27 Jun 2018

Competitions Out on a Limb

Foundry Art CentreSaint Charles, Missouri, United States

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Opportunity Description

International Deadline: July 16, 2018 – The theme of this Foundry Art Centre’ exhibition will be trees, inviting artists to portray one of the planet’s most important and beautiful resources. We encourage artists to seek out trees in any season, and depict whatever aspect of them they find most engaging and inspiring whether the entire tree, a leaf, branch, fruit, flower or seed.

This exhibition explores two branches of the same tree. The first is the Botanical Art Branch. Artists are invited to engage in the traditional art of creating botanically accurate 2-D portrayals of trees in hand applied media. The second branch of this call is the Open Media Branch: botanically inspired 2D or 3D pieces depicting tree subjects or created from materials derived from trees (wood, bark, etc.).

This exhibition will be hung in conjunction with Out of the Woods – Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens, The New York Botanical Garden Third Triennial, an international juried traveling exhibition of artwork by members of the American Society of Botanical Artists. All works in this exhibition depict specimen trees among the living collections of botanical gardens and arboreta around the world.

Open to all artists 18 years & older, worldwide, both amateur & professional, working in all styles & schools of thought. This includes alternative and traditional artwork.

All media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed and prepared to hang with all hardware readily attached. There is no minimum size requirement and larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84” x 71” doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height.

[1] “Going Solo ” Exhibition or $500
[2] $200 Juror’s Choice Awards

A maximum of 3 entries per artist may be submitted for consideration. Artists may submit entries the following ways: 1) through the FAC website using the online form, 2) on a CD or USB flashdrive (CD/flashdrive will not be returned), or 3) via e-mail. Visit us for details.

The Foundry Art Centre will retain a 35% commission on all sales directly attributed to the exhibition. Foundry Art Centre provides standard insurance at 50% of retail on all exhibited works while on premises. Artist is responsible for work in transit to and from.


  • All Entries Due | July 16
  • Notification of Accepted Work Mailed | August 31
  • Deadline for Receipt of Shipped Work | September 28
  • Deadline for Hand-Delivered Work | September 29 & 30
  • Exhibition Opens | October 5, 2018
  • Exhibition Closes | December 28
  • Pick-up of Artwork | December 29 & 30
  • Artwork Shipped | Week of December 31

The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic, interactive interdiscplinary arts center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual and performing arts. Our mission is to bring together the arts, artists, and everyday people through exhibitions, studio space, performing arts and educational programs. The Foundry serves as a rich cultural resource for the entire region. Featuring a Smithsonian-caliber gallery, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions.

Foundry Art Centre
520 N. Main Center
St. Charles, MO 63301
t: 636-255-0270

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 07 July thru Aug and Open to Artists Worldwide. Income: Cash or Value Awards and Exhibition – Group.

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