Call for Artists
Nov 03, 2011 05:29PM
● By Anonymous
Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely, Md., will sponsor its thirteenth annual Art Competition, to exhibit in February and March 2012. The theme of the competition—Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore—celebrates the Arboretum’s mission of conservation. The Leon Andrus Award, in honor of the Arboretum’s first benefactor, will be given to the competition’s winner. A second-place award will also be given.
The competition is open to all original two- and three-dimensional fine arts, including outdoor sculpture and installations. The show will be juried by Erik Neil, Executive Director of the Academy Art Museum, Easton, Md. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 14, 2012. Digital images of up to three pieces of art by each artist may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions should include title, medium, dimensions (maximum of 6 feet in any directions, excluding outdoor sculpture), and artist’s name and address.and should reflect or interpret broadly the show’s theme of wild nature and landscapes of the Mid-Atlantic coastal plain region.
The artists of work selected will be contacted by Jan. 26 to submit the original art ready to hang by Feb. 11. The exhibit will open Feb. 14 and will run through March 25, with a reception on Sat., Feb. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. There is no fee for the competition, but artists are responsible for all shipping expenses. Selected artists may be considered for future exhibits at the Arboretum.
For more information, visit http://www.adkinsarboretum.org/programs_events/art.html, call 410-634-2847, extension 0 or send e-mail to email@example.com.
The competition is part of Adkins Arboretum’s ongoing exhibition series of work on natural themes by regional artists, supported in part by the Caroline County Council of Arts.
Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.
12610 Eveland Road, PO Box 100
Ridgely, MD 21660