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Art Exhibits & Performances

2023 Juried Art Show—Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore

"Autumn Pond," an oil painting by John Eiseman of Hebron, MD, received the first-place Leon Andrus Award in the Arboretum's 2022 Juried Art Show. Submissions are being accepted for the 2023 show.

The Arboretum's annual Juried Art Show will exhibit in March and April 2023. 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, Sarah Jesse, is director of the Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD.

The deadline for submissions is January 19, 2023. Digital images of up to three pieces of art by each artist should be sent to 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 10, 2023 to submit the original art ready to hang by February 26. The exhibit will run March 1–April 29 with a reception on Saturday, March 11 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 email to The 2023 Juried Art Show is part of Adkins Arboretum’s ongoing exhibition series of work on natural themes by regional artists.