Musketaquid Earth Month Art Exhibit Call: “Gathering Places”

The Umbrella Community Arts Center

Entry Deadline: Apr. 6

40 Stow Street
Concord, MA 01742
PHONE 978-371-0820

Call to Artists:
The Umbrella Arts and Environment Program invites artists of all ages and experience to participate in the Musketaquid Earth Month Art Exhibit, a non-juried show that will run in The Umbrella Community Arts Center Gallery from April 12 through May 6, 2018. Exhibit Opening and Artists’ Reception will be held on Thursday, April 19, from 6:00-8:00pm. The theme of the 2018 Earth Day celebration is “Gathering Places”. Artists are asked to submit works to the Earth Month exhibit that reflect an aspect of gathering.

“Gathering Places”
Throughout its history, Concord has been a gathering place for native peoples, revolutionaries, writers, and philosophers, as well as for literary and historical pilgrims. Concord provides natural gathering spots as well: communal nesting sites for herons, refuges for migratory birds, dens for foxes and other mammals, lodges for muskrats and beavers. Some gathering places are relatively permanent, but others may be ephemeral: a tree where birds roost for a night, a stump where squirrels gather to eat nuts, or a table where friends gather for coffee and conversation. Gathering places can reinforce our shared bonds, our commitment to happy and healthy communities, and our resolve to defend the vulnerable places and populations (human, plant, and animal) that need our care and attention. What Gathering Places inspire you? Express your response in any artistic medium: drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, multi-media, poetry, song, photography, dance, or performance.

Guidelines for submission of artwork:
Please visit the Musketaquid website for registration and submission guidelines: Two-dimensional work must be framed or otherwise ready for hanging. Artist must place heavy sculpture. Technology to display sound or video entries must be supplied by the artist. Two copies of prose or poetry should be delivered flat in an envelope. There is a maximum of two separate works per artist.
To submit, complete the online registration form or mail/deliver information to The Umbrella by April 6, 2018. Deliver artwork to The Umbrella Gallery on Monday, April 9, between 3 – 6:00 pm.

Sponsored by The Umbrella Community Arts Center, 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA. For further information: Contact Nancy Lippe, Director, Musketaquid Arts & Environment. [email protected], or 978-371-0820, x213.


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