2017 Juried Art Show—Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore

“Place of Passage,” a work on paper by Glyndon, MD, artist Pamela Phillips, was awarded first prize in Adkins Arboretum’s seventeenth annual Juried Art Show—Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Submissions are being accepted for the 2017 show.

The Arboretum's eighteenth annual Juried Art Show will exhibit in February and March 2017. The theme of the show—Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore—celebrates the Arboretum’s mission of conservation. The Leon Andrus Award, in honor of the Arboretum’s first benefactor, and a second-place award will be given.

The juried show is open to original two- and three-dimensional fine arts in all mediums, including outdoor sculpture and installations. It will be juried by Katherine Markoski, Director of the Kohl Gallery and a lecturer in art history at Washington College. A recipient of the Dedalus Foundation Dissertation Fellowship and a Smithsonian American Art Museum postdoctoral fellow, Markoski has worked as a curatorial assistant at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and has also taught courses on modern and contemporary art at American University, George Washington University, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Oberlin College. She earned a PhD in the history of art from Johns Hopkins.

The deadline for submissions is December 30, 2016. Digital images of up to three pieces of art by each artist should be sent to art@adkinsarboretum.org. Submissions should include title, medium, dimensions (maximum of 6 feet in any direction, excluding outdoor sculpture), and artist’s name, address, and phone number. Works should reflect or interpret broadly the show’s theme of wild nature and landscapes of the Mid-Atlantic coastal plain region.

The artists of work selected for the show will be contacted by January 13 to submit the original art ready to hang by January 28. The exhibit will run January 31 to March 31, 2017 with a reception on Saturday, February 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. There is no entry fee, but artists are responsible for all shipping expenses. Selected artists may be considered for future exhibits at the Arboretum. For more information, call 410-634-2847, extension 0 or send e-mail to art@adkinsarboretum.org. The 2017 Juried Art Show is part of Adkins Arboretum’s ongoing exhibition series of work on natural themes by regional artists.