Arbor Day Foundation Call for Artists

Request for Proposal:
Outdoor Art Installations for ‘Art in the Woods’

The Arbor Day Foundation is currently accepting proposals from artists interested in creating nature-inspired outdoor art as part of the Art in the Woods exhibit at the Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure attraction in Nebraska City, Nebraska.

The Foundation is seeking proposals for outdoor art displays that draw inspiration from nature, emphasize
conservation and the responsible use/re-use of natural materials, and demonstrate the interconnectedness of the natural world. Proposals that support the expression of art in the natural world and invite the spirit of play, participation, and sensory interaction are especially encouraged.

Up to five (5) nature-inspired art pieces will be approved by the Selection Committee for installation at Arbor
Day Farm Tree Adventure. A fee of up to $2,000 per project will be awarded to the selected artists. The art
exhibit becomes the property of Arbor Day Farm for the life of the exhibit and should be expected to be
sustainable for a two year span. Installation of the piece(s) is expected to begin June 1, 2015. Exhibit to be completed on property by June 19th.

Goals of the Art in the Woods exhibition are to:
• Create an educational and entertaining opportunity for visitors to experience the natural world
through all five senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell.
• Utilize art as a seamless transitional piece for visitors as they enter into the natural world of the
Tree Adventure.
• Inspire visitors of all ages, from all walks of life, and from around the globe to make deeper
personal connections with trees and the natural world.


Artists interested in creating a work of nature-inspired art for the Art in the Woods exhibit should submit the
following materials by a deadline of April 25, 2015:

•A narrative and/or drawing describing the concept, including information such as medium, finish, and approximate dimensions.
• Project budget including all costs such as electrical or lighting requirements.
• Timetable for the project
• Contact information
• Any support materials – examples/reviews of other works, artist statement, etc.

Proposals should be sent to:
Tree Adventure
c/o Susan Freshman
2611 Arbor Ave.
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Printed proposals preferred. CD or DVD of proposals will be accepted. Faxed and e-mailed proposals will not be accepted.

Questions: Contact Susan Freshman at Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure; (402) 873-8717 or