Call for Entries- Newport Flower Show

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.

Newport Flower Show Exhibit Requirements: You may enter one painting, and it must be in one of the 4 categories. No more than 6 works will be selected for each category, for a maximum number of 24 works selected. The principal subject for all categories is flowers. Leaves, stems, fruit, etc. may be included in the composition, but the main subject must be flowers. The Newport Flower Show will select a winner in each category.

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;
· Any flower(s) in a frame no larger than 12 inches in the longest dimension;
· Rosaceae family flower(s).

The artist decides the category for which the work is submitted.
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 NESBA jurors.

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.

Submission Requirements:
Digital images must be a reasonably accurate representation of the actual artwork.

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 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 frames in natural, light, medium or gold wood and in addition, for this exhibit, natural dark finish is acceptable. No painted frames. No metal frames. No sawtooth hangers. Artwork in frames of insufficient quality will not be hung. Plexiglass required.

Date: Jan. 5, 2017

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.