Calling all artists!
Many fisheries professionals combine their passion for science and the environment with art, and we want to showcase this connection at the World Fisheries Congress! Whether you are an amateur or professional, if you produce art that is inspired by fish, fisheries, or the aquatic environment, consider submitting an artwork to be shown as a part of this exciting exhibit.
The trade show hall at the World Fisheries Congress (WFC) will feature an artwork exhibit reflecting the theme of “Fish and Fisheries at the Food-Water-Energy Nexus.” Registered WFC attendees, local artists, and other interested parties are eligible to submit one artwork to be considered for the exhibition. All types of visual art are welcome, including but not limited to painting, mixed media, photography, textile/fabric, jewelry, graphic/vector, and sculpture. Entries via the form below are due by January 31, 2024. Due to limited space, we regret that we will not be able to accept all submitted artworks. Submitted artworks will be reviewed by a committee, and artists selected for the exhibition will be notified via email by February 16, 2024. Additional details regarding art drop off, display, and pick up will be provided at that time.
We understand it may not be feasible to transport artwork while traveling to the WFC, so there are two options to display artworks in the exhibit:
1) Digital Display – A photo of your artwork will be shown on a computer monitor and will be part of a rotating slide show. Photos must be high-resolution (suggested 150 dpi and long-edge resolution of 1,500 pixels). Photos should include the artist’s name. Other information can also be included as desired, such as contact information, QR code, and/or social media handles. Digital art will not be retained for future use.
2) Physical Display – Artwork will be shown in the trade show hall of the WFC as part of the art exhibit. Artwork must be prepared for display on a standing easel, table, or pedestal. No artworks may hang from the walls or ceiling. Easels and tables will be provided at the WFC. If displaying on a pedestal, the artist must provide the pedestal. Artwork must be no larger than 44 inches (112 centimeters) in any direction. Artwork will be properly credited and other information can be displayed with the artwork as desired, such as contact information, QR code, and/or social media handles. Artists are welcome to bring materials to secure their artworks to the easel/table if desired. Drop off for artworks will be Sunday, March 3rd from 3–6 pm, and pick up will be Wednesday, March 6th from 1–3 pm.
- Submissions must be original creations of the artist.
- Artwork must be related to the WFC theme of “Fish and Fisheries at the Food-Water-Energy Nexus.”
- Artworks are for display only and not to be listed for sale at the WFC. However, you are welcome to provide your contact info, business card, QR code, and/or social media handles to be displayed with the artwork. If you would like to sell artworks at the WFC, please register as a vendor in the trade show.
- The subject matter of the submitted artwork should be suitable for a general audience and children. Artwork deemed inappropriate for a general audience will not be accepted.
Terms and Conditions:
- Submission of an artwork implies consent for display and promotion. Artworks will be displayed in an area where photography and video recording may occur. We reserve the right to use properly credited photographs of exhibited work on the WFC website, social media, or for promotional purposes.
- Artwork included in the WFC Art Exhibit will be secured at night in the locked trade show hall. During daytime hours, the trade show hall will be open to registered attendees, and the exhibit will be unmonitored. Neither the American Fisheries Society nor the World Council of Fisheries Societies is responsible for the loss or damage to any artwork included in the exhibition. Submitting an artwork for consideration implies agreement on the part of the artist with this condition.
- Fire, theft, liability, and extended coverage insurance are not provided by the American Fisheries Society, World Council of Fisheries Societies, or Hyatt Regency Seattle. Exhibitors may obtain such coverage at their own expense. Exhibitor remains responsible for all property brought into the conference facilities and shall bear the sole risk of loss for that property. Exhibitor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the American Fisheries Society, the World Council of Fisheries Societies, the Hyatt Regency Seattle, and their agents and employees from any damages caused by theft or other perils normally covered by extended coverage, liability, theft, or fire policies. Exhibitor shall indemnify and hold harmless the American Fisheries Society, the World Council of Fisheries Societies, the Hyatt Regency Seattle, their agents and employees, and co-sponsoring agencies for all claims, losses, liability, or damages for injury, death, or property damage that may arise from activities of the exhibitor, its employees, agents, invitees, and licensees.
- Should any litigation arise out of this activity, the exhibitor shall pay all costs and reasonable attorney’s fees incurred by the American Fisheries Society or the World Council of Fisheries Societies, if the American Fisheries Society or the World Council of Fisheries Societies are the prevailing party.
To submit an artwork for consideration, please fill in the form above. Submissions are due by January 31, 2024. One submission per person, please.