Thursday, February 12, 2009

Calls for Art Entries for the BUTTERFLY PROJECT

I received the below call for art entries the other day, which I believe is a very worth cause for all artist....since it relates to FREEDOM, which is a concept so near and dear to most artist's minds. You might recall the book, " I never saw another butterfly" by Hana Volavkova, which is still available in paperback. describes the contents,"Fifteen thousand children under the age of fifteen passed through the Terezin Concentration Camp. Fewer than 100 survived. In these poems and pictures drawn by the young inmates, we see the daily misery of these uprooted children, as well as their hopes and fears, their courage and optimism."

search the title on the amazon search box to the upper right of the blog.

This looks like a great project and the deadline is far away, so there is NO EXCUSE even for hardcore procrastinators like MYSELF!!! LOL! If you are contributing to this project, I would love to post your entries on my blog...I will post mine as soon as I finish it....and I promise it will not end up in a UFO heap!!!

(read the entry requirements below this post)

wishing you all a day of FREEDOM to pursue CREATIVITY....

Deadline: June 30, 2011 (RECEIVE} & (Hand Deliver)

The Butterfly Project
The Holocaust Museum
Houston, TX
Spring 2012

In an effort to remember them, Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies.

The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2012, for all to remember.

As of Summer 2008, we have already collected an estimated 400,000 butterflies.

Please facilitate the “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” activity and create as many handmade arts-and-crafts butterflies as possible. This project may be completed by all ages as individuals or groups.

Butterflies should be no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches.
Butterflies may be of any medium the artist chooses, but two-dimensional submissions are preferred.
Glitter should not be used.
Food products (cereal, macaroni, candy, marshmallows or other perishables) also should not be used.
If possible, e-mail a photograph of your butterflies, to

Please send or bring your butterflies to the Museum by June 30, 2011, with the following information included:

Your name,
Your organization or school,
Your address,
Your e-mail address, and
The total number of butterflies sent.

Mail or bring your butterflies to:

Holocaust Museum Houston
Butterfly Project
Education Department
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004

For questions or additional information, please e-mail

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