Competitions Escape: Art on Vacation
U.S. National Deadline: April 3, 2017 – Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, in Association with the Smithsonian Institution, announces a call for artists for its upcoming national juried exhibition, ‘Escape: Art on Vacation’. All media welcome; small to large-scale installations; new media encouraged; indoor and outdoor works accepted; cash awards to be presented.
Taking a holiday, a long weekend, or just a little R&R can be the key to renewing your soul and refreshing your spirit. Whether an artist’s retreat, or a family getaway — traveling to a new place often generates feelings of wonder, joy and inspiration. What do you create while on vacation? Do you partake in a specialized local craft or take time to polish and hone your own work? Do you document your travels in an art journal or photograph your way through a country? Where do you go to get a little R&R? The jury seeks artwork that embodies the spirit of adventure, the love of travel, and the artistic inspiration found abroad. Show us your happy place!
The exhibition will take place May 26 – August 27, 2017, at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland – about an hour from the Baltimore-Washington metro area.
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie is a thirty-acre sculpture garden and arts center located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. The sculpture garden features a walking path that meanders through the forest, past permanent and loaned sculpture, including more than forty works on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Our museum-grade exhibition spaces include: The Main Gallery: a 4000 sq. ft. indoor exhibition space. Accommodates floor, wall, and ceiling mounts; and the Kay Daugherty Gallery: a 3300 sq.ft exhibition space; accommodates floor, wall and ceiling mounts.
Annmarie will present cash awards to outstanding work. Jurors will review installed works (not application images) for award selection.
Artists must submit a $25 non-refundable entry fee for up to four entries.
See complete rules and easy online entry form.
Works selected for exhibition cannot be removed before the end of the exhibition. Should a sale resulting from the exhibition occur, Annmarie will retain a 40% commission of the listed sale price.
Deadline to apply: April 3, 3017
Notification of decision: April 14, 2017
Delivery of artwork: May 17-21, 2017
Annmarie After Hours Opening: May 26, 2017, 5-8pm
Exhibit: May 26 – August 27, 2017
Artwork Return/Pick-up: August 28-September 3, 2017
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie is a located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. The garden presents a variety of special events, gallery shows, and engaging public art programs throughout the year. The Studio School offers creative classes taught by a talented faculty. The award-winning Murray Arts Building, is a 15,000 sq.ft. museum-grade exhibition space that includes two large galleries, a gift shop, the artLAB, and a sunny patio that offers lovely views of the outdoor sculpture.
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
In Association with the Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 99, 13480 Dowell Road
Dowell (Solomons), MD 20629
Gallery hours: T-F 2-7pm, Sat.12-5pm.