15 Nov 2023

Compete Metamorphosis: Recycled, Repurposed, Reimagined

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

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: December 10, 2023 -Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center invites emerging and established artists to submit original artworks to ‘Metamorphosis: Recycled, Repurposed, Reimagined.’

This exhibition seeks to inspire environmentally sustainable artmaking through found objects, creative reuse, and upcycled art. By repurposing by-products, waste materials, or unwanted objects and transforming them into something with more perceived and artistic value, we encourage artists to explore environmental themes, engage in social commentary, implore a call to action, or infuse realism, emotion, or humor in their work. Artwork in this show is meant to be eye-opening, engaging, thought-provoking, inspiring, poetic, and even sometimes playful and optimistic. How are contemporary artists engaging with objects in a world overrun with too much stuff?

This exhibition will be open to the public in the Kay Daugherty Gallery of Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, from February 9 to April 21, 2024. It will be a primary feature at our Earth Arts Fest on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Short-term paid residencies are available to artists accepted into the Metamorphosis show for this unique outdoor eco-art festival.

Artwork for Metamorphosis: Recycled, Repurposed, Reimagined must include a repurposed material as a primary medium. 2-D and 3-D artwork will be considered. Outdoor artwork is also welcome. All work must be created within the last four years. Artists must be 18 years or older.

JUROR: to be announced

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



  • Deadline to apply: December 10, 2023
  • Notification of decision: December 29
  • Delivery of artwork: Jan 24-28, 2024. Annmarie After Hours Opening: October 13, 5-7pm, 2023
  • Exhibit: February 9 – April 21, 2024
  • Artwork Pickup and Return Shipping: April 22-28, 2024

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 11 Nov thru Dec and Open to U.S. Artists Only. Benefits: Exhibition - Group.

Opportunity expires in 7 days.

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