Ikebana 2020 Exhibit
Art and nature come together as The Art League welcomes back the Washington, DC branch of The Sogetsu School for our 15th Biennial Ikebana Show. This popular exhibit will be featured in The Art League Gallery from May 7-10 2020.
What is Ikebana?
Recognized as a sculptural form of art, Ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arranging, has over 300 schools of thought. Sogetsu Ikebana is a three-dimensional artistic expression composed of flower and plant material arranged in a container. Sogetsu promotes an Ikebana of no limits, in which plant materials of any type may be used and displayed anywhere and in any circumstance. Sogetsu does not encourage students to emulate nature; they encourage students to use lines, hues, and masses provided by nature to inspire their own creations. Combining the arrangements with two and three dimensional artwork results in stunning, contemporary installations.
The Ikebana Exhibit
Sogetsu members will select works of art by Art League artists to inspire and complete their harmonious installations. The carefully crafted compositions of art and nature create a peaceful and reflective environment in the Gallery. A Sogetsu member is present at all times, watering the arrangements as needed and answering questions about their art form. This dynamic, interactive collaboration brings fresh and calming energy to The Art League Gallery.
Exhibit dates: May 7-10, 2020 Juried by: Sogetsu School Members Guidelines:
All works must adhere to the Gallery hanging and framing requirements. For 2D artworks, no clip frames are permitted and hanging wire must be attached to the frame, not the backing. 2D artworks must have hanging wire. No saw tooth hangers permitted. Canvases may be gallery wrapped with no visible staples.
If the work weighs over 50lbs, the artist must install the piece themselves, if accepted.
Artists are free to enter any current work made within 5 years.
Works are chosen by the selected juror’s curatorial vision and aesthetic.
Digital Submission Deadline: Sunday, March 15, 2020 by midnight. We expect to notify artists of the results ten days after the deadline. Instructions for drop off of accepted artworks will be emailed to artists. Accepted Artwork Drop-Off Dates: May 3 (1-5pm) & 4 (10-12noon), 2020