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Artina 2020: LIGHT: A Sculptural Solar Dance
Presented by Washington Sculptors Group and Sandy Spring Museum

Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, July 22 – Saturday, November 7, 2020

Juror: María Gabriela Mizes

Submission Deadline: Monday, May 25, 2020

About the Exhibition
As climate change concerns continue to rise, we need to increase the uptake of renewable energy to help reduce the use of polluting fossil fuels. In this exhibit, LIGHT: A Sculptural Solar Dance, artists will use renewable energy sculptures to represent a need for better environmental responsibility. Work proposed for this exhibition will re-imagine solar energy as an art form. It may adopt sunlight as the medium, the subject matter, or the energy source for the art. Artists may explore how light, sun, sound, and energy intersect, capturing the importance of sustainability by using solar energy in existing or site-specific outdoor sculptures: art made from sunlight—the energy source for life on Earth. Visitors will be able to find sculptural displays celebrating the energy of the sun’s warming rays.

Artists may experiment with materials like:

  • Recycled and upcycled solar PV panels in new and innovative ways
  • The colors of the solar spectrum
  • Mirrors, prisms, lenses, sound, texts, architecture
  • Eco-friendly materials

Artwork selection will be based on the highest standards of creativity, innovation, and sustainability.

Application Deadline
Monday, April 20, 2020 (received by 11:59pm EST)

Participating artists can upload submissions through EntryThingy. Artina 2020 will be juried from digital images submitted through the EntryThingy site, and there is a $5 processing fee for uploading images. No entries will be accepted by mail or email.

  • Applicants should go to EntryThingy and click on the tab (at the top) “for artists”.
  • Click on “list of current calls”.
  • Scroll down and click on the Sculpture Now 2020
  • Create a login account or login to your existing account. After logging in, select the Sculpture Now 2020 call and complete the entry steps.
  • There is a $5 entry fee.
  • All applicants will receive ‘accepted’ or ‘not accepted’ notifications via email.


Sandy Spring Museum accepts proposals from individuals or groups who want to create programs, exhibits, performances, or activities at the museum that will benefit the community at-large.  We encourage projects that make use of the museum’s archives for research and inspiration.

Individuals from diverse multidisciplinary fields are encouraged to apply. This includes visual artists, painters, musicians, composers, writers, dancers, photographers, filmmakers, playwrights, and multimedia artists.

Click here to apply.

Proposals can be submitted year-round but typically must be received six months in advance of your preferred dates. We strongly encourage artists who will be exhibiting at the museum to become museum members in order to support the exhibition programs. We accept and encourage unsolicited proposals for exhibitions. We also encourage exhibit proposals that are accompanied by a proposal for a public event, such as a lecture, workshop, or demonstration.