Fifteen years ago on August 15th... we held our first Mary Day Procession: A Celebration of Womanhood, Art, and Grace. This year— we’re bringing it back. In addition to the Mary Day event on August 15th, we are adding a curated art show. We are looking for 2-D or 3-D pieces that incorporate and celebrate: Mary as the Universal Mother, Inclusion, Care, Loss, Renewal, Ascension, Vivification, the Feminine, and Love.
We are looking for artwork that not only upholds the spirit of Mary Day, but also fits within the aesthetic and philosophy of the Oxford Treehouse Gallery. For more information visit the About Us section on our website. All 2-D work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. All 3-D work must be able to hang securely on the wall, sit on a shelf, pedestal or the floor.
Please send an image of your submission to Oxfordtreehousegallery@gmail.com before July 15th in order to be considered. Questions can be directed to that email or by phone 662.236.1667.
DELIVERY OF WORK:
Hand-delivered work will be accepted at the gallery during business hours Thursday-Saturday 12-6 or by appointment. Arrangements for pick up can be made. Contact Oxford Treehouse Gallery for more details. Mailed packages can be sent to:
328 C.R. 418
Oxford, MS 38655
Artwork must be delivered by Wednesday, August 1. Packaging must be removed from the gallery at the time of delivery.
The Gallery accepts no responsibility for work not retrieved on pick-up date, after 30 days the Gallery may dispose of the work.
Great care will be taken with all work, but artists are responsible for insuring their own pieces if they wish. Oxford Treehouse Gallery will not be responsible for any loss or damage to work while on the premises or in transit to or from the gallery.
The Mary Day exhibit will be up from August through September of 2018.
Note: Because this is a curated show in a smaller space, not all submissions will be accepted. As a small gallery, we always want to support artists but are limited by space and time.
About Mary Day...
The first Mary Day in 2003 was the culmination of separate, yet interwoven events and paths that led to this exploration of the following ideas:
What makes us whole-- keeps us sound-- or spurs us to regenerate, regrow, revive (or generate, grow, and vivify for the first time).
Rituals included a song-led procession of women. friends, sisters, mothers and daughters and the disburdenin of barriers to wholeness. Those who participated that night shared more than just libations, conversations, ambulations, and provisions. They shared in the intentions and opportunities to become whole again.
We hold the spirit of the original Mary Day in our hearts as we share art, food, and time with each other in hopes of laying to rest what holds us back and (re)generating what we have lost.
Join us for a procession, bonfire, potluck dinner, and art show.
We will also be collecting donations for Doors of Hope Transition Ministries during the event. Visit their website for more information on their mission and work.