Light and Shadow: A creative response to the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Light & Shadow: A Creative Response to the 2017 Solar Eclipse
August 18-30,
Curated by Eva F King and Debi Henry Danielson

The Murray Art Guild will present the exhibit “Light & Shadow: A Creative Response to the 2017 Solar Eclipse” in August, 2017, in the Guild Gallery.  On August 21, 2017 the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States in nearly 4 decades (since 1979) will occur. For 2 minutes and 40 seconds the moon will block the sun, turning daylight to darkness and revealing the sun’s shimmering crown. A swath of western Kentucky will have a great viewing of this occurrence. As an artist, how do you respond in anticipation of this event?

Area artists (over the age of 18) are invited to submit one or two pieces for consideration for this exhibit.  Please remember the work must be inspired by the solar eclipse. All media accepted, including 2D and 3D visual art, prose, spoken word poetry, etc.

If interested, please email digital images of your work to the Murray Art Guild by July 18th. For each entry, include the following:  artist's name, title of work, medium, dimensions, sale price or NFS.

Send Digital entries to: (please note “ECLIPSE”  in subject line).


Deadlines and important dates are as follows:

July 18:                                  Digital entries submitted
July 25:                                  Notification of accepted works
August 15:                             Delivery of accepted works to the MAG
August 18:                             Show Opens
August 20:                            Reception, 2-4pm (solar eclipse glasses available to first 30 attendees!)
August 30:                            Show Closes
August 31:                             Pick-up of work at the MAG


Thank you for considering this request. We look forward to seeing your entries!

If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact MAG office.