2019 Juried Art Show—Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore

“The Scout,” by Baltimore artist Karen Klinedinst, was part of a trio of photographs awarded first prize in Adkins Arboretum’s nineteenth annual Juried Art Show—Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Submissions are being accepted for the 2019 show.

The Arboretum's twentieth annual Juried Art Show will exhibit in February and March 2019. 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 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 Julie Wills, assistant professor of studio art and interim director of Kohl Gallery at Washington College, Chestertown. Wills is an interdisciplinary artist working in the expanded field of sculpture, including installation, collage, performance, video and site-specific practices. She holds an MFA from the University of Colorado and an MA in art criticism from the University of Montana. Recent solo exhibits have been presented at Arlington Arts Center in Virginia, Hillyer Art Space in Washington, DC, Whittier College in Los Angeles, and Kohl Gallery at Washington College. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Jentel Foundation, PLAYA, and the Hambidge Center, among others; has received support for her solo and collaborative work from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the Andy Warhol Foundation; and exhibits her work widely.

In addition to her individual studio practice, Wills is a frequent collaborator with artists, writers and others and is the founder and curator of China Hutch Projects, a domestic project space for contemporary art located inside her home

The deadline for submissions is December 21, 2018. 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 15, 2019 to submit the original art ready to hang by February 2. The exhibit will run February 5 to March 29 with a reception on Saturday, February 16 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 2019 Juried Art Show is part of Adkins Arboretum’s ongoing exhibition series of work on natural themes by regional artists.