Display your art in a world-renowned Garden!

Gain exposure through the Garden’s digital and print marketing, as well as to thousands of visitors who come to see the show each year. Artists will have their bios displayed on our website, and gain exposure through a special large format post card invitation mailing, bi-monthly emails to 6,000 subscribers, as well as advertisements in Diablo Magazine and local news blogs including claycord.com and patch.com.

  • The Ruth Bancroft Garden is a world-renowned succulent display garden, most recently featured in the book The Bold Dry Garden: Lessons from The Ruth Bancroft Garden, published in 2016, by Timber Press. The Garden will be one of only 2 California gardens featured in a popular French and German television garden show to be released this summer.
  • The Garden will be opening its new first-time permanent “home” – a 5,000 square foot Visitor and Education Cnter – with a public Ribbon Cutting Celebration on June 2, which will be a great opportunity to advertise the upcoming Sculpture Show. A festive Sculpture Show Opening party is planned for Saturday, June 29.
  • The Garden and Visitor Center is now being reserved for weddings and corporate and private parties in conjunction with the Center opening, starting in June and going forward. The Garden aims to use its new Center to become a hub for special community and private events for Walnut Creek and the East Bay.
  • Last year $56,000 in sculptures were sold. We expect this number to grow due to the opening of the new Visitor and Education Center. The Garden draws over 15,000 visitors a year, with more than 3,500 visitors during the two months of the Sculpture Show last year.

More details

Sculptures sought are to be large enough to make a statement in RBG’s 3- acre display garden and must be durable in all weather. One installation may consist of multiple related pieces.

Sculptures must be free standing, three-dimensional, stable art works, and artists may bring their own concrete footing.

Artists may submit multiple pieces for consideration in the Exhibition. Pieces which are purchased must remain in the Exhibit for the duration of the Show. If prospective buyers declare interest in a piece that is sold, the Garden will take care to refer the interested parties to the artist for follow up, and asks that if any artwork is ultimately sold through referral from the Garden, artists agree that 10 percent of the purchase price will be donated to the Garden.

Garden sculptures sell best in the under $5,000 price range. But we do sell in the over $5,000 range as well.

The Garden offers a $250 honorarium to the selected Exhibitors. The commission for sales is 35 percent of the selling price. Sculptures in all media appropriate for outdoor gardens will be considered.

Banner photo by Saxon Holt