Please note, applications have closed.
- Deadline to enter: April 11, 2021
- Notification of acceptance: April 23, 2021
- Delivery of artwork to the Conservatory: June 3-6, 2021
- Exhibition opening: June 12, 2021
- Exhibition closing: November 28, 2021
- Exhibition Reception and Awards: Date TBD
- Artwork picked up: November 29, 2021
General Category: $10
Youth Category: Free
All fees are contributed to the awards for the exhibition.
All work selected by the Jurors will be included in the Cardinal Health Gallery at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. All selected artists in both General and Youth Categories will receive a Conservatory Membership.
- Best in Show: $1,500
- For the People Award: $800
- Beauty of Nature Award: $800
- Umoja Award: $800
- Best Writing Award: $100
- Best Visual Arts Award: $100
People’s Choice Award: $400, decided by the visitors of the exhibition
Shipment & Delivery
Artists are responsible for shipping their work to and from Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and insuring it while in transit. Accepted works will be covered by insurance while on display at the Conservatory. Work may be hand delivered. Artwork must be delivered in reusable packing materials for return shipping. Artist must provide pre-paid return shipping labels.
Submission of an entry shall constitute agreement on the part of the artist to all conditions set forth in this prospectus. An Exhibition Agreement will be sent to all accepted artists. Accepted artists agree to provide the Conservatory with a group of high-resolution images that best represent the art in the show, a short description of each piece, and a personal biography of each of the artists by April 29, 2021, all of which may be used by the Conservatory’s marketing department in part or in entirety for the purpose of promoting the Exhibition. Works altered from the submitted digital images will not be accepted.
Sale of Art
Artists may choose to have their artwork available for purchase. Any artwork sold is subject to a 30% commission. Artwork sold will remain on display for the entire length of the exhibition, and will not be withdrawn due to sale. The Conservatory shall remit to the artists the share of the sales revenue by January 1, 2022.