Call for Exhibits: Beautiful Maryland

The GNSI-DC Chapter invites submissions for the upcoming exhibit, Beautiful Maryland: Natural Science Illustrations of the Chesapeake Bay Region, from all members that have attended at least one GNSI-DC meeting in the last year.


  • Art submission: April 1-May 4.
  • Invitation or regrets sent July 1.
  • Send high-res images of accepted pieces: July 15
  • Deliver ready to hang pieces: No later than August 22.
  • Opening Reception: Sunday August 31.
  • Show duration: August 27-October 12, 2014


ELIGIBILITY: Open to all current GNSI members of GNSI-DC chapter (attended at least one meeting in 2013)

LOCATION: Garden Gallery, Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Entry must be received via online submission by Sunday May 4, 2014 at 11:59 EDT.


FORMAT: Original artwork, gallery quality prints, or multimedia of work created either with traditional or digital techniques or a mix thereof. Artwork does not have to be original for the show (you can submit works you've completed before)

ENTRY FEE: $10/entry

FRAME SIZE: 16" width or less is highly preferred (gallery space is limited).

GNSI EXHIBIT CONTACT: Ikumi Kayama, ikumikayama (at) (770) 364-8237


SUBMISSION FORMATS: - JPG or TIF formats preferred: High quality (75/100+). - Maximum of 1500 x 1500 pixels, no files larger than 5 MB each. - Only online submissions will be accepted. If you need assistance, please contact Ikumi. - Provide a brief artist statement (ex. explain how the subject fits into the ecosystems of Maryland/Chesapeake region). The statement should not exceed 250 words or 1000 characters.

ART SUBMISSION FOR CATALOG: Once accepted into the exhibition, artists must send a high-res file for printing the catalog at 300dpi in CMYK by July 15. Details will be sent with acceptance letters.

SALES: Once accepted into the exhibition, artists must make artworks available for sale. Sale of high-quality prints is acceptable. Any artworks sold are subject to a 30% commission and must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. Artists bear the responsibility of negotiating with gallery her/his representation if applicable. The gallery will not ship artwork on behalf of artist or buyer.

CRITERIA: Only artists maintaining a current membership with GNSI are eligible to apply. While we will do our best to accommodate our members (we will be attempting some group transport from DC), artists must be willing to deliver or ship artwork to and pick up from Quiet Waters Park at their own expense. All two-dimensional artworks must arrive framed ready to hang with wires. Label information (title, date of creation, dimension of original work, media) and sale price must be marked clearly on the back. Artists juried into the exhibition will receive detailed information and requirements upon notification.

PROJECT TIMELINE: Deadline for entry: May 4, 2014 Acceptances or regrets will be sent via e-mail by July 1, 2014 Artwork Delivered to QWP: No later than August 22, 2014

JURIED EXHIBITION: August 27-October 12, 2014.

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, August 31, 2014 2-4 p.m.

SUBMISSION PROCESS: Fill out the form completely (released April 1) and submit by Sunday, May 4, 11:59 EDT.

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