Art on the Trails: Proposals due by midnight tonight (Monday, April 20th)

Above: The 2018 Art on the Trails exhibit “Unexpected Gestures” brought us this installation. I’m looking forward to seeing what the 2020 theme will inspire. (image of My Heart Hurts by Nick O’Hara from that year’s gallery)

For the fourth summer running, Beals Preserve will host Art on the Trails. Any artist looking to be part of the juried exhibit should submit a proposal by midnight tonight, Monday, April 20th. (Multiple entries are welcome and encouraged.)

[Editor’s Note: Sorry for the short notice to readers. Today was the first I learned of this year’s Call for Art.]

Proposals can be for site-specific installations and/or pre-existing work. Installations should be sturdy enough to be displayed along the Southborough Open Land Foundation trails from June 11 – September 20.

As always, the art must leave no permanent trace to the environment and be installed without harm to surrounding trees or vegetation.

The juror for this year’s exhibition is Hilary Zelson, public art administrator and artist. (You can read more about her here.) The 2020 theme is “Rising Up”:

“OUR GREATEST GLORY IS NOT IN NEVER FAILING, BUT RISING UP EVERY TIME WE FAIL” RALPH WALDO EMERSON

As we move through our lives, in our communities, in our world, we are challenged. How do we face those challenges and move forward with courage? Artists responding to this theme are asked to consider this question and respond with proposals that answer the question or demonstrate the rising of the human spirit.

If you’re feeling inspired, or think you know someone who might be, you can check out the full details here.

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