Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center invites emerging and established artists to submit original artworks to Metamorphosis: Recycled, Repurposed, Reimagined. This exhibition seeks to inspire environmentally sustainable artmaking through found objects, creative reuse, and upcycled art. By repurposing by-products, waste materials, or unwanted objects and transforming them into something with more perceived and artistic value, we encourage artists to explore environmental themes, engage in social commentary, implore a call to action, or infuse realism, emotion, or humor in their work. Artwork in this show is meant to be eye-opening, engaging, thought-provoking, inspiring, poetic, and even sometimes playful and optimistic. How are contemporary artists engaging with objects in a world overrun with too much stuff?
Artwork for Metamorphosis: Found Object and Creative Reuse must include a repurposed material as a primary medium. 2-D and 3-D artwork will be considered. Outdoor artwork is also welcome. All work must be created within the last four years. Artists must be 18 years or older. This exhibition will be open to the public in the Kay Daugherty Gallery of Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, from February 9, 2024, to April 21, 2024. It will be a primary feature at our Earth Arts Fest on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Short-term paid residencies are available to artists accepted into the Metamorphosis show for this unique outdoor eco-art festival. Details about this additional opportunity will be sent upon acceptance into this gallery show. You can read more about Earth Arts Fest here: https://www.annmariegarden.org/annmarie2/node/245
Annmarie is a Smithsonian Affiliate located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. Since 1992, Annmarie has captivated visitors of all ages with its natural setting and exceptional programs and events. Please contact the exhibits staff at Annmarie with questions about this application.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 10, 2023
NOTIFICATION: December 29
DELIVERY: Jan 24-28, 2024
ANNMARIE AFTER HOURS (Opening Reception): Feb 9, 5-7pm
EXHIBIT: February 9 – April 21, 2024
PICKUP: April 22-28, 2024
JUROR: to be announced
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
In Association with the Smithsonian Institution
13470 Dowell Road, Solomons, MD 20688