The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is now accepting submissions from all community members for its upcoming exhibition, The Changing Chesapeake.
Although steeped in traditional culture, the Chesapeake long has been a place of change and evolution, and its history driven by response to that change.
Consider these questions as you create your artwork:
How is climate change and/or the impact of humans on the environment shaping your Chesapeake community?
How has the way you identify with and are inspired by the Chesapeake evolved?
What would you want someone 100 years from now to know about your life and community traditions in the Chesapeake today?
What is your vision for the future of life in the Chesapeake region?
This is an open call for inclusion in an exhibition centered on community response to changes in the Chesapeake Bay region. Submissions should be reflective of the Chesapeake Bay region. Artists may be of any age, with no residency requirements. There is no cost to participate. All artwork must be submitted virtually for review. Artists will be notified if their work is selected, with further instruction about how to deliver artwork to CBMM.
Media: Any medium will be considered that can be exhibited indoors, including but not limited to quilting and textiles, mosaics, ceramics/pottery, found/reclaimed materials, literary arts, painting, photography, sculpture, dance, music, performing arts, data visualizations, digital art, and design plans.
Size: Exhibition space is limited. Size may be taken into consideration as part of the selection process. General recommendations are as follows:
Flat Artwork: No larger than 30″ x 30″ (ready to hang), provide image as a jpeg file.
Three-dimensional Artwork: No larger than 30″ x 30″ x 30″; provide three jpeg images.
Literary Work: Up to 500 words, provided as a Word document or PDF.
Audio, Visual, and Digital Media: Up to 5 minutes, provided as .mp3 or .mp4 files or hyperlink to Soundcloud or YouTube.
Artwork should not exceed 25 pounds and should not include hazardous materials, unstable live media, bodily fluids, or foodstuffs. Oversized pieces will be considered on a limited basis as space allows. Flat artwork must come ready to hang with D-ring, sleeve, wire, cleat or whatever is necessary for wall mounting (excludes 3D, literary and audio/video/digital media).
Artist’s Statement: Describe how your artwork responds to one or more of the above questions, as well as the overarching theme, in no more than 150 words. Statements will be accepted in the participant’s preferred language.
For questions or further guidance, email ChangingChesapeake@cbmm.org.
Submission Deadline: Sept. 1, 2022
Sept. 2022–Dec. 2022: Review, Selection, and Curation
Dec. 2022–Jan. 2023: Artwork on-site
February 2023: Exhibition Opens
St. Michaels, MD