from the site,
…emphasis this year will be on functional furniture – Evergreen Brick Works
Design By Nature is a juried art competition of functional furniture, public art and
sculptural installations using “re-purposed” or salvaged materials. The items are designed for designated
from the site,
locations on the Evergreen Brick Works campus. Pieces appropriate to both interior and exterior application are encouraged, and should be designed to withstand the rigors of an unsupervised public environment.
Artists are asked to limit their submissions to a maximum of four pieces each, and ensure that each piece can be displayed independently of each other. All proposed designs must contain at least 50% existing, reclaimed, or recycled materials. These materials must be non-virgin, with some previous use or purpose, and/or materials destined for landfill or waste had they not been used in the submission.
Any size of piece will be considered. However, keep in mind the location and scale, and public nature of the installation sites. Our emphasis this year will be on functional furniture – Evergreen Brick Works can always use more places to sit, eat, relax and enjoy the amazing wonders of the site.
A jury will review all submissions based on the following judging criteria. Finalists will be announced within one week of the deadline. Finalists will be paid an honourarium of $2,500 towards the costs of production. Selected pieces are exhibited for three months, and will dot the vast landscape of Evergreen Brick Works.
See our FAQ’s for more details on site specifications, submission process and program requirements.
Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 26, 2013.