Open Call For Artist Submissions for National Park Service Centennial Exhibit

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Lowell National Historical Park News Release

Release date:          Immediate

Contact(s):              Phil Lupsiewicz

Phone number:        978-275-1705

Date:                      February 11, 2016

Release code:         16-14

Open Call for Artist Submissions

National Park Service Centennial Exhibit

Telling America’s Stories:

Celebrating 100 Years of the National Park Service

Lowell, MA.— In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial in 2016, The 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 through June 10, 2016.  Help 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 the minds, and fosters meaningful connections with history, culture, and the natural world around us.  The unique treasures that make up our beloved National Parks are as diverse as we are; from historic homes, battlefields, majestic mountains, and solemn cemeteries to bustling urban centers, canalways, recreation areas, and seashores.  This rich variety has created a portfolio of over 400 parks.

In response to the National Park Service 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 the National Park areas.  The national park sites 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!

The schedule for the exhibit is as follows:

February 10 – April 1, 2016:                        Open period for artist submissions

-May 7 – June 10, 2016:                     Exhibition dates

-June 5, 2015:                          Public reception for artists


Interested artists can submit up to three (3) images for consideration for our open period (February 10 – April 1, 2016). All entries must be submitted online and received no later than 11:50pm Friday, April 1, 2016.  No late entries will be accepted.  For entry forms and detailed information, please visit

You can contact Jim Dyment, Executive Director, Brush Art Galleries and Studios (978) 459-7819 or email brushdirector@gmail. For more information about Lowell National Historical Park visit or call (978) 970-5000.





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