Call for Artists: Arboretum Steinhauer Trust Gallery Exhibits 2016


The Arboretum is now accepting proposals for artwork to hang in the Visitor Center gallery in 2016. The deadline is March 15, 2015. A juried committee will select 6 exhibits, each will be displayed for 2 months. Artists will be notified by May 15.

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 themes, explorations, and materials focused 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 should send the following for consideration:
– An artist’s statement (resume is optional)
– A narrative explaining the focus and content of the exhibit
– 5–10 images (slides, photographs, or jpegs are acceptable) that reflect the content/theme/materials for the proposed exhibit. A website or CD is preferred. Please indicate the framed dimensions of the proposed artwork.

Note: Materials will not be returned.

For more information see the Steinhauer Trust Gallery web page.

Send proposals to:
Steinhauer Trust Gallery
University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum
1207 Seminole Highway
Madison, WI 53711
Or send an e-mail 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.