Perspective: Prince George's


Perspective: Prince George's intends to demonstrate the broad range of artwork being created in our county and to foster an inclusive spirit among the artists exhibiting together in the exhibition. 

Perspective: Prince George's is the 2020 annual exhibition of artwork by Prince George’s County Artists in the Prince George’s Delegation of the Lowe House Office Building, in Annapolis. It serves as a reminder to our lawmakers about the importance of the arts, and offers daily, moral support through the power of art as they work on our behalf throughout the legislative session.


ELIGIBILITY
This call is open to all artists who are 18 years of age or older who live, work, study, or have a studio in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Due to the nature of the exhibition space, only two-dimensional artworks that can be safely installed on hanging cables will be accepted.

However, new for this year's exhibition, artists working in 3-dimensions; such as free standing sculpture, ceramics, found objects or any other medium or material that is molded, cast, carved, or assembled are also encouraged to submit high quality photographs of their work for consideration in this exhibition. If selected, a high quality print of the main face of the 3-dimensional work will be displayed in place of the piece. It will be the artist’s responsibility to print and frame the piece for display.


HONORARIA

Each artist selected to participate will receive a $100 honorarium in appreciation of his/her contribution. If you are not already registered as a vendor with M-NCPPC, please do so at this link: https://www.mncppc.org/register.html. Honoraria are typically paid near the end of the exhibition. All participating artists that are not yet registered as a vendor must do so online by January 14, 2020 (within 2 weeks after the art drop off date of December 31, 2019), in order to receive payment by the end of the exhibition.


JUDGING

Artworks for this exhibition will be selected by staff form the Prince George's County Arts and Humanities Council and the Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George's County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. Selections will be made based on artistic merit, with an interest in showing a broad range of artwork and fostering an inclusive spirit.


EXHIBITION TIMELINE

Call for entries posted to website:

Monday, October 14, 2019

Entry Deadline:

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 11:59 pm

Artists notified:

Friday, December 20, 2019

Artists drop off work at Arts and Cultural Heritage Division (ACHD) office, 7833 Walker Drive, Greenbelt, MD:

Monday, December 30 and Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 8 am-4:30 pm

Installation of artwork:

Friday, January 3, 2020

Exhibition opens/Start of Legislative Session:

Wednesday, January 6, 2020

Public Reception at the Lowe House Office Building:

TBD- early March

Maryland Arts Day:

February 13, 2020 

Last day of exhibition/End of Legislative Session

Monday, April 6, 2020

Artists pick up artwork from ACHD office, 7833 Walker Drive, Greenbelt, MD:

Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 14, 2020


SUBMISSION CRITERIA
Applications must be submitted online at: m-ncppc.submittable.com

  • Artists may submit a maximum of 3 images of artworks to be considered
  • Only two-dimensional artworks that can be displayed on a wall by hanging cables will be accepted, or high- quality images of three-dimensional works to be printed and framed
  • Images should be high resolution to see significant details
  • Submissions must include an image list with information on media, size, title, and price
  • Artworks must be recent, created within the past 3 years and not previously included in any annual Prince George’s Annapolis exhibition
  • (Optional) Artists may include an artist’s statement no more than one page in length


EXHIBITION LOCATION AND HOURS
Prince George's Delegation
Lowe House Office Building
6 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Call 410-841-3800 for hours of operation (generally 9am - 5pm, Monday- Friday)


DELIVERY & INSTALLATION
Artists are solely responsible for transporting their artwork to and from the drop off/pick up location. The artwork delivered must match the images submitted for consideration and must be delivered in good condition and properly prepared for installation. Please direct specific questions about installation to Stuart Diekmeyer, Visual Arts Specialist. All artwork will be installed by Arts and Cultural Heritage Division staff and must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.


SALES & INSURANCE
The M‐NCPPC will retain a 25% commission on all art works sold during or as a result of the exhibition. Artworks in this exhibition are not covered by insurance and are loaned to the M-NCPPC for the purpose of this installation at the artists' risk.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Stuart Diekmeyer 

Visual Arts Specialist 

301-446-3251 

stuart.diekmeyer@pgparks.com


Perspective: Prince George's is presented by The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. 

PG Parks Arts and Cultural Heritage Division