Project for the The 10th Northwest Biennial
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma WA
I gave the Tacoma Art Museum the following assignment to work with local organizations and environmental groups to create a collaborative project:
Locate a local environmental organization and a local realist landscape painting organization that are willing to participate in the project. Have representatives from the two groups meet and learn about what each group does. Have the painters make paintings of the site or sites that the environmental group is working to protect or restore. Exhibit the resulting paintings at the museum with wall labels crediting the artists but also including text by the environmental organization describing the particular sites and issues depicted in the paintings.