2020 Juried Art Show—Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore

“Tributary,” a digital print by by Baltimore artist Liz Donadio, was awarded first prize in Adkins Arboretum’s 2019 Juried Art Show—Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Submissions are being accepted for the 2020 show.

The Arboretum's twenty-first annual Juried Art Show will exhibit in February and March 2020. 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 Heather Harvey, Associate Professor and Chair, Art and Art History Department, and Studio Art Coordinator at Washington College in Chestertown, Md. Harvey creates site-specific installations and objects that straddle traditional boundaries between painting, drawing and sculpture. She is interested in hidden infrastructures and invisible ordering mechanisms—things like gravity, quantum physics, and radio waves, but also the human body, memory, and contradictory emotions like aversion and affection. Her work is suggestive of mental and emotional landscapes and internal unfolding thought processes. Harvey has exhibited widely and has received awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation, among others. Her art criticism has been published in Art PapersSculpture Magazine, and NYArts

The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2019. 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, 2020 to submit the original art ready to hang by February 1. The exhibit will run February 5 to March 29 with a reception on Saturday, February 8 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 2020 Juried Art Show is part of Adkins Arboretum’s ongoing exhibition series of work on natural themes by regional artists.