Metamorphosis Juried Exhibition (Solomons, MD) - Call For Artists

Metamorphosis: Recycled, Repurposed, Reimagined (Solomons, MD) – Call For Artists

Metamorphosis: Recycled, Repurposed, Reimagined (Solomons, MD) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center invites emerging and established artists to submit original artworks to Metamorphosis: Recycled, Repurposed, Reimagined. This exhibition seeks to inspire environmentally sustainable artmaking through found objects, creative reuse, and upcycled art. By repurposing by-products, waste materials, or unwanted objects and transforming them into something with more perceived and artistic value, artists explore environmental themes, engage in social commentary, and implore a call to action or infuse realism, emotion, or humor in their work.

Artwork in this juried show is meant to be eye-opening, engaging, thought-provoking, inspiring, poetic, and sometimes playful and optimistic. How are contemporary artists engaging with objects in a world overrun with too much stuff?

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Enter by: 10 December 2023

Artwork for Metamorphosis: Recycled, Repurposed, Reimagined must include a repurposed material as a primary medium. 2-D and 3-D artwork will be considered. Outdoor artwork is welcome. All artwork must be created within the last four years. Artists must be 18 years or older. This exhibition will be open to the public in the Kay Daugherty Gallery of Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center from February 9 to April 21, 2024.


  • Notification: December 29
  • Delivery: Jan 24 – 28, 2024
  • AnnMarie After Hours (Opening Reception): Feb 9, 5 – 7 PM
  • Exhibit: February 9 – April 21, 2024
  • Artwork Pickup: April 22 – 28, 2024

Short-term paid residencies are available to artists accepted into the Metamorphosis show for this unique outdoor eco-art festival. Details about this additional opportunity will be sent upon acceptance into this gallery show.

For artists shipping works from outside the region, transportation grants are available through the Artist Accessibility Fund to help with shipping cost. Grants typically range from $75 to $200 and are awarded on a need basis. The Artist Accessibility Fund was established in loving memory of Southern Maryland artist Michael Tomassoni. Learn more here: scholarship application.

About Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Annmarie is a Smithsonian Affiliate located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. Since 1992, Annmarie has captivated visitors of all ages with its natural setting and exceptional programs and events.

Annmarie is committed to connecting people to art and nature. Through a wide variety of engaging exhibits, programs, classes, public projects, and annual events, Annmarie opens up opportunities for creativity, collaboration, and reflection. By providing opportunities for visitors to experience and engage in imaginative activities, Annmarie seeks to nurture the human spirit and contribute to a healthy society.

The 30 acre grounds of Annmarie Sculpture Garden is owned and supported by the Board of Calvert County Commissioners. In accordance with the lease and management agreement, Annmarie is operated by the Koenig Private Foundation, a private, non-profit, charitable organization. The Foundation employes the staff of Annmarie, and seeks out grants and donations to support the payroll budget and fund special projects at Annmarie. The many activities and programs of Annmarie are supported by Ann’s Circle, a 501 c 3 non-profit organization whose board consists of residents drawn from the Southern Maryland community. Ann’s Circle offers a membership package with a variety of attractive benefits. Membership is open to all.

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