Call for Art
Keeping the Bees: The Importance of Pollinators
June 16 – July 28, 2019
Over 75% of the flowering plants on earth rely on animals and insects for pollination, including nearly 75% of our food crops. Without these creatures such as hummingbirds, bats, bees, beetles, butterflies, and flies, these plants would not be able to produce fruits and seeds, which would be devastating to people and the planet. Join Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods in bringing attention to the importance and plight of the pollinator in this group art exhibition. We are accepting work in all visual media and styles that feature or are in some way related to pollinators. See below for online resources for more information on pollinators.
- Submission Deadline: May 15, 2019
- Artist Notification: May 17, 2019
- Exhibition: Sunday, June 16 (opening reception 1-3pm) to Sunday, July 28, 2019
Artists wishing to apply should email up to three images of examples of the work they intend to enter to: email@example.com along with their contact info no later than May 15, 2019. If it is not immediately apparent how your work relates to pollinators, please also include a brief artist statement that explains the relation. There is no fee to apply or participate. Brushwood Center will retain 15% of all sales.
Featuring artwork by Special Guests: The Reed-Turner Group
As part of Keeping the Bees, Brushwood Center is proud to be showing work by The Reed-Turner Group of Botanical Artists that focuses on the foods that rely on the work of polinators. This exhibition, entitled At the Farmers' Market
will be on display alongside Keeping the Bees. The Reed Turner Botanical Artists group was established in 2005 and is affiliated with the American Society of Botanical Artists. This community of artists is dedicated to the tradition and contemporary practice of botanical art with a mission to further the interests of botanical art, conservation science, botany and horticulture.
About Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods
Located among pristine woodlands in the Ryerson historic home in Riverwoods, Il., Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods promotes the importance of nature for nurturing personal and community wellbeing, cultivating creativity, and inspiring learning. In doing so, we honor the legacy of those who came before us on this land and champion a region where people will care about and for nature.
More information on pollinators:
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