Many people are asking for a 2016 art challenge, so we announced at the artist reception this weekend that next year's theme is "Red, Yellow, Black and White," said Rene' Locklear White curator for the Three Sisters Art Challenge.
The announcement came during this weekend's long awaited “Three Sisters” Regional Art Show and Sale Reception; a huge success featuring15 artists and 35 pieces of art that met the challenge. All the 2015 work is on sale now. The gallery 2015 exhibit runs until Nov. 21 and is free to the public and open Tuesday-Saturday (closed Mondays) from Noon to 3:00 PM and by appointment. Barns of Rose Hill box office 540-955-2004. (photos below)
The exhibit explores facets of the Native American Three Sisters (agricultural treasures of maize/corn, pole beans and winter squash/gourds). This is a preview event to The Gathering Oct. 30 – Nov. 1.
2016 Art Regional Challenge
Next Year's 2016 Regional Art Challenge Theme is "Red, Yellow, Black and White"
More details about the 2016 art challenge will be
announced during The Gathering
Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 Clarke County Fairgrounds
890 West Main Street
Berryville, VA 22611
BEHIND THE SCENES: Sneak Peak of work by Bea Locklear Brayboy Lumbee Indian of NC - Three Sisters Artist Reception Oct. 17 Barns of Rose Hill 1:00 pm
Art Show and Sale
Gourd Artist Mike Connolly a Featured Artist at Three Sisters Art Show and Sale - Artist Reception Oct. 17
Artist Stacey Littledeer to be Featured Artist in Three Sisters Regional Art Show & Sale Oct. 17 - Nov. 21
Dennis Banks to Attend Artist Reception Oct. 17 Barns of Rose Hill
Artist Reception Free! Open to the Public!!
Q3. What is the commission rate?
A3. Artists retain 60% of the sales, the community center retains 40% and the Sanctuary on the Trail, as administrator, receives the $20 registration fee which is used to help bring The Gathering, a separate event this fall.
Q4. How many pieces per artist?
A4. Each artist may submit 3 pieces for consideration. It expected the first artists to register will be accepted.
Q5. How many pieces are accepted.
A5. Due to limited space, we must limit submissions to 88 pieces.
Q6. What is the age limit to participate?
A6. We are accepting applications from artists ages 12 -120.
Q7. What is the objective?
A7. The object is to feature art that explores the facets of Three Sisters and educate visitors about Native American agri-culture. In Native American culture, the Three Sisters represent agricultural treasures of maize (corn), pole beans and winter squash (or gourds). The artwork does not have to depict the actual plants, but the spirit of what three powerful things mean to you. The Three Sisters Regional Art Show and Sale is a unique art challenge that kicks off 2015 Native American Heritage Month and is a preview for a related event called “The Gathering” being held at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville VA Oct. 30 - Nov. 1.
Q8. What are the categories?
A8. The Categories are practically unlimited and are listed online: Painting – Drawing – Printmaking – Photography – Digital Art – Video – Recorded Music – Dried Gourd – Sculpture – Ceramics – Pottery – Fibers – Woodwork – Mixed Media – Tattoo Art – Basketry – Poetry; (also Natural Material, Seed etc.)
Q9. Is there an artist reception?
A9. Yes. Artists participating in the 2015 show and sale, are invited to the artist reception Oct. 17. The artist reception is a historic event. The artist reception is free and open to the public. Several programs occur around the artist reception on Oct. 17 including a documentary matinee and lecture by Dennis Banks co-founder of the American Indian Movement, followed by dinner and live concert by Native American Indian rocky soul band Dark Water Rising that evening. Tickets for the other shows are on sale now at www.barnsofrosehill.org.
Q10. I don’t have any idea what to create, do you have suggestions?
A10. Examples for your inspiration are available on www.HarvestGathering.org under REGISTER. Feel free to contact us at info4TheGathering.org.
Q11. How do I register?
A11. To register simply complete the digital form online, then email a photo of your art work to: info4TheGathering. After acceptance, plan to drop off or deliver your artwork between Fri. Oct. 2 - Tues. Oct. 14 and submit your $20 registration online, in person or via postal mail to Sanctuary on the Trail PO Box 123 Bluemont VA 20135.
Thank you Tom for catching the Spirit of The Gathering and sharing your your Three Sisters poem. We look forward to featuring your books and you as a Living History Exhibitor at the Gathering Oct. 30 - Nov. 1.
Barns of Rose Hill
95 Chalmers Court
Berryville, Va. 22611
Artists price their own work and retain 60% of sale.
Only $20 to Register
Digital Images Submitted for Consideration
Selection & Notification
Art Delivery Process
Fri. Oct. 2–Tues. Oct. 14
Artist Reception Potluck
Sat. Oct. 17 1:00 pm
Show and Sale Dates
Tues. Oct. 17-Sat. Nov. 21
Customers Pickup Art Purchased
Sun. Nov. 22 - Tues. Nov. 24
Artists Pickup Unsold Art
Sun. Nov. 22 - Tues. Nov. 24
Art Show & Sale Ends
Wed. Nov. 25
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