Call for Seed Pack Artists

by Ken Greene

Deadline for submissions is March 29th.

We’re excited to be able to work with new artists again for next year! Please follow the guidelines to make sure your submission is accepted. You will receive a confirmation email but we can't review your submission for missing information, file size etc.

Detail from Cal Patch's embroidered apron

Mediums: All mediums are accepted. We are always looking for new mediums that have not yet been part of the collection including but not limited to quilting, carving, assemblage, stained glass, etching, handmade paper, seed mosaic, plant material collage, wood burning, metal work, clothing, functional pottery. Still life photography is the only medium we will not consider however photographic images may be used as an element of the work.

Geographic home: This year we are also expanding our geographic range and accepting artwork from artists all over the Northeast including NY, CT, MA, RI, VT, NH, PA, NJ, and ME. (If you are outside of the northeast keep an eye out for our next call for art for Art of the Heirloom at the National Heirloom Expo.)

Submissions: Submit two images of pieces that you feel best represent your style. These do not need to be garden related. We are looking at your work- originality, craftsmanship, composition, medium, consistency, not necessarily the subject.

Submission checklist:

Name, Address, Phone, Email
Short bio and resume
Link to website (if you have one)
2 images 300dpi, no bigger please.

Email submission here.

NOTE: Your subject line must read “Art Pack Submission 2012” We get too many emails to find them all if they have different subject lines. Emails with the correct subject line will be filtered into the correct folder. Emails with subject lines other than “Art Pack Submission 2012” may be missed.

Also, we do not have time to respond individually to questions. Please do your best to follow our submission guidelines. We've made them as simple as possible. If you don’t have a website or resume, don’t worry, we will consider anyone who submits images. Semifinalists will be contacted beginning of April. Sketches will be due Mid April. Final pieces will be due in June.

The winning artists receive: Your own Art Pack, $100, 10 Art Packs from the 2013 collection, a percentage of sales of your fine art print, inclusion in the 2013 pack art gallery show, great exposure in homes, shops, blogs, press (past press includes NY Times, HuffPo, A Way to Garden, ReadyMade, DailyCandy, Civil Eats, Martha Stewart Living, Vogue more...)  your name on the pack, link on, seedy satisfaction, and green garden love.

Thank you for offering your creativity to the Seed Library!