Airlie Gardens “HeART of the Gardens” Exhibit: Call to Artists

HeART of the Gardens logo. Source: Airlie Gardens
HeART of the Gardens logo. Source: Airlie Gardens

New Hanover County’s Airlie Gardens is looking for artists, or teams of artists, to decorate, paint, and adorn one of ten oversized fiberglass hearts for the gardens’ newest art exhibit, HeART of the Gardens.

Artists may choose to submit a design for a “small” 2.5ft heart, a “large” 5ft heart, or both. These artist-designed hearts will be placed throughout the grounds for guests to enjoy as part of their garden experience, from July through October 2019.

Large heart. Source: Janine Powell, Airlie Gardens
Large heart. Source: Janine Powell, Airlie Gardens

Artists must apply and designs will be selected based on creativity, craftsmanship, use of materials, the ability to appeal to all age groups, outdoor sustainability, and durability.

Applications are due by Thursday, February 28, 2019, and artists may find the application form and design template in a PDF here.

Said Guest Services Manager Rebecca Pearce:

“This new outdoor exhibit will give artists an opportunity to capture the HeART of Airlie Gardens and share their interpretation with all of our visitors. Our annual art exhibit is always an anticipated addition to the gardens and it attracts thousands of visitors each year.”

Small heart. Source: Janine Powell, Airlie Gardens
Small heart. Source: Janine Powell, Airlie Gardens

 

This is the seventh consecutive year that Airlie Gardens has hosted an art exhibit. Last year’s exhibit featured large gnomes throughout the gardens. For more information about HeART of the Gardens, and to learn about sponsorship opportunities for the future exhibit, visit the HeART of the Gardens web page.

 

Source: Airlie Gardens

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