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Art Show: Creation Myths

Prospectus and Entry Instructions

Exhibit Entries accepted from 6/1/2008 to 6/30/2008.

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"In the beginning there was the void." Norse

"In the beginning , the heavens and earth were still one and all was chaos." Chinese

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Judeo-Christian

"In the beginning the earth was a bare plain." Australian Aboriginal

"In the beginning, there was only Mangala." Mande/Yourba/Cameroon

They don't always begin with the words "In the beginning" but all creation myths deal with beginning of the world and how mankind came to be. How this happens, how long it takes to happen and why it happens varies from myth to myth but the importance of these stories to the cultures from which they come is indisputable. It is their meaning and beauty that are universal.

This is a juried show that is limited to members of EBSQ Juried Artists.

Any and all media may be used to create your entry. An artistís statement is required. Please tell us about the creation myth you have choosen - where it's from and a brief synopsis of the story. Your entry should be related directly to the myth you have chosen and how your entry relates to the myth should be included in your artist's statement. This is particularly important if your work is abstract. Your statement should aslo include why you chose the myth you chose, the materials you used and how you created your entry. If texture or other small elements are pivotal to your piece, please include any necessary detail shots. All points of the prospectus should be met. If you have any questions regarding the prospectus and its requirements, please send them to

This is a Juried Show

Juror: Dan Duhrkoop

Juror's Statement

All of us, as artists, have an instinctive understanding of what it means to create. It's very fitting, then, that artists take an active role in describing how the world (and everything that lives on it) came to be.

Juror's Choice:

The Water Teems by Carolyn Schiffhouer

The Water Teems by Carolyn Schiffhouer

Of all the entries, I felt that Carolyn's artwork most clearly showed the moment where "nothing" becomes "something." Its energy and movement drew me in from the first moment I saw it.

Plus 3 Honorable Mentions:

Eve by Peggy Garr

Eve by Peggy Garr

The fact that Peggy painted Eve in a world with brilliantly tempestuous skies made me feel like I was looking at a world still shuddering from the aftermath of its own creation.

Adam Bites the Apple by Mark Satchwill

Adam Bites the Apple by Mark Satchwill

This image was taken from the traditional Genesis story - Mark picked the perfect moment to depict and did so in a great illustrative style.

First Woman by Naquaiya

First Woman by Naquaiya

I really enjoyed reading about the Huron creation myth for the first time and seeing how Naquaiya represented it. The two birds and the first woman are simply, yet beautifully, drawn.

-Dan Durhkoop

About the Juror

After diving headlong into the internet in 2006 to start (a prominent how-to website for artists) Dan Duhrkoop has become increasingly convinced that the future of art lies online. As a result, this graphic designer turned oil painter turned art coach now splits his time between painting, writing, consulting, and searching for new ways for artists to use the internet to further their careers.

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