2016 Juried Art Show—Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore

“Autumn, Tuckahoe Creek,” an iPhone photograph by Baltimore artist Karen Klinedinst, was awarded first prize in Adkins Arboretum’s sixteenth annual Art Competition—Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Submissions are being accepted for the 2016 Competition.

The Arboretum's seventeenth annual Juried Art Show will exhibit in February and March 2016. 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, will be presented to the competition’s winner. A second-place award will also 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 Anke Van Wagenberg, senior curator at the Academy Art Museum. Van Wagenberg holds a Ph.D. in art history from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and an M.A. in art history and archaeology. She has won numerous grants, most recently from the American Philosophical Society, the Netherland-America Foundation, the John Anson Kitteridge Educational Fund Grant, the Historians in Netherlandish Art Fellowship, and the Getty Foundation. Van Wagenberg came to the U.S. in 1986 as a research and exhibition assistant at the National Gallery of Art, where she worked on the permanent collection and several exhibitions, followed by a year as associate researcher at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. She taught art history for twelve years at Salisbury University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Washington College.

The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2015. 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 will be contacted by Jan. 15 to submit the original art ready to hang by Jan 30. The exhibit will open Feb. 2 and will run through April 1, 2016 with a reception on Sat., Feb. 13 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 2015 Juried Art Show is part of Adkins Arboretum’s ongoing exhibition series of work on natural themes by regional artists.