Dallas Arboretum Seeks Artist-in-Residence

by Lucia Simek March 17, 2014
Alison Jardine, "Abundance, Noon," oil on canvas.

Alison Jardine, “Abundance, Noon,” 2013, oil on canvas, 46″ x 60″.

Last year, artist Alison Jardine founded The Dallas Arboretum’s Artists’ Garden Artist-in-Residency program and served as the program’s first candidate. The aim of the residency is to help strengthen the bond between people and nature, and between the community and the Arboretum, by finding new ways to connect nature with people’s everyday lives, through art. The selected artist will work in the gardens for two months, creating new work based on this time in the gardens, culminating in an exhibit and community activities, such as talks, tours or a similar outreach program. The available exhibition space requires that work be in the main limited to artists who wish to create two-dimensional works, but a creative approach to interpreting and reacting to the Arboretum’s natural environment is encouraged. Applicants may be emerging or established artists living and working in the DFW area.”This is a much-needed opportunity for an artist whose work is within the context of the natural world to develop their work,” says Jardine, “and receive considerable publicity and contacts within the Dallas art community.”

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