Simply Elemental 2020

Exhibit dates: August 1—September 30, 2020

Simply Elemental Show has provided an outdoor public art experience for the public in the NRV for the past 6 years in a beautiful garden setting. This outdoor sculpture show calls for artists to create and exhibit garden sculptures for the public’s enjoyment. This show is for anyone who wishes to create and display art for others to enjoy! The only requirement is that the art be family friendly and be able to withstand two months in the elements.

New this year is the addition of a People’s Choice Award for the amount of $100.

Call for Artists!

The 2020 Call for Entries for the VT Hahn Horticulture Garden Simply Elemental Sculpture show is now open and accepting applications. Application closing date is April 30th and Confirmation to artists by May 8th.

This year’s Theme is “Art is Among Us- Be Inspired”

To apply you will need to provide contact information, an image of your work, a concept image or sketch of proposed work, Artist Bio and/or Art Statement. If any questions or concerns about the application process email

You may apply by:

  • Click Here to apply now to complete all information electronically. You will be able to edit form after submitting.
  • Downloading this Fillable PDF form, completing with the appropriate information and documents and returning to Simply Elemental, Hahn Horticulture Garden, 200 Garden Ln, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
  • Visiting the Hahn Horticulture Garden and picking up a paper form for completion.

Pieces in the exhibit will be selected using the following guidelines:

  • Uses the garden setting to advantage
  • Makes a strong visual impact
  • Non-harmful to the horticulture garden and its plants
  • Appropriate to a family-friendly setting
  • Requires no maintenance during the exhibit
  • Installed in a secure manner
  • Safe for the public
  • Leaves no permanent impact on the garden