17 Mar 2023

Compete Beyond the Horizon: Explorations of Landscape

Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center Solomons, Maryland, United States

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: April 30, 2023 – Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center (Solomons, MD) invites emerging and established artists to submit original artworks to ‘Beyond the Horizon: Explorations of Landscape’, a showcase for a diverse range of contemporary landscape art. The artists featured in the exhibit explore the natural world in new and innovative ways, often pushing the boundaries of traditional landscape art.

Contemporary landscape can take many forms, from realistic and representational works that capture the beauty of the natural world to more abstract and conceptual pieces that use the landscape as a means of exploring broader themes related to identity, culture, human impact, and politics. Unlike traditional landscape art, which often sought to capture a realistic and idealized representation of the landscape, contemporary landscape art often challenges our assumptions and expands our understanding of this fundamental aspect of the human experience to allow viewers to interact with the landscape in new ways.

This exhibition will be open to the public in the Main Gallery from June 9 to August 27, 2023. The Main Gallery can accommodate floor, wall, and ceiling installations. Internet and electricity is available. Delivery door dimensions are 8’ x 8’.

All media will be considered, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, performance, glass, fiber, digital, photography, installation, mixed media, and new genres. All works must be made within the last four years. Artists must be 18 years or older.

Carolyn Russo, Curator of Art, National Air and Space Museum.

Annmarie will present cash awards to outstanding work. Jurors will review installed works in person or virtually (not application images) for award selection. If possible, selection will occur prior to the exhibit opening and awards will be presented at the Annmarie After Hours Opening Reception. Award amounts are contingent upon funding.

Our exhibit application will allow you to submit up to 4 works for a $25.00 non-refundable fee.



  • Deadline to apply: April 30 by 11:00 EST
  • Notification of decision: May 12
  • Delivery of artwork: May 30 – June 4
  • Annmarie After Hours Opening: June 9 from 5 – 7 pm
  • Exhibit: June 9 – August 27
  • Artwork Pickup and Return Shipping: August 28 – September 3

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.

The garden also 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 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
t. 410-326-4640

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Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 03 March thru April, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards and Exhibition - Group.

Opportunity expires in 36 days.

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