, Oregon and California Coast
Call for Artists $500 honorarium for each participating artist no entry fee
Exhibition Opens August 2nd
Applications for the show will be available Tuesday May 8th. Questions to EJartcenter@gmail.com John Teply, Director
What is the “Seventh Generation”? There are societies that acknowledge the needs of the next seven generations and base their decisions on those needs.
Our coastline is a national treasure, one equal in richness to any national park. For this reason, 1,320 artists are joining to create For the Seventh Generation, a free-standing, mile-long painting dedicated to ocean protection. When the panomural is complete, every mile of the California, Oregon, and Washington coastline will be represented by an artist who has created a four-foot section of the total mural – conceptually a continuous landscape, a panorama of the western coastline. The ocean is continually under threat. Pollution, coastal development, and over fishing all tax the health of its finite system. Without our strong environmental conscience and a voice to express it, threats to the ocean will be left unchallenged and its health subject to the whim and manipulations of politics and industry. This project, extending through the twenty-first century, provides such a voice.
Project Overview How it works – each person chooses a mile, to revisit and paint each year, joining a system of self-sustaining coastal watchers. To be renewed annually, this process work gives the artist the opportunity to intellectually and emotionally connect with the land and to take the role of both sentinel and chronicler of a specific ocean location.
GOALS To create each year a one-mile, free-standing painting, a panorama that includes images from each mile of the California, Oregon and Washington coastline.
To create a system of ocean observers, so any untoward action on the ocean or its accompanying landscape will not go unnoticed.
To create a financially self-sustaining foundation for artists.
To generate money to create formats that foster critical discussion, as well as provide grants for appropriate groups and individuals.