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Call for Submissions


The Appalachian Highlands is home to one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the United States. As artists, we draw our inspiration from this abundance and celebrate it. For this competition, we seek artistic works highlighting the natural botanical bounty, and that shows your unique creative interpretation of the theme and artistic ability.  Open to all media in the visual arts.

leaf & root & berry: an Appalachian Highlands Botanical Art Exhibition is a collaboration between Create Appalachia and HERBalachia in affiliation with the annual Sassafras Moon Herbal Festival in Erwin, Tennessee. Accepted works for this juried exhibit will be displayed prominently in participating downtown storefronts in Erwin, TN as an outdoor walking gallery for safe viewing. It will also be displayed online at Create
 (While the Sassafras Moon Festival is cancelled for 2020, it will return! Mark your calendars for September 18 and 19, 2021.)

Not sure how to enter on this site?  There is a video tutorial below.

Entry Fees:  First 1-3 submissions = $20.  Each subsequent submission up to 8 = about $2 each.    

2D artworks accepted into the show must be delivered ready to hang. 3D artworks & installations must be accompanied by detailed instructions & reference photos. New media, sound, and video work should be sent as .mp4 & .mp3 files. If you are including equipment necessary to display the work (digital frames, I-pads, min-projectors, etc., please let us know.
Hand-delivery by appointment only. Contact to set up a time
Artists are responsible for shipping charges to and from the gallery. A return prepaid shipping label should be provided. Any work received without a return shipping label will be charged shipping and handling by Create Appalachia. Accepted works must be shipped prepaid in sturdy reusable packaging. We retain packaging used to ship any unsold work back to you. Please pack carefully as we cannot be responsible for any damages. No Peanuts Please!
Return of Artwork
Unsold pieces will be available for pickup beginning Tuesday, February 9, 2021 (by appointment only) and must be picked up by February 16th. Artwork that is not picked up and/or requires shipping will be returned by March 2, 2021.

Create Appalachia will retain a 30% commission on all works sold. Please price your work accordingly. Set the price of your work to be sold as is (as delivered to the gallery). Payment for works sold will be made to artists within 30 days of the close of the exhibit or sooner.
We take great care to ensure the safety of your artwork while in our possession. The gallery will be responsible for loss or damage for the value that the gallery owes the artist for the work if it had sold. Liability will be limited to the payment that our insurance company pays for such loss.