Deadline for 2014 Design by Nature call for proposals extended

Design by Nature is a juried sustainable design competition of sculptural installations, public art and functional furniture designed for designated locations on the Evergreen Brick Works campus.  Selected pieces are exhibited over the summer and fall of 2014 and will dot the landscape of Evergreen Brick Works.

Pieces appropriate to both interior and exterior application are encouraged, and should be designed to move easily between locations and withstand the rigours of an unsupervised public environment. Any size or piece will be considered. However, please bear in mind the location and scale, and the public nature of the installation sites.

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.

*This year they taking a “resource-based” approach to design and encourage, but do not limit, artists to re-imagine items from Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, discarded city wood and/or found materials left on the streets and shared via Trashswag – a crowdsourced map of architectural salvage.

Artists are asked to limit their submissions to a maximum of four pieces, and ensure that each piece can be displayed independently of each other.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Sunday, July 13, 2014.

For more information and to submit your proposal, please visit