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Date(s) - April 18, 2015
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Nave Gallery Annex - 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144, USA

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The Nave Gallery Annex (Somerville, MA) invites artists to participate in the curated exhibition The Birds and the Bees.

The buzz of bees, the chirping of birds, vibrantly colored flowers, and green tender shoots pushing up from barren ground are dreamed of promises during these cold winter months. Rest assured, spring will come again, and with it:

Pollination!

The Birds and the Bees exhibition invites artists to explore and celebrate fecundity in all its guises. 2 and 3-D work as well as small mixed media installations which explore this topic literally, poetically, figuratively or metaphorically are welcome for consideration along with imagery exclusively of birds, or exclusively bees.

Brush up on bee lore, botanical illustration, nest building techniques, avian husbandry, honey hunting or ornithological sleights of hand. What might it all mean? Waggle dances? Colony Collapse disorder?

BUT  then again-

Maybe it’s all just about LOVE, SWEET LOVE!

 

GUIDELINES:

– $15 entry fee payable through PayPal

– A maximum of 3 pieces may be entered for consideration

– Submissions will be accepted through February 20, 2015

– The Nave Gallery will retain a 30% commission for work sold

– Artist is responsible for cost of shipping work to and from the gallery

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK:
-Send up to three artwork submissions as .jpg files to info@navegallery.org.

-Each .jpg should be 1200 pixels in the long dimension and named as “NAME_#.jpg” where # is the submission number and NAME is your last nam

-Include an image list with your jpeg submission email, indicating submission number, title, size, process and year, as well as a brief artist bio and statement

-There is a $15 submission fee, payable through Paypal. Paypal is available here. Please include “Birds and Bees” in the memo

Accepted pieces should be delivered to the Nave Gallery Annex located in Davis Square (53 Chester St, Somerville, MA) ready to install.

CALENDAR
Deadline for entries: Friday, February 20, 2015
Notification: Sunday, March 15, 2015
Artwork drop-off: TBA
Exhibition dates: April 18-May 10, 2015
Opening reception:  TBD
 

ABOUT THE CURATOR
Annie Silverman is a printmaker, book artist and urban beekeeper. She is the proprietor of ABRAZOS PRESS, a teaching and professional print shop in Somerville, MA.  She has been a part-time teacher at Mass College of Art and Design in Boston for over 20 years.  Annie has been working with imagery concerning birds and bees since 2007. Her print and wire installation: VANISHING POLLINATORS, about bees and hummingbirds, has been exhibited at Brickbottom Artist Gallery in Somerville, The Boston Public Library, and at Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA.  Annie is also an avid urban gardener, and was Somerville Artist of the Month in September 2013.  Her artist books and prints have been exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently in Naples, Italy, Utrecht, Holland, and Peterborough, NH