Native Plant Juried Art Show



April - July 2016
Organized by the NC Native Plants Society, Trena McNabb and the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Entry Rules

Deadline to Submit: December 1, 2015

About the Juried Exhibition

North Carolina is rich with plant species, and they provide endless subjects for artistic interpretation. Celebrating this, the NC Native Plants Society is collaborating with the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum to showcase works by contemporary artists that are inspired by our native plants. This juried exhibition will be on view at the Museum during Summer 2016. Artwork submitted for this exhibition should be reflective of NC native plants and the surrounding region. All mediums (two-dimensional and three-dimensional) will be considered. All works accepted into the exhibition must be ready to install in the galleries.

About the Juror

Professor Lynn Duryea, ASU Art Department; Gardener and award winning Ceramic Artist. Web site:

About the NC Native Plant Society

The North Carolina Native Plant Society’s mission is to promote the enjoyment and conservation of North Carolina’s native plants and their habitats through education, protection, propagation, and advocacy. We are a non-profit group of volunteers who accomplish our mission by: rescuing native plants from encroaching construction, make native plant related presentations available to the public, sponsor various programs for both the community and college students, support research and stewardship activities which promote native plants, write letters to key officials stating our position on certain important issues, gather for field trips, plant & seed exchanges & auctions, picnics, and other events, promote responsible landscaping practices, grow native plants, buy nursery propagated plant material and leave the wild, plants in the wild, conserve and protect native plants and natural area habitats, avoid invasive exotic plants and we applaud people who create native plant habitats.

About the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum is located in the beautifully scenic mountain town of Blowing Rock, NC. The Museum caters to the interdisciplinary potential of both art and history, and features artwork and artifacts that educate the public on our rich regional culture. Surrounded by a lush, natural environment consisting of many native plant species, the Museum is an ideal place to celebrate and feature artwork inspired by native plants found all over the state, from the mountains to the coast.

Submission Rules

All applicants will be required to complete an application online, comprised of:

  • Completed application form (all applications must be submitted online at
  • No hard copy or email applications will be accepted
  • Works must feature or be inspired by at least one NC native plant
  • The works must be entirely the applicant’s original idea and creation, and they must not infringe on someone else’s copyright or other intellectual property rights
  • Artists must submit a minimum of one photographed entry, maximum of four. Juror could select up to two.
  • All submissions should be made by filling out the application completely and uploading the photos all at once.
  • Applicants grant the NCNPS and BRAHM the unrestricted right to reproduce images of submitted artworks for marketing efforts related to this exhibition

The selection decision is final and not subject to review

Guidelines for Artists

Artists will receive notification of acceptance via email no later than January 1, 2016.

Artists may submit up to 4 works for the exhibition. After acceptance into the exhibition, no substitutions will be allowed.

Full acceptance into the exhibition requires that artists comply with any and all necessary paperwork and procedures relating to the exhibition.

Delivery of works to and pick-up from the Museum is the full responsibility of the artists. Works may also be mailed to the Museum, but all costs for incoming and outgoing shipping are the responsibility of the artists. (If you want to be included in a list of artist and addresses shared for potential car pools, please indicate so on the online application form.)

BRAHM will provide full insurance coverage for works exhibited and stored at the Museum, but is not responsible for in-transit insurance.

Two-dimensional works must be professionally framed and ready to hang (wire or D-rings on the back) before delivery to the Museum. Installation needs for three-dimensional works must be clearly communicated to the Museum. Works that are not ready to be installed upon delivery will not be accepted for display in the exhibition.

Works must be picked up by the artists at the end of the exhibition. Works left at the Museum after the agreed upon loan duration will be considered property of the Museum.

Works on exhibit may be for sale. The Museum will collect 25% commission and sales tax for all works sold. Any works sold must remain on exhibit until the show closes.

Questions may be directed to the Exhibitions & Collections Coordinator at the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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