Call for Art: Fresh Water and Our Watershed

Earth Month Exhibition

Entry Deadline: Mar. 31

40 Stow St.
Concord, MA 01742

The Umbrella Arts & Environment Program invites artists of all ages and experience to participate in our annual Earth Month Exhibit, a non-juried community art show on display at The Umbrella Arts Center, 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA from April 15-May 20, 2020. We seek artwork in all media that respond to our 2020 Earth Day

Theme of “Fresh Water and our Watershed.”
Water in all its forms inspires wonder: the intricate beauty of a snowflake’s design, the tranquility of a flowing stream, the invitation of a winding river, the abundant life of swamps, fens, marshes, and the pure magic of a spring. A river’s watershed encompasses the entire land area draining into it. In our local watershed we are all downstream, so all events in our watershed affect us. Flowing water has immense potential power. The Merrimack River powered huge cotton mills and built the cities of Lowell and Lawrence in Massachusetts. But too much or too little water can create massive destruction, such as floods and droughts. Even communities in proximity to water may lack infrastructure to supply clean drinking water.
What aspect of water speaks to you? Is it the wonder of a spring, the engineering of a dam, or simply the river in your own backyard? Express your response in any artistic medium: painting, sculpture, collage, multimedia, poetry, song, photography, video, dance, or performance. We encourage you to focus on our own major watershed, the area drained by Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers.

Guidelines for Submitting Artwork
• Two-dimensional work must be framed or otherwise ready for hanging with screw eyes and wire attached. Artist must place heavy sculpture. Artist must supply technology to display sound or video entries. Two copies of prose or poetry should be delivered flat in an envelope. Maximum of two separate works per artist.
• Delivery of Artwork: Please bring your submitted artwork to The Umbrella Arts Center on Monday, April 6, 2020 between 3 and 6:00pm. Include two labels.
• Artist Reception will be held Wednesday, April 22 at The Umbrella Arts Gallery
• Pick up Artwork: Thursday May 21, between 3 and 6:00pm. The Umbrella accepts no responsibility for work not picked up on time unless other arrangements have been made in advance.

Submission Instructions
Register online at via our registration form by March 31, 2020.
Mail/deliver registration and submissions to 40 Stow Street during regular business hours.

Email Caroline
Provost at [email protected] with questions.

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