Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely, Md., is seeking submissions for its annual Juried Art Show, to 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. The Leon Andrus Awards, named in honor of the Arboretum’s first benefactor, will be given for first and second places.
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. Jesse was previously deputy director of the Orange County Museum of Art and associate vice president of education at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and she has held education and leadership positions at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Okla., and the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art.
The deadline for submissions is Jan. 19, 2023. Digital images of up to three pieces of art by each artist should be sent to [email protected]. 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 the wild nature and landscapes of the mid-Atlantic coastal plain region.
Artists whose work is selected will be contacted by Feb. 10 to submit the original work ready to hang by Feb. 26. The exhibit will run from Feb. 28 to April 28, 2023, with a reception on Sat., 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.
The 2023 Juried Art Show is part of Adkins Arboretum’s ongoing exhibition series of work on natural themes by regional artists.
Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. For more information, visit adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.