Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Inspired by Nature

Deadline: May 10, 2010 (RECEIVE)

Inspired by Nature
Bennington Center for the Art
Bryan Gallery
Vermont, USA
Exhibition at BCA: July 31st – Sept 6th, 2010
Exhibition at Bryan: Sept 18th – October 31st, 2010

In celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2010 the Vermont chapter of The Nature Conservancy and its partners the Bennington Center for the Arts and the Bryan Memorial Gallery, are inviting artists to be inspired by conservation - to be inspired by the sights and sounds, the texture, color and light of 53 nature preserves and more than 100 locations across Vermont. The Inspired by Nature art show, will open at the Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington July 2010 and will travel to the Bryan Gallery in Jeffersonville in Sept 2010, and will be the culmination of a year-long celebration of 50 years of conservation.

The nature and landscape of Vermont has shaped the character of the state and its people for centuries. Since 1960 The Nature Conservancy has played a pivotal role in protecting this landscape, conserving more than 180,000 acres of upland forest, lake shore bluffs, expansive wetlands and shady river banks. All species, soaring centurion oaks, iconic black bear, diminutive bats and stunning bog orchids, species large and small, common and rare, benefit from the protection of their habitat.

Subject Matter
Art inspired by nature, conservation, the landscape and all its elements including plants and animals at sites protected by The Nature Conservancy in Vermont in the last 50 years. More than 100 locations around Vermont invite the artist to explore and to be inspired.

All artists are eligible for consideration by the jury. There is no requirement of institutional or organizational membership or geographic location. The material submitted must be inspired by the work of the Conservancy in Vermont, must not yet have been shown at either the Bennington Center for the Arts or the Bryan Memorial Gallery, and must be current work.

Art Specifications:
Medium: Original two-dimensional works in all media are accepted. No sculpture, giclee, photographs, or computer generated art work. You may submit a maximum of 5 pieces of current work, completed within the last 3yrs.
Tags: Artist must attach tags to the back of their work including artist name, mailing address, e-mail address, title, medium, where picture painted, dimensions and price.
Framing: Artwork must be suitably framed with hanging cable installed on the back.

For complete information on entry requirements download:

Call to Artists [pdf]

Entry Form [pdf]

Website: and


The Nature Conservancy
Emily Boedecker
(802) 229-4425 ext 112


Bennington Center for the Arts
Shirley Hutchins
(913) 440-9578

Bennington Center for the Arts
44 Gypsy Lane
Bennington, Vermont 05201


Bryan Memorial Gallery
Mickey Myers
(802) 644-5100

Bryan Memorial Gallery
180 Main Street
Jeffersonville, VT 05464