Nevada County’s Wild & Scenic Film Fest seeking art entries for 2018 |

Nevada County’s Wild & Scenic Film Fest seeking art entries for 2018

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, in collaboration with Nevada County Arts, is once again inviting artists to submit environmental artwork for possible inclusion at the 2018 Wild & Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City and Grass Valley during the film festival scheduled for Jan. 11-15.

“We are seeking environmental artwork that delivers a meaningful message,” said Eliza Tudor, executive director for Nevada County Arts. “There are a host of talented artists who are passionate about the environment, and we’re excited to give them an opportunity to showcase their best.”

Selected artists will have the opportunity to exhibit their work in front of environmental filmmakers, celebrities, social activists and more than 7,500 festival attendees, according to a release. Artists will also be considered for awards in three categories: two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and photography. Venues in Nevada City and Grass Valley have been selected as display partners for the event.

Artists can enter up to five pieces per entry in a single category. The final deadline to apply is Nov. 1, but discounts are available for earlier submissions. An early bird deadline (for a reduced submission fee of $20) is Sept. 15. Timely submissions (between Sept. 16 and Oct. 15) are $30 per entry. Extended submissions (Oct. 16 through Nov. 1) are available for $45. The entry fee for student artists (up to 19 years of age) is $5. For more information or to register online, go to

“Wild & Scenic uses environmental and adventure film to inspire activism and we are seeking art submissions that do the same,” said Melinda Booth, film festival director. “Artists are encouraged to submit pieces that address a broad interpretation of the theme of ‘environment.’ The featured artwork enhances the immersive nature of the festival experience.”

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