Competitions Of a Feather: Birds in Art
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U.S. National Deadline: March 26, 2018 – Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, in Association with the Smithsonian Institution, announces a call for entries for ‘Of a Feather: Birds in Art’.
Join us as we explore the wonderful, wild world of birds! With dazzling displays of colorful plumage and a myriad of lively birdsong, it’s no wonder our feathered friends have fascinated birdwatchers for centuries. The jury seeks artwork that captures the vibrant spirit of aviary life, portraying beauty, diversity and detail of the birds that fill our skies.
On display May 25 – August 26, 2018.
All media welcome; small to large-scale works sought; indoor and outdoor works to be included. The exhibition is open to artists age 18 and older working in the U.S.
Annmarie will present cash awards to outstanding work. Jurors will review installed works (not application images) for award selection.
Annmarie exhibit are typically juried by a 1-2 member panel; typically, one member of the panel is drawn from the Smithsonian Institution. Artists will be selected based on skill, technique, and originality.
Artists must submit a $25 non-refundable entry fee for up to four entries.
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: March 26, 2018
Notification: April 4, 2018
Delivery of Artwork: May 9 – 13, 2018
Opening Reception: May 25, 2018, 5-8pm
Artwork Return/Pickup: August 27 – September 3, 2018
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie is a 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 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.