Call for Artists: Arboretum’s Steinhauer Trust Gallery, 2025 Exhibits

Steinhauer Trust Gallery

Steinhauer Trust Gallery

The Arboretum is now accepting artists’ proposals for 2025 exhibits in the Visitor Center’s Steinhauer Trust Gallery. The submission deadline is August 19, 2024. A committee will review and select the exhibits, and artists will be notified in September. Exhibits hang for two months, starting in January 2025.

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 selection 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. The selection committee consists of Arboretum staff and volunteers. The Arboretum asks artists to make a suggested donation of 20 percent of sales.

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. For additional information, see the Steinhauer Trust Gallery web page.

Artists should complete the online exhibit proposal submission form and include the following components:

  • An artist’s statement (resume is optional)
  • A narrative explaining the focus, content, and inspiration of the exhibit
  • 6–8 images that accurately reflect the proposed exhibit. Images should be 100 dpi and 3,000 pixels on the long edge, saved at high-quality (8–10) jpeg compression.
  • Proposed number of works and their framed dimensions

Artists will receive an electronic confirmation within 24 hours of submitting a proposal. If you do not receive confirmation, or if you need an accommodation or have any questions, please contact Brad Freihoefer, bfreihoefer@wisc.edu or 608-265-5215.

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to connecting visitors to the land through art.

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