Call For Art


Saugus Action Volunteers for the Environment (SAVE) is pleased to announce a call for art for its second annual Rumney Marsh art exhibition, to be held at the Marleah Elizabeth Graves (MEG) Center at 54-58 Essex Street, Saugus, MA on September 20th and September 21st.  Entitled Rumney Marsh Through the Seasons, the exhibit will feature art in any medium inspired by the beauty and fragility of the Rumney Marsh Area of Critical Environmental Concern.  Gift cards will be awarded by SAVE to first and second place winners in both the adult and high school divisions.  In addition, art materials will be awarded by Artist & Craftsman of Saugus to third place winners in both divisions.  

DATES: ACEC:  Rumney Marsh will run from September 20th through September 21st, with gallery hours from 6:30 – 8:30 each evening.  The opening reception on Sept. 20th will include a presentation on the plants of Rumney Marsh by Laura D. Eisener and voting for award winners by attendees. The closing reception on Sept. 21st will include the announcement of winners and presentation of prizes and, at 8:30, the pickup of all artwork.

SPECIFICATIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS:  Rumney Marsh MUST be the focus of the art.  Each artist must be at least of high school age and may show only one piece of art.  Any three dimensional works must be self-supporting and no larger than 1.5’ x 1.5’ x 1.5’.  Works on stretched canvas will be accepted with eye hooks and wire and need not be framed but must be no larger than 30” x 30”.  All other works must be framed and ready to hang (with eye hooks and wire) and no larger than 30” x 30” framed.  There are no entry fees AND you do not need to be a resident of Saugus.

Art drop off will be on Thursday September 19th from 5:30-8:30.  Pickup will be on Saturday, September 21st at 8:30 pm, at the end of the reception.  At the time of drop off, each participating artist must fill out an information form (with artist name, price, title of the piece, medium and contact information).  In addition artists must sign a release form acknowledging that while every effort will be made to protect artworks there will be no insurance coverage in event of damage or theft and that neither SAVE nor MEG will be held liable for any damages or theft.  Saugus SAVE board members and their family members may exhibit but will be ineligible for any prizes.  Finally, any sales must be handled by individual artists after the close of the exhibit.

Please join us in celebrating our precious estuarine and salt marsh ecosystem Rumney Marsh!  We look forward to seeing your art and to meeting all nature and art lovers at the exhibit and receptions.  For questions, please contact Kelly Slater at 781-231-6864.


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