CALL FOR ENTRIES - Fairies in the Garden 2018
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center is accepting submission for our 9th annual outdoor exhibit of all things magical - including fairy houses, fairy gardens, gnome homes, elf houses and more!
You are invited to create something magical for this exhibit!
DEADLINE to apply: March 16, 2018
There are TWO submission categories:
--CHILDREN'S FAIRY GARDEN, on exhibit April 6-May 28, 2018
This category is open to any individual or group who wants to be part of the magic, but doesn't have the ability to create something that can last five months out in the elements. This is a great option for Scout groups, parent child creations, or any individual or child who loves fairies and gnomes - and wants to enjoy all the fun of the opening reception on April 6 and the outdoor exhibit, as well as the Fairy House Festival on April 22! All submissions in this category will be displayed in and around the Children's Fairy Lolly natural play area. Creations must be delivered to Annmarie between March 29 and April 3.
--FAIRIES IN THE GARDEN, on exhibit April 6 - September 3, 2018
This exhibit is open to those individuals and/or groups who have a hankering to create something truly wonderful that will be enjoyed by guests for five months. All submission in this category are expected to be constructed of durable materials and adhesives that can stand the test of time, and the enthusiastic affection of all our summer visitors. All submissions in this category are eligible for the "People's Choice Award," which will be voted on by guests throughout the summer. The award includes a $150 cash prize! In addition, all builders will enjoy free admission to the opening reception on April 6, and enjoy free admission to the Fairy House Festival on April 22. Submission in this category will be scattered amidst the woods and trails of our lovely Sculpture Garden. Creations must be delivered to Annmarie between March 29 and April 3.
TO APPLY IN EITHER CATEGORY, please complete our easy online form!
Children's Fairy Garden Exhibit - for children & youth groups
April 6 - May 28, 2018
Fairies in the Garden Exhibit - for adults & professional artists and builders
April 6 - September 3, 2018
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
In Association with the Smithsonian Institution
13470 Dowell Road, P.O. Box 99
Dowell, MD 20629
For which category would you like to submit an entry?
Children's Fairy Garden, April 6-May 28
Fairies in the Garden, April 6-Sept 3
(must be at least 18 years of age)
Name of group or organization, if applicable:
Complete Mailing Address
Address Line 2
State / Province / Region
Postal / Zip Code
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Indian Ocean Territory
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.S.
Do you know what you are going to create?
don't know yet, but going to make something!
If you have a name for your creation, please provide
Please list name(s) of the builders:
Tell us about your creation. If you don't yet know exactly what you are going to do, that is okay! Just tell us what you can:
We will host an opening reception on Friday, April 6, 5-8pm. Do you plan on attending?
Yes, I/we plan on attending!
No, sorry I/we will miss it!
Sorry, don't know yet!
This call for entries is open to all ages and abilities. Diverse sizes and designs are encouraged!
If you are creating something for the CHILDREN'S FAIRY GARDEN, we understand that it may begin to quickly fall apart. We ask that you do the best you can to make it durable, and we will do the best we can to take care of it during the 8 weeks of the exhibit. At the end of the eight weeks, your creation will be available for pick-up, if desired. All builders will enjoy free admission to the opening reception on April 6, your name listed on the exhibit webpage, your name (or group name) listed on the outdoor label, and free admission to the Festival on April 22.
If you plan on creating something for the FAIRIES IN THE GARDEN exhibit, you will be expected to use adhesives and materials that are able to last five months outside. We will have volunteers checking on the houses weekly, but any that degrade to a state that is deemed unacceptable, will be removed. If you need any advise regarding adhesives and proper materials, please call Jessalyn at 410-326-4640 or email email@example.com. Each builder will enjoy free admission to the opening reception on April 6, your name listed on the exhibit web page, your name (or group) listed on the exhibit guide and labels, and free admission to the Festival on April 22. All entries in this category are eligible to win the "People's Choice Award," and the $150 cash prize.
ALL CREATIONS must be delivered to Annmarie between March 29 and April 3.
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If you need anything, give us a call at 410-326-4640!
Hit the SUBMIT button to complete your entry form and have a magical day!
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