Art & Science of Wells Gray


A Call for Contributed Work
In 1992, Thompson Rivers University established the Wells Gray Education and Research Centre. Located just outside the boundary of Wells Gray Provincial Park, the research centre has hosted hundreds of students and researchers on overnight, weekend, and multi-week stays. Whether in the form of oil paintings or scientific publications, Wells Gray has figured prominently in the work of people from TRU and around the world.
This year, in 2013, TRU will open the doors to our new field station, the Wells Gray TRU Wilderness Centre. To celebrate this event, and to commemorate 100 years since the discovery of famed Helmcken Falls by Europeans, we are calling for submissions of scholarship in all forms to be considered for inclusion in a web-based publication coming out later this year. This initiative is partly in support of Wells Gray World Heritage Year, a year-long series of events being co-hosted by TRU and the Wells Gray World Heritage Committee.
The Art and Science of Wells Gray will showcase a wide range of contributions celebrating this vast wilderness park: essays, short stories, personal or speculative essays, poetry, two-dimensional art (e.g., photographs, paintings, field sketches), sculpture, installations, plays, scholarly articles, and so on. This work should be accessible to a wide audience, and thus it’s use of technical language should be limited. All work will be juried or peer-reviewed by a committee of artists and researchers. Accepted submissions will be published online as The Art and Science of Wells Gray, Volume 1 in an Occasional Proceedings series sponsored by the Wells Gray TRU Wilderness Centre.
All work intended for inclusion in The Art and Science of Wells Gray should be submitted electronically to with the artist/scholar’s last name and the genre in the subject line (e.g., Smith_painting). Written work should be attached as a Word document, with text double-spaced. All visual work should be submitted as digital jpeg images. To limit the file size, please save digital images at 72dpi (or 750x500px). For all work, please name the digital copies using the artist’s surname. If multiple files are submitted, please follow the surname with an underscore, and number each file, e.g., hawkney_1.jpg. Images chosen for publication will be requested in higher resolution.
To be considered for Volume 1, submit before Sept 30, 2013. Earlier submission is encouraged. Publication of accepted work is predicated upon permission to use images and or excerpts of written work for educational purposes in support of Wells Gray Provincial Park’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Full credit will be given to the artist/scholar for such use.
For further info contact Lyn Baldwin – or Nancy Flood –

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About Shaleeta Harper

I am the Executive Director of the FBCW.

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