The Arboretum is now accepting artists’ proposals for 2018 exhibits in the Visitor Center’s Steinhauer Trust Gallery. The submission deadline is March 31, 2017. Exhibits hang for two months, starting in January. A juried committee will select the exhibits, and selected artists will be notified by the end of April.
The purpose of the Gallery is twofold: to celebrate through the visual arts Wisconsin’s natural heritage and the human connection to the land, and to showcase the creativity and talent of artists who draw their inspiration from nature.
The committee seeks work that complements the Arboretum’s mission and purpose, such as subject matter focused on plants, animals, and landscapes native to Wisconsin and/or the Midwest, and that considers the relationship between humans and the land. Of the six exhibits selected for display during 2018, one will feature UW–Madison students. The selection committee consists of Arboretum staff and volunteers and artists who previously exhibited in the gallery.
Individual and group submissions are welcome. For group submissions, please designate one person as the contact. We can only display wall-hung art. Artists must have enough material for 90 linear feet of wall space.
Artists should send the following for consideration:
- An artist’s statement (resume is optional)
- A narrative explaining the focus, content, and inspiration of the exhibit
- 5–10 images that accurately reflect the proposed exhibit
- Proposed number of works and their framed dimensions
Note: Materials will not be returned.
Send proposals to:
Steinhauer Trust Gallery
University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum
1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711
Or email Duncan Schultz with the subject line “gallery submission.”
For additional information, see the Steinhauer Trust Gallery web page.