For Immediate Release
Contact: Lowell Cemetery Office, 978-454-5191
Lowell Cemetery Art Exhibition Call for Entries
10 February, 2016. Lowell, MA – In recognition of its 175th Anniversary, the Lowell Cemetery invites entries for the Monuments, Memorials and Memories: Images of the Lowell Cemetery Art Exhibition, to be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at the Lowell Cemetery, Lawrence Street, Lowell, MA, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
The Lowell Cemetery, founded in 1841, is one of the first garden-styled cemeteries in the United States and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is renowned for its beautifully landscaped setting, historic monuments and the many notable people buried there.
“Over the past 175 years, artists have been inspired by the Cemetery and its beauty,” said Lewis Karabatsos, event chair and cemetery Trustee. “Our hope is to continue that tradition and see the Cemetery through the eyes of present-day artists.”
The show will be a judged event, open to the public. Prize levels are as follows:
- First Prize: A cash award of $1,000. The winning piece will become the property of the Lowell Cemetery and will hang prominently in the Cemetery office.
- Second Prize: A cash award of $500.
- Third Prize: A cash award of $250.
Artists may enter up to three (3) pieces for consideration between May 1 and May 20, 2016. Full event rules and an entry form may be found on the Lowell Cemetery website at www.lowellcemetery.com or by calling the Cemetery office at 978-454-5191.