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Art Show: Squid (& Other Deep Sea Monsters)

Prospectus and Entry Instructions

Exhibit Entries accepted from 3/1/2009 to 3/31/2009.

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The deep sea… The Abyssal Zone. It is the largest habitat on earth and it is mostly unexplored. It is dark and it is cold and the pressure at such depths is crushing. It is also home to a great deal of life. The creatures that exist here have adapted to survival in this environment in many ways. Some have adapted phosphorescence for hunting and communication. Another common feature among the creatures of the abyss and we are not sure why this is, is gigantism. One example of this is the mysterious Giant Squid.

The Giant Squid is found in most of the world’s oceans. It is one of the largest creatures to inhabit the seas. It is also one of the most elusive denizens of the deep. Most of what we know of the Giant Squid comes from smaller specimens tangled in nets and parts of larger animals found in nets and washed up on beaches. It has been the subject of myths, sailor’s tales and science fiction. It is the hunter and the hunted – both by whales and scientists. The Giant Squid captured our imagination when we first took our boats into deeper water and we are still enthralled.

Squid (& Other Deep Sea Monsters), while focusing on The Giant Squid, is a show for all creatures that live in the Mesopelagic, Bathypelagic, Abyssopleagic and Hadopelagic Zones of the ocean. Squid (& Other Deep Sea Monsters) is open to any and all media. An artist’s statement is required for your work to be eligible. This statement should include information on the materials and process you used to create your entry, the name of the creature depicted in your entry and something about it; where it lives, how it obtains food, unique characteristics, etc. Also tell us why you chose your creature and why you created or depicted it in the manner that you did. This information increases understanding of your work and significantly enhances the experience for the viewer. If texture or other small elements are pivotal to the piece, detail shots are encouraged. Eligible entries need to meet all points of the prospectus. If you have any questions regarding the prospectus and its requirements, please send them to

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