Portrait Garden Nominations

Southwest Library

Portrait Garden Nominations

Nominate Your Unsung Hero by July 27!

As you may have heard, the open space in front of the Southwest Library will be transformed this fall into an art exhibit--and YOU can be a part of it!

Artist Jennifer Wen Ma's piece, Portrait Garden, will be a giant garden in the likeness of a DC resident. She is inviting all DC residents to nominate a person they consider an unsung hero to have his or her portrait made into a community garden at Monument Park (990 4th Street SW, Washington, DC). A community member will be chosen by lottery, paying homage to a citizen whose deeds are not necessarily grand in the scheme of human history, but whose challenges are still heroic in the arduous struggles of daily life.

Submission deadline is July 27!

For more information and nomination instructions, visit the Portrait Garden website or Facebook page. Nomination forms are also available at Southwest Library.

Portrait Garden