Artwork dropped off without a corresponding artist statement typed into our website will not be considered for acceptance.
Everyone is invited to submit visual art or framed poetry about trees! All mediums are welcome, including sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, fabric arts, and found objects using natural or synthetic materials. Pick up your entry packet now in the VineArts Gallery hallway, or click here to download your required entry packet materials. Click here to see the exact drop-off instructions for the “Grove of Trees” exhibit, along with inspiration and food for thought as you prepare your artwork.
Q. Do I need to submit tree imagery that has a certain theme?
A. No, there’s not a certain theme. Your imagery can be formal (just for the beauty of it), abstract, conceptual, etc. The image can convey emotional meaning and/or represent spiritual references, but it doesn’t have to.
Q. What types of trees can I convey for this exhibit?
A. Images of any type of tree at any stage of growth are welcome. Framed poetry about trees is also welcome for this exhibit. Visual art can include actual or implied texture of trees, tree bark or even wood grain as long as we can connect it with trees. You can explore issues of logging or deforestation, scenes of trees in the city or wilderness, the scientific wonder of trees, how trees affect the rest of creation, scriptural references about trees in the Bible, etc. There are many approaches to the subject of trees.
Q. What if I submit art with trees in it that aren’t readily noticeable?
A. Our jury will decide. We’re looking for artwork that at least partly involves at least one tree as a visual or conceptual factor, not just some random tree in the corner making it “technically” present somewhere in your image.
What do you think of when you consider undeserved kindness, mercy and compassion? This exhibit will explore the action of giving or receiving a sacrifice, mercy, undeserved forgiveness, outreach, or compassion for the stranger.
Everyone is invited to submit a short story or work of visual art about the concept of Amazing Grace. All mediums are welcome, including sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, fabric arts, and writing (please submit short stories in a black binder). Pick up your entry packet now in the VineArts Gallery hallway, or click here to download your required entry packet materials. Click here to see the exact drop-off instructions for the “Amazing Grace” exhibit, along with inspiration and food for thought as you prepare your artwork.