Nature Art in the Park is an annual juried outdoor spring-to-fall exhibition of nature-based art installations along the 1.5 miles of dedicated trails and fields of Baltimore’s unique and underexplored largest urban forest – Gwynns Falls and Leakin Park. We invite artists to submit art proposals for exhibit installations that are made from natural materials. Should be site specific, compatible with the woodland park setting, and able to last for 6 months in outdoor conditions.

Nature Art in the Park (NAP) in its 6th year, is an all volunteer independent artist’s consortium bringing the concept of environmental art to the general community in a unique setting. It sponsors events, tours and art- making workshops throughout the time of the exhibit and encourages sponsorships of children’s groups to become immersed in nature and nature art making. We endeavor to promote art that acknowledges and honors the natural world and our place in it. We are soliciting artist proposals for nature-based and generally site-specific works to be installed in an urban forest environment and campus grounds of the Carrie Murray Nature Education Center and the Crimea Estate. To facilitate global community eco arts participation, non-physical, conceptual and documentary nature art elements will also be supported and displayed.

MAY 5, 2017 ~ Project Proposal Deadline for Spring Installations (See attached Application)
MAY 7, 2017 ~ Project Acceptance Notification (or earlier – given a couple days within submission) MAY 1 – 28, 2017 ~ Project installation (or earlier)
JUNE 3, 2017 ~ Art Opening & Artists Reception on National Trails Day (Rain date Sun., June 4) JUNE-NOV 2017 @ 11am-3pm ~ Second Sunday Family Fun Days & NAP programming
AUG. 4, 2017 ~ Project Proposal Deadline for Summer Installations
SEPT. 22, 2017 @ 4-9pm ~ Autumn Equinox Special Event
NOV. 12, 2017 @ 2-5pm ~ Closing Event & LAST DAY of exhibit

This is a continuously evolving exhibition from June 3 – Nov. 12, 2017. Free public events throughout the summer will encourage involvement, education and active participation. We are continually accepting programming projects and ideas to enrich the season’s events.

This project is held in coordination with Friends of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park, the Carrie Murray Nature Center, and the Baltimore City Department of Recreation & Parks. Neither, Nature Art in the Park nor any of those institutions accept responsibility for project installation, maintenance or liability.

To request more detailed information, email: [email protected] OR [email protected] or call Curators: Doug Retzler 410-598-8409 or Heide Grundmann 410-945-0586