ユキツバキ(加筆後)_Camellia rusticana.jpg

Akiko Enokido, detail of Camellia rusticana, © 2015, watercolor on vellum.

Call for Entries
Gifts from Japan: A Horticultural Tale told through Botanical Art

Exhibition Requirements,

Submission and Payment Forms

  1. Carefully read all the information on this page about the exhibition. Questions? Contact the BAGSC Exhibitions Chair by clicking here.

  2. Click on the green "Register Now" button in the right column to fill out the online Exhibition Submission form for this show and pay the entry fee.

  3. Email your high-resolution artwork scans to the BAGSC Exhibitions Chair by clicking here.

Want to volunteer to help with BAGSC Exhibitions? Contact the BAGSC Exhibitions Chair by clicking here.

Intent to Submit

This exhibition has a tight timeline. Older works are acceptable, as well as recent works!

 

If you are thinking about submitting, we would appreciate it if you could fill out the short and quick "Intent to Submit" form as soon as possible by clicking here.

Submitting this form does not obligate you to submit to the exhibition, but will help us plan. Thank you for your help!

Eligibility

Current members in good standing of BAGSC, the Pacific Northwest Botanical Artists, and the Oregon Botanical Artists circle are invited to submit to this important exhibition.

Fee

$35 US to submit up to three (3) works.

Artwork

Original botanical artworks in the following media: watercolor, pencil, pen and ink, colored pencil, mixed media, oil, acrylic, gouache, egg tempera, original prints (i.e., aquatints, etchings, etc.).

 

This exhibition will only show original works. Giclée prints will not be accepted.

Subjects

The theme of our portion of the exhibition will be botanical artworks of ornamental and garden plants that originated in Japan and were exported to the United States and the world. The following is a preliminary list of subjects that coordinate with The Huntington’s display of Kawarazaki Shodo’s (1889 – 1973) woodblock prints, Flowers of Japan.

 

This is not an exhaustive list of possible subjects. If your subject has Japanese parentage, or is a hybrid with part of its origin in Japan, please ask us if it can be included in the submission by emailing the BAGSC Exhibition Chair. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.

  • Acer japonicaum

  • Acer palmatum

  • Adonis ramosa

  • Bletilla striata

  • Camellia japonica

  • Camellia sasanqua

    • Please note: there are already Camellias in the exhibition. You are welcome to submit a Camellia, but, if you have another species, or are interested in painting a species on this list, it would be most welcome.

  • Campanula punctata

  • Cerasus sargentii

  • Chaenomeles japonica

  • Cornus kousa

  • Farfugium japonicum

  • Hosta kikutii

  • Hydrangea macrophylla

  • Iris japonica

  • Iris laevigata

  • Kerria japonica

  • Lespedeza thunbergii

  • Lilium auratum

  • Lycoris sanguinea

  • Magnolia obovata

  • Magnolia sieboldii

  • Miscanthus sinensis

  • Paeonia japonica

  • Paulownia tomentosa

  • Pinus thunbergii

  • Primula japonica

  • Pseudotsuga japonica

  • Rhododendron makinoi

  • Rhododendron molle

  • Scaidopitys verticillata

  • Stewartia pseudocamellia

  • Tricytis hirta

  • Tsuga diversifolia

  • Wisteria floribunda

Acceptance criteria

This is a juried exhibition that will be curated for works that fit with the overarching theme of the exhibition, as well as meeting the requirements for botanical accuracy. If there are more works submitted than space allows, the jurors will make every attempt to include at least one artwork from each artist.

Sale of artwork

Artwork will not be offered for sale during this exhibition. Artists' contact information will be available for visitors who wish to contact the artists directly with artwork purchase inquiries.

Submission scans

Artwork images for submission must be digital files only: 300 dpi, image
8” high, .jpg or .tif file formats.

 

The image file should be labeled with artist’s name, last name first and artwork title, with no spaces—for example:

doe-jane-latin-plant-name.jpg

Additional information about scanning can be found on the BAGSC page "General Submission Information" by clicking here.

Framing

Framing will be to ASBA standards, matted in white or off-white mats, with Plexiglas only. UV-protected plexi is preferred. Glass will not be accepted.

 

Mats should be of professional quality with no liners. Frames should be simple, L-profile gallery frames, light to medium brown wood or gold wood.

 

Works which are poorly presented, or  do not meet the standard shown in the digital entry image will not be hung. Artwork must be wired for hanging.

Frames must be wired for hanging with D-ring hangers and heavy-duty hanging wire. Sawtooth style hangers are unacceptable.

Additional information about framing can be found on the BAGSC page "General Submission Information" by clicking here.

PORTLAND JAPANESE GARDEN

611 SW Kingston Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

 

EXHIBITION DATES:

May 13 – July 4, 2022

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

March 21

ARTIST NOTIFICATIONS:

March 28

ARTWORK DELIVERED TO THE HUNTINGTON FOR PACKAGING AND SHIPPING:

April 15

Please note: The Huntington will be packing and shipping artworks to the Portland Japanese Garden. Accepted artists will be informed of local Southern California delivery points for artwork to be taken to The Huntington. Accepted artists in the Portland/Pacific Northwest area will receive instructions about direct geographic drop-off points for their area.

EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
May 13, 2022

Jurors

Robert Hori

Gardens Cultural Curator & Programs Director

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Kathy Musial

Curator, Living Collections

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Tania Norris

President, Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California

Akiko Enokido

Botanical Artist

Beth Stone

Botanical Artist

BAGSC Downloadable Exhibition Submission Form

If you cannot use the online form and need to mail or email an entry form instead, download the generic "universal" entry form by clicking on either the PDF icon below or the Word document icon (.docx) download the form.

If you are mailing (snail mail the Entry Form, please email the BAGSC Exhibitions Chair to let them know your entry form is on the way!

Mail the entry form to:

BAGSC

137 N Larchmont Boulevard, 105

Los Angeles CA 90004

BAGSC Exhibition
Artwork Labels

Each artwork that appears in a BAGSC-sponsored exhibition must have specific artist information firmly adhered to the back. Download and fill out the label form by clicking on either the PDF icon below or the Word document icon (.docx) to download the form. You are welcome to create your own form, as long as it contains all necessary information.