In 1933 John Jacob Niles composed a folk hymn inspired by a girl named Annie Morgan
titled “I Wonder as I Wander.” Waiting in a train station, he noticed an impoverished girl (Annie)
out on the platform singing this fragmented sentence over and over for spare change.
The Meeting House Gallery would like to invite you to apply for our juried show
THE WONDER IN THE WANDER. This show seeks emerging artists under 40
to submit works that bear witness to where you have wandered, internally or externally,
and how it has nurtured your sense of wonder. This concept is also inspired by “Yugen,”
the Japanese concept that describes an awareness of the universe that triggers an emotional
response too deep and powerful for words. This concept beautifully bridges our external
observations with our internal ones.
“To watch the sun sink behind a flower clad hill. To wander on in a huge forest without thought of return. To stand upon the shore and gaze after a boat that disappears behind distant islands. To contemplate the flight of wild geese seen and lost among the clouds.…”
-- Zeami Motokiyo
We seek emerging artists in the greater Berkshire County working in both two and three-dimensional media (no video) to submit up to three
recent works inspired by their wanderings and wonderings. All work must be submitted by April 1st to the dropbox provided, along with a description of the work.
This art show is open to all artists working in all mediums under the age of 40, living within a 50-mile radius of the Gallery.
SUBMISSION PROCESS + GUIDELINES
Reference theme presented in description above. Using the Dropbox provided each artist must submit one folder containing the following:
1.High resolution image of up to three artworks.
Label each image LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_TITLE_DIMENSIONS Example: Smith_Anna_Morning Light_ 12 x 24 inches
2. Title, Size/dimensions, Medium, Price, Year created
3. Artist Statement + Biography combined onto one page - no longer than one page.
Short bio/artist statement will be used in binder on display for the duration of the show and may be used for advertising.
4. A photo of yourself/headshot and/or you working in your studio.
PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS SUBMITTED IN ONE FOLDER DROPBOX FOR SUBMISSION, TO:
The 2019 NMVA Winter House Concert Series will be announced later this fall.
The Music and More 2019 program of events
will be announced in the spring.
Art Exhibition: THE WONDER IN THE WANDER
September 17 - October 3, 2021
OPEN ART CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Sesshu Toyo, 1495
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THE MEETING HOUSE GALLERY 154 Hartsville-New Marlborough Rd, New Marlborough, MA 01230 (413) 229-2785
- All artwork should be ready to hang or to be displayed if it is three-dimensional.
- Only original fine artworks completed within the last three years, which have not been previously shown at the gallery, will be accepted.
Copies and reproductions will not be accepted (no giclée or offset printed work) in the exhibition.
- Artwork to be hung on walls should be no larger than 60” including frame.
- All 2-D Artwork should be ready to hang with suitable wire. No double saw tooth hangers-- artwork will not be accepted/displayed.
If hanging mechanism is missing or nonfunctional the work will not be hung. Please make sure that your hanging device is securely attached.
- Sculptures should have a base no larger than 10” x 10” and not exceed 30” in any direction.
- Artwork cannot exceed 50 pounds.
- Artwork can be any medium.
Entries requiring unusual installation require prior approval with The New Marlborough Meeting House Gallery. To ensure proper installation of
non-traditional works, The New Marlborough Meeting House Gallery may require the assistance of the artist. The New Marlborough Meeting
House Gallery retains the final decision regarding works to be exhibited.
Artwork that is for sale will have a 20/80 split for works sold, 80% going to the artist.
Artists are responsible for hand delivery of work to and from exhibition by the designated dates and times. New Marlborough Meeting House Gallery is not responsible for artwork remaining after pick-up dates and becomes property of NMNH to sell or dispose of.
The New Marlborough Meeting House will take every precaution against damage/theft, etc. of artwork, but will not be responsible for damage/loss whatever the cause. We strongly encourage artists to hold insurance on their artwork against loss or damage.
Accepted artwork will need a signed agreement/contract and inventory All accepted work must remain in the exhibition for its duration.
The New Marlborough Meeting House reserves the right to photograph and reproduce images for publicity purposes.
Submissions open: February 15, 2021
Submissions close: April 1, 2021
Artists are contacted: May 1, 2021
Artists that are selected will be notified of drop off times.
Show opening September 17, 2021 and closes October 3, 2021.
ABOUT THE JURORS
Jacob Fossum works and lives in the Southern Berkshires and is the Professor of Painting and Drawing at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. His own work deals with Observation and Interbeing and is grounded in Painting but also branches into drawing, sculpture, installation, movement,
music and video. You can see more of his work at: https://hope.simons-rock.edu/~jfossum/
Nicole Clark is an art instructor at Lee Middle and High School, aspiring poet, and mixed media artist. Nicole is a gem and mineral enthusiast, eclectic solitary, and consciousness explorer. She believes in magic and is moved by the beauty of the nocturnal sky, astronomical phenomena
metaphysics, and cosmology. You can see more of her work at: https://www.nicoleireneart.com/
THE MEETING HOUSE GALLERY in the village of New Marlborough hosts openings and events throughout the season, featuring the remarkable work of regional artists working in all mediums.