Call for Art

Keeping the Bees: The Importance of Pollinators

June 16 – July 28, 2019

Over 75% of the flowering plants on earth rely on animals and insects for pollination, including nearly 75% of our food crops. Without these creatures such as hummingbirds, bats, bees, beetles, butterflies, and flies, these plants would not be able to produce fruits and seeds, which would be devastating to people and the planet. Join Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods in bringing attention to the importance and plight of the pollinator in this group art exhibition. We are accepting work in all visual media and styles that feature or are in some way related to pollinators. See below for online resources for more information on pollinators.

  • Submission Deadline: May 15, 2019
  • Artist Notification: May 17, 2019
  • Exhibition: Sunday, June 16 (opening reception 1-3pm) to Sunday, July 28, 2019


Artists wishing to apply should email up to three images of examples of the work they intend to enter to: along with their contact info no later than May 15, 2019. If it is not immediately apparent how your work relates to pollinators, please also include a brief artist statement that explains the relation. There is no fee to apply or participate. Brushwood Center will retain 15% of all sales.

More information on pollinators:

National Pollinator Week

Ecological Society of America

USDA Forest Service

Presented in part with grants from: