ReCreate 3 – Exhibition Prospectus

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The ReCREATE 3 exhibition will celebrate the three-year anniversary of the  Center for Green Urbanism’s Tubman-Mahan Gallery opening in Washington, DC. The Gallery is part of the Center’s eco-friendly business incubator facility providing office space for small to mid-sized businesses and start-ups. The Center and Gallery is located in Ward 7 of northeast Washington, DC on the edge of Fort Mahan Park, a national park site and gateway to the Fort Circle Park Trail.

The ReCREATE exhibition occurs annually to celebrate the opening of the Center for Green Urbanism. The inaugural exhibition opened in 2010 and focused on recyclable, re-useable and eco-friendly materials and media, and the 2011 exhibition, ReCreate H2O focused on the integral role water plays in our everyday life. This is in support of the Center and Gallery’s sustainable mission and values to help preserve our environment for future generations. ReCreate’s mission is to inspire and broaden the conversation about our world from all perspectives including socially, culturally, economically and environmentally.

ReCreate 3 marks the third anniversary of The Center for Green Urbanism. The past year has been both successful and challenging.  We want to mark this occasion by paying tribute to rising above, crushing roadblocks, and successes from the point of view of our artists.
This year’s theme will celebrate positive influences and personal inspirations. We invite artists to reflect on their inspirations and motivations, as well as their challenges – and ways roadblocks are overcome. We are looking for works representing sustainability of self – specifically telling a story of overcoming challenge of any sort, or at a broad, holistic level.

Exhibition: October 1 – November 2, 2012
Submission deadline: Friday, September 14th, 11:59pm
Artist Notification: Saturday, September 14-Sunday, September 15
Drop-off: Sunday, September 30th: 11am-2pm
Opening: Friday, October 5th, 6:30-8:30pm
Artist’s Talk and Coffee: Sunday, October 21st, 2-4pm
Pick-up: Sunday, November 4th, 1-4pm


  1. Artists must be 18 years or older who live or work in DC, Maryland, or Virginia are invited to submit .jpg or .tif files (no larger than 8MB each) of their artwork for this juried show. Fine art and fine crafts are acceptable. Artwork must be original and completed within the last two years. Artwork completed under classroom supervision will not be accepted.
  2. 2-D works must not exceed 40” x 40” or weigh more than 30 pounds and must be ready for display – professionally framed with a secure wire hanger (no sawtooth). Works on paper must be framed under plexi or glass. Worked not framed properly and ready to hang will not be included in the show.
  3. 3-D works must be display ready. Work cannot exceed 50 pounds or 5” in height. Pedestals will not be provided by the Center or the Gallery. Work unsuitably prepared will be disqualified.
  4. Acceptable mediums include but are not limited to: two and three dimensional work such as paintings, works on paper, sculpture, glass work, collage, mixed media, assemblage, metal, stone, etc.
  5. Acceptable entries:
    • have been created by the artist/s named on the application
    • contain no copyrighted material or prints belonging to another party
    • have not appeared before in a DC-area exhibition
    • have no overt sexual, violent, or religious content

Note: The jurors and the Gallery have final authority to define what constitutes an acceptable entry. Works may be determined to be unacceptable if considered unsafe or appear to be significantly different from the image submitted for jury.

• All work must be made available for sale, with artists determining the prices. Commissions from any sales will go to The Center for Green Urbanism – Tubman-Mahan Gallery such that the artist will retain 65%.
• All accepted works must remain for the entirety of the show unless you specifically make other arrangements.
• Artists understand that their work is to be covered by their own insurance policies or are placed in the show “at risk.”
• All pieces must be ready for installation with proper hanging devices if required (no sawtooth or clip-on hardware accepted) and instructions where necessary.
• The Gallery reserves the right to photograph accepted works for publicity and educational purposes.
• The Gallery reserves the right to reject work that does not comply with the theme; does not comply with above listed requirements; differs from or is inferior to the submitted images; is not properly framed and ready to hang or is unstable or otherwise dangerous.
• Items left after the pick-up date following the close of the exhibition are not the Gallery’s responsibility. There is a $10 storage fee per day for pieces left after this time. After one month, the art becomes the property of the Gallery.
• Submission of an entry constitutes understanding and agreement with all the conditions set forth here.

Artists may submit up to three (3) entries by digital image; $25 for up to 3 entries and due with each submission, or the work will not be considered. Please submit your payment via Paypal (Step 2 of entry). Note: Entry fee is non-refundable.

While every precaution is made to safeguard and handle artwork with care, the Tubman-Mahan Art Gallery and the Center for Green Urbanism are not responsible for damages or loss of artwork, however caused, before, during and after the exhibition. Artists are expected to carry their own insurance for their artwork. The receipt of an entry in the exhibition will constitute agreement by the artist with the conditions set forth in this prospectus.

Please contact Curator, Stephanie Shapiro at


Entry Links
ReCreate 3 – Call for Art – Step 1
Finished Step 1? Go to Steps 2 and 3 here

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