Call Out to Artists- ‘Never Alone’ Exhibition June 11-30, 2013

CALL OUT FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

‘Never Alone’ Exhibition June 11-30, 2013

Curated by Sacramento Prisoner Support

Dear Artist,

This year on June 11 – the International Day of Solidarity with Eric McDavid, Marie Mason & Long Term Anarchist Prisoners – we are launching an online collaborative exhibition of art works inspired by the subject of the day. It will serve as an avenue not only for fundraising for these political prisoners, but as a way to reach out informatively to a broad audience on issues of earth & animal liberation and state captivity. We would love to invite you to contribute an artwork to this exhibition.

June 11 started back in 2004 as the International Day of Solidarity with Jeff ‘Free’ Luers, an eco-prisoner sentenced to 22+ years in prison in Oregon (U.S.) for an act of arson against 3 SUV’s in an effort to highlight the threat of climate change. This threat is now widely recognised, as was the incredibly unjust sentence that Jeff received. An international campaign of support had a massive impact on the fact that Jeff’s sentence was ultimately reduced to 10 years. By the time he was released in 2009 many other activists in the U.S. had been locked up in prison for standing up for a better world. Two of these prisoners – Eric McDavid and Marie Mason – had been sentenced to 20 and 22 years respectively. Both were sentenced severely for their willingness to fight for a world without oppression – be that of the earth, other animals, or our human communities. For more information on their cases please see the extra information added to this letter.

We are very excited to be inviting a range of incredibly talented artists to contribute, whose art regularly touches on themes of liberation, wilderness and political action. We are very interested in contributions of original work, prints and small sculptures, and any other ideas that artists may have. Please feel free to get in touch and discuss with us any ideas you might have.

The exhibition will be run on a specifically designed website, from June 11-30. It will be promoted heavily through our support networks, social media, and through other June 11 events being organised around the world. Artists involved would need to be able to provide suitable images of their artwork/s, as well as details of the dimenions, medium/s and price (incl. postage within the U.S). We are hoping that any artists involved will be willing to contribute between 100-70% of the sale of any artworks at the exhibition, with funds raised going directly to the support funds of Marie Mason and Eric McDavid. We would also require aritsts to be responsible for posting any sold artworks to the purchaser, with those costs being reimbursed to you by the collective.

If you have any questions please don’t hesistate to get in touch. Expressions of interest close on May 1st, 2013. We really hope to hear from you if you are interested in contributing, and look forward to working with you!

In solidarity,

Sacramento Prisoner Support

neveraloneexhibit@gmail.com