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Saturday, February 1, 2014

CALL FOR ARTISTS: 5th Annual North Georgia Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, March 22, 2014 – March 14, 2015.

Blossom (steel & mixed media) by Joni Younkins-Herzog,
Sarasota, FL

Deadline for Receipt of Entries: February 16, 2014

The Department of Visual Arts (DoVA) at the University of North Georgia, a multi-campus regional university, has a mission to make the visual arts more accessible to the North Georgia community by providing opportunities for students, residents and visitors to view art in a meaningful and dynamic way. The Department helps to accomplish this by hosting an annual outdoor sculpture exhibition on the Dahlonega, GA campus. This project also aims to increase the exposure of Appalachian artists by focusing exclusively on artists from the region. Images from the current exhibition can be found online at: http://ung.edu/visual-arts/outdoor-sculpture/index.php

Appalachia, as a cultural region, stretches from western New York State to northern Mississippi. We are looking for artists who were born in, or currently reside in, one of the 13 states that include this region: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. We will be selecting five or more artists willing to exhibit their sculpture in an outdoor setting on our campus for a period of one year and up to two years.

Overnight lodging and food will be provided at delivery and pick-up. Upon pick-up of the works, North Georgia will also provide a small stipend to help defer artists' travel expenses, etc., but there is no guarantee that all artists' expenses incurred will be paid for. It is hoped that the honor of having work selected for this annual outdoor sculpture exhibition will entice sculptors with a passion for exhibiting their work (or junior faculty/grad students in need of a nice line on their resumes) to make a commitment to participate anyway. In consideration of the excellent educational value of this opportunity, college/university faculty are encouraged to participate along with their students.

The dates for the exhibition will be March 22, 2014 – March 14, 2015. Sculptures must be suitable for outdoor installation: able to be structurally secured to a concrete pad or grassy area with anchor bolts or similar devices; capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions; able to withstand a high traffic environment; be maintenance free for the duration of the exhibition. Artists are responsible for delivery, installation and removal, though North Georgia will provide limited assistance and will supervise the installation of all sculptures.

There is NO ENTRY FEE. Deadline for receipt of entries is February 16, 2014.

Please forward this information to any friends/colleagues/students who you think might be qualified and interested.

A complete prospectus/entry form is follows.
PROSPECTUS: 5th Annual North Georgia Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition

The Department of Visual Arts (DoVA) at the University of North Georgia, a multi-campus regional university, has a mission to make the visual arts more accessible to the North Georgia community by providing opportunities for students, residents and visitors to view art in a meaningful and dynamic way. The Department helps to accomplish this by hosting an annual outdoor sculpture exhibition on the Dahlonega, GA campus. This project also aims to increase the exposure of Appalachian artists by focusing exclusively on artists from the region. Images from the current exhibition can be found online at: http://ung.edu/visual-arts/outdoor-sculpture/index.php

DATES OF EXHIBITION

March 22, 2014 – March 14, 2015.

ELIGIBILITY

Artists must be at least 18 years of age, and have been born in, or currently reside in one of the 13 Appalachian states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

ENTRIES

Existing works are preferred, however, proposals for new works (represented by maquettes, etc.) will be considered if the artist also submits examples of previous work as a demonstration of professional competence. Selection will be based on submitted digital files; therefore, the quality of entry materials is of the utmost importance. Details and/or multiple views are strongly encouraged. Artists may submit up to three works represented by up to twelve digital images (up to four images per work). Images may be submitted on CD/DVD or via email to jonmehlferber@gmail.com. CD/DVD will not be returned.

ENTRY FEE
None.

SCULPTURE


Sculpture must be suitable for outdoor installation: made of durable materials; able to be structurally secured to a concrete pad or grassy area with anchor bolts or similar devices; capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions; take public safety into account; able to withstand touching or other physical engagement by the public; and be maintenance free for the duration of the exhibition.

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