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Art Exhibits & Performances

2022 Juried Art Show—Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore


"Autumn, Tuckahoe Creek," a photograph by Baltimore artist Karen Klinedinst, is a past recipient of the first-place Leon Andrus Award in the Arboretum's annual Juried Art Show. Submissions are being accepted for the 2022 show.

The Arboretum's annual Juried Art Show will exhibit in March and April 2022. The theme of the show—Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore—celebrates the Arboretum’s mission of conservation. Named in honor of the Arboretum’s first benefactor, the Leon Andrus Awards for first and second places will be awarded.

The show is open to original two- and three-dimensional fine arts in all mediums, including outdoor sculpture and installations. This year’s juror, Teddy Johnson, is a painter and serves as director of the Cade Gallery and assistant professor of visual arts at Anne Arundel Community College.

The deadline for submissions is January 20, 2022. 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 February 11, 2022 to submit the original art ready to hang by February 26. The exhibit will run March 1 to April 29 with a reception on Saturday, March 12 from 2 to 4 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 2022 Juried Art Show is part of Adkins Arboretum’s ongoing exhibition series of work on natural themes by regional artists.

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