Call for Artists – Art of Stewardship

stewardship_banner_15-2Call for Artists: The Art of Stewardship

Chestertown RiverArts invites all artists to submit work for the second annual Art of Stewardship Juried Art Show which will run from Thursday, April 2 through Thursday, April 23, 2015 in the RiverArts galleries. Register online to participate.

The Art of Stewardship Exhibition is a collaborative effort between Chestertown RiverArts and the Chester River Association, with the support of The Art of Stewardship Project and the Carla Massoni Gallery. The exhibition will feature works that express and exemplify the importance of being good stewards of the earth.

Internationally acclaimed artist Greg Mort, will judge the show and host the awards ceremony. Greg is the founder of the Art of Stewardship Project, a private foundation established by the Mort Family to encourage stewardship of the earth and environmental awareness through the arts. Recognized today as one of America’s leading contemporary artists, Greg’s watercolor, oil and pastel images are in notable collections around the world. He loves meeting the artists for this show, and has graciously offered brief portfolio critiques for interested participating artists.

The show is curated and juried by renowned Chester River artist and president of the Chester River Association, Marcy Dunn Ramsey.

Stewardship is the act of caring for that which has been entrusted to us. In this exhibit we are challenging artists to look at the world around them through this lens. The protection of this planet is a responsibility we all share, and conveying that idea in art is at the heart of this exhibit. Essentially, this show is a way for each artist to be the messenger for an idea that promotes good stewardship of our world.

Artists may submit work in any 2- or 3-dimensional medium using a variety of techniques and imaginative interpretations. Artists may submit up to three pieces of work in a digital format for the jurying process. Registration instructions are online.

The Art of Stewardship exhibition kicks off a month-long series of stewardship activities devoted to expanding our community’s understanding of the issues, creating inspirational experiences and promoting personal and collective stewardship actions. Organizations are sponsoring informative and experiential activities during the month. Collaborators for the Earth Stewardship Days: Rev Up the Planet include the Kent County Arts Council, the Washington College Sandbox project and the Town of Chestertown, among others.

To enter the Art of Stewardship Juried Show please complete the entry form below (includes uploading images) and submit payment. The following checklist will help ensure that we have all the necessary information for the artwork to be submitted.

Artists must submit the following:

  • Completed Entry Form (below)
  • Digital image of artwork in JPEG format (4 MB maximum size allowed) for each entry, submitted with Entry Form. Be sure images are labeled only with “Title of Entry.”
  • $20 entry fee per piece; $10 entry fee per piece for RiverArts members. Upon submission of the entry form, you will be directed to our payments page.

If you prefer to pay by check, please mail it to:
Chestertown RiverArts
315 High Street, Suite 106
Chestertown, MD 21620
To pay in person, visit our Gallery at the above address during regular Gallery hours:
Tues-Fri: 11 am – 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays

Submissions will not be recognized until payment is received. 

Submission deadline is Saturday, March 2.

Other Important Dates:

March 9: Jurying finalized and Artists notified by email. Artists whose work is selected for the show will be listed on the RiverArts website.

March 29 (1 to 3:00) or March 30 (10 – 2:00): All work must be delivered to RiverArts.  Artists who can’t make these dates need to contact Lani Seikaly to explore special arrangements.

Thursday, April 2 from 5:30 to 7:30: Preview Reception and Awards Ceremony at RiverArts. Artists of accepted works are invited to attend the Preview Reception at no charge. Additional tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Reserve Tickets.

April 3 – April 24: Art will be on display at RiverArts. The gallery will be open each 
week, Tuesday through Friday from 11 to 4:00 and on Saturday from 10 to 4:00.

April 24 (between 11 and 6 pm) and April 25 (between 9 and 11 am): Artists or patrons to pick up artwork.

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