Glass House Refractions (GHR), an invitational, site-responsive art exhibition, to be shown at the South Park Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. GHR is open to submissions from professional and amateur artists, and aims to give pictorial representation to the cultural diversity of the greater Buffalo region. All selected imagery will be printed on translucent vellum (with an adhesive back), and will be displayed on the inside walls of the Botanical Garden’s glass conservatory. Lighting will consist of the natural light of the conservatory. The original media of each image need not be digital or photographic, but all imagery must be submitted in digital form.

The curators are specifically interested in images that communicate past, present and future visions concerning the greater Buffalo region (pertaining, but not limited to: social, architectural and geological subjects). Since the windowpanes will double as frames and lighting devices, GHR will function as a two-dimensional menagerie. The curators therefore prefer isolated image-statements (ie. floating objects/ environments) to carefully resolved compositions. All imagery must be appropriate for the entire viewing public.

GHR is scheduled to run from May 13 to May 27, 2005, with an opening reception to be held on Friday, May 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

Submission Info:

Preliminary versions of artwork should be emailed in JPEG form (72 ppi--no larger than 450 X 300 points) by April 18, 4 PM. Include the title and original medium of the work, along with the intended scale for the final print (using a preferred minimum print resolution of 140 dpi) and send to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include a phone number where you may be reached. Call for work info as well as images of the conservatory are viewable at

The selected artists will then be notified and asked to send 1) the full sized digital files (on CD), and 2) a check or money order in the amount of the calculated print and processing cost for their artwork. The cost for printing will reflect the size of the printed imagery. Minimum printing cost (for an image with a short side of up to 11 inches) will be $15, which will cover materials and processing costs.

*Glass House Refractions is curated by four co-directors of the Formula art collective.

**Images and historic background about the conservatory can be accessed at Formula art collective/ Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens are accepting submissions for our upcoming exhibition:
"Glass House Refractions"
a Call for Work is available online at
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