Call for Entries: A New England Society of Botanical Artists members’ exhibit at The Massasoit Community College Akillian Gallery,
Canton, MA is open to any NESBA member in good standing (dues paid). Members may submit one or two works, in addition to a sketchbook or nature journal. We expect space to be available for all submissions. This is a joint exhibit co-sponsored by the New England Society of Botanical Artists and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators of New England.
Subject/Theme of Exhibit: Any botanical subject, native or non-native. YOU MAY SUBMIT YOUR PIECE FROM THE Arnold Arboretum, and you may ask your delivery person to hold onto it when the Arnold exhibit closes.
Call for postcard images: If you haven’t had an image on a NESBA postcard in the last year, you may submit an image of any piece you intend to exhibit. Please send to Ellyn Moller email@example.com. Image selection will be by Ellyn who will be designing the postcard and using a GNSI image as well. Jpeg format, approximately 300 dpi.
If you are a member of both NESBA and GNSI: You may submit pieces to both organizations, per each organizations’ guidelines.
• Deadline for submission of “Intent to Exhibit” Form*: TODAY would be nice but no later than Monday, Sept. 19, 2016
• Deadline for delivery of artwork to your contact person: Friday, Oct. 21, 2016
If you wish to drop off at the Gallery, please call Ellyn Moller at 617-771-2357, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Her drop-off windows are Fri., October 28, between 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM; Sat. October 29, by appointment 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM,
or Mon., Oct. 31, 10:00 AM – Noon.
• Artwork may be priced for sale or labeled “Not For Sale”.
• Exhibit hanging date: October 31, 2016
• Reception: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, 6 to 8 pm.
• Demonstration Day: TBD if any
• Take Down: Friday, Dec. 2, 2016
* Intent to Exhibit Form: See NESBA website for the “Intent to Exhibit” form and submit by Monday,
Sept. 19, 2016 Submit on line: http://nesbaartists.blogspot.com/p/nesba-universal-exhibit-entry-form.html
or print and mail to: Joyce Westner, 26 Dunster Lane, Winchester, MA 01890.
Framing: Please follow NESBA standards for this exhibit: white or off-white mats and simple, wood frame in a light, medium or gold wood color. No saw-tooth hangers. All artwork must be delivered in a bubble wrap “envelope”(see website for instructions on how to make one—don’t wrap too tight). No packing peanuts allowed or your artwork will be returned.
GNSI members will follow their own guidelines.
Packaging and Labeling: Three labels can be found on the NESBA blogspot:
http://nesbaartists.blogspot.com and are to be used as follows:
1. Download PDF and print. Or print your own in the same format.
2. Attach one label to back of artwork in lower corner.
3. Attach second label to front of the bubble wrap envelope so that your artwork is
returned to you in your envelope. (see website for how to make a bubble wrap envelope,
don’t wrap tight like a birthday gift.)
4. Enclose third label in a Ziploc bag with $10 cash or check to NESBA for hanging fee
for each piece hung.
Delivery contact people for this exhibit:
Wellesley area: Celeste Hurley email@example.com
Cape Cod: Ellen Duarte firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston & North: Rita Edmunds email@example.com
South Shore: Sarah Roche firstname.lastname@example.org
West area: Nancy Savage email@example.com or Nancy Horrall firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: do NOT ship to Joyce Westner this time but YOU MAY LEAVE your Arnold Arboretum piece with Joyce to be exhibited at Massasoit.
Please contact Joyce Westner with details of any other drop off and/or pickup arrangements not listed here.
Artist Statement and other materials: If you are submitting an artist statement/bio to be included in the exhibit’s promotional material, please include printed one-page statement with your art work. Guidelines for your statement are posted on the NESBA website. Artist Statements are optional. A small number of business cards may be included with your artist statement. Nature journals are welcome for educational purposes, and will be displayed in a locked exhibit case. No commission will be taken on artwork sold as a result of the Massasoit exhibit but a donation to the gallery is welcome.
Shipping: Artwork may be shipped directly to the venue at
Massasoit Community College, Akillian Gallery
900 Randolph Street, Rm. 103, Canton MA 02021
Tel. # if needed for shipping is 781- 821-2222 ext. 2124.
***Please include a prepaid return address label***