The American photographer DOUGLAS HERMAN, who spent two years in Tibet, Nepal, India and Southeast Asia, will present a FASCINATING exhibition of his photographs and photo images on DVD about Tibet, its people and their life in Tibet and in exile. An important feature of the show is the depiction of the non-violent, life-and-death struggle of the oppressed SIX MILLION Tibetan people suffering under the 50-year long reign of terror by the ONE BILLION strong Chinese communists.
An associated theme is the more general, universal theme "TO LIVE IN FREEDOM & PEACE". Paintings and sculptures depicting the various aspects of people's yearnings everywhere for freedom from tyrants and their desire to be left alone in peace.
We hope that this UNIQUE exhibition will include some of these: a) the construction of a 'PEACE MANDALA' by Tibetan monks at the Museum; b) display of an authentic 'thangka' painting by a Tibetan artist, created especially for our museum; c) speech by Jigme Norbu, a nephew of H.H. the Dalai Lama; d) speech by Dr. Larry Gerstein, president of the INTERNATIONAL TIBET INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT; e) a message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
We invite artists from the BUFFALO AREA and TORONTO, who have been in some way INSPIRED by the mysterious land of Tibet, the Himalayas, or the Tibetan people OR by the ideals of FREEDOM & PEACE to join us in this exhibition by showing ONE or TWO of their works at this double event, which opens on OCTOBER 7, 2004 at the Museum of European Art.
Only original paintings (in oil, acrylic, watercolors or mixed media), photographs and sculptures will be considered.
1) Artists accepted to participate will be invited to show ONE or TWO of their works at the exhibition. Deadline for application is August 31, 2004, but space is limited.
2) All artwork must be ready to hang and be delivered between September 1-7, 2004,between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., by appointment. We will NOT accept any deliveries after September 7, 2004.
3) All artwork must be accompanied by a label (in bold type) containing: artist's name, nationality and the year of birth; title of the work; media and year of completion, and price.
4) EXHIBITION FEES: PAINTINGS, up to 18 inches wide by 20 high, $ 40
SCULPTURES: $ 30 each
... AND one bottle of WHITE WINE & a plate of appetizers.
5) Each artist will receive 20 post-card invitations to invite their friends. We encourage you to bring as many friends as you like, but you are expected to bring at least 12 guests. RECEPTION is on the opening day, 6-8 p.m. Artists to arrive by 5 p.m if possible.
6) The Museum of European Art will receive commission of 25% if a work of art is sold either by the artist or by the Museum during the exhibition. Works shown at the exhibition and sold by the artist within 3 months to someone who attened the exhibition are also subject to the 25% commission. We will NOT be responsible for any damage or loss of your works.
Please fill out this form, and mail it with a photograph of the work you like to exhibit to: John Zavrel, MUSEUM OF EUROPEAN ART, 10545 Main Street, Clarence, New York 14031. Telephone (716) 759-6078 *** By e-mail, submit info and photo to email@example.com
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