Call for Entries- Newport Flower Show

Updated: Feb. 24, 2017

New England Society of Botanical Artists

A Members’ Juried Exhibit

Call for Entries

Newport Flower Show
Friday, June 23 – Sunday, June 25, 2017
Rosecliff Mansion, Newport, RI

A NESBA members’ juried exhibit at the 2017 Newport Flower Show is open to any NESBA member in good standing (dues paid).

NESBA Exhibit Theme: Flowers. The Newport Flower Show theme is “FĂȘte des Fleurs: Paintings and Parterres”. See Newport Flower Show website for information on the flower show.

NESBA Exhibit Requirements:
Artists may enter more than one work and each work submitted into one of the 4 categories. The artist decides the category for which each work is submitted. No more than 6 works will be selected for each category, for a maximum of 24 works in the exhibit. Leaves, stems, fruit, pollinators, etc., may be included in the composition, but the main subject must be flowers.

Submission Categories: Artwork must be submitted into one of the following 4 categories, any medium:
· Any flower(s) on vellum;
· Any flower(s) in black and white;
· “Small works” : Any flower(s) in a frame no larger than 12 inches in the longest dimension;
· Rosaceae family flower(s).

NOTE: the “small works” category frame size limit is no larger than 12” in the longest dimension.

The other three categories frame size limit is no larger than 30” in the longest dimension. 
Submitted work does NOT have to be new work. Previously displayed work may be submitted.

Deadlines: (Remaining dates and information to be provided)
March 15 – digital images must be submitted to: 
End of April – artists will be notified of jurors’ decisions.
First week of June – artwork must be received by the Preservation Society of Newport County. Artists may send selected work directly to the Preservation Society. NESBA may use “Drop off Persons” and the collected work delivered to the Preservation Society. Details to follow.

Digital Image Submission Requirements: Images must be ready for print.

* must be a reasonably accurate representation of the actual artwork
* must have artist’s name and name of artwork; ex. JaneDoe_Tulipa.jpeg
* JPEG files only; 300 dpi; image 10” high or wide, whichever is larger.

Exhibitor Guidelines:
Artwork does not need to be for sale. Process for selling original artwork, prints and cards to be provided. A commission on sales will be taken by the Preservation Society. A $10 hanging fee must be paid to NESBA. All work will be handled with care. Neither NESBA nor the Preservation Society accept liability for damage to artwork. Artists are solely responsible for insuring their artwork.

Framing Guidelines: Please follow NESBA guidelines as follows: White or off-white mats. Simple wood frames with natural light, medium or dark finish. Gold finish acceptable. No painted frames. No metal frames. No sawtooth hangers. Artwork in frames of insufficient quality will not be hung. Plexiglass required.

This is a photo of the dining room in the Rosecliff Mansion where the NESBA exhibit will reside for the 3 days of the Newport Flower Show.
Photo of the self-standing Pro-panels on which the exhibit will be hung. One section of a Pro-Panel is 8 ft tall and 36 inches wide. Each panel is made of 2 sections, joined in the center. One panel (i.e., 2 joined sections) per category.

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