Call for Entries

Call For Entries
The Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA 
A Brush With Nature
The New England Society of Botanical Artists
September 22–October 27, 2012 
Reception: September 22, 2012, 2:00–4:00 pm 

Call for Entries—A New England Society of Botanical Artists members exhibit at the The Brush Art Gallery is open to any NESBA member in good standing (dues paid).

Location—The Brush Art Gallery 256 Market Street, Lowell, MA 01852 www.thebrush.org

Theme—Botanical artwork created by members of the New England Society of Botanical Artists

Exhibit Guidelines—Artwork preferred to be for sale but not required to be. The Brush Art Gallery shall sell artwork at the price listed and set by the artist. The Brush Art Gallery will handle all sales and take a 40% commission. Checks will be sent to the artist at the conclusion of the show. All artwork must remain in the exhibit until October 27, 2012.

Framing—Please follow NESBA framing standard for this exhibit: white or off-white mats and a simple gold, medium, or light wood frame. Plexi or glass is permitted in this gallery. No sawtooth hangers, or mats. Frames that do not meet exhibit quality standards will not be accepted. All artwork must be bubble wrapped and properly labeled and include a $10 hanging fee per piece (cash only). If shipping, please enclose shipping instructions plus return prepaid shipping with hanging fee.

Artists Statement—Submit an artist statement/bio to be included in the exhibit’s promotional material (optional). Please include a one-page artist statement or resume. Email to Nancy Horrall at before delivery due date. (Or printed on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of white paper and include with your piece) Guidelines for your statement are posted on the NESBA website. 

Timeline 

August 19—deadline for submitting Intent to Exhibit form, label information, and drop off preference. Submit your information by completing the form on the NESBA website and send to Nancy Horrall.

Drop-off points

  • South—Sarah Roche 
  • West—Nancy Horrall 
  • North and shipped—Joyce Westner 
  • Wellesley area—Sue Neff 
  • Cape—Ellen Duarte 


September 13—work to delivery person/drop-off point. Artists may provide GicleĆ© quality prints or cards of botanicals to be sold in the gallery during the exhibit. Please use exhibit label and print clearly with price and contact information. A 40% commission with be taken on items sold. Artists will be required to sign the Brush Art Gallery's "Artist Loan and Insurance Agreement". Form will be sent to artist upon receipt of Intent to Exhibit, and the Agreement will be placed in the bubble wrap envelope with the piece of artwork.

September 16—Exhibit hanging date

September 22—Opening reception.

October 28—NESBA pickup from the Brush Gallery. Retrieve artwork from exhibit by arrangement with delivery person.

Liability Statement—NESBA is unable to assume liability during the show. Artists exhibit at their own risk. All artwork will be handled with the utmost care. Artwork may not be removed prior to scheduled end of the exhibit. Working to promote public appreciation of the art and science of botanical art and illustration in New England.

Call For Entries Document

Labels Document

Intent To Exhibit Document

Prints and Notecards Guidelines

Intent To Sell

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