Annmarie After Hours - Opening Reception: Friday, May 26, 2017 5-8pm
Taking a holiday, a long weekend, or just a little R&R can be the key to renewing your soul and refreshing your spirit. Whether an artist’s retreat, or a family getaway -- traveling to a new place often generates feelings of wonder, joy and inspiration. What do you create while on vacation? Do you partake in a specialized local craft or take time to polish and hone your own work? Do you document your travels in an art journal or photograph your way through a country? Where do you go to get a little R&R? Join us as we vacate daily life, find our happy place, and take art on a holiday!
Marybeth Kelley, Director of Programs
Art Blooms Floral Design Exhibit
Saturday & Sunday, July 15 & 16, 2017, 10am-5pm both days; free admission
Art Blooms is a weekend exhibit featuring the work of more than 35 floral designers from across the region. Each floral designer is assigned a work of art in the Main Gallery or the Mezzanine Gallery and asked to create an arrangement inspired by that work of art. The results are surprising, beautiful, and provocative - and not to be missed. 2017 will mark the 8th year for Art Blooms, an exhibit co-hosted by the Calvert Garden Club and Ann's Circle of Annmarie Garden. Admission is FREE!
Love Art Blooms?
Join us for the Art Blooms Gala Reception, Friday, July 14, 2017, 7-10pm. Purchase Tickets
Annmarie After Hours - Opening Reception: Friday, August 11, 2017 5-8pm
Who are you? Where do you come from? This exhibit invites artists to celebrate the stories, people, and places that define them. Do you find meaning and a sense of connection in your family tree, or in those people you consider your kindred spirits? How do the tangible and intangible remnants of past lives speak to you today? For some, delving into one’s ancestry is the key to unlocking the mysteries of who and what you are. For others, creating a “family of choice” provides a sense of connection. However you imagine your family, we invite artists to celebrate how they are defined by the past, and the lives of those who have come before them.
Betty J. Belanus, Curator/Education Specialist
Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
In conjunction with the Cardboard Day of Play, held Sunday, October 15, 2017.
This exhibit was open to all ages and abilities. Each work of art had to be at least 75% cardboard.
Want to create a work of art for this exhibit? CLICK HERE! All ages and abilities are welcome!
Open Most Days & Open late on Garden In Lights evenings
Admission to the show & sale is free during the day; in the evening, Garden In Lights admission fees will apply.
Presented by the Annmarie Gift Shop, the Ornament Show & Sale is a juried show that features hand-crafted ornaments by 20 regional artists. This is the perfect place to find unique and affordable gifts for friends and family. The ornaments are beautifully hung on trees displayed in the Main Gallery of the Arts Building. Visitors shop off the trees and take their purchases to the Gift Shop. The show kicks off before Thanksgiving and runs through early January. During Garden In Lights, the show is open late!
Information for Artists
The Gift Shop at Annmarie Garden invites artists and craftspeople to apply to the Annual Ornament Show & Sale to take place during the holiday season. Artists and craftspeople working in any medium are invited to apply - fine arts, folk art, and craft media, toys, etc. Individuals as well as groups may apply to share a tree and sell their creations. The beautiful Main Gallery of the Arts Building at Annmarie Sculpture Garden will be the setting for the show. All sales will run through the Gift Shop, so artists need not be on site every day. Applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Artists will be notified of acceptance into the show within one week of application submission. Modest booth fees apply.