Call for Artists: LUSH juried show, hosted by Westobou

Call for Artists: LUSH juried show, hosted by Westobou

Exhibition Title: LUSH
Exhibition Dates: April 11-23, 2022
Events: Opening Reception: April 15, 5-7 p.m.
Location: Bedford Greenhouses, 1023 Oleander Dr, Augusta, Georgia 30904
Type: Planter exhibition juried by Sydney Ewerth and Paul Maloney (bios below)
Contact: LushJuriedShow@gmail.com
Deadline: FEBRUARY 11, 2022

EXHIBITION DESCRIPTION
As humans have migrated to the interior space of safety in architecture, we have brought our plant and animal friends along with us, domesticated indoors. What does it say about our lust for beauty and greed to pluck something from nature and preserve it as our own in the comfort of our homes? How can we use art and material to celebrate and understand these living organisms? Can these constructed vessels better aid nature, or create needed assistance to our symbiosis? This prompts the creation of more than a vase or planter. Westobou is now accepting submissions for LUSH, a juried planter & vase exhibition. This exhibition is meant to explore how sculpture and flora intersect, asking the artists to imagine a fantasy ecosystem that not only houses the organic element, but commemorates the beauty and history of it through composition, proximity, and relationship. All ceramic and mixed material artworks, functional and sculptural, are eligible if they can house a live plant and exist in a greenhouse for the duration of the exhibition. We will consider form, concept, and function. We are looking for planters of any kind that push the aesthetic boundaries of the typical planter or vase form. With Westobou’s support, juror’s Sydney Ewerth and Paul Maloney will curate an exhibition of planters to be displayed in a greenhouse at Bedford Greenhouses in Augusta, GA. Bedford Greenhouses will supply the flora that best pairs with each piece accepted into the exhibition.

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