Calling all Artists

Calling all Artists


Local artists are invited to submit work inspired by the plants and landscape of the Arnold Arboretum for the Artists in the Arboretum juried exhibition, organized in conjunction with Jamaica Plain Open Studios.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, August 4 at midnight. Decisions will be announced on August 18.

JP Open Studios weekend is September 17-18. The Artists in the Arboretum exhibition will be in the Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall from September 15-October 16, 2016 with an opening reception on the evening of September 15.

Art submitted for consideration should be inspired by the Arnold Arboretum, and two-dimensional, such as paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, and prints.  Artists do not have to have a studio in Jamaica Plain, but art must be delivered by hand, not shipped, and cannot be return shipped. Art does not have to depict the Arboretum, but should reflect the mission or aesthetic of the institution or place.

The Arnold Arboretum reserves the right to refuse any piece of artwork for any reason. A jury will evaluate all submissions. If accepted, artwork must be available during following dates–September 12-October 16, be framed in a professional manner, and ready to hang.

Submit your artwork by email. All images must be accompanied by a completed form. Submissions without a form will not be considered.
Submission by EMAIL:

Step 1:  Fill out and submit the Submission Form JPOS.2016. Note:  You must complete Step 1 before sending an email to the Arnold Arboretum.

Step 2:  Send one email per submission to the Arnold Arboretum.  You may have up to three submissions.  Please list the subject header as: JPOS.  Each submission email should contain a single image of the artwork sent as an attachment. Please also include your name and contact phone number.  Maximum file size is 2MB.

Questions? Email