The Marion Art Center and Sippican Lands Trust (SLT) are partnering up once again to sponsor an exhibition by local artists to highlight the many scenic sites that comprise the Sippican Land Trust’s properties this fall. This is one of several initiatives undertaken by the SLT to encourage visitors to enjoy our properties around Marion.
Local artist, Patty White, will kick off this year’s joint art exhibition with a facilitated plein air session at SLT’s Brainard Marsh on Tuesday, June 19from 10:00 am to noon. White will work with local artists at this session to provide guidance on painting natural landscapes. Please bring your own supplies as no materials will be provided to artists at this session. This session is open to everyone and directions to Brainard Marsh can be found at www.sippicanlandstrust.org.
For the fall exhibition, local artists are invited to submit up to three works, in any media, for a non-juried exhibition to be held at the Marion Art Center from Friday, October 12 through Saturday, November 17. All submitted works must depict scenes of or from SLT properties. The Marion Art Center will receive a commission of 30% on the sale of each piece.
Registration by Monday, September 10is required. Artists wishing to exhibit their artworks should submit original pieces (no more than 3), matted and framed with title, medium and price. Sculpture should be presented exhibition ready. All pieces must be for sale and must be originals and have been executed within the past three years. All submitted works must depict scenes of or from SLT properties and the location must be identified. All paintings and photographs must be framed, preferably matted (in white or neutrals) and ready to hang (i.e., secured with heavy picture wire and wrapped in tape, affixed to hooks that have been secured to the frame).
The drop-off date for pieces is Tuesday, October 9 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Marion Art Center, 80 Pleasant Street, Marion.
For more information about this exhibition and for a printable registration form, please visit the Marion Art Center website at www.marionartcenter.org, call 508-748-1266 or drop by the Marion Art Center at 80 Pleasant Street in Marion.