Vermont Arts Council

Call for Entry: RISE: Trees; Our Botanical Giants

This juried exhibition will appear in Vermont press and in an art magazine. Selected artwork will be eligible for the onsite exhibition at the Mad River Valley Arts gallery in Waitsfield, Vt on March 7 until April 26, 2024. 

Artists are invited to enter 2 or 3 innovative artworks of original design that push our understanding about trees, whether explored from an aesthetic, conceptual, environmental, scientific, philosophical and/or poetic perspective. The exhibition will show a diverse range of contemporary interpretations of ‘TREES’ in either 2 or 3 dimensions. Accepted media include painting, drawing, illustration, graphic design, fashion design, mixed-media 2-D, photography, sculpture: ceramics, wood, metals, glass, recycled/readymade combinations, textiles, installation, industrial arts, interdisciplinary practice: sciences/history +art, or mechanical technologies such as robotics and video. 

Art work will be examined and judged on the basis of strong craft, innovative design, thoughtfulness and its pertinence to our current dialogue about ‘TREES’ in the context of climate shifts, their transformative power, ecological, psychological and philosophical views.

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