Friday, July 15, 2011

AMERICA’S PARKS Through the Beauty of Art

Two Deadlines: (POSTMARK)
August 31, 2012
October 15, 2012

AMERICA’S PARKS Through the Beauty of Art

Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art
Bolivar, Missouri
March 17–April 14, 2013

AMERICA’S PARKS Through the Beauty of Art is an exhibition competition open to all artists, the purpose of which is to recognize and promote excellence in original artworks depicting any park (national, state, provincial, county, city) in Canada, Mexico and The United States.

The 2013 inaugural exhibition of AMERICA’S PARKS Through the Beauty of Art is scheduled as the first of three, with others to follow in 2014 and 2015. The 2013 inaugural exhibition will premiere in Bolivar, Missouri from March 17–April 14, 2013 at the Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art.

The Dunnegan is a noteworthy museum that has hosted several notable traveling museum exhibitions. The Dunnegan has also had a tradition of hosting park art exhibits, notably, ARTS FOR THE PARKS.

ELIGIBLE SUBJECT MATTER: Original artworks depicting subject matter found in any national, state, provincial, county, or city park, or any park of any other such unit in Canada, Mexico, and The United States is eligible.

ELIGIBLE MEDIA: Original, two-dimensional art completed in 2010, ’11, or ’12 is eligible. Eligible media includes: oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, mixed media, pastel, pencil, pen and ink, tempera, batik, alkyd, scratchboard, and original prints (e.g., lithograph, etching, engraving, serigraph). Ineligible media includes: any media not listed above such as computer enhanced or generated artwork, photography, reproduction prints, sculpture, video.

SIZE RESTRICTION: Not including frame or mat, the maximum size for entered artworks is 900 square inches. Calculate by multiplying the horizontal and vertical dimensions. Example: A 30” x 30” painting would equal 900 square inches.

Selections will be made by a professional jury consisting of:
M. Stephen Doherty, Editor, PleinAir™ Magazine
Susan T. Fisher, American Society of Botanical Artists Past President and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute Director
Todd Wilkinson, Managing Editor, Wildlife Art Journal

AWARDS (additional awards pending)
The following is a confirmed list of awards:

America’s Parks Curator’s Choice Award
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Juror’s Choice Award
PleinAir™ Magazine Juror’s Choice Award
Society of Animal Artist’s Wildlife Art Award
Wildlife Art Journal Juror’s Choice Award

EARLY-ENTRY FEE: One entry, US$30.00; Two entries, US$50.00; each additional entry, US$20.00
STANDARD DEADLINE FEE: One entry, US$40.00; each additional entry, US$25.00

There is no limit to the number of entries by an individual artist.

ONLY DIGITAL JPEG PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE ACCEPTED. All entry JPEGs must be submitted on CD or DVD. Emailed entries will NOT be accepted.

Download Prospectus: AMERICAS_PARKS_Prospectus_Entry_Form.pdf

Prospectus also available on Botanical Art Society of the National Capitol Region (BASNCR) website:

David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director
Phone: 414-221-6878