National Artist Call

Brush Art Gallery & Lowell National Historical Park
National Art Call

Brush Art Gallery and Lowell National Historical Park

Seek entries for Centennial Art Exhibition,

Telling America's Stories: Celebrating 100 Years of the National Park Service


The National Park Service turns 100 years old on August 25, 2016! In celebration of the centennial, Brush Art Gallery and Studios in partnership with Lowell National Historical Park is seeking entries of contemporary art for a juried exhibit, to be held at the Brush Art Gallery in Lowell, Massachusetts from May 7 - June 10, 2016. Help us commemorate the visionaries who came before us, their groundbreaking ideas, the amazing places the National Park Service manages, and the powerful and significant stories they collectively tell.

Storytelling has been a part of our shared cultural heritage for generations. It brings people together, imprints pictures on their minds, and fosters meaningful connections with history, culture, and the natural world around us. The unique treasures that make up our beloved National Park Service are as diverse as we are; from historic homes, trails, battlefields, and cemeteries to bustling urban centers, canal ways, recreation areas, and seashores. This rich variety has created a portfolio of over 400 parks. In response to the NPS Centennial “Find Your Park” campaign, we are seeking artworks that illustrate these unique stories, whether they are specifically about place, the people and events they commemorate, or your personal connection and experience in any one of them. The national parks offer the ultimate stimulus for creative expression... so show us what “Telling American Stories: Celebrating 100 Years of the National Park Service” means to you!

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