Cambridge Outdoors

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Call for Artists and Photographers

Updated 8/29/17

Call for Artists

(See below for our Call for Photographers)

The Cambridge Wildlife Puppetry Project (CWPP)  seeks Cambridge artists between the ages of 14 and 20 to create an images of  particular local animal species scheduled to be portrayed in our wildlife trading cards series.  If you are selected, a commission of $60.00 will be paid for the right to use your artwork. You must be a Cambridge, Massachusetts resident, or a student at a Cambridge secondary school, to submit your portfolio for review. Email cambridgewildlifepuppets (at) gmail (dot) com with an inquiry and examples of your most relevant work, or a link to online images of your work.

Pro bono donations of artwork by adult artists and naturalists may also be sought at times; needs will be posted here as they occur.

Card 1 Great Blue Heron. Status: Published. Youth Artist, Megan Kelliher (CRLS). Print run 500. Distributed at 2016 Honk! Parade, 2017 Cambridge Science Festival (Science Carnival), 2017 Fresh Pond Day, and 2017 Cambridge River Festival.

Card 2. Wandering Glider Dragonfly. Status: Published. Artist, Jennifer Smith-Little. Print run 500. Distributed at 2016 Honk! Parade, 2017 Cambridge Science Festival (Science Carnival), 2017 Fresh Pond Day, and 2017 Cambridge River Festival.

Card 3. Raccoon. Status: In process. Artist, Raúl the Third, illustrator of Low Riders in Space.

Card 4. Red-winged Blackbird. Status: In process. Artist, Amireh Rezaei-Kamalabad.

Current Need:

We have four openings for youth artists as of September 14, 2017. We are accepting inquiries and portfolios at this time.


Call for Photographers.

(See above for our Call for Artists)

Local photographers of any age, please email CambridgeWildlifePuppets (at) gmail (dot) com to indicate your interest. At this time, we appreciate permission to publish your image of the particular species we seek on our trading cards without payment. We have a strong preference for photographs taken within Cambridge city limits; in almost all cases. we can meet this need amongst our guest photographers.

Current Needs:

Coleomegilla maculata, Spotted Lady Beetle

Please email cambridgewildlifepuppets (at) gmail (dot) com if you have photographed this species within Cambridge city limits.

Please check this page periodically for revisions to this call. as our wildlife trading card series requests, payment arrangements, and guidelines for artists may vary from card to card.



Cambridge Wildlife Trading Cards are supported in part by a grant from these agencies:

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