The Arboretum hosts an ongoing exhibition series of artwork on natural themes by regional artists, as well as an annual art competition held in February of each year and an outdoor sculpture show during the summer.
Art exhibitions are displayed in the Visitor's Center gallery.
Entries are currently being accepted for the 2014 Art Competition.
Deep Snow and Other Memories
December 3, 2013 - January 31, 2014
Reception: December 7, 3-5 p.m.
Baltimore artist Linda Bills uses airy swaths of color and energetic line work to summon the atmosphere of her family’s farm and her lakeside retreat, two landscapes that she knows well and loves deeply. Deep Snow and Other Memories presents abstract mixed media works on paper that masterfully explore what Bills calls the “felt presence” of the land.
2014 Art Competition: Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore
February 3 - March 28, 2014
Now in its fifteenth year, this show draws entries in many different media by artists from the Mid-Atlantic area and beyond. The juror for this year’s show is John Ruppert, Full Professor of Art in the Department of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the first Distinguished Visitor in Washington College's Sandbox initiative. There will be a reception Saturday, February 15 from 3 to 5 p.m.
April 1 - May 30, 2014
With a sense of childlike wonder, Baltimore artist Marian Glebes collects and preserves moths, dandelion seeds, and cicadas. She meticulously attempts to repair tattered insect bodies and fashions tiny houses from grass clippings, drywall, earth, and birdseed. Her mixed media artworks are playful meditations on how we perceive nature and the absurdity of trying to hold onto its ephemeral beauty. There will be a reception Saturday, April 19 from 3 to 5 p.m.
If you are an artist interested in exhibiting at Adkins Arboretum, please email 6-12 digital images of your work and a resume or letter of introduction to the attention of the Art Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail this information to Adkins Arboretum, P.O. Box 100, Ridgely, MD 21660.