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“Sunflower Comment” by Burton Center of the Arts and Technology Welding Class, Roanoke County Schools.  (Photo by Linda Correll, 2021 Event)


Art and horticulture join forces in Blacksburg

Plans for the 2023 Simply Elemental garden art show at the Hahn Garden at Virginia Tech are under way!

Submission deadline for proposed exhibits: May 1, 2023.  Accepted artists will be notified by May 8, 2023

Installation of exhibits: last week in July, specific dates to be determined

Reception: August 6th 4:00-6:00 PM


Sponsored by The Matrix Gallery: Fine American Arts and Crafts and the Blacksburg Regional Art Association.


Show Dates: August/September 2023 


Awards:  Thanks to generous sponsors, this year's winners will receive $100 cash awards.

  • People's Choice award

  • Most Original

  • Best Fit for the Gardens

  • Hahn Garden Staff Choice

More details to come regarding awards, receptions, and People's Choice award voting, and participating artists.

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Spiral by Linda Correll. (Photo by Linda Correll, 2021 Event)

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Gourd Garden by Linda Correll. (Photo by Linda Correll, 2021 Event)

Artists Who Wish to Participate

There are 3 sections on the form: 

Section 1- is for the person completing the application.

Section 2 - is for a group application. There is a submit option at the end of this section only used if you are completing for a group (if not completing for group go to section 3 for individual application).

Section 3- is for individual artist application. There is a submit option at the end of this section.


 To complete this application, you will need to have prepared:
1. A photograph, sketch or concept image of your proposed work to upload.
2. A detailed text description of art for the review committee. You may type in the form or upload.
3. An artist's biography paragraph to type or upload. This should describe you and your art passions. 
4. An artist's statement to type or upload. This should describe what inspired your work of art.


Click here to enter: Apply to Simply Elemental:


You will receive an email stating that your form was submitted.
If you have questions or concerns with completing this form, contact or you may contact Linda Correll

***Remember to hit submit when finished with the form.

The gardens open to the public at 8:30 AM. Visitors are invited to stroll the lush, often shaded, garden paths, while enjoying the creative spirit of local artists and their array of sculptures. Photos of all sculptures can be viewed at

No parking permits are required at Hahn on weekends. Weekday parking information is available at (scroll to bottom of page)

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