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Call for Art: Out on a Limb


Type: Exhibition Opportunities [View all]
Posted by: Foundry Art Centre
Deadline: Mon, July 16th, 2018

St. Charles, MO –The theme of this exhibition will be trees, inviting artists to portray one of the planet’s most important and beautiful resources. We encourage artists to seek out trees in any season, and depict whatever aspect of them they find most engaging and inspiring whether the entire tree, a leaf, branch, fruit, flower or seed. 

This exhibition explores two branches of the same tree. The first is the Botanical Art Branch. Artists are invited to engage in the traditional art of creating botanically accurate 2-D portrayals of trees in hand applied media. The second branch of this call is the Open Media Branch: botanically inspired 2D or 3D pieces depicting tree subjects or created from materials derived from trees (wood, bark, etc.). 

All entries are due by July 16, 2018. Out on a Limb will open with a reception October 5, 2018, from 5:30pm-8:00pm, in conjunction with Out of the Woods - Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens, The New York Botanical Garden Third Triennial, an international juried traveling exhibition of artwork by members of the American Society of Botanical Artists. All works in this exhibition depict specimen trees among the living collections of botanical gardens and arboreta around the world. For more information about botanical art, the companion exhibition and examples of the genre visit www.asba-art.org

Serving as jurors for Out on a Limb are Dr. Peter Wyse Jackson, the president of the Missouri Botanical Garden and George Engelmann Professor of Botany at Washington University, and Michael Schoenewies, an artist, photographer, and member of the Foundry Art Centre Artist Advisory Board. Jody Williams, the immediate past president of the American Society of Botanical Artists, a member of its steering committee for Botanical Art Worldwide: America’s Flora, and a Studio Artist at the Foundry Art Centre, will serve as Jury Facilitator. Three awards will be given at the Opening Reception: two Juror’s Choice awards and a Going Solo award. This exhibition closes on Friday, December 28, 2018. Calls for entry are available online at foundryartcentre.org or at the Foundry Art Centre, located at 520 North Main Center in St. Charles, Missouri. If you have any questions, email our Exhibitions Manager at exhibitions@foundryartcentre.org.



Posted on Mon, June 11th, 2018
Expires on Mon, July 16th, 2018

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