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Call for Artists

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State parks in the Sandhills region are home to over 30 species of amphibians! Celebrate Leap Year with art, guided hikes, lectures and more.

Disappearing Frogs Project creates interactive art installations to raise awareness of the trending decline of amphibian populations. We invite all professional and emerging artists who care about art, parks and conservation to share. Performance art welcomed.

Artwork will be displayed February 12-29, 2016, at Weymouth Woods Nature Preserve and March 25-April 9, 2016 at Raven Rock State Park.

Submission Specifications

Sizes: 4”x4”, 8”x8”, and 4”x8” for paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography and written word. For hangability, adhere art to sturdy surface the size of the image. No border needed.

Labeling: On the back of the art include artists’ name, studio or school affiliation (optional), address, telephone number, email and a brief description of entry. For youth category (16 & under), please include age.

Submission Dates

Artwork and Submission Form can be delivered in person at either Weymouth Woods Nature Preserve or Raven Rock State Park by Monday, February 8, 2016, or via mail to Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve, 1024 Fort Bragg Rd, Southern Pines, NC 28387.

For questions, please contact:

Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve
(910) 692-2167
weymouth.woods@ncparks.gov
or
Raven Rock State Park
Phone: (910) 893-4888
raven.rock@ncparks.gov

Submissions are donated and become part of the Disappearing Frogs Project traveling exhibit and may be sold at the February (Weymouth Woods) or April (Raven Rock) exhibitions with 100% of sales supporting the Amphibian Survival Alliance, amphibians.org. The ASA is a Fiscally Sponsored Program of Global Wildlife Conservation, a registered 501 (c)(3).

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First Day Hike a HUGE Success!

Raven Rock had the second most popular First Day Hike event in NC State Parks again this year with 225 participants! NC State Parks held hikes statewide with nearly 3,500 hikers overall.

The first hike of the day saw 89 hikers and 11 dogs. The second hike of the day saw over 100 hikers! We love that you love this park!

Check out the press coverage we got on this too from the Raleigh News and Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article52653400.html, and the Sanford Herald on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BAC_MyUBzsG/

Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves, and the ranger leading the hikes provided lots of great information on trails, flora and fauna.

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