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Lowell Cemetery Art Exhibition Call for Entries

In recognition of its 175th Anniversary, the Lowell Cemetery invites entries for the Monuments, Memorials and Memories: Images of the Lowell Cemetery Art Show, to be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at the Lowell Cemetery, Lawrence Street, Lowell, MA, 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

The Lowell Cemetery, founded in 1841, is one of the first garden-styled cemeteries in the United States and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is renowned for its beautifully landscaped setting, historic monuments and the many notable people buried there.

“Over the past 175 years, artists have been inspired by the Cemetery and its beauty,” said Lewis Karabatsos, event chair and cemetery Trustee. “Our hope is to continue that tradition and see the Cemetery through the eyes of present-day artists.”

The show will be a judged event, open to the public. Prize levels are as follows:

• First Prize: A cash award of $1,000. The winning piece will become the property of the Lowell Cemetery and will hang prominently in the Cemetery office.
• Second Prize: A cash award of $500.
• Third Prize: A cash award of $250.

Artists may enter up to three (3) pieces for consideration between May 1 and May 20, 2016. Full event rules and an entry form may be found on the Lowell Cemetery website at www.lowellcemetery.com or by calling the Cemetery office at 978-454-5191.


Exhibition Prospectus
All artists, 18 years and older, are invited to submit works for Monuments, Memorials and Memories: Images of the Lowell Cemetery, a juried exhibition at the Lowell Cemetery, Lowell, MA.
The exhibition, which celebrates the Lowell Cemetery’s 175th anniversary, will take place on the grounds of the Cemetery, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2016.
Artists may submit to the jury up to three (3) works for consideration from May 1 through May 20, 2016. Final selection will be limited to one (1).

$1,750 in total cash awards including a $1,000 Best-in-Show will be given at the discretion of the jurors. Note: The Lowell Cemetery retains rights to and ownership of the Best-in-Show work.

All works will be juried from digital images submitted by CD or USB port. Entries may be submitted between May 1 and May 20, 2016, via mail or in person, to the Lowell Cemetery, 77 Knapp Ave., Lowell, MA 01852. Notifications of accepted entries will be sent via email on or about June 3, 2016. Works selected for exhibition must be delivered to the Lowell Cemetery office on Saturday, June 18, 2016.

No substitutions are allowed once a work is selected.

Eligible Works
Original works, no larger than 18″ X 24″ and completed within the previous 12 months, are eligible.
Works are limited to those on paper and canvas, e.g., sketches, paintings, photographs, etc. Three-dimensional objects and works containing audio and/or visual elements are not eligible.
Themes/subjects must focus on the Lowell Cemetery’s history, monuments, landscape, etc.
Artists are welcomed to work on-site and capture changing light and weather in the Cemetery, provided they call or check-in with the office in advance.

How to Enter
All digital images must be submitted to the Lowell Cemetery office, via mail or in person, 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, between May 1 and May 20, 2016.
Artists may submit one digital image each for up to three (3) individual works.
Each image should be approximately 4” x 6” at 300 dpi jpg files. Each submission must be accompanied by an Exhibition Entry Form.

Preparation of Work
Two-dimensional works must be framed, wired and ready for exhibition.

Delivery and Return of Work
Artists are required to deliver their work (with an easel for display) at the Lowell Cemetery at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2016 and be present throughout the public exhibition hours, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Cemetery will assign designated exhibition spaces for each artist.
The exhibition will conclude at 3:00 p.m. Artists are responsible for removing their work no later than 4:00 p.m.

Submission of an entry is at the artist’s own risk.

• Application and Submission of Digital Images: May 1 – May 20, 2016, no later than 3:00 p.m., Monday -Friday
• Emails to Artists Regarding Selection: June 3, 2016
• Delivery of Accepted Works: Saturday, June 18, 2016, 10:00 a.m.
• Exhibition Opens to the Public: Saturday, June 18, 2016, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
• Exhibition break-down: Saturday, June 18, 2016, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Join us for an interesting walk through our beautiful garden style cemetery, focusing on both art and history. Explore early mourning customs, learn the significance of Victorian monument symbols and listen to engaging anecdotes about the people buried here.

The tours are conducted by local historian and Register of Deeds, Richard Howe, Jr..

Tour dates to be posted soon.

The spring tours will begin at the Lawrence Street Entrance to the Cemetery.

The fall tours will begin at the Knapp Avenue Entrance.

All tours are free to the public and reservations are not necessary. Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring an umbrella if questionable weather conditions exist. There is plenty of free parking inside the cemetery.

Did you know that although Lowell Cemetery was established in 1841, there is new burial space available?

For more information please call 978-454-5191.


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