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Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens - Sculpture Display/Rental Opportunity

Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens: Sculpture display and rental opportunity Evergreen Arboretum Logo

Project Summary

The Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens (EA&G) and Everett Parks and Facilities Department are seeking one sculpture to display on a plinth in the Maple Grove in the Arboretum. The Arboretum is a beautiful setting for displaying sculpture in all seasons, and, with over 3,500 visitors each month, it provides excellent exposure for artists exhibiting work in the gardens.

Funding

The Arboretum will pay the artist $1500 for a two-year rental, an amount that would include installation of the work in the Arboretum. Artists are required to sign a City of Everett contract prior to installation and payment. The contract is available to preview upon request.

Evaluation and Selection Criteria

A committee made up of EA&G board members will review all submissions. EA&G reserves the right not to select any of the applicants.

Criteria to be used in the evaluation of the proposal:

  • The sculpture must respond to the setting, including the existing tree near the plinth, and project requirements.
  • The Arboretum Board prefers, but does not require, a sculpture that reflects a Japanese style compatible with the Maple Grove.
  • The sculpture should be able to withstand the elements and be as vandal-proof as possible.

Evergreen Arboretum PlinthLocation and Description of Site  

The Arboretum is accessed from 145 Alverson Boulevard, the entrance to Legion Park, a free public park. The official entrance to the Arboretum is defined by a Little and Lewis arbor at the far end of the parking lot. The plinth is located inside the Arboretum and is 22 ½ X 22 ½. A photo of the location is included.

Timeline:

Proposals are due by October 30, 2021; installation on or before December 10, 2021.

 

Materials to Submit:

  • Current resume
  • Photos of all sides of the specific sculpture available for rental
  • Dimensions of the sculpture and description of materials
  • Installation plan

Email above materials to Eileen Simmons at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 30, 2021.

More information about EA&G and photos of the arboretum are available on our website at www.evergreenarboretum.com.

2021 ISC Innovator Award / Funding

Submissions are now open for the 2021 ISC Innovator Award. This award recognizes the creative innovation of individuals, organizations, or collectives who develop new ideas and work to improve and/or expand the field of contemporary sculpture while demonstrating a commitment to their community and effect social change through their work. Award benefits include: $1,000 Cash prize, one year Professional (individual) or Associate (organization) level ISC Membership, recognition on sculpture.org and in Sculpture Magazine and a virtual event to present work/project to the ISC Sculpture Community.

https://sculpture.org/page/innovator_award_nomination

2022 Gallery Without Walls

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is pleased to invite artist submissions of up to three works of art per artist to be considered for outdoor public display in Lake Oswego’s nationally recognized, award-winning outdoor Gallery Without Walls exhibit. In its twenty second year, this program’s mission is to integrate art into the daily lives of local residents and visitors to the community by presenting works from regional, national, and international artists that resonate with people of diverse backgrounds.LakeOswego

Artists can submit completed works as well as proposals for new works to be completed by installation in August of 2022. Artwork will be on display throughout the downtown business district for a two-year exhibition period starting in the summer of 2022 and ending in the summer of 2024. Submissions will be evaluated by a Selection Committee based upon the overall quality and merit of the submitted art works. Submissions from emerging, mid-career, and established artists, as well as collaborations or teams of artists are encouraged. We seek works of a variety of media including sculpture, new media, projections, and murals, and encourage proposals that engage, educate, and inspire the community. Submissions of artwork that has been created within the last three years is highly encouraged.

Up to fifteen artists, with one artwork each will be chosen by the Selection Committee to display in Lake Oswego. Selected artists will be awarded an honorarium of $1000. Selected artists are also eligible for an annual People’s Choice purchase award of up to $20,000 (with a 30% gallery fee). Selected artists are invited to attend the annual Gallery Without Walls Celebration in September. This is a community celebration premiering the new sculptures and recognizing our artists and all who support this wonderful program. Selected artists will enter into a two-year contract with the City of Lake Oswego for the exhibition loan period. During the exhibition period, works will be available for sale with a 30% gallery fee, if sold, paid to the Arts Council. Sold artworks must remain on display for the contracted exhibition period.


Call Type: Public Art
State: Oregon
Entry Deadline: 11/30/21
Budget: $1000 stipend and up to $20,000 People's Choice Award
To Apply: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9471

Price Sculpture Forest Call For Art

WOULD YOU LIKE TO EXHIBIT YOUR ART AT THE SCULPTURE FOREST?  PriceSculpturePark logo
There are many opportunities to show your art at Price Sculpture Forest. We encourage your participation. The park will provide you with excellent public exposure in a beautiful setting. We offer early phase participants 100% of your sales proceeds with no commission, to encourage inclusion of your best work and to support you as an artist. Check out the opportunities and submission guidelines below.

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WHAT TYPES OF SCULPTURE LIVE IN THE FOREST?
INITIAL THEMES
The Sculpture Forest initially has two specific themes and some other guidelines which perform best in our jurying process. Future rotating shows will be more open ended. Each of the two overarching sculptural themes has its own devoted walking trail loop.

NATURE NURTURED
Representation of beauty in forms of natural elements, animals, plants, ecosystems, and human interaction with the non‐civilized world. Preference is for uplifting, positive messages and experiences (or neutral ones), though we will occasionally consider works that poetically evoke the dangers and implications of environmental degradation. Sculptures should be at home in a native forest setting.

WHIMSY WAY
Bring on the fun! This section of the park is devoted to releasing a sense of discovery. What will appear around the next turn of the trail? Will it make the grandparents laugh? Will it make the kids say “that’s really cool”? Is it unusual or beguiling in a relatable way? Is it fantastical or well outside the norm? These are all worthy ideas for Whimsy Way.

MATERIALS
There is a general preference for stone, some natural looking metals, and bio‐natural materials (wood, shells, antlers, etc.) in Nature Nurtured. In Whimsy Way, all materials, colors, and approaches are open ended. Sculptures should be sturdy to handle potentially appreciative hands and to hold up well in an outdoor year-round environment.

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Public Art Archive

This is a call for the inclusion of public art collections in the Public Art Archive, an online database of public art. To be considered for inclusion, you must be a professional artist who has completed and installed public artwork, or an administrator of an established public art program. There is no charge to submit entries to the Public Art Archive. Public art is defined here as art that is situated in a location that is accessible or viewable by the general public and was, in most cases, commissioned by a public art entity, typically using percent-for-art or public funding. Gallery art and art exhibited inside galleries and museums is not eligible. Works of art that were commissioned and/or gifted by corporations, museums, educational institutions, private parties, and other entities may also be eligible. Permanently cited, temporary, new media, performative, rotating, and portable works may be eligible if they meet the commonly known definition of public art or civic art.

The Public Art Archive™ (PAA™), like CallforEntry.org™ (CaFE™), is powered by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). The Western States Arts Federation is a nonprofit regional arts service organization dedicated to the development of an expanded awareness of the power of the arts. Much of the organization’s work is accomplished through the development of technologies that benefit the arts and the arts community. WESTAF created the PAA™, which launched in 2009 with the collections of a few pilot public art agencies. We are pleased to invite artists and collection managers to include their artworks on this premier database for public art.

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NWSSA Artist Call: Old Alcohol Plant Inn

Call to NWSSA member artists for sculpture submissions to be installed at
THE OLD ALCOHOL PLANT INN
310 Hadlock Bay Rd. 
Port Hadlock, WA. 98339 
 

OAP HOTEL

The owners of the Inn have created an opportunity for an on-going display of sculpture. 

Sculptures not to exceed 100 lbs for ease of installation. Pedestals are supplied by the Inn.

In the main lobby near the Spirits Bar & Grill Restaurant, there is space for at least a dozen sculpture pieces on pedestals. There are 4 four-shelf glass showcases for smaller works in the gift shop area.

Sales commission is 40% which supports the Old Alcohol Plant Inn's mission to provide lodging for community members in need, create jobs to enhance our economy, and provide a beautiful waterfront location for events and classes.

To Apply online [Click HERE] otherwise download the application form, fill it in and email 2 pictures of each piece with size and dimensions.

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Groundswell: City of Shoreline Public Art Program

Call for Temporary Environmental Artwork

As a means of fostering new interpretations of art and nature in urban spaces, the City of Shoreline Public Art Program seeks temporary artworks for display in parks (along trails, glades, meadows, and reclaimed gravel pits), especially Brugger’s Bog and Southwoods,to encourage audiences to visit these resources as well as to exercise and spend time in comparative silence. Walking, way-finding, and searching for the “hidden” artwork is a primary component of the project. Proposals will be juried by a selection panel consisting of an artist, art professional and/or collector, professional handler / engineer, additional community resident(s) and City staff. The City will promote the artwork on its website and newsletters, producing a map to encourage exploration of the area. For time and materials, selected artists are offered honoraria of $500 - $1,500 (depending on scope of project) following installation.

Although there is no deadline, the submission pool is reviewed quarterly (approximate dates: March 24, June 23, Sept. 22, Dec. 1). Artists should submit materials 2 weeks before these dates for full consideration.

For More Information, please visit City of Shoreline

Call for Artists

We always try to post current public art projects, artist fellowships, juried visual art competitions and exhibition opportunities that might appeal to our members. If you would like to make sure that a Call for Artists opportunity appears on our website, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The following are links to helpful sites with information, resources more calls for artists in all disciplines:


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  Here is a link to the Artist Trust site:  http://artisttrust.org

CaFE
Here is a link to CaFE site which serves as an aggregator for artist calls:  www.callforentry.org  


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Here is a link to the Regional Arts & Culture Council: RACC.org