Aug 2 – CALL FOR ARTISTS for those who took art classes since 8/1/2020. Art work needed for art show. Bring work from 2-6pm. KIFA, Stevensville. www.kifa.us.
Do you remember hearing the Canada geese in October? The call of the Canada geese as they return is a part of us, an expression of what it means to live on the Eastern Shore. To celebrate the arrival of the geese, RiverArts’ October show will be a “Call for the Wild”.
This show will emphasize the natural beauty of the Eastern Shore: the land, the creeks, the bay and the marshes, just outside our back doors. Curators Terry Willis and Nora Carey invite artists to exhibit their art which depicts what this natural beauty means to them.
Works of art focusing on natural settings, free as possible from the imprint of civilization is the emphasis of this exhibit. Art for this show should be an expression of the elemental wildness around us. The show is open to all artists (members and non-members) and will include all media.
Check in for the art show is at RiverArts, 315 High Street, Suite 106, on Sunday, September 29 from 1-3 PM and Monday, September 30 from 11AM to 2PM. Artists may enter up to two pieces of art, though, depending on the number of entries, we may only be able to hang one piece. All entries must be for sale. Entry fees are $8 for one work, $15 for two for members; $15/$25 for non-members. Pick up for the show is Sunday, October 27 from 1-3PM or Monday, October 28 from 11AM to 2PM. The show’s opening will be from 5-8PM on First Friday, October 4.
For questions and additional information about the show, please contact email@example.com or call 410-810-2170. www.chestertownriverarts.org
Kent Island Federation of Arts is calling for artists & vendors for the following shows/events coming to KIFA over the next few months.
• KIFA’s 50th Annual Open Judged Art Show – Artist entry deadline April 22, 2013
• 3rd Annual June Artists Garden Show – Artist Entry deadline May 20, 2013
• Garden Boutique – Vendors needed for 5 day Boutique – June 5 – 9, 2013 at KIFA
• 4th Annual Gardens by the Sea Plein-Air painters – to paint in gardens during the Garden Tour on June 8-9, 2013
• 16th Annual Photography Show – Artist Entry Deadline June 24, 2013
Each show has unique entry requirements, so please check the KIFA website for specific information regarding each event/show. Entry forms can be also be downloaded from KIFA’s website at www.KIFA.US.
KIFA, a non-profit (501c3) volunteer organization, seeks to develop and allocate resources to provide gallery and studio space, instruction, art shows and events for our members and the greater community. KIFA is partially funded by grants from United Way, CFC, & QAC Arts Council. KIFA, 405 Main St., Stevensville, MD 21666. For membership information call 410-643-7424 or go to www.KIFA.us
Kent Island Federation of Arts is calling for artists for the upcoming February show: Entry deadline is Wednesday, January 30, 2013.
The Human Form Show: The Body in Art
February 6 – March 2, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday February 9, 2013 from 3 – 5 p.m.
Each show has unique entry requirements, so please check the KIFA website for specific information regarding this show. Entry forms can be also be downloaded from KIFA’s website at www.KIFA.US.
KIFA, a non-profit (501c3) volunteer organization, seeks to develop and allocate resources to provide gallery and studio space, instruction, art shows and events for our members and the greater community. KIFA is partially funded by grants from United Way, & CFC. KIFA, 405 Main St., Stevensville, MD 21666. For membership information call 410-643-7424 or go to www.KIFA.us
Chesapeake Chamber Music (CCM) invites local artists to submit original artwork for use as the poster image for the 2013 Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival. The selected artwork will be used on the Festival’s publicity materials, including the Festival poster, flyers, print and online advertising, event programs and the CCM website. Posters will be placed throughout the Eastern Shore during the spring, especially during the months of April and May preceding the June Festival, and the image will be featured in both local and national publications to promote the Festival. The selected work will be auctioned at the CCM Gala on March 2, 2013. The artist will be compensated for his or her work. The Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival will be held in various Mid-Shore locations from June 5 through June 18, 2013.
Chesapeake Chamber Music is looking for artwork that will promote the Festival, emphasizing the beauty of the Eastern Shore as an appropriate setting for beautiful music. The artwork should be an original, one-of-a-kind piece, created by the hand of the artist. Artists who are residents of one of the Eastern Shore counties, including Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Kent, Dorchester, Caroline, Wicomico, Cecil, Worcester and Somerset, are eligible to submit entries.
The artwork must be submitted for review in the form of a high quality digital photograph by November 1, 2012. For a complete copy of the competition rules and information on how to submit images please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, attention Margaret Welch.
In photo: Karen Mathis’s oil painting, Sunset Sail, was chosen as the image promoting Chesapeake Chamber Music’s Festival 27. Eastern Shore artists who are residents may submit artwork for this year’s Festival poster. The Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival will be held June 5 – 18, 2013. Pictured left to right are Don Buxton, Executive Director of CCM, with board members Bernice Michael, Chloe Pitard, Karen Mathis and Margaret Welch. (Photo courtesy of Bill Geoghegan)
Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely, Md., will sponsor its fourteenth annual Art Competition, to exhibit in February and March 2013. The theme of the competition—Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore—celebrates the Arboretum’s mission of conservation. The Leon Andrus Award, in honor of the Arboretum’s first benefactor, will be presented to the competition’s winner. A second-place award will also be given.
The competition is open to all original two- and three-dimensional fine arts, including outdoor sculpture and installations. The show will be juried by Alex Castro, lecturer in art and Architect, Exhibition and Book Designer in Residence at Washington College, Chestertown. Castro recently initiated a studio art course in environmental art at the college
The deadline for submissions is Jan. 7, 2013. Digital images of up to three pieces of art by each artist may be sent to email@example.com. Submissions should include title, medium, dimensions (maximum of 6 feet in any direction, excluding outdoor sculpture), and artist’s name and address. 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 will be contacted by Jan. 18 to submit the original art ready to hang by Feb. 1. The exhibit will open Feb. 4 and will run through March 29, 2013 with a reception on Sat., Feb. 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. There is no fee for the competition, but artists are responsible for all shipping expenses. Selected artists may be considered for future exhibits at the Arboretum.
For more information, visit http://www.adkinsarboretum.org/programs_events/art.html, call 410-634-2847, extension 0 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The competition is part of Adkins Arboretum’s ongoing exhibition series of work on natural themes by regional artists, supported in part by the Caroline County Council of Arts.
Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.
In photo: “Native/Invasive,” a watercolor and archival ink jet print by Christine Neill, earned first prize in Adkins Arboretum’s 2012 Art Competition. Submissions for the 2013 Competition will be accepted through January 7.
Harbor Day Poster Contest. The Art League of Ocean City seeks entries for the annual Harbor Day at the Docks poster contest. Sponsored by the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce at the harbor in West Ocean City to be held on 10/6. A commemorative poster is made and sold at the event annual that features an image capturing the essence of the commercial harbor. Artists 18+ may submit a painting or photograph. The winning image will be used for the poster and a prize of $300 will be awarded. The artist will also be invited to the event to sign the posters. Last year’s winner was Walt Schumacher, President of the Ocean Pines Camera Club. No fee to enter, and artists may submit as many images as they wish. Deadline: 8/1. Digital jpg entries only to email@example.com. Include name, title of work, medium and phone number. Winners will be announced 9/1. For questions contact the Art League of Ocean City, 410-524-9433.