All artwork must depict, or be inspired by, one of the properties listed here.
Artists will be asked, during the submission process, to provide a brief description of the artwork submitted and what/how Harvard land(s)/trail(s) inspired their work.
Media accepted are: Acrylic, Alcohol Ink, Assemblage, Ceramics, Chalk, Charcoal, Collage, Colored Pencil, Crayon, Digital Art, Encaustic, Fiber Art, Gouache, Graphic, Graphite, Intaglio, Mixed Media, Mosaics, Oil, Oil Pastel, Pastel, Pen & Ink, Photography, Printmaking, Scratchboard, Sculpture, Silverpoint, Soft Pastel, and Watercolor. No videos.
All artwork must be original. Participating artists must be the legal owner of all title and interest in the artwork submitted and exhibited.
Works cannot exceed a weight of 50 pounds.
Work cannot exceed 48” in any direction, including frame. There is no minimum size.
Work must be based exclusively on the artist’s own photo reference or plein air experience, concept, and composition. Work need not be created on site at the property.
Work must be directly and individually created by the artist, not traced or otherwise created over a base photo.
Work must be exclusively the product of the artist. Work done in a class or workshop, online venue, or otherwise under the guidance or advice of an instructor, is not permitted.
Artists of 3D works must provide presentation fixtures (e.g. pedestal, stand, etc.).
Works that require special installation must come with clear instructions. Any works that require complicated/specialized installation must be installed by the artist.
ALL WORK MUST BE HANG/PRESENTATION READY. Exhibitors reserve the right to reject work that differs significantly from the submitted images.
2D work must be firmly wired for hanging. NO SAW TOOTH HANGERS AND NO SANDWICH/CLIP FRAMES.
Artists will be asked, during the submission process, to provide a brief artist statement and, for each submission, a brief description of the work including what/how Harvard land(s)/trail(s) inspired it.
All artwork must be for sale.
All artwork must be for sale exclusively through the Exhibitors (Fivesparks and Harvard Conservation Trust) for the duration of the show. Art may not be marketed as available for sale through any other venue during the exhibit time frame.
Prices cannot be changed from those stated at submission.
Prices should reflect market value for similar work by the artist.
The Exhibitors will accept checks from buyers, payable to the artist, and hold payment to the artist until the exhibit ends.
Artworks may be marked as "On Hold" until a buyer submits payment. Artworks will be marked as “Sold” once payment is received.
Artists will be required to pay the Exhibitors 35% of any sales resulting from the exhibit. Artwork prices should include and account for commission. Artists’ commission payments will be due no later than the appointed date for artwork pickup from the exhibit space.
Artists are responsible for reporting and managing any sales tax they deem to be applicable to the selling of their artwork. Tax should be accounted for in submitted prices, if/when applicable; tax will not be calculated or added by the Exhibitors at time of sale.
All artwork must remain on display at the exhibit through the exhibit close date.
Buyers are required to pick up (or arrange for delivery at their cost) purchased work upon show closing. Exhibitors will communicate the pickup process to buyers.
Artists whose work is selected for inclusion in the exhibit will be responsible for personal delivery and handoff of the artwork to the exhibit space during appointed dates/times. Shipped artwork will not be accepted.
Artists are responsible for the delivery, pack, transport, and return of their artwork at their own risk and expense.
The Exhibitors (Fivesparks and the Harvard Conservation Trust), their staff, and the owner of the building in which the artworks are exhibited are not responsible for any damage that may occur during the transport, installation, exhibition, or de-installation of art works. The Exhibitors' insurance does not cover damage to artwork during transit to or from the exhibit space.
Artists agree to assume all risk of damage to or loss of their own art from whatever cause.
Artist further agrees to release and to hold harmless the Exhibitors, their officers, directors, employees, volunteers and agents from any and all liabilities and damages to artwork and/or persons as a result of any part of artist’s participation in the exhibit.
Insurance for artwork in the exhibit is the artist's responsibility, and it is strongly recommended that artists insure works themselves.