Artist Proposals Sought for 'Reclaimed Beauty,' Outdoor Exhibit at Mayslake

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Note: This exhibit has been canceled due to lack of submissions.


Artist Proposals Sought for 'Reclaimed Beauty,' Outdoor Exhibit at Mayslake Peabody Estate

Submissions Due March 5 for Exhibit that Runs June 1 – Sept. 29

(Dec. 6, 2018) — Artist proposals are being sought by March 5 for “Reclaimed Beauty,” an outdoor installation exhibit of recycled and repurposed materials at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Mayslake Peabody Estate at 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook.

The exhibit, which runs June 1 – Sept. 29, will explore how the human consumption of goods and the resulting waste affects the environment. Jurors will select 15 artists for the exhibit based on artistic merit, use of recycled materials, public safety, and durability and appropriateness in an outdoor setting. Selected artists will each receive a $300 stipend.

Submissions must follow all guidelines, and applicants are encouraged to visit Mayslake Forest Preserve in advance to view the site. Artwork must be suitable for outdoor installation, and 70 percent of the materials used in a piece must be reclaimed or recycled materials. View or download the submission rules and application (PDF). A map with specific installation locations is available upon request by emailing

Mayslake Peabody Estate, which includes the Tudor Revival-style Mayslake Hall, serves as an education center dedicated to connecting people to nature through the arts and history. The surrounding 90-acre forest preserve is an oasis for those who love art, architecture, history and nature.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has been connecting people to nature for more than 100 years. More than 4 million people visit its 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, five education centers and scores of programs each year. For information, call 630-933-7200 or visit, where you can also link to the District’s e-newsletter, blogFacebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.


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