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Land Art Exhibit

Saturday, March 19th 2022 • 9:00am - 5:00pm • Saturday, April 30th 2022

Join us for the fourth annual Land Art Exhibit March 19 – April 30, 2022. 

Throughout the Garden, you will find site-specific art pieces all made from natural materials like clay, leaves, seeds, stones, wood, and wool. These pieces challenge artists to create art that does not permanently occupy their space and the display will decay and decompose over time.


Calling All Artists!
Applications are due October 30, 2021.

Idaho Botanical Garden is seeking artists to create temporary pieces constructed of natural materials such as rocks, sticks, leaves, and ropes made of natural fibers for our Land Art Exhibit. The exhibit runs March 2022-April 2022

$500 stipend provided to selected artists for materials


Project Overview

The Garden will feature a site-specific art exhibit utilizing natural materials such as rocks, sticks, leaves, and ropes made of natural fibers.  Exhibits will be created by artists, selected by the committee established by the Idaho Botanical Garden. Each artist will work with Idaho Botanical Garden staff to determine the best location and amount of space best for their work. The exhibit will be open in a time frame that has few special events and will encourage visitation and more engaged guests. It will take place in March and April in 2022.

Project Details

Art will be placed outside on the Idaho Botanical Garden grounds. The artist will have input on where his/her work will be located. No funds will be provided to the artist other than a $500 stipend. The Garden may be able to help the artist procure materials. Art is to be installed in early March, 2022 and will remain in place through the end of April, 2022.

To apply please submit:

🌿 Artist contact information-phone and email address, mailing address
🌿 A written description of what the artist proposes to create
🌿 A conceptual drawing or photograph of the proposed artwork is encouraged
🌿 The payment schedule required by the artist. Will the artist need money upfront to get started?

The Idaho Botanical Garden will look to have a variety of materials represented in the exhibit. A single type of material may be used in a particular piece. Artwork should be able to withstand cold, rainy weather. 

Please research examples of land art before submitting a proposal. 

Applications are due October 30, 2021. Artist participation invitations will be sent by mid-November. Send/Deliver applications to Elizabeth Dickey, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, ID 83712, or elizabeth@idahobotanicalgarden.org

Print Application Here