Art of Nature: Artist Submission

01/23/2019 12:00 AM - 03/11/2019 11:55 PM ET


Blue Heron Nature Preserve
4055 Roswell Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342
United States of America


The Art of Nature is an annual, 6-week outdoor art installation hosted at Blue Heron Nature Preserve.


The Art of Nature Application

Outdoor Art Installation 2019 at the Blue Heron Nature Preserve

Curated by Hannah Israel who lives and works at Columbus, GA, USA. 

The Art of Nature Description:

The Blue Heron Nature Preserve’s The Art of Nature is a five week long outdoor art exhibition featuring site-specific art installations inspired by our “Listening to the Waters”, the exhibit will to be located on the grounds of the Blue Heron Nature Preserve. Artists and artist teams are invited to submit proposals for with a fee of 25.00 for professional and 10.00 for students. From these proposals the BHNP’s curator, Hannah Isreal, will select up to a maximum of 6 projects and award each artist or artist team a 600.00 stipend to create their work. 

Theme: Listening to the Waters

Blue Heron Nature Preserve seeks proposal for works by contemporary talents to design projects built around the notion of water. The theme of “Listening to the Waters” is important to Blue Heron’s connection to its two creeks: Nancy Creek & Mill Creek. These waterways merge and flow into the Chattahoochee River before finally reaching the Gulf. 

Artists are welcome to explore the possibility of site-specificity. The theme provides an opportunity for artists working in all media to create original work inspired by any aspect of water such as the effects and relationship of water on the landscape, people and animals, conservation, and pollution. The work must be an outdoor piece that is integrated within the Preserve.

Applications due Monday, March 11th at 11:55PM

Entry Procedure

  • Eligibility: All artists
  • Include these documents with your proposal:
    • Visual Support Material with Support Material List (15 images max)
      • Images should be labeled numerically with the artist’s name (01_name.jpg, 02_name.jpg, etc.) 
      • Your Support Material List should include title of work, date created, medium, and dimensions.
    • Current CV (1 page max)
    • Artist Bio (250 words max)
    • Artist Statement (250 words max)
    • Proposal/Project Description (1 page max)
    • Email your submissions to
      • Please include full name, phone number, title(s), and full address. 
    • Entry fee is 25.00 and 10.00 for students
      • Link for payment 
      • or mail check to: BHNP - Sally Eppstein, 4055 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30342

Selection Procedure

  • Proposals will be judged based on originality, feasibility, execution, and innovation. 
  • The accepted artist will have the first check for stipend of $300.00 after a waiver has been signed and returned to

Event Timeline

Sunday, February 10th 12:30 pm

  • Walking tour of BHNP grounds where art will be located (not required)
  • Rain Date Saturday, February 16th 12:30 pm 
  • *Everyone to meet at the parking lot of the BHNP Building
  • Please RSVP to

Monday, March 11th at 11:59 pm 

  • Applications due

Monday, March 18th

  • Artist notification of application status

Sunday, April 21st - Friday the 26th 

  • Installation Period 
    • Anyone painting a mural can start at a time agreed by both parties.

Saturday April 27th

  • Opening reception in conjunction with BHNP’s Earth Day Celebration
  • Art Talk and Tour: 12pm - 2pm

Saturday April 27th - Friday June 7th, 2019

  • Exhibition Run

Sunday May 19, 4pm - 6pm

  • Art of Nature Artist dinner with Blue Heron members

Saturday June 8th and Sunday June 9th

  • Deinstallation
    • Art must be removed by the artist before receiving $300, the remainder of the stipend.

Blue Heron is a 30 acres of green space in the heart of Buckhead. Blue Heron is a public park and can be toured independently at any time during daylight hours. Due to the size and accessibility of the Preserve the art installation will be located on the on the grounds close to the parking lot.