Published on January 5, 2018

Open Call to Artists for "New England Reborn"

Red trillium by Rosemary Mosco
Red trillium by Rosemary Mosco

Blue Hills Trailside Museum is accepting submissions for its upcoming exhibit, April Showers & May Flowers: New England Reborn, showing March 17–June 24, 2018.

Intricately-woven bird nests. Cloud-reflecting puddles. Gently budding branches. Vibrant flowers. A sun-drenched trail.

What wonderful natural images come to mind when you think of the spring season? Colors, life and light abound. The ground smells rich, waters thaw and the air is loud with birdsong. It certainly is a season of joyful rebirth throughout New England. 

Artists are asked to submit works that depict, or are inspired by, nature during a New England spring. Submission deadline is February 8, 2018.

Application Procedure

Submission deadline is February 8, 2018.

Most mediums are acceptable. The criteria for choosing artists’ submissions will include:

  • Treatment of the subject matter
  • Its relevance to nature
  • Command of their individual craft
  • The ability to engage the viewer

Artists are invited to submit images of up to five pieces of artwork by email (for screening purposes only). All submissions must include: artist's name, artist's contact information, dimensions of framed work, title of piece, medium used.

Artists selected for this exhibit will be contacted via email no later than February 18. 

Additional Information

If selected for this exhibit, all artwork needs to be framed appropriately and ready to hang (detailed information available upon request) and will include a $20 participation fee.  In addition, 20% of all sales will be donated to support Blue Hills Trailside Museum. 

The show will run from March 17–June 24, 2018. A formal reception will be determined pending our participating artists’ availability.

Exhibit will be held at:

Mass Audubon’s Blue Hills Trailside Museum 
1904 Canton Avenue
Milton, MA  02186


Inquiries may be directed to Liz Bastable, Visitor Services & Volunteer Coordinator, by email or by calling 617-333-0690 x5223.