"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away,
once in awhile and climb a mountain
or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean."
This quote by John Muir sings to us as we sit in quarantine from the Corona virus. Some areas have started to open up, other to shelter again. We want to remind people of the joy and serenity of the mountains in this difficult time.
The Morgan Arts Council
The Ice House in Berkeley Springs WV is hosting
"Close to Nature's Heart"
a celebration of mountains
September 18th to November 8, 2020
This show will exhibit the beauty, calm, joy and majesty of the mountains.
All 2D and 3D art will be considered.
The gallery is family friendly so keep it G or PG rated please.
The Ice House is in charming tourist town so think about pieces that can fit in someone's suitcase or be mailed.
Eligibility You must be 18 years of age to enter. There is no fee to enter.
Sales and Commissions The Morgan Arts Council Ice House Gallery will retain a 30% (20% for Co-op members) commission on any works sold during the show. Credit card purchases require an additional 3.5% fee. Checks will be issued to individual artists within two weeks of the closing of the show.
Juror Theresa Wells Stifel of Stifel and Capra is the curator for this event
Work must be submitted online between July 8th and August 10th.
Entries submitted by July 15th will be considered for print promotional materials.
Final notifications sent out August 15
Artwork must be mailed or shipped by September 8th.
Show participants are advised bin pieces and cards are a possibility. Please advise of you have appropriate pieces.
For consideration, please send an email with
Your name, phone number, titles,sizes and prices of works along with
3 images with title and artist name in an unzipped jpeg file (example Naturesheart.TheresaStifel.jpeg)
LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR SUBMISSIONS!