A! Magazine for the Arts

Botanical art exhibition and competition seeks entries

October 26, 2021

Leaf & Root & Berry: A Botanical Art Show & Competition is presented by Create Appalachia. Accepted works for this exhibit will be displayed prominently in Create Appalachia’s gallery in the Kingsport Innovation Village, and online exhibit at CreateAppalachia.org. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 15. The show runs from April 8-June 3, 2022.

The Appalachian Mountains are home to one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the United States. Appalachian artists, draw inspiration from this abundance and celebrate it. For this competition, Create Appalachia seeks artistic works of visual art that show the artist’s original vision, demonstrate technical skill, and that highlight the region’s natural bounty. Open to all media in the visual arts, including film/video, digital media, photography, textiles & fiber art, painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry crafts, & more.

Submit entries to https://leaf-root-berry-2022.artcall.org/ along with completed entry form.

Files must be titled with last and first name and title (Sample: DoeJoe-Title.jpg). Submit as JPGs with a resolution of 1000 pixels in the long dimension. Any accepted work not accurately represented by the entry submission may be rejected. All works submitted will be for sale unless marked “not for sale.” There is an entry fee of $20 for up to three images or $30 for up to eight images. If the works are part of a series, note the series name in the submission. Final selections for inclusion in the exhibit are made by a judging panel of professionals based on artistic excellence and originality in reflection of the
theme. Cash prizes are $100 for best in show, $50 for juror’s choice (three awards) and $25 for honorable mention (three awards).

Create Appalachia retains a 30% commission on all works sold. Set the price of work to include the framing or mounting as delivered to the gallery. Payment for works sold will be made to artists within 30 days of the close of the exhibit. 2D artworks accepted into the show must be delivered ready to hang. 3D artworks & installations must be accompanied by detailed instructions and reference photos. New media, sound and video work should be sent as .mp4 & .mp3 files. If accepted for the show, contact cher@createappalachia.org to set up a time to deliver artwork. Unsold pieces will be available for pickup beginning June 15 (by appointment only) and must be picked up by June 22. Artwork that is not picked up and/or requires shipping will be returned by June 30.