ARBORETUM NEWS (PRESS RELEASES)

Call for Artists Steinhauer Trust Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum Visitor Center

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013

The Arboretum will be accepting proposals for shows to hang in the Visitor Center gallery January through December of 2014. Deadline: March 28, 2013
The purpose of the Gallery is twofold: to celebrate Wisconsin’s natural heritage and the human connection to the land through the visual arts and to showcase the creativity and talent of artists who draw their inspiration from nature.
Due to the special nature of the Arboretum, the committee seeks work that is in concert with the Arboretum’s mission and purpose such as themes, explorations and materials that focus on plants, animals and landscapes that are native (especially to Wisconsin and/or the Midwest) and that consider the relationship between humans and the land.
Artists wishing to submit their work for our annual review are asked to send the following between February 1 and March 28. – An artist’s statement. (A resume is optional.) – A narrative explaining the focus and content of the exhibit. – A minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 images (slides, photographs or jpegs are acceptable) of your work that reflect the content/theme/materials for the proposed exhibit. – A website or CD is preferred, with 5-10 images specific to the proposal. Please indicate the size of the proposed artwork. – A self-addressed stamped envelope, if you want your materials returned.

For more information see: http://uwarboretum.org/about/gallery.php#artists

Send proposals to:
Steinhauer Trust Gallery
University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum
1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail proposals to: mfmurray@uwarb.wisc.edu with Gallery submission in the subject line

Located between Lake Wingra and the West Beltline Highway at 1207 Seminole Highway, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum features the restored prairies, forests and wetlands of pre-settlement Wisconsin. This 1,260-acre arboretum also houses flowering trees, shrubs and a world-famous lilac collection. Educational tours for groups and the general public, science and nature-based classes for all ages and abilities, and a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for groups, families and individuals are available.