Artists, Call for Entries: FAUNA

Posted on April 19, 2011 – 8:57 PM | by OldManFoster
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For the month of May, Tangent Gallery is requesting submissions for their group show Fauna, Saturday, May 14th and we wanted to pass on the info:

Zoologists and paleontologists use “fauna” to refer to a typical collection of animals found in a specific time or place, e.g. the “Sonoran Desert fauna” or the “Burgess shale fauna.” It also can refer to a given subset of the fauna of a given region, as in: “… the Amazon basin has a rich ant fauna…”

The name comes from Fauna, a Roman fertility and earth goddess, the Roman god Faunus, and the related forest spirits called Fauns. All three words are cognates of the name of the Greek god Pan, and panis is the Greek equivalent of fauna. Fauna is also the word for a book that catalogues the animals in such a manner. The term was first used by Linnaeus in the title of his 1747 work Fauna Suecica.

Open to interpretations and mediums
Please submit jpegs of image to:
Along w/image description and specs (H x W x L)
Looking forward to it!
Tangent Gallery
2900 Franklin Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95820

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    By Ianna on Apr 22, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks Tim!

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